Privacy Policy

 

Thank you for visiting the Stepan Company website. The following Privacy Statement outlines what information we collect and how we intend to use that information. By using www.stepan.com, you are indicating your acceptance of this statement and also the terms and conditions mentioned on the General Terms of Use page.

In the case of conflicts in translation with any other language, the English version of the Privacy Statement and General Conditions will prevail.

Stepan Company reserves the right to amend, modify or update this Privacy Statement at any time, for any reason.

Information Collected

Stepan collects two types of data: the first is supplied when you complete the registration process, and the second is collected as you navigate our site. You can change the data you have entered during the registration process (name, contact information, etc.) by using our Registration Services page.

We collect the following information as you navigate our site: Last Visit Date, incoming IP Address, accessed PDFs (Product Bulletins, Material Safety Data Sheets and Formulations) and Search Keywords. You can view all of your collected information at any time via the Registration Services page or by Clicking here.

If you would like Stepan to remove your user data, you can request that action via an email to our Webmaster. This, however, will require you to re-register should you choose to access our PDF's in the future. Click here if you would like your user record deleted.

Cookies

Stepan uses Cookies to determine if you have logged on successfully, and without them, our site will not allow you to view any information stored in PDF format: Product Bulletins, Material Safety Data Sheets and Formulations. All other information on the site can be accessed without logging on and the use of cookies.

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by your browser that are unique to you and can only be read back by our site. The only information that we store on these cookies is your Username (the email address supplied during registration).

Stepan uses two types of cookies; the first is a session cookie and the second is a permanent cookie. The session cookie is only used to determine that you have successfully logged on to our site during that browser session. As soon as you close your browser, this cookie will be deleted. The permanent cookie is used by Stepan to update the "Last Visit Date" on your user record. If this cookie is deleted, you will still be able to access our site — we will just not update the "Last Visit Date" until you successfully log on on to our site again, at which point we will recreate this permanent cookie.

The use of cookies is secure. Cookies created by our site can only be read by our site. No other site can access your Username / Email Address stored in them. Cookies created by our site are not used to gather information about you or your computer — they are only used to identify that you have successfully logged onto our site.

You Can Choose to be Contacted or Not

Stepan may wish to contact you in the future about your site visit and the products you have accessed. However, you have been given the option to decline receiving correspondence as a result of your site registration. You can update this flag using the Registration Services page or by clicking here.

Children

The Stepan Company website is not for use by children (anyone under the age of 18), and we do not knowingly collect registration data from children. All requests for samples and orders are qualified prior to being placed to ensure that we are not shipping any chemical materials to children.

Third Party Sites

This Privacy Statement only covers content housed in the www.stepan.com website and on Stepan servers. It does not cover third-party sites that are either accessed via links from www.stepan.com or third-party sites that contain links to www.stepan.com. Please refer to those sites for their own Privacy Statements. You agree that Stepan has no liability, obligation or responsibility for any communication between you and that third party. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation by Stepan to any of the sites, and the links are only provided as a convenience.

Security

Stepan takes commercially reasonable precautions to ensure that your information is safe against unauthorized access and use.

Stepan may disclose your personal information to comply with a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process; to comply with legal subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process; to comply with legal, regulatory, or administrative requirements of any governmental authorities; to protect and defend Stepan, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, attorneys, agents, contractors, and partners, in connection with any legal action, claim, or dispute; to enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website; to prevent imminent physical harm; and in the event that we find that your actions on the Website violate any laws, our Terms and Conditions of Use, or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.

Stepan reserves the right to transfer your personal information to a third party in the event of a transfer of all or substantially all of Stepan's assets, provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this privacy policy.