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Privacy an365体育投注d Cookie Notice

1. Introduction

This Digital Chan365体育投注nels Privacy an365体育投注d Cookie Notice ("Notice") applies to the ABB Group of compan365体育投注ies, which mean365体育投注s ABB Ltd, Switzerlan365体育投注d an365体育投注d each entity in which ABB Ltd, Switzerlan365体育投注d, directly or indirectly, has a majority holding or owns or controls the majority of voting rights. The ABB compan365体育投注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 an365体育投注d other information related to you (such as cookies) an365体育投注d controls how it is used, in accordan365体育投注ce with this Notice.

At ABB, respecting your data protection rights is a top priority. This Notice explains how we use personal data an365体育投注d other information about you, how we process such data, an365体育投注d what rights you have regarding your personal data.

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

ABB Ltd an365体育投注d its subsidiary compan365体育投注ies are responsible for your personal data. For applicable privacy an365体育投注d data protection laws, the primary controller of your data is the ABB subsidiary compan365体育投注y, which is communicating with you. Other subsidiary compan365体育投注ies of ABB may also receive an365体育投注d process your personal data, either in the capacity of controller or processor an365体育投注d this Notice applies equally to them.

3. The types of information we collect an365体育投注d use?

We collect an365体育投注d use personal data that concerns you in connection with use of our digital chan365体育投注nels. We may collect the following categories of personal data an365体育投注d other information related to you (such as cookies):

  • Identification data an365体育投注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 an365体育投注 account an365体育投注d providing the service requested such as interests in ABB products, subscription preferences, personal preferences, profile information (cv), posts on digital chan365体育投注nels, comments, opinions, images an365体育投注d videos, credit card an365体育投注d other payment information.
  • Electronic identification data an365体育投注d information collected by the communications systems, IT applications an365体育投注d website browser such as information technology usage (system access, IT an365体育投注d internet usage), device identifier (mobile device ID, IP address, browser type, browser settings, time an365体育投注d URL accessed, cookies), registration an365体育投注d login credentials, login data an365体育投注d log files, an365体育投注alytics ID, searches, website registration an365体育投注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 can365体育投注 request that by submitting a request at

4. Why we use your personal data?

We may use your personal data an365体育投注d other information as described above for the following purposes:

  • to understan365体育投注d your interests an365体育投注d preferences in relation to the ABB digital chan365体育投注nels;
  • to register an365体育投注 account, gran365体育投注t you access to an365体育投注d authenticate you on ABB's digital chan365体育投注nels;
  • to subscribe an365体育投注d in the course of the subscription to follow comments, posts, articles, authors, news an365体育投注d updates about ABB products an365体育投注d services;
  • in the course of creation of an365体育投注d publishing media an365体育投注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 an365体育投注d external digital chan365体育投注nels;
  • to provide you the possibility to create your profile on ABB digital chan365体育投注nels for example to create posts, make comments, follow posts an365体育投注d discussions an365体育投注d sign-up for newsletters etc.;
  • to allow you making posts, comments, upload content, participate quizzes an365体育投注d publishing opinions on ABB digital chan365体育投注nels;
  • in the course of sharing job adds on ABB's digital chan365体育投注nels;
  • to provide customer support an365体育投注d process, evaluate an365体育投注d respond to requests an365体育投注d inquiries;
  • to collect your image an365体育投注d your personal data in the course of an365体育投注 event to show impressions of an365体育投注 event; an365体育投注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 an365体育投注d testing of our IT systems we use as much as reasonably possible an365体育投注onymized data. This mean365体育投注s that these data can365体育投注 no longer (in)directly identify you or single you out as an365体育投注 individual.

We offer certain digital chan365体育投注nels where you can365体育投注 post information on the site which will then be available to other visitors of the site. Examples are discussion forums an365体育投注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, an365体育投注d where relevan365体育投注t, may include other information such as your country or the name of the compan365体育投注y or organ365体育投注ization you work for. You have control over this data in your user profile an365体育投注d can365体育投注 control what will be shown in your posts.

We may also display statistical, reputational an365体育投注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 chan365体育投注nels (as described above), ABB will not be able to adequately establish, conduct or terminate a business relationship with you or your compan365体育投注y an365体育投注d generally perform the purposes described above without certain personal data. Although we can365体育投注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 man365体育投注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 an365体育投注d continue the business.

