Brenntag has established a set of binding corporate principles for Personal Data Protection commitment regardless of where your Personal Data is processed, to observe your privacy in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), valid since 25th of May 2018. This policy is Brenntag’s global privacy standard for all Brenntag and across all Brenntag’s affiliated entities.
PURPOSE OF PRIVACY NOTICE
NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS OF CONTROLLER
Brenntag's web servers track of the pages visited on Brenntag's website, the amount of time spent on those pages and the types of searches done on them. This automatically captures and stores the following information (which is transmitted by the visitor’s internet browser or browsing activity), depending on the selection of privacy settings upon visiting Brenntag's website.
Additional personal data processing may take place following your preferences such as:
- 1 Date and time of the server request
- 2 Geolocation
- 3 Type/version of Operating System
- 4 Type/version of Browser
- 5 Data transfer volume
- 6 Screen resolution
- 7 Accessed links and their status
As a result, Brenntag also records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors which is a unique number assigned dynamically assigned by Internet Service Providers (ISP) to every computer on the internet. This IP address, that Brenntag collects, may contain information that could be deemed identifiable.
Brenntag uses the information to prevent potentially illegal activities and to enforce our terms and conditions. Brenntag also uses a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and to screen content to prevent abuse, such as spam. These efforts may, on occasion, result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users. Brenntag uses this information for statistical purposes, to find out which pages users visit and what products and services are of interest or could be of value to Brenntag web servers’ visitors. We collect and process this data for the purpose of ensuring the security of this website, which is a legitimate interest in terms of GDPR. We delete or anonymise this kind of personal data automatically after 14 days.
Cookies are used by the Brenntag website to keep track of user sessions. A Cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing to store often store your settings for a website, such as your preferred language or location, and/or information to help you enter a site without having to login. In effect, cookies tell the website that your browser has been to the site before.
Depending on your Browser Cookie consent selection of settings upon first visiting Brenntag website(s), Brenntag uses tracking cookies, third-party cookies and other technologies (e.g. web beacons) to process additional information, enable noncore functionalities on the Brenntag website and enable referenced third-party functions (such as a social media "share" link).
If you do not want a cookie placed on your computer in general or as a result of using a Brenntag website, you can disable cookies altogether by modifying the preferences section of your web browser. Note that, if you do so, some aspects of Brenntag website may be unavailable to you. If you choose to accept cookies on your hard drive, but wish to be informed of cookies usage on your visited sites, you may turn on a warning prompt by modifying the cookie-warning section also located in the preferences section of your web browser. In most cases Browser Cookies used by Brenntag are session-based and therefore last only for the duration of the user's session, however in some cases Brenntag uses persistent Browser Cookie that remains on your hard drive and provides information about the session you are in and waits for the next time you use that site again.
This provides useful information to Brenntag to recognise frequent users, facilitate the user's access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior, which assists Brenntag in content improvements. Such cookies are used only for this purpose, and they are not used to identify users or to track their usage of other web sites.
The following cookies will only start, after you had given your consent via the cookie-banner:
- _ga Purpose: distinguish users. Erasure after 2 years
- _gid / Purpose: distinguish users. Erasure: after 24 hours
- _gat Purpose: throttle request rate. Erasure after 1 minute
Brenntag may use "web beacons" technology on Brenntag’s websites or in marketing emails to track pages viewed or messages opened, the date and time you visited our site, the website you came from, the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name and address of your internet service provider.
Web beacon is the use of various techniques used on web pages or email, to unobtrusively (usually invisibly) allow checking that a user has accessed the content. Common uses are email tracking and page tagging for web analytics. Alternative names are web bug, tracking bug, tag, pixel tag, single-pixel GIF’s or page tag.
DO NOT TRACK (DNT)
Brenntag web servers will respect your decision to opt out of our and third-party tracking services, including behavior advertising. This opt out shall be subject to your use of the DNT (do not track) setting in your web browser, however due to technology limitation, websites do not respond to DNT consumer browser settings. Currently there is no solid mechanism to guarantee DNT consumer browser settings effect on commercial websites.
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the United States. On behalf of the website operator Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of Google cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, see also Item 6 above. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
You can prevent the capturing by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
Google Analytics is further explained under the following link Google Analytics. Please note that this website initializes Google Analytics with the setting “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure anonymized capturing by masking the last part of your IP addresses (IP masking).
GOOGLE TAG MANAGER
This website uses the Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketers to manage website tags from applications such as Google Analytics through a single surface/interface. The Tool Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-free domain and does not collect any personal data.
The tool triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation has been made at domain or cookie level, such deactivation remains in effect for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager.
When we do business with you or the company you work for, we collect and use your information as follows. If not mentioned otherwise, we have received your data from you personally, your employer, or from publicly available sources. We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.