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1) K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH welcomes you to our website my.kpluss.com.

Thank you for your interest in our company, its products and services. The protection of your privacy in the processing of personal data is an important concern for us which we respect in all of our business relationships. Our data processing is based on the principles of lawfulness, purpose linkage, accuracy, data minimization and storage limitation, transparency and the protection of confidentiality and integrity.

This data privacy statement explains which of your personal data we record and store on this website as well as the purposes for which we do this and the legal basis.
This website may include links not covered by this data privacy statement.

2) Logging of access to the website

If you use this website for informational purposes only, i.e. you do not register yourself on it or otherwise transfer information, we only collect the personal data your browser transfers to our server. When you choose to visit our website, we collect the following data:
  • the IP address;
  • Date and time you retrieve it;
  • The region (not the address) from which the IP address accesses the website;
  • Browser language,
  • browser type (e. g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari) and version;
  • Operating system;
  • Device type (e.g. mobile device, desktop computer, tablet);
  • Browsing behavior on the website (e.g. when was the website visited, which parts of the website were clicked, how much time was spent on the website);
  • The website from which the request came.

We process and store this data to ensure the site works properly, to improve its content and to create statistical analyses, based on the aggregated data on surfing. We also process and store this data in order to analyse the technical operation of the site and ensure that our information technology systems are secure.Our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6(1) letter f GDPR is thus the necessity to display this website to you and ensure that it is stable and secure.

3) Use of cookies

The legal basis for the use of cookies or other web-tracking technologies and the use of the information thus collected is regarding to the required cookies in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR the preservation of our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and the user-friendly design of your page visit. For the use of functional and advertising cookies, we obtain your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR by logging in into the Website.

Cookies are only stored for as long as is needed for their respective purpose.

In addition to the aforementioned data, our website also stores data cookies. Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer when using the device to visit a website. Cookies enable a website to identify a user’s device and are used by website operators to operate their websites more efficiently. Furthermore, they can provide analytical information. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your device. Their purpose is to make the Internet offering overall more user-friendly and effective.If you have not already granted your consent pursuant to Article 6(1) letter a GDPR and personal data is also processed by individual cookies that we have implemented, the legal basis for this is, pursuant to Article 6(1) letter f GDPR, the pursuit of our legitimate interests in the best possible functioning of the website and user-friendly design of your visit to the site.Cookies are only stored for as long as is needed for their respective purpose.Types of Cookies we UseOur website uses “technical cookies”. Their purpose is to transfer a communication via our electronic communications network or to provide the service that you have explicitly requested.They are not used for any other purpose. They include:Navigation or session cookies which ensure normal navigation and use of the site;Analysis cookies which are used directly by us to collect information in aggregated form about the number of users and their visits to the siteFunctional cookies which enable you to conduct a search on the basis of a set of selected criteria (e.g. the language), in order to improve the service. A cookie of this type is also used to store your decision regarding the use of cookies on the website.Cookies from YouTubeYou can watch / download videos on our website that are stored at YouTube. They are embedded in our website in the “enhanced data protection mode”. This means that YouTube will not insert cookies until you start one of these videos. YouTube uses these cookies to, for example, record video statistics, avoid fraud and improve user-friendliness. You can prevent such cookies from being installed by adjusting your browser software. If you start such a video, a connection with the Google DoubleClick network will also be established. This could trigger more data processing operations on which we have no influence. Further information on YouTube data protection is available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&glCookies from Google MapsMaps stored on Google Maps can be viewed / downloaded through our website. Google will set a cookie on your device as soon as you view the detailed map of one of our locations. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please see Google's privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=de&hl=en

Our website uses the open source software Matomo for some sub-pages (see www.matomo.org). This is web analytics software that collects and stores data in order to obtain information about the behaviour of visitors to these websites. It is typically examined where visitors come from, which areas of a website are visited and how often and for how long which subpages and categories are viewed. Matomo uses the data to create user profiles using a pseudonym. For this purpose, the software stores cookies (text files) on your computer, which can be used to analyse your use of the website. Your IP address will be anonymized immediately after processing and before storage. The data will be stored on the Matomo Cloud server and will not be passed on to third parties.

