Privacy Statement

Introduction
Thank you for your interest in the Merck KGaA website (referred to briefly as “Merck” in this statement). 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 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 Merck subsidiaries and if such permission involves data transfer to other countries, Merck will ensure that the data importer is placed under a suitable level of data protection commitment.
Data retention
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.
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.
Contact
If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact our Corporate Privacy Officer. His e-mail address is info@sima.bio.
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