Privacy Policy

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY

1. We may collect and process the following data about you

2. Use of IP addresses

3. Google Analytics

4. Where we store your personal data

5. Disclosure of your information

6. Third party sites

7. Access to information

8. Changes to our privacy policy

9. List of websites

10. Contact

1. We may collect and process the following data about you

a) Information that you provide by filling in forms (if any) on any of the websites listed under point 9 of this privacy policy. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site;

b) If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;

c) Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data and other communication data and the resources that you access.

2. Use of IP addresses

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your internet service provider or through your organisation’s local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online.

Merck, or third party companies acting on behalf of Merck, may collect information about your computer, including where available IP addresses, server log information, and operating system and browser type, for the purposes of systems administration and to audit the use of our site. We do not ordinarily link a user’s IP address to personally identifiable information of that user, which means each user’s session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. However, we may use IP addresses to identify users of our site when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with the site’s Terms of Use, or to protect our service, site or other users.

3. 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: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

4. Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination inside or outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating inside or outside the EEA who works for us or for one of our suppliers, but we, and the companies assisting us will take all reasonable steps to protect your data and ensure it is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Our suppliers are required to meet the same standards of data protection as we are and we do not permit our suppliers to use your personal information (i) for our supplier’s own purposes; or (ii) for marketing purposes. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

You should be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission you make is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

5. Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.

In certain circumstances, we may disclose your personal information to third parties:

k. when we are obliged or compelled by the law, or in response to a demand from law enforcement agencies in relation to criminal investigations, or civil or administrative bodies in relation to civil or administrative actions.

l. In the event of a significant corporate transaction, such as sale or purchase of a business or any part thereof, a merger, division, asset sale or in the event we are declared bankrupt.

m. If we believe that disclosure of your personal information is essential to identify or bring legal action proceedings against someone who may have caused you injury, or who may be injuring Merck rights, property, or our customers, or anyone else.

6. Third party sites

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

7. Access to information

You have the right to correct any information that we hold about you that you believe is incorrect. If you wish to correct any information we hold on you, please contact us using the contact form on our website.

8. Changes to our privacy policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy and we encourage you to periodically review it to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the site constitutes your agreement to the Privacy Policy and any updates.

9. List of websites

Below the list of websites, where this Privacy Policy applies to:

10. Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be sent via the contact form on our website.