Privacy Statement and Cookie Notice

Privacy Statement

Rieter Holding AG and each of its subsidiaries and companies (hereinafter referred to as "Rieter") are aware that the security of your personal data is an important issue when using the Rieter website. Rieter takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Personal data includes all information that identifies you (hereinafter referred to as "personal data").

This privacy statement provides information about which data Rieter collects and how Rieter uses and protects the collected data. It applies to any personal data that Rieter processes.

A. Definitions

"Personal data" means all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). Identifiable is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, particularly by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

"Controller" means the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. If the purposes and means of this processing are specified by Union or Member States law, the Controller or the specific criteria for his appointment may be provided for under Union or Member States law.

"Processing" refers to any process or series of processes carried out with or without the help of automated procedures relating to personal data, such as the collection, recording, organization, ordering, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, querying, use, disclosure through transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

B. Collection of Data

You can use the Rieter website without actively disclosing personal data. The active provision of personal data is not a requirement for using the Rieter website unless personal data are required for the supply of products or services on request. Nevertheless, Rieter collects certain data automatically or without your input from or about you in the course of normal visits to our website. The servers may automatically gather information such as "website usage information" as described below. Rieter (or Rieter’s service providers) may also use cookies and other tracking technologies (such as pixels, beacons and tags) to collect, store and track information about your site usage. This information is used to provide, improve and adapt Rieter's pages. For more information on how Rieter uses cookies and similar technologies, please refer to the Section Notes on Cookies.

The following information is automatically saved in the log data when you visit and access the Rieter website:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • Date
  • Time
  • Browser request
  • General information about your operating system and browser.

This data may be used to improve the content and usefulness of the website, understand your use of the website and tailor the content to you based on the information collected.

"Website usage information" includes but is not limited to the following:

  1. Your browser type, device type, operator (if applicable), device address, operating system, operating system address, IP address and the name of the domain from which you accessed the website
  2. Information about your region, continent, country, city, zip code, time zone, general location and
  3. Information about your surfing behavior on and through a website (also known as "clickstream" data), such as (a) the date and time of your visit to one of the websites, (b) the areas or pages of a website you visited, (c) the duration of your visit to a website, (d) the website or pages you visited before visiting a website, (e) the websites or pages you visit after leaving a website, (f) social plugins used for interacting on the Rieter website and (g) other similar website usage data.

The data collected from or about you automatically or without your input could lead to the identification of your person. However, Rieter will not use the data for this purpose.

In addition, you can provide personal data in various forms for requesting and receiving information about products and services. Such personal data will be used in all cases, based on your consent, to fulfill your request (e.g. placing an inquiry or an order, subscribing to newsletters, customer magazines, media releases, business reports, customer surveys, etc.).

Even if Rieter were able to combine the data provided by you with the data collected automatically or without the input from you, Rieter will not do so. Concerning the personal data that you provide (e.g. for products or services you have requested or for other purposes authorized by you), Rieter relies on technical and organizational means to ensure compliance with the applicable data security regulations.

C. Processing / transfer of personal data

The personal data collected according to the Section “Collection of data” remain with data processors or on servers acting on behalf of Rieter and for which Rieter is responsible. Rieter or its representatives will not pass on any personal data collected from you in any form for own use by third parties unless Rieter has received your prior consent or is legally obliged to do so. One exception to this concerns data collected from you on the Rieter website without your input by using cookies from third parties and related technologies. Third-party providers of cookies / related technologies may use your personal data for their own purposes and transfer such data to other jurisdictions (see the Section "Notes on cookies" by Rieter).

Rieter retains control of and responsibility for the use of all personal data processed by Rieter. Some of this information may be stored or processed on computers located in other jurisdictions, such as the United States where privacy laws may differ from the ones in the jurisdiction in which you live. In such cases, Rieter ensures that appropriate protective measures are in place.

D. Purposes of use / legal basis

The personal data you intentionally submit to Rieter will only be used for the purpose for which you provided such data (e.g. to supply requested products or services or for other purposes for which you have given your consent) unless otherwise required by law. The data collected from or about you automatically or without your input is occasionally used for statistical or other purposes (also by third-party providers of cookies and / or related technologies). See the notes on cookies by Rieter. When processing your personal data, we rely on your consent or we process your personal data to fulfill a contract, to comply with legal requirements or to safeguard our legitimate interests.

