Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 5, 2021

Our Privacy Notice Has Recently Changed

The privacy and security of your information is important to us. We have made changes to the Privacy Notice that apply with respect to information that you provide on or after the date indicated in the “Last Updated” legend above. These changes include:

  1. Detailed information regarding what personal information and other information we collect from you, how we collect it, and how it is used;
  2. Further descriptions of the parties with whom and for what purposes your data is shared; and
  3. What rights you have regarding your personal information.

To learn more, please review the full Privacy Notice below.


GrafTech International Ltd. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “GrafTech”) value your privacy, and we appreciate your trust that we will collect and retain your personal information carefully and sensibly. This Privacy Notice provides you with information on how GrafTech collects, uses, and shares information that you provide to us. This Privacy Notice applies to any information that you provide to us when accessing our website at or our other online or offline services (collectively, the “Website”).

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into our Terms of Use, also which apply when you use our Website. By using the Website and by providing your personal information and other information through the Website, you acknowledge that your personal data will be processed pursuant to the terms of this Privacy Notice. If you do not agree with the practices described in this Privacy Notice, please do not provide us with your personal data or otherwise interact with the Website.

References in this Privacy Notice to “GrafTech,” “we,” “our” or “us” are references to the entity that is responsible for the collection and use of your personal information, which is generally the entity that obtains your personal information. A list of the GrafTech entities can be found here. GrafTech S.p.A, GrafTech South Africa (Pty) Ltd., and/or GrafTech UK Limited may also use or obtain your personal information. This entity also is referred to as the data controller.

Personal Information

For purposes of this Privacy Notice, the term “personal information” means any information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either alone or when combined with other personal, or identifying, information that is linked, or linkable, to a specific individual, and is subject to a data protection law, regulation, or rule.

Information We Collect

GrafTech seeks to collect and use the minimal amount of personal information needed for the purposes specified below under the section “How We Use Your Information.”

Depending on your relationship with us, GrafTech collects personal information about you that you provide us directly, such as your name, telephone number, or email address.

Careers With Us

GrafTech posts available jobs on the Website and allows you to submit your resume to us. GrafTech may use a third-party service provider to support its applicant portal. GrafTech will ask for your name, street address, phone number, e-mail address, position applied for, education, work experience, and skills. The information and the resume/CV you submit will be used by GrafTech only to determine whether you would be a good candidate for the requested job. The information may be saved in our files in case you would be a good candidate for a future job. The information will be shared internally on a need-to-know basis and will not be given to any third parties other than an authorized recruiter or our service providers who process personal information on our behalf.

GrafTech generally does not collect sensitive personal information.

Automated Collection and Cookies Automatic Data Collection

As with many other websites, as you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including web browser type, operating system version, mobile device model, device manufacturer and model, language and regional settings, unique device identifiers.

We also collect information including:

  • details of your visits to our Website, including the resources that you access and use on our Website, traffic data, location data, logs, language; and
  • date and time of access, frequency, and other communication data;

The information we collect helps us improve our Website and deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • determine Website traffic patterns;
  • count the number of Website visits;
  • determine traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website;
  • help us to know which pages and content are the most and least popular; and
  • determine the frequency and last date of your visit to our Website.

Location Data

We infer your location from information we collect. We aggregate and anonymize your location data at the regional level.

Cookies and Other Technologies

When you use our Website, we and our third-party service providers may collect certain information by automated means, via cookies and other similar technologies. Cookies are small files that we, or our service providers, transfer to your device’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enable recognition of your browser and capturing as well as remembering certain information. This information may be used to provide a better-tailored experience or for data analytics, and system administration purposes. We may use both single-session (temporary) and multi-session persistent cookies.

Temporary cookies last only as long as your web browser is open and are used for technical purposes such as enabling better navigation on our Website. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears.

Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or device for longer periods and are used for purposes including tracking the number of unique visitors to our Website and information such as the number of views a page gets, how much time a user spends on a page, and other pertinent web statistics. This information identifies your browser to our servers when you visit the Website and also helps us to remember your preferences from session to session to provide an enhanced user experience.

We use different types of first and third-party cookies on the Website. First-party cookies are those that we place on your computer or device through the Website; third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your computer or device through our Website.

We use the following type of cookies on our Website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies

This category of cookies are necessary to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website.

  • Performance cookies

This category of cookies only collect information about the use of the Website, to determine how many people visit our Website, which pages people visit, which browsers people use to access our Website.

  • Functionality cookies 

This category of cookies allows GrafTech to remember whether you have visited us before or are new to our Website and, where applicable, to store your preferences and settings.


We use third-party web analytics, such as those of Google Analytics, on our Website. These service providers help us analyze how users access and utilize our Website. Information collected as a part of Google Analytics is automatically sent to Google, and Google may place cookies to help with the analysis. You can set your browser to reject all cookies or to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. If you choose to reject cookies associated with the Website, then some aspects of the Website may not work the same, properly, or as intended. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at

When We Collect Your Information

We may ask you to provide personal information on the Website. 

For example, we may collect personal information from you when you:

  • Register, subscribe, or create an account with us;
  • Sign-up for our e-mail updates and newsletters;
  • Contact us for any questions or comments;
  • Apply for a job at GrafTech. 

If you give us personal information of a third party, you represent that you have provided notice to, and received authorization to provide such information from, that third party.

