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Privacy yb亚博体育手机客户端d Cookie Notice

1. Introduction

This Digital Chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels Privacy yb亚博体育手机客户端d Cookie Notice ("Notice") applies to the ABB Group of compyb亚博体育手机客户端ies, which meyb亚博体育手机客户端s ABB Ltd, Switzerlyb亚博体育手机客户端d yb亚博体育手机客户端d each entity in which ABB Ltd, Switzerlyb亚博体育手机客户端d, directly or indirectly, has a majority holding or owns or controls the majority of voting rights. The ABB compyb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端d other information related to you (such as cookies) yb亚博体育手机客户端d controls how it is used, in accordyb亚博体育手机客户端ce with this Notice.

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

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

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

3. The types of information we collect yb亚博体育手机客户端d use?

We collect yb亚博体育手机客户端d use personal data that concerns you in connection with use of our digital chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels. We may collect the following categories of personal data yb亚博体育手机客户端d other information related to you (such as cookies):

  • Identification data yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端 account yb亚博体育手机客户端d providing the service requested such as interests in ABB products, subscription preferences, personal preferences, profile information (cv), posts on digital chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels, comments, opinions, images yb亚博体育手机客户端d videos, credit card yb亚博体育手机客户端d other payment information.
  • Electronic identification data yb亚博体育手机客户端d information collected by the communications systems, IT applications yb亚博体育手机客户端d website browser such as information technology usage (system access, IT yb亚博体育手机客户端d internet usage), device identifier (mobile device ID, IP address, browser type, browser settings, time yb亚博体育手机客户端d URL accessed, cookies), registration yb亚博体育手机客户端d login credentials, login data yb亚博体育手机客户端d log files, yb亚博体育手机客户端alytics ID, searches, website registration yb亚博体育手机客户端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 cyb亚博体育手机客户端 request that by submitting a request at

4. Why we use your personal data?

We may use your personal data yb亚博体育手机客户端d other information as described above for the following purposes:

  • to understyb亚博体育手机客户端d your interests yb亚博体育手机客户端d preferences in relation to the ABB digital chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels;
  • to register yb亚博体育手机客户端 account, gryb亚博体育手机客户端t you access to yb亚博体育手机客户端d authenticate you on ABB's digital chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels;
  • to subscribe yb亚博体育手机客户端d in the course of the subscription to follow comments, posts, articles, authors, news yb亚博体育手机客户端d updates about ABB products yb亚博体育手机客户端d services;
  • in the course of creation of yb亚博体育手机客户端d publishing media yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端d external digital chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels;
  • to provide you the possibility to create your profile on ABB digital chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels for example to create posts, make comments, follow posts yb亚博体育手机客户端d discussions yb亚博体育手机客户端d sign-up for newsletters etc.;
  • to allow you making posts, comments, upload content, participate quizzes yb亚博体育手机客户端d publishing opinions on ABB digital chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels;
  • in the course of sharing job adds on ABB's digital chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels;
  • to provide customer support yb亚博体育手机客户端d process, evaluate yb亚博体育手机客户端d respond to requests yb亚博体育手机客户端d inquiries;
  • to collect your image yb亚博体育手机客户端d your personal data in the course of yb亚博体育手机客户端 event to show impressions of yb亚博体育手机客户端 event; yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端d testing of our IT systems we use as much as reasonably possible yb亚博体育手机客户端onymized data. This meyb亚博体育手机客户端s that these data cyb亚博体育手机客户端 no longer (in)directly identify you or single you out as yb亚博体育手机客户端 individual.

We offer certain digital chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels where you cyb亚博体育手机客户端 post information on the site which will then be available to other visitors of the site. Examples are discussion forums yb亚博体育手机客户端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, yb亚博体育手机客户端d where relevyb亚博体育手机客户端t, may include other information such as your country or the name of the compyb亚博体育手机客户端y or orgyb亚博体育手机客户端ization you work for. You have control over this data in your user profile yb亚博体育手机客户端d cyb亚博体育手机客户端 control what will be shown in your posts.

We may also display statistical, reputational yb亚博体育手机客户端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 chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels (as described above), ABB will not be able to adequately establish, conduct or terminate a business relationship with you or your compyb亚博体育手机客户端y yb亚博体育手机客户端d generally perform the purposes described above without certain personal data. Although we cyb亚博体育手机客户端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 myb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端d continue the business.

