Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, hereinafter referred to as Henkel, respects the privacy of each person who visits our website. Now we would like to inform you of the type of data collected by Henkel and how they are used. You will also learn how you can check the accuracy of this information and arrange for the deletion of these data by Henkel. Data are collected, processed and used in conformity with the data protection regulations of the country in which the responsible data processing department is located. We take any action required to ensure compliance.
This Privacy Statement does not apply to websites accessible from hyperlinks on Henkel websites.
2. Collection, use and processing of personal data
When visiting our website, certain data are automatically stored on our servers for the purpose of system administration or for statistical or backup purposes. These data comprise the name of your Internet service provider, in some cases your IP address, the version of your browser software, the operating system of the computer used to access our website, the website you are using to visit us, the websites that you visit while you are with us and, if applicable, any search terms you have been using to find our website. Depending on the circumstances, such data may allow that conclusions be drawn about certain visitors to the website. However, no person-related data are used in this context. Such data are used solely after having been rendered anonymously. If Henkel transfers data to an external service-provider, technical and organizational measures will be taken which guarantee that their transmission occurs in conformity with the statutory data protection regulations.
If you voluntarily supply us with personal-related data, we shall not use, process or transfer these data beyond the limits permitted by statute or defined by yourself in your declaration of consent. Furthermore, we will transfer your data only, if we are obliged to do so by official or court orders.
Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be published on this page. This enables you to inform yourself at any time about which data we are storing and how we collect and use such data.
With DoubleClick we use a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, to display relevant ads to you. For this purpose cookies are used that do not contain any personal information. Your IP address will also be used for generating these cookies. The DoubleClick cookies utilize a pseudonymous identification number assigned to your browser to check the on-screen and appealing ads. This allows Google and its partner sites to display ads based on the previous visits of Henkel-pages or other websites. Google transmits and saves the information gathered from the DoubleClick-cookies to a server.
Henkel will store your data safely and, therefore, take all precautionary measures to protect your data against loss, abuse or changes. Contractual partners of Henkel who have access to your data in order to provide services to you on behalf of Henkel are contractually obliged to keep such information in confidence and may not use these data for any other purpose. In some cases, it will be necessary that we transfer your inquiries to affiliated companies of Henkel. Also in these cases your data will be treated confidential.
4. Person-related Data of Children
Henkel does not wish to collect data on children below the age of 14 years. Where necessary, Henkel will expressly draw the children's attention in an appropriate place to the fact that they shall not send any person-related information to Henkel. Should parents or other legal guardians discover that the children under their supervision have made person-related data available to Henkel, we request that they contact us at the address below (see 6. below), if these data shall be deleted. We shall then arrange for the deletion of these data without delay.
To facilitate the use of our website, we are using "cookies". Cookies are small units of data temporarily stored on the hard disk of your computer by your browser that are necessary for using our website. The information contained in cookies serves, e.g., the purpose of session control, in particular improved navigation and allows for a high level of user-friendliness of a website. The cookies that we use do not store any person-related data. The majority of web browsers automatically accepts cookies. You can avoid this by changing the settings of your browser. You can remove the cookies stored on your PC any time by deleting the temporary Internet files (Browser bar "Tools/Extras"-"Internet options").
6. Your Wishes and Queries / Data Protection Officer
Stored data will be deleted by Henkel upon expiration of the statutory or contractual filing period or if Henkel no longer requires the same. At any time, you may, of course, ask for the deletion of your data. You are also entitled at any time to revoke your consent to the use or processing of your person-related data with future effect. In these cases, or if you have any other wishes in connection with your person-related data, please send an e-mail or a letter to our data protection officer, Mr. Andreas von Bernstorff, Henkelstrasse 67, D 40191 Düsseldorf, Germany (E-Mail: Datenschutz@henkel.com). Please also contact us this way, if you would like to know whether we have collected data about you and, if so, which data. We shall endeavor to comply with your wish immediately.
7. Public Register of Processing
The Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) stipulates in § 4 g that the data protection officer shall make the following data available to anyone in a suitable manner in accordance with § 4 e:
(1) Name of the responsible entity:
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
(2) Personally liable partner / Management Board
Henkel Management AG
Hans Van Bylen (Chairman)
Corporate Vice President Data Processing
Dr. Peter Wroblowski
(3) Address of the responsible entity:
Postfach D-40191 Düsseldorf
(4) Intended purpose of data collection, processing or use:
The corporation may acquire domestic and foreign companies of all kinds or participate in them and do any business and action which is conducive to the objects of the corporation.
5) Description of the groups of persons affected and the respective data or data categories:
Data relating to customers, employees, pensioners, employees of affiliated companies, employees of external companies (subcontractors), leasing personnel, job applicants, external inventors or heirs, respectively, suppliers and service-providers, external customers, consumers, volunteers in consumer tests, visitors to the corporations site, investors as well as financial analysts and shareholders - insofar as necessary for fulfilling the purposes specified under 7. (4).
(6) Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data may be disclosed notified:
Public authorities, health insurance funds and employers' liability association in the event of the presence of the relevant legal regulations, external contractors in accordance with §11 BDSG, external service-providers, Henkel pensioners' association, affiliated companies and internal departments for fulfilling the purposes specified in 7. (4).
(7) Regular periods for deletion of the data:
The legislators have issued a wide range of storage duties and periods of storage. The data are deleted as a matter of routine after the expiration of these periods. Data not affected by such provisions are deleted if the purposes specified in 7. (4) have ceased to exist.
(8) Planned data transfer to third countries:
As part of a global HR information system, the personnel data are to be made available to selected management executives in third countries. Corresponding data protection agreements in accordance with EU standard will be contractually agreed upon with the respective companies.
8. Facebook Social Plugins
Our web pages might be equipped with plug-ins of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").
Such plug-ins might in particular be Facebook's "Like" or "Gefällt mir"-button respectively. If you access one of our web pages that are equipped with such a plug-in, your internet browser will make a direct connection to the Facebook servers and the plug-in will be displayed on the screen through communication to your browser. The plug-in will inform the Facebook server which of our web pages you have visited.
If you are a member of Facebook and are logged on to Facebook user account while visiting our web page, Facebook will relate this information to your Facebook user account. On making use of any of the plug-in functions (e.g. clicking the “Like” button, leaving a comment), this information will also be related to your Facebook user account.
Further information on the collection and use of data by Facebook and on the rights and possibilities available to you for protecting your privacy in this context can be found in Facebook’s data protection information: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
To avoid allowing Facebook to be able to relate the visit of our web page to your Facebook user account, you need to log-off your Facebook user account prior to visiting our web pages.