Privacy Policy

Introduction

Micronas GmbH (collectively with its affiliated companies, "Micronas ") respects your privacy and recognizes the need for appropriate protection of "personal information" that you provide to us, or that is collected by us. Micronas has established this policy ("Privacy Policy") to describe what personal information is collected, how we use this personal information and how to contact us if you have questions about the use of your personal information. Please take a moment to read it and be reassured that your information with Micronas is secure. By using this site, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit personal information via this site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

What personal information is collected?

Micronas collects personal information from website users at various pages on its website or in response to requests by Micronas for visitors or customers to provide us with personal information, or requests for registration, information, training and/or support from visitors or customers. "Personal information" includes data that you directly provide such as User IDs and passwords, names, addresses, company, department, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers and other contact information, which can be used to identify or contact a specific person or that person's affiliated company or entity. In addition we may ask you to submit resumes and other information for purposes of seeking employment with Micronas (see also "What about submitted Online Application"). "Personal information" also includes data automatically collected or processed such as cookies, Internet domain or IP address (see also "How is personal information collected").
Whenever we collect personal information on our website, we will make reasonable efforts to include a link to this privacy policy on the webpage in which you are being asked for personal information.

How is personal information collected?

Some areas of this website may require you to submit personal information in order for you to benefit from the specified features. Personal information may be provided by users of our website when registering for services, contests, offers; answering surveys; purchasing items; providing feedback regarding Micronas goods and services; submitting information for employment opportunities.
Specific rules apply when registering for Micronas limited access websites. During the registration process some personal information will be collected. Micronas will ask for your name, email address, zip code, company name, department, postal address, country, phone and fax number. After signing-up a confirmation e-mail with activation instructions will be automatically generated and sent to you. However some areas of this website and the materials, data and information provided thereon require express authorization and account set-up by Micronas before you are allowed to access, download or use. After registration and successful verification the Micronas site coordinator will decide as it deems fit whether or not your account shall be activated. Once you have activated your account, the registration process is completed and you can login. You are no longer anonymous to Micronas and your use of the website will be monitored in accordance with this Privacy Policy. The personal information on your login and personal data is accessible to you only after you have logged in with your User ID and password (see also "Where can I review, change or control my personal information").
Micronas also may collect personal information through the use of cookies, tracking or your website visits and recording IP addresses, as described below.

Where can I review or change my personal information?

You can review or change the personal information that you have submitted on our limited access websites when registering. In order to view or correct your personal information saved by Micronas via the online application form please send an e-Mail to career@micronas.com .

How is personal information used or disclosed?

Personal information provided to Micronas will be used by Micronas as follows to: perform the request or service selected by the website user, conduct market analyses, work with third party partners and service providers, contact site visitors, convey offers, conduct marketing activities (including co-marketing activities with third parties), and/or conduct Micronas' business.
All personal information will be collected and stored on a database system in Germany and will be treated in accordance with the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and the ruling of the EU Commission on Safe Harbour Principles.
Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we will not sell, rent, lease or disclose your personal information to anyone. Further, we will not provide personal information gathered from our website to any third party without your consent, except (a) to third parties which may use it in connection with providing the services on our site and/or assisting Micronas in the conduct of our business, or (b) as necessary to prevent, investigate or take action against suspected illegal activities, fraud, threats to the physical safety of any person or property, violations of the Micronas Terms of Use or as otherwise required by law or applicable courts, or (c) in the event of merger, consolidation or sale of all of substantially all of our assets, in which case we will require any such buyer to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You may revoke your consent of Micronas use of your personal information as described below.

How are "cookies" and IP addresses used by Micronas?

Cookies" are small pieces of information placed on a user's hard drive by a web page server. Cookies are common in the industry and they are used at most major sites for record-keeping purposes, tracking web traffic patterns, promotions, better delivery of service and products to the user, enabling the user to more easily navigate a website in the future, and sharing of aggregate site statistics only with third parties acting as a service partner for Micronas. The stored information can be retrieved by the same Micronas server that created the cookie. This allows Micronas to personalize, monitor, or regulate the use of this site, and also permits Micronas to automate the access and data-entry functions of the site (e.g., login information), or downloads you may make while visiting the site, and to tailor the appearance or presentation of the site to your preferences or interests. In addition, cookies allow Micronas to track usage of the site (e.g., to determine which areas of the site are useful or popular) and permit us to improve and update the website effectively.
You may set your browser to notify you when receiving a cookie, giving you the opportunity to accept or decline the cookie. However, if you elect not to accept cookies, some parts of the Web site may not function properly or permit access.
An IP address is an internet address that identifies a user's computer terminal. Micronas may collect and use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements while visiting our website, and gather demographic information for aggregate use. As a general rule, Micronas does not link your IP addresses to your personal information.

What is 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 (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . 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. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

What about submitted Online Applications?

We have created an online application form that allows submission of employment applications in order to assist prospective applicants in submitting applications, resumes and other information for purposes of seeking employment with Micronas, and to assist us in collecting these applications. The online application form is ready to use, prior registration is not needed. All personal information in your application and all attachments which you enter on these pages will be collected, processed and used by Micronas only for the purposes of storing, assessing, classifying and passing on your application internally. By using this online application form to submit personal information, you are authorizing us to use "personal information" contained in your submission in the manner we deem necessary or advisable for purposes of processing your request to be considered for employment. By "personal information" we mean the information that can be used by someone to identify or contact you, such as your name, e-mail address, or mailing address as well as employment related data such as your experience and qualifications. In addition, if you provide us with references, and we decide to contact such references, we may disclose personal information in connection with such contacts.
Your personal information will initially be available only to the respective managers and personnel staff at Micronas. These persons are permitted to use the information only for the purposes for which you provided the information and to determine your qualifications for Micronas employment and for no other purpose. In addition, we presume that we may use this information to notify you of new job opportunities or other developments at Micronas. If you do not wish to receive this additional information, please send an e-mail to that effect to career@micronas.com. Your personal information will be then automatically deleted six months after closing of the recruiting process for the position applied. Due to the nature of the Internet and the structure of the website, we may receive more applications than we wish to review, we may receive applications which do not meet the requirements for positions that are available, and we may receive applications at points where no positions are currently available. Accordingly, there is no assurance that we will process or review materials you submit seeking employment with Micronas, and we expressly disclaim any obligation to engage in such processing or review.
Of course, you may feel free to send a written application instead of using the online application form.

How can I revoke my consent?

You may wish to revoke your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. In addition, you have the right to demand that any or all personal information be frozen or deleted. In this case we no longer have permission and will cease to use your personal information for the purpose(s) intended by Micronas. In order to revoke your consent, please contact us as described below.

Security

We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them. We recommend you, not to divulge your password to anyone and to change your password often and use a password which is a combination of letters and numbers, at minimum 7 characters are required.

How to contact us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of this site, please contact us at: privacy@micronas.com or write us at:

Micronas GmbH
Hans-Bunte-Str. 19,
79108 Freiburg, Germany
ATTN: Micronas Data Privacy Protection Officer

Privacy Policy last revised and updated August 11, 2005.

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