Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Weidmuller Ltd. Canada is happy to welcome you to our website. Data protection and data security while using our website are very important to us. We would therefore like to inform you about the data we collect during your visit to our website, and the purpose for which it is used. As a Weidmüller group company, Weidmuller Ltd. Canada privacy policies will comply with the requirements of GDPR as required by law. See https://www.weidmueller.com/int/

As legislative amendments or changes to our internal company processes may make it necessary to amend this privacy statement, please read through this privacy statement regularly.

1. Scope of application

1. Scope of application

This privacy statement applies to the Weidmuller website accessible under the domain www.weidmuller.ca and the various sub-domains (hereinafter referred to as “our website”).

2. Collection of personal information

2. Collection of personal information

Personal information is collected only when users provide this information themselves, for example in the course of registration, when completing forms or when ordering information material. Weidmuller uses this information to respond to inquiries or requests and to provide users with information on Weidmuller's products, services or offerings in general. Personal information is not made available to third parties outside of the scope of Weidmuller's newsletter, either for commercial or non-commercial purposes. You can at any time revoke the consent to save and use your personal information with subsequent effect. Please note if you revoke your consent for Weidmuller to use your personal information, Weidmuller will be prohibited from sending you the newsletter or any other sales offering. Please communicate your preference to marketing_can@weidmuller.com or write us at: Weidmuller Ltd., 10 Spy Court, Markham, Ontario L3R 5H6 Canada

Users have the right to receive, upon written request and free of charge, a summary of the personal information stored under their own individual or user name (i.e., email address or screen name). Users also are entitled by law to have their personal information corrected, locked or deleted. Please communicate your preference accordingly to: marketing_can@weidmuller.com or write us at: Weidmuller Ltd., 10 Spy Court, Markham, Ontario L3R 5H6 Canada

3. Storage of Access Data

3. Storage of Access Data

Every time a user accesses Weidmuller’s website or clicks a link to open a file, the following data may be collected:

  • host
  • user's IP address
  • name (where applicable)
  • date and time of access
  • method of access (get/post)
  • request
  • protocol (e.g. http)
  • status (e.g. error messages)
  • data volume downloaded
  • referrer
  • user's browser and operating system
For the purposes of the technical provision of our website, we have to process this information that is automatically transmitted by you so that your browser can display our website and you can use the website.This information is recorded automatically and stored in our server log files whenever our website is accessed. The information is not made available to or shared with third parties, either for commercial nor non-commercial purposes, except as noted below.

4. Newsletter registration

4. Newsletter registration

If you sign up to receive our newsletter, the information you provide will be used primarily for this purpose.

You must specify your e-mail address to sign up for the newsletter service. To ensure that the registration process was in fact initiated by the actual owner of an e-mail address, we employ the “double opt-in” process, which allows us to document that the newsletter was ordered and a confirmation e-mail was sent and replied to. This is all the information that is collected by Weidmuller. Once received, your e-mail address will only be used for this express purpose. Other third parties will not be involved. You can at any time revoke the consent to save your personal information and/or the use of it for newsletter distribution. A corresponding link is placed at the bottom of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send us an e-mail at marketing_can@weidmuller.com communicating your desire to cancel your newsletter subscription.

5. Product request

5. Product request

You can submit product requests on our website. To do so, we process your name, email address, telephone number, address and name of your company. You can also voluntarily give the title of the request or questions, preferences or suggestions. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we will be unable to meet your product request or only meet it in part.

Your data is deleted after your product request has been processed in full. Data may continue to be stored in individual cases where this is prescribed by law.

The data processing previously described for the purpose of processing your product request is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

6. Catalogue request

6. Catalogue request

In order to request our catalogue containing information on our products, in addition to your consent, you will also need to provide us with your name, the name of your company and your address in order for us to send you the catalogue. The specification of your email address is voluntary. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we may not be able to send you our catalogue.

No data is passed on to third parties. Your data is stored until you have revoked your consent. You have the right to revoke your consent to this data processing, which is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, at any time and without providing reasons. In this case, we will not carry out any further processing of your personal data. You can revoke your consent by email to:marketing_can@weidmuller.com or write us at: Weidmuller Ltd., 10 Spy Court, Markham, Ontario L3R 5H6 Canada

7. White paper

7. White paper

In order to request our white paper with information on our products, you will need to provide us with your first name and surname, your company name, your country of residence and your e-mail address.

When you order the white paper, your e-mail address will be used for the one-off dispatch of the white paper of your choice.

The identification of your e-mail address is performed using the double opt-in procedure. This means that once your data has been processed, you will receive a separate confirmation e-mail. Only after clicking on the link contained in the e-mail will you receive the white paper. We will also save your IP address and the date of your registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to verify your registration and, where applicable, to be in a position to resolve any misuse of your personal data. No data is passed on to third parties. Your data is saved until you have revoked this consent. You have the right to revoke your consent to this data processing, which is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, at any time and without providing reasons. In this case, we will not carry out any further processing of your personal data. You can revoke your consent by e-mail to marketing_can@weidmuller.com or write us at: Weidmuller Ltd., 10 Spy Court, Markham, Ontario L3R 5H6 Canada All e-mails also contain an unsubscribe link, which, when confirmed, serves to revoke your consent.

