ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants

Data Privacy Statement - ACTEGA

1. General information on data processing

This Data Privacy Statement explains the type, scope and purposes of processing of personal data by us as the controller ACTEGA GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “ACTEGA” or “we”) via this website.

Our contact details:

ACTEGA GmbH
Abelstraße 43
46483 Wesel
Tel +49 281/670-8
Email: info.actega@remove-this.altana.remove-this-also.com

The contact details of our data protection officer are as follows:

ACTEGA GmbH
Detlef Stürcken
Data Protection Officer
Abelstraße 43
46483 Wesel
Tel +49 281/670-0
Email: Datenschutz.actega@remove-this.altana.remove-this-also.com

1.1 Scope of processing of personal data

As a general rule, we process your personal data only if you contact us via this website, if this is necessary for the provision of an operational website or for the presentation and use of our content, offers and services.

1.2 Legal basis for the processing of personal data

If you have given your consent to the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data which serves the execution of a contract to which you are a party is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. This also applies to processing operations which are necessary to implement pre-contractual measures.

If processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

If processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, Art. 6 (1) lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

If processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, and such interests are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

1.3 Transfer of personal data to third parties 

All personal data collected in connection with the provision of this website will be transferred by us exclusively to our affiliates as well as to technical service providers employed as processors according to the GDPR.

In individual cases, transfer to a third country outside the EU and the EFTA may occur. However, we transfer personal data solely to third countries where the EU Commission has determined an adequate level of data protection by decision according to Art. 45 GDPR, or if we and the recipient of the data have agreed upon standard data protection clauses, adopted by the Commission according to Art. 46 (2) lit. c GDPR.

1.4 Data erasure and storage duration

If you have not consented to a specific storage duration, we will store your personal data only as long as this is necessary to pursue the respective processing purpose, and if there are no conflicting legal retention or storage periods.

2. Provision of the website

If you visit our website, we log the IP address (i.e. the Internet address) of the computer accessing the site and other general usage data, such as date and time (“user-related data”), in order to evaluate which parts of our website are of particular interest. Your user-related data are rendered anonymous.

The processing of these data serves the internal evaluation of our website’s frequency of use. We pursue our legitimate interest to verify the efficiency of our offer. The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

3. Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are saved in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system. A cookie normally contains the name of the domain the cookie data were sent from as well as information about the cookie’s age and an alphanumeric identifier. Cookies help us to improve our website and to offer a service that is better and more tailored to your specific needs. You enable us to recognize your computer if you return to our website.

etracker

The provider of this website uses the services of etracker GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyze usage data. Here, cookies are used which enable the statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of usage-relevant content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that could identify a user.

The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker solely in Germany on behalf of the provider of this website and is thus subject to strict German and European data protection laws and standards.In this regard, etracker has been checked, certified and awarded with the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval.

The data are processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Our legitimate interest is the optimization of our online offer and our website. As the privacy of our visitors is very important to us, etracker anonymizes the IP address as early as possible, and converts login or device IDs into a unique key with which, however, no connection to any specific person can be made. etracker does not use this for any other purpose, combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties.

You can object to the outlined data processing at any time provided it is related to your person. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you.

Further information on data protection with etracker can be found at here.

For statistical evaluation purposes, information about your use of our website will be collected by means of so-called tracking pixels. Tracking pixels are small graphics implanted into websites enabling log-file recording and file analysis. While visiting our website, the tracking pixels add information to the cookie file of your web-browser. The data will be collected by a tracking server of eComCon GmbH that may collect information such as the IP address, domain name of the website you are arriving from, pages of our website, domain names, date and time of a call, name of your internet service provider and browser version of your computer. In this context no personal data will be reported, all collected data will be immediately anonymized after processing. The IP address will be deleted directly upon its use. The collected data will be used for creating anonymized user profiles as the basis for web statistics, as well as for constantly improving our offers and services and hence making them more interesting for you. The data obtained by means of the tracking pixels are entirely anonymized, including storage and processing. Therefore, we and the aforementioned third-party companies do not require any separate approval for this process. You may, of course, object to tracking pixels used by third party companies acting on our behalf. For this, each featured banner shows a blue arrow. By clicking on it, you are automatically directed to a site where the process is explained and an “opt-out” solution offered. By clicking “opt-out”, an “opt-out” cookie is set preventing the future displaying of our advertising banners. However, you should be aware that by deleting cookies the opt-out-cookie will be removed as well. It is thus advisable to reset the cookies before activating the opt-out-cookie function.  
Cookies are used for purposes of improving the quality of our website and its content. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in the processing of these personal data. The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

Furthermore, the use of cookies serves to guarantee confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of our web offer and the systems used for its supply. Here, the legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR.

4. Contact form

Our website features contact forms, which may be used for making contact electronically. If you make use of this opportunity, the data entered on the input screen will be transferred to and processed by us.

The processing of personal data from the input screen serves the sole purpose of handling the contact and your concern.

Here, the legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The handling of contacting constitutes our legitimate interest for the processing of data.

An additional legal basis for data processing is, in case of consent having been given by you, Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke your consent informally at any time. If the aim of the contacting is the conclusion of a contract, Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR is an additional legal basis for processing.

5. Social media buttons

You will find links to Facebook, Google+, Xing, Linkedin, YouTube, Wikipedia and Twitter on our websites. If you activate a platform of this type, your browser will establish a short connection with the server of the relevant network, which serves primarily to display the content of the plugin. The cooperating party will, however, learn your IP address through this plugin. This will not identify you by name automatically, but if you are logged in to Facebook at the same time your visit to our website may be matched to your Facebook account.

Usually, social media buttons transfer user data with any page view to sites such as Facebook etc. To prevent the unwanted communication of your IP address, we have installed a data protection solution on our websites which prevents immediate forwarding of your data. This means that user data – intended, say, for Facebook – is not sent when you connect to the site, but when you have clicked on the button for e.g. Facebook. Only an active click on the button in question will establish a connection to the server of the respective platform. If you do not click on the relevant button, there will be no exchange of data between you and the providers of the social media platforms. For further information regarding our Shariff solution, go to:
http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html

6. Career portal / applicant information

It is possible to use our website to apply for an advertised position or to send a speculative application. During the online application process, you communicate personal data to us which we will process for purposes of the application process. All personal data conveyed by you within the context of the application process will only be collected for purposes of the application process.

6.1 Which information will be gathered by us?

During the application process, we gather all information provided by you in the context of your application, as well as, if applicable, further data which we may learn during an interview or online assessment, notably evaluations.

Of course, such evaluation does not contain any defamatory or deprecatory statements. We only record information which is directly associated with the evaluation and the recruitment process or your job profile.

6.2 Treatment of your application data

All personal data conveyed by you within the context of the application process will only be collected for purposes of conducting the application process. It is irrelevant whether you apply for an advertised position or send a speculative application.

Your application for a specific position or your speculative application for a certain location will go directly to the relevant personnel department.

If you send a speculative application for a certain region or several locations, you provide us with your personal data for verification of your suitability for different, and, if applicable, interdisciplinary positions throughout the group.  It is therefore possible that, in addition to handling by our HR department, your documents will be forwarded to several of our specialist departments or to HR and specialist departments within the ALTANA Group.

In both cases your application may possibly be forwarded to the competent specialist departments or to works councils.

Furthermore, the department HR Corporate Systems & Recruitment of ALTANA AG has access to the group-wide applicant management system due to system requirements.

6.3 Transfer of data to third countries

Especially in the context of an application process regarding a position in a third country outside the EU and the EFTA, your personal data will be transferred to our subsidiaries in the country in question. However, we transfer personal data only to third countries where the EU Commission has determined an adequate level of data protection by decision according to Art. 45 GDPR, or if we and the recipient of the data have agreed upon standard data protection clauses, adopted by the Commission according to Art. 46 (2) lit. c GDPR.

6.4 Storage of your data, applicants’ pool

After completion of the application process, your data will be erased in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations, particularly with regard to retention periods.

If we do not find a suitable position for you after completion of the application process, you have the possibility to give consent to inclusion in our applicants’ pool. If you consent, your application data and documents will remain stored in our system and examined for suitability in case of open positions. If you do not give or if you revoke your consent, we will erase your personal data in accordance with the legal provisions, unless we are legally obliged to retain your data. You may informally revoke your consent at any time.

6.5 Purpose of data processing, legal basis, storage duration

In the context of an application process, we collect and process your personal data for the purpose of initiating possible employment.

The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, as well as Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR to the extent that you have given us consent for a certain processing of your data.

Your application data will generally be erased or the processing restricted as soon as the purpose for storage, i. e. the execution of an application or an employment, is no longer pursued. However, erasure does not take place if the European or national legislative body stipulates a retention obligation for a certain period of time after termination of the application process, or if you have voluntarily given consent to longer storage of your data. In these cases, the data will be erased after expiration of the retention period or your consent, or the revocation of your consent.  Revocation of the consent is possible at any time.

7. Internet Purchasing Network Tool for Supplier

If, as a supplier, you have an interest in our company and communicate this to us through the use of our Internet Purchasing Network Tool, you will be asked to enter contact details for the decision-makers and information providers of your company. We point out that these entries are voluntary. Please only provide details about staff within your company if the latter have consented to the disclosure of this information.

The collection of these data serves the preparation of supplier contracts. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, as well as Art. 6 (1) lit. a, if you have given consent to a certain processing of your data. You may revoke your consent at any given time. The personal data will only be stored as long as this is necessary for the preparation and execution of a contract.

8. Your rights

In general, i.e. subject to any legal restrictions, you have the rights listed below. In order to facilitate the exercise of these rights, we wish to inform you that any corresponding request does not require a certain form - you may send such a request electronically (in particular per email).

You may request information about your personal data from the controller.

You may request the rectification of your personal data by the controller if the data are inaccurate.

You may request the erasure of your personal data by the controller.

You may request the restriction of further processing of your personal data by the controller.

You have the right to object to further processing of your personal data by the controller, provided you set out the respective grounds relating to your particular situation.

You may ask to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and to transmit those data to another person without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided.

Furthermore, you have the right to file a complaint about the handling of your personal data by a controller with a supervisory authority competent for data protection. In order to facilitate the exercise of this right, we inform you that the supervisory authority competent for our place of business may be contacted at the following address:

          Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen,
Kavalleriestrasse 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany


9. Data security

We apply the technical and organizational measures necessary to protect your data from manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access, and to safeguard their integrity and availability. Our safety precautions are improved constantly in line with technical developments.

10. Amendment of this data privacy statement

This data privacy statement has the status of May 25, 2018. We reserve the right to carry out appropriate amendments at any given time.