Privacy policy

The issue of data protection is a top priority for BASF. We therefore communicate the following information for your information:

The list of persons responsible for the processing of personal data can be found at here.

Our Data Protection Officer is:

Alexandra Haug
EU Data Protection Officer
67056 Ludwigshafen
+49 (0) 621 60-0

Email: data-protection.eu@BASF.com

In the following, we inform you about the fact of data processing on our website (a), its purposes and legal basis (b), as well as the relevant retention period and, if necessary, the specific options to object and delete (c).

1. login files

a. Processing of personal data

When you visit our website for information purposes only, i.e. without registering or submitting data in any other way (e.g. via an application form), the following information is automatically transmitted from your browser to our server:

  • the IP address of the user's terminal equipment 
  • information on the user's browser
  • date and time of visit
  • status information, such as error messages
  • transferred data volumes and access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.).
  • the operating system used on the user's computer, including its version, and the name of the Internet access provider used by the user.

b. Objectives and legal basis

When visiting the BASF website, to provide the content you are looking for,

(i) ensure the security and stability of our website, and

(ii) the ability to detect anomalies in the use of the site and to ensure user-friendliness

(iii) we use your IP address and the data automatically transmitted by your browser to our server under point B. 1 a.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6(1) sentence 1(f) RODO. Our legitimate interest stems from the aforementioned purposes of data processing. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data to draw conclusions about your person.

c. Data retention time

Data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected. The data will be deleted from the servers after the end of the competition (announcement of results).

 

2 Cookies

a. Processing of personal data and applicable legal basis

We use cookies on our website. These are textual information which can be stored in your browser on your terminal equipment as a result of visiting a website (web server, server). The cookie is either sent from the web server to the browser or generated in the browser by a script (JavaScript). On subsequent visits to this website, the web server may read the information contained in the cookies directly from the server or transmit it to the server by means of a website script. Cookies do not cause any damage to the user's terminal device and do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware.

The information stored in the cookie is linked to the specific end device used. This does not mean that we are able to directly identify you from them.

Types of cookies used: 

Absolutely essential cookies

They are essential for the operation of the website. In general, these cookies are only installed in response to an action taken by the user corresponding to the task of taking a particular action (setting privacy preferences, filling in forms). It is possible to make browser settings that block these cookies or inform the user that they have been installed. As a result, some areas of the website do not function.

The legal basis for the processing of these cookies is Article 6(1) sentence 1(f) RODO. Our legitimate interest derives from the purposes of the processing listed under B.1.b.

Performance cookies

These cookies enable us to count visits and traffic sources. This allows us to measure performance and improve the performance of our website. They help us answer questions about which pages are most popular, which are least used and how visitors navigate the website. All the information contained in these cookies is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. As a result of blocking them, we have no information as to when you visited our website.

The legal basis for the processing of these cookies is your consent, in accordance with Article 6(1) sentence 1(a) of the DPA, given by making a selection in the cookie banner.

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The lawfulness of data processing carried out on the basis of consent until revoked remains preserved.

Functionality-enhancing cookies

Through these files, the website provides enhanced functionality and better personalisation. They may be installed by us or by third parties whose services we use on our websites. As a result of not accepting these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly.

The legal basis for the processing of these cookies is your consent in accordance with Article 6(1) sentence 1(a) of the RODO, given by making a selection in the cookie banner or in our Data Protection Preference Centre.

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The lawfulness of data processing carried out on the basis of consent until revoked remains preserved. In order to revoke your consent, you must change your settings in the Preference Centre with regard to data protection.

Cookies for marketing purposes

These cookies may be installed via our website. Marketing cookies may be used by our advertising partners to profile your interests and display relevant advertising on other websites. If you do not agree to the installation of these cookies, the ads displayed to you will be less relevant. 

The legal basis for the processing of these cookies is your consent in accordance with Article 6(1) sentence 1(a) of the DPA, given by making a selection in the cookie banner or in our Data Protection Preference Centre.

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The lawfulness of data processing carried out on the basis of your consent until you revoke it remains preserved. In order to revoke your consent, you must change the settings in the Preference Centre for data protection.

b. Specific use of cookies, purposes and duration of storage

In particular, we use the following cookies, depending on the cookie preferences you set in the Data Protection Preferences Centre. By default, only absolutely essential cookies are activated. If you wish to deactivate these cookies as well, you can do so in your browser settings. This will affect the functionality of the website you are visiting.

 

3. Application form and e-mail

a. Processing of personal data

Our websites contain entry forms and links to send us an e-mail directly. By filling in one of these forms, the data placed in the input form will be sent to us and processed. Mandatory data that must be filled in when sending an entry form via the respective contact form is marked with a (*). The provision of any additional data is voluntary.

If you send us an email directly, we process the associated metadata contained in the email as well as its content.

b. Objectives and legal basis

The purpose of processing your data is: to contact and process your request and provide you with appropriate services, to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our IT systems. 

