Privacy Statement North America


This privacy notice is addressed to all visitors and users of our websites and apps (“user” or “you”) of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and/or its affiliates (“M Ventures”, “us”).

This privacy policy describes how M Ventures will use the personal data of the users within the scope of the operation of our websites and/or apps (“services”). "Personal Data" in this document means all information that relates to a natural person and with which this person can be directly or indirectly identified.

Should you have questions or queries regarding the processing of your personal data by M Ventures, please feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer via

Operation of our Services

We process your personal data for the purpose of the operation of our services. Whenever you access our services, you automatically transfer personal data to our servers for technical reasons.

This processing activity may include the following data categories:

·       Your IP address;

·       Identifier (manufacturer, version, type of web browser, operating system);

·       Language settings of your web browser;

·       The time of your visit and visited subpages of our website;

·       Your referrer URL (i.e., the URL of the page from which you visit us);

·       The data volume accrued during your visit to our website;

·       Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.); and

·       Name of the provider of your internet access.

The data processing is based on our legitimate business interests. We process these data for the purpose of presenting our services and to ensure its technical stability and security (e.g., to prevent hacker attacks).

Your data is regularly deleted after a period of [seven] days, beginning from your use of our service.

No automated decision-making or profiling takes place.

Social Bookmarks

We use social media plugins from LinkedIn on our services. Social bookmarks are internet bookmarks which enables the users of such services to collect links and news messages. With the help of these plugins you can share content or recommend products. We integrated such bookmarks as links only. That means that they just link you to corresponding services without automatically processing your personal data. If you decide to click on a social bookmark (meaning the embedded graphic), you will be directed to the page of the respective social media network. Please refer to the respective provider's privacy policy to learn how your personal data are handled when you decide to visit their services.


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If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact our Corporate Privacy Officer.

Corporate Privacy Officer
Phone: +49 6151 72 – 5167
Fax: +49 6151 72 – 915167