Privacy Note for Busbar Check App
Last update: Oct 17th, 2017

 

 

Privacy Notice, privacy policy

 

 

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to Siemens. Therefore, Siemens AG, Mozartstraße 31c, 91052 Erlangen (“Siemens”) operates busbar Check (“App”) in compliance with applicable laws on data protection and data security.

 

In the following, we provide information on the categories of data we collect, process and use via the App, the purposes of the collection, processing and use, and the parties with which we may share such data, where applicable.

 

Personal Data that you actively provide to us

Personal data that you actively provide to us within the App. i.e. information that you actively enter when registering for the app or creating a user account or when using contact and other forms offered within the App (for example, in order to contact Siemens with your enquiries and questions) will only be collected, processed and used for the following purposes:

  •  to offer the app’s services and functions and to administer your use of the app;
  • to verify your identity,  to answer and fulfill your specific requests, 
  • as reasonably necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense, to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, including attacks on Siemens’ information technology systems.

App permissions

The use of certain functions of the app may require you to provide certain App permissions. App permissions allow the App to access information stored on your device.

If you make use of an IOS device, the App may ask for the permissions listed below. The data collected via such permissions and the purposes of the data collection are the following: 

  • Permission to access Camera: This access is used for the purpose of taking photos with the built in camera to document a proper installation. 

You may manage the use of App permissions in the section “settings” of your operating system. Please note that the use of certain functions of the App may no longer be possible if you deactivate the respective App permission.

 

If you make use of an Android device, the App permissions used by this App, data collected via permissions and the purposes of the data collection are the following:

  • Permission to access Camera: This access is used for the purpose of reading barcodes / QRcodes to identify joint position and taking photos to document a proper installation. 

Recipients of your personal data

Siemens transfers your account information to our server hosting provider for the purpose of saving the created documentation.

 

In connection with the operation of the App and the services provided by way of the App, Siemens commissions service providers such as hosting or IT maintenance service providers. These service providers only act upon instructions by Siemens and are contractually bound to act in compliance with applicable data protection law.

 

These recipients may possibly be located in countries outside of the European Economic Area (“third countries”), in which applicable laws do not offer the same level of data protection as in your home country. In such cases, Siemens takes measures to ensure an adequate level of data protection by other means. For example, we share your personal data with Siemens subsidiaries in third countries only if they have implemented our Binding Corporate Rules („BCR“) for the protection of personal data. Further information about the Siemens BCR can be found here.

 

Questions and comments; changes

Under applicable law you may have the right to (i) access your personal data stored by Siemens and/or (ii) request the rectification, deletion or blocking of your personal data. In case you wish to exercise any of these rights or in case of data privacy related questions or complaints, please click here.

For more information please contact our support team here: Support@siemens.com

 

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Siemens publishes privacy notices for selected mobile applications, including Busbar Check App here: https://new.siemens.com/global/en/general/legal/app-privacy-notices.html

 

We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time.