Disclaimer

Disclaimer

Privacy Statement

As a Weidmüller Global company, Weidmuller, USA privacy policies will comply with the requirements of GDPR as required by law. See https://www.weidmueller.com/int/

We welcome you to our website. Data protection and data security while using our website are very important to us. We would therefore like to inform you about the data we collect during your visit to our website, and the purpose for which it is used.

This privacy statement applies to the Weidmüller website accessible under the domain www.weidmueller.com and www.weidmuller.com and the various sub-domains (hereinafter referred to as “our website”).

As legislative amendments or changes to our internal company processes may make it necessary to amend this privacy statement, please read through this privacy statement regularly.

Storage of Access Data

Storage of Access Data

Every time a user accesses Weidmuller’s website or clicks a link to open a file, the following data may be collected:

  • Information about the browser used (type/version) and the user's operating system
  • The user's Internet service provider
  • The user's IP address
  • Websites from where the user's system is directed to the Weidmuller website (original link)
  • Websites accessed by the user's system via Weidmuller websites (follow-up link)
  • Use of website functions, search words entered, and the frequency of pages visited
  • Date and time of access
  • Description of files retrieved
  • Volume of data transmitted and
  • Access status (file transmitted, file not found, etc.).

The stored data is used exclusively for statistical purposes. The information is not made available to or shared with third parties, either for commercial nor non-commercial purposes, except as noted below.

Collection of personal information

Collection of personal information

Personal information is collected only when users provide this information themselves, for example in the course of registration, when completing forms or when ordering information material. Weidmuller uses this information to respond to inquiries or requests and to provide users with information on Weidmuller's products, services or offerings in general. Personal information is not made available to third parties outside of the scope of Weidmuller's newsletter, either for commercial or non-commercial purposes. You can at any time revoke the consent to save and use your personal information with subsequent effect. Please note if you revoke your consent for Weidmuller to use your personal information, Weidmuller will be prohibited from sending you the newsletter or any other sales offering. Please communicate your preference to info@weidmuller.com or write us at: Weidmuller Inc., 821 Southlake Blvd., Richmond, VA 23236.

Users have the right to receive, upon written request and free of charge, a summary of the personal information stored under their own individual or user name (i.e., email address or screen name). Users also are entitled by law to have their personal information corrected, locked or deleted. Please communicate your preference accordingly to: info@weidmuller.com or write us at: Weidmuller Inc., 821 Southlake Blvd., Richmond, VA 23236.

California Privacy Rights

California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our website who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to info@weidmuller.com or write us at: Weidmuller Inc., 821 Southlake Blvd., Richmond, VA 23236.

Newsletter

Newsletter

If you sign up to receive our newsletter, the information you provide will be used primarily for this purpose.

You must specify your e-mail address to sign up for the newsletter service. To ensure that the registration process was in fact initiated by the actual owner of an e-mail address, we employ the “double opt-in” process, which allows us to document that the newsletter was ordered and a confirmation e-mail was sent and replied to. This is all the information that is collected by Weidmuller. Once received, your e-mail address will only be used for this express purpose. Other third parties will not be involved. You can at any time revoke the consent to save your personal information and/or the use of it for newsletter distribution. A corresponding link is placed at the bottom of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send us an e-mail at info@weidmuller.com communicating your desire to cancel your newsletter subscription.

Product request

Product request

You can submit product requests on our website. To do so, we process your name, email address, telephone number, address and name of your company. You can also voluntarily give the title of the request or questions, preferences or suggestions. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we will be unable to meet your product request or only meet it in part.

Data may continue to be stored in individual cases where this is prescribed by law.

The data processing previously described for the purpose of processing your product request is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Catalog request

Catalog request

In order to request our catalog containing information on our products, in addition to your consent, you will also need to provide us with your name, the name of your company and your address in order for us to send you the catalog. The specification of your email address is voluntary. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we may not be able to send you our catalog.

No data is passed on to third parties. Your data is stored until you have revoked your consent. You have the right to revoke your consent to this data processing, which is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, at any time and without providing reasons. In this case, we will not carry out any further processing of your personal data. You can revoke your consent by email to info@weidmuller.com or write us at: Weidmuller Inc., 821 Southlake Blvd., Richmond, VA 23236.

White paper

White paper

In order to request our white paper with information on our products, you will need to provide us with your first name and surname, your company name, your country of residence and your e-mail address.

When you order the white paper, your e-mail address will be used for the one-off dispatch of the white paper of your choice.

The identification of your e-mail address is performed using the double opt-in procedure. This means that once your data has been processed, you will receive a separate confirmation e-mail. Only after clicking on the link contained in the e-mail will you receive the white paper. We will also save your IP address and the date of your registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to verify your registration and, where applicable, to be in a position to resolve any misuse of your personal data. No data is passed on to third parties. Your data is saved until you have revoked this consent. You have the right to revoke your consent to this data processing, which is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, at any time and without providing reasons. In this case, we will not carry out any further processing of your personal data. You can revoke your consent by e-mail to datenschutz@weidmueller.de or by post to Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Klingenbergstrasse 26, D-32758 Detmold. All e-mails also contain an unsubscribe link, which, when confirmed, serves to revoke your consent.

