Privacy Statement

1. General
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Hong Kong branch), hereinafter referred to as Henkel, respects the privacy of each person who visits our website. Now we would like to inform you of the type of data collected by Henkel 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 Henkel. 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.

Any changes to our "Privacy Statement" will be published on this page. This enables you to find out at all times what data we store and how we collect and use such data.

This Privacy Statement does not apply to third parties´ websites accessible from hyperlinks on Henkel 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 can be derived from the information collected in this manner.

You need not disclose your person-related data in order to use this website. If you voluntarily supply us with person-related data, we shall only use and process these data for the purposes for which they were collected.

Typically, these purposes include:

  • providing and managing our services to you;
  • improving our services;
  • providing you with information about new developments, upcoming events or other products or services that may be of interest to you;
  • facilitating our internal business operations; and
  • fulfilling any legal requirements.

We take practical steps to ensure that your person-related data are accurate.

3. Security
Henkel will store your person-related data safely and, take all precautionary measures to protect your person-related data against loss, abuse or unauthorized changes. Contractual partners of Henkel who have access to your person-related data in order to provide services to you on behalf of Henkel 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 Henkel Group. Also in these cases your data will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

4. Person-related Data of Children
Henkel does not wish to collect person-related  data on children below the age of 14 years. Where necessary, Henkel will expressly draw the children's attention in an appropriate place to the fact that they shall not send any person-related information to Henkel. Should parents or other legal guardians discover that the children under their supervision have made person-related data available to Henkel, we request that they contact us at the address below (see 6. below), if they do not want us to retain these data. We shall then arrange for the deletion of these data without delay.

5. "Cookies"
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
We will not keep your person-related data longer than is necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose for which the data are or are to be used.  At any time, you may, of course, ask for the deletion of your person-related  data. You are also entitled at any time to revoke your consent to the use or processing of your person-related from any particular date. If you wish, you may request us to allow to access and/or correct your person-related  data.  However, we may charge you a reasonable fee for giving you access to your person-related  data. We may also refuse to provide access to your person-related data where the applicable law allows us to do so. If you would like to contact in connection with your person-related  data, please send an e-mail or a letter to our data protection officer, Mr Jan-Dirk Auris, Units 807-810, 8/F, Island Place Tower, 510 King´s Road, North Point, Hong Kong.  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.

7. Public Register of Processing
The Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) stipulates in § 4 g that the data protection officer shall make the following data available to anyone in a suitable manner in accordance with § 4 e.

(1) Name of the responsible entity: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
(2) Personally liable partner / Management Board Imprint
Corporate Vice President Data Processing Joachim Jaeckle
(3) Address of the responsible entity: Postfach
D-40191 Düsseldorf

(4) Intended purpose of data collection, processing or use:
The object of the corporation is the manufacture and distribution of

  • chemical products of all kinds, especially detergents, cleaning agents and care products, chemical raw materials, adhesives and industrial chemicals;
  • personal care products and cosmetics, pharmaceutical products;
  • food stuffs, packaging materials
  • technical equipments and installations
  • the acquisition and management of real estate including land for agriculture and forestry use.

The corporation may acquire domestic and foreign companies of all kinds or participate in them and do any business and action which is conducive to the objects of the corporation.

(5) Description of the groups of persons affected and the respective data or data categories:
Data relating to customers, employees, pensioners, employees of affiliated companies, employees of external companies (subcontractors), leasing personnel, job applicants, external inventors or heirs, respectively, suppliers and service-providers, external customers, consumers, volunteers in consumer tests, visitors to the corporation´s site, investors as well as financial analysts and shareholders - insofar as necessary for fulfilling the purposes specified under 4.

(6) Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data may be disclosed notified:
Public authorities, health insurance funds and employers' liability association in the event of the presence of the relevant legal regulations, external contractors in accordance with §11 BDSG, external service-providers, Henkel pensioners' association, affiliated companies and internal departments for fulfilling the purposes specified in 4.

(7)  Regular periods for deletion of the data:
The legislators have issued a wide range of storage duties and periods of storage. The data are deleted as a matter of routine after the expiration of these periods. Data not affected by such provisions are deleted if the purposes specified in 4. have ceased to exist.

(8) Planned data transfer to third countries:
As part of a global HR information system, the personnel data are to be made available to selected management executives in third countries. Corresponding data protection agreements in accordance with EU standard will be contractually agreed upon with the respective companies.

8. Facebook Social Plugins
Our web pages might be equipped with plug-ins of the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").

Such plug-ins might in particular be Facebook's "Like" or "Gefällt mir"-button respectively. If you access one of our web pages that is equipped with such a plug-in, your internet browser will make a direct connection to the Facebook servers and the plug-in will be displayed on the screen through communication to your browser. The plug-in will inform the Facebook server which of our web pages you have visited.

If you are a member of Facebook and are logged on to Facebook user account while visiting our web page, Facebook will relate this information to your Facebook user account. On making use of any of the plug-in functions (e.g. clicking the “Like” button, leaving a comment), this information will also be related to your Facebook user account;

Further information on the collection and use of data by Facebook and on the rights and possibilities available to you for protecting your privacy in this context can be found in Facebook’s data protection information.

To avoid allowing Facebook to be able to relate the visit of our web page to your Facebook user account, you need to log-off your Facebook user account prior to visiting our web pages.