6. The legal basis we rely on

We use your personal data an365体育投注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 compan365体育投注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 an365体育投注alytics by the use of first an365体育投注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 understan365体育投注d users’ behavior to further improve our offerings
    • Purposes of ensuring network an365体育投注d information security (for example to prevent malicious use such as hacking an365体育投注d denial of service attacks)
    • Offering a personalized service an365体育投注d communications
    • Analytics an365体育投注d profiling for business intelligence
    • Allowing interaction on products an365体育投注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 an365体育投注d outside the EU an365体育投注d EEA or outside the country where the ABB compan365体育投注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 an365体育投注d user profile may be visible to other users in the same group an365体育投注d such user data is also visible to you. Where we share your personal data with an365体育投注 affiliate or third party so that it is tran365体育投注sferred to or becomes accessible from outside the European365体育投注 Union (“EU”) an365体育投注d the European365体育投注 Economic Area ("EEA") or outside the country where the ABB compan365体育投注y that controls your data is located, we always put adequate safeguards in place to protect your personal data. Examples of these safeguards are an365体育投注 adequacy decision of the European365体育投注 Commission (read more here), Stan365体育投注dard Contractual Clauses (read more here), Privacy Shield certification (read more here), an365体育投注d the Binding Corporate Rules (read more here). We have taken additional measures for the tran365体育投注sfer of data from within to outside the EU, EEA an365体育投注d outside the country where the ABB compan365体育投注y that controls your data is located to protect your personal data. If you would like an365体育投注 overview of the safeguards, which are in place, please submit a request at

Recipient category

Recipient location


ABB affiliates an365体育投注d subsidiaries

See the list of ABB subsidiaries

The purposes described in this privacy notice

ABB business partners, distributors, an365体育投注d agents

EU/EEA an365体育投注d non-EU/EEA (global)

The purposes described in this privacy notice

Service providers such as IT services an365体育投注d independent agents working on ABB’s behalf

EU/EEA an365体育投注d non-EU/EEA (global)

The purposes described in this privacy notice

Potential or actual acquirers of ABB businesses or assets

EU/EEA an365体育投注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 an365体育投注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 man365体育投注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; an365体育投注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 an365体育投注 identifiable form for an365体育投注y longer than365体育投注 is necessary for the purpose for which the personal data is being processed. Through the setting of IT applications an365体育投注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 an365体育投注d in which your personal data is processed, you may have the following rights:

Data privacy rights

What it mean365体育投注s

The right to access your data

You are entitled to ask ABB for an365体育投注 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 circumstan365体育投注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 tran365体育投注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 an365体育投注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, an365体育投注d that your request can365体育投注not always be met entirely. For example, sometimes we can365体育投注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 an365体育投注d further information

If you wan365体育投注t to access your personal data, make use of an365体育投注y of your other rights mentioned above or if you have an365体育投注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 an365体育投注 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 an365体育投注d to better understan365体育投注d how people use our websites. We do this by storing user preferences in cookies an365体育投注d by tracking user trends an365体育投注d patterns of how people navigate our sites. We use cookies to distinguish visitors from each other by assigning a ran365体育投注dom an365体育投注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) an365体育投注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 an365体育投注d patterns with the help of web statistics providers an365体育投注d for storing data needed throughout your visit on the site (for example, contents of your shopping cart). We use third party cookies for an365体育投注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 an365体育投注d detect tran365体育投注smission errors, control of electronic communication chan365体育投注nels an365体育投注d traffic load, etc. These cookies are necessary for the website to function an365体育投注d can365体育投注not be switched off in our systems.
  • Functional cookies: Used for purposes such as to remember your settings an365体育投注d preferences, history of your visit on the site, user authentication (logging in), increase the security, allow social networks users to share contents an365体育投注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 chan365体育投注nels.
  • Social plug-in tracking cookies: Used by third party social network sites for purposes such as an365体育投注alytics when we embed content from their website on ours.
  • First an365体育投注d third party an365体育投注alytics cookies: Used for ABB's purposes such as to measure the traffic, performan365体育投注ce an365体育投注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 an365体育投注alytics cookies, the data is an365体育投注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 an365体育投注nouncements. You acknowledge an365体育投注d agree we are not responsible for the availability of such sites or resources an365体育投注d do not endorse an365体育投注d are not responsible or liable for an365体育投注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 an365体育投注d can365体育投注not guaran365体育投注tee the security of an365体育投注y of your personal information that you provide or is collected by such sites.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies an365体育投注d terms an365体育投注d conditions on those linked sites.

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Date of publication: December 23, 2019