How to Control the Setting of Cookies?
We may use external cookies (third-party cookies) to provide targeted services or advertising content. Cookies of this type are not managed directly by us but by third-parties.Variant “Opt out”: You can switch your browser settings so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or can exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general.Variant “Opt in”: The use of such cookies requires your consent. You grant your consent using a check box with which you can activate or deactivate cookies for each individual third party. You can revoke this consent at any time by deactivating cookies in the aforementioned way. You can also deactivate cookies using the methods described in the “Help” function of your browser and delete cookies set in the past.If you do not know the type and version of the browser you are using, click on “Help” at the top of the browser window to find the information you need.Please note that if you deactivate cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.The browser types differ in how cookie settings are managed. Please click on the following links to get more information and decide whether you wish to authorize the installation and use of third-party cookies.Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookiesFirefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computerChrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform=DesktopSafari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=de_DE&viewlocale=en_USOpera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html

4) Registration

You have the opportunity to register on our website. Doing so involves providing us with personal data so that you can use content or services that, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Which personal data is transferred to us depends on the respective form used for registration. The personal data you enter is collected and stored exclusively for our own purposes. You can amend the personal data you provided during registration at any time or have it removed in full from our database, unless this conflicts with statutory obligations to retain data. We can pass the personal data onto one or more contract processors, for example a parcel delivery service, which may also use that data solely for internal purposes associated with our operations.

When you register on our website, the IP address assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) the date and the time of registration are stored. This data is stored simply to prevent any misuse of our services. If necessary, it may be used to investigate criminal offences that have been committed. Thus, we have to store this data to protect ourselves. Our legitimate interest in processing the data pursuant to Article 6(1) letter f GDPR, if you have not in any case consented to the storage of your data. We do not data pass this data onto third parties unless there exists a legal obligation to do so or doing so serves the purposes of law enforcement."
Your user account and the data it contains are automatically deleted by us after informing us, unless this conflicts with statutory obligations to retain data.

We use the service "Typeform" to collect the data for the aforementioned registration purposes. You can find more information about "Typeform" at: https://www.typeform.com/. This service is provided by TYPEFORM S.L., Carrer Bac de Roda, 163, 08018 Barcelona ("Typeform"). For more information on data processing in connection with Typeform, please refer to Typeform's privacy policy:https://admin.typeform.com/to/dwk6gt

5) Newsletter
On our website you have the opportunity to subscribe to a free newsletter. When you register for the newsletter, the data from the form is transferred to and stored by us.

When you register for the newsletter, we also store the IP address issued by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the computer system you are using when you register, as well as the time and data of registration. It is necessary to collect this data in order to be able to check the (possible) misuse of your email address at a later point in time and thus protect ourselves in law.As a double opt-in procedure, a confirmation mail is sent to the email address you initially enter to which the newsletter is to be sent. This confirmation email is used to check whether the owner of the email address has authorized receipt of the newsletter.

The personal data collection when you register for the newsletter is used exclusively for the dispatch of our newsletter. Additionally, subscribers to the newsletter may be sent information by email if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration for it. This might be the case if there were changes to the newsletter offering or technical modifications. No personal data collected in relation to the newsletter service is passed onto third parties.

You can cancel the subscription to our newsletter at any time. You can withdraw your consent to the storage of personal data, granted to use for dispatch of the newsletter, at any time. Each newsletter contains a link via which you can withdraw your consent. You can also communicate your withdrawal of consent to us in other ways.

The legal basis for the processing of data after your registration for the newsletter is your consent pursuant to Article 6(1) letter a GDPR.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. Accordingly, your email address and your other information in the registration form are stored for as long as the newsletter subscription is active. The other personal data collected in connection with the registration process is normally deleted after a period of 7 days.

