Privacy Policy

United States Privacy Policy

Heraeus and its affiliates (collectively, “Heraeus”) respects your personal privacy. Heraeus is committed to adhering to U.S. Federal and state privacy laws and industry guidelines in order to protect you and your privacy interests. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how Heraeus handles the personal information on this web site (this “Web Site”).

This Privacy Policy sets forth:

1. Information Heraeus collects on this Web Site
2. How Heraeus uses collected information
3. Third party services accessible through this Web Site
4. How Heraeus protects information it collects
5. Children visiting this Web Site
6. Contacting Heraeus

Please be sure to read this Privacy Policy before using this Web Site. If you do not agree with Heraeus practices described in this Privacy Policy, your ultimate choice is not to use this Web Site. By using any part of this Web Site, you accept and agree to the Heraeus privacy practices. Heraeus Privacy Policy may change from time to time and your continued use of this Web Site after the posting of the revised Privacy Policy means that you accept and agree to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy. Please check this area periodically for updates to this Privacy Policy.

1. Information Heraeus Collects on this Web Site

Heraeus does not actively collect any personally identifiable information (“PII”) from visitors to this Web Site. If you submit any PII about yourself through the “Contact Us” and “Order Publications” pages on this Web Site, that information will be used for the purpose of addressing your inquiry.

Voluntary provision of personal data

Providing us with PII (e.g., your email address, name, address, phone number, etc.) by completing the relevant form is voluntary. If you provide us with PII by completing the relevant form, you expressly consent to the use of these data for Heraeus’s business purpose and to address your inquiry. You consent to the transmission of these data to other Heraeus companies if the transmission serves Heraeus’s business purpose in addressing your inquiry.

Data Analytics

As you navigate through the Web Site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without you actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as navigational data collection.

Heraeus uses a java script code on its websites which always transmits an anonymized version of the IP address (truncation of the last 8 numbers of the IP address) to Google.

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 Heraeus analyze how users use the Web Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Web Site (including your anonymized IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google is to use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Web Site, compiling reports on Web Site activity and providing other services relating to Web Site activity and internet usage to Heraeus. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics process will not be associated with any other data held by 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 Web Site. By using this Web Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. To provide visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google developed the Opt-out Browser Add-on: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en .

If you do not prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, you consent to the transmission of the data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (including your truncated IP address) to Google as well as to the processing of these data by Google.

Heraeus reserves the right to use electronic images known as web beacons, also referred to as single-pixel gifs, and any other successor technology, that permit Heraeus to count users who have visited certain Web Site pages and for other related statistics (e.g., recording the popularity of certain Web Site content and verifying system and server integrity). Web beacons are not used to access your personal information on the Web Site; they are solely used to compile aggregated statistics concerning the use of the Web Site. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, the time and date of a page view and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.

Heraeus passively collects information to understand what areas of this Web Site are most popular, which areas may require improvement and what technologies are being used by Web Site visitors. This information helps Heraeus to update and improve this Web Site. Heraeus also uses this information for security purposes, to detect and to block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment.

2. How Heraeus uses collected information

All data and information gathered through this Web Site will be stored in Germany. Heraeus uses the information to enhance the operation of this Web Site and allow you to use all of its features.

The contact information you provide on the “Contact Us” and “Order Publications” pages of this Web Site will be used solely for the purpose of addressing your inquiry and will remain confidential, subject to (a)-(d), below. By providing your telephone number to us, you expressly consent that Heraeus may contact you on that phone number about its products and services, and may do so using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or pre-recorded voice, regardless of whether your phone number is on any national or local Do-Not-Call registry. You are not required to submit your information via this website as a condition of purchasing any goods or services.

Heraeus may disclose the PII you provide via the Web Site to third parties, but only:

(a) To contractors used by Heraeus to support its business, in which case Heraeus will require such third parties to agree to use the information for the same purposes;

(b) To respond to law enforcement requests, where required by applicable laws, court order or governmental regulations;

(c) In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization, assignment or other transfer of the Heraeus business to which the information relates, in which case we will require any such buyer to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy and use it for the same purposes; or

(d) In situations involving threats to the physical safety of any person.

Heraeus does not otherwise distribute to third parties your personally identifiable information.

Heraeus may provide aggregate statistics about its customers, online traffic patterns, and related information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will not include any PII.

3. Third party services accessible through this Web Site

There may be links on the Web Site providing access to other web sites and/or resources over which Heraeus has no control. These links are provided solely as a convenience to users and should not be construed as an affiliation with or endorsement by Heraeus. You access and use such other web sites, including the content, items or services on those web sites, solely at your own risk.

Heraeus does not have control over the privacy policies applied by any other party to whom you may disclose information. Heraeus is not responsible for their content or privacy policies. If you would like information on another party's privacy policy, you should contact that party directly, and we encourage you to do so.

4. How Heraeus protects information it collects

Heraeus uses both technical and procedural methods to protect the integrity and security of the personal information in its databases, including the use of firewalls, encryption for data transfer, restricted access to data, and employee training. Heraeus, however, will have no liability for disclosure of information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized intervention of third parties.

5. Children Visiting this Web Site

This Web Site is not intended for children under the age of 18. Heraeus does not invite children to use or access this Web Site, and does not knowingly collect PII from children under the age of 18.

6. How You Can Contact Heraeus

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of the Web Site, please contact Heraeus at yuri.rozenfeld@heraeus.com . You may also write to Hereaus at: 540 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 02/04/2016.

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