Privacy Policy

Date of Last Revision: January 1, 2017

This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes how Albemarle Corporation (“Albemarle” or “we” or “us”) collects, uses, and shares personal information gathered via our website, (“Website”). We refer to our Website visitors as users (“Users”). Please read our Terms of Use and our Disclaimer. By visiting the Website, you accept and consent to the practices described in the Privacy Policy.


Personally Identifiable Information. We obtain certain information when you provide it to us: for example, if you contact us using the form on our Website, you may provide certain information, including your email, phone, and organization. Some of that information can be used by Albemarle to identify or contact you directly and is sometimes referred to as personally identifiable information.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Albemarle also gathers non-personally identifiable information from Users. Non-personally identifiable information is information that usually cannot by itself be used to identify a particular person or entity, and may include: the Internet Protocol (IP) address, unique device identifiers, anonymous IDs for advertising, operating system, mobile network information, browser type, existing applications, browsing activity and non-precise device location information (e.g., city or region).


We use the personally identifiable information that you provide to respond to your contact inquiries, provide you with services you have requested and/or customer support, and communicate with you about products or services that may be of interest to you.

Albemarle analyzes non-personally identifying information to help us determine how Users access parts of the Website and who our Users are. By recognizing patterns and trends in usage, Albemarle is able to better design the Website to improve Users’ experiences, both in terms of content and ease of use.


Albemarle will only share your personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Policy. We may share your personally identifiable information with our partners and affiliates as necessary to contact you or provide you with requested services. We do not sell your personally identifiable information to third parties.

We may share non-personally identifiable information with third parties, including but not limited to advisors, advertisers, analytics providers, and investors, for the purpose of conducting our business. Albemarle uses Google Analytics to track aggregated visitor data, which does not include any personal information. We reserve the right to disclose to third parties non-personally identifiable information collected for any lawful purpose.

Albemarle may disclose your information to third parties when obligated or permitted to do so by law and in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected, or actual unlawful activities, including but not limited to fraud and situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person.

Finally, Albemarle may transfer information, including any personally identifiable information, to a successor entity (or potential buyer) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets, bankruptcy, or other corporate change.


We use reasonable measures to protect information from loss, theft, alteration, or misuse. However, please be advised that even the best security measures cannot fully eliminate all risks. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures.


We do not knowingly collect or store personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 unless or except as permitted by law. ANY PERSON WHO VISITS ANY OF THE WEBSITE REPRESENTS TO US THAT HE OR SHE IS 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. If we are made aware that we have received personally identifiable information from someone under 13, Albemarle will use reasonable efforts to remove that information from our records.


Albemarle uses a number of cookies to collect non-personal information the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. Please note that by visiting the Website you are consenting to the use of cookies.

At this time, we do not track our Users’ personal information over time and across third-party websites. We therefore do not respond to browser Do Not Track signals.

We do not knowingly permit third parties to collect personally identifiable information about an individual User’s online activities over time and across different websites when using our Website.


Albemarle may, in its sole discretion, change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any and all changes to Albemarle’s Privacy Policy will be reflected here and the date new versions are posted will be stated at the top of this Privacy Policy. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on the Website. The date of the most recent revisions will also appear on this page. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use or access the Website, and if you do not agree to any changes we make in the future, you must end your use of the Website.

Where language on the Website contradicts that found in this Privacy Policy, this Privacy Policy shall prevail.


The information collected by Albemarle is hosted in the United States of America and is subject to U.S. state and federal law. If you are accessing the Website from other jurisdictions, please be advised that you are transferring your personal information to us in the United States where data protection and privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws of your country. BY USING OUR WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY.


If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Albemarle Corporation
4350 Congress Street, Suite 700
Charlotte, NC 28209
attention: General Counsel