The Internet is generally not a secure environment. You acknowledge that the Internet is an open network and can be accessed by anybody. Schindler treats Personal Information in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), the data controller is Schindler Ltd of Benwell House, Green Street, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, TW16 6QS.
2. What information do we collect about you?
We collect Personal Information that you provide or make available to us (e.g. by way of e-mail or registration form) or that is needed to provide and/or improve our services to you, to contact you, to conduct research, and to provide internal reporting.
We collect Personal Information about you when you register with us (i.e. by registration form, signing up for a newsletter) or when you voluntarily complete for example customer surveys, provide feedback, participate in competitions or apply for job vacancies. If you choose to withhold any Personal Information requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to or use certain parts, services or functions of this Site and for us to respond to your query.
Finally, by using our Site, certain technical and other information is automatically disclosed by your computer to and logged by us (such as your network address, the type of your browser, the site that referred you to our Site) for operational and security purposes, and to better understand the usage of our Site and our affiliates websites.
3. How will we use the information about you?
to personalise the way our content is presented to you and to ensure that the content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
to help us monitor and improve the services we offer, including this Site. As part of this, we may use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified);
to carry out any legal obligations arising from your interaction with this Site;
to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and
to prevent breaches of security or contractual terms.
We may use your Personal Information, or permit third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these (including by way of e-mail).
Any communication or material you transmit to Schindler by electronic mail or other electronic device, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like will be treated as non-confidential and non proprietary. You agree that Schindler may use such communication or material for the purposes outlined above.
4. Information sharing | Data transfer abroad
Your Personal Information may also be disclosed to third parties, including abroad, who act for us or on our behalf, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected. Your Personal Information may be lawfully processed by third parties for services delivery (e.g. evaluating the usefulness of the Site, marketing, data management or technical support). These third parties may only process your Personal Information in the same way as Schindler is permitted to process it.
Schindler may disclose your Personal Information in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
5. Links to other websites
6. IP Adresses
We collect IP addresses from visitors to our Site (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet). This allows us to identify the location of users, to block disruptive use and to establish the number of visits from different countries. We analyse this data for trend and statistical reasons, such as which parts of our Site users are visiting and how long they spend there.
8. Social Media Plugins
Social bookmarks (for example Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn) allow users of certain social media platforms to post links of selected Schindler websites on their corresponding social media profile in order to bookmark them or share them with their social media contacts. Schindler websites may contain social bookmarks which are identifiable by means of respective share buttons. Opening one of our websites may result in social bookmarks setting cookies on your computer and, if you have subscribed to a social media platform, permit its operators to track your usage of this Site, unless you have disabled or deactivated the acceptance and storage of cookies in your browser settings.
If you use "share" buttons on this Site, you will be directed to websites controlled by AddThis and ShareThis. We have no control over the cookies that AddThis and ShareThis set when you use their services. However, you can opt out of addthis.com cookies and sharethis.com cookies.
If you use social bookmarks you will be sending identifiable information to the respective social media platform. Any comments or activity arising from persons using social bookmarks is not controlled or endorsed by Schindler and we shall not be held responsible or liable for such. persons who share Schindler’s content via social bookmarks are not authorised to speak for or represent Schindler. Their views and opinions must be strictly regarded as their own and not Schindler's.
9. Web analytics | Opt-out
This Site uses the technologies of the web analytics tool Adobe SiteCatalyst® to collect non-identifiable and to aggregate information to improve the contents of our Sites or to compile, for internal and market research purposes, anonymous aggregated statistics about individuals using the Site.
If you do not wish to have your visits on our Sites tracked by Adobe SiteCatalyst®, you can opt-out by using the following Link: Opt-out of from web analytics.
10. Security measures to protect your Personal Information
Schindler uses appropriate security measures and technology in order to protect reasonably your Personal Information against unauthorised access or alteration, accidental or intentional manipulation, loss and destruction.
Any information that you provide will be kept and stored for such period of time that Schindler deems appropriate, taking into account all our obligations under the Act.
12. Your rights
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com.
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
13. How to contact us