Who are we?
What personal information does Messer CS collect and use?
The information we collect varies, depending on the way you use our Services. We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal information about you, such as:
How and when does Messer CS collect your personal information?
We may use your personal information to help us understand your interests and preferences to determine which products, services, and offers we think may be of interest to you and to send you marketing communications for such products, services, and offers. You have the right to object to any such profiling carried out by us for direct marketing purposes.
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us, provided your information to us, or purchased products or services from us and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing. However, if you reside in the European Union or a jurisdiction with similar privacy laws, we will not send you any unsolicited, electronic marketing communications, unless you have first opted in or consented to receive those communications.
We may share your personal information with other affiliated companies that are a part of the Messer World for marketing purposes. However, we will not share your personal information with any company outside the Messer World for marketing purposes, unless we have first received your consent to do so.
You can withdraw your consent to receiving marketing communications or ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us.
Google AdWords & Facebook Remarketing Tags
You can opt-out of remarketing by visiting the links below:
For Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/
How We Use Google Analytics
Browser Do Not Track
Our Site does not support Do Not Track (DNT) at this time. DNT is a privacy preference you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your web page visits tracked and collected across websites. For more details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, www.donottrack.us.
Who has access to your personal information?
In addition, Messer CS may provide access to your personal information to third-party service providers who assist us with administering our relationship with you, such as vendors providing customer relationship management, order or contract management; marketing automation, lead generation, and trade show management. Those third parties are prohibited from using your information for any purpose unrelated to their primary service function. We require all our third-party service providers, by written contract, to implement appropriate security measures to protect your personal information consistent with our policies and any data security obligations applicable to us.
As permitted by applicable law, we also may share your personal information on a confidential basis with purchasers and third parties in connection with a potential business transaction related to Messer CS, such as a merger, sale, or reorganization.
Finally, we may disclose your personal information to authorities, including the government of the United States or its agencies, to comply with legal obligations or valid legal processes, such as search warrants, subpoenas, or court orders. When we disclose your personal information to comply with a legal obligation or legal process, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that we only disclose the minimum personal information necessary for the specific purpose and circumstances.
Where is your personal information transferred to and stored?
Messer CS is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information when it is transferred outside of the country you are based in. With respect to international transfers of your personal information from locations in the European Economic Area (EEA) to jurisdictions that are not considered to provide an adequate level of data protection under EU law, we have implemented appropriate safeguards. With respect to international transfers of your personal information from locations outside of the EEA, we have implemented data transfer agreements or obtained your informed consent where necessary to secure that transfer of your personal information.
How will your personal information be secured?
Messer CS maintains appropriate organizational and technical safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized or unlawful processing and from accidental loss, destruction, or damage. We have implemented procedures to deal with any suspected data breach affecting your personal information and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
How long will Messer CS retain your personal information?
We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it or to satisfy any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
What rights do you have with respect to your personal information?
If you reside in the European Union, you enjoy the following rights in respect of your personal information we hold (subject to any exceptions under applicable law):
If you want to exercise any of these rights in relation to your personal information (excluding your right to make a complaint), please contact us. Any such communication must be in writing.
A note to residents of Canada:
When you provide personal information through the Service, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this policy. As explained above, because Messer CS operates in the United States, any information provided through the Service or through a distributor of Messer CS that is located in Canada may be processed in the United States, where privacy laws may offer different levels of protection from those in Canada and personal information may be subject to access by and disclosure to law enforcement agencies in the United States.
Messer CS provides you with the ability to access and review your personal information held by us and will endeavor to provide the information in question within a reasonable time following your written request, but no later than 30 days following your written request. We will provide information from our records in a form that is easy to understand. We may charge a reasonable cost (e.g. photocopying, mail charges) when a requests made. Messer CS may refuse to provide access to personal information where the information requested:
Where information will not or cannot be disclosed, the individual making the request will be provided with the reasons for non-disclosure.
Messer CS will not respond to repetitive or vexatious requests for access. To guard against fraudulent requests for access, Messer CS may require sufficient information to allow it to confirm the identity of the person making the request before granting access. Requests for access should be submitted to us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at Messer CS, Inc., W141 N9427 Fountain Boulevard, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 and Attn: Legal Department.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident you have the right to request information from Messer CS regarding the manner in which Messer CS shares certain categories of your personal information with third parties, for the third parties direct marketing purposes. California law provides that you have the right to submit a request to Messer CS at its designated address and receive the following information:
The categories of information Messer CS disclosed to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year; and
The names and addresses of third parties that received such information, or if the nature of their business cannot be determined from the name, then examples of the products or services marketed.
You are entitled to receive a copy of this information in a standardized format and the information will not be specific to you individually. You may make such a request by calling 1-262-255-5520 ATTN-Marketing.
What other information should you know?
How We Protect Your Information
We take reasonable precautions to protect your information. Please keep in mind that the Internet is not a 100% secure medium for communication, and we cannot guarantee that the information collected about you will always remain private when using our Services. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
How may you contact us?