Data Privacy Statement
We are pleased that you are visiting our website, and about your interest in our company. Protecting your personal data is important to us. Personal data is an individual piece of information about the personal or material circumstances of a defined or definable natural entity. This includes information like your legal name, mailing address, telephone number and date of birth.
Since this data is subject to special protection, we only collect it where technically necessary. The following explains which information we collect during your visit to our website, and how it is used.
Our data privacy practice is in compliance with the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). We will exclusively collect, process and save your personal data in order to respond to inquiries and to handle orders / contracts where applicable. Your data will only be used for other purposes, such as information about special offers via a newsletter, etc., if you provide separate, specifically defined permission in advance.
1. Responsible office in the sense of § 13 Para. 1 TMG / § 3 Para. 7 BDSG
The responsible office in the sense of the Data Privacy Act is:
Kuraray Europe GmbH
65795 Hattersheim am Main
Fax: +49 69 305 98 85 934
2. Anonymous / pseudonymized use of the website
You can fundamentally use our website without providing personal data. Pseudonymized usage data will not be combined with data about the bearer of the pseudonym. No pseudonymous user profiles are created.
3. Special features of the website
Our site offers various features which will collect, process and save personal data when you use them. The following section explains what happens with this data:
• Contact forms:
We will only use the data collected from our contact forms in order to process inquiries received through the contact forms. Once the inquiries have been processed, the data will immediately be deleted as long as there are no statutory retention periods.
We will only use the data collected from the registration screen of our newsletter in order to send you our newsletter, which provides information about all of our services. After you register, we will send you a confirmation email with a link; you must click on the link to finish signing up for our newsletter (double opt-in). You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking on the Unsubscribe link. We will delete your data within six months if you do not complete the registration process.
4. Data sharing / intended purpose
We only share personal data with third parties if this is necessary in order for us to fulfill our contractual obligations, particularly to execute a concluded contract. Personal data will not be shared with third parties for any purpose other than the abovementioned purposes of processing contracts and payments.
If you provide us with personal data in the context of explicit permission, this data will only be used for the purpose underlying the permission that you have agreed to in advance. We will only save your personal data for as long as this is necessary for the intended purpose of the data collection, or as long as required by law. You can revoke your permission at any time.
Your protection-worthy interests will be taken into account according to the statutory provisions. You can contact the responsible office to learn what data has been saved about you.
5. Statistical analysis of visits to this website
When this website or individual files from the website are called up, we collect, process and save the following data: IP address, website from which the file was retrieved, name of the file, date and time of the retrieval, transmitted data volume and a notification of successful retrieval (known as a weblog). We exclusively use this access data, in non-personalized form, to continuously improve our web offering and for statistical purposes.
In addition, in order to analyze visits to this website, we use the following plugins and active script contents:
• Google Analytics:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google). Google Analytics uses various technologies, including cookies, which are stored on your computer to enable analysis of website usage by you. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server that may be operated in states outside the member states of the European Union and possibly even outside states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In case of activated IP anonymization within the Google Analytics tracking code for this website, your IP address is anonymized by Google before transmission. This website uses a Google Analytics tracking code that includes the operator gat._anonymizeIp(); in order to ensure that IP addresses are only recorded in anonymous form (known as IP masking). On behalf of this website’s owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You can prevent storage of Google cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. You can find the security and data privacy policies for Google Analytics under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
6. External content and/or data processing outside the EU
Specifically, we use the following:
Our pages use plugins from Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA and/or its subsidiary Facebook Ireland Ltd., Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland (Facebook). If you have enabled scripts in your browser and have not installed a script blocker, your browser will transmit personal data to Facebook without separate notice. When you are logged in, it is possible to directly assign the data to your Facebook profile. We do not know what data Facebook links with the personal data it receives, or for what purposes Facebook uses this data. More information about this can be found in the Facebook Data Policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). If you do not want Facebook to be able to link your visit to our website to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook user account and block Facebook script content in your browser, for instance with the script blockers available from www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com.
8. Data security and data privacy, email communications
Your personal data is protected by technical and organizational measures during collection, storage and processing so that it is not accessible to third parties. We cannot guarantee complete data security for email communications, so we recommend that you use regular mail for highly confidential information.
9. Revoking permission – data information and change requests – deleting & blocking data
According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to obtain information about your stored data free of charge, as well as a right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. Your data will be deleted unless this is not permissible by law. You can revoke your permission to use your personal data at any time. Requests for information or to delete or correct your data, as well as suggestions, can be sent to the following address at any time:
Kuraray Europe GmbH
65795 Hattersheim am Main
Fax: +49 69 305 98 85 934