Privacy Policy

Introduction
Thank you for your interest in the website of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany or its affiliates, referred to briefly as “the Company” or “we” in this statement. The issue of data protection and confidentiality is a topic we take very seriously, and we follow applicable national and European data protection regulations. In this Data Privacy Statement, we want to provide you with information on the types of data that we may collect and how we use that data.

Will my location data be accessed?
No data related to your location will be gathered.

Will my data be stored?
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 webpages you have viewed, your IP address and the date and duration of your visit. The IP address is not linked to a specific person.

Is personal data collected and processed?
The term "personal data" as used in this Data Privacy Statement refers to information such as your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number and any other information that can be used to identify you or permit us to contact you physically or online.

We may collect personal data when you register at the website or send us an email or otherwise contact us through the website, or if you voluntarily choose to provide it to us. You can choose not to provide personal data to us. However, if you do not provide such information, you will not be able to use certain resources offered by the website.

We may collect and use personal data for any business purpose, including, but not limited to, the following: to provide you with products or services, to market products and services which we think may be of interest to you, to communicate with you for marketing and promotional purposes via targeted postal pieces or personalized emails, to respond to emails, to provide customer support, or to communicate with you for other purposes which are evident from the circumstances or about which we inform you when we collect personal data from you. We may, in our discretion, utilize the services of a third party or parties to perform any of the purposes described herein, subject to the other provisions of this data privacy statement.

Will my personal data be shared with third parties?
We may disclose your personal data with our affiliates worldwide.

In addition, we may share your personal data with third-party service providers (a) acting as data processors, providing certain services on our behalf, such as website, IT, or marketing support; or (b) if that is required to the provision of products and services to you, if you have given your consent or if otherwise permitted by applicable law.

To the extent such a sharing requires the transfer of your personal data to a country outside of the EU/EEA, we will ensure an adequate level of data protection at the recipient or other adequate safeguards, to the extent required by applicable law.

What cookies are applied?
We apply cookies on our website. If you are not interested in the advantages of our cookies, the “Help“ function of your browser can help you configure your browser to prevent cookies or delete existing cookies. Also, you can learn how to block all new cookies on your browser and which configuration steps are required to receive a notification about new cookies.

Please see the following table for cookies that we currently use on our website:

Cookie Name Purpose of the cookie? What data does the cookie collect? Is it a session or persistent cookie? What is the lifespan of the cookie?
Bench Create product list for product assembly Products that have been added to favorites Session. HTML5 Local storage Until user removes it

Am I entitled to access and correct my personal data?
You can always and without compensation request information about the scope, the origin and the recipients of your personal data and the purpose of the data storage. Also you are entitled to request a correction or deletion of any of your personal data.

Can I withdraw my consent to the use of my personal data?
You are entitled to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data at any time, affecting all future use. All you need to do is to send an email to: privacy@emdgroup.com

Who is my contact if I have questions with regard to data protection?
If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact our Group Privacy Officer:

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Group Privacy Officer
Frankfurter Strasse 250
64293 Darmstadt
privacy@emdgroup.com