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Privacy Statement

GGB's Privacy Statement

 

The protection of personal data (hereinafter also “Data”) is highly important to GGB N.A., 700 Mid Atlantic Parkway, USA-08086 Thorofare, NJ, General Manager Susan Sweeney (“ GGB”)]. This Privacy Statement serves to inform you about the processing of your personal data and your rights with regard to this processing if you

  • are a visitor of our website (“User”),
  • apply for a job opportunity with us (“Applicant”),
  • are in professional contact with us (“business contact”).

GGB processes your data in accordance with the applicable data protection laws, in particular Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation – “GDPR”).

I. CONTROLLER OF DATA PROCESSING

GGB is the controller of the lawful processing of your personal data.

II. DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION FOR USERS

1. DATA PROCESSED AND PURPOSES OF PROCESSING

1.1 Usage data

When the websites incl. Partfinder of GGB are accessed, the servers of GGB automatically store certain data of the accessing system. This includes the type of browser used, the browser version, the operating system used, the website from which the website of GGB is accessed, the controlled subpages of the website of GGB, the date and time of access, the internet protocol address (IP address), the internet service provider and data comparable with such data.

GGB uses this data to make the websites available, to detect and remove possibly occurring technical problems and to prevent and, if need be, prosecute any abuse of the services of GGB. GGB also uses this data in anonymized form, i.e. without being able to identify the user, for statistical purposes and in order to improve the websites. The legal basis for processing personal usage data is Article 6(1), first subparagraph, point (f) GDPR.

 

1.2 Registration data

The User must register to be able to use certain functions on the websites of GGB. Depending on the function desired, certain information is required for registration (e.g. name of User, e-mail address). We need this information to set up and manage the User account, identify authorized Users and to be able to offer the User the functions desired. The legal basis for processing the data outlined above is Article 6(1), first subparagraph, point (b) GDPR.

 

1.3 Use of cookies

The websites of GGB use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the User’s data carrier and exchange certain settings and data with the system of GGB via the browser. A cookie normally contains the name of the domain from which the cookie data are sent and information on the age of the cookie and an alphanumerical identifier. Cookies enable GGB to design the website attractively to the User and also facilitate its use by, for example, storing certain input such that it need not be entered repeatedly. The information stored in the cookies is not used to identify the User and is not combined with other personal data stored about the User. The legal basis for processing personal data is Article 6(1), first subparagraph, point (f) GDPR.

I can modify my consent by clicking here, I can withdraw my consent (preferences, statistics and marketing cookies) at any time with future effect by clicking here.

Users may deactivate or restrict the transfer of cookies by changing the settings on the internet browser. Cookies already stored may be erased at any time. This may also be done by automatic means. Should cookies for the websites of GGB be deactivated, it may be the case that not all functions of the websites can be fully used.

 

1.4 Web Analysis and Tracking

The web analysis and tracking services described below will only be used on the Websites if you have granted your express consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. To withdraw your consent please click here.

 

1.4.1 Google Analytics

The websites of GGB also use functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics likewise uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is as a rule transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored.

The websites of GGB use Google Analytics with the additional component “anonymize IP”. This means that the IP address of the User collected by the Google Analytics cookie will be shortened by Google beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. 

Google uses the information generated by the Google Analytics cookie on behalf of GGB in order to evaluate the use of the website, prepare reports on the website activities and to provide GGB with additional services associated with the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by the browser of the accessing system as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. More detailed information on the conditions of use and data protection is available at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html. The legal basis for processing personal data by using cookies is Article 6(1), first subparagraph, point (f) GDPR.

The User can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and pertaining to the use of the website or from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en). GGB does however point out that in this case it may be that not all functions of the website can be fully used. The User may also prevent data being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. In this case an opt-out cookie is set that prevents User data being collected upon future visits to the websites of GGB. Users may also deactivate or restrict the transfer of cookies by changing the settings on the browser. Cookies already stored may be erased at any time. This may also be done by automatic means. Should cookies for the websites of GGB be deactivated, it may be the case that not all functions of the website can be fully used. Should Users only wish to accept cookies from GGB but not cookies from the service providers and partners of GGB, they may select the “block cookies from third party providers” (or similar) settings on their browsers.

