Henkel Corporation, hereinafter referred to as Henkel, respects 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 exercise your data subjects’ rights.
Any changes to this Data Protection Statement will be published on this page. This enables you to inform yourself at any time about which data we are collecting and how we use such data.
This Data Protection Statement applies to www.henkel-northamerica.com, and does not apply to websites accessible via hyperlinks on Henkel websites, including our brand sites.
California residents have certain rights as noted in the Your California Privacy Rights section of this statement below.
2. Collection, use and processing of personal data
Name of the responsible entity: Henkel Corporation
Address of the responsible entity: One Henkel Way, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Henkel uses personal data primarily to provide this website to the users. Any further processing of the data only occurs on the basis of other statutory duties or permissions or if the respective user has consented towards Henkel. Henkel stores and processes data specifically for the following purposes:
When users visit the website, Henkel automatically collects and stores certain data. This includes: the IP address or device ID allocated to the respective end-device which we need for transmitting requested content (e.g. especially content, texts, and images as well as data files provided for downloading, etc.), the activity of users in the context of the website, the type of respective end-device, the used type of browser as well as the date and time of use.
Henkel stores this information for a maximum of 7 days for the purpose of recognizing and pursuing misuse.
Henkel uses this information also for improvements to the service’s presentation, features and functionalities as well as general administration tasks.
Aside from this, Henkel deletes or anonymizes the data on use, including the IP addresses, without undue delay as soon as they are no longer needed for the above mentioned purposes.
The processing and use of the data is based on statutory provisions which justify those operations on the grounds that (1) the processing is necessary for the provision of the website; or (2) Henkel has an overriding legitimate interest in ensuring and enhancing the functionality and error-free operation of the website and that it is tailored to the users’ needs.
3. Further Personal Data processing
a) Contact our team – general website visitor requests
You may have provided your contact data via our “Contact our team” contact form here. We will use your data for the purpose of replying to your request.
The processing and use of your data is based on statutory provisions which justify those operations on the grounds that the processing is necessary for processing your request.
If you have not given consent to a longer storage duration (e.g. in the course of our stakeholder relationship management) we will store the data no longer than needed in order to fulfill the aforementioned purpose or as long as required in case any statutory retention obligation applies.
4. Your California Privacy Rights
Henkel provides California residents with the option to opt-in or opt-out to sharing of “personal information” as defined by California’s “Shine the Light” law with third parties, other than Henkel affiliated companies and subsidiaries, for such third parties own direct marketing purposes. California residents may exercise that opt-out, and/or request information about Henkel’s compliance with the Shine the Light law, and obtain disclosure of affiliated companies and subsidiaries Henkel has shared information for their direct marketing purposes absent your choice and the categories of information shared, by contacting Henkel here or by sending a letter to Henkel at:
Attention: Henkel Privacy Inquiries
Privacy Officer Department
One Henkel Way
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Requests must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that Henkel is only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and Henkel is not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the provided e-mail address or mail address.
6. Web Tracking
This website collects and stores data for marketing and optimization purposes by using a technology of Webtrekk. This data is stored in and further processed on basis of anonymous or pseudonymous user profiles (depending on the respective technology and service engaged). These user profiles are stored in Cookies or other similar technologies as set out above. In addition to the data collected when accessing the website (as set forth above) this may also include information pertaining to 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.
Without an explicit consent by our users the data collected with the Webtrekk technologies is not used to identify a visitor personally and is not combined with any other personal data about the respective user.
As far as this data must be considered personal data, the processing is based on statutory provisions which justify this on the ground that (1) Henkel has a legitimate interest that the website is tailored to the user’s needs; or (2) the data is used in pseudonymous form for the purpose of marketing and optimization purposes and the user has not objected to this use.
Objection to Webtrekk data collection
a) You can object the data collection and storage by Webtrekk by clicking on the below link: I object data storage
To exclude the Webtrekk web controlling on this website an opt-out cookie is set. The cookie is set for the named domain, per browser and computer. Therefore, if you visit our website at home and work or with different browsers, you need to refuse data storage with every device or browser. Also, if you clear cookies, doing so will remove your opt-out cookie.
b) Alternatively you can object and prevent the storage of cookies with a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we wish to point out that you may not be able to completely use all functions of this website.
7. Use of Social Media Plug-ins
Plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of different social media networks are embedded in our web pages. The associated services are provided by the respective companies (“providers”). These providers are:
Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). For an overview of the Facebook plug-ins and their appearance, go to: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. For an overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance, go to: https://dev.twitter.com/web/tweet-button
Instagram is provided by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA („Instagram“). For an overview of the Instagram plug-ins and their appearance, go to: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges
LinkedIn is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”). For an overview of the LinkedIn plug-ins and their appearance, go to: https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins#
To increase the protection afforded to your data when you visit our web pages, these plug-ins are implemented as “2-click buttons.” This form of integration ensures that, when accessing a page from within our website containing such plug-ins, you are not automatically connected to the providers’ servers. Only if you activate the plug-ins and thereby permit for data transmission, the browser will create a direct link to the providers’ servers. The content of the various plug-ins is then transmitted by the provider concerned directly to your browser and then displayed on your screen.
The plug-in tells the provider which of our website pages you have accessed. If, while viewing our website, you are logged into your user account with the respective provider, he is able to collate your interest, i.e. the information you are accessing, with your user account. On making use of any of the plug-in functions (e.g. clicking the “Like” button, leaving a comment), this information too will be transmitted by the browser directly to the provider for retention.
Further information on the collection and use of data by the providers and on the rights and possibilities available to you for protecting your privacy in these circumstances can be found in the providers’ data protection/privacy policies: