Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

This Website is provided by KWS SAAT SE. For further information regarding the provider of the Website, please refer to our imprint.

Joint Controllers
Joint controllers for processing personal data on this website are:

  • Bayer AG, Alfred-Nobel-Straße 50, 40789 Monheim am Rhein, Data Protection Officer, Bayer AG, 51368 Leverkusen
  • KWS SAAT SE, Grimsehlstraße 31, 37555 Einbeck, Data Protection Officer KWS, Grimsehlstr. 31, Postfach 1463, 37555 Einbeck

KWS is responsible for receiving data subject requests as well as for ensuring the security of personal data processing.

Conditions of use

Handling of personal data
In the following we wish to provide you with information on how we handle your personal data when you use our Website. Unless otherwise indicated in the following chapters, the legal basis for the handling of your personal data results from the fact that such handling is required to make available the functionalities of the Website requested by you (Art. 6(1)(b) General Data Protection Regulation).

Using our Website

Accessing our Website
You can visit our website without having to identify yourself. Your browser will transfer certain data to our web server for technical reasons and to make available to you the requested information. To facilitate your access to the Website, the following data are collected, briefly stored and used:

  • IP address
  • date and time of access
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of request (specific site)
  • Status of access/HTTP status code
  • Transferred volume of data
  • Website requesting access
  • Browser, language settings, version of browser software operating system and surface

Setting of cookies

  • What are cookies?

    This Website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the memory of your terminal via your browser. They store certain information (e.g. your preferred language or site settings) which your browser may (depending on the lifespan of the cookie) retransmit to us upon your next visit to our Website.
  • What cookies do we use?
    We differentiate between two categories of cookies: (1) functional cookies, without which the functionality of our Website would be reduced, and (2) optional cookies used for e.g. website analysis. The following tables contain a detailed description of the optional cookies we use:
  • Optional Cookies
    Name: Google Analytics
    Purpose and Content: Web analysis: These Cookies enable us to analyse your use of this website by assigning a unique and randomly generated ID to your device that lets us recognize your device upon your next visit.
    Lifespan: 6 months
    Provider: Google Inc.
    Consent: ON/OFF

In accordance with the information we give upon visiting our website, we only use optional “opt-out” cookies. You can opt-out from the use of these cookies. In your browser, you can at any time configure or completely deactivate the use of cookies. This may, however, lead to a restriction of the functions or have adverse effects on the user-friendliness of our Website. You may at any time object to the setting of optional cookies by using the respective objection option indicated in the table above.

Website Analysis
On our Website we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).Google will analyze your use of our Website on our behalf. To this purpose we use the cookies described in more detail in the above table. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of our Website (e.g. the referring URL, our webpages visited by you, your browser type, your language settings, your operating system, your screen resolution) will be transmitted to a server of Google in the US, where it will be stored and analyzed. The respective results will then be made available to us in anonymized form. Your usage data will not be connected to your full IP address during this process. We have activated on our Website the IP anonymizing function offered by Google, which will delete the last 8 bits (type IPv4) or the last 80 bits (type IPv6) of your IP address. Moreover, Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, which ensures that an adequate level of data protection is maintained with respect to the processing of data by Google in the US.

You may opt-out from the use of web analysis at any time, either by downloading and installing the provided Google Browser Plugin or by using the switch in the above, in which case an opt-out cookie will be placed. Both options will prevent the application of web analysis only as long as you use the browser on which you installed the plugin and do not delete the opt-out Cookie. Further information on Google Analytics is available in the Google Analytics Terms of Use, the Privacy and Data Protection Guidelines of Google Analytics and in the Google Privacy Policy.

Use of contact forms
You can contact us directly via the contact forms available on our Website. In particular, you may provide us with the following information:

  • Name, surname, gender and title
  • Contact data (e.g. E-Mail address, phone number)
  • Message

We collect, process and use the information provided by you via the contact forms exclusively for the processing of your specific request.

Transfer of data for commissioned processing
For the processing of your data we will to some extent use specialized service contractors. Such service contractors are carefully selected and regularly monitored by us. Based on respective data processor agreements, they will only process personal data upon our instruction and strictly in accordance with our directives.

Processing of data outside the EU / the EEA
Your data will in part also be processed in countries outside the European Union (“EU”) or the European Economic Area (“EEA”), which may have a lower data protection level than European countries. In such cases, we will ensure that a sufficient level of protection is provided for your data, e.g. by concluding specific agreements with our contractual partners (copy available on request), or we will ask for your explicit consent to such processing.

Information regarding your rights

The following rights are in general available to you according to applicable data privacy laws:

  • Right of information about your personal data stored by us;
  • Right to request the correction, deletion or restricted processing of your personal data;
  • Right to object to a processing for reasons of our own legitimate interest, public interest, or profiling , unless we are able to proof that compelling, warranted reasons superseding your interests, rights and freedom exist, or that such processing is done for purposes of the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • Right to data portability;
  • Right to file a complaint with a data protection authority;
  • You may at any time with future effect revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data. For further information please refer to the chapters above describing the processing of data based on your consent.

If you wish to exercise your rights, please address your request to the AWS contact indicated below.


For any questions you may have with respect to data privacy, please contact the KWS data protection officer at the following address:

Data Protection Officer
Grimsehlstr. 31
Postfach 1463
37555 Einbeck


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