Effective date: 24th March 2023
Temposonics takes the protection and security of your personal data very seriously.
or otherwise, including but not limited to the use of our products and services.
Temposonics is respectful of personal data and is committed to protecting it in line with the applicable data protection legislation.
1. Collecting personal data
You are not obliged to provide any personal data in order to use our Website or our products and services. However, Temposonics will process your personal data when you submit it in any of the following capacities:
- Website visitor: We collect personal data when you provide it to us through communications via our Website. This includes where you contact us with an enquiry or a request, and similar situations where you have provided information to us, including
requests for customer service support.
The legal basis for this is Article 6(1a) GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) (consent) and Article 6(1f) GDPR (legitimate interest).
- Prospective customer/customer: If you request a product, service or information from us, we will collect your personal data in order to process your request and otherwise contact you following an enquiry.
The legal basis for this is Article 6(1b) GDPR (contract fulfilment, pre-contractual measures).
- Applicant: If you submit an application to us, we will process the submitted data in order to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations as part of the application process. If your application is successful, we will process the data for the purpose of offering you employment.
The legal basis for this is Article 6(1b) GDPR and Section 26 BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act). If you voluntarily submit specific categories of personal data to us, such as health data or religious affiliation, the additional legal basis for this is Article 9(2b) GDPR.
If your application is not successful, we will erase your data after a maximum of six months. Until that time, your data will be stored for the purpose of answering any questions that might arise in connection with the application process and to fulfil
our obligations to provide proof in accordance with the German General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG). Should you withdraw your application, we will erase your data immediately.
When you communicate with us, including via our Website, the types of data we may collect from you include:
- Personal details: These include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number (including your mobile number) and other contact information, images/photographs, date of birth, gender, place of residence, qualifications and any other data that you provide to us voluntarily in the context of an application, for example.
- Information about your device: When you use our Website, we will automatically receive technical information, including the name of your Internet service provider, the website that you used to link to our Website, the websites that you visit from
our Website, the type of device you use, the operating system and the software version number, the IP address, the type of browser you use, the user IDs, the system logs, the country, the language code and the time zone setting. This information
can be used to identify you, but we do not use it for this purpose.
2. Purposes for processing and how we use and share your personal data
We process your personal data for the following purposes:
- to process your request for a product or service,
- to process an enquiry or any other request that you submit via our Website, including requests for customer service support,
- to develop, test and improve our Website, and to offer new functionality and features,
- to improve our understanding of how you interact with our Website, including how you use its functionality and features, and to ensure that the content is presented in the most effective manner,
- to ensure the security and integrity of our Website,
- to manage our service provider and partner relationships,
- to protect our and others’ interests, our rights and our property (for example, to protect our copyrighted materials), and
- to comply with applicable legal requirements, such as tax and other government regulations and industry standards, contracts and requests from law enforcement agencies.
3. Sharing your personal data
Temposonics is permitted to share your data with the following bodies:
- Companies within the Amphenol Group and affiliated companies.
- Authorities, where a legal obligation exists (e.g. in connection with criminal investigations) within the scope of the statutory obligation under Article 6(1c) GDPR .
- Lawyers and freight forwarders
4. Storing and erasing your personal data
Your personal data will be stored on servers in Germany and the United States. It may also be processed by Temposonics staff or by one of our service providers operating in any of the locations of Temposonics or the affiliated companies listed in Appendix I. This includes individuals engaged in, among other things, the management of an enquiry or a request that you make via our Website, or the provision of support services.
5. Keeping your personal data secure
Please note that the transmission of data via the Internet is not completely secure. Although Temposonics will do its best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted by you via our Website or otherwise, and any transmission is at your own risk.
We use the following cookies on our Website:
Essential cookies: Some cookies serve an essential function, and websites cannot work properly without them. Where such essential cookies are used, they cannot be disabled without also disabling the related functionality of the Website.
Browser cookies: Other cookies serve a functional purpose and improve the user experience of the Website. We use browser cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before, and to help us identify the Website features that interest you the most. Browser cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular website, so that you do not need to reset them each time you visit that website. Browser cookies cannot identify you as an individual. You can reject any browser cookie through your browser, as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires explicit consent for all cookies that are not strictly necessary for the operation of the Website. However, without browser cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Website’s features.
Web beacons: Some types of cookies collect aggregate information which helps us to improve our Website, for example by providing information on loading errors and the most visited websites. Certain pages on our Website may contain web beacons (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). Temposonics uses web beacons to display content to visitors and to generate statistics regarding web traffic and trends. Web beacons cannot identify you as an individual.
Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this data to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We
may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
- to improve the security of our Website,
- to identify you when you sign in to our Website and to save your preferences,
- to analyse how you use our Website by tracking specific actions on our Website, such as visits to the various pages of our Website,
- to collect anonymous statistical information on how visitors use our Website, so that we can make improvements to its usability and increase the value of the content, and
- to allow you to share pages on social networks such as Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn.
We use Google Analytics cookies to collect data and compile reports about how visitors use our Website, and we use this data to improve our Website. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies, which are not shared across different websites that you visit. The information that the cookies collect is mostly anonymous and includes the number of visitors to the Website, where those visitors originate from and how often they have visited the Website. Google has published information relating to privacy and the safeguarding of data.
Google Analytics collects your IP address, which is a unique code assigned to every computer and device connected to the Internet. IP addresses are usually assigned in geographic blocks and they allow website operators to identify the country, state and city in which the computer or device is based. We may collect either a full IP address or a portion of it in order to identify the location of the visitors to our Website.
We should like to draw your attention to the fact that under American laws such as the Cloud Act, American authorities (e.g. intelligence agencies) could potentially gain access to personal data that is inevitably exchanged with Google over the Internet Protocol (TCP) when this service is integrated.
The use of Google services may result in the transmission of data to the USA, and this is covered by the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. For more details please follow these links: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/
Opting out of cookies
You may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your Internet browser (for example Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox). Please note that if you choose not to permit cookies, some areas of our Website may not function properly or they may not be accessible.
You will normally find instructions on how to disable or delete cookies in the Help menu in your Internet browser. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically. However, you can choose to block cookies or adjust your browser to inform you before a cookie is stored on your computer. You may also use the self-regulation programmes available in your country – such as the EU-based Your Online Choices programme – to manage the way in which companies other than Google advertise to you.
7. Links to other websites
Links to other websites are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsements of the content of those websites. Temposonics and/or its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of links or third-party websites and accept no liability for their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk.
9. Your rights under applicable laws
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) grants EU-based individuals certain rights relating to the processing of their personal data, including the right to request information, to have personal data corrected or erased, to object to the processing of personal data and to restrict access to personal data. Temposonics respects the rights of the individual in accordance with the GDPR. For security reasons or to confirm your identity, we may ask you for additional information before we allow individuals to access your personal data. There may also be circumstances in which Temposonics is permitted by law to deny access. We have implemented appropriate safeguards in order to protect your personal data during transmission, including the execution of data transfer agreements with the recipients of the data.
Exercising your rights
To exercise any of the rights described above, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also lodge a complaint about us with a data protection supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 GDPR.
10. Contact usIf you have any questions or concerns regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact us at email@example.com.
Temposonics Affiliated Companies
- Amphenol Corporation
358 Hall Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492 USA
- PCB Piezotronics, Inc.
3425 Walden Ave., Depew, NY 14043 USA
- Authorized Distributors of Temposonics Products