The Fritz Henkel Stiftung, hereinafter referred to as the foundation, respects the privacy of each person who visits our website. Now we would like to inform you of the type of data collected by the foundation 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.
This Data Protection Statement does not apply to websites accessible via hyperlinks on the foundation websites.
2. Collection, use and processing of personal data
Name of the responsible entity: Fritz Henkel Stiftung
Address of the responsible entity: Henkelstrasse 67, 40589 Duesseldorf, Germany
The foundation 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 the foundation. The foundation stores and processes data specifically for the following purposes:
When users visit the website, the foundation 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 used type of browser as well as the date and time of use.
The foundation stores this information for a maximum of 7 days for the purpose of recognizing and pursuing misuse.
The foundation uses this information also for improvements to the service’s presentation, features and functionalities as well as general administration tasks.
Aside from this, the foundation 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.
The processing and use of the data is based on statutory provisions which justify those operations on the grounds that (1) the processing is necessary for the provision of the website; or (2) the foundation has an overriding legitimate interest in ensuring and enhancing the functionality and error-free operation of the website and that it is tailored to the users’ needs.
3. Further Personal Data processing
You may have provided your contact data via our “Application for project support”. We will use your data for the purpose of replying to your request. The processing and use of your data is based on statutory provisions which justify those operations on the grounds that the processing 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. Personal data from children
The foundation will not knowingly collect personal data from children without insisting that such data should only be transmitted with parental consent if required by applicable legal provisions. Generally, we will only use or disclose personal data of children to the extent permitted by law to obtain the legally required parental consent or to protect children. The term “child/children“ takes nationally applicable legal provisions and cultural practices into consideration.
5. Your Data Subject Rights
At any time, you may assert the right to access your data. Additionally, provided that the respective requirements are met, you may assert the following rights:
- Right to rectification
- Right to erasure
- Right to restriction of processing
- Right to lodge a complaint with the respectively competent data protection supervisory authority
- Right to data portability (as of May 25th 2018)
Right to object
In case of processing activities involving your personal data that are carried out on basis of a legitimate interest of the foundation, you have the right to object against such processing of your personal data at any time for reasons resulting from your specific situation. The foundation will stop that processing unless the foundation can prove important reasons for the processing which deserve protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims.
In these cases, or if you have any other questions or wishes in connection with regard to your personal data, please send an e-mail or a letter, Fritz Henkel Stiftung, Henkelstrasse 67, D 40589 Düsseldorf, Germany (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
6. 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
Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). For an overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance, go to: https://dev.twitter.com/web/tweet-button
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: