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Privacy Policy

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). 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 (including your anonymized IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address 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 website. By using this website, 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. By installing this Add-on, no information is being sent to Google Analytics.

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).

Special information for United States

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 identity. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how Heraeus handles the personal information on this web site (this “Web Site”). This Privacy Policy applies only to this Web Site, not to any other Heraeus or third party sites that may be accessible from here.
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
Contact Us Page
Heraeus does not actively collect any personally identifiable information from visitors to this Web Site. If you submit any personally identifiable information about yourself on the “Contact Us” page on this Web Site, that information will be used solely for the purpose of addressing your inquiry.
Data Analytics
As you navigate through a 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.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). 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 will 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.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address 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. By installing this Add-on, no information is being sent to Google Analytics.
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” page of this Web Site will be used solely for the purpose of addressing your inquiry.
Heraeus may disclose the personally identifiable information 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, however, will have no liability for disclosure of information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized intervention of third parties.
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 personally identifying information.
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.
5. Children Visiting this Web Site
This Web Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. Heraeus will not invite children to use or access this Web Site.
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 .
This Privacy Policy was last updated on 04/14/2013.