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K+S Polska is delighted to welcome you to our website www.ks-polska.com. Thank you for your interest in our company and the products and services we offer. K+S Polska is extremely careful about protecting your personal data and is concerned about guaranteeing your right to informed self-determination. You are reminded that the statement reported below is made only for this website and not also for the other websites which may be linked in it. The processing of data is based on principles of correctness, lawfulness, transparency, protection of the confidentiality, and of the user rights.

This privacy statement explains what personal information we collect from you through this website (www.ks-polska.com) and how it is used by us.

1. Access logging and data usage

The data, which in any case is anonymous, is processed and stored by K+S Polska for the purpose of ensuring the functionality of the website, improving the content of the website, of preparing statistical analysis, drawing upon the aggregate data regarding browsing of the website, and carrying out analysis of the technical operation of the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

Our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR lies in these purposes.

 

What happens when you use our website?

Each time you access the website, that means, every time a file is retrieved or attempted to retrieve a file on this server, data about this operation is stored in a log-file.

The following data record is stored for each retrieval:

  • the IP address;
  • the region (not the address) from which the IP address is accessing the website;
  • browser language, browser type (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari) and operating system;
  • device type (e.g., mobile device, desktop computer, tablet);
  • browsing behaviour on the website (e.g., when was the website visited, which sections of the website have been clicked, amount of time spent on the website);
  • the website which linked our page.

When and why do we collect, process and use data from you?

Personal data (i.e., name, address, telephone number, email address, gender, age, country of residence) is only collected if you provide them on your own initiative, for example:

  • within the framework of a registration (e.g., sweepstakes, newsletters, webinars);
  • when participating in online promotion activities;
  • in the case of a request or feedback via a contact page;
  • to process: your orders, the services, marketing information, service updates, promotional offers you request, and for customer support;
  • in your online application.

All personal data relating to our website is collected, processed and used according to the applicable provisions for the protection of personal data only for the purpose of the services you commissioned and to process your inquiries. We commission service providers to process your inquiries and use of our services. The service providers are contractually obliged to comply with this privacy policy.

2. Use of cookies

The legal basis for the use of cookies or other web-tracking technologies and the use of the information thus collected is regarding to the required cookies in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR the preservation of our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and the user-friendly design of your page visit. For the use of functional and advertising cookies, we obtain your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR by the settings you make under "Cookies and Related Technologies on This Site".

Cookies are only stored for as long as is needed for their respective purpose.

3. How to control cookies

You can switch your browser settings so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or can exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general.

You can also deactivate cookies using the methods described in the “Help” function of your browser and deleted cookies that were set in the past.

 

If you do not know the type and version of the browser you are using, click on “Help” at the top of the browser window to find the information you need.

Please note that if you deactivate cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

The different browsers differ in how cookie settings are managed. Click on the following links to receive the information needed and decide whether you wish to authorize the installation and use of cookies.

 

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=de_DE
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html

From the website you may be directed to third-party websites through links. We do not control these websites and take no responsibility for any content displayed on these third-party websites or respective data protection standards. We kindly advise you to read the privacy policies of such third-party websites carefully.

5. Duration of data storage

K+S Polska stores your data only as long as absolutely necessary for respective purposes as set out in this privacy policy or as required by law. After the purpose has been fulfilled, corresponding data is deleted according to applicable data protection requirements.

6. Safety of stored data

The submission and storage of data is never entirely secure. However, K+S Polska uses its best efforts to ensure the highest technical level to secure personal data and to protect it from any unauthorized access and abuse.

7. Contact form

Our website includes email addresses and contact forms enabling you to contact our company quickly by electronic means and to communicate with us directly. If you contact us by email or using a contact form, the personal data you transfer to us is automatically stored. Such personal data transferred by you to us on a voluntary basis is used for the purposes of processing your enquiry or contacting you. You can see from the respective contact form which data is collected for that form. We also store the IP address issued by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the computer system you are using when you register, as well as the time and data of registration. It is necessary to collect this data in order to be able to check the (possible) misuse of your email address at a later point in time and thus protect ourselves in law.

This personal data is not passed onto third parties.

The legal basis for the processing of data is your consent pursuant to Article 6(1) letter a GDPR. If you contact us with the aim of concluding a contract, Article 6(1) letter b GDPR is an additional legal basis for the processing. Once your enquiry has been processed, your data is deleted. This is the case when it can be seen from the circumstances that the matter in hand has been fully dealt with, unless deletion of the data conflicts with statutory obligations to retain data.

8. Contact details of data controller/processor / Review of personal information

K+S Polska sp. z o.o. with registered office at ul. 28 Czerwca 1956r Nr. 404 in 61-441 Poznan, website www.ks-polska.com, is the data controller.

The data concerning the users will be also collected and processed by K+S Aktiengesellschaft, as data processor, with registered office at Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7, 34131 Kassel, Germany, website www.k-plus-s.com, email address dataprivacy@k-plus-s.com for the purpose of the services you commissioned, to process your inquiries and to optimize the functionality and content of our website.

In accordance with the applicable data protection laws you have the right  to review, having corrected, updated or deleted your personal information, having restricted the processing as well as the right to object to our data processing, and the right to data portability. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

 

To exercise your rights or if you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy please contact our Data Protection Officer:

K+S Polska sp. z o.o.
Privacy Policy
Phone: +48 61 628 09 51

email: politkaprywatnosci@k-plus-s.com

9. Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Therefore, we recommend you check the Privacy Policy regularly.

Status: May 2018