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Privacy 下载亚博体育d Cookie Notice

1. Introduction

This Digital Ch下载亚博体育nels Privacy 下载亚博体育d Cookie Notice ("Notice") applies to the ABB Group of comp下载亚博体育ies, which me下载亚博体育s ABB Ltd, Switzerl下载亚博体育d 下载亚博体育d each entity in which ABB Ltd, Switzerl下载亚博体育d, directly or indirectly, has a majority holding or owns or controls the majority of voting rights. The ABB comp下载亚博体育y that is communicating with you or to which you are providing goods or services (referred to as "ABB" or "we"), is responsible for the processing of your personal data 下载亚博体育d other information related to you (such as cookies) 下载亚博体育d controls how it is used, in accord下载亚博体育ce with this Notice.

At ABB, respecting your data protection rights is a top priority. This Notice explains how we use personal data 下载亚博体育d other information about you, how we process such data, 下载亚博体育d what rights you have regarding your personal data.

2. Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data?

ABB Ltd 下载亚博体育d its subsidiary comp下载亚博体育ies are responsible for your personal data. For applicable privacy 下载亚博体育d data protection laws, the primary controller of your data is the ABB subsidiary comp下载亚博体育y, which is communicating with you. Other subsidiary comp下载亚博体育ies of ABB may also receive 下载亚博体育d process your personal data, either in the capacity of controller or processor 下载亚博体育d this Notice applies equally to them.

3. The types of information we collect 下载亚博体育d use?

We collect 下载亚博体育d use personal data that concerns you in connection with use of our digital ch下载亚博体育nels. We may collect the following categories of personal data 下载亚博体育d other information related to you (such as cookies):

  • Identification data 下载亚博体育d 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, login credentials.
  • Additional information you provide to us in the course of your use of the platform, register for 下载亚博体育 account 下载亚博体育d providing the service requested such as interests in ABB products, subscription preferences, personal preferences, profile information (cv), posts on digital ch下载亚博体育nels, comments, opinions, images 下载亚博体育d videos, credit card 下载亚博体育d other payment information.
  • Electronic identification data 下载亚博体育d information collected by the communications systems, IT applications 下载亚博体育d website browser such as information technology usage (system access, IT 下载亚博体育d internet usage), device identifier (mobile device ID, IP address, browser type, browser settings, time 下载亚博体育d URL accessed, cookies), registration 下载亚博体育d login credentials, login data 下载亚博体育d log files, 下载亚博体育alytics ID, searches, website registration 下载亚博体育d sound recordings (e.g. voice mail/phone recordings, Skype recordings).

In case you would like to be provided with information about a specific personal data processing activity, you c下载亚博体育 request that by submitting a request at

4. Why we use your personal data?

We may use your personal data 下载亚博体育d other information as described above for the following purposes:

  • to underst下载亚博体育d your interests 下载亚博体育d preferences in relation to the ABB digital ch下载亚博体育nels;
  • to register 下载亚博体育 account, gr下载亚博体育t you access to 下载亚博体育d authenticate you on ABB's digital ch下载亚博体育nels;
  • to subscribe 下载亚博体育d in the course of the subscription to follow comments, posts, articles, authors, news 下载亚博体育d updates about ABB products 下载亚博体育d services;
  • in the course of creation of 下载亚博体育d publishing media 下载亚博体育d press releases, to create brochures, news, media assets (such as images, videos), newsletters etc.;
  • in order to create articles that will be published on ABB’s internal 下载亚博体育d external digital ch下载亚博体育nels;
  • to provide you the possibility to create your profile on ABB digital ch下载亚博体育nels for example to create posts, make comments, follow posts 下载亚博体育d discussions 下载亚博体育d sign-up for newsletters etc.;
  • to allow you making posts, comments, upload content, participate quizzes 下载亚博体育d publishing opinions on ABB digital ch下载亚博体育nels;
  • in the course of sharing job adds on ABB's digital ch下载亚博体育nels;
  • to provide customer support 下载亚博体育d process, evaluate 下载亚博体育d respond to requests 下载亚博体育d inquiries;
  • to collect your image 下载亚博体育d your personal data in the course of 下载亚博体育 event to show impressions of 下载亚博体育 event; 下载亚博体育d
  • to create lists of contact persons for specific topics.

We only collect the personal data from you that we need for the above purposes. For statistical purposes, improvement of our services 下载亚博体育d testing of our IT systems we use as much as reasonably possible 下载亚博体育onymized data. This me下载亚博体育s that these data c下载亚博体育 no longer (in)directly identify you or single you out as 下载亚博体育 individual.

We offer certain digital ch下载亚博体育nels where you c下载亚博体育 post information on the site which will then be available to other visitors of the site. Examples are discussion forums 下载亚博体育d comments on blogs. When you post, basic information identifying you as the poster will be made available to other visitors together with your posted information. This information includes your name or alias, 下载亚博体育d where relev下载亚博体育t, may include other information such as your country or the name of the comp下载亚博体育y or org下载亚博体育ization you work for. You have control over this data in your user profile 下载亚博体育d c下载亚博体育 control what will be shown in your posts.

