This Privacy Notice ("Notice") applies to the ABB Group of companies, which means ABB Ltd, Switzerland and each entity in which ABB Ltd, Switzerland, directly or indirectly, has a majority holding or owns or controls the majority of voting rights. The ABB company that is identified as Controller (referred to as "ABB" or "we"), is responsible for the processing of your personal data and controls how it is used, in accordance with this Notice.
At ABB, respecting your data protection rights is a top priority. This Notice explains how we use personal data about you, how we process such data, and what rights you have regarding your personal data.
2. Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data?
ABB Management Services Ltd., Affolternstrasse 44, Zurich, 8050, Switzerland will be the “Controller” of your personal data – this company is responsible for the privacy of your data.
Other subsidiary companies of ABB as listed in the Section “Parties we share your personal data with (in and outside the EU and EEA or outside the country where the ABB company that controls your data is located)” may also receive and process your personal data, either in the capacity of controller or processor and this Notice applies equally to them.
3. The types of information we collect and use?
We collect the following categories of personal data, including:
- Personal email
- Business email
4. Why we use your personal data?
We use your personal data as described above for the following purposes:
- communicate with Business Partners about products, services and projects of ABB or Business Partners, e.g. by responding to inquiries or requests;
- promptly and directly inform the data subjects about newly published security advisories and notifications.
We only collect the personal data from you that we need for the above purposes. For statistical purposes, improvement of our services and testing of our IT systems we use as much as reasonably possible anonymized data. This means that these data can no longer (in)directly identify you or single you out as an individual.
5. The legal basis we rely on
We use your personal data for the purposes described in this notice based on one of the following legal bases, as applicable:
6. Parties we share your personal data with (in and outside the EU and EEA or outside the country where the ABB company that controls your data is located)
We only share your personal data with other ABB affiliates or third parties as necessary for the purposes described in the table below. Where we share your personal data with an affiliate or third party so that it is transferred to or becomes accessible from outside the European Union (“EU”) and the European Economic Area ("EEA") or outside the country where the ABB company that controls your data is located, we always put adequate safeguards in place to protect your personal data. Examples of these safeguards are an adequacy decision of the European Commission (read more here), Standard Contractual Clauses (read more here), Privacy Shield certification (read more here), and the Binding Corporate Rules that some of our suppliers have adopted (read more here). We have taken additional measures for the transfer of data from within to outside the EU, EEA and outside the country where the ABB company that controls your data is located to protect your personal data. If you would like an overview of the safeguards which are in place, please submit a request at www.abb.com/privacy.