Like most website operators, Asetek collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Asetek’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Asetek’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Asetek may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Asetek also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Asetek does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to Asetek’s websites choose to interact with Asetek in ways that require Asetek to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Asetek gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Asetek does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Asetek discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Asetek’s behalf or to provide services available at Asetek’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Asetek’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Asetek will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Asetek discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Asetek believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Asetek, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Asetek website and have supplied your email address, Asetek may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Asetek and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Asetek takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Asetek A/S and its affiliated companies (“Asetek”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) recognize that privacy is very important to our stakeholders. We pledge to protect the security and privacy of any personal information that stakeholders provide to us. This includes names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and any information that can be linked to a specific individual.
U.S. – EU Safe Harbor / U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Statement
Asetek strives to collect, use and disclose personal information in a manner consistent with the laws of the countries in which it does business. For personal information of employees, consumers, customers, investors, and government officials that Asetek receives from Switzerland, the European Union and by extension the European Economic Area, Asetek has committed to handling such personal information in accordance with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Principles and the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. Asetek has certified that it adheres to Safe Harbor Privacy Principles (“Principles”) of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. Asetek’s Safe Harbor certification can be found at https://safeharbor.export.gov/list.aspx. For more information about the Safe Harbor Principles, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Website at www.export.gov/safeharbor.
If there is any conflict between the language in this Policy and the Principles, the Principles will govern. This Policy outlines our general procedures and practices for implementing the Principles, including the types of information we gather, how we use it, and the choices affected individuals have regarding our use of, and their ability to correct, that information.
This Policy applies to any personal information for which Asetek is a data controller. For purposes of this statement, “personal information” means information that: i) is transferred from the EU and/or Switzerland to the United States; ii) is recorded in any form; and iii) can be linked to and used to identify an individual. It does not apply to personal information pertaining to a specific individual from which that individual could not reasonably be identified.
Notice and Choice
To the extent permitted by the Principles, we reserve the right to process personal information in the course of providing professional services to our customers without the knowledge of individuals involved. We do not use personal information or sensitive personal information for any Third-Party Secondary Uses unless the individuals involved affirmatively choose to participate in such Secondary Uses.
Asetek does not disclose an individual’s personal information to third parties, except when one or more of the following conditions is true:
We have the individual’s permission to make the disclosure
The disclosure is required by law or professional standards
The personal information in question is publicly available
The disclosure is reasonably necessary for the establishment or defense of legal claims
Asetek takes appropriate physical, technical, and organizational measures to protect all personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, we cannot guarantee the security of personal information transmitted to Asetek via the Internet. Asetek takes significant efforts to prevent, but is not responsible for, unauthorized access by illegal means.
With respect to personal information for which Asetek is a data controller, if any, Asetek processes personal information only in ways compatible with the purpose for which the information was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for such purposes, Asetek will take reasonable steps to make sure that personal information is accurate, complete, current, and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use.
If an individual becomes aware that personal information we maintain as a data controller about that individual is inaccurate, or if an individual would like to update or review his or her personal information where we are a data controller, the individual may contact us using the contact information below. We will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete personal information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate. The individual will need to provide sufficient identifying personal information to confirm the individual’s identity. We may request additional identifying personal information as a security precaution. In addition, we may limit or deny access to personal information where providing such access would be unreasonably burdensome or expensive in the circumstances, or as otherwise permitted by the Safe Harbor Agreement.
Enforcement and Dispute Resolution
Asetek utilizes the self-assessment approach to assure its compliance with our privacy statement. Asetek periodically (annually, or more often) verifies that the policy is accurate, comprehensive, publicly available, completely implemented, and in conformity with the Principles of US-EU Safe Harbor and US-Swiss Safe Harbor.
Asetek will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this Policy.
With respect to any complaints relating to this Policy that cannot be resolved through our internal processes, we use the American Arbitration Association’s Safe Harbor dispute process, which can be found at http://www.adr.org. Any employee or contractor who we determine is in violation of our privacy policies will be subject to disciplinary process.
Privacy Statement Changes
Questions or comments regarding this Policy should be submitted to the Asetek Privacy by mail or e-mail as follows:
Attn: Peter Dam Madsen
9220 Aalborg East
Email: legal (at) asetek.com
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2015