Datenschutzerklärung

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Datenschutzerklärung

Littelfuse is firmly committed to maintaining your privacy and strives to uphold the highest privacy standards. This Privacy Statement of Littelfuse, Inc. and its subsidiaries (together, “Littelfuse”) explains what information we gather about you, what we use that information for, and who we give that information to in order to continue to provide you with exceptional service. It sets out your rights in relation to your information and who you can contact for more information. If you have questions about how your personal data is used or handled, please contact us at dataprivacy@Littelfuse.com.

What is personal data?

Personal data is any information relating to a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, ID number, location data, IP address or other online identifier or to one or more other factors specific to the person's identity. For clarity, personal data includes personal data that is publicly available and excludes personal data that has been anonymized so it is no longer possible to re-identify a person from the information.

Scope

Littelfuse is strongly committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Statement describes how Littelfuse handles personal information collected through www.littelfuse.com (the “Website”), seminars, fairs, exhibitions, other events, and social media where people submit their personal information to Littelfuse.

Who is responsible for the correct processing of your information?

Littelfuse determines by what means and for what purposes it processes your personal data. As a result, Littelfuse is the controller of your personal data and therefore responsible for the correct processing of your information.

Third party links

The Littelfuse Website may link to third-party sites not controlled by Littelfuse and which do not operate under the same Littelfuse privacy practices. When you click on a link to third-party sites, the Littelfuse privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage you to review each third-party site's privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

How do we collect personal data about you?

When you use our Website, we collect personal data about you and your use of the Website, through cookies and analytics tools. We may also collect personal data such as your name, job title, company name, address, email address and telephone number either directly from you or by combining information we collect through other sources.

If you choose to sign up as part of the process you will be asked to provide us with personal information through a form. Information we collect may include: name, email, company name, city and country.

You may choose to provide demographic information to Littelfuse, for example, when signing up to receive Littelfuse news or responding to an online job application. If you choose to provide such information to us, the act of doing so constitutes your explicit consent, where such consent is necessary and valid under applicable law, to collect and use that information in the ways described in this Privacy Statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.

It is our policy to collect only minimum information required to complete your request. If the Website seeks non-mandatory personal information about you, you will be notified of this at the point of collection. If you believe a Website collected excessive information about you, please contact us to raise any concerns. 

How do we use your personal data?

When you provide personal information to us, we may use it for any of the purposes described in this Privacy Statement or as stated at the point of collection (or as obvious from the context of collection), including:

List of purposes for which we use your information:

  • to administer and manage the Website;
  • to sort and analyze user data;
  • to develop our businesses and services;
  • to provide customer support;
  • to process, evaluate and respond to requests, inquiries and applications;
  • to understand how visitors use the features and functions of our Website in order to improve the user experience;
  • to personalize and enrich your browsing experience by displaying content that is more likely to be relevant and of interest to you;
  • to conduct marketing and sales activities (including generating leads, pursuing marketing prospects, performing market research, determining and managing the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing campaigns and managing our brand);
  • to monitor and enforce compliance with our terms, including acceptable use policies; and/or 
  • any other purposes for which you provided the information to Littelfuse.

Our Website does not collect or compile personal data for sale to non-Littelfuse parties or for consumer marketing purposes.

Legitimate grounds for processing personal data

Your local law may require us to set out in this Privacy Statement the legal grounds on which we process your personal information.  In such cases, we rely on one or more of the following processing conditions:

  • our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services to you and in the effective and lawful operation of our businesses (provided these do not interfere with your rights);
  • to satisfy any legal and regulatory obligations to which we are subject;
  • to perform our obligations under a contract with you; or
  • where no other condition for processing is available, if you have explicitly consented to the processing of your personal data for the relevant purpose.

Security of personal information

We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal data form loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized persons are provided access to personally identifiable information collected via our Website; such individuals have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of this information.

Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal data, the transmission of data over the internet (including by e-mail) is never completely secure. We endeavor to protect personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to or by us.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that a website or online service saves on your device when you visit a website or use a product. It remembers your actions and preferences when you return or browse from one page to another. Littelfuse uses cookies on its Website. By clicking the I AGREE button, you provide consent to Littelfuse for the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you decline, your information won't be tracked when you visit Littelfuse's website. In diesem Fall wird ein einziger Cookie in Ihrem Browser gespeichert, der festhält, dass Ihre Präferenzen nicht gespeichert werden.

