Privacy

This policy sets forth JE's practice regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use this Website and the choices you have associated with that data (“Privacy Policy”).

We use your data to provide and improve this Website. By using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unless otherwise defined herein, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in JE's Terms of Use, accessible from www.johnsonelectric.com.

1. Collection of Data


JE collects several different types of information for various purposes in order to provide and improve the Website for your use.

Types of Data Collected

  • Personal Data
    While using the Website, JE may ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"), which may include, but is not limited to:
    • Email address
    • First name and last name
    • Phone number
    • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
    • Cookies and Usage Data

    Your Personal Data may be used to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email sent to you by JE.

  • Account Information
    When you first register with the Sites, you will be asked and prompted to enter certain information, such as your email address (which will be your user ID), password, telephone number, name, and address.

  • Use of Cookies
    A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used to collect information about your activity on the Sites. For example, when someone visits a page within the Sites, a cookie is placed on the user's machine (if the user accepts cookies) or is read if the user has visited the Sites previously. Cookies may also be used to track users across the Web. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but if you do, you may not be able to take advantage of the personalized features enjoyed by other users who visit the Sites. Some of the cookies we use may be flash cookies or Adobe cookies. Depending on your browser, these cookies may not be automatically deleted. Please check your browser to determine where these types of cookies are stored and how they may be deleted.

    For more information on cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.

  • Usage Information
    Usage Information refers to all information collected from the Sites such as what action has been applied to the Sites such as clicking logs; your registration details or how you may be using the Sites.

  • IP Address
    When you use the Sites, we may automatically log your IP address (the unique address which identifies your computer on the internet) which is automatically recognized by our server.

2. Use of Data


Specially JE uses your information for the purpose for which you provided it to us:
  • To notify you about changes to this Website
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of this Website when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the website
  • To monitor the usage of this Website
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which JE offers that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information

Where and as permitted under applicable law, JE may process your contact information for direct marketing purposes (e.g. trade show invitations, newsletters) and to carry out customer satisfactions surveys, in each case also by e-mail. You may object to the processing of your contact data for these purposes at any time by writing to webmaster@johnsonelectric.com or by using the opt-out mechanism provided in the respective communication you received.

3. Legal Basis under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


For a citizen or resident of a member country of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), the legal basis for collecting and using Personal Data described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data being collected and the specific context in which it is collected as described below:

JE may process your Personal Data because:
  • JE needs to perform a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing derives from JE's legitimate interests while your applicable rights are not
  • JE has to comply with applicable law

The legal basis for JE processing data about you is that such processing is necessary for the purposes of:
  • JE exercising its rights and performing its obligations in connection with any contract we make with you (Article 6 (1) (b) General Data Protection Regulation),
  • Compliance with JE’ legal obligations (Article 6 (1) (c) General Data Protection Regulation), and/or
  • Legitimate interests pursued by JE (Article 6 (1) (f) General Data Protection Regulation).

Generally the legitimate interest pursued by JE in relation to our use of your personal data is the efficient performance or management of our business relationship with you.

In some cases, we may ask if you consent to the relevant use of your personal data. In such cases, the legal basis for JE processing that data about you may (in addition or instead) be that you have consented (Article 6 (1) (a) General Data Protection Regulation).

4. Retention of Data


JE will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. JE will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if JE is required to retain your Personal Data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce legal agreements and policies.

JE will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of the Website, or JE is legally obligated to retain such data for longer time periods.

5. Transfer Of Data


Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Hong Kong and choose to provide your information to JE, please note that JE transfers the information provided by you through the Website, including your Personal Data if any, to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, PRC (“Hong Kong”) and process it in Hong Kong.

Your use of the Website under the JE Terms of Use followed by your submission of your personal information constitutes your unreserved agreement to this Privacy Policy in general and the transfer of data under this policy in particular.

JE will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

6. Disclosure Of Data


Legal Requirements

JE may disclose your Personal Data in good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to:
  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of JE
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Website
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Website or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

7. Security Of Data


We use reasonable technical and organisational methods to safeguard your information, for example, by password protecting (via usernames and passwords unique to you) certain parts of the Sites and by using SSL encryption and firewalls to protect against unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.

Whilst we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your information, you acknowledge that data transmissions over the internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any Personal Information that is transferred from you or to you via the internet and as such, any information you transfer to JE is done at your own risk.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

If we learn of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using these Sites or providing Personal Information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of these Sites. We may post a notice on our Sites if a security breach occurs. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

8. Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


If you are a citizen or resident of a member country of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. JE aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data JE holds about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us at dataprotection@johnsonelectric.com

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
  • The right to access. You have the right to request information concerning the personal information we hold that relates to you.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to your personal information being used for a particular purpose and you can exercise these rights, for example, via an unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that JE restricts the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information JE has on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where JE relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that JE may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in EU or EEA.

9. Service Providers, Plugins and Tools


JE may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate the Website, to provide the Website on our behalf, to perform website-related services or to assist us in analyzing how the Website is used ("Service Providers").

