We know that sometimes sharing a specific CAS number might be out of the question due to the confidential nature of the chemical. However, your customer still wants to know whether the chemicals you use comply with certain regulations and their hazard requirements. To meet those opposing needs, we created the ability for suppliers to mark chemicals proprietary in surveys but have the hazard and regulatory data to still flow to the customer.
This article details marking the chemicals proprietary in the various supplier survey views and, at the end, shows how it will look when the data flows back to your customer.
Marking Proprietary in the Basic Survey Response Page
Once you have accepted the supplier survey and signed in, you will be taken to the survey to begin responding. Once you make it to the Add Material Data page you will be prompted to add material content data.
We suggest that you use the Simple Data Form.
In this form, you have the opportunity to search within our database and add a chemical registry number. This is where you can indicate proprietary substances.
Marking Proprietary when Importing Data from an Existing Spreadsheet
Another way to answer the supplier request is to upload existing data from a spreadsheet. Here is an example of what a simple product spreadsheet might look like. Note the "Proprietary?" column.
This is what the data would look like once uploaded into Toxnot. You can see where this CAS number is crossed out, indicating it's proprietary nature. If you forget to indicate this as proprietary during your upload, you can always change this manually by clicking directly on the eye icon.
How Data will appear to the Customer or Requester
Once your survey is submitted, your proprietary data will still be hidden from your customer who requested the data. They will be able to see the regulatory flags and other hazard data. Nothing they can do will allow them to see the proprietary chemical.
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