Belden receives Personal Information in connection with the management and administration of its everyday business. Belden notifies Affected Parties about the purposes for 2 which their Personal Information is collected and used. Belden will use the information for business operations, employee development (as it relates to Switzerland-Based Parties), administration and planning, or when required in the course of judicial or administrative proceedings, subject to all nondisclosure safeguards available. Below are listed the general categories of third parties with whom Belden may share this Personal Information. Notice to Affected Parties will be provided before Belden uses the information for purposes other than for which it was collected, or before it discloses the information to categories of third parties not specified in this policy.
Belden gives its Affected Parties the opportunity to opt out from allowing Belden to disclose their Personal Information to a third parties other than those that are acting as agents of Belden or to use it for a purpose incompatible with the purpose for which it was originally collected or authorized. To exercise this opt out, an Affected Party should contact a human resources representative (if an employee) and the Belden General Counsel (if a Business Partner).
With respect to sensitive data (for example, political or religious beliefs, union membership, health matters), Belden will not share such information unless specifically authorized by the individual Affected Party.
TRANSFER TO THIRD PARTIES
Belden may share Personal Data with third parties that provide certain services to Belden, including but not limited to, outside accountants and lawyers, consultants and service providers. Prior to transferring Personal Data within the Belden Group, Belden will ensure that the protection and transfer of such Personal Data complies with the Privacy Shield Principles or, in the case of Switzerland-Based Parties human resources data, the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield.
Belden may transfer Personal Data to a third party acting as an agent for Belden by having the third party enter into an agreement with Belden in which the third party promises to provide the same level of protection as required by the Privacy Shield Principles or, in the case of Switzerland-Based Parties human resources data, the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield. If the third party agent does not comply with its privacy obligations, Belden will take commercially reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure of Personal Data. Belden acknowledges that it remains potentially liable under the Privacy Shield Principles for the actions of its agents.
Belden may also transfer Personal Data to a third party without your consent in response to requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, including, for example, if we are required to do so by law, regulation, subpoena, court order or any other government, judicial or regulatory process.
Belden takes reasonable measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. These measures include password 3 protection for online information systems and restricted access to Personal Data processed by Belden personnel.
Belden does not process Personal Information in a way that is incompatible with the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Belden will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is relevant for its intended use, accurate, complete and current.
Upon request, Belden will provide Affected Parties with reasonable access to Personal Information that it holds about them and will take reasonable steps to permit the Affected Parties to correct, amend, or delete any Personal Information which is inaccurate or incomplete.
An Affected Party who wants to have access to his or her Personal Information should provide a written request to Belden.
RECOURSE, ENFORCEMENT AND LIABILITY
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Belden commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquires or complaints regarding this policy should first contact Belden at:.
Belden General Counsel
1 North Brentwood Boulevard, 15th
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
Facsimile: +1 314-854-8001
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If a complaint regarding Belden’s use of Personal Information is raised by an Affected Party, Belden will investigate and try to resolve any dispute. Belden is further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to ICDR/AAA, and alternative dispute resolution provider in the United States. You may find more information about dispute resolution and how to file an arbitration claim with ICDR/AAA at http://info.adr.org/privacyshield
. The services of ICDR/AAA are provided at no cost to you.
Under certain conditions, individuals may invoke binding arbitration for complaints regarding Privacy Shield compliance that are not previously resolved by other Privacy Shield 4 mechanisms. Please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=ANNEX-I-introduction
for more information.
Belden complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles and the Swiss-U.S.-Privacy Shield as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Belden has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view Belden’s certification, please visit http://www.privacyshield.gov. Belden’s Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield application remains under review by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
To view a full list of Belden’s subsidiaries and affiliates covered under Belden’s Privacy Shield certification, please visit http://www.privacyshield.gov/list
Our Commitment to Privacy
Information Collection and Use
When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: (i) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis ("Personal Information"), and (ii) website use information collected on an aggregate basis through a website statistics program as you and others browse our website ("Use Information").
Personal Information which you may provide to us through use of the website includes, without limitation, your name, address, e-mail address, company affiliation, telephone number, and other similar information. From time to time our website may request additional information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose additional information that may be requested. Information requested via surveys and contests may include additional demographic information.
We use Personal Information for purposes of administering our business activities and providing customer service. The Personal Information you provide to us when filling out and submitting an online form or requesting us to contact you will be used for the purpose for which it was provided – such as contacting you or processing a request.
Occasionally, we may also use the Personal Information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. Any lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional company standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our customers' Personal Information. As a customer, you will be given the opportunity, after registration, to notify us of your desire not to receive any further e-mails from us.
Website Statistics Gathering; Cookies
From time to time Belden collects certain Use Information from our servers that relates to the use of our website, including but not limited to Internet Protocol addresses, Internet domain names, the web browser and operating system used to access the website, the files visited, the time spent in each file, and the time and date of each visit. We use this information to improve our website, for example by enhancing pages or features that are visited frequently, and on occasion we may share this information with our affiliates or other third party companies to provide them with an indication of the amount of interest in our website for advertising purposes and to help us plan for technical improvements.
Sharing Your Information
Belden may share Personal Information about visitors to our website among our corporate affiliates and subsidiary companies, and third party organizations that have been retained to perform services on behalf of Belden Inc. or one of our subsidiaries or affiliates for purposes related to the business of those affiliates, subsidiaries and organizations. We will not sell, rent or furnish your Personal Information to other unaffiliated organizations except as required by law or in connection with a subpoena or other judicial or governmental request for information.
We may also share your Personal Information with third parties under the following circumstances:
· When you consent to disclosure;
· To enforce or apply Belden's agreements or protect Belden and its rights,
· By operation of law, when such Personal Information is transferred as a part of sale of assets including the assets represented by this website; or
· In the event that Belden, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired outside of the ordinary course of business and such Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.
It is important to note that Belden's website contains links to other websites and that those other websites may not follow the same privacy policies as Belden. This includes links from advertisers, content providers and trade partners who may use our logo and/or style as part of a co-branding agreement. These other websites may collect data from you that Belden would not and may use that data in ways that Belden would not.
When you send Belden an e-mail transmission, the e-mail transmission is not guaranteed to be secure. Accordingly, e-mail transmissions are not necessarily protected from unauthorized access. Transmission of information via e-mail is at your own risk.
Children and Privacy
Belden does not knowingly collect information from or about children age 13 and under.
Correction/Updating of Personal Information
You can request access, and the opportunity to correct, any personal information maintained by Belden by contacting us as provided in this policy. We will comply with all appropriate and verified requests within a reasonable time. Please note that we may require additional information to verify your identity/the authenticity of your request.
Modifications to Our Privacy Policies
If you have any questions or would like additional information about Belden’s privacy practices, please do not hesitate to contact us as provided below:
Belden Legal Department
1 N. Brentwood Blvd., 15th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105
Facsimile: (314) 854-8001
Updated July 2017