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    BASF Online Data Protection Rules

    BASF is delighted that you have visited our website and thanks you for your interest in our company.

    At BASF, data protection has the highest priority. This document is designed to provide you with information on how we are following the rules for data protection at BASF, which information we gather while you are browsing our website, and how this information is used. First and foremost: your personal data is only used in the following cases and will not be used in other cases without your explicit approval.

    Collecting data

    When you visit the BASF website, general information is collected automatically (in other words, not by means of registration) which is not stored as personal related data. The web servers that are used store the following data by default:

    • The name of your internet service provider
    • The website from which you visited us
    • The websites which you visit when you are with us
    • Your IP address

    This information is analyzed in an anonymous form. It is used solely for the purpose of improving the attractiveness, content, and functionality of our website. Where data is passed on to external service providers, we have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed.

    Collecting and processing personal data

    Personal data is only collected when you provide us with this in the course of, say, registration, by filling out forms or sending emails, and in the course of ordering products or services, inquiries or requests for material.

    Your personal data remains with our company, our affiliates, and our provider and will not be made available to third parties in any form by us or by persons instructed by us. The personal data that we do collect will only be used in order to perform our duties to you and for any other purpose only when you have given specific consent.  You can adjust your consent for the use of your personal data at any time with an email to the effect that you revoke your consent in the future to either the email address listed in the imprint or to the data protection representative (contact information listed below).

    Data retention

    We store personal data for as long as it is necessary to perform a service that you have requested or for which you have granted your permission, providing that no legal requirements exist to the contrary such as in the case of retention periods required by trade or tax regulations.


    BASF deploys technical and organizational security measures to protect the information you have made available from being manipulated unintentionally or intentionally, lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorized persons. Where personal data is being collected and processed, the information will be transferred in encrypted form in order to prevent misuse of the data by a third party. Our security measures are continuously reviewed and revised in line with the latest technology.

    Right to obtain and correct information

    You have the right to obtain information on all of your stored personal data, to receive, to review, and if necessary to amend or erase. To do this, just send an email to the email address indicated in the imprint or to the person in charge of data protection (see below for the relevant contact details). The deletion of your personal data will be completed unless we are legally obligated to store the information. 


    On our corporate website, we only use cookies if they are required for an application or service which we provide. If you would like to opt out of the advantages of these cookies, you can read in the ‘help’ function on your browser how to adjust your browser to prevent these cookies, accept new cookies, or delete existing cookies. You can also learn there how to block all cookies or set up notifications for new cookies.

    The Cookies which we currently use on the website are listed in the following table. 

    Cookies, which are important for the smooth functioning of specific services of the website

    File Name



    LBThis cookie ensures that the load of the queries of our users is optimally distributed on our server. It secures the stability of our website.Erased as soon as you close your browser
    Ts9d59e0This cookie validates the user input and activities on the website.Erased as soon as you close your browser
    JSESSIONIDThis cookie assigns a random anonymous identification number to your browsing session. It allows us to save decisions that you make during your visit to our site and thus better address your needs. Erased as soon as you close your browser
    download-centerThis saves information on what documents or multimedia content from our download center you have saved in your shopping cart.  Erased as soon as you close your browser
    order-center-cookieThis saves information on what documents you would like to order through our Order Center/ Archive.  Erased as soon as you close your browser
    order-center-cookie-numThis gathers the number of publications that you would like to order through our Order Center/Archive.Erased as soon as you close your browser
    reportlist_emailcookieSaves your email address if you order a document on our mobile Website that you want to have sent to your email inbox. Your email address will only be saved if you have agreed in advance that your email address will be remembered. This has the advantage that you will not have to enter your email address again when ordering another document. Erased one year after using the form
    Corporate.MobileRedirect.CookieIf you use our website with a mobile device, like a smartphone, you will be asked if you would like to be redirected to our mobile website. This cookie saves your decision and ensures that you will not be asked which version of the website you prefer again.  Erased as soon as you close your browser
    fontSizeThis cookie maintains your desired zoom factor assigned by the zoom functionality.Erased as soon as you close your browser


    Cookies, with which we measure the use of our website (web analysis) 

    File Name



    WT_FPCWith these cookies, the web analysis tool, Webtrends, gathers anonymous information about how our website is used. The information collected helps us to continually address the needs of our visitors. These cookies store information in an anonymous form, including how many people visit our site, from which websites they come and what pages they view. Further information can be found in the statement on data protection from Webtrends: five years after site visit
    ACOOKIEErased two years after site visit


    If you have any questions or ideas, please refer to the data protection representative at BASF SE, who will be pleased to help you. The continuous development of the Internet makes it necessary for us to adjust our data protection rules from time to time. We reserve the right to implement appropriate changes at any time.

    The Data Protection Officer at BASF SE:

    Ralf Herold
    ZOK - Z 36
    67056 Ludwigshafen
    Tel.: +49 (0) 621 60-43785
    Fax: +49 (0) 621 60-22516