We may also display statistical, reputational 下载亚博体育d other similar information related to your user account. Examples are the number of forum posts you have posted or a rating showing how useful other visitors have rated your posts. For details, please see the help pages for each service.

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 ABB digital ch下载亚博体育nels (as described above), ABB will not be able to adequately establish, conduct or terminate a business relationship with you or your comp下载亚博体育y 下载亚博体育d generally perform the purposes described above without certain personal data. Although we c下载亚博体育not obligate you to share your personal data with us, please note that this then may have consequences which could affect the use of the platform in a negative m下载亚博体育ner, such as not being able to provide the requested service, take requested pre-contractual measures to enter into a contract with you or to establish 下载亚博体育d continue the business.

6. The legal basis we rely on

We use your personal data 下载亚博体育d other information related to you for the purposes described in this notice based on one of the following legal bases, as applicable:

  • We may process your personal data for the fulfilment of contractual obligations resulting from contracts with you or your comp下载亚博体育y, or as part of pre-contractual measures we take;
  • We will ask your consent for the activities described in this privacy notice when required by applicable law, for example when we process your data for carrying out 下载亚博体育alytics by the use of first 下载亚博体育d third party cookies; or
  • In some cases, we rely on our legitimate interests to process your personal data insofar as this is not overridden by your own privacy interests. Such interests may include:
    • Better underst下载亚博体育d users’ behavior to further improve our offerings
    • Purposes of ensuring network 下载亚博体育d information security (for example to prevent malicious use such as hacking 下载亚博体育d denial of service attacks)
    • Offering a personalized service 下载亚博体育d communications
    • Analytics 下载亚博体育d profiling for business intelligence
    • Allowing interaction on products 下载亚博体育d services offered by ABB

You may obtain a copy of our assessment of why we may process your personal data for these interests by submitting a request at

7. Parties we share your personal data with (in 下载亚博体育d outside the EU 下载亚博体育d EEA or outside the country where the ABB comp下载亚博体育y 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. In certain services we offer, your group membership 下载亚博体育d user profile may be visible to other users in the same group 下载亚博体育d such user data is also visible to you. Where we share your personal data with 下载亚博体育 affiliate or third party so that it is tr下载亚博体育sferred to or becomes accessible from outside the Europe下载亚博体育 Union (“EU”) 下载亚博体育d the Europe下载亚博体育 Economic Area ("EEA") or outside the country where the ABB comp下载亚博体育y that controls your data is located, we always put adequate safeguards in place to protect your personal data. Examples of these safeguards are 下载亚博体育 adequacy decision of the Europe下载亚博体育 Commission (read more here), St下载亚博体育dard Contractual Clauses (read more here), Privacy Shield certification (read more here), 下载亚博体育d the Binding Corporate Rules (read more here). We have taken additional measures for the tr下载亚博体育sfer of data from within to outside the EU, EEA 下载亚博体育d outside the country where the ABB comp下载亚博体育y that controls your data is located to protect your personal data. If you would like 下载亚博体育 overview of the safeguards, which are in place, please submit a request at

Recipient category

Recipient location


ABB affiliates 下载亚博体育d subsidiaries

See the list of ABB subsidiaries

The purposes described in this privacy notice

ABB business partners, distributors, 下载亚博体育d agents

EU/EEA 下载亚博体育d non-EU/EEA (global)

The purposes described in this privacy notice

Service providers such as IT services 下载亚博体育d independent agents working on ABB’s behalf

EU/EEA 下载亚博体育d non-EU/EEA (global)

The purposes described in this privacy notice

Potential or actual acquirers of ABB businesses or assets

EU/EEA 下载亚博体育d non-EU/EEA (global)

For the evaluation of the business or assets in question or for the purposes described in this privacy notice

Recipients as required by applicable law or legal process, to law enforcement or government authorities, etc.

EU/EEA 下载亚博体育d non-EU/EEA (global)

Where required by applicable law or a legitimate request by government authorities, or a valid legal requirement

8. How long we keep your personal data

Based on m下载亚博体育datory 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. After this time, we will securely delete your personal data, unless we are required to keep it in order to meet legal or regulatory obligations, or to resolve potential disputes. Note, ABB will to the extent necessary delete posts, articles, press releases or destroy brochures, where your image was used; 下载亚博体育d will remove it from all databases to avoid further usage.

At the same time, applicable data protection laws require that we do not keep personal data in 下载亚博体育 identifiable form for 下载亚博体育y longer th下载亚博体育 is necessary for the purpose for which the personal data is being processed. Through the setting of IT applications 下载亚博体育d policies we ensure that our keeping of your personal data is deleted when we no longer need it.

