1. Siemens Commitment to Privacy Protection
Protecting the security and privacy of your Personal Information is important to Siemens and to the way we conduct our business in compliance with laws on privacy, data protection and data security in the countries in which we maintain Web sites. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what information Siemens may collect, how Siemens uses and safeguards that information and with whom we may share it.
2. Personal Information
Through our Web sites, Siemens will not collect any personally-identifiable information about you (e.g., your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address ("Personal Information")), unless you voluntarily choose to provide it to us (e.g., by registration, survey). If you do not want your Personal Information collected, please do not submit it to us. When you do provide us with Personal Information, we usually use it to respond to your inquiry, process your order or provide you access to specific account information. Also, to support our customer relationship with you:
we may store and process Personal Information and share it with our worldwide affiliates to better understand your business needs and how we can improve our products and services; or
we (or a third party on our behalf) may use Personal Information to contact you about a Siemens' offer in support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers' needs and profiles.
If you choose not to have your Personal Information used to support our customer relationship (especially direct-marketing or market-research), we will respect your choice. We do not now (and do not intend to) sell, rent or otherwise market your Personal Information to third parties.
3. Non-Personal Information Collected Automatically
When you access our Web sites, we may automatically (i.e., not by registration) collect information that is not personally-identifiable (e.g., type of Internet browser and computer operating system used; domain name of the Web site from which you came; number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed). We may use this information and share it with our worldwide affiliates to measure the use of our Web sites and improve their content.
4. "Cookies" -- Information Placed Automatically on Your Computer
When you view one of our Web sites, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a "Cookie" to automatically recognize you the next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor a Web site to better match your interests or to save your password so that you do not have to re-enter it each time. If you choose not to be recognized, please refer to your Internet browser to erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored.
No Personal Information should be submitted to Siemens' Web sites by children without the consent of their parent or guardian. Siemens encourages all parents or guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet. Siemens will not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information collected from children for any purpose whatsoever, including disclosure to third parties.
Siemens takes precautions to ensure the security of your Personal Information and strives to keep it accurate. We carefully protect your Personal Information from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation, and unauthorized access or unauthorized disclosure.
7. Links to Other Web Sites
Siemens Web site contains links to other Web sites. Siemens is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites.
8. Questions and Comments