Privacy Statement

Thermo Scientific™ AppsLab Library of Analytical Applications Privacy Statement

Effective Date: 03/31/2019

Thank you for using Thermo Scientific AppsLab Library of Analytical Applications.

This Privacy Statement applies to AppsLab Library of Analytical Applications, Virtual Column Online and LC Method Transfer Calculator sites.

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, this Privacy Statement shall provide you with the relevant information about the data processing activities of all personal identifiable information ("personal data") related to the use of Thermo Scientific AppsLab Library of Analytical Applications, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared. It also describes how cookies, web beacons and other technologies may be used. Personal data are any kind of data, which refer to you as a person like your name, your address, your email account, your user habits, etc.

The use of AppsLab Library is subject to your agreement to this Privacy Statement, which you may at any time print or download (or request a printed copy by contacting us as specified below). We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time by posting the revised statement at this location.

If you reside in the European Economic Area your personal data will be processed in line with General Data Protection Regulation and any national or local law which might be applicable ("EU GDPR").

Contact details of controller and Data Protection Officer ("DPO")

Responsible for the processing of your data in this context is:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
168 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
Thermo Scientific AppsLab Library:

If you have inquiries, complaints or requests regarding data privacy, you may also contact Thermo Fisher by sending an email to or by mail adding "Data Protection Officer" to above postal address for reaching Data Protection Officer's support.

Information Collection

We collect and process the following personal data from you:

  • Personally identifying contact information such as: first name, last name, email, company, industry, country, state/province, city.
  • Information Passively Submitted: automatically collected information during your use and navigation of the Online Services, including the URL of the website you came from, the browser software you use, your pseudonymized Internet Protocol (IP) address, IP ports, date/time of access, data transferred, pages visited, amount of time you spend on the Online Services and information about actions and transactions conducted on the Online Services (see below for more details).

Purpose of the processing and legal bases

Your personal data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Enabling the browsing through our website;
  • Providing you with feedback to requests you may have;
  • Distributing information about us and market our products and services, in particular for those you download e.g., application notes or Thermo Scientific™ Dionex™ Chromeleon™ Chromatography Data System eWorkflows downloaded from AppsLab Library.
The processing is based on your consent and Thermo Fisher legitimate interests.

Your rights and voluntary provision of information

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  • Right to access
    This is the right to obtain confirmation on whether we are processing your personal data or not and to obtain a copy of the data we are processing about you.
  • Right to rectification
    This is the right to correct inaccurate data.
  • Right to erasure
    Your request to erase your personal data when the storage of your data are no longer necessary for us for the purposes for which we collected them, unless we are legally required to keep these data for a certain period of time.
  • Right to restriction of processing
    In certain circumstances, you have the right to prevent us from any further processing of your data, in which case, we will only store them to file or defend any legal claims.
  • Right to object
    When the data is processed on the basis of a legitimate interest on our side, you may under certain circumstances, have the right to object to the processing.
You can exercise these rights by contacting us at You may also access your profile information and update the information yourself. If you want to delete your account, please contact us at You have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority at any point.

Having a business relationship with us is voluntary, but we cannot effectively initiate or develop a business relationship with you without processing some personal data about you. The fields marked in red are the minimum data necessary to engage with us. The other data requested will help us to improve your services to you but are not compulsory.

Where the processing of your personal data is based on consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

If you do not wish to receive certain communications from us, or our affiliates or representatives, you may opt out by: (1) declining the service offered when registering or at other information collection points on AppsLab Library, or (2) informing us that you no longer wish to receive such communications. We will comply with such requests unless such communications from us are required by law or contract or do not require your consent under applicable laws. If you opt out of certain communications, you may not be able to access certain of our products or services. If you would like to opt-out of receiving communications from affiliates or other third parties with whom we shared data in accordance with this statement, please contact such third parties directly.


Use of Google and Adobe Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics, web analysis services provided by Google Inc. and Adobe Inc., respectively. Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics use cookies. The information generated by these cookies concerning your use of this Website (including your IP address) will be passed on to a Google/Adobe server based in the United States and saved there. In case of an activation of the IP-anonymization on this Website, your IP-address will be shortened by Google/Adobe within the member states of the European Union or in other contractual states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP-address be transmitted to an Adobe-/Google-server in the USA and shortened then and there. Google/Adobe will use this information on behalf of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for the purpose of evaluating your use of the AppsLab Library Website, compiling reports on Website activity and providing Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. with other services relating to AppsLab Library use. Google Analytics/Adobe Analytics does not combine your transmitted IP-address with other data collected by Google/Adobe. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a specific setting in your browser-software; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website.

