BASF is delighted that you have visited our website and thanks you for your interest in our company.
BASF takes data protection seriously. This privacy statement describes:
- the personal data collected by BASF when you visit our website
- the purposes for which BASF uses this data
- the legal basis for the processing of personal data
- the recipients of such personal data
- the period of time during which such personal data shall be stored
- whether you are obliged to provide personal data
We also want to inform you about:
- the existence of your rights in respect of the processing of your personal data
- the controller within the meaning of the data protection legislation and, where applicable, our data protection officer
1. What personal data is collected by BASF when you visit our website?
(1) When you visit our website without contacting us or logging in, your browser sends the following information automatically to our server:
- IP address of your computer
- Information about your browser
- The website you visited just before you arrived at our website
- Date + time of your visit
- Volume of the transferred data
- Status information, error messages for example
(2) if you contact us via e-mail or by using a contact form on our website, we will receive the following information:
- Your e-mail address and further information provided by you via e mail or contact form
- Date + time of your message
2. To which extent and for which purposes does BASF process this data?
(1) When you use our website, we will use your IP address and the other data that your browser sends automatically to our server (see section 1 (1)) to:
a) send the requested content to your browser. By doing this, we only store the complete IP address to the degree this is necessary to send you the requested content.
b) send your IP address to a service provider to align your public IP address with business and industry-related information (no personal information). This business and industry-related information will be processed for our web assessment system. During this processing phase, your IP address will not at any time be stored at our service provider or in our system.
c) protect us against attacks and to guarantee the correct treatment of our website. By doing this, we temporarily store the listed data with restricted access for a maximum period of 180 days. This period can be extended if and to the degree that this is required to follow-up attacks and incidents.
BASF will only investigate the user of an IP address in the event of an illegal attack.
(2) We store the IP address of your computer after having removed the last eight digits of the IP address, meaning in an anonymous form, for web target group measuring, allowing us to improve our website. We remove the last eight digits of the IP address immediately after collection. That is the reason we do not collect personal data about your use of our website.
(3) If you contact us via e-mail or the contact form on our website, we will use the data under section 1 (2) to reply to you and, if possible, comply with your request. We store this data as far as is necessary to answer and comply with your request.
3. Is the provision of the data compulsory? Do you have the right to object to processing?
When you visit our website, the browser sends the information listed in section 1 (1) automatically to our server. You are free to pass on this data. Without the provision of this data, we will not be able to send you the requested information.
You are not obliged to allow us to use your anonymised data for web target group measuring. You are also not obliged to allow us to use your IP address for aligning it with your business or industry information.
If you wish to contact us via e-mail or via the contact form on our website, you are free to send the data listed in section 1 (2). We will mark the mandatory fields on a contact form, if any. If you do not provide the required data, this may prevent us from replying to, and being able to comply with, your request properly.
4. What is the legal basis for the processing?
The legal basis for the processing under section 2 is point (f) of Article 6 (1) General Data Protection Regulation. The statutory interests are determined by the purposes described in section 2.
5. To which recipients do we send your data?
We send the data listed in section 1 to data processors based in the European Union for the purposes set out in section 2. These data processors only process personal data after instructions from us and the processing is carried out for our benefit. It is not our intention to transfer your personal data to a third country.
6. How do we protect your personal data?
BASF has introduced technical and organisational measures to ensure a suitable security level to protect your personal data against unintentional or unlawful change, destruction, loss or unauthorised access. These measures will be continuously expanded in line with technological developments.
8. What rights do I have?
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation you have certain rights, including the right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you, if you request this from us in writing:
8.1. Right of access
8.2. Right to correction
: if your personal information is wrong or incomplete, you have the right to have your personal data rectified;
8.3. Right to erasure
: this is also known as ‘right to be forgotten’ and, stated simply, enables you to request the erasure or removal of information if there is no compelling reason for us to continue to use it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions. We have the right to continue using your personal data if this use is necessary to comply with our statutory obligations for example, or to submit, exercise or defend statutory claims;
8.4. Right to restrict our use of your information
: the right to suspend the use of your personal information or restrict the manner in which we can use this. Please remember that this right is limited in particular situations: if we are processing your personal information that we have collected with your permission, you can only request a restriction of such on the basis of: (a) inaccuracy of data; (b) where our data processing is unlawful and you do not wish to have your personal information deleted; (c) you need it for a legal claim; or (d) if we no longer need to use the data for the purposes for which we keep it. If processing is restricted, we can still store your information but may not use it further. We maintain lists of people who have requested a restriction of the use of their personal information to ensure that the restriction is respected in the future;
8.5. Right to data portability
: the right to request that we (where technically feasible) move, copy or transfer your personal information to other services in a structured, generally accepted and machine readable format, for your own purposes;
8.6. Right to object
: the right to object to our use of your personal information including where we use this for our legitimate interests, direct marketing;
8.7. Right to be informed
: you have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easy to understand information about how we use your personal information; and
8.8. Right to withdraw permission
: if you have granted permission for something we do with your personal information, you have at all times the right to withdraw this permission (although if you do so, this does not mean that all that we have done to date with your personal information was done unlawfully).
The execution of these rights is free of charge for you but you are requested to prove your identity with two approved identification documents. We will make reasonable efforts in accordance with our legal obligation to deliver, correct or erase personal information about you in our files.
If we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who has lodged the complaint to follow them up. We work together with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve all complaints that we are unable to resolve immediately.
If you are not satisfied about the manner a complaint you have lodged relating to your personal information is dealt with by us, you can refer your complaint to the relevant data protection supervision authority.
9. Where can you submit a complaint?
You have the right to submit a complaint to our data protection officer (for contact details see below) or to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state where you usually reside, the place where you work or the place of the alleged breach. Or you can contact our leading data protection authority:
Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Rheinland-Pfalz
Hintere Bleiche 34
10. Who is the controller and data protection officer?
You can find the controller within the meaning of the data protection legislation here.
Our data protection officer is:
Data protection officer of BASF in the EU
+49 (0) 621 60-0
11. Privacy of children
This website is intended to be used by persons of 18 years and older. We endeavour not to collect information about persons younger than 18 years.
No information ought to be submitted or placed on the websites by persons younger than 18 years. If such a person submits personal information via the websites, we will delete this information as soon as we have become aware of his/her age and will not use it for any purpose whatsoever.