The topic of data protection has the highest priority at BASF. Therefore, we would like to inform you in detail about it in the following:

A. Who is responsible for data processing?
B. What data do we process, for what purposes, for how long and on what legal basis?
C.  Are you obliged to provide us with this data?
D. To whom do we pass on your personal data?
E. How do we safeguard your personal data?
F. What rights do you have?
G. Where can you complain?
H. Data protection for minors

A.   Who is responsible for data processing?

This Internet site is provided by BASF Coatings GmbH, Glasuritstraße 1, 48165 Münster, Germany (hereinafter also referred to as"BASF", "we" or "us"). In accordance with Article13 of the EU Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), we would like to informyou below about the processing of your personal data when you call up and useour website.
Our data protection office can be contacted at:e-mail: data-protection.eu@BASF.com

B. What data do we process, for what purposes, for how long and on what legal basis?

In the following, we inform you about the data processing on our site (a), its purposes and legal basis (b) as well as the respective storage period and, if applicable, specific objection and removal options (c).

1. log files
a. Data processing
If you visit our website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or transmit data in any other way (e.g. via a contact form), the following information is automatically transmitted from your browser to our server:
- IP address of your device  
- Information about your browser- Name of the website from which you visit us
- Name of the visited page (URL) or the opened file
- Date and time of your visit
- Status information such as error messages
- Transferred data volume and the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
- Operating system and version of your computer's operating system and the name of your access provider

b. Purposes and legal basis
When you visit our website, we use the IP address and other information automatically transmitted to our server by your browser under B. 1. a. to(i) provide you with the requested content(ii) ensure the security and stability of our website and to trace unauthorized use(iii) enable a comfortable use of our website.The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the above listed purposes for data processing. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

c. Storage period
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session is ended. In the case of storage of the data in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses are anonymized by deleting the last eight bits, so that an identification of you is no longer possible.

3. Contact form, e-mail

a. Data processing
Our webpages contain contact forms as well as links to send us an e-mail directly. If you use one of these contact forms, the data which you provide in such forms will be transmitted to us and processed. The mandatory data that must be filled in for electronic contact via the respective contact form are marked with (*). If you provide us with additional data, this is done voluntarily.

b. Purpose and legal basis
Your data will be processed to enable us to contact you, to process your request and to provide you with our respective services, to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.The legal basis for the processing of data classified as being mandatory is Art. 6 para.1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The afore mentioned purposes also include a legitimate interest in the processing of the data. If the purpose of the contact is the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art.6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of the data that you have voluntarily provided us with is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

c. Storage period

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or made unavailable as soon as the purpose of the storage does no longer apply. Furthermore, data maybe stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the person responsible is subject. Data will also be deleted or made unavailable when a storage period prescribed by the above-mentioned provisions expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data for the purpose of concluding or fulfilling a contract.In case of a consent, you have the right to revoke such consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. To do so, please change the settings in the Privacy Preference Center.

C.   Are you obliged to provide us with this data?
When you visit our website, the information specified in section B. 1. a. as well as the information from the cookies classified as strictly necessary is processed automatically. The transfer of this information is voluntary. Without the provision of this personal data, we cannot display the requested page.

If you

- allow us to use cookies that are not classified as strictly necessary,
- want to contact us and send us an e-mail, whatsapp message or use our contact form
- apply to the pilotest,

the transfer of the information is voluntary.

If you contact us, we cannot answer your inquiry in the chosen way without the provision of the personal data required in the individual case. As far as cookies are concerned, the lack of consent can lead to a restriction of the functionality of the website or parts of it. Embedded videos cannot be played without your consent.

D.   To whom do we pass on your personal data?


Within our company, only persons and departments are granted access to your personal data as far as they need it to fullfil the above mentioned purposes.We also involve service providers. These service providers will only act on our instructions and are contractually obliged to comply with the applicable data protection requirements.

Microsoft Forms
We use online forms using Microsoft Forms, an offer from Microsoft with which we have concluded a data sharing/supplier agreement. The forms can be addressed in different ways (via hyperlink, QR code, embedding in a website oder sending an email). The data processing is based on your consent to the processing of your personal data according to art. 6 (1) a) GDPR or art. 6 (1) b) GDPR, if the processing is necessary for the purpose of contract execution. Further information about Microsoft Forms can be found here: https://support.office.com/en-ie/forms. We cannot rule out that in individual cases personal data will also be transmitted to and processed by Microsoft Corporation in the USA. For more information on how Microsoft processes personal data, see https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-ie/privacystatement.

A transfer of your personal data to service providers in a third country will only takeplace if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR are fulfilled.

E.   How do we secure your personal data?
BASF uses technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously revised in line with technological developments.

F.   What rights do you have?

You have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation including the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold aboutyou, if you request it from us in writing:

Right to access:
the right to obtain access to your information (if we’re processing it), and certain other information (like that provided in this Privacy Policy);

Right to correct:
if your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete you have the right to have your personal information rectified;

Right to erasure:
this is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions. For example, we have the right to continue using your personaldata if such use is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations or forthe establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;

Right to restriction of processing: the right to suspend the usage of your personal information or limit the way in which we can process it. Please note that this right is limited in certain situations: When we are processing your personal information that we collected from you with your consent you can only request restriction on the basis of: (a) inaccuracy of data; (b) where our processingis unlawful and you don’t want your personal information erased; (c) you need it for a legal claim; or (d) if we no longer need to use the data for the purposes for which we hold it. When processing is restricted, we can stillstore your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people whohave asked for restriction of the use of their personal information to makesure the restriction is respected in future;

Right to data portability:
the right to request that we move, copy or transfer(where technically feasible) your personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, for your own purposes across different services;

Right to object: the right to object to our processing of your personal information including where we processit for our legitimate interests, direct marketing;

Right to withdraw consent:
if you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal information with your consent up to that point is unlawful).Exercising these rights is free of charge. However, you are required to prove your identity by means ofa two-factor-authentication. We will engage reasonable efforts consistent with our legal duty to supply, correct or delete personal information about you.To exerciseyour rights, please contact us, for example by e-mail or by post. You will find the contact details in section A.

G.   Where can you complain?
You have the right to lodge a complaint with our data protection officer(for contact details see Section A) or with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work orplace of the alleged infringement. In either case, you can contact our Lead Data Protection Authority:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Rhineland-Palatinate (Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Rheinland-Pfalz)

Hintere Bleiche 3455116 Mainz

https://www.datenschutz.rlp.de/de/general-storage/footer/ueber-den-lfdi/kontakt/

E-Mail:  poststelle@datenschutz.rlp.de

H.   Dataprotection for minors
This website is intended for persons who are at least 18 years old. If a minor  submits personal data via this website, we will delete this data and not process it further as soon as we become aware of this fact.