Privacy Policy

By visiting the website “” (collectively, the “Site”), the user agrees to the following provisions.

1. Introduction

This privacy policy discloses the practices of K2L GmbH & Co. KG (“K2L”) relating to information collected on the Site. Questions or concerns regarding this policy should be addressed to K2L ’s Webmaster by email at

2. Information Collection and Use

K2L and certain third party service providers collect information from users at several different points on the Site.

2.1 Registration to Obtain Information. In order to obtain certain information from certain portions of the Site, a user must complete a registration form. During registration for this purpose, a user is required to give contact and/or other information (such as name and email address) and may also be asked for other information (such as company name and title). K2L uses this information to contact the user so the user can obtain the requested information (such as an electronic or paper copy of a datasheet) and for marketing/sales purposes.

2.2 Registration for Technical Support. In order to receive technical support with K2L products or services, a user may complete a technical support request form. On such form, a user is required to give contact information and a description of the requested technical support or problem requiring support. K2L uses this information for marketing/sales purposes and to contact the user to provide the requested support.

2.3 Registration to Access Web Pages. In order to access certain portions of the Site, a user must complete a registration form. During registration for this purpose, a user is required to give contact, company name and/or other information (such as name and email address) and may also be asked for other information. K2L uses this information for marketing/sales purposes and to provide access to the requested portion of the site (such as distribution of a login ID to access e-services).

2.4 Browser Information. When a user accesses the Site, K2L may collect information conveyed by the user’s browser resulting from such access including, without limitation, the IP address from the computer the user is presently using, the last webpage visited by the user prior to visiting the Site, the type of browser used, and the date and time of the visit to the Site (“Browser Information”). K2L may provide such Browser Information to third parties and/or analyze (or have analyzed) such information for marketing/sales purposes.

2.5 Third Party Service Providers Collection. K2L hires third parties to provide specific services to K2L, including “hosting” various portions of the Site. Portions of the Site hosted by third parties may not be identified as such. When a user visits these portions of the Site, all information provided by the user (“Provided Information”) is collected and accessed by this third party and conveyed to K2L. These third parties may also collect Browser Information. The third party’s use of the Provided Information and Browser Information collected through hosted portions of the Site are subject to the privacy statements of such third party.

2.5.1 Surveys and Contests. From time-to-time the Site may request information from users via surveys or contests, and a third party service provider may host the survey or contest. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code). K2L may share this information with the survey or contest sponsors and uses this information to notify the winners, award prizes, monitor or improve use and satisfaction of the Site and for marketing/sales purposes.

2.6 Cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. K2L may use cookies on the Site. If cookies are enabled on a user’s computer, a unique identification of the session of viewing selected areas of this website will be stored in a cookie on the user’s computer, but no personal information is stored in the cookie. The cookie may remain on the user’s computer after the user closes the browser and may be used by that browser on subsequent visits to the site. The cookie may be used by K2L or third-party services to track and collect anonymous traffic data. If cookies are disabled on a user’s computer, then no information will be stored on the user’s computer.

2.7 Supplementation of Information. From time to time, K2L supplements the information K2L receives from users on this website with information received from third party sources, information already held by K2L or information provided by users on the website at other times or for other purposes.

3. Communications from the Site

3.1 Upon Registration. Depending on the information or access requested, K2L may send registrants on the Site an email to verify their email address and convey a link for the user to obtain the requested information, or K2L may contact the registrant to provide the requested customer or technical service. In addition, K2L may send registrants news information relating to K2L by email, regular mail or other communication method.

3.2 Customer Service. K2L communicates with users as requested by users, and K2L replies via email, telephone or other communication method, in accordance with the users’ wishes.

4. Sharing

4.1 Disclosure for Legal Purposes. Though K2L makes every effort to preserve user privacy, K2L may need to disclose personal information when required by law where K2L has a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process.

4.2 Sharing of Information. K2L shares information collected on the website with its subsidiaries, affiliated companies and third party service providers (as described herein).

4.3 Business Transitions. In the event K2L goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred to the acquirer.

5. Links

This website contains links to other sites. K2L is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by the Site.

6. Choice/Opt-out

Users who no longer wish to receive communications from K2L may opt-out of receiving these communications by sending an email to K2L will make reasonable efforts to stop such communications within a reasonable time. Users who no longer wish to receive other communications and who have provided information via K2L’s third party service providers (such as Investor Relations communications) may opt-out of receiving these communications pursuant to such third party’s policies.

7. Children

This Site does not offer information intended to attract children. K2L does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13.

8. Updates

K2L may update its privacy policy at any time in its sole discretion. If K2L decides to update its privacy policy, K2L will post this updated privacy policy to

Revised March 29, 2010