Privacy

Revised May 1, 2021

This website is controlled and operated by Bakelite Synthetics (“Bakelite”) with registered seat global headquarters, 1800 Meidinger Tower, Louisville, KY 40202 USA.

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

From time to time, Bakelite 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, Bakelite’s web server will temporarily log each access to its log file. Through this process, Bakelite 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

Bakelite 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 Bakelite’s system. The IP address will only be analyzed in case of security incidents on Bakelite’s systems.

You may browse most areas of the Site without providing any further personal information to Bakelite. 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 Bakelite 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. Bakelite 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 Bakelite. 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 Bakelite, 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.

When you close your browser the cookie will be deleted and the Site will 'forget' your session pursuant to the table below.

The following table gives details of the different types of cookies that might be used during a session.

Cookie Name

Duration

Description

ASP.NET_SessionId

Session

 

BCSI-AC-ba59bfbb037c2734    

Session    

Pardot

BCSI-ACP-ba59bfbb037c2734    

15 Years

 

IsCookiePolicyAccepted true

1 Year

 

lpv388842

5 hours

 

pardot 

Session 

 

recent-searches

1 year

 

reg-lang

5 Hours

 

sf-trckngckie

6 Months

 

sf_timezoneoffset

Session

 

visit_id 

9 hours

 

visitor_id 

1 year

 

visitor_id388842 

10 years    

Pardot

visitor_id388842-hash

10 years    

Pardot

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.

Cookie Settings

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. 

 

Cookie Names

Purpose

Stays Until

Google Analytics Cookies:

 

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz, _ga, _gat

We use Google Analytics for our web analytics tool.  The information collected helps us to continually address the needs of our visitors.  Our configuration uses the Anonoymize IP function provided by Google to protect the identity of each user.  Further information as well as Opt-Out capabilities can be found at www.google.com/analytics.  

Google Analytics Cookies may exist up to 2 years.

 

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.

Social Plugins

Our Site uses social plugins (“Plugins”) provided by the social networks Facebook, Google +1 and LinkedIn as well as by the microblogging platform Twitter. The respective services are operated by Facebook Inc., Google Inc., LinkedIn Corporation and Twitter Inc. (each an “Operator”).

  • The Operator of Facebook (facebook.com) is Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Its Plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all Plugins, please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
  • The Operator of Google+ (plus.google.com) is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. Its Plugins are labeled with the Google logo, the Google +1 logo or with the addition “Google Social Plugin” as can be reviewed at http://plus.google.com.
  • The Operator of LinkedIn (linkedin.com) is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Its Plugins are identified by the LinkedIn or SlideShare logos of the “Share”-Button, as can be reviewed at http://linkedin.com.
  • The Operator of Twitter (twitter.com) is Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Its Plugins are identified by the Twitter logos and an overview is available at https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons.

When you visit a page of our Site that contains a Plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of the respective Operator. The Operator directly transfers the Plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the Site, enabling the Operator to receive information about your access to the respective page of our Site. This applies even if you do not have a login or are not logged in at the network of the Operator. Your browser will transfer the information (including your IP address) to the servers of the respective Operator directly, where it will be stored and used by the Operator. The servers may be based outside your domestic region.

We have no influence on the data gathered by the Plugins. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by the respective Operators, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy, please visit the Operators’ privacy policies at:

Facebook's privacy policy:

  https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Google's privacy policy:

  https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy

LinkedIn's privacy policy:

  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Twitter’s privacy policy:

  https://twitter.com/privacy

If you are a member of one of the above networks and do not want the Operator to connect the data concerning your visit to our Site with your member data already stored by that Operator, please log out of the social network before entering our Site. In their privacy policies, the respective Operators may describe further options to block their Plugins. Also, at your option, you can use independent browser addons (e.g. „NoScript“ available at noscript.net) to keep all or some Plugins from loading.

Sharing of Information

When you provide information to Bakelite, 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 Bakelite products and services. Bakelite does not share, sell, or lease personal information about you to any third parties for direct marketing use without your prior consent. Bakelite 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 Bakelite merges with another company, or another company acquires all or part of Bakelite’s assets, including without limitation, in the event of bankruptcy, personal information compiled or owned by Bakelite may be among the items transferred in that transaction. In addition, the information you provide may be shared with Bakelite operating units or departments, as well as affiliates or other companies under ownership of Bakelite Inc., whether located in the United States or in other parts of the world.

Data Security

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

Links

This Site may feature links to other websites. Bakelite 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 Bakelite if you wish to modify or verify personal information that you have submitted or if you have questions about the information that is maintained.

Get in Touch

You want to join our story as a customer or as a talent? We are looking forward to hearing about your ideas or help you if you would like to know more about a product or technology.

Michael Stahl

Your contact for general requests.

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Gaye Haas, Emma Leto

Your contact for Phenolic and Amino Resins.

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Steve Crain, Ramesh Pisipati, Ken Aulia Irawadi

Your contact for Aromatic Polyols.

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Rene Hackler

Your contact for Molding Compounds.

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Jan Prins

Your contact for Formaldehyde.

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