Latest update: 5 April 2019
Nippon Gases UK Ltd and Nippon Gases Ireland or “we” try to protect all your personal information. We find it particularly important that you know how we handle the information we obtain through this website.
The Nippon Gases website also contains links to selected external websites. Nippon Gases is not responsible for the privacy policies of external websites or the use of any data they may collect from you. We therefore ask you to read the privacy policies of all websites you visit carefully.
Controller's name and contact details:
Nippon Gases UK
And Nippon Gases Ireland
Site Services Administrator
+44 (0) 1469 554730
Data protection champion and team:
Nippon Gases has voluntarily appointed a data protection champion and team. This is not the same as a data protection officer as defined and understood within the meaning of Article 37 of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred as the "GDPR") which Nippon Gases is not legally obliged to appoint.
In case of questions or remarks, you can always contact the Data protection Champion and team via GDPR_UKIreland@praxair.com.
The data protection supervisory authorities are:
Information Commissioner's Office,
Tel: 0303 123 1113
The Office of the Information Commissioner,
18 Lower Leeson Street,
Tel: +353 1 639 5689
Personal Data Processing - General
Scope of the processing of personal data
We collect and use our users' personal data only to the necessary extent to provide a functional website, content and service. The personal data are always collected and used with the user's consent. An exception to this applies in cases where the user cannot give prior consent for genuine reasons and the data processing is necessary and legally permitted.
Legal basis for the processing of personal data
We only process personal data lawfully and based on the legal bases as in the GDPR and Data Privacy Act. The processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party but also for Nippon Gases to comply with a legal obligation.
The processing is also undertaken lawfully if it is necessary for the protection of the legitimate interests of our company or a third party. In all other cases, we first request the data subject's consent with respect to the processing of their data.
Data deletion and retention period
Your personal data will be deleted or blocked once these are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were processed, as indicated above, and once it is no longer required or permitted to be kept in accordance with European or local regulations, laws or other regulations.
Provision of the website and creation of log files
Description and scope of data processing
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the calling computer's computer system. The following data is collected in this regard:
- Information about the browser type and version used
- User's operating system
- User's IP address
- Date and time of access
- Websites from which the user's system reaches our website (referral)
- Websites to which the user's system has access via our website
- Location of the user's computer or device
- The subpages on our website requested by the user
- The user device's screen height and width
- The search terms used by the user on our website
- User's user agent
The data is also stored in our system's log files. However, these are not stored together with the user's other personal data.
Legal basis for this data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6 -1-F of the GDPR.
Purpose of the processing
The system's temporary storage of the IP address is necessary to provide information to the user's computer. To do this, the user's IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.
Storage in log files is necessary to ensure the website's functionality. The data is also used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. This data will not be used for marketing purposes. The legal basis for these purposes is Article 6-1-F of the GDPR.
Data retention period
The data will be deleted once it is no longer needed to achieve the above-mentioned purpose. IP addresses are deleted once the session ends. Data stored in log files will not be retained for more than seven days. Under no circumstances can visitors to our website be identified if this data is retained for a longer period of time, as users' IP addresses have already been removed.
Description and scope of data processing
The following data can be sent in this way:
- Search terms entered
- Frequency of page views
- Use of website functions
Collected data is pseudonymised through technical precautions. This means that a user of the website cannot be identified. In particular, this data is not stored together with the user's other personal data.
Legal basis for this data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data through cookies is Article 6-1-F of the GDPR.
Purpose of this processing
The use of analysis cookies is intended to improve our website's quality and content. The analysis cookies enable us to see how the website is used so we can continuously optimise our offer. This purpose also serves as the basis for our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with Article 6-1-F of the GDPR.
Duration of storage, objection and erasure options
Rights of Data Subjects
As of the moment that your personal data is processed, you become the data subject under the GDPR As such; you have the following rights with respect to the data controller:
Right to information
You can always ask us if we are processing your personal data. You can request the following information if this is the case:
- The purposes for which your personal data is being processed
- The categories of data processed
- The recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed
- The envisaged period for which your personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
- The right to rectification or erasure of your personal data
- The right to restriction of the processing by the controller
- The right to object to such processing
- The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
- All available information about the source of the data when the personal data has not been collected from the data subject
- The existence of an automated decision-making process, including profiling under Article 22-1 and 4 of the GDPR, and information on the underlying logic and the importance and expected consequences of such processing for the data subject
You also have the right to request information about the extent to which your personal data is transferred to a third country or an international organisation. In this context, you can ask whether appropriate safeguards have been provided in accordance with Article 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer.
Right to rectification
You always have the right to ask the controller for immediate rectification and/or additions regarding your incorrect or incomplete personal data.
Right to restrict processing
You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:
- During the period that the controller needs to verify the accuracy of your personal data, if you contest this
- If the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal data and request the restriction of its use instead
- Where the controller only needs the data for the purpose of legal proceedings, but no longer for the originally stated processing purposes
- If you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21-1 of the GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the controller's legitimate grounds outweigh your own
In all these cases, your data may only be used with your consent or in the context of a legal action of general interest for the European Union or a Member State.
The restriction may only be lifted after you have been informed by the controller.
Right to erasure of your data
A. Obligation to erase data
You may require the controller to erase your personal data without undue delay. The controller shall also be obliged to erase the data immediately if any of the following situations applies:
- Your personal data is no longer needed for the purposes for which they were collected or processed
- You withdraw your consent on which the processing is based under Article 6-1-A or Article 9-2-A of the GDPR and there is no other legal ground for the processing
- You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21-1of the GDPR and there are no overriding compelling justifiable grounds for the processing
- You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21-2 of the GDPR
- Your personal data has been unlawfully processed
- Your data has to be deleted in order to comply with a legal obligation
- Your personal data has been collected in connection with an offer of information society services, as referred to in Article 8-1 of the GDPR
B. Third-party information
Third parties who have received your personal data from the controller shall be informed of your request to delete any link to or copy or replication of this personal data in accordance with Article 17-A of the GDPR.
The right to delete shall not exist if processing is necessary:
- To exercise the right to freedom of expression and information
- To comply with a legal processing obligation
- Within the context of a legal claim
Notification obligation concerning restriction of processing, rectification or erasure of personal data
If you exercise the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of the processing of your personal data, the controller shall inform each recipient of your personal data, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to information from these recipients if you so request.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive your personal data, as provided to the controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable form. In exercising this right, you also have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another where technically possible. However, the freedoms and rights of other persons should not be affected.
Right to object
You have the right to object, for reasons arising from your specific situation, at any time to the processing of your personal data which is in accordance with Article 6-1-E or F of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The controller shall cease processing immediately unless it can invoke compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms or if it is a processing operation for exercising a legal claim.
If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to this at any time. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it relates to such direct mail. If you object, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
Right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data
You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent up to the withdrawal.
Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has legal consequences for you or which affects you to a significant extent.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you are established, where you work or where the alleged infringement occurs, and if you consider that, the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.
The supervisory authority with which the complaint was lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 of the GDPR.
Questions or Comments
Please refer to our Legal Notice for more information.