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QPS

  • Meeting directives, such as ELV REACh and RoHS continues to be essential requirements. QPS delivers on all of these needs. QPS complies with the conditions set forth in the ISO 9001: 2015.

     

    QPS helps automotive engineers to specify the right products in a sustainable world. The steady evolution of the program has enabled many global OEM’s to specify ever-higher performance standards and represents:

    • Approved applicators: Applying these products to a common audited standard ensures the same coating performance throughout the applicator base.
    • High performance: Exceeding the high demands for corrosion resistance and exceptionally consistent torque and tension characteristics.
    • Global consistency: Wherever ZinKlad, DecoKlad or XMAPP standards are applied, applicators know they are using the same high-performance products.

    What do we do?

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    We supply and develop QPS standards that meet and exceed OEM specifications. We validate applicators processes by conducting audits, carrying out inspections and testing the production output to make sure they meet pre-defined QPS standards and agreed technical requirements.

    We monitor and report results on a global scale to be able to service and continuously improve performance. 

    Why do we do what we do?

    We believe that we are able to assure a global consistent performance at a local level meeting the global OEM requirements with a select number of world class applicators.

    How do we do what we do?

    ESI Automotive has developed a unique Quality Performance System called QPS that tackles the challenges for high-performance automotive coatings. OEM’s can be confident that the same coatings and consistent performance are available worldwide.

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Cookie Policy

You can determine whether you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies for analysis and advertising purposes and change your individual settings under Cookie Settings at any time.

Our Cookie Policy details all relevant information regarding the use of cookies and similar technologies in connection to Element Solutions Inc's websites and services, products and tools (hereinafter "Services") and your choice options in this regard.

1. INFORMATION ABOUT US

Element Solutions Inc (sometimes referred to as "Element Solutions", "we", the "Company", or "us") values and protects the Personal Data of our existing and prospective customers, business partners, suppliers, and website visitors. Element Solutions is a global, diversified producer of high technology specialty chemical products and provider of technical services with headquarters in the United States and trading in several countries some of which within the European Union. For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and any implementing legislation (the "GDPR"), Element Solutions Inc is the data controller responsible for any personal data that we process. Executive Headquarters:

Element Solutions Inc
1450 Centrepark Boulevard, Suite 210
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
561-207-9600

Element Solutions has appointed MacDermid Performance Solutions Española SAU as our representative office in the European Union.

2. CONTACT DETAILS AND DATA PROTECTION ADVOCATE

n case of any questions regarding our use of cookies and similar technologies or our privacy practices in general, you can contact our Data Protection Advocate by email or post: Data Protection Advocate MacDermid Performance Solutions Espanola SAU Avda. de la Riera 36, Sant Just Desvern (Barcelona) Email: DPPA@MacDermid.com

3. COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

When you visit our website and use our Services, we and authorized third-party providers make use of cookies and similar technologies. We make use of cookies and similar technologies which will not be saved on your device or which will only be saved on your device for as long as your browser is active (e.g. session cookies). Furthermore, we make use of cookies and similar technologies which will be saved on your device for a longer period (e.g. persistent cookies). Where possible, we take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access to our cookies and similar technologies. A unique identifier (ID) ensures that only we and authorized third-party providers have access to data that has been collected by means of cookies and similar technologies.

The cookies and similar technologies we use have various functions and purposes:

  • They can be (technically) necessary for the provision of our Services (strictly necessary cookies);
  • They help us to technically enhance our Services (e.g. monitoring loading times) (functional cookies);
  • They help us to improve your user experience (e.g. by saving data entered into webforms) (performance cookies)
  • They enable us to show you more relevant ads (analyzing, targeting and tracking cookies);

Cookies are small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) which are placed in the memory of your browser or device when you make use of our Services, when you visit our website. Cookies allow for a recognition of a specific device or browser. There are different types of cookies:

  • Session cookies expire at the end of your session (e.g. when closing your browser window) and enable us to track your activities during this one session;
  • Persistent cookies remain stored on your device between sessions, until they are manually deleted or expire over a set period of time, and enable us, for example, to track your settings or activities on several websites;
  • First-party cookies are set by the provider whose online service you are using (e.g. the operator of the website you are visiting);
  • Third-party cookies are set by a provider other than the provider whose online service you are using (e.g. the operator of a website other than the one you are visiting).

Similar technologies are technologies which enable the entity using it to track your user behavior. This can be done by local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies and other web application software methods, all which store information in your browser or device.

Additionally, there are other technologies that function without local storage in your end device and instead make use of, inter alia, browser functions. These technologies may function across all your browsers and in some cases are not fully managed by your browser but may need to be managed directly from your device. We sometimes use the terms cookies and similar technologies interchangeably.

4. YOUR CONSENT AND COOKIE SETTINGS

You can decide to what extent we may use cookies and similar technologies within the provision of our Services. Your choice options will depend on the purposes for which we use these technologies.

