Privacy & Cookie Policy

This website is controlled and operated by Hexion Inc. (“Hexion”) with registered seat global headquarters, 180 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA.

This Privacy Policy describes the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of the Hexion Inc. (“Hexion”) website, hosted at www.hexion.com (the “Site”).

From time to time, Hexion may make changes to this Privacy Policy. Such changes do not have retroactive effect, they only apply to our future practice. Any such future modifications to this Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site, with an updated “Revised” date at the top. Your continued use of the Site after any changes have been posted constitutes your agreement to those changes.

Information Collection and Use

Personal Information

Whenever you browse the Site, Hexion’s web server will temporarily log each access to its log file. Through this process, Hexion will collect and store the below data until they are deleted in accordance with statutory requirements:

  • IP address of requesting system
  • Time and date of access
  • Name and URL of the data accessed on our web server
  • Transferred data volume
  • Confirmation whether download was successful
  • Header information identifying the requesting browser and operating system

Hexion processes this data only to the extent required for the purposes of providing access to the content of the Site and to secure and administer Hexion’s system. The IP address will only be analyzed in case of security incidents on Hexion’s systems.

You may browse most areas of the Site without providing any further personal information to Hexion. To access some services or areas on the Site, you may be asked to register and to provide information about you and/or your company such as name, job title, email address, and other information.  This information will enable Hexion to provide services and/or information to you. If you order products or use certain services available through this Site, you may be asked to provide further information, including, but not limited to, billing information (such as credit card account information), product information, and other personal information. Hexion may also collect other information from you when you provide comments or participate in surveys. The type of information collected is always transparent to you in advance, as the relevant registration process or survey will ask for such information explicitly. We use such personal information to provide our services and otherwise operate our business, consistent with this Privacy Policy and any notice that may be provided at the time of collection. In most cases, personal information is used only to respond to your inquiry or to process your request. If we would like to use your personal information for marketing purposes, we will first ask for your consent.

If you chose to use the online job search program, you will be asked to provide additional information about yourself that is required as part of the application process, such as your address and other contact information, your educational history, or your work history.  The members of our Human Resources staff will review and process your application, and the information you provide may become part of your personnel file if you accept a job at Hexion. Even if you do not accept a job, the information you provide may also be kept on file for purposes of identifying future employment opportunities for you at Hexion, subject to your prior consent.

Cookies

To ensure a good user experience, our Site uses system cookies that contain a unique number, your ‘session ID’, which allows our server to recognize your computer and ‘remember’ what you’ve done on the Site. The benefits of these are:

  • You only need to log in once if you’re navigating secure areas of the Site
  • You are able to use interactive elements of the Site, such as forms
  • Our server can distinguish between your computer and other users, so you can see the information that you have requested.

If you would like to opt out of the advantages of these cookies, you can read in the ‘help’ function on your browser how to adjust your browser to prevent these cookies, accept new cookies, or delete existing cookies. The “help” function also explains how to block all cookies or set up notifications for new cookies. However, rejection of a cookie may limit the functionality that is available to you when you visit this Site.

Reset cookie settings

If you only want to use technically necessary cookies click here and confirm with “Only use technically necessary cookies”.

Google Analytics

This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses the below cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Site analyze how users use it. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

IP-anonymisation is active on this Site. For visitors accessing the Site from within jurisdictions that are part of the European Economic Area, 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 before transfer to a Google server. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing to us 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 Site.

You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser, by clicking the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Alternatively to the browser plugin, you can click on this link: Disable Google Analytics. This sets an opt-out cookie and prevents Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in future. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click the link again.

You can find the terms of use and notes on data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/ or at https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

If you have selected the option “Only use technically necessary cookies” on cookie consent banner, Google Analytics is not active.

Sharing of Information

When you provide information to Hexion, it may be shared with third party service providers within and outside your domestic region to perform processing tasks or business functions for us or on our behalf. This includes fulfilling your requests, managing our customer relations and offering you Hexion products and services. Hexion does not share, sell, or lease personal information about you to any third parties for direct marketing use without your prior consent. Hexion may disclose information about you to third parties if we believe that we have a legal obligation to do so or where we believe disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.  In the event Hexion merges with another company, or another company acquires all or part of Hexion’s assets, including without limitation, in the event of bankruptcy, personal information compiled or owned by Hexion may be among the items transferred in that transaction. In addition, the information you provide may be shared with Hexion operating units or departments, as well as affiliates or other companies under ownership of Hexion Inc., whether located in the United States or in other parts of the world.

Data Security

Hexion maintains adequate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. Access to information about you is restricted to those Hexion workers who need to know the information to respond to your inquiry or request.

Links

This Site may feature links to other websites. Hexion is not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other sites. You should contact these companies directly if you have any questions about their collection or use of information about you.

Contact Us

Please contact Hexion if you wish to modify or verify personal information that you have submitted or if you have questions about the information that is maintained.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at webprivacy@hexion.com.

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