8. Ordering samples

8. Ordering samples

We process the data you have given us for ordering samples solely for the purposes of meeting and handling your order. Your data is deleted as soon as your order has been completed in full. Data may continue to be stored in individual cases where this is prescribed by law. Your data is transferred to the shipping company to which we outsource the delivery of your order, if this is required in order to deliver the goods.

If you would like to order a RockStar® ModuPlug, we process your name, address, email address, telephone number and name of your company. Furthermore, you may voluntarily give us a description of your request, your comments, preferences or suggestions. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we will be unable to complete the ordering of samples or only complete it in part.

The data processing previously described for the purposes of processing your ordering of samples is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

9. Download link

9. Download link

If you wish to submit a request on our website for a download link to test M-Print® PRO eCAD, we will need your first name and surname, your company name and your e-mail address in order to carry out this process.

The identification of your e-mail address is performed using the double opt-in procedure. This means that once your data has been processed, you will receive a separate confirmation e-mail. Only after clicking on the link contained in the e-mail will you receive the ordered sample. We will also save your IP address and the date of your registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to verify your registration and, where applicable, to be in a position to resolve any misuse of your personal data. No data is passed on to third parties.

The data processing previously described for the purpose of sending the link is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b, f) of the GDPR.

10. Webinar

10. Webinar

We also provide a webinar on our website. In order to use the webinar, you will firstly need to register. We process your name and email address for registration purposes and for carrying out the webinar. You can also voluntarily provide the name of your company and your address. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we will be unable to offer you a webinar.

We use the processed data to create a customisable user account for you, which you can use to access webinar content and services. We delete your data as soon as registration is cancelled or amended. Data may continue to be stored in individual cases where this is prescribed by law.

The data processing previously described for the purposes of carrying out a webinar is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR

11. Advertising for our own, similar goods or services

11. Advertising for our own, similar goods or services

Even without your consent, you may receive information and advertising from us if we have received your email address in connection with a product or service provided by us. In this case, we reserve the right to inform you about our own, similar goods or services if applicable. You have the right to object to this promotional contact at any time and without providing reasons. To do so, you can either email your objection to datenschutz@weidmueller.de or marketing_can@weidmueller.com or use the unsubscribe link at the end of every email. We assure you that your data will not be passed on to third parties. We only reserve the right to pass on the email address internally to companies of the Weidmüller Group for the same purpose.

The legal basis for the processing of your email address is Art. 7 (3) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

12. Cookies

12. Cookies

The following section provides detailed descriptions of data-processing operations that are performed within the framework of the use of cookies.

12.1. Use of cookies/usage profile

12.1. Use of cookies/usage profile

We use cookies (small text files with configuration information). Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser from our web server when you visit our internet sites and are kept on your computer for subsequent retrieval. We only use session cookies (also known as temporary cookies), i.e. those that are only stored temporarily for the duration of your visit to our internet sites.

These cookies are used, in particular, to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our websites and to continue to identify your computer during a visit to our internet presence when you switch from one of our websites to another of our websites, and to be able to determine the end of your visit. This lets us know which area of our websites and which other websites our users have visited. This usage data does not allow any indication of the user's identity. None of the anonymised usage data collected is merged with your personal data and all data is immediately deleted at the end of the statistical evaluation. The cookies are deleted at the end of the session as soon as you close your browser.

Most browsers are pre-configured to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the saving of cookies or configure your browser to notify you before cookies are stored. Users who do not accept cookies may not be able to access certain areas of our websites or only some of them.

12.2. Legal basis

12.2. Legal basis

The legal basis for the processing of the following data-processing operations is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in presenting a website to you that stores your personal settings and makes it easier for you to visit our website. To do so, it is important for us to find out how we can optimise our website by using different cookies.

12.3. Configuration of browser settings

12.3. Configuration of browser settings

Most browsers are pre-configured to accept cookies by default. However, you can configure your browser so that it only accepts certain cookies or even none at all. You can also delete the cookies that are already in your browser through your browser settings. Furthermore, you can set your browser to notify you before cookies are stored. As different browsers can vary in how they function, please use the help menu in your browser to determine configuration options.

If you would like to have a comprehensive overview of all third-party access on your internet browser, we recommend that you install a plug-in that has been specifically developed for that purpose.

12.4. Google Ads

12.4. Google Ads

We use Google Ads technology, specifically conversion tracking. Google conversion tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, US. If you click on an ad activated by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your PC. The cookies are valid for 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website before the cookie has expired, we and Google can recognise that you have clicked on a specific ad and were forwarded to this page. We receive a different cookie every time. It is therefore not possible to track cookies through our website.

