Privacy statement

At Thermo Fisher, we take your privacy seriously. In general, you can visit Thermo Fisher on the Web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with Thermo Fisher.

Thermo Fisher provides this Online Privacy Statement to make you aware of our privacy policy and practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

In order to tailor our subsequent communications to you and continuously improve our products and services, we may also ask you to voluntarily provide us with information regarding the analytical instrumentation in your laboratory, industry, experience with our products, and contact preferences.

Thermo Fisher uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to communicate back to you, to update you on services and benefits, and to personalize our web site for you.

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always give you the option of receiving such direct marketing or market research contact.

Thermo Fisher will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the uses described above. Thermo Fisher will make every effort to apply local country laws and policies where they differ from those in the U.S., if any.

Thermo Fisher is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies used on this website

Cookies are small text files that are placed on a computer by a website and are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies from this site can be deleted or blocked, but parts of the site will not work. None of the cookies used on this website gather personal information or information about any other website. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more, refer to your browser.

Specific details for each cookie and its purpose are given below.

User login status

Cookie name: sessiona

This cookie is placed on your system when you check the ‘Keep me logged in' box when logging in to the website. It is used to eliminate the need for you to login at each visit if you so desire.

Cookie status

Cookie name: cookies_acc

This cookie is placed on your system when you click the cookie information text. If removed, the cookie information text will appear at every visit to the web site.

Google Analytics

Cookie names:  _utma   _utmb   _utmc   _utmz

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the site. The information is used to compile reports and help improve the site. Information is collected in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, from where visitors have come to the site and the pages they visited. Visit Google to overview their privacy policy.

Web registration

Information that you choose to supply during the website registration process may be used:

  • to send news, information about our activities and general promotional material which we believe may be useful to you
  • to customize materials you may see when visiting the site and which we may send to you

  • to monitor who is accessing the web site or using services offered on the site
  • to profile people accessing the web site

The details you provide when registering must be your own correct details. Impersonating someone else is a breach of the terms and conditions of acceptable use which apply to your use of this site.
By providing your registration information, you are agreeing that we can provide services and promote products or services we consider may interest you, from time to time. You can request to be removed from our distribution lists at any time.
We will not sell or otherwise provide your personal information to a third party, or make any other use of your personal information, for any purpose which is not incidental to your use of this web site.

We reserve the right to use or disclose information provided by you:

  • if we notify you of the intended use or disclosure and you do not object to that use or disclosure
  • if we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency or an agency responsible
  • for government or public security in the performance of their functions; or
  • if we are required by law to disclose the information.

We will preserve the content of any e-mail or other material you send us if we believe we have the legal requirement to do so.

Material you send to us may be monitored by us for trouble-shooting or maintenance purposes or if any form of e-mail abuse is suspected.

All personal information which we collect and keep is retained by us and is kept confidential to the same standard that we use for our own confidential information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of transmission nor can we guarantee that our systems are impervious to unauthorized or malicious intrusion.

You are entitled to have access to any personal information relating to you which you have previously supplied to us over this web site. You are entitled to edit or delete such information unless we are required by law to retain it.

Where you use a link from this site to another please note that that other site's privacy policies may differ from ours. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or their observance at any other site.

This privacy policy may be changed at any time. Where we consider the change significant we will place a notice on our site.