Privacy Statement


Thank you for your interest in the website of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany 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 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 KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany 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.

Are personal data collected and processed?

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.

Will my personal data be shared with third parties?

We may share your personal data with third party service providers or affiliates acting as data processors, which provide certain services on our behalf, such as website, IT, or marketing support.

We may also share your personal data with affiliates or other third parties if that is required to provide the service requested by 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, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will ensure an adequate level of data protection at the recipient or other adequate safeguards, to the extent required by applicable law.

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 will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, 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 website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: "".

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:

Data Privacy Table 2

How long will my data be stored?

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.


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 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 e-mail to: or message to the following address:

Ulrich Betz

Frankfurter Str. 250

64293 Darmstadt



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 Office: