Copyright 2013, Wacker Chemie AG (hereinafter referred to as WACKER). All rights reserved. The text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files and video files on Wacker Chemie AG internet sites are all subject to copyright and other legislation intended to protect intellectual property. The aforementioned may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may they be modified or reposted to other sites. Some WACKER internet sites also contain images that are subject to the copyright rights of their providers.
All trademarks and brand names referred to on the website and possibly protected by third parties are subject in all respects to the regulations of the relevant trademark legislation and the rights of possession held by the respective registered owner. It should not be concluded from the sole mention of trademarks that they are not protected by the rights of third parties.
The content of these webpages has been carefully prepared and checked. However, in no event shall WACKER be liable for the up-to-dateness, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information prepared.
Liability claims against WACKER regarding direct, indirect or consequential damages of a pecuniary or non-pecuniary nature caused through the use or non-use of the information presented or as a result of erroneous and incomplete information, are generally excluded, insofar as there is no demonstrable fault of an intentional or grossly negligent nature on the part of WACKER.
WACKER expressly reserves the right to change, expand or delete website content, in whole or in part, or cease publication of the website, without prior notification.
Insofar as WACKER refers directly or indirectly to external Internet sites (links), WACKER shall not be liable for the content, availability, correctness and accuracy of the linked pages, their offers, links or advertising. Nor is WACKER liable for any illegal, incorrect or incomplete content or, in particular, for any damage arising as the result of the use or non-use of information supplied on the linked pages.
WACKER wishes to provide innovative and informative webpages. We hope that you will be as enthusiastic as we are about this effort. However, you must bear in mind that WACKER is obligated to protect its intellectual property, including its patents, trademarks and copyrights. Accordingly, please appreciate that no licensing rights to WACKER’s intellectual property have been granted by this internet site. Duplication, dissemination, reproduction, further transmission and any other use are prohibited without the written consent of WACKER.
The contents of these webpages apply to men and women alike, even if gender-specific words (e.g. "he" or "she") are used for simplicity's sake.
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
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).
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.
Use of the Web Analytics Service Piwik
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.
Links to, and Information on, Other Websites
The WACKER website contains links to other websites. Please note that WACKER cannot be held responsible for the compliance with data protection regulations by third-party providers or the contents of such websites.
When you leave the WACKER website, we recommend that all internet users consult the data protection declarations (privacy statements) of any other websites they may subsequently visit.
WACKER uses technical and organizational security measures to protect the personal data that we may have collected from you against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are continually enhanced as new technology becomes available.
Right of Access to Data Stored
Upon written request, WACKER will inform you as soon as possible by letter as to what personal data, if any, is stored by us in accordance with applicable law.
The above disclaimer is to be considered part of the internet content referred to on this webpage. Insofar as parts or individual formulations of this text are not, are no longer or are not completely in line with current law, the content and validity of the remaining parts of the document shall remain unaffected.