Siemens Pte Ltd ("Siemens") Commitment to Data Privacy Protection
Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to Siemens; therefore, we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data Siemens may collect, how Siemens uses and safeguards that data and with whom we may share it.
Through our Web sites, Siemens will not collect any personal data about you (e.g. your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address), unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g. by registration, survey), respectively, provide your consent, or unless otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations for the protection of your personal data.
When you do provide us with personal data, we usually use it to respond to your inquiry, process your order or provide you access to specific information or offers. Also, to support our customer relationship with you:
- we may store and process personal data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to better understand your business needs and how we can 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.
We may also collect, use, disclose or process information contained in employment applications or other employment-related forms / documents submitted to us for administrative and management purposes, including but not limited to: recruitment, assessment of the candidate’s suitability, appraisal, performance, promotion, training, career development, remuneration, health and safety, discipline, review of human resource policies and/or statistical purposes. If you choose not to have your personal data used to support our customer relationship (especially direct marketing or market research), we will respect your choice. We do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties, except to Siemens affiliates. Siemens also requires its worldwide affiliates which process personal data on its behalf to adhere to similar data protection standards as the personal data protection legal framework in Singapore.
Siemens will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied by you online only for the purposes disclosed to you, unless the disclosure:
- is a use of the personal data for any additional purpose that is consistent with the original purpose for which consent was given,
- is necessary to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with you,
- is required by law or the competent governmental or judicial authorities,
- is necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defence,
- is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as wilful attacks on Siemens information technology systems.
Through your use of telecommunications services to access our Web site, your communications data (e.g. Internet protocol address) or utilisation data (e.g. information on the beginning, end and extent of each access, and information on the telecommunications services you accessed) are technically generated and could conceivably relate to personal data. To the extent that there is a compelling necessity, the collection, use and disclosure of your communications or utilisation data will occur and will be performed in accordance with the personal data protection legal framework in Singapore.
When you access our Web sites, we may automatically (i.e., not by registration) collect non-personal data (e.g. type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the Web site from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We may use this data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to monitor the attractiveness of our Web sites and improve their performance or content.
When you view one of our Web sites, we may store some data on your computer in the form of a "cookie" to automatically recognize your PC next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor a Web site to better match your interests 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's hard drive, block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.
Siemens will not knowingly collect personal data from children without insisting that they seek prior parental consent if 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 a child. The definition of "child" or "children" should take into account applicable laws as well as national and regional cultural customs.
You may access personal data which we collect, use, disclose and/or process about you. If you wish to access your personal data, please send a written request to The Data Privacy Officer at email@example.com including proof of your identity (e.g. a copy of your driving license or passport), specify the personal data which you wish to access, including any account or reference numbers (where applicable).
You may correct any inaccuracies in your personal data within our records. If you wish to correct such personal data, please also send a written request to The Data Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org including proof of your identity (e.g. a copy of your driving licence or passport), specify the personal data which is incorrect and what it should be replaced with.
You have the right to opt out of receiving direct marketing subscriptions or participating in market research conducted by Siemens and/or its affiliates. If you wish to do so, please send an email to The Data Privacy Officer at email@example.com with a header that states ‘unsubscribe’, providing us with enough information to identify you (e.g. username, registration details) and specify the subscription(s) which you no longer wish to receive or participate in (e.g. a particular affiliate of Siemens).
Please note that when you opt out of receiving certain direct marketing subscriptions or participation in market research, it may affect the services provided by Siemens and/or its affiliates when such subscription / participation is regarded as a condition of providing products and/or services from Siemens and/or its affiliates.
Siemens will respond to reasonable requests to review your personal data collected by us and to correct, amend or delete any inaccuracies. If you have any questions or comments about the Siemens Data Privacy Protection Policy (e.g. to review and update your personal data), please drop an email to The Data Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. As the Internet matures, so will our Data Privacy Protection Policy. We will post changes to our Data Privacy Protection Policy on this page. Please check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.