Privacy Statement

This website (hereinafter the “Website“) is provided by Bayer AG, Crop Science Division, Monheim, Germany (hereinafter “us” or “we”). For further information regarding the provider of the Website, please refer to our imprint.

Handling of personal data

In the following, we would like to inform you about our handling of personal data when using this website. Unless otherwise described in the following sections, the legal basis for the handling of your personal data follows from the necessity of dealing with the provision of the functionalities requested by you on this website (Art. 6 (1) (b) General Data Protection Regulation).

Using our Website

Accessing our Website

When you call up our Website, your browser will transfer certain data to our web server. This is done for technical reasons and required to make available to you the requested information. To facilitate your access to the Website, the following data are collected, briefly stored and used:

  • IP address
  • date and time of access
  • time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • content of request (specific site)
  • status of access/HTTP status code
  • transferred volume of data
  • website requesting access
  • browser, language settings, version of browser software operating system and surface

Moreover, to protect our legitimate interests, we will store such data for a limited period of time in order to be able to initiate a tracking of personal data in the event of actual or attempted unauthorized access to our servers (Art. 6(1)(f) General Data Protection Regulation).

Use of cookies

This website uses so-called “Cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive via your browser. They store certain information (e.g. your preferred language or site settings) that your browser might retransfer to us upon your next access to our website (depending on the cookie’s lifespan).

Optional Cookies
Purpose and contentLifespanProviderConsent
Website analysis with Google:
These cookies give your device a randomly generated ID that will allow us to recognize your device on your next visit. Details on website analysis with Google can be found below in the appropriate chapter.
6 months Google Inc.
 
 

We will not use Optional Cookies without your prior consent. Upon your first access to our website, a banner will appear on our website, asking you to give us your consent to the use of Optional Cookies. If your consent is given, we will set a Cookie on your computer and the banner is not shown to you anymore for the lifespan of that Cookie. After such period, or if you actively delete the Cookie, the banner will appear again the next time you visit our website and you will again be asked to give your consent.

You are able to withdraw your consent given to the use of Optional Cookies at any time by changing the respective option in the table above. Of course you may use our website without any Cookies being used at all (including Cookies for technical purposes). In your browser, you may at any time restrict or deactivate the use of Cookies. This may, however, have a certain negative impact on the functionality and user-friendliness of our site.

Website analysis with Google

On this website, we use a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States („Google“).

Google analyzes your use of this website on our behalf. For this we use u.a. Cookies that are described in detail in the cookie table above. The information collected by Google about your use of this website (eg the referring URL, pages visited, your used web browser, your language setting, your operating system used or your screen resolution) are transmitted to a Google server in the USA, stored there, analyzed and the result provided to us in anonymous form. Your usage data will not be linked to your full IP address. We've activated Google's IP anonymization feature so that the last octet (type IPv4) or the last 80 bits (type IPv6) of your IP address are deleted after each submission to Google. Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, which ensures an appropriate level of data protection for Google's processing of personal data in the United States.

You may revoke your consent to Web Analytics at any time by either downloading and installing Google's available Browser Plugin, or by administering your consent in the table above, setting an opt-out cookie. Both options prevent web analysis only as long as you use a browser on which you have installed the plugin or as long as you do not delete the opt-out cookie.

Use of contact forms

You can contact us directly via the contact forms provided on the website. You have the option to provide us with the following information in particular:

  • Title
  • First given name
  • Surname
  • Company
  • Street, No.
  • Postal code (Zip) & City
  • Telephone
  • E-mail
  • Message

We collect, process and use the information provided by you via contact forms solely for the purpose of processing your specific request.

Subscription to our newsletter

On our Website, you may subscribe to receive our newsletter. Based on your prior consent, we will collect and use the email address you indicate for providing you with the newsletter (Art. 6(1)(a) General Data Protection Regulation).

For subscription to our newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. After you have subscribed to the newsletter on our Website, we will send you a message to the indicated email address asking for your confirmation. If you do not confirm your subscription, your subscription will automatically be deleted. In order to prevent any misuse of your personal data, we will log your subscription and confirmation, filing the IP address you use when subscribing, the time of your subscription and confirmation, the messages sent by us regarding your subscription, and the wording of your subscription and confirmation.

You may at any time with future effect revoke your consent to receive our newsletter. To declare that you wish to unsubscribe, you may use the respective link included in all newsletters.

External services or content on our Website

We include third-party services and/or content on our Website. When you use such third-party services or when third-party content is displayed, communication data are exchanged between you and the respective provider for technical reasons.

The respective provider of the services or content may also process your data for own additional purposes. To the best of our knowledge, we have configured the services and content of providers known to process data for own purposes in such a way that either any communication for other purposes than to present their services or content on our Website is blocked, or communication only takes place once you have actively opted to use the respective service. However, since we have no control over data collected and processed by third parties, we are not in a position to provide binding information regarding the scope and purpose of such processing of your data.

For further information regarding the scope and purpose of such collection and processing of your data, please consult the privacy statements of the providers whose services and/or content we include and who are responsible for the protection of your data in this context:

Use of the recommendation function

If you wish to recommend us to others, you can do so by using the recommendation function on our Website. You may, in your and our legitimate interest, send a message to any person if you assume that the recipient wishes to receive such information.

Persons who do not wish to receive messages via our recommendation function, may request to be included in a list of blocked recipients by following the directions included in the respective message.

Transfer of data for commissioned processing

For the processing of your data we will to some extent use specialized service contractors. Such service contractors are carefully selected and regularly monitored by us. Based on respective data processor agreements, they will only process personal data upon our instruction and strictly in accordance with our directives.

Information regarding your rights

The following rights are in general available to you according to applicable data privacy laws:

  • Right of information about your personal data stored by us;
  • Right to request the correction, deletion or restricted processing of your personal data;
  • Right to object to a processing for reasons of our own legitimate interest, public interest, or profiling , unless we are able to proof that compelling, warranted reasons superseding your interests, rights and freedom exist, or that such processing is done for purposes of the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • Right to data portability;
  • Right to file a complaint with a data protection authority;
  • You may at any time with future effect revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data. For further information please refer to the chapters above describing the processing of data based on your consent.

If you wish to exercise your rights, please address your request to the contact indicated below.

Contact

For any questions you may have with respect to data privacy, please write an e-mail or contact our company data protection officer at the following address:

Group Data Protection Officer
Bayer AG
51368 Leverkusen

Amendment of Privacy Statement

We may update our Privacy Statement from time to time. Updates of our Privacy Statement will be published on our Website. Any amendments become effective upon publication on our Website. We therefore recommend that you regularly visit the site to keep yourself informed on possible updates.

Last updated: 01.08.2019

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