Data Protection Statement
Effective Date: October 14, 2020
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.
California residents have certain rights as noted in the California 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 type of browser used 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. At times, some of this data may be shared with our affiliates, service providers, government entities as required by law, and marketing and advertising partners to provide personalize offers and content that may be of interest to you.
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.
3. Further Personal Data processing
a) Contact our team - general website visitor requests
You may have provided your contact data via our “Contact our company” contact form here. We will use your data for the purpose of replying to your request. The processing and use of your data 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. Local Rights
A. California Rights
Residents of California have additional rights explained here.
B. Connecticut Rights
Connecticut law requires any person or entity that collects Social Security numbers from Connecticut residents in the course of business to create a privacy protection policy and to publish or display it publicly. It is our policy to protect the confidentiality of Social Security numbers in our possession from misuse and improper disclosure by maintaining and enforcing policies and physical and electronic safeguards against misuse and improper disclosure. Unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers is prohibited, and access to them is limited to personnel who need access to such information in order to perform their job functions.
C. Nevada Rights
Nevada “consumers” have the right to instruct us not to “sell” “covered information” as those terms are defined by Chapter 603A of the Nevada Revised Statutes. Although we do not currently “sell” “covered information” of Nevada “consumers” as those terms are defined under that law, you may contact us at PrivacyNA@henkel.com and provide your name, Nevada resident address, and email address to be verified and exercise your opt-out rights in the event we do sell covered information under that law in the future. If you change your email address or other contact information, contact us in the same manner to update your contact information to help facilitate your opt-out. Changing your contact information elsewhere (e.g., informational requests, account information, etc.) will not update your Nevada opt-out information and we will only use the information provided to our opt-out program for managing opt-outs. It is your responsibility to keep your opt-out information current. If after opting-out you direct us to share you covered information with others, we will do so regarding of your prior opt-out.
D. Canada Rights
If you are in Canada, you have a right to request access to your Personal Data and to request a correction to it if you believe it is inaccurate. If you have submitted Personal Data to Henkel and would like to have access to it, or if you would like to have it corrected, please contact us using the contact information provided below. Please note; however, that in some cases we may not be able to allow you to access certain Personal Data in certain circumstances, for example if it contains Personal Data of other persons, or for legal reasons. We may require you to verify your identity before we allow you to access your Personal Data. You can also contact us using the contact information provided below if you have questions about this Data Protection statement, how we process Personal Data, or if you would like to submit a compliant.
If you receive commercial email from us, you may opt-out by using the ‘unsubscribe’ tool at the bottom of such messages.
For information on how to opt-out of some of the analytics or behavioral tools we use, please see Sections 5. and 6., below.
Some or all of the Personal Data we collect may be stored or processed on servers located outside Canada and your jurisdiction of residence, including in the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. As a result, this information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in those jurisdictions according to laws in those jurisdictions.
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 in Section 5. 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, other Henkel websites that you visit and, if applicable, any search terms you have been using to find our website. Some information about your use of Henkel’s website and certain third-party services may be collected using cookies across time and different Internet websites. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Since there is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context, like many online services, Henkel currently does not alter Henkel’s practices when Henkel receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. However, you can control Webtrekk tracking as explained below.
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
is operated by X Corp., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. For an overview of the X buttons and their appearance, go to: https://dev.x.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: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/instagram/oembed
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: