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Data Protection Wintershall Online Data Protection Policy

Wintershall is delighted that you have visited our website and thanks you for your interest in our company. 

At Wintershall, data protection has the highest priority. This statement is designed to provide you with information on how we are following the rules for data protection at Wintershall, which information we gather while you are browsing our website and how this information is used. The most important thing for you to know is that your personal data is only used for the following purposes and will not be used for any other purposes, e.g. for advertising purposes, without your explicit approval. Our data protection policy is closely aligned to the data protection policy of our parent company, BASF.

Collecting data
When you visit the Wintershall website, general information is collected automatically, which is not stored as individual-related data. The web servers used store the following data as standard:

  • The name of your internet service provider
  • The website from which you visited us
  • The websites which you visit when you are with us
  • Your IP address

This information is analyzed in anonymized form. It is used solely for the purpose of improving the attractiveness, content and functionality of our website.


Collection and processing of personal data

Cookies 

We also use so-called “cookies” in some areas of our website. These file elements allow your computer to be identified as a technical unit during your visit to this Internet site. This is intended to make the use of our offer easier for you, particularly in the case of repeat visits.  

However, you are normally able to alter your browser’s settings to notify you about the use of cookies so that you can accept or reject them or delete existing cookies. 

Please use the help menu of your Internet browser to obtain more information on changing these settings. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of our website if you have disabled the use of cookies. 

Cookies do not allow a server to read private data from your computer or data stored by a different server. They do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. 

Google Analytics 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text data, which are recorded on your computer and which enable an analysis of your utilization of the website. The information on your use of this website (e.g. time, place and frequency of your website visit including your IP address) generated by the cookie is transmitted to Google server in the USA and stored there.  

The IP anonymization on this website is activated by the use of the tool “_anonymizeIp()”. For the purposes of IP anonymization, your IP address will alread be truncated by Google within Member states of the European Union or other member parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and be truncated there. The IP anonymization on this website is active. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing additional services related to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. 

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

To prevent information about your usage activities being collected by Google Analytics and processed by Google, you can use an opt-out browser add-on offered by Google for all standard browsers. This will tell the Google Analytics tool not to pass on any information about your website visit. You can download and install this as a browser plug-in here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the "Deactivate Google Analytics" button below to prevent data from this website from being recorded by Google Analytics. The opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device which means that you’ll have to click this button again if you delete your cookies in this browser.

To deactivate or activate Google Analytics for future visits of the website "www.wintershall.com", please click here:

Data Retention

We store personal data for as long as it is necessary to perform a service that you have requested or for which you have granted your permission, providing that no legal requirements exist to the contrary such as in the case of retention periods required by trade or tax regulations.

Security

Wintershall deploys technical and organizational security measures to protect the information you have made available from being manipulated unintentionally or intentionally, lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorized persons. Where personal data is being collected and processed the information will be transferred in encrypted form in order to prevent misuse of the data by a third party. Our security measures are continuously reviewed and revised in line with the latest technology.

Right to obtain and correct information

You have the right to check all data relating to your person stored with us and inform us, if it is in your opinion out-of-date or incorrect. To inform us, just send an email to the email address indicated in the imprint or to the Data Protection Commissioner (see below for the contact details).

Contact

If you have any questions or ideas, please refer to the person in charge of the Internet at Wintershall Holding GmbH (internet[at]wintershall.com), who will be pleased to help you. The continuous development of the Internet makes it necessary for us to adjust our data protection policy from time to time. We reserve the right to implement appropriate changes at any time. 

Data Protection Commissioner at Wintershall Holding GmbH
Fred Thielmann 
+49 561 301 1817
fred.thielmann[at]wintershall.com