IP Addresses, Internet Browsers, Operating Systems, Domain Names: When you enter our website, we may collect your computer’s IP address. The IP address does not identify you as an individual, but does identify your Internet service provider. Other non-personally identifiable information that we may collect include the type of Internet browser used, the type of computer operating system used, and the domain name of the website from which you visited our site. The information is aggregated to provide broad demographic information, such as the geographic location of visitors and how long they stay on our site. Collecting this type of information allows us to administer our site, diagnose server problems, analyze trends and statistics, and provide better customer service.
When you visit our website, we may send “cookies” to your computer. A cookie is a small text file or piece of data that a website that you visit can place or save onto your computer. Cookies do not themselves contain any personally identifiable information. However, if you provide such personally identifiable information to us (such as by registering for an Internet related service or password provided by us), such information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. There are two types of cookies. The first type saves a file for a longer period of time onto your computer, and it can remain on your computer after you shut it off. Such cookie could, for example, be used to tell a visitor what information on the website has been updated since his or her last visit to that website. The second type of cookie is called “session cookie.” While you are visiting a website, session cookies are temporarily stored in your computer’s memory. This could be done, for example, to keep track of what language you have chosen at the website. Session cookies are not stored for a long period of time on your computer, since they disappear when you close your web browser. We may use third parties to assist us in collecting or processing information obtained through cookies.
- to compile anonymous statistics related to patterns and trends of browsing;
- to analyze sales data;
- to conduct marketing research;
- to user adapt website content or functions;
- to provide assistance to, or track site visits of users, of certain Internet-based services;
- to enable users with passwords to re-enter certain web pages without having to re-type previously typed information.
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This part explains how we collect, use, and share personal information that you provide to us, or that we may otherwise obtain or generate, which relates to you (“Personal Information”). Chicago Pneumatic has implemented technical, administrative, and physical measures to safeguard any Personal Information that we may collect (see below). It is also clear that Chicago Pneumatic will always abide local laws and regulations and will refrain from the collection or use of Personal Information in a location where it is prohibited by law.
What personal information might Chicago Pneumatic collect?
“Personal Information” is information through which a natural person is identifiable or may be identified. We may collect, use and process your Personal Information in order to provide you with services, products or information that you request.
We will not collect your Personal Information without your knowledge and permission, nor will we sell or rent any such data. In order to provide you with a specific product, service, or information or to process a transaction, we may request your personally identifiable information. This will be indicated whenever we collect it.
How might Chicago Pneumatic use the Personal Information it collects?
Personal Information is only collected when necessary to provide a product, service, or information, process a transaction, or if you submit it to us for other purposes, for instance if applying for employment.
The collection of Personal Information will be transparent to you (including indication of the legal basis for the processing), and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to provide it. If you choose not to provide any of the Personal Information requested, Chicago Pneumatic may be unable to complete your transaction, or provide the information, services or products you have requested.
When collected, the Personal Information might be used for the following purposes:
- deploying our web marketing activities: emailing campaigns, targeting and re-targeting, participation confirmation;
- responding to questions or concerns submitted to Chicago Pneumatic;
- designing, selling, producing and improving products;
- providing customer service and support;
- training and certification of customer, supplier, and vendor personnel;
- as required or expressly authorized by applicable law or regulation.
The lawfulness of the abovementioned processing is based on our company’s legitimate interests to promote our business and support our customers, taking into account your fundamental rights and freedoms. If required, we will ask for your explicit consent.
Once collected, should there be no interaction with Chicago Pneumatic (email opening, form submission) within the following six months, the personal data will be erased from our databases. This also applies to users who opt out (unsubscribe).
In any event, we will not retain data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.
If required, we may need to get your consent to allow us to use your Personal Information for one or more of the purposes set out above. You have various rights where we are processing your Personal Information on the basis of your consent. If at a later stage, you would like to withdraw the consent, we will make sure such withdrawal can be done in a way which is as easy as the way the consent was given.
Who Personal Information may be shared with:
Because Chicago Pneumatic is a global company with locations in many different countries, we may transfer your Personal Information from one legal entity to another or from one country to another in order to accomplish the purposes listed above. We will transfer your Personal Information consistent with applicable legal requirements and only to the extent necessary for the purposes set out above. Within Chicago Pneumatic, Personal Information is transferred subject to the same rules and levels of security. If required, data processing agreements will be in place to ensure the necessary level of protection.
Chicago Pneumatic relies on available legal mechanisms to enable the legal transfer of Personal Information across borders. To the extent that Chicago Pneumatic relies on the standard contractual clauses (also called the model clauses) to authorize transfer, Chicago Pneumatic will comply with those requirements, including where there may be a conflict between those requirements and this Notice.
Chicago Pneumatic will not sell or otherwise share your Personal Information outside Chicago Pneumatic, except to:
- service providers Chicago Pneumatic has retained to perform services on our behalf. Chicago Pneumatic will only share your Personal Information with service providers whom Chicago Pneumatic has contractually restricted from using or disclosing the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements;
- comply with legal obligations, including but not limited to, in response to a legitimate legal request from law enforcement authorities or other government regulators;
- investigate suspected or actual illegal activity;
- prevent physical harm or financial loss; or
- support the sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets (including through bankruptcy).
To Remove, Correct, Update or Access Your Personally Identifiable Information:
If you would like to remove, correct, update, or access your Personal Information that you have submitted to us, or if you have any related concerns, please contact us. If you contact us in this regard, please note the web page name or location where you submitted the information, as well as the contact information (for instance name, email address, postal address, etc.) that you provided at that time.
Technical and administrative measures are implemented to help protect Personal Information and other data on our servers from unauthorized access, loss, or alteration. However, no server or transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be one hundred percent secure. Therefore, any activity or communication is conducted at your own risk.
Further information and complaints
For further information on the processing of Personal Information, please get in touch with our Group Privacy Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If we do not address any of your requests, or fail to provide you with a valid reason why we are unable to do so, you have the right to contact supervisory authority to make a complaint.
Links to third party websites
Some of our web pages may contain links to third party websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy policies, content, or practices of such other websites or their owners or operators.