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.

Cookies on this website *

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

Based on your prior consent, Google will analyse your use of our website on our behalf. To this purpose, we use, among others, the Cookies described in more detail in the below table. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of our website (e.g. the referring website, which of our webpages you visit, your browser type, your language settings, your operating system, your screen resolution) will be transmitted to a server of Google in the US, where it will be stored and analysed; the respective results will then be made available to us in an anonymised form. In this process, your usage data will not be connected to your full IP address. We have activated on our website the IP anonymising function offered by Google, so that the last 8 bits (type IPv4) or the last 80 bits (type IPv6) of your IP address are deleted. Moreover, Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, which ensures an adequate level of data protection with respect to the processing of data by Google in the US.

You may withdraw your consent to the use of web analysis at any time either by downloading and installing the Google Browser Plugin or by managing your consents in your browser settings. Both options will prevent the use of web analysis only if you use the browser on which you installed the plugin and if you do not delete the opt-out Cookie.

For further information on Google Analytics please refer to the Google Analytics Terms of Service, the Google Analytics security and privacy principles, and the Google Privacy Policy.

Name of cookie(s) Purpose and content Lifespan
JSESSIONID Application Performance Monintoring Session
sHomeRevealElements  UI rendering  5 days
wfvt_3901025015  Website CMS security  30 minutes
wordfence_verifiedHuman Website CMS security  1 day
cookieconsent_status EU cookie consent status  1 year
cookie_notice_accepted EU cookie consent status  1 year
_ga Google Analytics tracking  2 years

 

Security

Covestro uses technical and organizational security precautions to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Any personal data that is provided to Covestro by you will be encrypted in transit to prevent its possible misuse by third parties. Our security procedures are continuously revised based on new technological developments.

Children

In light of the importance of protecting children’s privacy, we do not collect, process or use on our website any information relating to an individual whom we know to be under 13 years old without the prior, verifiable consent of his or her legal representative. Such legal representative has the right, upon request, to view the information provided by the child and/or to require that it be deleted.

Contacts

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 us

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.