Littelfuse uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • Essential cookies

These are cookies which are needed for our website, applications, or services to function properly. For example, these cookies remember your preference not to be tracked and identify trusted web traffic.

  • Performance cookies and analytical technologies

These cookies collect information about how visitors and users use our website, applications, and services. These cookies enable us to improve our website, for instance, by ensuring that users are finding the required information. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor or user. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous.

  • Functionality cookies

These cookies allow our website, applications and services to remember choices you make (such as your preferred language) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

  • Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver advertising that may be relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. [HG1] 

Your rights

You may at any time revoke your permission given to us to use cookies. For this, you need to actively delete or block them by adjusting your browser settings. You may also visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally.

How do we transfer and store information about you?

Transfers within Littelfuse

As Littelfuse is a global organization with entities around the world, your personal information may be transferred to and stored outside the country where you are located. This includes countries outside the EU and/or the European Economic Area (EEA) and countries that do not have laws that provide specific protection for personal information.

Where we collect your personal information within the EU/EEA, transfer outside the EU/EEA will be only:

  • if the recipient is in a country (or a specified sector within a country – e.g. an organization under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield) that the European Commission recognizes as ensuring an adequate level of protection for personal data;
  • under standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission or other safeguards meeting the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation for transfers of personal data outside the EU/EEA.

Processing locations and transfers to third party service providers

Your information may also be transferred to service providers (third party service providers) to process it on Littelfuse's behalf. When we transfer personal data, we do so for the purposes for which the information has been submitted, for the purposes listed above under Use of Personal Information, for the administration and maintenance of the Website and associated systems, and/or other internal or administrative purposes. We also may transfer personal data to third party service providers of identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data backup, security, and storage services.

If you are in the EU/EEA, we will transfer your personal data to third party service providers outside the EU/EEA only:

  • if the recipient is in a country (or a specified sector within a country – e.g. an organization under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield) that the European Commission recognizes as ensuring an adequate level of protection for personal data.
  • under standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission or other safeguards meeting the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation for transfers of personal data outside the EEA.

We may also disclose your personal information to law enforcement, regulatory, and other government agencies and to professional bodies and other third parties, as required by and/or in accordance with applicable law or regulation. This includes disclosures outside the country where you are located. Littelfuse may also review and use your personal data to determine whether disclosure is required or permitted.

How long will we keep information about you?

We will retain your personal information on our systems only for as long as we need it given the purposes for which it was collected, or as required to do so by law in accordance with minimum statutory retention periods. We keep contact information (such as email list information) until a user unsubscribes or requests that we delete that information. If you choose to unsubscribe from Littelfuse communications, we may keep certain limited information about you so that we may honor your request.

Consent for marketing communications

We will only send you marketing communications and materials if you have provided consent for us to do so.

Unsubscribe

If you want to unsubscribe from Littelfuse marketing communications, you can click the Unsubscribe link found at the bottom of any Littelfuse marketing communications email sent to you or you can complete the online unsubscribe form. If you do not wish to receive emails or marketing communications from us, you can at any time contact us to request that such communications cease.

Rights in relation to your information

You may have certain rights under your local law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. You may have a right to access, rectification, erasure, restriction, objection and portability of personal data.

If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please contact us by sending an email to dataprivacy@littelfuse.com. We may charge for a request to access your information, if permitted by applicable law.

Acquisitions

Littelfuse may acquire companies that will transition to this Privacy Statement as part of an integration process. Please note that provisions of their existing privacy policies may remain active until the integration is complete. Please visit the privacy policies and statements of the acquired companies for more information about their terms of privacy and personal data protection.

Children’s personal information

The Website is designed for a general audience and is not directed to children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 16 through online channels. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 16, we will promptly delete the information from our records. If you believe that a child under the age of 16 may have provided us with personal information, please contact us at dataprivacy@littelfuse.com.

Contact us

Littelfuse welcomes your feedback. If you have any questions or complaints about this Privacy Statement or the way your personal data is processed on the Littelfuse Website, or would like to exercise one of your rights set out above, please contact us at dataprivacy@littelfuse.com.

You may also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection regulator.

Modifications

This Privacy Statement was last modified on August 8, 2018. We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time by publishing an updated version. The new modified Privacy Statement will apply from its revision date. Therefore, we encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically to be informed about how we protect your personal data.