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Data Protection

Collection and Processing of Personal Data

When you visit our website, our web server automatically records the name of your internet service provider (or IP address), the website from which you visit us, the webpages you actually visit within our website, the internet browser and the operating system that you use and the date and duration of your visit. Additional personal data is only stored if volunteered by you, for example in the context of a registration, survey or an inquiry.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Data/Purpose of Use

WACKER will use your personal data for the sole purpose of technical administration of the website and for usage statistics.

We use tracking software to determine the frequency of use and the number of users visiting our website. No personal data or IP addresses are collected with this software. The data is evaluated in anonymous and summarized form and is used solely for statistical purposes and further development of the website.

WACKER will not provide third parties with any personal data that we may have collected from you without first obtaining your express written permission.

Use of 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 the site is used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to a server in the USA and stored there by Google. However, in the case where IP anonymization has been activated on this website, your IP address is truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google uses this information on behalf of the owner of this web site, to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports about website activities and provide further services to the website owner associated with usage of the website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data held by Google. You can prevent saving of the cookies by making corresponding adjustments to your browser software; we do however point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent transmission of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website to Google (including your IP address) as well as processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Use of the Web Analytics Service Adobe Omniture SiteCatalyst

WACKER uses Omniture SiteCatalyst, a web analytics service from Adobe. Omniture SiteCatalyst employs so-called cookies and tracking pixels, which are accessed from or saved on your computer and thus enable the website to analyze how you are using the site. The information that has been gained about your usage of the website is transmitted to an Adobe server and saved there. Omniture SiteCatalyst utilizes this information to analyze your website usage for the purpose of compiling reports on your website activities. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; in this case, however, it should be noted that you might not be able to fully use all of this website’s functions. By using this website, you agree to allow WACKER and its associates to process the data regarding you, which has been collected in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

Opt-out method: Omniture SiteCatalyst offers visitors the possibility to control the application of session information used by the cookies placed by the Omniture SiteCatalyst domains 2o7.net and omtrdc.net (2o7.net and omtrdc.net are domains used by Omniture SiteCatalyst to make parts of Omniture SiteCatalyst available). If you do not want Omniture SiteCatalyst to collect and analyze the session information of your visit, you can choose the following opt-out method.

Click here to decline tracking via 2o7.net and omtrdc.net cookies (opt-out).

Details on data protection by Adobe Omniture SiteCatalyst and the privacy policy are available in the Omniture Privacy Center at: http://www.adobe.com/privacy.html.

Google AdWords

This website uses the online marketing tool Google Adwords and its conversion tracking feature. When a user clicks an ad placed by Google, a “conversion tracking” cookie is set. These cookies expire after 30 days, and involve only non-identifiable information. If a user accesses a page on the WACKER.COM website, and the cookie is still valid, the conversion tracking cookie notes the page on which the user clicked the ad to be redirected to the current page. Each Google AdWord customer is assigned a unique cookie. This prevents cookies from being used to track activity anywhere other than the AdWord customer’s website. The information collected through the use of conversion tracking cookies provides conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have chosen to use conversion tracking. These customers obtain statistics showing the total number of users who clicked their ad and were redirected to the website page having a conversion tracking tag. All the information collected is non-identifiable, meaning that no personal data is collected. Users who prefer to disable the conversion tracking feature can do so by changing the cookie settings in their internet browser’s settings. These users are then excluded from the conversion tracking statistics. Learn more about Google’s privacy policy.

Use of the Web Analytics Service Piwik

For the online annual and sustainability reports, we use Piwik, web analytics open-source software to help the website analyse how users use the site. We process the anonymize data for statistically evaluation and use these information solely to enhance the attractiveness, content and functionalities of our website. To carry out this analysis, Piwik uses cookies. Without your consent the data don't be used for identifies your personally. By using this website you agree that the data Piwik collects about you may be processed in the manner previously described and for the purpose previously stated.

Privacy Policy for Google reCAPTCHA

To ensure sufficient data protection when transmitting online forms, we use Google Inc’s reCAPTCHA service in certain cases. The main objective is to distinguish between human entries and misuse by automated software (e.g. bots). The service includes transmission of the IP address and, if necessary, any other data Google needs for its reCAPTCHA service. Here, the provisions of Google Inc’s own privacy policy apply. You’ll find further information on Google Inc’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Cookies

In order to make your visit of our website more convenient, our site uses session cookies exclusively to maintain your language selection as you navigate through the various webpages. These cookies are discarded when you leave our site.

When you visit our website, information in the form of a "cookie" may be stored on your computer enabling automatic user recognition when you next visit. Cookies allow us, for example, to adapt a website to your interests or to store your location, to save you from having to re-enter the information each time you visit. If you do not wish your computer to be recognized, please select browser settings that delete cookies from your hard drive or that block all cookies or prompt you before a cookie is stored.

WACKER

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