PRIVACY POLICY

Applicability of the Privacy Policy for Symrise AG and Its German Affiliates Pursuant to Sections 15 et seq. of the German Stock Companies Act (AktG)
The Symrise Privacy Policy applies to all websites for which German Symrise companies are responsible. Symrise websites may contain links to websites of third-party companies to which our Privacy Policy does not apply.
The safeguarding of personal information is of the highest priority for Symrise. We would like to take this opportunity to inform you how we protect your privacy when you provide us with personal information.
Personal information means information that identifies or describes you. This includes your name, address, telephone number, and email address.

Collecting Your Personal Information

When you visit our website, we do not normally collect any of your personal information. For statistical purposes, we only record information about your internet service provider, the website which directed you to our site, our web pages that you visit, and the duration and date of your visit. As an internet user, you remain anonymous. We collect this information only for purposes of data security and optimization of our websites. If we require information that enables us to identify you (personal information) or contact you, you will always be asked specifically for permission. This information is required in order to enable us to carry out specific requested transactions, e.g. a subscription to a newsletter or company magazine.

Use of Your Personal Information

The personal information collected on this website will only be used for the operation of the website and for provision of services or information requested or authorized by you.
With your permission, we will occasionally pass on the information you have provided to us within the Symrise Group so that you receive the information about Symrise you have requested.
Occasionally, Symrise also contracts other companies to provide limited services on behalf of Symrise. This includes services such as website hosting and answering inquiries. These companies only receive the information from us which require to provide the subcontracted service. The companies are required to maintain privacy with regard to your information and are not authorized to use the information for other purposes.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, small text files that are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the US and saved there.

If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google prior to transmission within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Full IP addresses will only be transferred to and saved on a Google server in the US in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services relating to website and Internet usage.

The IP address communicated by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may choose to prevent cookies being saved by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the transmission of data generated by cookies related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as processing of this data by Google by going to the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en) to download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, or for browsers used on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics recording your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which will prevent the future recording of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics. The opt-out only works in this browser and for this domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.

Further information on terms of service and privacy is available at www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

Please note that on this page Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymized recording of IP addresses (“IP masking”). The IP addresses are only processed in their short form, in order to prevent them from being directly linked to a particular person.

We also use Google Analytics to analyze data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie for statistical purposes. Should you not wish to be part of this, you can deactivate this in the Ads settings (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb).

Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager, meaning website tags can be managed in one interface. The Google Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not record any personal data. The tool triggers other tags that record data in some circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation was made on a domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager.

Use of etracker

This website uses etracker GmbH technology (www.etracker.com) to collect and save data for marketing and optimization purposes. Anonymous usage profiles can be created from this data and cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. It is possible to use these cookies to recognize a visitor’s browser.
The data collected by the etracker technology will not be used to determine the personal identity of a website visitor and will not be compiled with personal data relating to the person referred to by the pseudonym unless agreed to separately by the individual concerned. The collection and storage of data may be revoked at any time with respect to future services.


Use of products of WiredMinds AG

We use products of WiredMinds AG (www.wiredminds.de) for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and WiredMinds employ cookies and/or Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this Web site. We transfer the data we collect about you, which may also include personal data, to WiredMinds or WiredMinds gathers this data directly. WiredMinds is entitled to use information that you leave behind by visiting our Web sites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected shall not be used to personally identify visitors to this Web site without the express permission of the party affected and shall not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block. Permission to collect and store data in the future may be revoked at any time. Revoke website tracking.


Online Application Information

Personal information provided in the course of an online application will only be collected, processed, or used for the purposes of processing the application. The information will not be provided to third parties without your permission. Before submitting your information, you must give express permission for your information to be collected, processed, and used as well as permission for such information to be passed on to other Symrise companies in Germany and abroad in order for the application to be processed. The user is responsible for the content of all information that he or she submits to the Symrise application tool. Your application will be checked by personnel officers, the relevant department and, where applicable, by the works council. It will only be passed on in line with the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), in particular where Symrise is legally required to provide such information.


Control Over Your Personal Information

The personal information that you submit to the Symrise website will not be passed on without your permission, unless otherwise expressly provided in statutory privacy provisions.
You may view or amend the personal information we have collected at any time by writing to Symrise AG at Mühlenfeldstr. 1, 37603 Holzminden, Germany and you may revoke permission to use the information. If you should revoke such permission to use the information, we regret that we will no longer be able to provide the services for which we required the personal information.


Cookies

We sometimes use cookies on our websites. Cookies are text information blocks that contain information to identify returning visitors exclusively during their visits to our website.
Cookies are stored on your computer hard drive and do not damage the hard drive. They do not contain any of your personal information. Internet browsers are normally configured to accept cookies. However, you may configure your browser to deactivate cookie storage or to require explicit permission before cookies can be installed.


Security

We have taken relevant technical and organizational measures in order to protect your stored personal information from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continually updated in line with technological advances.


Amendments to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time with respect to applicable privacy regulations.


Data Protection Officer
E-mail: michael.skupin(at)symrise.com
Phone: +49 (0)5531 901471

Data Protection Officer - Singapore
E-mail: sgdpo(at)symrise.com
Phone: +65 6415 6218