Data Protection

Wintershall Online Data Protection Rules

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Wintershall is delighted that you have visited our website and thanks you for your interest in our company.

At Wintershall, data protection has the highest priority. This document is designed to provide you with information on how we are following the rules for data protection at Wintershall, which information we gather while you are browsing our website and how this information is used. First and foremost: your personal data is only used in the following cases and will not be used in other cases without your explicit approval.


Collecting data

When you visit the Wintershall website, general information is collected automatically (in other words, not by means of registration) which is not stored as personal related data. The web servers that are used store the following data by default:


  • The name of your internet service provider
  • The website from which you visited us
  • The websites which you visit when you are with us
  • Your IP address

This information is analyzed in anonymized form. It is used solely for the purpose of improving the attractiveness, content and functionality of our website. Where data is passed on to external service providers, we have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed.


Collection and processing of personal data

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text data, which are recorded on your computer and which enable an analysis of your utilization of the website.

The information on your use of the website (including your IP address) produced by the cookie is transmitted to a server of Google’s in the USA and is recorded there. Google is going to use this information in order to evaluate your utilization of the website, to gather reports about the website activities for K+S and in order to generate further services connected to the website and internet use. Also, Google may transfer there information to a third party, provided this is legally compulsory or as far as third parties process these data in the name of Google. In no case, Google is going to connect your IP address to other data of Google’s.

You may avoid the installation of cookies by a corresponding adjustment in your browser software; we would like to inform you, though, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in their full range. By using this website you assent to processing your data collected by Google in that manner and for the aim as described above.

You can change the settings for the collection and use of your IP address from Google Analytics at any time in the future. More information can be found under tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

In addition to this, personal data will only be stored if you specify them yourself, e.g. within a registration, application or survey. We strive to attend to your application within a short period of time. We will not pass them on to third parties, except for group societies. Your electronic application is directly sent to the corresponding personnel department.


Beyond this use, personal data is only collected when you provide us with this in the course of, say, registration, by filling out forms or sending emails, and in the course of ordering products or services, inquiries or requests for material.

Your personal data remains with our company and our provider and will not be made available to third parties in any form by us or by persons instructed by us.


Data Retention

We store personal data for as long as it is necessary to perform a service that you have requested or for which you have granted your permission, providing that no legal requirements exist to the contrary such as in the case of retention periods required by trade or tax regulations.


Security

Wintershall deploys technical and organizational security measures to protect the information you have made available from being manipulated unintentionally or intentionally, lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorized persons. Where personal data is being collected and processed the information will be transferred in encrypted form in order to prevent misuse of the data by a third party. Our security measures are continuously reviewed and revised in line with the latest technology.


Right to obtain and correct information

You have the right to check all data relating to your person stored with us and inform us, if it is in your opinion out-of-date or incorrect. To inform us, just send an email to the email address indicated in the imprint or to the person in charge of data protection (see below for the relevant contact details).


Cookies


On our corporate website, we only use cookies in certain areas of the website if they are required for an application or service which we provide.



Contact


If you have any questions or ideas, please refer to the data protection representative at Wintershall 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.

Data Protection Officer
Wintershall Norge AS

Data Protection Officer Wintershall Holding GmbH
Fred Thielmann

+49 561 301 1817
fred.thielmann[at]wintershall.com