Ordering samples

Ordering samples

We process the data you have given us for ordering samples solely for the purposes of meeting and handling your order. Your data is deleted as soon as your order has been completed in full. Data may continue to be stored in individual cases where this is prescribed by law. Your data is transferred to the shipping company to which we outsource the delivery of your order, if this is required in order to deliver the goods.

We specifically collect the following data:
If you would like to order a RockStar® ModuPlug, we process your name, address, email address, telephone number and name of your company. Furthermore, you may voluntarily give us a description of your request, your comments, preferences or suggestions. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we will be unable to complete the ordering of samples or only complete it in part.

The data processing previously described for the purposes of processing your ordering of samples is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Download link

Download link

If you wish to submit a request on our website for a download link to test M-Print® PRO eCAD, we will need your first name and surname, your company name and your e-mail address in order to carry out this process.

The identification of your e-mail address is performed using the double opt-in procedure. This means that once your data has been processed, you will receive a separate confirmation e-mail. Only after clicking on the link contained in the e-mail will you receive the ordered sample. We will also save your IP address and the date of your registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to verify your registration and, where applicable, to be in a position to resolve any misuse of your personal data. No data is passed on to third parties.

The data processing previously described for the purpose of sending the link is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b, f) of the GDPR.

Advertising for our own, similar goods or services

Advertising for our own, similar goods or services

Even without your consent, you may receive information and advertising from us if we have received your email address in connection with a product or service provided by us. In this case, we reserve the right to inform you about our own, similar goods or services if applicable. You have the right to object to this promotional contact at any time and without providing reasons. To do so, you can either email your objection to info@weidmuller.com or use the unsubscribe link at the end of every email. We assure you that your data will not be passed on to third parties. We only reserve the right to pass on the email address internally to companies of the Weidmüller Group for the same purpose.

The legal basis for the processing of your email address is Art. 7 (3) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

Legal basis

Legal basis

The legal basis for the processing of the following data-processing operations is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in presenting a website to you that stores your personal settings and makes it easier for you to visit our website. To do so, it is important for us to find out how we can optimize our website by using different cookies.

Configuration of browser settings

Configuration of browser settings

Most browsers are pre-configured to accept cookies by default. However, you can configure your browser so that it only accepts certain cookies or even none at all. You can also delete the cookies that are already in your browser through your browser settings. Furthermore, you can set your browser to notify you before cookies are stored. As different browsers can vary in how they function, please use the help menu in your browser to determine configuration options.

If you would like to have a comprehensive overview of all third-party access on your internet browser, we recommend that you install a plug-in that has been specifically developed for that purpose.

Tracking and analysis tools

Tracking and analysis tools

We use tracking and analysis tools to ensure the continuous optimization and appropriate design of our website. By using tracking measures, we are also able to statistically record visitor use of our website and therefore continue developing our online offer for you based on the subsequent findings. Based on these interests, the use of the tracking and analysis tools described below is justified under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR. The respective processing purposes and processed data can also be taken from the following description of tracking and analysis tools.

AdWords

AdWords

This web site uses Google Conversion Tracking. If you reached our web site via an advertisement delivered by Google, Google Adwords will place a cookie on your computer. The tracking cookie is set when a user clicks an advertisement delivered by Google. These cookies expire 30 days later and can no longer be used for personal identification purposes. If the user visits specific pages on our web site and the cookie has not yet expired, both Weidmuller and Google can determine that the user clicked the advertisement and was taken to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked via the web sites of AdWords customers. The information acquired using the conversion cookie is used to generate statistics for AdWords customers who have decided in favor of tracking. Customers then learn about the total number of users who clicked their advertisement and were taken to a page with a tracking tag. They do not receive any information that would allow them to uniquely identify users, however. If you do not want to be involved in tracking, you can choose to not have a cookie set either by deactivating the automatic cookie-setting function of your browser or configuring your browser to block all cookies from the “googleleadservices.com” domain. Please note that you may not delete opt-out cookies if you do not want analytical data to be logged. After you have deleted all cookies in your browser, you must reset the respective opt-out cookie.

Social media plug-ins

Social media plug-ins

Our web site uses plug-ins from the following social networks:

Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"); the plug-ins can be identified by the use of one of the Facebook logos. A list is available online at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 ("Twitter"); the plug-ins can be identified by the use of one of the Twitter logos. A list is available online at https://about.twitter.com/en_us/company/brand-resources

Google (Google+), Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; (“Google+”); the plug-ins can be identified by the use of one of the Google+ logos. A list is available online at https://developers.google.com/+/web/+1button/?hl=en

Plug-ins are ready-made extensions for websites that are created by the operators of social networks and made available to third parties to be used. They allow a connection or link to be made between another Internet page and the respective network. What all social network plug-ins have in common is the fact that they are not overseen or managed by Weidmuller despite being integrated in third-party web content. This is why we inform users of our website about the way in which these plug-ins work so that they can decide themselves whether or not to use them.

