Celanese - The chemistry inside innovation

1. Controller

Controller in the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Celanese Corporation
222 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Suite 900N
Irving, Texas 75039
United States
(Hereinafter “Celanese”)

You may contact our Data Protection Officer at dataprivacy@celanese.com.

 

2. Background and purpose

Celanese’s values encourage a corporate culture based on integrity and accountability. At the heart of this is respect for the people we do business with and the personal information they entrust to us. Therefore, the security of such personal information (“personal data”) provided by visitors to our websites (the “Site”) is a priority for us.

The following statement gives you an overview about which type of personal data are collected for which purpose and on which legal basis. It also informs you about your rights with regard to us as the controller.

Celanese Corporation and its subsidiaries (“Celanese”) comply with the provisions of all applicable data protection laws, which regulate the processing of personal data.

 

3. Data processing on this internet page

Just by merely using this website for information purposes, Celanese automatically collects and stores information in the server log files which your browser transmits to us. These data are technically necessary in order for us to display this website to you and assure the stability and security of the site:

  • Region of origin request
  • Date and time of the inquiry
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • The respectively transmitted data volume
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser, operating system and its graphic user interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

Legal basis for the processing of these data is Art. 6 No. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Celanese will not attribute these data to any specific persons, and these data will not be combined with other data sources. After use for the above purposes, the data are erased by Celanese after 14 months.

 

4. Contact

When you provide us with personal data while requesting certain services, e.g. as part of a registration (i.e., when you order a publication), through completion of forms or e-mails, as part of an order for products and/or services or other inquiries, we will process your personal data only to perform the requested and rendered services.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 No. 1 sentence 1 lit. b and f GDPR.

 

5. Transfer of personal data

Celanese may share your personal data for the purpose stated above with other Celanese companies or, in some instances, with its agents or vendors that provide services for Celanese. If required, Celanese has entered a data processing agreement in the meaning of Art. 28 GDPR. Such agents and vendors are contractually prohibited from disclosing confidential information, including any personal data Celanese shares with them.

Celanese does not share, sell or lease your personal data to any third parties for their marketing use. We will release information about you only if (i) we have obtained your consent, (ii) are otherwise compelled by law and/or the public authorities to disclose and/or transfer such data, (iii) such transfer is necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of Celanese or (iv) urgent circumstances warrant such transfer to protect the personal safety of Celanese employees or the public.

 

6. Transfer outside the EU/EEA

Since Celanese is a globally operating company, it is possible that personal data may be processed in third countries outside the EU/EEA. If data is transferred from the EU/EEA to a third country, Celanese will ensure that the necessary data protection measures are applied, in particular that the requirements of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR are met. In the event that no adequacy decision has been made by the Commission for a third country, Celanese has provided appropriate safeguards in accordance with Art. 46 No. 2 lit. c GDPR.

Please find further information on the transfer of personal data outside the EU/EEA, in the context of the use of cookies on this website, in section 7, 8, 9 and 10.

 

7. Cookies

7.1 General information

When you use our website, cookies are also stored on your computer. Cookies are small text data files which are stored on your hard drive and attributed to the browser you are using and with which the place which sets the cookie (in this case, us) receives certain information. Cookies cannot execute any programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve the purpose of making the internet offering in general more user friendly and effective.

We use so-called technically necessary cookies on our website. Technically necessary cookies are cookies that are necessary for our website to function correctly. They help to make our website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website.

You can also prevent the storage of cookies with a corresponding setting in your browser software. If you prevent the storage of cookies, we wish to point out that you may not be able to fully use this website.

If you agree, technically not necessary cookies will be used in context with the use of Google Analytics and YouTube. You will find more detailed information on this in sections 8 and 9.

7.2 Detailed information on the cookies used on this website

 

Name

Type

Expiry

Recipient

Description

_ga

Analytical

2 Years

Google

This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

_gid

Analytical

24 Hours

Google

This cookie is used to group the user behavior together for each user. ... _gid cookie is responsible for tracking user behavior.

