Privacy Statement

Thermo Scientific™ AppsLab Library of Analytical Applications and Virtual Column Online Privacy Statement

Effective Date: 11/07/2016

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

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, this Statement discloses the information practices of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and its international affiliates (hereinafter called ‘We’) for AppsLab Library, 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.

The use of AppsLab Library is subject to your agreement to this Privacy Policy, 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 Policy at any time by posting the revised policy at this location.

Consent and Data Transfer:
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 Policy.

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.

How we collect information about you:

Personally identifying information

When you register with AppsLab Library, you will be asked to provide personally identifying contact information (first name, last name, email, company, industry, country, state/province, city). If any third parties, including any companies owned by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., provide information to us about you, we may combine that information with other information we have about you, and if and to the extent we do, we will treat such combined information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In addition, we will keep this data in external hosted and within Thermo Fisher Scientific group globally shared databases for relation management and marketing purpose.

E-mail address

Your e-mail address is used for providing you with feedback to requests you may have. It is also used to distribute 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.

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 a 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 (;;;;

How we share your information

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 Policy. Except as specifically described in this Privacy Policy, 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 Policy, 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 Policy.

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.

Opting out

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 policy, please contact such third parties directly.

Access, blocking, deletion and correction of information you provide

You may at any time request access to a summary of your personal information held by us, and request corrections or updates to that information. We will make reasonable efforts to respond promptly to such requests for information in accordance with local laws. Our response to such requests may be limited to information under our direct control.

Please notify us of any changes in your name, address, title, telephone number or e-mail address. You can correct your personally identifiable information yourself by accessing your online profile, or by contacting us to request changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of certain transaction information, we may not be able to delete certain information. If information we hold appears to be inaccurate we will block its use until the position is verified to our satisfaction


While we endeavour to protect the security and integrity of Personal Information collected via AppsLab Library through adequate technical and organizational measures, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

If you correspond with us by e-mail, text message, or using Web forms like the “Ask the Expert” feature on our Website, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view the information you send in transit by such means. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.

If we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our care may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we will endeavour to notify you as promptly as possible under the circumstances. If we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.


We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18.

"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 Policy) 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.
81 Wyman Street
Waltham, MA U.S.A.