Henkel Jebel Ali FZCO and Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, hereinafter referred to as Henkel, respect 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.
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.
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6. Web Tracking
(1) This website collects and stores data for marketing and optimization.
Information about the usage of the website which is generated by means of such cookies are transferred to and stored on a server operated by Google in the USA. The generated data is not used to identify you and the data is supplemented with person related data about you.
Your IP-address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union and other states of the European Economic Area before being transferred in the US. Only in some exceptional cases, will the full IP-address be transferred to Googles servers in the US where it will then be truncated.
You may withdraw your consent to the collection and storage of data any time with future effect.
This requires you install an according add-on from Google which can be downloaded here.
Alternatively to installing a browser add-on or for mobile devices, you may use this link, to disable future recording of data on this website (this opt-out only applies to the current browser and only for this domain). This method stores an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete cookies in your browser you’ll have to use the link anew.
(2) Adobe Analytics
Provided you have consented, this website uses Adobe Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited (4-6 Riverwalk, City West Business Campus, Saggart, Dublin 24, Ireland) (“Adobe”). For this purpose, a cookie is installed on your device. This cookie will collect data such as browser and device information, your IP address, visited websites, and date and time of server request for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider.
Adobe (as a controller) may use your data for any own purposes as for profiling and linking your data to other data collected about you (e.g. through your Adobe Account).
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and processed by Adobe on servers in the United Kingdom. For this third country data transfer, an adequate level of data protection is ensured by standard contractual clauses, Art. 46 GDPR, pending an adequacy decision by the European Commission (Art. 45 GDPR).
We have activated the IP anonymization, which means that the last octet (the last portion) of the IP address is immediately hidden when the IP address is collected by Adobe. This anonymization is performed prior to any processing of the IP address. Only an approximate location will be available for the purpose of statistical analysis. After the geo-lookup, everywhere in Analytics the IP addresses are obfuscated – replaced with :: X.X.X.X.
By allowing cookies on the Henkel-website you agree to the use of the above-mentioned data and the previously described processing by Adobe.
You find more information about privacy in Adobe services here: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/policy.html
Objection to data collection:
(3) DoubleClick is a service we use that is 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 be used when generating these cookies. The DoubleClick cookies utilize a pseudonymous identification number assigned to your browser to collect on-screen and other ads. This allows Google and its partner sites to display ads based on previous visits to Henkel webpages or other websites. Google transmits and saves the information gathered from the DoubleClick cookies to a server it manages that may be in an overseas country.
The data collected by the DoubleClick cookies is only transferred to third parties in accordance with the law and Henkel’s data processing agreement with Google. By accessing any Henkel website you agree to the use of the above-mentioned DoubleClick cookie data for processing by Google.
You can prevent cookies from being stored in your browser settings. If you are uncomfortable with the use of DoubleClick cookies, you can follow this link. to download and install a browser-plugin to deactivate the DoubleClick service by Google.
7. 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. Frank Liebich, 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.
8. 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
- Henkel Management AG
Carsten Knobel (Chairman)
- Marco Swoboda
- Sylvie Nicol
- Wolfgang König
- Mark Dorn
- Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah
(3) Address of the responsible entity:
40191 Düsseldorf, Germany
(4) Intended purpose of data collection, processing or use:
The object of the corporation is the manufacture and distribution of chemical products of all kinds, especially
- detergents, cleaning agents and care products, chemical raw materials, adhesives and industrial chemicals
- personal care products and cosmetics, pharmaceutical products
- food stuffs, packaging materials
- technical equipment and installations
- the acquisition and management of real estate including land for agriculture and forestry 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.