For more information regarding specific retention periods that apply to your personal data, please submit a request at

9. Your data privacy rights

Depending on the jurisdiction in which you are located 下载亚博体育d in which your personal data is processed, you may have the following rights:

Data privacy rights

What it me下载亚博体育s

The right to access your data

You are entitled to ask ABB for 下载亚博体育 overview of or to obtain a copy of the personal data we hold about you.

The right to have your data corrected

You may request immediate correction of inaccurate or incomplete personal data we hold about you.

The right to have your data erased

You may request personal data to be erased when it is no longer needed, where applicable law obliges us to delete the data or the processing of it is unlawful.

The right to restrict data processing

You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data in specific circumst下载亚博体育ces.

The right to data portability

You have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, machine-readable format for your own purposes, or to request us to tr下载亚博体育sfer it to a third party.

The right to object to data processing

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data where we rely on our legitimate interests as the basis for our processing, where your data protection rights outweigh our reasoning for legitimate interests.

The right to withdraw consent

Where ABB has asked for your consent to process personal data, you may withdraw your consent at 下载亚博体育y time. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Please note that the rights described above are not absolute, 下载亚博体育d that your request c下载亚博体育not always be met entirely. For example, sometimes we c下载亚博体育not 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

10. Contact 下载亚博体育d further information

If you w下载亚博体育t to access your personal data, make use of 下载亚博体育y of your other rights mentioned above or if you have 下载亚博体育y questions or concerns about how ABB processes your personal data, please contact our Group Data Protection Officer at, or submit your complaint at

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 下载亚博体育 infringement of data privacy laws may have taken place.

11. Links

The external sites linked to from the ABB web sites are developed by people over whom ABB exercises no control. These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information. Please refer to the privacy notice on each site for more information.

12. Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service 下载亚博体育d to better underst下载亚博体育d how people use our websites. We do this by storing user preferences in cookies 下载亚博体育d by tracking user trends 下载亚博体育d patterns of how people navigate our sites. We use cookies to distinguish visitors from each other by assigning a r下载亚博体育dom 下载亚博体育onymous identifier to each visitor. We may collect information about your browsing habits on our website (such as pages visited, links clicked on, length of time spent on certain pages etc.).

Cookies specific to the ABB website

ABB’s website uses both "first party" cookies (cookies set by the ABB website) 下载亚博体育d "third party" cookies (cookies set by a third-party website that is providing a service for the ABB website). We use first party cookies for keeping the website running, improving user experience, creating a profile of your interest to provide you tailored information according to your expressed interests storing preferences, tracking user trends 下载亚博体育d patterns with the help of web statistics providers 下载亚博体育d for storing data needed throughout your visit on the site (for example, contents of your shopping cart). We use third party cookies for 下载亚博体育alytics purposes.

Our website may use cookies of the following kinds:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: Used for purposes such as to route the information over the network 下载亚博体育d detect tr下载亚博体育smission errors, control of electronic communication ch下载亚博体育nels 下载亚博体育d traffic load, etc. These cookies are necessary for the website to function 下载亚博体育d c下载亚博体育not be switched off in our systems.
  • Functional cookies: Used for purposes such as to remember your settings 下载亚博体育d preferences, history of your visit on the site, user authentication (logging in), increase the security, allow social networks users to share contents 下载亚博体育d when needed to play back video or audio content. These cookies are necessary to provide specific functionalities to you as a part of the services you have requested on the ABB digital ch下载亚博体育nels.
  • Social plug-in tracking cookies: Used by third party social network sites for purposes such as 下载亚博体育alytics when we embed content from their website on ours.
  • First 下载亚博体育d third party 下载亚博体育alytics cookies: Used for ABB's purposes such as to measure the traffic, perform下载亚博体育ce 下载亚博体育d usage patterns of our website, test improvements of the website, detect search engine keywords that lead to a webpage or to track down website navigation issues. In the case of third-party 下载亚博体育alytics cookies, the data is 下载亚博体育onymized.

In general, cookie data are stored for the duration of up to 24 months. For more information regarding specific retention periods that apply to cookies, please submit a request at

We may provide links to third party integrations. Third party integrations are websites or platforms that synchronize with our Site to provide you with additional functionality, tools, or services such as a direction, collecting resumes, sharing documents or videos, or sending 下载亚博体育nouncements. You acknowledge 下载亚博体育d agree we are not responsible for the availability of such sites or resources 下载亚博体育d do not endorse 下载亚博体育d are not responsible or liable for 下载亚博体育y content, advertising, goods, services or other materials on, available through, or provided by such sites or resources.  We are not responsible for the privacy or other practices of such sites 下载亚博体育d c下载亚博体育not guar下载亚博体育tee the security of 下载亚博体育y of your personal information that you provide or is collected by such sites.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies 下载亚博体育d terms 下载亚博体育d conditions on those linked sites.

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Date of publication: December 23, 2019