Revised 27 February, 2023
This website is controlled and operated by Bakelite UK Holding Ltd., together with its affiliates the Bakelite Synthetics group (“Bakelite”) with global headquarters at 1040 Crown Pointe Parkway, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30338, USA. The controller responsible for data processing is Bakelite UK Holding Ltd.
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Information Collection and Use
Whenever you browse the Site, Bakelite’s web server will temporarily log each access to its log file. Through this process, Bakelite will collect and store the below data until they are deleted in accordance with statutory requirements:
Some of this information constituted personal data, i.e. information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (the "Data Subject"). Bakelite processes this data only to the extent required for the purposes of providing access to the content of the Site and to secure and administer Bakelite’s system. The IP address will only be analyzed in case of security incidents on Bakelite’s systems. As such, the processing is based on our legitimate interests. Our legitimate interests are, in addition to system security and stability, the evaluation of the usage data of our website, prosecution of legal claims, the investigation of criminal offences and the maintenance of our IT security systems. The personal data are stored for only as long as necessary for the purposes for which they are processed.
If we would like to use your personal information for marketing purposes, we will first ask for your consent.
If you chose to use the online job search program, you will be asked to provide additional information about yourself that is required as part of the application process, such as your address and other contact information, your educational history, or your work history. The members of our Human Resources staff will review and process your application, and the information you provide may become part of your personnel file if you accept a job at Bakelite. Even if you do not accept a job, the information you provide may also be kept on file for purposes of identifying future employment opportunities for you at Bakelite, subject to your prior consent.
To ensure a good user experience, our Site uses system cookies that contain a unique number, your 'session ID', which allows our server to recognize your computer and 'remember' what you've done on the Site. The benefits of these are:
When you close your browser the cookie will be deleted and the Site will 'forget' your session pursuant to the table below.
The following table gives details of the different types of cookies that might be used during a session.
In the cookies we use, only the data described above about your use of the website is stored. A combination of the 'session ID' with your name, your IP address or with similar data, that would enable the cookie to be attributed to you, does not take place.
If you would like to opt out of the advantages of these cookies, you can read in the "help" function on your browser how to adjust your browser to prevent these cookies, accept new cookies, or delete existing cookies. The “help” function also explains how to block all cookies or set up notifications for new cookies. However, rejection of a cookie may limit the functionality that is available to you when you visit this Site.
Sharing of Information with Third Parties
When you provide information to Bakelite, it may be shared with third party service providers within and outside your domestic region to perform processing tasks or business functions for us or on our behalf. This includes fulfilling your requests, managing our customer relations and offering you Bakelite products and services. Bakelite does not share, sell, or lease personal information about you to any third parties for direct marketing use without your prior consent. Bakelite may disclose information about you to third parties if we believe that we have a legal obligation to do so or where we believe disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process. In the event Bakelite merges with another company, or another company acquires all or part of Bakelite’s assets, including without limitation, in the event of bankruptcy, personal information compiled or owned by Bakelite may be among the items transferred in that transaction. In addition, the information you provide may be shared with Bakelite operating units or departments, as well as affiliates or other companies under ownership of Bakelite Inc. Some of these affiliates or other companies under ownership of Bakelite Inc. may be based in countries with different data protection laws, however Bakelite ensures that your personal data is adequately protected by the recipient within the framework of data protection agreements based on the EU standard data protection clauses, if applicable. Also, before we transfer your information to third parties, we take reasonable steps to ensure that recipients are committed to complying with applicable data protection laws and to keeping personal data confidential. Where necessary, data is transferred under a data processing agreement to ensure that data is only processed for the intended purpose and that adequate security measures are in place.
Bakelite maintains adequate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. Access to information about you is restricted to those Bakelite workers who need to know the information to respond to your inquiry or request.
Rights of Data Subjects
Insofar as you have given your consent to the processing of personal data, you may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. In the event of revocation, we will immediately delete the data concerned unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. You can send your revocation to
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Furthermore, you have the following rights:
You can obtain the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning are being processed.
If the legal basis for processing is based on Bakelite's legitimate interests, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation. If you object to the processing, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
In the event of infringements of applicable data protection regulations, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint shall be without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
You have the right to receive the personal data which we process in an automated manner based on your consent or for the performance of a contract in a commonly used and machine-readable format. If you request to transmit this data directly to another controller, this will only be done as far as it is technically possible.
In accordance with the applicable provisions, you have the right to request information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the processing free of charge, and you may have a right to rectification, restriction of the processing or erasure of such data.
The right to restriction applies in the following cases:
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data may – with the exception of storage – only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
This Site may feature links to other websites. Bakelite is not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other sites. You should contact these companies directly if you have any questions about their collection or use of information about you.
Please contact Bakelite if you wish to modify or verify personal information that you have submitted, if you have questions about the information that is maintained or if you want to exercise your rights concerning your personal data.
For further questions please send an email to DPO@bakelite.com.
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