_gat

Analytical

10 Minutes

Google

This cookie is used to group the user behavior together for each user. ... _gat cookie is responsible for tracking user behavior.

_mkto_trk

Marketing

2 Years

Marketo

This cookie is associated with an email marketing service provided by Marketo. This tracking cookie allows a website to link visitor behavior to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness.

ASP.NET_
SessionId

Necessary

1 Year

Celanese

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymized user session by the server.

__utma

Analytical

2 Years

Google

This is one of the five main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behavior and measure site performance.

__utmb

Analytical

10 Minutes

Google

This is one of the five main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behavior and measure site performance.

__utmc

Analytical

1 Year

Google

This is one of the five main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behavior and measure site performance.

__utmt

Analytical

10 Minutes

Google

This is one of the five main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behavior and measure site performance.

__utmz

Analytical

12 Hours

Google

This is one of the five main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behavior and measure site performance.

PHPSESSID

Necessary

1 Year

Celanese

Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general-purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables.

 

7.3 Legal basis

The legal basis for the use of technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 No. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If you have given your consent to the use of technically not necessary cookies (e.g. for the use of Google Analytics, Marketo or YouTube), the legal basis for the use of these cookies is Art. 6 No. 1 lit. a GDPR. Your consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future by changing your cookie settings.

 

7.4 Additional information for the transfer of personal data outside the EU/EEA

Please note, that your consent to the use of technically not necessary cookies also includes that your personal data may be processed in the USA. For this reason, we would like to inform you in accordance with Art. 49 No. 1 lit. a GDPR, that the USA is considered by the European Court of Justice to be a country with no adequate level of data protection according to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for surveillance and investigation purposes, possibly without the opportunity for legal remedies.

Further information on the transfer of personal data outside the EU/EEA, in the context of the use of cookies on this website can be found in the following sections to Google Analytics, Marketo and YouTube.

 

8. Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, Celanese uses Google Analytics to analyze and optimize the use of the website. We use the obtained statistics to improve our offering and design it so that it is more interesting for you as the user. Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies,” text files that are stored in your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information about your use of this website produced by the cookie is normally transmitted to and stored on a server of Google in the USA. Recipient of the collected data is Google. In the case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is first abbreviated within the Member States of the European Union or in other member countries to the Convention on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to and stored on a server of Google in the USA in exceptional situations. At the instruction of the Operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website and compile reports about website activity.

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 No. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by preventing the storage of cookies with a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent the collection of the data produced by the cookie that relates to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) with regard to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser-Add-on available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/d1page/gaoptout?hl=de. Alternatively to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection of your data by clicking on the following link: . The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again. To prevent Google Analytics from collecting data across multiple devices, you must opt-out on all devices.

We use Google Analytics with the expanded "_anonymizeIp()". This results in IP addresses being further processed in abbreviated form so that a connection to an individual can accordingly be precluded.

In exceptional situations in which personal data are transmitted to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. Since the EU-US Privacy Shield has been declared invalid by the European Court of Justice, Google bases the processing of your personal data in the USA on EU Standard Contractual Clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of your personal data within the meaning of Art. 46 (2) lit. c GDPR.

Information on the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, telefax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms and Conditions for Use: https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en, overview of data privacy: https://policies.google.com/?hl=en&gl=de, as well as the data privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de

 

9. Marketo

We use the services of the company Marketo EMEA Limited, Cairn House South Country Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18 Ireland ("Marketo") in order to optimise our e-mail marketing.

The use of the Marketo service enables us to evaluate your user behaviour. The e-mails sent by us contain a so-called web beacon, also called tracking pixel. This tracking pixel enables us to record your behaviour in relation to our e-mail. We record user behaviour, i.e. when you read our e-mails or whether and which links you click on in our e-mails. From this we can draw conclusions about your personal interests. Marketo stores this data on its servers within the European Economic Area.

