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Data Protection Statement

1. General

Henkel Ltd., Hemel Hempstead, 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 exercise your data subjects’ rights.

Any changes to this Data Protection Statement will be published on this page. This enables you to inform yourself at any time about which data we are collecting and how we use such data.

This Data Protection Statement does not apply to websites accessible via hyperlinks on Henkel websites.

2. Collection, use and processing of personal data

Name of the responsible entity: Henkel Ltd., Hemel Hempstead

Address of the responsible entity: Wood Lane End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 4RQ, United Kingdom

Henkel uses personal data primarily to provide this website to the users. Any further processing of the data only occurs on the basis of other statutory duties or permissions or if the respective user has consented towards Henkel. Henkel stores and processes data specifically for the following purposes:

When users visit the website, Henkel automatically collects and stores certain data. This includes: the IP address or device ID allocated to the respective end-device which we need for transmitting requested content (e.g. especially content, texts, and images as well as data files provided for downloading, etc.), the activity of users in the context of the website, the type of respective end-device, the used type of browser as well as the date and time of use.

Henkel stores this information for a maximum of 7 days for the purpose of recognizing and pursuing misuse.

Henkel uses this information also for improvements to the service’s presentation, features and functionalities as well as general administration tasks.

Aside from this, Henkel deletes or anonymizes the data on use, including the IP addresses, without undue delay as soon as they are no longer needed for the above mentioned purposes.

The processing and use of the data is based on statutory provisions which justify those operations on the grounds that (1) the processing is necessary for the provision of the website; or (2) Henkel has an overriding legitimate interest in ensuring and enhancing the functionality and error-free operation of the website and that it is tailored to the users’ needs.

3. Further Personal Data processing

Contact our company - contact form

You may have provided your contact data via our “Contact our company” contact form.

We will use your data for the purpose of replying to your request.

The processing and use of your data is based on statutory provisions which justify those operations on the grounds that the processing is necessary for processing your request.

If you have not given consent to a longer storage duration e.g. in the course of our stakeholder relationship management we will store the data no longer than needed in order to fulfill the aforementioned purpose or as long as required in case any statutory retention obligation applies.

5. Web Tracking

This website collects and stores data for marketing and optimization purposes by using a technology of Webtrekk. This data is stored in and further processed on basis of anonymous or pseudonymous user profiles (depending on the respective technology and service engaged). These user profiles are stored in Cookies or other similar technologies as set out above. In addition to the data collected when accessing the website (as set forth above) this may also include information pertaining to 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.

Without an explicit consent by our users the data collected with the Webtrekk technologies is not used to identify a visitor personally and is not combined with any other personal data about the respective user.

As far as this data must be considered personal data, the processing is based on statutory provisions which justify this on the ground that (1) Henkel has a legitimate interest that the website is tailored to the user’s needs; or (2) the data is used in pseudonymous form for the purpose of marketing and optimization purposes and the user has not objected to this use.

Objection to data collection

a) You can object the data collection and storage by clicking on the below link: I object data storage

To exclude the Webtrekk web controlling on this website an opt-out cookie is set. The cookie is set for the named domain, per browser and computer. Therefore, if you visit our website at home and work or with different browsers, you need to refuse data storage with every device or browser.

b) Alternatively you can object and prevent the storage of cookies with a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we wish to point out that you may not be able to completely use all functions of this website.

Please find further information about the web tracking in the Data Protection policy of our provider: Webtrekk Data Protection Policy

6. Your Data Subject Rights/Data Protection Officer

At any time, you may assert the right to access your data. Additionally, provided that the respective requirements are met, you may assert the following rights:

  • Right to rectification
  • Right to erasure
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to lodge a complaint with the respectively competent data protection supervisory authority
  • Right to data portability (as of May 25th 2018)

Right to object

In case of processing activities involving your personal data that are carried out on basis of a legitimate interest of Henkel, you have the right to object against such processing of your personal data at any time for reasons resulting from your specific situation. Henkel will stop that processing unless Henkel can prove important reasons for the processing which deserve protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims.

In these cases, or if you have any other questions or wishes in connection with regard to your personal data, please send an e-mail, please send an e-mail to: dataprivacy.ukirl@henkel.com

7. Use of Social Media Plug-ins

Plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of different social media networks are embedded in our web pages. The associated services are provided by the respective companies (“providers”). These providers are:

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). For an overview of the Facebook plug-ins and their appearance, go to: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/­plugins

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). For an overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance, go to: https://dev.twitter.com/web/tweet-button

Instagram is provided by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA („Instagram“). For an overview of the Instagram plug-ins and their appearance, go to: http://blog.instagram.com/post/­36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges

LinkedIn is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”). For an overview of the LinkedIn plug-ins and their appearance, go to: https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins#

To increase the protection afforded to your data when you visit our web pages, these plug-ins are implemented as “2-click buttons.” This form of integration ensures that, when accessing a page from within our website containing such plug-ins, you are not automatically connected to the providers’ servers. Only if you activate the plug-ins and thereby permit for data transmission, the browser will create a direct link to the providers’ servers. The content of the various plug-ins is then transmitted by the provider concerned directly to your browser and then displayed on your screen.

The plug-in tells the provider which of our website pages you have accessed. If, while viewing our website, you are logged into your user account with the respective provider, he is able to collate your interest, i.e. the information you are accessing, with your user account. On making use of any of the plug-in functions (e.g. clicking the “Like” button, leaving a comment), this information too will be transmitted by the browser directly to the provider for retention.

Further information on the collection and use of data by the providers and on the rights and possibilities available to you for protecting your privacy in these circumstances can be found in the providers’ data protection/privacy policies:

Data protection/privacy policy issued by Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Data protection/privacy policy issued by Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy

Data protection/privacy policy issued by Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/­155833707900388/

Data protection/privacy policy issued by LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/Data Protection-policy