Legal Notice

Corporate Headquarters
Coherent Inc.

5100 Patrick Henry Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA

Call 1-800-227-8840
Outside the U.S. 1-408-764-4983
email: tech.sales(at)


John R. Ambroseo, PhD  
Kevin Palatnik 
Mark S. Sobey, PhD 
Paul Sechrist 
Bret DiMarco
Thomas Merk


Privacy statement:

This privacy policy explains what information may be collected during your visit to our website, when you have any other business contact with us and how we use this information. In addition, you will learn more about your rights.

Responsible for this website and the processing of personal data according to this privacy policy is 

Coherent Inc.

5100 Patrick Henry Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
("we" or "us"). 

Further contact details can be found above.


1. Visiting our website

When you visit our website, we collect the following information, from your browser:

This data ("access data") is processed in order to technically facilitate the use of the website. We use access data of our users for creating aggregated statistics (so that statistics do not show data about a single user but only about the collected data of a number of users), to learn what is of interest to users in order to improve our websites and offering. We also use the access data for maintaining or restoring the security of our offer or to detect and correct technical defects and errors.

Access data that is legally considered personal data (such as the full IP address) will be stored for a period of 7 days unless an exceptional incident requires a longer retention period (e.g. in case of a hacker attack).

Access data is processed under article 6 (1) f) European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest is the continued optimisation of our website.


2. Contractual and marketing purposes

We use personal data about business partners and customers to provide information and services to customers and business partners. We specifically use personal information to help customers and business partners to complete a transaction or order, to enable communication and collaboration, to deliver products/services, to invoice for purchased products/services, and to provide ongoing service or support. 

We also use personal information for reporting purposes, such as ensuring a high level of customer service, assessing the quality of products and services, for manufacturing processes and quality control, to manage electronic signatures, to simplify internal management processes, to maintain, manage and comply with legal, regulatory, compliance and auditing obligations, policies and procedures, for operational continuity and/or disaster recovery procedures, to access sales or order portals or select services. 

We may also occasionally use personal information to contact customers and business partners and to conduct surveys for marketing and quality assurance purposes. You have the right to object to this use. The legal basis for our data processing is article 6 (1) f) GDPR. 


3. Cookies

Depending on your browser settings, we use cookies to collect information on how you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer when you visit our website. Cookies help us to determine how often our website is used and by how many users. It also makes it as convenient and efficient as possible for you to use our website. We use session cookies which are temporarily stored while you use one of our websites as well as permanent cookies to store information about computers which repeatedly access our website. This enables us to provide you with optimum user guidance and to "recognise" you when you return to our website so that we can offer you maximum variety and new content. We use permanent cookies to record the number of times you visit our website, the amount of time you spend on our website, start and end of use and your interest in our products.

The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number. Name, IP address or other information regarding your true identity are not stored, and we do not set up any individual profiles regarding your pattern of use. Permanent cookies are automatically deleted. Storage duration varies depending on the cookie. You may delete permanent cookies at any time under the security settings of your web browser.

We use cookies in order to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements on our website require the browser which is contacting it to be identified after a change of pages. We use these cookies for technical reasons to make it simpler for you to use our website. Some functions on our website cannot be offered without the use of these cookies. 

On our website we also use cookies to analyse the users' browsing patterns. The personal data collected in this way is pseudonymised. Therefore the data can no longer be attributed to the users visiting the website. The data is not stored together with the users' other personal data. The analytical cookies are used in order to improve the quality of our website and its content. From the analysis provided by the cookies we learn how the website is used and can optimise our offer on an ongoing basis. 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is article 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the continued optimisation of our website.

In your browser settings, you can deactivate the storage of cookies under "Options/Internet Options", limit them to certain websites or set up your browser so that it informs you when a cookie is sent. You may also delete cookies whenever you wish. Please note, however, that disabling or deleting them means that you will have limited presentation of our website and limited user guidance.


4. Sharing personal data

If you wish to contact another ROFIN company, we will forward your request to them and the receiving ROFIN company will process your data for these purposes and stores them for as long as required for the provision of services or possible future business contacts. 

We collaborate with providers who support us in providing our services, performances and the offer on this website. These service providers (agents) process data on our behalf and under our control and for the purposes described in this privacy notice. In addition, we may disclose personal data to suppliers and cooperation where necessary for the provision of services. In particular, your personal data may be disclosed to Coherent Inc.

We may be required by U.S. law to disclose personal information to U.S. authorities. In these cases, we limit the publication to the extent that is legally mandatory. 

We may also disclose personal information to the holders of such rights, advisers and authorities to enforce our rights or to protect our rights or the rights of third parties. 


5. Your rights when your personal data is processed

You have certain rights in accordance with applicable data protection provisions – in particular the GDPR and the relevant provisions in the applicable law of a Member State of the European Union:

If you have given us your consent, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.

You are entitled to assert the above-mentioned rights against us, e.g. by notifying us via one of the methods of contact listed at the beginning of this data protection statement.

You may also contact the competent authority if you have a complaint about how your personal data is handled.


6. Your right to object

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation on the basis of article 6 (1) e) or (1) f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. 

In such cases we will no longer process your personal data unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for such marketing purposes, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.

In the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.


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