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Privacy Policy

This web Site ("Site") is provided by the Plastics business of A. Schulman Inc. or an enterprise within that business ("A. Schulman Inc."). A. Schulman Inc. is sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet. This Privacy Policy explains what type of information we collect from Site users, what we do with the information, and how users can access the information provided through this Site. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time so please check it frequently.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

Anonymous Browsing
In general, you can visit A. Schulman Inc. on the World Wide Web without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself, including your e-mail address. In this case, our web servers may collect the name of the domain you used to access the Internet and the web Site you came from and visit next. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics about visitors to this Site. We may also use this data to monitor Site performance and to make the Site easier and more convenient to use.

Personal Information Collection
For some services or areas on the Site, we will ask that you register if you have not already done so and to provide us with information about you and/or your company such as name, job title, email address, and other types of information which enable us to provide services and information to you. Once you provide us with information about yourself and/or your company, your browsing on this Site will no longer be anonymous. If you order product or use certain services available through this Site, we may ask you to provide further information, including, but not limited to, financial information (such as credit card and billing information), product information, and other personal information. We may also collect other information from you when you provide comments or participate in surveys.

If you use our Site to enroll to take courses or seminars on line, we may collect additional course registration information. In addition, for your convenience, A. Schulman Inc. may collect and maintain your course credit history.

If you use our online job search program, our Human Resources staff will review and process your application. If no opportunities are available at this time, we may keep the information you provided on file for purposes of identifying future employment opportunities for you at A. Schulman Inc., its parent and/or other businesses within A. Schulman Inc..

When you visit our Site, we collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of the Site. For example, we log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system and CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol address of your originating Internet Service Provider, to try to bring you the best possible service. We also record search requests and results to try to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our search engine. We use your IP address to track your use of the Site. This "click Stream" data may be matched with the registration data you provide.

If you provide us with personal data about other individuals, please ensure that they are aware of our Privacy Policy.

If you participate in any group forums or use other interactive tools (such as message boards or chat rooms) available on or through this Site, you should use care not to disclose personal or confidential information. In general, such forums may be viewed by others who visit the Site. Please note that we do not knowingly solicit information from children and we do not knowingly market our products or services to children.

Cookies
This Site may use two types of cookies. "Cookies" are small data files, typically made up of a string of text and numbers, which assign you a unique identifier. A "client cookie" is sent to your browser so that our systems remember your requests and keep track of the pages you view on our Site and which services you use. A "server cookie" is maintained on our system to recognize you when you return to the Site. This information allows us to better administer the Site and provide a more tailored and user-friendly service to you. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being sent; if so, you may limit the functionality we can provide you when you visit our Site.

Other companies that provide services on this Site, that provide a co-branded version of this Site, or that advertise or link on this Site, may use cookies or collect other information about you when you go to their Site. A. Schulman Inc. does not control the collection or use of information by these companies. You should contact these companies directly if you have any questions about their collection or use of information about you.

A. Schulman Inc. strives to have in place appropriate means to protect your information. We also require that other parties with whom we share our information provide an appropriate level of security.

SHARING OF INFORMATION
When you provide information to us, we may share that information with other enterprises within A. Schulman Inc., other A. Schulman businesses, affiliated companies, or with third parties to achieve the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy, in our other communications with you, or on this Site including, but not limited to, fulfilling your requests and offering you other products and services that may be of interest to you. In so doing, the information you provide may be shared with business entities in the United States or in other parts of the world. We may also aggregate statistics that we gather about customers, sales, traffic patterns, and services and provide these statistics to third parties; however, when we do, these statistics will not include any personal information that identifies individuals.

We may disclose information about you to others if we have a good faith belief that we are required to do so by law or legal process, to respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of A. Schulman Inc. or others.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR OUR EUROPEAN USERS
By providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that due to the international dimension of our company we may collect, use and disclose personal data collected in the course of our relationship for commercial and marketing purposes, or to provide the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy to other enterprises within A. Schulman Inc., other A. Schulman businesses, affiliated companies and selected third parties which may be outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, such data may be stored on servers located in other jurisdictions. By providing us with data, you consent to the transfer of such data outside of the European Union as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Site and, if you have provided personal identifying data, please contact us about how you would like A. Schulman Inc. to handle such data.

HOW DO YOU ACCESS AND UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION?
Please contact us if you wish to modify or verify personal identifying information that you have submitted to us or if you have questions about the information maintained by us.

WHAT IF WE CHANGE OUR PRIVACY POLICY?
A. Schulman Inc. and its affiliated companies reserve the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy at anytime. We therefore suggest that you check the Privacy Policy regularly. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy.

 
 
 
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