Data privacy

Data privacy declaration

BASF appreciates your interest in our company and your visit to our website.
Data protection is a top priority at BASF. For this reason, we would like to inform you in detail below:

- Which information BASF collects during your visit to our website?
- the purposes for which this information is processed
- The legal basis for the processing of personal data
- To which recipients personal data are transmitted
- How long personal data is stored
- Whether you are obliged to provide us with personal data

We would also like to inform you,

- What rights you have in relation to the data processing carried out
- Who is to be regarded as the person responsible within the meaning of data protection law and, if available, the contact data of our data protection officer
1.  What information does BASF collect during your visit to this website?

(1)  If you visit our website for information purposes (i.e. not by registering or contacting us), the following information is automatically transferred from your browser to our server:

- IP address of your computer
- Information about your browser
- Name of the website from which you are visiting us
- Name of the requested offer page (URL) or the requested file.
- Date and time of your visit
- Transferred data volumes
- Status information such as error messages

(2) If you contact us via a contact form on our website or by e-mail, we will receive the following information:

- Your e-mail address and any other information you provide to us in your e-mail or via fields on a contact form.
- Date and time of your contact

2. To what extent does BASF process the above data and for what purposes?

(1) When you visit the BASF website, we use the IP address and the other data automatically transmitted from your browser to our server under section 1 (1) for the following purposes

a) to be able to provide you with the requested content. We save the complete IP address only as long as this is technically necessary to display the requested page.

b) To transmit your IP address to a service provider who compares your public IP address with non-personal company information. This company information is stored by us. In this processing step, your IP address is neither stored by our service provider nor by us.

c) to protect us from attacks and to ensure the proper functioning of our website. We store the said data temporarily and access-protected for a maximum of 180 days. Excepted from deletion after a maximum of 180 days is data on accesses that are necessary for the further pursuit of attacks and disruptions.BASF will only attempt to find out who is behind an IP address in cases of illegal attacks.

(2) We store the IP address of your computer after we have shortened it by the last octet - i.e. in anonymous form - in order to analyze the usage behavior of visitors to our website and thus improve our website. The IP address is shortened for this purpose immediately after collection. We therefore do not collect any personal information about your usage behaviour on our website.

(3) If you contact us via a contact form on our website or by e-mail, we will use the personal data mentioned under point 1 (2) to respond to your enquiry and to comply with it as far as possible. This personal data will be stored for as long as is necessary to answer your enquiry and to comply with it.

3. Are you obliged to provide us with this data? Can you object to the use of this data?

When you visit our website, the information mentioned in paragraph 1 (1) is automatically transmitted from your browser to our server. The transmission of this information is voluntary. Without the provision of this personal data, we cannot display the requested page to you.

You are not obliged to allow us to use your already anonymous data for web analysis. You are also not obliged to allow us to compare your IP address with your company data.
You therefore have the opportunity to object to the use of your - already anonymous - data by clicking on the following button.

This contradiction has no consequences for you. You can continue to visit our website.
If you wish to contact us and send us an e-mail or use our contact form for this purpose, the transmission of the information in accordance with section 1 (2) is voluntary. If a contact form contains mandatory fields, these are marked. Without the provision of the personal data required in individual cases, we may not be able to answer your request in the best possible way.  

4. what is the legal basis for the processing of your personal data?

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data as described under point 2 is Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, letter (f) of the Basic Data Protection Regulation. BASF's legitimate interest in these processing activities results from the purposes mentioned in Section 2.

5. to whom do we pass on your personal data?

We pass on the personal data mentioned under item 1 to contract processors domiciled within the European Union for the purposes under item 2. The processing there takes place on our behalf and according to our instructions. We do not intend to transfer your personal data to a third country.

6. How do we secure your personal data?

BASF uses technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously revised in line with technological developments.

7. Are cookies used on our website?

When you visit our website, we inform you in our "cookie banner" that we use cookies. By using our website, you declare that you agree to us using cookies. We would like to inform you about which cookies we use and how you can prevent our cookies from being set.
The following cookies are important for the smooth functioning and for certain services of our website:

File name: SessionPersistence (CLIENTCONTEXT and PROFILEDATA)

Purpose: These cookies allow us to store settings that you have selected during your visit to our site.

Lifetime: Will be deleted as soon as you clear your browser cache (or one year after your visit).

2. We measure the use of our website with the following cookies:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. "("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services to the website operator in connection with website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link ( You can find more information on this at or (general information on Google Analytics and data protection).
You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and thus decide which cookies you want to allow and which cookies you want to reject. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all the functions of our website if you do not allow the use of cookies under Section 7.1.

8. What rights do you have?

You have certain rights under the Basic Data Protection Ordinance:

8.1 Right to information: The right to information about your personal data processed by us and about certain other information (such as those given in this Privacy Policy);
8.2 Right to correction: If your personal data is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to have it corrected;
8.3 Right to deletion: On the basis of the so-called "right to be forgotten", you may request the deletion of your personal data, unless there is a duty to retain it. The right to deletion is not a right without exception. For example, we have the right to continue processing your personal data if such processing is necessary in order to comply with our legal obligations or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
8.4 Right to Restrict Processing: This right includes the right to restrict the use or manner of use. This right is limited to certain cases and exists in particular when: (a) the data is inaccurate; (b) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete it; (c) we no longer need the data but you need the data to enforce, exercise or defend your rights. If the processing is restricted, we may continue to store the data, but may not use them. We maintain a list of those individuals who have exercised the right to limit the processing in order to be able to ensure this restriction;
8.5 Right to Data Transfer: This right means that, where technically possible, we may transfer your personal data in a structured, common and machine-readable format for your own purposes;
8.6 Right of objection: You may object to the processing of your personal data if it is processed on the basis of legitimate interests, in particular in the case of direct marketing;
8.7 Right to be informed: You have the right to be informed, in clear and easily understandable language, of how we process your personal data; and
8.8 Right to revoke your consent: If you have given us your consent to the processing, you have the right at any time to revoke your consent. Such a revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.
The exercise of these rights is free of charge for you. However, you must prove your identity with two factors. We will make reasonable efforts, in accordance with our legal obligations, to transfer, correct or delete your personal data in our file systems.
To exercise your rights, file a complaint or submit any other inquiry, please contact us by e-mail or write to us. We will endeavour to respond to you within 30 days. You will find the contact details under the number 10.

If we receive a complaint, we will contact the person who filed the complaint to investigate the complaint. If we are unable to resolve a complaint immediately, we will cooperate with the authorities, particularly the data protection authorities, as necessary. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint regarding your personal data has been dealt with, you can submit your complaint to the appropriate data protection authority.

9. Where can you complain?

You have the possibility to complain to the Data Protection Officer mentioned in this Privacy Statement (see below for contact details) or to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of suspected infringement. You can also contact them:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Rheinland-Pfalz
Hintere Bleiche 34
55116 Mainz, Germany

10. Who is responsible for data processing and who is our data protection officer?
Our data protection officer is:

Alexandra Haug
EU Data Protection Officer of BASF
67056 Ludwigshafen, Germany
+49 (0) 621 60-0

11. Data protection for minors

This website is aimed at people who are at least 18 years old. We do not want to collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18.
Individuals under the age of 18 should therefore not submit any personal information to or through this website. If such a person submits personally identifiable information through this website, we will delete that information and will not process it when we become aware of the minor.