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INTERNET DISCLAIMER AND LEGAL STATEMENT

Access to and use of this site and its content are subject to the following terms and conditions:

PROPRIETARY FIRMENICH INFORMATION:
This site contains Proprietary Firmenich Information. Users agree not to directly or indirectly use the information contained in this site for any other reason than the purpose for which the said information has been given, and shall not distribute, modify, revise or transmit to any third party the contents of this site without Firmenich’s written permission. All Rights Reserved.

ACCURACY:
The information provided is believed to be accurate to the best of Firmenich’s knowledge. Firmenich makes however no express or implied warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of this site content or of the content of any site or sites "hot-linked" to this site. This site may contain forward-looking information. Such information is subject to a variety of significant uncertainties, including scientific, business, economic and financial factors, and therefore actual results may differ significantly from those presented.

LIABILITY:
This information is given without responsibility on the part of Firmenich nor any of its affiliates. Any and all liability for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of errors or omissions in, access to, use or inability to use this site and any content of this site or the content of any site or sites "hot-linked" to this site is disclaimed.

OFFER:
The information provided on this site does not constitute an offer of or a solicitation for the purchase or disposal of any products and materials listed. In particular, any prices listed on this site are intended to be given for information purposes only. Firmenich reserves the right to refuse any sample order at its own discretion.

TRADEMARKS:
All names, logos and marks appearing in this site, except as otherwise noted, are trademarks owned or used under license by Firmenich or its affiliates. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any other content on this site is strictly prohibited. From time to time Firmenich makes fair use in this site of trademarks owned and used by third parties. Any such marks are clearly noted and Firmenich makes no claim to ownership of those marks.

AMENDMENTS:
Firmenich may change, update and/or improve this site and its content at any time without notice but does not assume any responsibility to update it.

APPLICABLE LAW:
Any claim relating to, and the use of this site and the materials contained herein is governed exclusively by the laws of Switzerland without respect to its conflict of laws principles. All users agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Geneva, Switzerland with respect to any dispute, disagreement or cause of action related to or involving this site.

PRIVACY STATEMENT:
Firmenich is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes users’ need for appropriate protection of personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is any information by which users can be identified such as name, address, telephone and facsimile numbers, e-mail address and any other information about themselves users might furnish to Firmenich through the use of this site (the “Personal Information”).

When you visit this site, Firmenich’s web servers collect the domain names, not the email addresses, of visitors. To help Firmenich users improve their experience, Firmenich’s web servers may attempt to place a “cookie” (a small data file transferred from a web server to an individual’s computer for record keeping purposes) on your computer’s hard drive. This allows us to track information regarding use of our website and also helps us to improve the experience of the users of our web site. Cookies are industry standard and most web sites use them. Cookies are not used to obtain your name or any other personal data. The information tracked is used strictly for internal purposes and is not shared with third parties other than Firmenich affiliates and contractors who assist Firmenich in these efforts and are bound to confidentiality. If you choose not to accept cookies, most browsers permit you to adjust your settings to delete existing cookies, decline acceptance of new cookies, and/or alert you before such a cookie is place. You should know, however, that declining to use cookies might alter or impair your experience with this and/or other web sites.

You are not required to submit or provide Personal Information in order to access our web site. Certain portions of the web site may require that we collect such Personal Information from you for a particular purpose, such as to provide you with certain information that you request. When such Personal Information is collected, we generally advise you at the time of such collection how we intend to use the Personal Information. Ordinarily, we may use such Personal Information for communication purposes, such as by way of example only, to respond to such questions or comments from you or for our job recruitment process (as described hereinafter), and we may use such Personal Information for internal business purposes, such as by way of example only, to better understand users’ needs and provide users with better service. Such Personal Information may be shared with Firmenich affiliated companies.

Candidate Data is any identifiable information about you that you or someone else provides (on your or Firmenich’s behalf) in the context of applying for a position with Firmenich and/or its affiliates. Such Candidate Data is submitted through the Career and E-Recruitment portion of this site and may include Personal Information. By submitting Candidate Data, you confirm and agree that (1) you have reviewed this Firmenich Privacy Statement; (2) Firmenich may process the Candidate Data according to the recruitment purposes set out in this Firmenich Privacy Statement and/or elsewhere on the Firmenich site, and (3) the Candidate Data may be transferred worldwide consistent with this Firmenich Privacy Statement and/or other provisions contained on the Firmenich site.

This Firmenich Privacy Statement provides uniform minimum compliance standards for the worldwide use and protection of Candidate Data by Firmenich and/or its affiliates. Firmenich acknowledges that certain laws may require stricter standards than those described herein. Firmenich and/or its affiliates shall handle Candidate Data in accordance with local law(s) applicable at the place where such Candidate Data are processed. Firmenich and/or its affiliates only utilize Candidate Data for legitimate human resources purposes. Such legitimate human resources purposes include, but are not limited to, identifying and/or evaluating candidates for Firmenich positions; making a decision regarding whether a candidate should be hired; maintaining appropriate hiring practice records; analysing the hiring process and its outcome(s), and/or conducting background investigations, where permitted by law. Candidate Data shall not be shared with third parties.

The Career and E-Recruitment potion of the Firmenich web site allow you to submit Candidate Data for a specific job listed in the then-current job openings database. You also have the option to allow your Candidate Data to be part of the Firmenich talent pool. In the event that you choose to allow your Candidate Data to be part of the Firmenich talent pool, Firmenich shall use such Candidate Data for reverse recruitment. In such cases, Firmenich shall use such Candidate Data to search for potential candidates for consideration in connection with jobs, which may or may not be listed on the then-current job openings database. Firmenich may use such Candidate Data to contact you regarding such positions. At any time after you have allowed your Candidate Data to be part of the Firmenich talent pool, you can choose to lock your Candidate Data and Firmenich will remove your Candidate Data from its talent pool. If you choose not to be part of the Firmenich talent pool, or join and subsequently remove your Candidate Data from the talent pool, Firmenich may, from time to time, use such Candidate Data to contact you to solicit you to make your Candidate Data available in the Firmenich talent pool.

Firmenich shall not share or disclose Candidate Data to third parties (it being understood that Firmenich affiliates are not third parties) to offer products or services to a Candidate (“direct marketing”). Candidate Data is strictly for internal Firmenich use. From time to time, Firmenich might engage third party contractors to work with it on maintenance or support of this web site. The provisions of this Privacy Statement shall bind any such third parties engaged by Firmenich.

Except for Candidate Data, no confidential information should be provided to Firmenich through its site, and Firmenich shall take no liabilities whatsoever as to possible damages users might suffer in that respect.

Children and young people under 18 are advised to get permission from their parent or guardian before they submit personally identifiable information to this site. In any event, this web site is not directed at nor is it intended for persons under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly solicit or collect Personal Information from or about children. We do not knowingly market our products or services to persons under 13 years of age.

Firmenich will not sell, share, lease or otherwise make your personally identifiable information available to third parties without your consent, being understood that Firmenich’s affiliated companies are not considered to be third parties. We may disclose your Personal Information, including but not limited to Candidate Data, if we believe we are required to do so by law; to comply with legal process or government inquiries; to protect our operations; to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Firmenich, its affiliated companies, you or the public, and/or to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secured. As a result, while Firmenich strives to protect your information, Firmenich cannot warrant the security of any information users transmit to Firmenich.