PRIVACY POLICY
This Privacy Statement describes how The XXXXXXXXXX Chemical Company and its affiliates (“XXXXXXXXXX ”) may collect information from or about you when you visit this website (www.XXXXXXXXXX .com) and other XXXXXXXXXX websites that display or link to this Privacy Statement. XXXXXXXXXX values your privacy, and is providing this Privacy Statement to explain what information we collect and how that information may be used by XXXXXXXXXX when you interact with XXXXXXXXXX online. In some countries, your use of XXXXXXXXXX ’s website could be considered consent by you to XXXXXXXXXX ’s use of this information. If you do not want us to collect or use your information as set out in this Privacy Statement, please do not use our websites or provide us with your information. Please take a few minutes to review this Privacy Statement. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement . Who Is Collecting Your Information Information collected through www.XXXXXXXXXX .com is maintained by The XXXXXXXXXX . What Information We Collect When you interact with XXXXXXXXXX online or in response to XXXXXXXXXX ’s marketing communications, XXXXXXXXXX collects “Personal Data” about you, by which we mean information that may identify you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to XXXXXXXXXX . Information that we collect includes the following: Information You Provide:
  • We collect the personal information you knowingly provide by completing an online form, registering for information or services, applying for a job, or otherwise sending to us. For example, if you sign up to receive e-mail communications from one of our businesses, we collect your e-mail address and any related information you provide. If you communicate with us using the “Contact Us” feature, we collect the information you provide when you complete the “Contact Us” form.
  • This includes information such as your name, email or physical address, or other contact details, or other records or copies of your correspondence with us (including emails).
  • If you sign up to receive e-mail communications from XXXXXXXXXX , we will collect your e-mail address and any related information you provide.
  • If you communicate with XXXXXXXXXX using the “Contact Us” feature, we collect the information you provide when you complete the “Contact Us” form.
Supplemental Information.
  • In some cases, XXXXXXXXXX may also collect information about you from other sources, and combine the information that you provide us online with other information that we have due to your relationship with XXXXXXXXXX .
  • For example, if you are a XXXXXXXXXX customer or supplier, we may use the information you have provided us both online and through our broader business relationships to improve your online experience.
Cookies and similar devices We and our service providers use cookies, pixels, log files and other mechanisms to gather information about your use of our website, mobile apps and social media properties.
  • Cookies A cookie is a text file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Our website uses cookies—in combination with pixels, local storage objects, and similar devices—for various purposes, including to enable a faster log-in process, to make it easier for you to navigate the website, to distinguish you from other users, and to provide you with a more personalized experience. When you visit our website, strictly necessary cookies will be placed on your device; strictly necessary cookies do not require your consent. For performance, functional and targeting cookies, we request your consent before placing them on your device. At any time, you can change your preferences for performance, functional and targeting cookies by using our Cookie Preferences tool. You can also block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
  • Clear GIFs, pixel tags, web beacons and other technologies Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (also referred to as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our services to, among other things, assist us with delivering cookies on this website, collect anonymous information about the use of this website by our visitors, deliver customized or targeted content to you on this website and through our partners, and/or help us manage online advertising by collecting information related to which advertisements drive traffic to our website. We may place clear GIFs on this website directly, and we may place clear GIFs on behalf of the partner whose branding appears on this website or its service providers. The information collected by web beacons does not identify you personally. However, if you have created a user identity on one of your visits to this website, for example, by making a purchase, we may link the information we collect using web beacons to the information that identifies you personally and use it in the same ways as we use the information we collect using cookies. We and our third-party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our customers, to help us track email response rates, to identify when our emails are viewed, and to track whether our emails are forwarded.
  • Log files Most browsers collect certain information, such as your IP address, device type, screen resolution, operating system version, and internet browser type and version. This information is gathered automatically and stored in log files.
