Privacy Statement

Covestro is aware that the security of your private information from the use of our website is an important concern. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore we would like you to know what data we maintain and what data we discard. With this privacy statement, we would like to inform you about our security measures.

Collection of data

You can use our website without disclosing your personal data. Due to technical reasons, data may be stored for backup purposes when you access our website. This data may include the name of your internet service provider, the website that you used to link to our site, the websites that you visit from our site and your IP address. This data could possibly lead to your identification, but we do not use it to do so. We do use the data from time to time for statistical purposes, but maintain the anonymity of each individual user so that the person cannot be identified. In cases when personal data is provided to others to provide you products or services you have requested, or for other purposes you have authorized, we rely on technical and organizational means to assure that applicable data security regulations are followed.

Collection and processing of personal data

We collect personal data only when you provide it to us through registration, completion of forms or emails, as part of an order for products or services, inquiries or requests for materials and similar situations in which you have chosen to provide the information.

The database and its contents remain at our company and stay with data processors or servers acting on our behalf and responsible to us. Your personal data will not be passed on by us or by our agents for use by third parties in any form whatsoever, unless we have obtained your consent or are legally required to do so.

We will retain control of, and responsibility for the use of, any personal data you disclose to us. Some of this data may be stored or processed in computers located in other jurisdictions, such as the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. In such cases, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the data processor in that country to maintain protections on your personal data that are equivalent to those that apply in the country in which you live.

Purposes of use

The personal data we collect from you will only be used for the purpose of supplying you with the requested products or services or for other purposes for which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided by law.

Right of access and correction

You have the right to review and amend any personal data stored in our system if you believe it may be out of date or incorrect. Just send an e-mail to the address given in the imprint or contact the Corporate Data Protection Officer at the address below.

Right of cancellation

You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data in the future. To do so, simply inform the contact person named in the imprint or use the contact form.

Data retention

We only retain personal data for as long as is necessary for us to render a service you have requested or to which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided by law (e.g. in connection with pending litigation).

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. Using such cookies it is possible to recognize the visitor’s browser in order to optimize the website and simplify its use. Data collected via cookies will not be used to determine the personal identity of the website visitor.
Most browsers are set up to accept these cookies automatically. In addition, you can deactivate the storing of cookies or adjust your browser to inform you before the cookie is stored on your computer.

Data saved for the aforementioned technical reasons may be analyzed for statistical purposes, although the individual user will remain anonymous.

* Cookies regularly deleted at the end of a session are not listed here.

Personal Information

Other personal information is only collected if you provide it to us, for instance by filling out a form, sending e-mails, while placing an order for services or products, or while making an inquiry or requesting materials.

Registration on our websites (if applicable)

If you take advantage of the opportunity to register on our website and provide us with personal information, data entered into the input fields will be transmitted to the entity responsible for processing it.

When a user registers on our website, their IP address and the date and time of registration are saved. The purpose of this is to prevent misuse of services.

Data must be registered to provide content or services. Registered persons may delete or amend their saved data at any time. Affected persons may obtain information on their saved personal information at any time.

Contact options

Our website includes a contact form that can be used to contact us electronically. If you choose this option to contact us, personal information you provide will be saved automatically. Data is saved only for the purpose of processing or contacting the person in question.

Alternatively, you can also contact us at the provided telephone number or in writing via the provided address.

Newsletter

If you subscribe to our company newsletter, the data you enter in the input fields will be submitted to the entity responsible for data processing.
When a user registers for our newsletter, their IP address and the date and time of registration are saved. This is done to prevent a misuse of services or misuse of the individual’s e-mail address. Data is never transmitted to third parties, except if we are required to transmit such data by law.

This data is only used to send the newsletter. The affected person can cancel their newsletter registration at any time. They can also revoke their consent to have their personal information saved at any time. A link is provided in each newsletter for this purpose.

Transmitting data for the purpose of contract data processing

In some cases, we use specialized service providers to process your data. These providers only process personal information on our behalf, acting strictly in accordance with our instructions and based on relevant agreements for contract data processing.

Data processing outside of the EU / EEA

In some cases, your data may also be processed in countries outside of the European Union (“EU”) or European Economic Area (“EEA”), areas which may have a lower level of data privacy protections than the EU. In such cases, we establish contractual agreements or other methods with our contractual partners for ensuring they provide a sufficient level of protection for your data, or we ask you for your explicit consent.

Storing your data

We save your personal information as long as necessary to complete a service you have requested or consented to, unless we are subject to other legal obligations such as commercial or tax law retention periods or those related to ongoing court proceedings

Data security

Data you provide to us is protected using suitable technical and organizational means, with the objective of securing it against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, unauthorized access, or unauthorized disclosure to third parties. Our security measures are continuously reviewed and improved in accordance with technological developments and organizational possibilities.

Information about your rights

You have the right to:

  • receive information on your personal data saved by us;
  • have your personal information corrected, deleted, or to have processing restricted;
  • object to processing that serves our justifiable interest, the public interest, or profiling, unless we can show that there are mandatory grounds for this processing which outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or unless the processing is completed to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims;
  • have your data transmitted to the extent allowed under the law, such as in Art. 20 DSGVO, and
  • submit a complaint to a supervising authority;

You can revoke any consent you have granted to have your personal information collected, processed, and used at any time, effective for the future. Further information is provided in the individual sections describing data processing to which you must consent.

A written letter sent to the Group Data Privacy Office will be sufficient (for address and contact form see below).

Protecting the privacy of children

We do not knowingly collect the personal information of children. Typically, we have no way of knowing how old visitors to our site are. Since it is highly important to us to protect children as they use the internet, we advise all parents and guardians to teach their children how to use the internet safely and responsibly. Children should not transmit personal information to Covestro without the express consent of their parent or guardian.

Contact

Covestro AG is responsible for the content of this website.

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 60
51373 Leverkusen, Germany
Phone: +49 214 6009 2000.

If you have any questions or suggestions related to data privacy, please contact the Covestro AG Group Data Privacy Office

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 60
51373 Leverkusen, Germany
Phone: +49 214 6009 2000 or Contact

Ongoing development on the internet requires that we adjust our data privacy declaration from time to time. We reserve the right to make such changes at any time.