The data collected with conversion cookies is used to compile conversion statistics for us using conversion tracking. In this process, we learn about the number of users who have clicked on our ad and were then forwarded to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information that can identify users personally.

If you do not wish to take part in conversion tracking, you can prevent this by changing a corresponding setting in your browser so as to generally prevent the installation of cookies, for example. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to only block cookies from the “googleadservices.com” web address.

12.5. Google Analytics

12.5. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser.

For further information please visit: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html

13. Integration of social plug-ins

13. Integration of social plug-ins

Social plug-ins from the social networks Facebook ( Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA), Google+ (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA) and Twitter (Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA) are included on our websites. These services are offered by the respective company (“provider”). The social plug-ins used on our websites are identified by the respective buttons. On the basis of the data transmitted via the social plug-ins to the respective service, the service may be able to correlate you with your associated account. To enhance the protection of your data on our website, social plug-ins are integrated using a method known as the “two-click solution”. This ensures that on accessing one of our websites containing social plug-ins, no automatic connection is established with the servers of the respective provider.

Activation of the respective social plug-in function takes place in two stages. To activate a social plug-in, you firstly have to click on the link on our website. This then activates the social plug-in and your browser initiates a connection to the servers of the respective provider. With a second click, you can interact with the social plug-in and send your recommendation, for example. If you are already logged in to one of the social networks, the providers can directly correlate the visit to this website with your profile. If you click on and interact with the social plug-ins, the relevant information is also sent directly to one of the provider’s servers, where it is stored. The information may also be published on the social network and appear there under your contacts. Should you wish to prevent the direct correlation of data collected via our website with your profile, you will need to log out of your account with the respective provider prior to visiting our websites.

Details about the extent and purpose of data collection by the respective service as well as the processing and use of your data can be found in the privacy statement on the service website. You will also find further information on your data protection rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy.

a) Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084

b) Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-GB

c) Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA

https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Activation of the respective social plug-in function takes place in two stages. To activate a social plug-in, you firstly have to click on the link on our website. This then activates the social plug-in and your browser initiates a connection to the servers of the respective provider. With a second click, you can interact with the social plug-in and send your recommendation, for example. If you are already logged in to one of the social networks, the providers can directly correlate the visit to this website with your profile. If you click on and interact with the social plug-ins, the relevant information is also sent directly to one of the provider’s servers, where it is stored. The information may also be published on the social network and appear there under your contacts. Should you wish to prevent the direct correlation of data collected via our website with your profile, you will need to log out of your account with the respective provider prior to visiting our websites.

Details about the extent and purpose of data collection by the respective service as well as the processing and use of your data can be found in the privacy statement on the service website. You will also find further information on your data protection rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy.

a) Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA https://www.facebook.com/policy.php https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084

b) Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=d

c) Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA https://twitter.com/privacy

13.1. Use of YouTube videos

13.1. Use of YouTube videos

We use embedded YouTube videos in the extended data protection mode. YouTube is a service from Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. YouTube makes this extended data protection mode available, thereby ensuring that YouTube does not save any cookies with personal data on your computer. The IP address is transferred when calling up the website and embedding the video. This address cannot be correlated, provided you have not logged into YouTube or another Google service prior to calling up the site or you are not permanently logged in. As soon as you click on an embedded video to start playback, the extended data protection mode means that YouTube only saves cookies on your computer that contain no personally identifiable data. These cookies can be prevented with the relevant browser settings and extensions (source: YouTube “Activate the extended data protection mode for embedded videos”).

Further information on embedding YouTube videos can be found at: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en

14. Security measures to protect saved data

14. Security measures to protect saved data

To prevent loss or misuse of the data we save, we take comprehensive technical and organisational safety precautions, which are regularly reviewed and updated in keeping with the latest technological advances. However, you should be aware that the Internet is structured in such a way that data protection rules or the above security measures may not be observed by other persons or organisations outside our sphere of influence. In particular, it is possible for unencrypted data to be read by third parties - if disclosed in an e-mail, for example. We have no technical influence over this. It is the responsibility of the user to protect from misuse any data made available either by way of encryption or by other methods.

15. External service providers

15. External service providers

We deploy service providers to render services and process your data concerning our services. The service providers process the data exclusively within the limits of our instructions and are obliged to comply with the applicable data protection legislation. All processors have been carefully selected and only receive access to your data to the extent and for the necessary period required for rendering the services, or to the extent of the data processing and use to which you have consented.

Service providers in countries such as the US or in countries outside the European Union and European Economic Area are subject to data protection that generally does not protect personal data to the same degree as is the case in the member states of the European Union. If your data is processed in a country which does not have an equivalent level of data protection as that recognised in the European Union, we ensure that your personal data is appropriately protected by means of contractual provisions or other acknowledged instruments.

16. Transmission of data to the following companies within the Weidmüller Group

16. Transmission of data to the following companies within the Weidmüller Group

As part of data-processing operations for which we have obtained your consent, your data will be transmitted to all companies within the Weidmüller Group for the same purposes. You can find out the companies involved in the Weidmüller Group by clicking on this link.