The legal basis for the processing of obligatory data is Article 6(1) sentence 1(f) RODO. The above purposes also constitute a legitimate interest for processing. If the contact is for the purpose of entering into a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Article 6(1) sentence 1 lit. b RODO. The legal basis for the processing of data voluntarily provided by you is your consent pursuant to Article 6(1) sentence 1 letter a of the RODO. 

c. Data retention time

A person's personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for which it is stored is no longer valid. Data may also be stored if this is provided for by European or national legislation in regulations, laws or other EU provisions to which the responsible person is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted after the expiry of the storage period specified in the aforementioned legal acts, unless there is a need to continue storing the data for the purpose of concluding or performing a contract.

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The lawfulness of data processing carried out on the basis of consent until revoked remains preserved. Please inform the relevant contact person in our company of the revocation of your consent.

 

4 Hyperlinks to social media

We have integrated hyperlinks to the following social networks on our website: LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

The hyperlinks are presented in the form of relevant logos and stored on our server. As a result, no user data is transferred to the individual services when our website is first loaded. A connection to the respective website only occurs when the respective logo is clicked on. Further user data can be processed on this page.

We have no influence over the processing of data on the linked website. 

 

When you visit our website, the information referred to under B. 1. a. as well as information from cookies classified as strictly necessary is processed automatically. The provision of this information is voluntary. Without the provision of this personal data, we cannot display the website in question.

The provision of information occurs voluntarily when the user:

  • allows us to use cookies that are not classified as essential or 
  • wants to view integrated YouTube videos.

In response to contact from the user, without providing the personal data required in the case in question, we cannot respond to your enquiry in the way you have chosen, or at least in an optimal way. With regard to cookies, a lack of consent may lead to a restriction of the functionality of the website or parts thereof. The playback of integrated videos is not possible without consent.

In our company, individuals and departments only have access to your personal data to the extent that they need it for the above purposes.

We also work with service providers. These service providers work exclusively according to our instructions and are contractually obliged to comply with the applicable data protection requirements. 

In other cases, your data are passed on to third parties when:

  • user has given his or her explicit consent pursuant to Article 6(1) sentence 1(a) of the RODO,
  • disclosure pursuant to Article 6(1) sentence 1(f) RODO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that non-disclosure of your data is in your overriding interest worth protecting,
  • statutory provisions, pursuant to Article 6(1) sentence 1(c) of the RODO mandate the transfer of your data
  • this is legally permissible and, pursuant to Article 6(1) sentence 1(b) of the DPA, necessary for the performance of the contractual provisions with the user.

Your personal data will only be transferred to service providers in a third country if the specific requirements set out in Article 44 et seq. RODO

BASF uses technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. As technology develops, the security measures we use will be continuously upgraded.

The user has certain rights under the Basic Data Protection Regulation:

Right of access: The right of access allows you to obtain information about the personal data we process and certain other information (such as that contained in this privacy policy);

Right to rectification of data: you have the right to rectify your personal data if it is incorrect or incomplete;

Right to erasure: On the basis of the so-called 'right to be forgotten', you may request the erasure of your personal data, unless there is an obligation to retain it. The right to erasure is not a right that applies without exception. For example, we have the right to further process your personal data if such processing is necessary for the fulfilment of our legal obligations or for the investigation, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to restrict processing: This right includes restricting the use itself or the way in which personal data is used. This right is limited to certain cases and in particular applies if: (a) the data are incorrect; (b) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the data; (c) we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims. If processing is restricted, the data may still be stored by us but not used. We maintain a list of individuals who have exercised their right to restrict processing to ensure compliance with this restriction.

Right to data portability: This right means that, as far as technically possible, we transfer your personal data in a structured, commonly used machine-readable format for your own purposes;

Right to object:
you may object to the processing of your personal data where this is based on legitimate interests, in particular in the case of direct marketing.

The right to withdraw the consent given: although you have given your consent to processing, you have the right to withdraw it at any time. The fact that you withdraw your consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of consent given up to the time of withdrawal.

Exercising these rights is free of charge for the user. However, two-factor authentication is required for this purpose. In accordance with our statutory obligations, we will make every effort to transfer, rectify or delete your personal data on our systems.

In order to exercise your rights, you should contact our company by e-mail or by post. The contact details can be found in section A.

The user has the possibility to lodge an objection with the Data Protection Officer referred to in this privacy policy (see Part A for contact details) or with the supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where the user lives, works or where the alleged infringement was committed.

Kandy can be contacted:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Rhineland-Palatinate

Hintere Bleiche 34
55116 Mainz

https://www.datenschutz.rlp.de/de/general-storage/footer/ueber-den-lfdi/kontakt/

E-Mail:  poststelle@datenschutz.rlp.de

This website is not intended for minors. As soon as we establish that a person is a minor, we will delete the personal data provided to us via this website and will not process it further.

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