STRICTLY NECESSARY AND FUNCTIONAL COOKIES

We have a legitimate interest in using strictly necessary (essential) and functional cookies to be able to provide you our Services (Article 6 (1) (1) f) GDPR).

If you wish to deactivate the use of any cookies – including cookies that are operationally necessaryor functionality-related – that we use within the provision of our Services, you may do so by using the settings in your browser or device, if this is supported by your browser or device. The settings must be made separately for each browser you use. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can also set your browser so that no cookies are stored on your end device or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. Disabling cookies may limit your capability of using the website and prevent you from fully enjoying the features and services provided therein. You can obtain more information about how to change your cookie configuration by selecting your browser and following the instructions provided.

ALL OTHER COOKIES (PERFORMANCE, TARGETING AND TRACKING COOKIES)

All other, non-essential or not only strictly necessary cookies are only used with your consent (Article 6 (1) (1) a) GDPR). You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future via the Cookie Settings and specifically decide whether we and third parties may use cookies and similar technologies to show you personalized ads. If you choose not to have your personal data processed by us for advertising purposes using cookies (and similar technologies), this does not necessarily mean that no advertisements will be shown to you. It simply means that these advertisements will not be personalized for you by means of cookies or similar technologies. As a result, you will no longer receive personalized advertising in the future, but your data may still be collected as described in our Privacy Notice.

You can deactivate the use of any third-party cookie – e.g. by online ad networks – within our Services by using the settings in your browser or the device settings in your device, if this is supported by your browser or device.

You can also find information on advertising-related third-party cookies and similar technologies and how to prevent their use on the following websites:

If you delete all cookies on your device, any opt-out cookies that have already been set will also be deleted, so that you will have to declare again any opt-outs that have already been declared. You can also find more information and change your settings at any time in the Cookie Settings. For further information please also see our Privacy Notice.

5. SERVICE PROVIDER WE COOPERATE WITH

Regarding the usage of cookies, web beacons and similar technologies, we cooperate with different authorized service providers who are entitled to place cookies and similar technologies within our online Services and on your device, as far as this is permissible according to applicable law. This enables the service providers to help us deliver content and more relevant advertisements, and to produce anonymous metrics and analytics. The processing of personal data by external service providers is subject to data protection and confidentiality agreements with us and applicable data protection laws.

For more information with which service providers we cooperate and which third party cookies we use please see your Cookie Settings.

Amongst other we cooperate with Google who provide us with their service e.g. of Google Analytics and Google reCAPTCHA (which, however, are not used on all our websites),we would like to inform you about in the following:

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

We use Google Analytics, an analysis service by Google LLC ("Google"), for continuously improving our Services. Google Analytics makes use of cookies that will be stored on your device and that make it possible to track your usage of our services. The data (including your IP address) regarding your usage of our Services collected by the cookies are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google processes this data for us to evaluate the use of our Services, to compile reports on usage activities and to provide us with further services associated with the use of our Services. Your IP address transmitted in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google. Your personal data collected in connection with Google Analytics will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.

You can prevent the collection of data through the Google Analytics cookie by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. If you deactivate cookies, you may not be able to use all functions of our Services to their full extent, however.

In addition, you can prevent the collection of data related to your use of the Services (including your IP address) via the Google Analytics cookie and the processing of this data by Google by installing the following browser plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Further information about Google Analytics can be found in the Terms of Use and in the Privacy Policy of Google. We would like to point out that on our website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to guarantee an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). This means that, before your IP address is transmitted to Google's servers in the USA, it is sent to a Google server in the EU (or in another member state of the EEA), where it is shortened so that it cannot be traced to a specific person. Only after the IP address has been made anonymous is the shortened IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If you want to disable or change how content tailored to you, including ads, is displayed in relation to the use of Google Analytics, you can adjust your Google Advertising preferences in Google Ads preferences or in your Cookie Settings.

GOOGLE reCAPTCHA

We make use of Google reCAPTCHA ("reCAPTCHA") within the provision of our Services. reCAPTCHA is used to check and prevent interactions through automated access, for example through so-called bots (computer programs that perform tasks automatically and independently). reCAPTCHA is used to check whether data input in connection with our Services (e.g. in a contact form) is carried out by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behavior of the user based on various characteristics. This analysis automatically begins as soon as the user connects with the online service, e.g. visits the website. For the purposes of this analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various pieces of information (e.g. IP address, duration of the user's visit to the online service or the user's mouse movements). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google. The analyses by reCAPTCHA are carried out entirely in the background.

Data processing is carried out for the purposes of providing sufficient data security. We have a legitimate interest in protecting our websites, services, applications, tools or news functions from abusive or unwanted, automated spying and access, as well as from SPAM, and to enable you to use our website safely.

Please find details regarding Google reCAPTCHA here and in Google's Privacy Policy.

6. YOUR RIGHTS

In addition to managing your consents via the Cookie Settings, as a data subject, you have the right to access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing and data portability about your personal data. In addition, you can withdraw your consent and object to our processing of your personal data based on our legitimate interests. You can also lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. For more information please see our Privacy Notice.