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
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
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.
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: