Privacy Policy

General information

Heraeus takes data privacy very seriously. Accordingly, we will process and use your personal data exclusively in compliance with the statutory regulations and observing appropriate technical and organizational data protection measures.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will – within the member states of the European Union and other member states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area – shorten your IP address prior to transmission. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there.

Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to the website operator relating to website and internet use. Your browser's IP address identified in the context of Google Analytics will not be linked with other data held by Google.

You consent to the acquisition of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your shortened IP address) by Google and to the processing of your data by Google if you do not prevent the storage of cookies by making appropriate settings in your browser software.

Right of objection

If you do not wish to have your personal data (including your shortened IP address) acquired, used and processed, please see below how you can prevent the acquisition, use and processing of your personal data.

Irrespective of the admissibility of transmission or any relevant objection, Heraeus uses a Java script on its websites which always anonymizes the IP address (cuts off the last 8 digits of the IP address) before sending it to Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. To provide visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google developed the Opt-out Browser Add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en . By installing this Add-on, no information is being sent to Google Analytics.

Voluntary information

If you enter your personal data (such as e-mail address, name, address, telephone number, information about your profession, etc.) in the places provided for the purpose, you do this voluntarily. By entering this data, you consent to the use of the data for the business interests of Heraeus. Your consent also includes transmission to other Heraeus companies if such transmission serves the own business interests of Heraeus. However, Heraeus will always treat your personal data as confidential and neither transmit it to third parties outside the Heraeus group, nor sell it or market it otherwise.

Special information for United Kingdom

Further information can be found under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html (Google Analytics Terms of Service & Privacy).

Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

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