BASF Canada Inc. (“BASF”) is delighted that you have visited our website or the mobile version of our website (collectively, the “Site”) and thanks you for your interest in our company. We take the protection of your personal information seriously and want you to feel safe when you are visiting our Site.
When you visit the Site, general information is collected automatically (in other words, not by means of registration) which is not used as personal data. The web servers that are used may store data by default, including:
This information is analyzed in anonymized form. It is used for the purpose of improving the attractiveness, content and functionality of our Site.
The cookies which we currently use on the Site are listed in the following table:
(CLIENTCONTEXT and PROFILEDATA)
|These cookies allow us to save preferences that you set during your visit to our site.||Erased as soon as you clear your cache
(or one year after site visit)
|This cookie stores user agreement for accepting usage of cookies.||Erased as soon as you clear your cache
(or one year after site visit)
|This cookie stores the user agreement with the disclaimer on disclaimer-protected pages.||Erased as soon as you clear your cache
(or one year after site visit)
|TS<pool_name>||This cookie ensures that the load of the queries of our users is optimally distributed on our server. It secures the stability of our website.||Erased as soon as you close your browser|
|With this cookie the web analytics tool Webtrends, gathers anonymous information about how our website is used. The information collected helps us to continually address the needs of our visitors. Information stored are e.g. how many people visit our site, from which websites they come and what pages they view. Further information can be found in the statement on data protection from Webtrends.||
Erased two years after site visit
BASF urges all parents and persons supervising children to instruct their children on how to deal with personal data on the Internet in a safe and responsible way. Children should not transmit personal data to BASF's Site without permission from their parent or legal guardian. BASF does not intend to collect the personal information of children on this Site. If a child has provided us with personal information, his or her parent or legal guardian may contact us for the purpose of deleting it.
If you have any questions or ideas, please refer to the data protection representative at BASF SE, who will be pleased to help you. The continuous development of the Internet makes it necessary for us to adjust our data protection rules from time to time. We reserve the right to implement appropriate changes at any time.
"Personal Information" means information about an identifiable individual. Personal Information does not include anonymous or non-personal information (i.e. information that cannot reasonably be associated with, or traced to, a specific individual).
We collect, use and disclose Personal Information concerning our customers, suppliers and others for the following purposes:
We collect, use and disclose your Personal Information with your consent, as permitted or required by law. Depending on the sensitivity of the Personal Information that we collect from you and as permitted by the applicable law, your consent to our collection, use and/or disclosure may be express or implied.
Usually, we will seek your consent to use and/or disclose your Personal Information at the time of collection. In some circumstances, we may seek consent after we have collected your Personal Information but before we use it (for example, if we want to use the Personal Information for different purposes than previously identified).
You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. Please send all communications with respect to the withdrawal of your consent or any change to your consent in writing, addressed to our Privacy Officer.
In most circumstances, we will collect Personal Information directly from the individual to whom the information relates. From time to time and with your consent where required by applicable law, we may engage others, such as our distributors or retailers of our products, to collect Personal Information on our behalf.
We will use your Personal Information:
We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties in the following circumstances:
We take steps to ensure that we retain at the address indicated below your Personal Information as long as necessary to fulfill the identified purposes or as required or permitted by law.
We take steps to help protect your Personal Information against loss, theft and unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
Our methods of protection include physical measures (for example, locked filing cabinets and restricted access to offices or designated areas), organizational measures (for example, security clearances and limiting access on a "need-to-know" basis) and technological measures (for example, using passwords, firewalls and encryption). We take steps to help ensure that only those BASF employees who need access to Personal Information to fulfill their employment duties will have access to it.
When we engage third parties to provide services to us, we use contractual means to help ensure a comparable level of protection is maintained while the Personal Information is in the possession of the third party. In some cases, these third parties may be located outside of Canada (e.g. the United States, Germany, Uruguay and/or India) and the Personal Information may be subject to the laws of that country and no contractual provision can override those laws. Similar to Canadian law, law enforcement agencies or other governmental authorities in the U.S. or other jurisdictions may obtain access to Personal Information where access is permitted or required by the law of the applicable jurisdiction. Confidentiality and the security of information are key considerations for BASF in any outsourcing arrangement to third parties, both inside and outside Canada. To access information about our policies and practices with respect to service providers outside Canada, please contact our Privacy Officer.
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Consequently, BASF cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to BASF and you understand that any information that you transfer to BASF is done at your own risk.
We will attempt to ensure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up to date as necessary for the purposes for which it will be used.
If your Personal Information changes, it is your responsibility to keep us informed of such changes.
We will provide access to your Personal Information upon your written request to our Privacy Officer at the contact information below, to the extent required by law. We will attempt to respond to your written request within thirty (30) days. We will advise you in writing if we cannot meet your requests within this time limit. You may challenge the accuracy and completeness of your Personal Information and have it amended as appropriate.
We are responsible for all Personal Information under our control.