 

1.4.2 Further web analysis tools

Pardot:
This website also uses a marketing automation system provided by Pardot Inc. ("Pardot"). Pardot is used to better understand the needs of (potential) customers and to operate a focused lead management. The generated information of the users is usually transmitted to a server of Pardot, stored and evaluated. In detail, we use Pardot for the following activities;

  • To send our newsletters and other mailings. We point out that Pardot evaluates your user behavior when sending the newsletter or other requested information on our behalf.
  • Manage our opt in / opt out management
  • Collect statistical data on the use of our website. For this purpose Pardot uses so-called "cookies".
  • Pardot is also used to store data entered by you in forms contained on our website.
  • For more information on privacy and other legal information at Pardot, click here: https://www.salesforce.com/company/privacy/

 

Microsoft Clarity: 

We use Microsoft Clarity to better understand the needs of our users and optimize the experience on this website.  Clarity's technology gives us a better understanding of our users' experiences (e.g., how much time users spend on which pages, which links they click, what they like and don't like, etc.) and helps us tailor our offerings based on user feedback. Clarity works with cookies and other technologies to collect information about our users' behavior and about their devices (in particular, IP address of the device (collected and stored only in anonymized form), screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), information about the browser used, location (country only), language preferred to view our website). Clarity stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile.  The information is neither used by Clarity nor by us to identify individual users, nor is it merged with other data about individual users. For more information, please see the privacy policy of Microsoft Clarity

Microsoft Clarity is DSGVO compliant as a data controller for visitors and secure. To read more about Microsoft Clarity or how Microsoft might use your data, please visit: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement.

 

Google Remarketing:

Our web pages use Google Remarketing, a software that serves to present users our advertising related to users’ interests. Google Remarketing uses cookies for this (see above). The data processing related to this is performed on the basis of Art. 6 No. 1, let. a of the GDPR. This function can be technically stopped by the user by deactivating JavaScript and cookies in their web browser. Details about the settings for this can be found in the product descriptions or instructions from the respective browser providers. Data processing by Google can also be prevented by the user adding a browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics. More information about user provisions and data protection from Google Remarketing can be found at:  https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en.

 

1.5 Data transferred in the course of making contact

GGB’s websites provide Users with the option to make contact with GGB. The personal data transferred to GGB in this connection are exclusively used in order to handle the respective enquiries. The legal basis for processing the data outlined above, depending on the content of the respective contact-making, is Article 6(1) subparagraph 1 point (b) respectively (f) GDPR.

 

1.6 Newsletter

GGB’s websites provide Users with the option to subscribe to a newsletter and to consent to the processing of personal data necessary for this. In order to register for the newsletter the User must provide his e-mail address. Additional information can be provided on a voluntary basis. These data are exclusively used in order to send the newsletter and are not transferred to third parties. The date and time of registration and the e-mail verification are also collected at registration. These data are exclusively processed for the purpose of identifying the possible abuse of an e-mail address. The legal basis for processing the data outlined above is Article 6(1) subparagraph 1 point (a) GDPR. The User has the right to withdraw his consent at any time without prejudice to the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent prior to his withdrawal.

2. STORAGE PERIOD

Usage data will be stored for a period of 3 years. The data outlined above will otherwise be erased once it is no longer required for the described purposes, provided statutory provisions do not stipulate a longer retention period.

III. DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

1. DATA PROCESSED AND PURPOSES OF PROCESSING

GGB processes in particular the following categories of personal data:

  • contact information, in particular first and last name, title, birth name if any, address, phone number, e-mail address,
  • qualification related information, in particular information contained in a CV, copies of reports and certificates
  • photos attached to the application, if any.

In principle, GGB collects these Data directly from you. In singular cases GGB receives personal data about you from third parties.

GGB processes these Data if and to the extent this is necessary for carrying out the application and recruitment process. The legal basis for this is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.

If you apply to a specific job opening, only the company specified therein receives your Data. If you send us a speculative application we will transfer your data to all prospective companies of the GGB-Group.

2. STORAGE PERIOD

Once the recruiting process has been completed your Data will be retained for a maximum period of 6 months for evidentiary purposes and then erased or anonymised. The legal basis for this retention is Article 6(1) first subparagraph point (f) GDPR.

IV. DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS CONTACTS

1. DATA PROCESSED AND PURPOSES OF PROCESSING

GGB processes the following categories of your personal data which you transfer to us, in particular when exchanging business cards or in letter heads or signatures in business communication:

  • ID information, in particular first and last name, title (if any), job description, respective sector and company, and
  • contact information, in particular professional address, phone number and e-mail-address

Generally, GGB collects these Data directly from you, as you submit them to us. In some cases GGB receives personal data about you from your employer or third parties, e.g. via recommendations from (other) customers, vendors, suppliers and business contacts or via participant lists from trade fair organizers.

GGB processes these data in order to establish or maintain a business relationship with your company. The legal basis of this processing is Article 6(1) first subparagraph, point (f) GDPR.

2. STORAGE PERIOD

The Data specified above will be erased as soon as the knowledge of it is no longer necessary for the described purposes, if legal provisions do not prescribe storage for a longer period.

V. AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING

We don’t have any automated decision-making software tools in place.

VI. TRANSFER OF DATA TO EXTERNALS

GGB receives assistance from outside service providers for certain technical data analysis, processing or storage processes (e.g. to obtain aggregated, non-personal statistics from data bases or for the storage of backup copies). These service providers are carefully selected and meet high data protection and data security standards. They are obligated to maintain strict confidentiality and process personal data only when commissioned to do so by GGB and according to GGB’s instructions. The legal basis for the involvement of such service providers is Article 28 GDPR.

GGB cooperates with companies and other entities which provide specialized expertise with regard to special areas (e.g. tax consultants, legal counsel, accounting firms, logistics companies). These entities are either legally or contractually obliged to maintain confidentiality. If a transmission of personal data to these entities is necessary, the legal basis is, depending on the respective kind of cooperation, Article 6(1) first subparagraph 1 point (b) or, (f) GDPR.

Except in the cases set out in this Privacy Statement, GGB only transfers Data to third parties without the User’s explicit consent if so obliged by law or by administrative or judicial directive.

 

VII. PLACE OF DATA PROCESSING

The GGB website is hosted by Acquia,53 State St., 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, USA. The website host maintains the Data collected through the GGB website (including Cookies) on its servers located in the USA. Access to this Data is limited to employees of GGB and the website host.

In addition, the following companies may have access to Data:

Partfinder-Rackspace, 1 Fanatical Place, City of Windcrest, San Antonio, TX 78218, USA

Salesforce/Pardot-Salesforce Tower, 415 Mission Street, 3rd Floor San Fransisco, CA 94105, USA 

 

VIII. YOUR RIGHTS

If you would like to request detailed information on the processing of your personal data, you may contact GGB at any time. You may also ask to receive in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format the Data which you have provided to GGB or for such Data to be transferred to a third party. Should you establish that the Data stored about you is incorrect or incomplete, they may at any time require the immediate rectification or completion of such Data. Subject to the preconditions set out in Articles 17 and 18 GDPR, you may also require the erasure or restriction of processing of personal data. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority for GGB.

IX. EXTERNAL LINKS

Our website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website. If you click on a link to another website, you should also review that website’s privacy policy. 

 

X. CONTACT INFORMATION

You may contact GGB at any time regarding questions concerning GGB’s processing of personal data and the exercise of rights to which you are entitled in relation to such processing at the address listed above, or by email at ggb-dpo-us@ggbearings.com

 

GGB regularly reviews this privacy policy and may update it as necessary to comply with applicable laws, including GDPR. Any updates to the policy will appear on this website. This privacy policy was last updated on November 19, 2020. 

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