Protecting the security and privacy of your Personal information is important to Linde and to the way we conduct our business in compliance with laws on privacy, data protection and data security. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what information Linde may collect, how Linde uses and safeguards that information and with whom we may share it.
Through our Web site, Linde will not collect any personally-identifiable information about you (e.g., your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address (“Personal Information”)), unless you voluntarily choose to provide it to us (e.g., by registration, survey).
If you do not want your Personal Information kept, when you contact us please specify and it will not be retained.
When you do provide us with Personal Information, we usually use it to respond to your inquiry. To support our customer relationship with you:
we may store and process Personal Information and share it with our worldwide affiliates to better understand your business needs and how we can improve our products and services; or
we (or a third party on our behalf) may use Personal Information to contact you about a Linde offer in support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers’ needs and profiles.
If you choose not to have your Personal Information used to support our customer relationship (especially direct-marketing or market-research), we will respect your choice. We do not now (and do not intend to) sell, rent or otherwise market your Personal Information to third parties.
Non-Personal Information Collected Automatically
We do not collect any Non-Personal information such as type of Internet web browser, domain name of the Web site from which you came, or number of visits.
“Cookies” Information Placed Automatically on Your Computer
Our Web sites do not employ the use of “cookies”.
No Personal Information should be submitted to Linde Web sites by children without the consent of their parent or guardian. Linde encourages all parents or guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet. Linde will not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information collected from children for any purpose whatsoever, including disclosure to third parties.
Linde takes precautions to ensure the security of your Personal Information and strives to keep it accurate. We carefully protect your Personal Information from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation, and unauthorized access or unauthorized disclosure.
Links to Other Web Sites
Linde Web site may contain links to other Web sites. Linde is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites.