Privacy Notice

Siemens US Data Privacy Notice

 

This Privacy Notice describes our privacy practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data about you through this Siemens web site.

 

Effective Date: January 1, 2020

 

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to Siemens. We hope that this document will help you understand what data may be collected, how that data may be used and safeguarded, and with whom the personal data may be shared by the Siemens company operating this website as identified in the “Corporate Information” (“Siemens”).

 

Personal data

Through our internet sites, Siemens will not directly collect any personal data about you (such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address), unless you voluntarily choose to provide it (such as by registration, survey or order placement), or unless otherwise required by applicable laws and regulations.  From time to time, we may collect personal data about you indirectly from sources other than through our own internet sites. The personal data that we collect from various sources may be combined.

 

Data Collected Automatically

When you access our internet sites or use our mobile applications, we may automatically collect additional data (such as type of Internet browser, IP address, and operating system used, domain name of the internet site which directed you to our site, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, information on your interaction with the site). We may use this data and share it with our worldwide affiliates or third parties to monitor the attractiveness of our internet sites and mobile applications, improve the performance or content, tailor content for you or for other marketing purposes.

Purpose of Use; Sharing

We may use your personal data to offer the site’s services and functions, to administer your use of the site, to respond to your inquiry or request, to process your order or to provide you with access to specific information or offers, to handle employment applications and other employment issues, to verify your identity, as well as to support our existing or potential customer relationship with you.   Siemens may store, analyze, and process personal data (on our own or via a third party on our behalf) and share it with our worldwide affiliates (meaning entities controlled by, controlling, or under common control with Siemens) to understand better your business needs and how to implement and improve our business practices, products and services. We (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data for analytics, to contact you about an offer in support of your business needs, or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers' needs.  We may collect, use, disclose, and share your personal data:

  • as provided herein;
  • with your consent,
  • where it is necessary to carry out your instructions;
  • to prepare, negotiate or perform a contract with you;
  • to send you marketing information or to contact you in the context of customer satisfaction surveys;
  • as reasonably necessary to provide our features and functionality to you;
  • to create and administer your account;
  • to verify your identity in connection with the other purposes listed here;
  • to communicate with you regarding employment;
  • when we reasonably believe it is required by law or governmental or judicial authorities;
  • 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, or protect the rights of Siemens or others;
  • for those purposes that were identified at the time the data was collected; and/or
  • for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected.

We may employ third party companies and individuals to host or support our Internet sites, applications, or the services to which they relate.  These third parties may have access to your personal data to perform such tasks.  We do not sell your personal data, and only disclose such data as described.

 

To the extent required to help us fulfill your orders or requests, we may share personal data with others, such as our business partners, vendors, service providers, distributors, customers, postal/logistics companies, or customs agents/authorities.

 

Data Transfer

Siemens. may transfer your personal data to its parent Company in Germany, Siemens AG, and to any worldwide affiliates when processing data.  We may also transfer your data to a third party outside your country of origin or residence.  We may transfer your personal data if we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets, including to any successor company whether via merger or otherwise.

"Cookies" - Information Stored Automatically on Your Computer or Device

 

We employ cookies on these websites.  You may find information on this subject in our Cookie Notice.

 

Use of Third Party Analytics

Our Internet sites use a variety of third party analytics in order to improve the site, identify errors, and/or customize the information included in the site.  In order to exclude your computer or device from the data aggregation and analysis by third parties due to your visit to this Internet site, a cookie will be placed on your machine. While the cookie contains no personal data, it enables third parties to recognize your preference.  To manage your preferences regarding the third party analytics cookie, please see our Cookie Notice above.

 

 

Marketing Cookies

In addition, we may advertise using online marketing technology. In doing so, a third-party will place or read a unique ad-serving cookie on your computer or device and will use non-personal information about your browser and your activity at this site to serve Siemens ads on their content network. The ad-serving cookie is a persistent cookie.  Please click here for more information about remarketing or to opt-out of the remarketing cookie.

 

Siemens e-mail communications may include web beacons to determine whether the emails have been opened or whether any included links have been clicked on.

 

Do Not Track

At this time our Internet sites do not recognize or respond to “Do Not Track” browser signals.  For more information on “Do Not Track”, please visit your browser’s support page.

This website is not directed to children under the age of thirteen.  We will not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of thirteen 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.

 

Security

To protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, use, or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access, Siemens uses reasonable physical, technical and organizational security measures.  Unfortunately, there is no complete assurance of security in transit or storage of any data that you transmit. Your personal data may be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by a breach of any of the physical, technical, or organizational assets.

Links to Other Internet sites

This Privacy Notice only applies to those Siemens Internet sites that include a link to this Privacy Notice.  This Privacy Notice does not apply to those Siemens Internet sites that either have or link to a separate Privacy Notice or Privacy Statement, or that have or link to no Privacy Notice or Privacy Statement.

 

Some applications of Siemens that you can download to your mobile device (“Mobile Apps”) have their own Privacy Notices. These Privacy Notices are made available to you in the respective App Store before you download the Mobile App and within the respective Mobile Application itself.

Siemens Internet sites and mobile applications contain links to other Internet sites, which sites may have their own privacy statements or notices. Siemens is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Internet sites.

Questions and Comments

Siemens will respond to reasonable requests to review your personal data and to correct, amend or delete any inaccuracies. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, or desire to review and update your rights with respect to your personal data, please click on "Contact" and send us your questions and feedback.

We may make changes to the Privacy Notice from time to time and will post changes to our Privacy Notice on this page.  Please check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

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