Privacy Policy

BOC Corporation and our subsidiaries and affiliates (“BOC” or “we”) respect your preferences concerning the interactions with BOC off-line. This policy lets you know how we collect and use your personal information, and how you can control its use. This policy describes the broadest potential use of personal information
throughout the BOC Web sites and in off-line transactions. We may make far less use of personal information than we have outlined in this policy.

Personal Information: This policy covers the following personal information that BOC collects through your use of the BOC Web sites and in connection with off-line communications. Specifically, BOC may collect this information from offline and online registrations, forms and communications and interactions, and sales
inquiries and transactions.

Contact information, such as name, physical address, telephone number, email address, and company. The majority of the information collected under this category is business contact information.

Transactional information, including information about the products and services you request, purchase or download.

User preferences, such as product requirements, areas of industry interest, newsletters, community choices and other information you select in the customer profile when registering on

Financial/credit card and payment information: Event and conference participation information, such as lectures, classes or booths attended or visited during
an event or conference hosted or attended by BOC. If we use electronic tracking technologies at an event, we will provide notice in the event registration materials and/or correspondence.

Electronic Communications Protocols and Cookies: In addition to the information specified above, BOC may collect information about your use of the Web sites through electronic communications protocols and cookies. As is true when you visit most Web sites, BOC may automatically receive personal information
from you as part of the communication connection itself, which often consists of network routing information (where you came from), equipment information (browser type), and date and time. BOC also uses cookies, embedded URLs and embedded pixels to capture additional information.

Cookies: BOC’s server will query your computer to see if there are “cookies” previously set by the BOC Web sites. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a Web server to store on a Web browser so it can later be read back from that browser. Cookies on the Web sites may collect a unique identifier, user preferences and profile information and membership information. BOC also uses cookies to collect general usage and volume statistical information (which does not include personally identifiable information). Some cookies may remain on the user’s computer after they leave the Web site, and the majority are set to expire within 30 – 365 days. While we do not offer an opt-out for cookies, browsers provide you information and control over cookies. You can set your Web browser to alert you when a cookie is being used, and accept or reject the cookie. You can also set your browser to refuse all cookies or accept only cookies returned to the originating servers. Users can generally disable the cookie feature on their browser without affecting their ability to use the site,
except in some cases where cookies are used as an essential security feature necessary for transaction completion.

Embedded URLs: BOC also uses a tracking technique that employs embedded URLs to allow use of the site without cookies. Embedded URLs allow limited information to follow you as you navigate the site, but is not associated with personal information and is not used beyond the session.

Embedded Pixels: On the Web site, BOC may use embedded pixel technologies on selected pages for the purposes of identifying unique user visits to the BOC Web sites as opposed to aggregate hits. In addition, these technologies are used in emails to provide information on when the email was opened to track
marketing campaign responsiveness. BOC uses (and, where specified, shares) your personal information for the following purposes:

To engage in transactions. BOC may use personal information such as name, physical address, telephone number, email address, and company to engage in transactions with you, including contacting you about your order.

To process transactions. BOC may use financial/credit card and payment information to process your order. BOC may need to share some of this information with delivery services, credit card clearing houses and other similarly situated third parties to complete the transaction.

To provide support or other services. BOC may use your personal information to provide you support or other services you have ordered, as well as product updates, product patches and fixes and other similar communications.

To tailor marketing to your needs and respond to your requests. BOC may use information from your order, your profile, or other specified requirements to provide you with notices of new product releases and service developments. BOC also may use your personal information to respond directly to your requests for information, including registrations for newsletters or other specific requests, or pass your contact information to the appropriate BOC distributor or reseller to respond to your request. In addition, BOC may ask if you wish to have your contact information shared with other selected partners that offer complementary products or services. If you agree, BOC will provide your contact information to those partners. Please review the specific partner’s privacy policy regarding any further interactions with them.

To provide online forums. Some services available on the Web sites permit you to participate in interactive discussions or post comments or opportunities to a bulletin board or exchange. Some of these services are moderated; all may be accessed for technical reasons. BOC does not control the content that users post to
these forums. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal information to these forums and should tailor any content you submit appropriately and in accordance with the relevant terms of use.

To administer product downloads. BOC may contact you if you download products so that it may confirm certain information about your order (for example, that you did not experience problems in the download process) or to discuss the downloaded products or to provide marketing or sales information about related products and services. BOC also may use this information to confirm compliance with licensing and other terms of use.

To select content, improve quality and facilitate use of the Web Sites. BOC may use your personal information, including the information gathered as a result of site navigation and electronic protocols and cookies (including third party cookies), to help create and personalize Web site content, facilitate your use of the Web sites (for example, to facilitate navigation and the login process, avoid duplicate data entry, enhance security, keep track of shopping cart additions and preserve order information between sessions), improve Web site quality, track marketing campaign responsiveness, and evaluate page response rates.

To provide various BOC communities, such as partners, with relevant product alerts and updates. If you sign up for an BOC community (e.g.,, BOC will also provide you information in which you have expressed an interest related to new product releases, alerts, updates, prices, terms, special offers and associated campaigns.

To power joint sales or product promotions. BOC and its partners may engage in joint sales or product promotions. Such promotions will always reference the partners involved. Both BOC and the partner(s) will have access to that information, and either BOC or our partners may provide you the sales or product
promotion information. We recommend you review the privacy policies of these partners to address your particular needs and concerns.

To contact a referral/”tell a friend”. If you elect to use our referral service to inform a friend about our site, we will ask you for the friend’s name and email address. BOC will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. BOC uses this personal information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.

To communicate with you about a conference or event. We or our partners may communicate with you about a conference or event hosted or co-sponsored by BOC or one of our partners. This may include information about the event’s content, event logistics, payment, updates, and any additional meetings, special demonstrations or other customer facilitation that we may provide related to the event. BOC may contact you after the event about the event and related products and services. BOC will also permit designated partners or conference sponsors to send you up to two communications through the services of a third party bonded
warehouse. Please note that our partners or conference sponsors may directly request your personal information at their conference booths or presentations; however, providing your information is optional, and you should review their privacy policies to address your particular needs and concerns.

To comply with legal requirements. BOC may be required to disclose your personal information in order to comply with legally mandated reporting, disclosure or other legal process requirements. BOC will use reasonable efforts to limit the personal information it provides for this purpose.

Please note that your personal information may be transferred, accessed and stored globally as necessary for the uses stated above in accordance with this policy.

We may update this policy from time to time. We will post a prominent notice in this section of this policy notifying users when it is updated. If we are going to use your personal information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you via email, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we use your personal information in this different manner.