Tracking is not possible if you have deactivated the display of images by default in your e-mail program. If you display the images manually, the above-mentioned tracking will take place.

By observing your user behaviour, we aim to adapt and optimise our offer to your needs and interests.

Legal basis for the processing of your personal data is you consent according to Art. 6 No. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

The cookie on your system expires after 24 months. You can prevent the storage of the cookie by adjusting your browser software accordingly.

For more information about Marketo's privacy and cookie policies, please see:

https://documents.marketo.com/legal/privacy/

https://documents.marketo.com/legal/cookies/

 

10. Inclusion of YouTube videos

We have embedded YouTube videos on our website that are stored at http://www.YouTube.com and may be played directly from our website. No data about you as a user will be transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data referred to in paragraph 3 be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.

The legal basis for the embedding of YouTube videos is Art. 6 No. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data specified in Section 3 of this data privacy statement will be transmitted (regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account). If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or the design of its website to meet your needs. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube can be found in the YouTube (Google) Privacy Policy. There you will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

11. Retention period

Celanese will delete all personal data, if the processing purpose does not longer persist and no statutory periods for safekeeping oppose.

 

12. Data security

Celanese takes reasonable technical and organizational precautions to keep all information obtained from our online visitors secure against unauthorized access and use, and we periodically review our security measures.

This Site may contain “links” to other websites of affiliated companies and/or third parties. Although we attempt to only link to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we do not monitor or control the information collected when you elect to access a third-party link. The treatment of personal data by the operators of third-party websites may be different from ours. Accordingly, we are not responsible for the content or the data privacy practices employed by other websites.

13. Your rights

According to the GDPR, you are entitled to the following rights against Celanese as a data subject:

  • Right of access by the data subject (Art. 15 GDPR)
    In principle, you have the right to receive information on the points mentioned in Art. 15 GDPR. You also have the right to request a copy of your personal data in accordance with Art. 15 No. 3 GDPR.
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR)
    You have the right to have incorrect personal data corrected. In addition, you have the right to demand that your personal data is deleted if further processing is no longer necessary, if processing is unlawful or if you have withdrawn your consent.

    Each Celanese web page that is designed for the entry of personal data contains instructions explaining how you can update the personal data you provide or cancel any subscriptions you have with Celanese. You may send an e-mail to the Webmaster of the website through which you entered your personal data.
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
    If the conditions in Art. 18 GDPR are met, you have the right to have the processing of your personal data restricted, i.e. to prevent further processing for the time being.
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
    Within the limits of Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive your personal data in a machine-readable format in order to forward it or have it forwarded to another controller.
  • Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
    If the processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 No. 1 sentence 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing if the further requirements of Art. 21 GDPR are met.

You can require this by sending us an email at: dataprivacy@celanese.com.

The exercise of these rights is in general free of charge.

In addition, you are entitled to lodge a complaint regarding the handling of your personal data with a supervisory authority.

Should you have any questions regarding data protection or this Privacy Policy, please contact:

Anne Brooksher-Yen

Chief Compliance Officer
Celanese Corporation
222 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039
USA
+1-972-443-4655

 

This website uses 'cookies' to give you the best, most relevant experience. Using this website means you are Ok with this. You can change which cookies are set at any time - and find out more about them - by following this link.

Information on the processing of your personal data within the USA by Google and Marketo:
By clicking "Accept All", or selecting "Marketing" and/or "Analytical" and then clicking "Accept Selected", you also consent in accordance with Art. 49(1)(a) GDPR that your data may be processed in the USA. The USA is considered by the European Court of Justice to be a country with no adequate level of data protection according to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for surveillance and investigation purposes, possibly without the opportunity for legal remedies. If you select “Necessary” and then click on "Accept Selected”, the transfer described above will not take place. You will find more detailed information in our privacy policy.