The Internet is generally not a secure environment. You acknowledge that the Internet is an open network and can be accessed by anybody. Schindler treats Personal Information in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
2. What information do we collect about you?
We collect Personal Information that you provide or make available to us (e.g. by way of e-mail or registration form) or that is needed to provide and/or improve our services to you, to contact you, to conduct research, and to provide internal reporting.
We collect Personal Information about you when you register with us (i.e. by registration form, signing up for a newsletter) or when you voluntarily complete for example customer surveys, provide feedback, participate in competitions or apply for job vacancies by posting your curriculum vitae (CV) on our on-line recruitment Sites.
If you choose to withhold any Personal Information requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to or use certain parts, services or functions of the Sites and for us to respond to your query.
Finally, by using our website, certain technical and other information is automatically disclosed by your computer to and logged by us (such as your network address, the type of your browser, the site that referred you to our site) for operational and security purposes, and to better understand the usage of our websites.
3. How will we use the information about you?
Further we may use your Personal Information to provide you with information about products or services you may request. We also may use it to market products and services which we think may be of interest to you (including by way of e-mail), or to communicate with you. If you wish to opt-out from receiving such communication, please inform email@example.com.
Any communication or material you transmit to Schindler by electronic mail or other electronic device, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like will be treated as non-confidential and non proprietary. You agree that Schindler may use such communication or material for the purposes outlined above.
4. Information sharing | Data transfer abroad
Your Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties if we are required to do so because of applicable law, legal proceedings or responding to court, law enforcement, governmental or other legal requests, or if such disclosure is otherwise necessary in support of any criminal or other legal investigation or proceeding here or abroad, or because of an overriding interest of Schindler. We will not rent or sell your Personal Information to third parties.
Your Personal Information may also be disclosed to third parties, including abroad, who act for us or on our behalf, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected. Your Personal Information may be lawfully processed by third parties for services delivery (e.g. evaluating the usefulness of the Sites, marketing, data management or technical support). These third parties may only process your Personal Information in the same way as Schindler is permitted to process it.
5. Links to other websites
When you visit one of our Sites, we may store some data on your computer in the form of a “cookie”. A “cookie” is a small piece of text that a website places in the cookie file of your browser and that allows the Sites to recognize your personal computer next time you visit the Sites.
This means that when you visit one of our Sites, our web server automatically records your IP address, the website from which you came onto our Sites and the type of browser software you are using. It also records which Sites you visit, on what date and for how long. Such information is used to help us improve the contents of the Sites and to compile, for internal and market research purposes, anonymous aggregated statistics about the use of our Sites.
Please ensure that your computer setting reflects whether you accept cookies or have disabled or deactivated them. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting such tracking technology, or you can also set it to refuse such devices. The specific instructions can be found in the manual of your browser. However, please be aware that disabling or deactivating of such devices may result in a reduced availability of the services provided by our Sites, or parts of our Sites may no longer function correctly.
For further information on cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.
7. Social Media Plugins
Social Bookmarks (for example Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn) allow users of certain social media platforms to post links of selected Schindler Sites on their corresponding social media profile in order to bookmark them or share them with their social media contacts.
Schindler Sites may contain Social Bookmarks which are identifiable by means of respective share buttons. Opening one of our Sites may result in Social Bookmarks setting cookies on your computer and, if you have subscribed to a social media platform, permit its operators to track your usage of the Sites, unless you have disabled or deactivated the acceptance and storage of cookies in your browser settings.
If you use “share” buttons on our Sites you will be directed to websites controlled by AddThis and ShareThis. We have no control over the cookies that AddThis and ShareThis set when you use their services. However, you can opt out of addthis.com cookies and sharethis.com cookies.
If you use Social Bookmarks you will be sending identifiable information to the respective social media platform. Any comments or activity arising from persons using Social Bookmarks is not controlled or endorsed by Schindler and Schindler shall not be held responsible or liable for such. Persons who share Schindler’s content via Social Bookmarks are not authorized to speak for or represent Schindler. Their views and opinions must be strictly regarded as their own and not Schindler’s.
8. Web analytics | Opt-out
Our Sites use the technologies of the web analytics tool Adobe SiteCatalyst® to collect non-identifiable and to aggregate information to improve the contents of our Sites or to compile, for internal and market research purposes, anonymous aggregated statistics about individuals using our Sites.
If you do not wish to have your visits on our Sites tracked by Adobe SiteCatalyst®, you can opt-out by using the following Link: Opt-out of from web analytics
9. Security measures to protect your Personal Information
Schindler uses appropriate security measures in order to reasonably protect your Personal Information against unauthorized access or alteration, accidental or intentional manipulation, loss and destruction.
11. How to contact us
Last update: June 2013