We use the “double-click method” for social media plug-ins to maximize data protection for users of our website. When the website is called, the buttons are deactivated and do not immediately start sending information to social network operators. Only when the button is temporarily or permanently activated (first click) does the user express consent to this effect, at which point information is sent accordingly. The second click communicates the user’s trust in the networks we facilitate. This method makes it possible for users of our website to decide on whether they agree with sending usage data to social network operators.

When users visit our website with plug-ins permanently activated in accordance with the double-click method, the browser establishes a direct connection with the server of the social network and user-specific data is sent to the aforementioned social network providers without the user being made expressly aware of this. In the case of Facebook, this typically involves information specifying that the user has visited our website and includes the IP address of the end device or terminal used along with the date and time, browser and operating system. This also occurs when the user does not click the “Like” button. Twitter, on the other hand, not only collects information stating that the website was visited, but also the IP address. Social network operators have not disclosed any further details on additional data they may collect in this context. As long as the user is logged on to the respective social network when visiting our website, the network can assign or correlate this visit with the matching user account. If the user clicks a plug-in or uses other social network functions (e.g. the comment function), this information is also sent to and saved on the servers maintained by the social network. Should the user want to prevent this additional information from being sent, he or she must log off of the social network prior to loading our website.

We are not made aware of or receive any further details regarding the type and scope of the data sent. Refer to the data privacy and protection information of the social networks for specifics on the purpose and scope of the data collection activities pursued by the respective provider, further processing and use of the data by this provider and user rights and setting options for protecting user privacy.

Universal Analytics

Universal Analytics

Weidmuller’s website uses the Google Universal Analytics service, a web analysis service offered by Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA - “Google”). To this end, Universal Analytics leverages user IDs to identify the visitor of the web site, among other things. The information saved for this user ID in relation to the way in which you use this web site is typically sent to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored. Since IP anonymization is activated on these web sites, Google will first shorten, or abbreviate your IP address within the territory of the member states of the European Union or in other signatories to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional, isolated cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the United States and then be shortened. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate and assess how you use the web site, create reports on web site activities and provide additional services to the web site operator in connection with web site and Internet usage (e.g. analysis of cross-device usage behavior). The IP address sent by your browser as part of Universal Analytics activities will not be merged or correlated with other Google data. If you want to prevent your web site usage data (including your IP address) from being collected and sent to Google as well as prevent this data from being processed by Google, click the following link to download and install the corresponding browser plug-in:

Link: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser plug-in or if you are using a browser app on a mobile device, click the following link to set an opt-out cookie, which will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this web site (this cookie only works in this browser and only in conjunction with this domain; if you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click the link again):
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Note that this web site uses Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizelp". As such, IP addresses are only processed further in a shortened format to prevent any direct correlations with a specific individual from being made.

Links to other web sites

Links to other web sites

Our online offering contains links to other websites. We have no control over whether the operators of other websites observe the relevant data privacy and protection regulations.

As a provider, Weidmuller is responsible by law for its own content. A distinction must be made between links to content from other providers and content provided by Weidmuller. Weidmuller neither accepts responsibility for nor endorses in any way external content that is provided via links and specially identified as such. The provider of the linked website shall be solely liable and responsible for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content as well as for any damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided.

Security

Security

Weidmuller uses appropriate state-of-the-art technical security policies and procedures to protect the data and information provided from unintentional or intentional manipulation, loss, damage or unauthorized access. When personal information is collected and processed, the information is encrypted for data transmission.

However, you should be aware that the Internet is structured in such a way that data protection rules or the above security measures may not be observed by other persons or organizations outside our sphere of influence. In particular, it is possible for unencrypted data to be read by third parties - if disclosed in an e-mail, for example. We have no technical influence over this. It is the responsibility of the user to protect from misuse any data made available either by way of encryption or by other methods.

External service providers

External service providers

We deploy service providers to render services and process your data concerning our services. The service providers process the data exclusively within the limits of our instructions and are obliged to comply with the applicable data protection legislation. All processors have been carefully selected and only receive access to your data to the extent and for the necessary period required for rendering the services, or to the extent of the data processing and use to which you have consented.

Service providers in countries such as the US or in countries outside the European Union and European Economic Area are subject to data protection that generally does not protect personal data to the same degree as is the case in the member states of the European Union. If your data is processed in a country which does not have an equivalent level of data protection as that recognized in the European Union, we ensure that your personal data is appropriately protected by means of contractual provisions or other acknowledged instruments.