  • Third-party analytics Our website may also use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics to evaluate the use of our website. We use these tools to gather non-personal data about users to help us improve our services and user experiences. These analytics providers may use cookies and other technologies to perform their services and may combine the information they collect about you on our website with other information they have collected for their own purposes. This Privacy Statement does not cover such uses of data by third parties. For more information on how such third parties collect and use information on our behalf, and to manage your privacy choices and advertising preferences with such third parties, please refer to their respective privacy policies
Additional Information for EU-based Users Data protection regulations in Europe require XXXXXXXXXX to disclose additional information regarding Personal Data collected from European users, and to limit XXXXXXXXXX ’s use of such information in specific ways. This section provides additional information applicable to European Personal Data, which may not apply to users in other geographies. Legal Basis for Processing. European Personal Data may only be processed by XXXXXXXXXX where and to the extent that such processing is:
  • Necessary for the performance of a contract with you, such as:
    • To carry out XXXXXXXXXX ’s obligations with respect to any contractual agreements between us with respect to information, products, and services that you may request from XXXXXXXXXX ;
    • To process a job application; or
    • To fulfill any other agreements between us.
  • Necessary for XXXXXXXXXX to comply with a legal obligation, for example to meet our tax and accounting obligations.
  • Necessary to serve the legitimate business interests of XXXXXXXXXX or a third party, where such use is consistent with the fundamental rights of individuals under European law, for example:
    • To provide you with effective customer service or technical support, such as where you have requested information from XXXXXXXXXX ;
    • To contact you with information regarding health and safety, applicable regulations, or stewardship of our products;
    • To improve the content, functionality, performance, security and usability of our website;
    • To notify you about changes to our business, products, services, or our website;
    • To conduct business transactions, including purchases and sales of XXXXXXXXXX products, or business reorganizations including the sale, transfer, change in control or merger of XXXXXXXXXX assets or businesses.
  • Subject to a valid consent you have freely provided and not withdrawn, such as opt-in consents allowing XXXXXXXXXX to place cookies on your computer or to use your contact information for promotional advertising.
Data Subject Rights. European users of this website have the legal right to request XXXXXXXXXX undertake specific actions with respect to their Personal Data, including:
  • The right to request access to your Personal Data, including the right to have XXXXXXXXXX confirm if your Personal Data is being used by XXXXXXXXXX;
  • The right to have your Personal Data corrected or erased;
  • The right to object to or restrict XXXXXXXXXX ’s use of your Personal Data, for example where such information is not accurate or no longer needed;
  • The right to have your Personal Data transferred from XXXXXXXXXX to another party;
  • The right to not be subject to automated decision-making or profiling based on your Personal Data;
  • The right to withdraw any consent you have previously provided to XXXXXXXXXX ’s collection or use of your Personal Data; and
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
Cross-Border Transfers of Data. The information that XXXXXXXXXX collects from you will be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us, or by other entities acting as data processors on our behalf. XXXXXXXXXX has implemented international data transfer agreements on the basis of the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses in order to provide appropriate and suitable safeguards for the transfer of this information. You may request a copy of the Standard Contractual Clauses by contacting the privacy contact for your geographic region listed below. Data Retention. XXXXXXXXXX will process and store your Personal Data for the duration of our relationship with you, which may be a long term, and as long as necessary to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations. XXXXXXXXXX will delete your data:
  • When it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which that information was collected and processed;
  • Upon your request or objection, provided there are no overriding legal grounds requiring XXXXXXXXXX to maintain that information;
  • When necessary to comply with XXXXXXXXXX ’s legal obligations; and
  • If our collection of information was based on your consent, upon the withdrawal of your consent.
Any requests or inquiries relating to XXXXXXXXXX ’s handling of EU information may be made by contacting us. Additional Information for California Residents The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”) requires XXXXXXXXXX to disclose certain additional information to California residents. This Section provides such additional information applicable to visitors, users and others who reside in the State of California, which may not apply to users in other geographies. Information We Collect. Our website collects information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household (“Personal Information”). In particular, our website has collected the following categories of personal information from its consumers within the last twelve (12) months:
Category Examples Collected
A. Identifiers. A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers. YES
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)). A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories. YES
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law. Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information). NO
D. Commercial information. Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. YES
E. Biometric information. Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data. NO
F. Internet or other similar network activity. Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement. YES
G. Geolocation data. Physical location or movements. NO
H. Sensory data. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. NO
I. Professional or employment-related information. Current or past job history or performance evaluations. NO
J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)). Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records. NO
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information. Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. NO
Personal Information does not include:
  • Publicly available information from government records.
  • Deidentified or aggregated consumer information.
  • Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, like:
  • Health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data;
  • Personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
How We Collect Information About You. We obtain the categories of Personal Information listed above either directly from you (e.g., from forms you complete or products and services you purchase) or indirectly from you (e.g., from observing your actions on our website).