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Privacy Policy

Siemens’ commitment to privacy protection

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to Siemens; therefore, we conduct our business activities in accordance with legislation applicable to data privacy, protection and safety. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data may be collected, how that data may be used and safeguarded, and with whom the data may be shared.

Personal Data

Through our Internet sites, Siemens will not directly collect any personal data about you (such as your name, address, telephone number or email address), unless you voluntarily choose to provide it (such as by registration or survey), respectively, or unless otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations with the objective of protecting your personal data.

Purpose of Use

When you provide us your personal data, we normally use it to solve your doubts, process your orders or provide you access to specific information. Additionally, we use it to support our company-client relationship:

  • we may store and process personal data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to understand your business needs and how to improve our products and services, or;

  • we (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data to contact you about a Siemens offer in support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers’ needs.


If we decide to not use your personal data to support our company-client relationship (particularly in direct marketing and market research), we will respect your decision. We do not intend to sell or otherwise trade your personal data with third parties, except with Siemens affiliated companies.

Purpose of Limitation

Siemens will collect, use or disclose personal data you furnish online:

  • for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected;

  • to prepare, negotiate or perform a contract with you;

  • when required by law or government or judicial authorities;

  • to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense;and

  • to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, including attacks on Siemens’ information technology systems.


Communications or Usage Data

Through your use of telecom services to access our website, your communication data (such as Internet protocol address) or usage data (such as information about the beginning, end and duration of each access and information about telecom services accessed) are technically generated and may find a connection with your personal data, in a conceivable manner. If there is an indispensable need, the collection, processing and use of your communications or usage data will occur and be executed in accordance with the applicable data privacy protections structure.

Non-personal Data Collected Automatically

When accessing our websites, we may automatically collect (that is, not through records) non-personal data (such as type of Internet browser and computer operating system used, name of website domain from which you accessed, number of visits, average time spent on website, pages visited). We may use this data and share it with our worldwide affiliates in order to monitor the attractiveness of our websites and improve our performance or content.

"Cookies" - Information Stored Automatically on Your Computer

When you view one of our Internet sites, we may store some data on your computer in the form of a “cookie” to recognize automatically your computer the next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, such as by allowing us to tailor an Internet site to match your interests better or to store your password to save you having to re-enter it each time. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.

Children

Siemens intentionally does not collect personal data of children without insisting that they first seek parental consent when required by applicable law. We will only use or disclose personal data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent, pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect the child. The definition of “child” or “children” must take into account applicable legislation, as well as national and local culture customs.

Security

To protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access, Siemens uses technical and organizational security measures.

Links to Other Internet Sites

Siemens Internet sites contain links to other Internet sites. Siemens is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Internet sites.

Questions and Comments

Siemens will answer reasonable requests in the sense of revising your personal data and correct, amend or erase any incorrections. If you have any questions or comments about Siemens’ Data Privacy Protection Policy (such as in relation to the revision and updating of your personal data), please click on "Contact Us" in the upper right-hand corner of this window and select “About Siemens”, “About Us – questions about Siemens". Just as the Internet develops, so does our Data Privacy Protection Policy. On this page, we disclose changes to our Data Privacy Protection Policy. To keep up to date, please check this page regularly.

01/02/2017 | Author: Name