Privacy and security
Privacy Statement – Non-Employee/Worker Data
Bayer Crop Science Limited is aware that the security of your private information is an important concern. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore we would like you to know what data we maintain and what data we discard. With this privacy statement, we would like to inform you about our security measures.
Collection of Data through our Website
You can use our web site without disclosing your personal data. You are not required to provide personal information as a condition of using our site, except as may be necessary to provide you a product or service at your request. When you use our website, data may be stored for various security purposes. This data may include the name of your internet service provider, the web site that you used to link to our site, the web sites that you visit from our site and your IP-Address. This data could possibly lead to your identification, but we do not use it to do so. We do use the data from time to time for statistical purposes, but maintain the anonymity of each individual user so that the person cannot be identified. In cases when personal data is provided to others to provide you products or services you have requested, or for other purposes, we rely on technical and organisational means to assure that applicable data security regulations are followed.
Collection and Processing of Personal Data
We collect personal data through registration, completion of forms or e-mails, as part of an order for products or services, enquiries or requests about materials being ordered and similar situations in which you have made the information available. The database and its contents remain at our company and stay with data processors or servers acting on our behalf and responsible to us. Your personal data will not be passed on by us or by our agents for use by third parties in any form whatsoever, unless we have obtained your consent or are legally required to do so.
We will retain control of and responsibility for the use of any personal data you disclose to us. Some of this data may be stored or processed at computers located in other jurisdictions, such as the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. In such cases, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the data processor in that country to maintain protections on the data that are equivalent to those that apply in the country in which you live.
Our website may be tracked and analysed by an analytics and optimization service.
Purposes of Use
The data we collect will only be used for the purpose of supplying you with the requested products or services, for administering our relationship with you as a valued customer, for providing you with information about our activities, for related purposes and for any other purposes for which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided by law.
Right of Access and Correction
You have the right to review and amend any personal data stored in our system if you believe it may be out of date or incorrect. Just send an e-mail to the address given in the imprint or contact the Data Protection Officer at the address below.
Right of Cancellation
You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data in the future. Again, just send an e-mail to the address given in the imprint or contact the Data Protection Officer at the address below.
We only retain personal data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was obtained or to which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided by law (e.g. in connection with pending litigation).
Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. Using such cookies it is possible to recognize the visitor’s browser in order to optimize the website and simplify its use. Data collected via cookies will not be used to determine the personal identity of the website visitor.
Most browsers are configured to accept cookies automatically. You can configure your browser to reject them, or to inform you when they are being set.
Bayer Crop Science Limited uses technical and organisational security precautions to protect your data from manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Any personal data that is provided to Bayer CropScience Limited by you will be encrypted in transit to prevent its possible misuse by third parties. Our security procedures are continuously revised based on new technological developments.
In light of the importance of protecting children’s privacy, we do not collect, process or use on our website any information relating to an individual whom we know to be under 13 years old without the prior, verifiable consent of his or her legal representative. Such legal representative has the right, upon request, to view the information provided by the child and/or to require that it be deleted.
Please contact the Data Protection Officer of Bayer CropScience Limited with any problems, questions or suggestions that you may have. The constant development of the internet requires occasional adjustments to our privacy statement. We retain the right to make changes when necessary.
Should you wish to contact the Data Protection Officer, please contact one of the following persons, stating that your concern relates to Bayer CropScience:
Data Protection Officer
Risk Management Department
Telephone: +44 (0)1635 563251
Corporate Data Protection Officer of Bayer AG:
Dr. Rainer Schwarz
D-51368 Leverkusen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 214 30 2 05 22
Fax: +49 (0) 214 30 2 03 46
Privacy Statement – Employee/Worker Data
Bayer Crop Science Ltd is aware that the security of your private information is an important concern. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. This document is designed to inform you of what data we maintain, what data we discard and what security measures we have in place.
Collection and processing of personal data
We will use the personal data supplied by you for all purposes associated with the administration of the employer/employee relationship e.g. to maintain employment records, facilitate payroll payment, facilitate the payment of expenses, facilitate and improve our communications facilities, monitor our communications facilities to check for compliance with our relevant policies, sickness and absence records, make travel and accommodation arrangements, arrange diaries and appointments, appraisals, recruitment, promotion and disciplinary action.
Most employee-centred records relate only to staff but, in some instances, these records may relate to other individuals as well. For example, we may keep next of kin information for the purposes of contact in the event of an emergency at work, pension administration or for the provision of life assurance, or we may hold driver information on non-staff who have been authorised (and hence insured) to drive company vehicles.
We only collect and process that data that is required for a specific purpose.
The database and its contents remain at our company or with data processors or servers acting on our behalf and responsible to us. Some of these data processors and servers will be fellow Bayer Group companies, who will be bound by the same level of data protection and privacy regulation and protection as ourselves. Non-Bayer data processors are bound by strict contractual terms to abide by Bayer’s standards of data protection and privacy.
Right of Access and Correction
You have the right to know what personal data is processed by us and, upon completion and submission of a Subject Access Request (SAR) form and the appropriate fee, we will duly inform you of the data we process that relate to you. Please bear in mind some data may be redacted (censored) or its provision declined in order to protect the privacy rights of others i.e. their names may be removed from the data supplied to you, if it is legally privileged or it has a legal exemption from disclosing such data.
When submitting a SAR form, it would be appreciated if you could indicate the specific types of record that you are interested in finding out about as this will speed up the response process and avoid unnecessary administration on the company’s part.
A SAR form is obtainable from the Data Protection Officer.
Where you bring to the company’s attention any inaccuracy or incompleteness in respect of your personal data, the company will follow this up and, following its investigation may amend or delete the data accordingly. In such instances, the company will inform you of what action it has taken.
We only retain personal data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was obtained, required by law or other regulation, or in connection with pending or possible future litigation.
Bayer CropScience Limited uses technical and organisational security precautions to protect your data from manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Bayer has internal Group regulations regarding security, IT security, Data protection and privacy that ensure that appropriate measures are taken. These would include, but are not limited to, physical security measures, use of passwords, data encryption and access restricted only to a “need to know” basis. Our security procedures are continuously revised based on new technological developments.
If you have any queries, concerns, questions, ideas, or simply want to find out more detail, please contact:
Data Protection Officer
Bayer Crop Science Limited
230 Cambridge Science Park
The constant development of the internet and evolutions in the way that the company does business may necessitate occasional adjustments to our privacy statement. We retain the right to make changes when necessary.