3. What information do we collect about you?
Either before or when we collect personal information from you, we will explain how we intend to use and disclose it. We will limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary to accomplish the identified purposes and will use and disclose it only for those purposes. If we wish to use or disclose your personal information for a new purpose, we will identify such purpose and obtain your consent prior to use or disclosure for such purpose, unless such consent is not required by law.
As you are probably aware, in the course of our relationship with you, we may collect information from a variety of sources. We collect this information in order to carry out our business functions and provide the highest quality of service to you, to conduct research, and to provide internal reporting. Most of our information comes directly from you. 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 by posting your curriculum vitae (CV) on our on-line recruitment Sites. 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 the Sites and for us to respond to your query.
Information comes to us from affiliates, third parties, including governmental agencies, employers, insurance carriers and consumer reporting agencies or other public sources. We may obtain information about your business or occupation, property, health, credit history and income, as well as personal identification information that can be used to contact or identify you such as names, birth dates, addresses, social security and drivers’ license numbers, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. The Company also may ask you to provide information about yourself in connection with an application for employment.
We also collect personal information from you in the following situations. When you:
- Create an account on one of the Sites;
- Order, purchase, exchange, return or cancel an order for any of our products or services;
- Contact us or make an inquiry about any of our products or services;
- Communicate with our customer service representatives; and
- Engage with us on social media.
Schindler may also conduct video surveillance of its premises for security and loss prevention purposes.
By using our website, 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 websites. This means that when you visit one of our Sites, our web server automatically records your IP address, your operating system version, the website from which you came onto our Sites and the type of browser software you are using, etc. It also records which Sites you visit, the pages you visit within the Sites, on what date and for how long.