Legal notice
The information on this website is purely for the purpose of presenting Evonik Industries AG and its products and services. It is provided on an “as is“ basis and without any liability, particularly including (but not limited to) liability with regard to any up to date status, completeness or correctness of the information or any liability for the merchantability of products, their fitness for any particular purpose, or the infringement of third party rights.

Evonik Industries AG recommends verifying any information obtained from this website prior to its use. Users of this website agree to access the website and its content at their own risk. Evonik Industries AG shall not be liable for any damages incurred in connection with the use of this website.

This website contains links and references to websites provided by third parties. Evonik Industries AG has verified the information provided on these third party websites to the best of its knowledge and belief, using professional diligence. Links are provided for user convenience only and do not constitute an approval of Evonik Industries AG as to their content. Evonik Industries AG shall not be liable for the availability and content of such third party websites or for any damage or injury resulting from the use thereof. Links to third party websites are marked as  and "external link".

The limitations of liability provided herein shall not apply to the extent that Evonik Industries AG caused damage by acting grossly negligently or intentionally or in cases of product or other mandatory liability.

Copyright
The content of this website, in particular all texts, images, graphics, logos, webcam images, sound, video, and animated files, as well as their arrangement, are subject to copyright law and other laws protecting intellectual property. However, Evonik Industries AG grants users the right to use, save, or duplicate the texts, images, and graphics provided on this website which are not designated by name or in any other manner, either in whole or in part, for journalistic purposes within the restrictions of prevailing press and copyright laws whereby, however, Evonik Industries AG must be named as the source and copyright holder of the information used and a sample copy must be sent to the Evonik Industries AG corporate public relations department

(info@evonik.com). However, using, saving, or duplicating the logos, webcam images, sound, video, or animated files to be found on the Evonik Industries website, or their arrangement, shall require prior permission from Evonik Industries.

The rights to all documents (texts, images and graphics) as well as logos, webcam images and sound, video and animation data and their arrangement are held by the authors or publishers specified therein. Any exploitation for commercial or other purposes shall require the previous consent of such authors or publishers. To obtain such consent, please contact the authors or publishers directly or the contact person for this web site named in the publication credits.

The texts, images, graphics, logos, etc. provided on the Evonik Industries website may not, however, be altered, copied for trade purpose, or used in other media, including other websites. Hyperlinks may only be set up to this web site after receiving prior consent from Evonik Industries. To obtain such consent, please refer to the contact person for this website named in the publication credits.

The Evonik Industries website does not grant any licensing rights whatsoever to the intellectual property belonging either to the Evonik Industries AG or to any of its subsidiaries.

All brands and logos mentioned or used on the Evonik Industries website are legally protected trade marks.

All information or data, their use, and the registration to use the Evonik Industries website, as well as any activities carried out, tolerated, or refrained from in any context whatever pertaining to the Evonik Industries web ite is subject exclusively to German law. The place of fulfillment and exclusive place of jurisdiction is Essen.

© Evonik Industries, issued 2nd September, 2008 Data protection
Protection of data privacy: Your right—our obligation
You can count on us to protect the privacy of your personal data... because protecting your privacy when we process your data is a matter of importance to Evonik Industries AG that is taken into consideration in all of our business processes.

We‘d therefore like to take this opportunity to explain to you the guidelines that we apply to the processing of personal data. The present declaration and any further information that may be pertinent to the processing and use of your personal data will be provided at any location on this site where we ask you to supply such data. 


Data that we collect
You can use almost the entirety of Evonik Industries AG web site without ever having to supply us with personal data. Only a fraction of the information and services located on our web site require you to enter personal data in order to use them.

Whenever you use the Evonik Industries AG web site, the Evonik Industries AG internet server (web server) automatically records and evaluates technical access data. However, this data cannot be attributed to a specific person, which means that the individual user remains anonymous.


Technical access data
Technical access data is information regarding the IP adress and the operating system that are in use, the domain name of the web site that acts as a platform for a visit to our own web site, the average e duration of a visit to our web site, and the pages called from our web site. This data is sent to our web server when individual internet pages are called by your internet browser.

We also add cookies to some areas of our web site. Cookies are small data elements that an internet server can send to your computer, thereby allowing it to be identified during your visit to our web site and making it easier for you to use our web site. We don’t use cookies to gather personal data. You can set your internet browser to tell you whether cookies are being accepted or refused. For more information on cookies, consult the help files in your internet browser.

We use this technical access data to continually enhance the appeal, usability and contents of our web site, and to detect any technical problems with the site. 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 (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking)


 

Personal data
We collect, process and utilize your personal data only if you provide us with it voluntarily.

This can occur in connection with a query, an opinion survey, a desire on your part to contact us, an order placed by you, etc.

We also require your personal data when you wish to make use of particular services (insofar as such services may be offered) on the Evonik Industries AG web site such as the newsletter or forums. Should you decide to avail yourself of such a service, you will find for each service extensive information and pointers about the type, scope and utilization of the data that is required in order to use the service in question.

Protecting the privacy of children who use the internet
Personal data pertaining to children are not knowingly gathered or used in any way. We are not generally aware of the age of the user of our websites. We have, however, taken no specific steps to give special protection to such data.

As protecting children who use the internet is a matter of great importance to Evonik Industries AG. Evonik Industries AG therefore advises all parents and persons acting in loco parentis to show children how to deal responsibly and safely with personal data on the internet.

Children should not send any personal data to Evonik Industries AG without the express permission of parents or a person acting in loco parentis. 


How we use your data
Evonik Industries AG collects, processes and utilizes all personal data stemming from your visit to the Evonik Industries AG web site strictly in accordance with the applicable legal regulations pertaining to the protection of data privacy.

We use this personal data only for the purposes specified in the present declaration (e.g., to process a query or in connection with the utilization of internet services). In addition, we will only gather, process or use personal data if we need to do so in order to protect the legitimate business interests of Evonik Industries AG.

Evonik Industries AG will not provide third parties with any personal data that you may have sent to us without first obtaining your express written permission.


Information, changes and deletions with respect to your data
Pursuant to the applicable legal regulations, you are entitled to query us in writing at any time as to which (if any) of your personal data we are currently archiving. We will then send you a letter containing the information requested. Please address your inquiry to the data protection officer. You may also arrange with him to have changes made in your data or to have such data deleted.


Protecting your data
Any data provided by you to Evonik Industries AG will be protected by suitable technical and organizational mechanisms against adventitious or intentional manipulation, loss or destruction, access by unauthorized persons, and against unauthorized disclosure to third parties. With this goal in mind, our security measures are continually monitored and enhanced in accordance with technological advances and organizational resources.


The Evonik Industries AG data protection officer
Should you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer who, along with his team, will be more than happy to help you if you need any further information or have any complaints or problems in connection with the security of your data.

Evonik Industries AG
Data protection officer
Dr. Eduard Wessel
Rellinghauser Straße 1—11
45128 Essen
Germany
+49 201 177-2151
e-mail:

privacy-policy@evonik.com

Please note that this data protection declaration is subject to change in order to meet current requirements.

© Evonik Industries AG, issued 21st September, 2010