Disclaimer

Access to and use of this website are subject to the following conditions. Please do not use this website unless you agree with these conditions. This website has been developed by SGL Kümpers GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter to be referred to as SGL Kümpers) and is administrated by the same. We reserve the right to discontinue or to make partial or complete modifications to this website or to the General Conditions of Use. Please note that we may make such changes at our own discretion and without prior announcement. We must therefore ask you, next time you visit this website, to view the conditions again and to note any changes or amendments that may have been made.

 

Surrender of use and benefit

All details, documents and illustrations published on this website are the sole property of SGL Kümpers. Any permission to use the same is granted on the proviso that the relevant copyright note is displayed on all copies, that such details are only used for personal purposes, that they are not exploited commercially, that the details are not modified in any way and that all illustrations gained from the website are only used in conjunction with the accompanying text.

 

Trademarks and Copyright

All trademarks on this website are the property of the SGL Kümpers, unless otherwise noted or in any other way perceivable as third party rights. Any unauthorized use of these trademarks or other materials is expressly prohibited and constitutes a violation of copyright, trademark law or other industrial property rights.



Limited liability

SGL Kümpers has compiled the detailed information provided on this website from internal and external sources to the best of its knowledge and belief, using professional diligence. We endeavour to expand and update this range of information on an ongoing basis. The information on this website is purely for the purpose of presenting SGL Kümpers and its products and services. However, no representation is made or warranty given, either expressly or tacitly, for the completeness or correctness of the information on this website. In particular, we must ask you to be aware that this information may no longer be up to date. We therefore recommend that you check any information you obtain from this website prior to using it in whatever form. Advice given on this website does not exempt you from conducting your own checks on our latest advice - particularly our safety datasheets and technical specifications - and on our products, with a view to their suitability for the intended processes and purposes. Should you require any advice or instructions concerning our products or services, please contact us directly. Users of this website declare that they agree to access the website and its content at their own risk. Neither SGL Kümpers nor third parties involved in the writing, production or transmission of this website can be held liable for damage or injury resulting from access or the impossibility of access or from the use or impossibility of use of this website or from the fact that you have relied on information given on this website.



Websites of third-party vendors/links

This website contains links/references to third-party websites. By providing such links, SGL Kümpers does not give its approval to their contents. Neither does SGL Kümpers accept any responsibility for the availability or the contents of such websites or any liability for damage or injury resulting from the use of such contents, of whatever form. Links to other websites are provided to website users merely for the sake of convenience. Users access such websites at their own risk.



Applicable law

Any legal claims or lawsuits in conjunction with this website or its use are subject to the interpretation of the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, except for the provisions of international private law and the Hague Convention relating to a Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods of July 1, 1964 and in the UN Sales Convention of April 11, 1980.



Forward-Looking Statements

This internet site contains forward-looking statements. These statements use words like “believes,” “assumes,” “expects” or similar formulations. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of our company and those either expressed or implied by these statements. These factors include, among other things:

  • downturns in the business cycle of the industries in which we compete;
  • new regulations, or changes to existing regulations, that increase our operating costs or otherwise reduce our profitability;
  • increases in the prices of our raw materials, especially if we are unable to pass these costs along to customers;
  • loss or reduction of patent protection for our products;
  • liabilities, especially those incurred as a result of environmental laws or product liability litigation;
  • fluctuation in international currency exchange rates as well as changes in the general economic climate; and
  • other factors identified in this internet site.

These factors include those discussed in our public reports filed with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (including our Form 20-F).
In view of these uncertainties, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. We assume no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.



Copyrights

Copyright 2009 SGL Kümpers GmbH & Co. KG. All rights reserved. The text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files and their arrangement on SGL Kümpers Internet sites are all subject to Copyright and other intellectual property protection. These objects may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these objects be modified or reposted to other sites. Some SGL Kümpers Internet sites also contain images that are subject to the copyrights of their providers.



Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is valid only for the SGL Kümpers GmbH & Co. KG web site. Links to other web sites are not covered by this statement.

SGL Kümpers GmbH & Co. KG protects any information that may be used to identify an individual ("personal data"), including, but not limited to, your name, postal address and e-mail address. This information will only be stored when you explicitly transmit it to the web site. SGL Kümpers GmbH & Co. KG uses this information only:

  • to answer your questions
  • to send you requested information        

We do not store any information longer than necessary without your consent. We may store, process and use your personal data without explicit consent only as is necessary for the performance of any contract, in particular for the use of services we may offer (e.g. requests for Investor Relations information).

Additionally, we do not intend to transfer any personal data to third parties, unless for the performance of the aforementioned services.

Some information is automatically collected when you visit our web site that has no direct relation to your person. We can not gather personal data from this information. This information is also generated when you visit web sites from other providers. This includes information about the browser software you are using, which web pages you have visited before as well as the duration of your visit. This information is used anonymously solely for the purpose of improving our web site. We will delete it, if any relation to your person can be established.

In order to visit our web site it is not necessary to provide us with any other data. You can thus surf anonymously through our web site in accordance with the German Data Protection Act - Bundesdatenschutzgesetz ("BDSG").

We do not use cookies or similar files. Cookies are files that are saved on your computer's hard drive. This data can be used to improve your navigation within a web site.

Nevertheless, we would like to point out that on the basis of the present state of the art, a 100% protection of your personal data during its transmission through the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Other users on the Internet can be able to penetrate a network's security, allowing them to monitor and control network traffic.

 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .
 
In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.
 
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
 
The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: Google Addon.

If you have questions about this privacy statement, feel free to contact us:

SGL CARBON SE
Data protection officer
E-mail: datenschutz@sglgroup.coms