Further remarks in regards to Google regulations can be found here:

Freedom of Choice

You can furthermore prevent the collection of your data (including your IP-address) by Google as well as the processing of that data by Google by downloading and installing the following browser-plugin: .

You can furthermore prevent the collection of your data (including your IP-address) by Adobe as well as the processing of that data by Adobe by opting-out of analytics and on-site personalization services:

Use of Plug-ins

The Share buttons and Follow-us buttons installed on our Website in connection with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, ResearchGate and Google+ enable an exchange of data with the corresponding online platforms of providers. They enable Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/ResearchGate/Google+ users to simply and directly undertake a linking of their profile with our online offer. Data stated in each profile or other data of Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/ResearchGate/Google+ users will under no circumstances be transferred to us.

A use of the data generated/transferred by you through the use of the function of the Share buttons and Follow-us buttons is affected solely by the operators of the online offers connected via the Share buttons and Follow-us buttons in each case. We offer these functionalities exclusively as a special service for the users of Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/ResearchGate/Google+.

Please inform yourself on the website of each website operator about the data protection standards and instructions for the use of the corresponding offers (,,,,

Other recipients

Thermo Fisher Scientific does not provide the personally identifiable information you supply to us to outside mailing lists. We may share information about you with employees, affiliates within the Thermo Fisher Scientific group, successors, and agents/representatives (for example, consultants), which are required to treat the information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Except as specifically described in this Privacy Statement, we will not, without your specific prior consent, sell, trade or transfer your information to unaffiliated third parties other than authorized third parties (such as, for example, contractors supporting operation of AppsLab Library) and other third parties involved in the distribution chain (e.g., vendors, service providers, principals for whom we act as agents or subcontractors), which may need access to some of your personal information in order to directly or indirectly fulfil a contractual obligation with you or for some other legitimate purpose. We oblige such third parties to comply with our Privacy Statement, and limit their access and use of your personal information.

In the event of any prospective or actual merger, business or asset sale, divestiture, other changes in control or financial status, or re-organization we may share or transfer personal information with the other party or parties involved. We will require the recipient to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Occasionally, we may be required by law enforcement, government contract administrators, and/or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate judicial, governmental or regulatory authorities under applicable law, regulation or the terms of government contracts. We will disclose personally identifiable information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or if required to co-operate with law enforcement investigations or government contract compliance reviews. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful to the extent permitted by law.


By using AppsLab Library you are giving your personal information to us, which includes information furnished during a registration or data capture process, you agree that we may collect and use such personal information and other information in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement.

For our customers in Switzerland and the European Union, please note that Thermo Fisher Scientific (as a US based company) operates also through its direct and indirect subsidiaries in countries outside of Switzerland and the European Union (including the USA) and may involve certain third parties (see section Third Parties below). If you use AppsLab Library, all information, including personal information, can be transferred to Thermo Fisher Scientific group companies (including subcontractors that may be maintaining and/or operating AppsLab Library) in the USA and elsewhere and may be transferred to third parties that may be located anywhere in the world (see section Third Parties below). Although this may include recipients of information located in countries where there may be a lower level of legal protection for your personal information than in your location country, we will protect your information in accordance with requirements applicable to your information. By using AppsLab Library, you unambiguously consent to the transfer of your personal information and other information to the USA and elsewhere for the purposes and uses described herein.

Data Retention

We will keep your personal information as long as you have an active account with AppsLab. If you request your account to be deleted, we will do so and retain only statistical information about your past use of the system.

"Linked-To" Websites

AppsLab Library may contain links that lead to other websites. We are not responsible for these other websites, and so their posted privacy policies (not this Statement) will govern the collection and use of your information on them. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each website after leaving the AppsLab Library Website to learn about how your information is treated by others.

Tell a Friend

The "Tell a Friend" functionality in AppsLab Library allows you to send an email message to a friend or colleague informing them about a specific application or search in AppsLab Library. The AppsLab Library mail server is located in the USA. We are not using the email addresses of the recipients of a "Tell a Friend" email message for any other purpose than to deliver that email message. If you are using the "Tell a Friend" functionality, it is in your responsibility to ensure that the recipient of "Tell a Friend" email message has agreed to receive "Tell a Friend" email messages.

Contact Us

For more information, questions, comments or complaints regarding Data Privacy, you may contact us at:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
168 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
Thermo Scientific AppsLab Library: