Privacy Policy and the Use of Cookies

Nippon Gases Privacy Policy and the Use of Cookies

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.

This privacy policy applies to the Nippon Gases websites and is operated by Nippon Gases in Europe. If you are a United States resident and if you have access to or have provided personal information to a Nippon Gases website, the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data by Nippon Gases is subject to the applicable European law. Some of our sister companies or programs may have privacy policies that may differ slightly from ours. The data practices of these companies or programs may be subject to their own privacy policies.

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.

If you do not accept this privacy policy, you are advised and requested not to access, use or read this website.

Controller's name and contact details:

Nippon Gases UK
And Nippon Gases Ireland
Karen Jacobs
Site Services Administrator
Karen.jacobs@nippongases.com
+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: 

UK :
Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire,
SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113
https://ico.org.uk/

Ireland:
The Office of the Information Commissioner,
18 Lower Leeson Street,
Dublin 2,
DO2 HE97.
Tel: +353 1 639 5689
Email: Info@oic.ie
https://www.oic.ie/

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.

Use of Cookies

Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files stored in the operating systems of users who visit our website. This cookie contains a specific set of characters that uniquely identifies the user's operating system when they revisit our website. We also use cookies that enable us to analyse our visitors' surfing behaviour.

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.

When visiting our website, users are informed by means of a banner about the use of cookies for analysis purposes. They are also referred to our privacy policy. In this connection, information as to how the user can prevent the storage of cookies in the browser settings is also provided.

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

The cookies are stored on the user's computer and sent to us. As a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or limit the sending of cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser. Cookies that have already been stored can (automatically) be deleted at any time. It may not be possible to use all the website's functions optimally if the cookies for our website are disabled.

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 restriction of 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 21-1 of 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.

C. Exceptions
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

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, please contact us at GDPR_UKIreland@praxair.com

Updates

We may amend this privacy policy at any time by posting an updated text on this website. You will find the date of the last update at the top of this webpage. This allows you to see when changes have been made. We recommend that you read this policy on a regular basis in order to stay informed of our new privacy practices. You agree to the latest version of the privacy policy each time you visit or use the site. Changes will take effect after publication and will only apply to data you collected on and after the date of the last update, unless otherwise stated.

Please refer to our Legal Notice for more information.