How We Use Your Information

GrafTech uses your personal information:

  • On the basis of GrafTech’s legitimate purpose, including to:
    • answer your questions about GrafTech’s products and/or services you sent us by using the “contact us” form;
    • send you information you requested about GrafTech’s products and/or services;
    • operate, maintain and improve the Website, our services, and our products;
    • perform analytics and conduct customer research;
    • determine whether you are a suitable candidate for any positions at GrafTech;
  • On the basis of your consent to:
    • send you advertisements of GrafTech’s products and/or services, where you have not already purchased GrafTech’s products and/or services;
  • On the basis of the performance of a contract:
    • where you have agreed to the Terms of Use regulating our Website.

GrafTech also has legal grounds to use your Personal Data:

  • for fraud prevention, public safety, and enforcement of our corporate reporting obligations and Terms of Use,
  • to comply with the law, regulation, court order, subpoena or other legal process.

How We Share Your Information

GrafTech may share your personal information with authorized members of personnel, our third-party processors, legal authorities, and buyer or other successor when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to:

  • enforce and protect our rights, protect our property, reputation, business interests, or the safety, or rights, of others;
  • respond to and/or comply with an applicable law, regulation or rule, or court order, warrant or subpoena;
  • enforce the terms of a contract or agreement we have entered into with you, including the Terms of Use regulating the use of our Website;
  • a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale, or transfer, of some, or all, of GrafTech’s assets, whether as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by GrafTech about our customers, clients, or Website users, is among the assets transferred.

GrafTech may further share your personal information with your consent. We do not sell your personal information.


GrafTech implements procedures to retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

For Users Outside the United States

Given that GrafTech is an international company and has headquarters in the United States, we process your personal information outside the country in which you are located, including in the United States. We may also process your information in jurisdictions where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your personal information.

GrafTech has implemented appropriate safeguards, including EU Standard Contractual Clauses, to ensure an adequate level of protection of personal data transferred to a third-country that does not ensure an adequate level of protection.

A copy of such appropriate safeguards may be obtained upon request at

Information Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. We store your personal information in different ways, including paper and electronic form. We take commercially reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is stored safely to protect it from interference, misuse, loss, unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure, including electronic and physical security. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any electronic transmission of personal information (e.g., over the internet) is at your own risk, and GrafTech is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Your Rights and Options

You have options about how your information is collected and used. 

Marketing. You may, at any time, request that we stop sending you marketing or similar materials by following the “opt-out” instructions included within such materials or by contacting us directly or by contacting us using the “Contact Information” section below. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the services we provide, such as service announcements and administrative messages (for example, a Privacy Notice update). 

Cookies. You can manage your preferences related to our use of cookies and similar technologies – please see our Cookie Preference Center for further information.

California Privacy Rights. Pursuant to California’s “Shine the Light” law, if you live in California and have an established business relationship with us, once a year, you can request a list of the personal information that businesses have shared with third parties for marketing purposes, Please note that GrafTech does not, at any time, share your personal information with a third-party we know, or have reason to believe, uses the personal information to undertake independent direct marketing.

Do Not Track. Please also note that our Website does not interpret, or respond, to “do not track” signals. To learn more about this issue please visit

Supplement Notice for individuals in the European Union (EU). If you are located in the EU, you may have certain rights with respect to your personal information. To the extent permitted by applicable data protection laws, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679), you may access the personal information we hold about you; request that inaccurate, outdated, or no longer necessary information be corrected, erased, or restricted; and request that we provide your personal information in a format that allows you to transfer it to another service provider. You also may withdraw your consent at any time where we are relying on your consent for the processing of your personal information. Further, you may object to our processing of your personal information where that processing is based on our legitimate interest. You have the right to lodge a complaint with your competent data protection authority. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us in accordance with the instructions provided below in the “Contact Information” section. We may need to collect and process information about you solely for the purpose of responding and satisfying any data right request you may have. In order to exercise any of the rights mentioned before, please contact us in accordance with the instructions provided below in the “Contact Information” section.

If you are located in France, pursuant to French applicable law, you also may contact us to share with us your post-mortem instructions for the processing of your personal information. In order to exercise this right, please contact us in accordance with the instructions provided below in the “Contact Information” section.

Children’s Privacy. Our Website is not directed to children under eighteen (18) years of age. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. If we learn to have collected, or received, personal information from a child under eighteen (18) years of age, without parental consent, or a lawful basis, we will delete that information immediately upon such notice. If you believe we may have erroneously collected information from, or about, a child under eighteen (18), please contact us in accordance with the instructions provided below in the “Contact Information” section.

Changes to Our Privacy Notice

We post any changes we make to our Privacy Notice on this Website. If we make material changes to how we treat personal information, we will notify you through a notice on the Website home page or otherwise in a manner prescribed by law and indicate the updated revision date. 

You can review the last version of this Privacy Notice here. We encourage you to periodically review the Privacy Notice for any modifications.

Third-Party Platforms

Our Website may contain links, features, components or other interactive tools supplied by third parties. Please be aware that you are providing your personal information to these third parties and not to GrafTech. Such third parties may have information practices different than those set forth herein and their use of cookies and similar technologies is not covered by this Privacy Notice. We do not have access to or control over such third parties and encourage you to consult the privacy notices provided by those third parties. PLEASE CONSULT THE PRIVACY POLICIES POSTED ON EACH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice, or would like to exercise any of the rights described herein, please contact us at:

GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
Attention: Legal Department
982 Keynote Circle
Brooklyn Heights, Ohio USA 44131

Tel: 1.216.676.2000
Fax: 1.216.676.2624