Ecolab respects the privacy of each person who visits our website. Now we would like to inform you of the type of data collected by Ecolab and how they are used. You will also learn how you can check the accuracy of this information and arrange for the deletion of these data by Ecolab. Data are collected, processed and used in conformity with the data protection regulations of the country in which the responsible data processing department is located. We take any action required to ensure compliance.
This Privacy Statement does not apply to websites accessible from hyperlinks on Ecolab websites.
2. Collection, use and processing of personal data
When visiting our website, certain data are automatically stored on our servers for the purpose of system administration or for statistical or backup purposes. These data comprise the name of your Internet service provider, in some cases your IP address, the version of your browser software, the operating system of the computer used to access our website, the website you are using to visit us, the websites that you visit while you are with us and, if applicable, any search terms you have been using to find our website. Depending on the circumstances, such data may allow that conclusions be drawn about certain visitors to the website. However, no person-related data are used in this context. Such data are used solely after having been rendered anonymously. If Ecolab transfers data to an external service-provider, technical and organizational measures will be taken which guarantee that their transmission occurs in conformity with the statutory data protection regulations.
Some services may require registration. When you register with us, you may need to complete certain fields (some are required and some are optional), as well as choose a user name and password. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any personal data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to the affected service and for us to respond to your query.
If you voluntarily supply us with personal-related data, we shall not use, process or transfer these data beyond the limits permitted by statute or defined by yourself in your declaration of consent. Furthermore, we will transfer your data only, if we are obliged to do so by official or court orders.
Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be published on this page. This enables you to inform yourself at any time about which data we are storing and how we collect and use such data.
Ecolab will store your data safely and, therefore, take all precautionary measures to protect your data against loss, abuse or changes. Contractual partners of Ecolab who have access to your data in order to provide services to you on behalf of Ecolab are contractually obliged to keep such information in confidence and may not use these data for any other purpose. In some cases, it will be necessary that we transfer your inquiries to affiliated companies of the Ecolab Group. Also in these cases your data will be treated confidential.
4. Person-related Data of Children
Ecolab does not wish to collect data on children below the age of 14 years. Where necessary, Ecolab will expressly draw the children's attention in an appropriate place to the fact that they shall not send any person-related information to Ecolab. Should parents or other legal guardians discover that the children under their supervision have made person-related data available to Ecolab, we request that they contact us at the address below (see Section 6 below), if these data shall be deleted. We shall then arrange for the deletion of these data without delay.
To facilitate the use of our website, we are using "cookies". Cookies are small units of data temporarily stored on the hard disk of your computer by your browser that are necessary for using our website. The information contained in cookies serves, e.g., the purpose of session control, in particular improved navigation and allows for a high level of user-friendliness of a website. The cookies that we use do not store any person-related data. The majority of web browsers automatically accepts cookies. You can avoid this by changing the settings of your browser. You can remove the cookies stored on your PC any time by deleting the temporary Internet files (Browser bar "Tools/Extras"-"Internet options").
6. Your Wishes and Queries / Data Protection Officer
Stored data will be deleted by Ecolab upon expiration of the statutory or contractual filing period or if Ecolab no longer requires the same. At any time, you may, of course, ask for the deletion of your data. You are also entitled at any time to revoke your consent to the use or processing of your person-related data with future effect. In these cases, or if you have any other wishes in connection with your person-related data, please send an e-mail or a letter to the data privacy officer, Mr. Thomas Schneider. Please also contact us this way, if you would like to know whether we have collected data about you and, if so, which data. We shall endeavor to comply with your wish immediately.