E. Security

Rieter uses technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized people. All personal data you provide to Rieter via the website are transmitted in encrypted form to prevent any misuse by third parties. Rieter's security measures are continuously reviewed and improved in the light of new technological developments.

F. Right to information, correction, deletion or restriction of processing, right to object to processing, right to data portability

Subject to applicable personal data privacy laws, you have the right to request from the controller (1) access to and (2) rectification or (3) deletion of your personal data or (4) restriction of the processing of your personal data, and you may (5) object to the processing of your personal data. You also have the right to (6) data portability.

Simply send an e-mail to the controller of your data dataprivacy(at)rieter.com or contact the controller at the address given in the Section "Contacts”.

G. Right to withdraw your consent at any time

You have the right to withdraw your consent to the future processing of your personal data at any time. However, this withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given before the withdrawal.

Also in this case: Simply send an e-mail to the controller of your data dataprivacy(at)rieter.com or contact the controller at the address given in the Section "Contacts”.

H. Data storage

Rieter stores personal data only for the period needed to provide the service you have requested or to which you have given your consent unless otherwise stipulated by law (e.g. in the case of a pending legal dispute). For data collected from you without your input, please refer to the notes on cookies by Rieter.

I. Right to complain to a supervisory authority

If you reside in the EU, you may have the right to complain to a supervisory authority if you do not consent to the processing of your personal data.

J. Contact details / Controller

If you have any problems or questions regarding your personal data, please contact the controller at Rieter Holding AG using the contact details below.

The controller for your personal data is:

Rieter Holding AG
Klosterstrasse 32
8406 Winterthur, Switzerland

+41 52 208 86 22
dataprivacy(at)rieter.com

The continuous development of the Internet requires an occasional adjustment of this privacy statement. Rieter reserves the right to make necessary changes.

NOTES ON COOKIES AND EMBEDDED CONTENT

This notice sets out Rieter's policies for data collected by cookies and locally shared objects from users and / or visitors to the websites, Rieter applications and other services on which this notice on cookies is posted.

Please also note Rieter’s Privacy Statement. The Privacy Statement governs the collection, use, disclosure, transmission and storage of information collected from users of and / or visitors to Rieter's website.

What are cookies?

Rieter uses cookies to improve the efficiency of the website’s individual use. A cookie is a small data file, saved on your computer or device when you access and / or use a website, that Rieter’s or a third-party server can read back later.

Cookies are used to detect your browser and allow Rieter to recognize you as the same user who visited Rieter's website in the past and associate your visit to Rieter's website with other information about you, such as your website usage information (see the Privacy Statement) or personal information collected through other means. Cookies can be "session cookies" (i.e. they only exist during a browser session) or "permanent" cookies (i.e. they remain on your device until they expire or are deleted).

Depending on their function and purpose, Rieter divides cookies into two categories: Essential (indispensable) cookies and analysis and marketing cookies.

What does Rieter use cookies for?

Rieter uses cookies for the following reasons:

 

Essential (indispensable) cookies

These cookies are necessary for the functionality of the website and cannot be blocked on the devices. They are usually only set in response to actions you have taken for requesting services, such as setting your privacy settings, logging in or filling out forms.

Rieter’s website only sets essential cookies to save the user's cookie settings and enable editors to access the backend.

 

Analysis and marketing cookies

These cookies allow Rieter to count visits and traffic sources to measure and improve the performance of the website. They help Rieter establish a ranking of visited pages and see how visitors navigate the website. All data collected by these cookies are aggregated and are therefore anonymous. If you block these cookies, Rieter will not know when you visited the Rieter website and cannot monitor the performance of cookies.

Google Analytics
The Rieter website uses Google Analytics, an analysis service from Google Inc., USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which allows an analysis of your use of the website. The data generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google uses this data to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity for the website operator and provide other services related to web and internet usage. Google may also disclose this data to third parties, provided that this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

You can prevent Google from collecting the data by adjusting your cookie settings for the Rieter website. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the future collection of data when you visit this website.

