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This Visitor and CCTV 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 hosting you (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 Ltd and its subsidiary companies are responsible for your personal data. For applicable privacy and data protection laws, the primary controller of your data is the ABB subsidiary company, which is hosting you. Other subsidiary companies of ABB 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 and use personal data that concerns you in connection with your visit. We may collect the following categories of personal data:
- Identification data and business contact information, you share with us such as first name, last name, job/position/title, business email address, business address, telephone number, mobile telephone number, telefax number, private telephone number, gender, date of birth, vehicle license plate, number of a valid identification document
- Additional information you provide to us related to or during your visit such as logging details for facilities and locations, employee hosting, purpose of visit, records relating to your visit.
- Image and video recordings from closed circuit television system (CCTV) footage.
- Electronic identification data and information collected by the communications systems, IT applications and website browser (where visitor has access or is affected by such systems or applications) such as information technology usage (system access, IT and internet usage), device identifier (mobile device ID, PC ID), registration and login credentials, IP address, login data and log files, Analytics ID, time and url, searches, website registration and cookie data.
The below mentioned types of personal data are only collected and processed, if at all, in accordance with applicable local laws in your country of residence and where relevant depending on your visit.
- Data about criminal convictions and offences such as criminal background information to the extent required for the purposes of criminal background screening for granting access to the facilities.
- To the extent necessary to fulfil our obligations, data obtained from publicly accessible sources or which are legitimately transmitted by other third parties such as criminal and sanctions register data.
4. Why we use your personal data?
We may use your personal data as described above for the following purposes:
- visitor management, registration and visitor access management including related contact interaction and references on documents;
- health and safety management including medical emergencies;
- closed circuit television system (CCTV) capture for the purposes of public and staff safety, building security and crime prevention and detection;
- access control system providing electronically controlled ingress and/or egress for authorized individuals to locations that have access restrictions and a registry of personnel on site in case of emergencies;
- maintain and protect the security of products, facilities, services, systems, networks, computers and information, preventing and detecting security threats, and fraud or other criminal or malicious activities;
- monitoring and auditing compliance with ABB’s corporate policies, contractual obligations and legal requirements;
- carrying out audits, reviews and regulatory checks to meet obligations to regulators; and
- manage IT resources, including infrastructure management including data back-up, information systems’ support and service operations for application management, end user support, testing, maintenance, security (incident response, risk, vulnerability, breach response), master data and workplace including user accounts management, software licenses assignment, security and performance testing and business continuity.
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. What happens if you do not provide us with the information we had asked you for or if you ask us to stop processing your information
Where it concerns processing operations related to your visit at ABB (as described above), ABB will not be able to adequately ensure the safety of you and other persons in the facility and monitor the security of the facilities and generally perform the purposes described above without certain personal data. Although we cannot obligate you to share your personal data with us, please note that this then may have consequences which could affect your visit, such as not being able to allow you to enter certain or all ABB facilities and locations.
6. 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:
With regard to personal data concerning criminal convictions and offences, we will only process such data where such processing is permitted by applicable (local) law.
7. 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.
8. How long we keep your personal data
Based on mandatory legislation, ABB must keep certain personal data for a minimum period of time. We only keep your personal data for as long as necessary for the purposes described in this privacy notice. In general, personal data for visitor management is kept for the duration of 3 to 12 months. Certain personal data will be kept for longer period if required by local laws and regulatory requirements or to respond to legal claims. Some of ABB's buildings and sites use CCTV systems to monitor their inside and outside for security and operational purposes. We do not keep the footage for more than one month or for a shorter retention period required by the applicable local law, unless this is necessary, for example to handle a security incident.
At the same time, applicable data protection laws require that we do not keep personal data in an identifiable form for any longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the personal data is being processed. Through the setting of IT applications and policies we ensure that our keeping of your personal data is deleted or anonymized when we no longer need it.
9. Your data privacy rights
Depending on the jurisdiction in which you are located and in which your personal data is processed, you may have the following rights:
Please note that the rights described above are not absolute, and that your request cannot always be met entirely. For example, sometimes we cannot delete or restrict the processing of your personal data as we may have legal obligations or contractual obligations to keep certain such personal data.
You may request to enforce your data privacy rights at www.abb.com/privacy.
Contact and further information
If you have any questions about how we use your personal data or wish to make a complaint about how we handle it, you may contact our Group Data Protection Officer at email@example.com, or submit your complaint at www.abb.com/privacy.
Should you not be satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data against the law, you may also have the right to file a complaint with the Data Privacy Authority in your country of residence or work, or seek a remedy through the courts where you believe an infringement of data privacy laws may have taken place.
Date of publication: June 27, 2019