Thank you for your interest in the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, website. The issue of data protection and confidentiality is a topic we take very seriously and we follow the applicable national and European data protection regulations. With this statement on data protection measures, we therefore want to provide you with information on the types of data that we may collect and how we use that data.
Storage and use of data
As a visitor to our website, you will remain anonymous. The data we store and analyze is used for statistical purposes only, for instance to ensure the continuous improvement of our services. The data we store on our servers comprises the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you visited us, the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, web pages you have looked up, your IP address and the date and duration of your visit.
Collection, processing and use of personal data
We only collect and process personal data if you make use of specific services and we therefore require your data or if you have voluntarily given us your express consent. You may do so, for instance, as part of a registration procedure, by completing a form or by sending an e-mail, ordering products or services, sending us a query or requesting materials. Unless we are subject to other legal commitments, we only use your personal data for the purposes for which you have given your consent.
Your personal data will only be shared by us with third parties if that is required in order to provide a service you have requested or if you have given your consent. If data has been released for use by our subsidiaries and if such permission involves data transfer to other countries, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, will ensure that the data importer is placed under a suitable level of data protection commitment.
We store data as required by legal obligation or for the period of time that is required to provide a service you have requested or as agreed in applicable consent.
Right to review, correct and object
You are entitled to review and correct any of your personal data we have stored, and you may withdraw your consent to the use of your data at any time, affecting all future use. All you need to do is to send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Data protection and security
Our employees involved in data processing are obliged to confidentiality in the use of personal data. Our data protection measures are continually updated, reflecting technical developments.
Data Privacy Disclaimer for Social Plugins
Social plugins are integrated on certain webpages of our website, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and/or Youtube. The social plugins are identified with the companies’ logo, comment fields or what are known as a »Like« or »+1« button. When you visit a page that displays such a plugin your browser will create a direct connection to the respective social media provider server. At the same time Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and/or Google will know that the respective page on our website has been visited. If you are registered and have logged in with the provider concerned, your visit can also be assigned to your user account. Social media provider such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Youtube do not provide specific information about which data is transmitted in the use of their social plugins. We therefore have no knowledge regarding the content and scope of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Youtube. Please refer to the further information about this in the data protection regulations of the social media services which are found here: Facebook
. If you do not wish a provider to collect data on you through our website, please deactivate the plugins in your web browser. If you wish to avoid a link to any existing user account, you must log out before your visit to our website.
Cookies used on this website
|Name of Cookie||1st or 3rd party Cookie? If 3rd party: Who is setting it?||Purpose of the Cookie?||What data holds the Cookie?||Is it a session or persistent Cookie?||If persistent, how long is its lifespan?|
|JSESSIONID||1st party||Session ID needed for e.g. Registration||SESSION ID||session|
|WT_FPC||3rd party Webtrends||Used to distinguish users||different values||persistent||2 years|
|TAFSessionId||1st party||SESSION ID||session|
|TAFTrackingId||1st party||persistent||90 years|
|_ ga||3rd party - google-analytics.com||Used to distinguish users.||different values||persistent||2 years|
|_ gat||3rd party - google-analytics.com||Used to throttle request rate.||different values||persistent||10 minutes|
|_ utmt||3rd party - google-analytics.com||Used to throttle request rate.||different values||persistent||10 minutes|
|_ utmv||3rd party - google-analytics.com||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVarmethod. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||different values||persistent||2 years from set/update|
If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact our Group Privacy Office.
Group Privacy Office at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Phone: +49 6151 72-0