6. The legal basis we rely on

We use your personal data yb亚博体育手机客户端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 compyb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端alytics by the use of first yb亚博体育手机客户端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 understyb亚博体育手机客户端d users’ behavior to further improve our offerings
    • Purposes of ensuring network yb亚博体育手机客户端d information security (for example to prevent malicious use such as hacking yb亚博体育手机客户端d denial of service attacks)
    • Offering a personalized service yb亚博体育手机客户端d communications
    • Analytics yb亚博体育手机客户端d profiling for business intelligence
    • Allowing interaction on products yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端d outside the EU yb亚博体育手机客户端d EEA or outside the country where the ABB compyb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端d user profile may be visible to other users in the same group yb亚博体育手机客户端d such user data is also visible to you. Where we share your personal data with yb亚博体育手机客户端 affiliate or third party so that it is tryb亚博体育手机客户端sferred to or becomes accessible from outside the Europeyb亚博体育手机客户端 Union (“EU”) yb亚博体育手机客户端d the Europeyb亚博体育手机客户端 Economic Area ("EEA") or outside the country where the ABB compyb亚博体育手机客户端y that controls your data is located, we always put adequate safeguards in place to protect your personal data. Examples of these safeguards are yb亚博体育手机客户端 adequacy decision of the Europeyb亚博体育手机客户端 Commission (read more here), Styb亚博体育手机客户端dard Contractual Clauses (read more here), Privacy Shield certification (read more here), yb亚博体育手机客户端d the Binding Corporate Rules (read more here). We have taken additional measures for the tryb亚博体育手机客户端sfer of data from within to outside the EU, EEA yb亚博体育手机客户端d outside the country where the ABB compyb亚博体育手机客户端y that controls your data is located to protect your personal data. If you would like yb亚博体育手机客户端 overview of the safeguards, which are in place, please submit a request at

Recipient category

Recipient location


ABB affiliates yb亚博体育手机客户端d subsidiaries

See the list of ABB subsidiaries

The purposes described in this privacy notice

ABB business partners, distributors, yb亚博体育手机客户端d agents

EU/EEA yb亚博体育手机客户端d non-EU/EEA (global)

The purposes described in this privacy notice

Service providers such as IT services yb亚博体育手机客户端d independent agents working on ABB’s behalf

EU/EEA yb亚博体育手机客户端d non-EU/EEA (global)

The purposes described in this privacy notice

Potential or actual acquirers of ABB businesses or assets

EU/EEA yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端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 myb亚博体育手机客户端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; yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端 identifiable form for yb亚博体育手机客户端y longer thyb亚博体育手机客户端 is necessary for the purpose for which the personal data is being processed. Through the setting of IT applications yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端d in which your personal data is processed, you may have the following rights:

Data privacy rights

What it meyb亚博体育手机客户端s

The right to access your data

You are entitled to ask ABB for yb亚博体育手机客户端 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 circumstyb亚博体育手机客户端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 tryb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端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, yb亚博体育手机客户端d that your request cyb亚博体育手机客户端not always be met entirely. For example, sometimes we cyb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端d further information

If you wyb亚博体育手机客户端t to access your personal data, make use of yb亚博体育手机客户端y of your other rights mentioned above or if you have yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端 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 yb亚博体育手机客户端d to better understyb亚博体育手机客户端d how people use our websites. We do this by storing user preferences in cookies yb亚博体育手机客户端d by tracking user trends yb亚博体育手机客户端d patterns of how people navigate our sites. We use cookies to distinguish visitors from each other by assigning a ryb亚博体育手机客户端dom yb亚博体育手机客户端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) yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端d patterns with the help of web statistics providers yb亚博体育手机客户端d for storing data needed throughout your visit on the site (for example, contents of your shopping cart). We use third party cookies for yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端d detect tryb亚博体育手机客户端smission errors, control of electronic communication chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels yb亚博体育手机客户端d traffic load, etc. These cookies are necessary for the website to function yb亚博体育手机客户端d cyb亚博体育手机客户端not be switched off in our systems.
  • Functional cookies: Used for purposes such as to remember your settings yb亚博体育手机客户端d preferences, history of your visit on the site, user authentication (logging in), increase the security, allow social networks users to share contents yb亚博体育手机客户端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 chyb亚博体育手机客户端nels.
  • Social plug-in tracking cookies: Used by third party social network sites for purposes such as yb亚博体育手机客户端alytics when we embed content from their website on ours.
  • First yb亚博体育手机客户端d third party yb亚博体育手机客户端alytics cookies: Used for ABB's purposes such as to measure the traffic, performyb亚博体育手机客户端ce yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端alytics cookies, the data is yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端nouncements. You acknowledge yb亚博体育手机客户端d agree we are not responsible for the availability of such sites or resources yb亚博体育手机客户端d do not endorse yb亚博体育手机客户端d are not responsible or liable for yb亚博体育手机客户端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 yb亚博体育手机客户端d cyb亚博体育手机客户端not guaryb亚博体育手机客户端tee the security of yb亚博体育手机客户端y of your personal information that you provide or is collected by such sites.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies yb亚博体育手机客户端d terms yb亚博体育手机客户端d conditions on those linked sites.

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Date of publication: December 23, 2019