6) Contact forms and e-mail-addresses

Our website includes email addresses and contact forms enabling you to contact our company quickly by electronic means and to communicate with us directly. If you contact us by email or using a contact form, the personal data you transfer to us is automatically stored. Such personal data transferred by you to us on a voluntary basis is used for the purposes of processing your enquiry or contacting you. You can see from the respective contact form which data is collected for that form. We also store the IP address issued by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the computer system you are using when you register, as well as the time and data of registration. It is necessary to collect this data in order to be able to check the (possible) misuse of your email address at a later point in time and thus protect ourselves in law.
The legal basis for the processing of data is your consent pursuant to Article 6(1) letter a GDPR. If you contact us with the aim of concluding a contract, Article 6(1) letter b GDPR is an additional legal basis for the processing. Once your enquiry has been processed, your data is deleted. This is the case when it can be seen from the circumstances that the matter in hand has been fully dealt with, unless deletion of the data conflicts with statutory obligations to retain data."

7) Third-party plugins

7b) Our website uses the “web fonts” provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland for the uniform display of fonts. As soon as you visit a page, your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, your browser must connect to the Google servers. This transmits the information that our website was accessed via your IP address to Google. We use Google Web Fonts so that our website is displayed consistently and appealingly on different devices. This is our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If you use a browser that does not support web fonts, our website will be displayed with a standard font of your computer.
Further information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's data privacy statement: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ 

8) Links to websites and third-party content

Our website includes links to other pages on the Internet. We have no influence on the form of the pages linked to from our website and are not responsible for their content. We recommend you read the data privacy policies of such third-party websites carefully.

9) Length of time for which your data is stored

We only store your data for as long as is necessary for the respective purposes, specifically either as described in the data privacy statement or required by law. After it has fulfilled the purpose, the data concerned is deleted in accordance with the applicable provisions of data protection law.

10) Measures for the security of your data

We implement technical and organizational security measures to protect your data managed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are constantly being improved as technology develops.

11) Contact details of the controller for data processing and of the data protection officer

K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH Bertha-von-Suttner-Straße 7
34131 Kassel, Deutschland
Telefon +49 561 9301 0 is the controller.

You can contract the data protection officer of the  K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH as follows:

K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7
34131 Kassel, Deutschland
Telefon +49 561 9301 2404
datenschutz [at] k-plus-s [dot] com

12) Your rights with regard to the processing of your data

In respect of the processing of your personal data, the applicable data protection legislation grants you vis-à-vis us extensive rights of access and intervention. These are:
  • Right to access: You have a right to access information about your personal data processed by us.
  • Right to rectification: You have a right to rectification without undue delay of inaccurate data concerning you and/or completion of your incomplete data stored by us.
  • Right to erasure: You have the right to demand your personal data be deleted if the prerequisites of Article 17(1) GDPR are fulfilled.
  • Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to demand the restriction of processing of your personal data if the prerequisites of Article 18(1) GDPR are fulfilled.
  • Right to notification: If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis us, we are obliged to inform all recipients to whom the relevant personal data was disclosed of this rectification, erasure or restriction of processing unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to be notified about these recipients.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to receive in a structured, standard and machine-readable format your personal data, which you have provided to us, or demand it be transmitted to another controller insofar as that is technically feasible.
  • Right to withdrawal of consent granted: At any time you have the right to withdraw consent that was once granted to the processing of data with effect for the future. If such consent is withdrawn, the data concerned is deleted without undue delay. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent before the withdrawal.
  • Right to complain: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, for example with  the Data Protection Officer of the Federal State of Hessen , regarding our processing of your data.
  • Right to object: if as part of the weighing of interests your personal data is processed on the basis of our overriding legitimate interest, you have the right at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to this processing with effect for the future.

13) Amendments of the data privacy information

We reserve the right to amend this data privacy statement at any time. We therefore recommend that you review the data privacy statement regularly.
Status: 04th January 2021