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.
Data Protection Officer
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.
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.
You can find further details regarding the processing of your personal information by the social media providers here:
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.
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.
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.
Munich, March 2017