Privacy PolicyKao Germany GmbH Commitment to Data Privacy Protection

Kao Germany GmbH (Kao Company" or "we" or "our") and each of its affiliates and subsidiaries in the EMEA region collectively, the "Kao Group") takes data privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy informs the users of globalcreativeawards.com and any other Kao Company-owned websites or mobile applications on which this Privacy Policy is displayed ("Website”) how we, as controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR")  collect and process the personal data and other information of such users in connection with their usage of the Website.

Note that other Kao Group websites or mobile apps may be governed by other privacy policies.

Last revised April 23, 2018

 

1. Categories of Personal Data and Processing Purposes - What personal data do we process about you and why?

1.1    Metadata

You may use the Website without providing any personal data about you. In this case, we will collect only the following metadata that result from your usage of the Website browser type and version, operating system and interface, website from which you are visiting us (referrer URL), webpage(s) you are visiting on our Website date and time of accessing our Website, and internet protocol (IP) address.

Your IP address will be used to enable your access to our Website. Once the IP address is no longer necessary for this purpose, we will shorten your IP address by removing the last octet of your IP address. The metadata, including the shortened IP address, will be used to improve the quality and services of our and services by analyzing the usage behavior of our users.

2. Processing Basis and Consequences - What is the legal justification for processing your personal data and what happens if you choose not to provide it?

We rely on your consent for the collection, processing, and use of your personal data in order to provide answers to any online inquiries or questions. 

The provision of your personal data  is not required by a statutory or contractual obligation. The provision of your personal data is /with us or to receive our services/s as requested by you. The provision of your personal data is voluntary for you. Your IP address is saved via cookies in addition to any information you provide Kao with voluntarily over the Contact Us, and / or Registration form for the Stylist content.  In addition, if you sign up for the Newsletter, your name and email will be saved in order to provide you with the desired newsletter.

Not providing your personal data may result in disadvantages for you, for example, we may not be able to answer your request or you may not be able to fully experience the website(cookies).However, unless otherwise specified, not providing your personal data will not result in legal consequences for you.

The provision of your personal data  is not required by a statutory or contractual obligation. The provision of your personal data is /with us or to receive our services/s as requested by you. The provision of your personal data is voluntary for you. Your IP address is saved via cookies in addition to any information you provide Kao with voluntarily over the Contact Us, and / or Registration form for the Stylist content.  In addition, if you sign up for the Newsletter, your name and email will be saved in order to provide you with the desired newsletter.

Not providing your personal data may result in disadvantages for you, for example, we may not be able to answer your request or you may not be able to fully experience the website(cookies).However, unless otherwise specified, not providing your personal data will not result in legal consequences for you.

3. Categories of Recipients and International Transfers - Who do we transfer your personal data to and where are they located?

We may transfer your personal data to third parties for the processing purposes described above as follows:

Any access to your personal data is restricted to those individuals that have a need-to-know in order to fulfill their job responsibilities.

4. Retention Period - How long do we keep your personal data?

Your personal data will be retained as long as necessary to provide you with the services requested. Once you have deleted your newsletter subscription  or otherwise ended your relationship with us, we will remove your personal data from our systems and records and/or take steps to properly anonymize it so that you can no longer be identified from it (unless we need to keep your information to comply with legal or regulatory obligations to which the Kao Company is subject, e.g., taxation purposes).

We may retain your contact details and interests in our products or services for a longer period of time if the Kao Company is allowed to send you marketing materials. Also, we may be required by applicable law to retain certain of your personal data for a period of 10 years after the relevant taxation year. We may also retain your personal data after the termination of the contractual relationship if your personal data are necessary to comply with other applicable laws or if we need your personal data to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim, on a need to know basis only. To the extent possible, we will restrict the processing of your personal data for such limited purposes after the termination of the contractual relationship.

5. Your Rights - What rights do you have and how can you assert your rights?

Right to withdraw your consent:If you have declared your consent regarding certain collecting, processing and use of your personal data (in particular, regarding the receipt of direct marketing communication via email you can withdraw this consent at any time with future effect. Such a withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing prior to the consent withdrawal. Please contact us as stated in Section 7 below to withdraw your consent. [Further, you can object to the use of your personal data for the purposes of marketing without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs in accordance with the basic tariffs.]

Additional data privacy rights:Pursuant to applicable data protection law, you may have the right to: (i) request access to your personal data; (ii) request rectification of your personal data; (iii) request erasure of your personal data; (iv) request restriction of processing of your personal data; (v) request data portability; and/or (vi) object to the processing of your personal data (including objection to profiling).

Please note that these aforementioned rights might be limited under the applicable local data protection law.Below please find further information on your rights to the extent that the GDPR applies:

To exercise your rights, please contact us as stated under Section 7 below. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority.

6. Cookies and other tracking technologies

This Website uses cookies and other tracking technologies. For further information, please visit our Cookie Policy  www.goldwell.co.uk/cookie-policy/

7. Questions and Contact Information

If you have any questions about our Website or Privacy Policy, please email us using the “contact us” link on the website. Alternatively, you may reach us via telephone at +49 6151 3960 800 during 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in response to changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements. We will notify you of any such changes, including when they will take effect, by updating the "Last revised" date above or as otherwise required by applicable law. Your continued use of our Website after any such updates take effect will constitute acceptance of those changes. If you do not accept updates to this Privacy Policy, you should stop using our Website.