These Service Providers have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Social Media
JE may use social media plugins to enable a better user experience with the use of the Website

Youtube
JE uses the YouTube video platform operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. YouTube is a platform that enables playback of audio and video files.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by YouTube and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Guidelines.


Analytics
JE may use Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of the Website.

Google Analytics
JE uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behavior on the Website, please use this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.


IP Anonymization
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser Plugin
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.


Objecting to the Collection of Data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics. For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

Outsourced Data Processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic Data Collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Refusal of data collection".

Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed via an interface. Google Tag Manager only implements tags. This means that no cookies are set and no personal data is recorded. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags which, in turn, may record data. However, Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If tags have been disabled at the domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags if these are implemented with Google Tag Manager. You can find out more about Google Tag Manager by clicking the following link: http://www.google.de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.


Advertising
JE may use online marketing tool to display adverts on the Website.

DoubleClick by Google
This website also uses the online marketing tool DoubleClick by Google. DoubleClick uses cookies to serve ads that are relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads multiple times. Google uses a cookie ID to determine which ads are running in which browser and can prevent them from being displayed multiple times. In addition, DoubleClick uses cookie IDs to track conversions related to ad requests. For example, if a user sees a DoubleClick ad and later goes to the advertiser’s website with the same browser and buys something there. According to Google, DoubleClick cookies do not contain personally identifiable information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We have no control over the extent and further use of the data collected by the use of this tool by Google and therefore inform you to the best of our knowledge: By including DoubleClick, Google receives the information that you access the corresponding part of our website or clicked an ad from us. If you are registered with a service provided by Google, Google may associate the visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is a chance that the provider will find and store your IP address.

You can prevent participation in this tracking process in several ways: a) by adjusting your browser software accordingly, in particular, the suppression of third-party cookies will prevent you from receiving any third party advertisements; b) by disabling the cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com”, https://www.google.com/settings/ads, this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies; c) by deactivating the interest-based advertisements of the providers that are part of the “About Ads” self-regulation campaign via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices, this setting being deleted when you delete your cookies; d) by permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome under the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of this offer in full.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DS-GMO. To learn more about DoubleClick by Google, visit https://www.google.com/doubleclick and http://support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090, and Google’s privacy policy in general: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/ privacy. Alternatively, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) web site at http://www.networkadvertising.org. Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US Framework


Web Fonts
JE may use online web fonts to display display texts and fonts on the Website.

Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Newsletter
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

Newsletter Tracking
Newsletter tracking (also referred to as Web beacons or tracking pixels) is used if users have given their explicit prior consent. When the newsletter is dispatched, the external server can then record certain data related to the recipient, such as the time and date the newsletter is retrieved, the IP address or details regarding the e-mail program (client) used. The name of the image file is personalised for every email recipient by a unique ID being appended to it. The sender of the email notes which ID belongs to which email address and is thus able to determine which newsletter recipient has just opened the email when the image is called.

You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing to the newsletter. This can be done by sending an email to this effect to mailto:dataprotection@johnsonelectric.com. They can also remove themselves from the mailing list using the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

Cookie Compliance Solution
JE currently use a cookie solution provided by Optanon (https//www.optanon.com).

Optanon
By selecting the ‘Privacy Settings’ button available on each Website page, you can learn more about the cookies we use to enhance your Website experience, and you can choose not to allow some types of cookies to be set. However, please note that opting out of certain cookies may impact your Website experience, and certain services provided on our Website may no longer be available.

Recruitment
You can apply for a position within JE anywhere in the world via an online recruitment application system. By means of this recruitment application system, you can create a profile and apply for a specific vacancy. Via the use of this application and submission of related information, you can provide personal data to JE in connection with the recruiting process. JE and our service provider process personal data for recruitment purposes including organizing selection procedures and manage applications. We disclose your Personal Data to the following service provider:

Workable Software Limited
21a Kingly Street, Second Floor, London, W1B 5QA, UK
Additional information on Workable's commitment to protecting your privacy can be found at https://www.workable.com/privacy


10. Links To Other Sites


This Website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by JE. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. You’re advised to review the privacy policy of each non-JE site you decide to visit.

JE has no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

11. Changes To This Privacy Policy


JE may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Such changes will be posted on this page. The effective date of such changes will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on the Website, with an update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

12. Data Privacy Contact


You can reach our data protection officer at dataprotection@johnsonelectric.com.

13. Contact by E-mail or Contact Form


When you contact us by e-mail or through a contact form, we will store the data you provide (your e-mail address, possibly your name and telephone number) so we can answer your questions. Insofar as we use our contact form to request entries that are not required for contacting you, we have always marked these as optional. This information serves to substantiate your inquiry and improve the handling of your request. Your message may be linked to various actions taken by you on the JE website. Information collected will be solely used to provide you with support relating to your inquiry and better understand your feedback. A statement of this information is expressly provided on a voluntary basis and with your consent, art. 6 par. 1a GDPR. As far as this concerns information about communication channels (such as your e-mail address or telephone number), you also agree that we may also, where appropriate, contact you via this communication channel to answer your request. You may of course revoke this consent for the future at any time.

We delete the data that arises in this context after saving is no longer required, or limit processing if there are statutory retention requirements.