Data Protection

Thank you for visiting our websites and for your interest in our company and in our products and services.

The protection of your personal information is very important to us. Therefore, the Linde company referred to in the imprint (“Linde”) operates its website in compliance with applicable laws on data protection and data security. Our employees are bound by a secrecy obligation and are regularly trained in data protection and data security.

Questions, requests and comments regarding this privacy policy can be addressed at any time to the data protection officer of Linde AG, the data protection officer of the Linde company operating this website or to the Linde data protection organisation.

 

Contact:

Linde AG
Data Protection Officer
Klosterhofstraße 1
80331 Munich
Email: dataprotection@linde.com

Hereinafter we inform you which information we collect on our websites, for which purposes they are used and whom we potentially share this information with.

 

Personal information collected from you

Personal information is any information which allows the identification of your person.

We collect personal information (e.g. name, address, phone number or email address) in the connection with the operation of our websites only when you voluntarily provide such information to us (e.g. by registration, contact enquiries, surveys, promotional contest or games, newsletter registrations, online orders etc.) and when we are entitled to process or use such information by virtue of your consent or on the basis of a statutory provision.

Personal information will only be used by us for the purpose for which you provided it to us or which is legitimised by a statutory provision. For example, to process your orders, answer your inquiries or grant you access to certain information and offerings.

 

Automatically collected information

By visiting our websites, the following data (in particular log information and device data) will be automatically transmitted to us:

  • The name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Your IP address
  • Your browser type und your operating system (OS)
  • Date, duration and time of your visit
  • visited websites
  • extracted data & downloaded files
  • your country
  • your referrer URL
  • your search term in case you were referred to our website by a search engine

We use this information to learn more about user behaviour in general. We do not conduct any person-related analysis.

 

Transfer to third parties

To the extent you have consented or insofar as we are otherwise legally entitled to do so, we may share your personal information with Linde subsidiaries, for the purposes indicated above. Such transfer of personal information will only take place if the Linde subsidiaries have duly implemented the Linde Group privacy guidelines.

In the context of operating this website, Linde cooperates with selected service providers, e.g. for payment processing (credit card, direct debiting, purchase on account), for logistics and delivery, for hosting and IT services, for promotional activities or for the transaction of online orders.

Third parties are granted access to your personal information only if and to the extent they need them for the execution of their tasks. They are not allowed to use them for any other purposes. Furthermore, they are obliged to handle such information in strict accordance with this privacy policy and with applicable data protection laws.

In the context of the continuous development of our business, we may divest subsidiaries or business parts or merge our business or parts thereof with another company. Such transactions typically entail the transfer of customer information pertaining to the sold or divested subsidiary or business part to the buyer or to the company created by the merger. Your personal information continues to be governed by the provisions of this privacy policy in this case. In the unlikely event of a complete sale of the Linde Group or substantial parts thereof, your personal information will also be transferred to the buyer.

Some recipients may have their location in countries outside the EU / EEA („Third Countries“), in which applicable law does not offer the same protection standard as in your home country. In such cases, Linde will take appropriate measures to ensure an adequate level of data protection at the recipient.
Your personal information is at all times shared in compliance with applicable data protection provisions.

 

Social Media Wall

On some websites we integrate some additional content and publications (blogs, posts, news, videos, interviews etc.) which we already published in other social media / social networks (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter). As long as you do not click on any such content, no personal information will be transmitted to the respective social media provider.

By clicking on Social Media Wall content, your IP address will be transferred to the respective social media provider and stored, processed and used there in accordance with his privacy policy. An information banner at the Social Media Wall informs you that by clicking on a specific content, you agree to such transfer of your personal information.

You can find further details regarding the processing of your personal information by the social media providers here:

Facebook privacy policy 
LinkedIn privacy policy 
Twitter privacy policy 

 

Cookies

We use cookies. Further information regarding nature & purpose of cookies employed by us as well as on how they can be deactivated are contained in our Cookie Policy.

 

Security

We implement adequate technical and organisational security measures to safeguard your personal information against accidental or unauthorised deletion, modification or loss as well as against unauthorised access or unauthorised transfer.

 

Links

Our websites contain links to other websites. We have no control over the design of such websites and are neither responsible for their content nor for their compliance with applicable data protection provisions.

 

Your Rights

You may execute your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection at any time vis-à-vis the contact person specified in the “Contact” section above. The same applies to any potential withdrawal of your consent in the processing of your personal information.

 

Changes to this privacy policy

This privacy policy is adapted from time to time to comply with the up to date legal requirements or to cover the introduction of new services.

 

Munich, March 2017

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