Privacy Statement

Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG (CURRENTA) is aware that the security of your private information from the use of our websites 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, what data we discard, and how we use the data. With this privacy statement we would like to inform you about our security measures.

Collection of data
You can use our online presentation without disclosing your personal data. For technical reasons, data may be stored for security purposes when you use our website. These 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. The data could possibly lead to your identification, but we do not use such identification to analyze personal data. We do use the data from time to time for statistical purposes, but maintain the anonymity of each individual user. In cases where personal data are passed on to external service-providers, 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, for example through registration, completion of forms or emails, as part of an order for products or services, inquiries or requests about materials being provided.

The database and its contents remain with our company and the provider acting on our behalf. 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 retain control of and responsibility for the use of any personal data you disclose to us. It is possible that these data may be stored or processed partly or fully in other countries (e.g. the United States). These countries could have different data protection laws to the country you live in. Should this be the case, we will ensure that the company responsible for the data processing has established suitable measures so that your data are protected according to the standard of your country of residence.

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 they may be out of date or incorrect. Just send an email to the address given in the imprint or contact the Data Security Officer (see below for address and email address).

Right of cancellation
You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data in the future. Just send an email to the address given in the imprint or contact the Data Security Officer (see below for address and email address).

Data retention
We only retain personal data for as long as is necessary for us to render a service you 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 locally in the browser cache of visitors to the site. These cookies make it possible to recognize the internet browser, in order to optimize the website and simplify its use. The data are not used to personally identify visitors to the website.

Most browsers are configured to accept these cookies automatically. However, 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

  • The PHP session cookie “PHPSESSID” is valid till the end of the session.
  • __atuvc, is used by AddThis to display the current count for URLs shared on social networks.
  • currenta_add_homescreen hides the “add to homescreen” button on iOS devices.
  • currenta_themen stores the topic filter selection for future visits

Social Media and YouTube

We integrate plug-ins from the Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn networks, as well as YouTube videos. The software and server configuration used mean that data are only transmitted to the respective network if you click on the relevant plug-in or video, for example by clicking the “share in Facebook” button.

Activating the plug-in automatically sends data to the relevant network provider. We have no influence over the data collected and any data processing procedures. We are not responsible for this data processing and are therefore not the responsible body.

When you activate the plug-in, the provider firstly carries out the action you have selected, for example displaying on Facebook that you have shared our website. The provider also receives other data that it stores on its own servers (in the United States in the case of American providers). The provider receives the information that you have visited specific pages on our website. In respect of your visit to the site, it receives your IP address, date and time of the visit, the website the request came from, the language and version of your browser, your operating system and its interface. Facebook and Xing have stated that they only collect an anonymous IP address in Germany. Data are transferred irrespective of whether you actually have an account with the provider or are logged in. If you are logged in to the provider, your data are immediately matched to your account. It is also possible that the provider uses cookies on your computer to track your browsing.

The privacy statements of Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and Xing contain further information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and how the networks process and use the data. Addresses of each of the providers, with the URL for their privacy statements:

  1. Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, United States; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php;
  2. Google Inc. (Google+ and YouTube), 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, United States; https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/;
  3. Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, United States; https://twitter.com/privacy;
  4. Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany; http://www.xing.com/privacy;
  5. LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, United States, http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Security
CURRENTA uses technical and organizational security precautions to protect your data from deliberate or accidental manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. All personal data collected and processed are encrypted in transit to prevent possible misuse by third parties. Our security procedures are continuously revised based on new technological developments.

Children
In view 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

If you have any problems, questions or ideas, please contact one of the following persons.  

Website Editor:
Joachim Kehrer
Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG
Unternehmenskommunikation
Building E1
51368 Leverkusen
Germany
E-Mail  

Corporate Data Protection Officer, Bayer AG
Dr. Gabriel Harnier
Building Q 26
51368 Leverkusen,
Germany
cor.privacy@bayer.com

Data Privacy Manager, Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG
Kai Weber
Building C 105
+49 214 30 48296 Phone
kai.weber@currenta.de  

The constant development of the internet requires occasional adjustments to our privacy statement. We retain the right to make changes when necessary.

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