You can also object to the future collection and storage of the IP address and the data generated by cookies at any time. The relevant browser add-on can be downloaded under the following link and installed: Denial of consent for Google Analytics .

Further information on the use of data by Google, settings and objection options is available in Google's Privacy Policy.

Embedded external content

 

Google Maps

Rieter uses Google Maps, a service from Google, Inc., USA, to display its branches and agencies. As long as you are on a page of the Rieter website with Google Maps embedded, no data will be transmitted to Google. However, when you open Google Maps after leaving the Rieter website, Google Maps may collect and process personal data. For more information, please contact Google Inc.

 

YouTube

Rieter uses YouTube, a service from Google, Inc., USA, to show its latest product videos. The videos can be played on the website. As long as you are watching videos on the Rieter website, no data will be transmitted to Google. However, when you open YouTube after leaving the Rieter website, YouTube may collect and process personal data. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned to your account. If you do not want the data to be assigned, make sure that you log out of YouTube beforehand.

For more information on cookies and YouTube's privacy policy, please contact Google Inc.

 

YouKu

Rieter uses this service from Youku Tudou, Inc., a subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, to show its latest product videos on the Chinese website. The videos can be played on the website. As long as you are watching videos on the Rieter website, no data will be transmitted to YouKu. However, when you open YouKu after leaving the Rieter website, YouKu may collect and process personal data.

For more information on cookies and YouKu's privacy policy, please contact Alibaba Group Holding Limited.

 

Newsletter

Rieter uses Mailchimp (a service from The Rocket Science Group, LLC, USA) and EQS Cockpit (a service from EQS Group AG, Munich, Germany) to distribute Rieter News (newsletters, media releases, etc.). When registering and confirming to receive Rieter News (double opt-in), the following personal data are processed: surname, first name, e-mail, language, country, company.

The data are processed to authenticate the person at the time of registration, send Rieter News to that person and determine if and when that person has opened these publications, including individual articles contained therein. This also allows us to divide recipients into different categories.

The processing of this data requires your consent. You can revoke this consent at any time, for example by using the unsubscribe link in the Rieter News. Data processing operations already carried out remain unaffected by the revocation. For further information, please contact Mailchimp or EQS. If you do not want any analysis to take place, you must unsubscribe from Rieter News.

How to control Cookies

Rieter respects your right to privacy: You are free to block certain types of cookies. You can change the settings at any time by clicking the "Cookie Settings" link in the footer. You can also manage your cookie privacy settings in your browser. You can control and / or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your device and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed.

Instructions for deactivating cookies

Cookies used

Technically necessary cookies that are set to save the user's cookie settings and to enable access to the TYPO3 backend.

NamePurposeDurationTypeProvider
rieter-cookie-consentSaves the user's cookie consent settings.1 yearHTTPRieter
be_typo_userEnables developers and editors to log into the backend.Per sessionHTTPTypo3
fe_typo_userAllows front-end user login.Per sessionHTTPTypo3
TYPO3INstallToolInstallation scripts to configure TYPO3; login for developers.Per sessionHTTPTypo3
PHPSESSIDSession ID is a randomly selected key that uniquely identifies the session data on the server.Per sessionHTTPTypo3

 

The following cookies are not technically necessary and serve marketing and analysis purposes:

NamePurposeDurationTypeProvider
_ga_UA-126574786-1Google Analytics Session CookiePer sessionHTTPGoogle
_gidRegisters a unique ID. Is used to generate statistical data that allow the analysis of user behavior on the website.1 dayHTTPGoogle
_gaRegisters a unique ID. Is used to generate statistical data that allow the analysis of user behavior on the website.2 yearsHTTPGoogle

Last update: September 30, 2020

PRIVACY NOTICE APPLICANT

This Privacy Notice Applicant informs you how Rieter Holding AG and each of its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively “Rieter”; in the following also “we” and “us”) processes personal data we receive from you via our online application tool or in other form or from a third party during the application process. Further information on the processing of personal data, in particular in case you are visiting our website, can be found in the Privacy Statement and the Cookie Notice on our website. This Privacy Notice Applicant may be updated periodically to reflect changes in our privacy practices.

A. Terms

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.


“Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.


“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

B. Personal data we process

The personal data we process includes, but is not limited to:

Personal details and contact information, including your name(s), title, government issued identifiers, mobile and/or home phone number, e-mail address, home address, citizenship/nationality/residency, marital status, date of birth, age.

Personal images, including photographic images, video and audio recordings (if voluntary added by you).

Recruitment information, including CV and cover letter, degrees, academic records, licenses/professional membership, certifications/awards, right to work and work permit information, information concerning your application and our assessment of it, any checks we may make to verify information provided or background checks, and third party reference information.

To the extent required or permitted by applicable law, we may also process certain sensitive personal data about you in the context of the recruitment process, in particular information about your gender, race or ethnicity and about any criminal offences if you are applying for a role that requires a criminal record check according to applicable law.

We may also obtain certain of the personal data listed above from third-party sources such as recruiting agencies and background screening providers who may gather this data from you or public sources.

Please be informed that you will receive an email confirmation if you have applied online. When applying you give your consent that we will inform and/or contact you in writing or by telephone.

C. Processing purposes; legal grounds

We process your personal data for the purpose of evaluating and assessing your experience and qualifications relating to the relevant job position, to manage the recruitment process, administer the online career portal and carry out background and pre-employment checks. If your application is successful, we will also process your personal data to make you an offer and for onboarding purposes.

We process your personal data for these purposes on the basis that it is necessary for entering into an employment contract or for our legitimate interests such as managing our business and recruiting staff, perusing and defending claims as well as complying with our policies and procedures.

In addition, we process your personal data to the extent it is necessary for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, such as record-keeping and reporting obligations.

You are not under an obligation to provide personal data to us, but if you do not provide information to us that is customarily required in an application, we may not be able to proceed with your application.

D. Parties who may have access to your personal data

Your personal data will only be accessed by authorized persons of Rieter, such as members of Group HR and local HR as well the respective superiors for the specific job position. We may share your personal data with third parties who perform services on our behalf, including hosting providers and background screening providers. In such case any processor will be contractually obliged to only process personal data as directed and to implement adequate technical and organizational measures in order to safeguard the security of your personal data and to keep personal data confidential.

In addition, we may disclose your personal data if we are required or permitted to do so by law, in case of legal or regulatory proceedings and, when disclosure is necessary for pursuing our legitimate interests.

Some of the personal data may be stored or processed at computers located in other jurisdictions, whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction you live or of the Rieter company at which you applied for a job position. Rieter will ensure that appropriate protections are in place.

E. Security

Rieter uses technical and organizational security precautions to protect your personal data from manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Any personal data that is provided to Rieter by you will be encrypted in transit to prevent its possible misuse by third parties. Rieter’s security procedures are continuously revised based on new technological developments.

G. Right of access to, rectification, erasure or restriction of processing, right to object to processing, right to data portability

Subject to applicable data protection regulation you may have the right to request (1) access to and (2) rectification or (3) erasure of your personal data or (4) restriction of processing of your personal data as well as you can (5) object to the processing of your personal data. In addition, you have (6) a right to data portability. Just send an e-mail to HRdataprivacy(at)rieter.com.

H. Right to withdraw consent at any time

You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data for the future. For clarifications sake such withdrawal will, however, not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. Just send an e-mail to HRdataprivacy(at)rieter.com.

I. Retention of personal data

We will keep your personal data only as long as necessary for the above mentioned purposes. Should we not be able to consider your job application we will generally delete your personal data after 6 months or as foreseen by local law. In case we receive your consent to add your personal data to our application tool for possible future open job positions, we will keep your personal data for no longer than 12 months or as foreseen by local law. We may keep your personal for a longer period where otherwise provided by law or e.g. in case of a pending litigation.

J. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you are based in the EU you might have in addition the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in case you do not agree with the processing of your personal data.

K. Contact details

The controller of your personal data is the Rieter company at which you applied for a job position. You will find its details on the relevant website. Please contact HRdataprivacy(at)rieter.com with any problems or questions you may have.

BY PROVIDING PERSONAL DATA TO RIETER AND BY USING RIETER’S WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY NOTICE APPLICANT.

Last updated: July 17, 2019

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