HARTING Singapore Pte. Ltd. (henceforth also referred to as “HARTING”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to safeguarding the privacy of the visitors and users (henceforth also referred to as “visitor”, “user”, “you” or “your”) of its website: [www.HARTING.com.sg] (the “Website”).
1. Storage and processing of personal data
1.1. Every time a user accesses a page on our website, and every time a file is accessed, access data regarding these actions is anonymised and stored in a log file on our server or on the servers of our service providers. This procedure immediately and automatically deletes any references to specific persons in the data.
1.2. The basic components of each data set are:
(a) the page from which the file was requested
(b) the name of the file
(c) the date and time of the request
(d) IP address of the device from which the request was made
(e) the volume of data transmitted
(f) the access status (file transmitted, data not found, etc.)
(g) a description of the type of web browser used
1.3. These anonymized, stored data are only evaluated for statistical purposes.
1.4. If there is an option on the Website to enter personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses), such details are provided by the user on an exclusively voluntary basis and only to serve the purpose for which it is requested. The data will be processed strictly in accordance with statutory provisions. Mandatory information is naturally marked as such.
1.5. Your personal information will be processed and stored exclusively to meet HARTING’s own business purposes. Your data will be treated confidentially and will not be passed to third parties without authorization.
1.6. You will only be personally identified with the use of our offerings with your prior consent (see below).
1.7. We uses third parties as service providers for processing data, including personal data, as part of its own business purposes; such service providers are cloud suppliers, service providers for the analysis of activities and web analysis services. A more detailed description of such services is to be found below.
1.8. If you register for the newsletter or for myHARTING on this website, we will use the data you enter exclusively for this purpose or to inform you of circumstances relevant to this service or registration for it. We will pass these data to its service provider, ClickDimensions (LLC 5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE Suite B500 Atlanta, GA 30328) for the purpose of managing, and this service provider will store the data in Microsoft Azure Services of the Microsoft Ireland Operations (Sandyford Business Estate, Dublin 18, Irland) such as MS Dynamics or Power BI. Your data will not be stored on servers outside the EU.
You can, on request and at any time, obtain information on the type and scope of personal data we hold concerning you. Additionally, in accordance with legal provisions, you have the right to rectification, the right to block and the right to deletion of this personal data.
2. Responsible contact
The body responsible for processing the data collected on this Website and as part of using the webshop is:
HARTING Singapore Pte Ltd
25 International Business Park, #04-108 German Centre, Singapore 609916
Tel.: +65 6225 5285; Email: [email protected]
You can reach the contact person and internally appointed Data Protection Officer at:
Mr. Soeren Montag, HARTING Singapore Pte Ltd
25 International Business Park, #04-108 German Centre, Singapore 609916
Tel.: +65 6225 5285, Email: [email protected]
3. Tracking mechanisms
3.1. Tracking mechanisms permit the operators of a website to monitor and if necessary control the online marketing measures deployed on the basis of their effect. The terms “web controlling”, “web analysis” or “traffic analysis” are frequently used synonymously with the term tracking. Tracking comprises monitoring the success, controlling and analyzing the efficiency of a website and the online marketing measures employed.
3.2. Mechanisms used for tracking generally examine where the visitors to a website come from, the nature of their conduct and activities on the platform and also, if relevant, what happens after they leave the site. There are basically two different methods for carrying out tracking.
We uses tracking mechanisms to (i) measure or analyze reach and (ii) to personalize offers. If you are a registered user and you have logged on, HARTING will also use tracking mechanisms to build a profile.
4. Measurement and analysis of reach
The measurement and analysis of reach (also referred to as clickstream analysis, data traffic analysis, traffic analysis, web analysis, web controlling, etc.) is the collection of data and their evaluation with respect to the behaviour of visitors to websites. One analytical mechanism typically examines where visitors come from, which areas of a website they visit and how often and for how long individual pages and categories are viewed. It serves primarily to optimize the website and to better achieve certain objectives (e.g. to increase page views, visitor frequency, newsletter subscriptions). A fundamental distinction can be drawn in web analysis between evaluation procedures for permanently measuring the effectiveness of pages and methods for identifying weaknesses on the website and ways of improving them.
Using cookies enables us to make it easier to navigate a website and also offers a high degree of user-friendliness. Moreover, cookies help us to identify particularly popular areas of our website. They make it possible to collect information regarding a specific period of time and identify the visitor’s computer. We use permanent cookies to improve user guidance and provide personalised content (“persistent cookies”). We also use so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser (“transient cookies”).
We use the following categories of cookies on our website:
• essential cookies
• functional cookies
• statistic cookies
• personalisation cookies
• control cookie deployment
5.2. Essential cookies: These cookies are required for you to be able to move around the website and use specific functions, esp. relevant for security reasons. They ensure the stability of the website, offer a secure log-in, store e.g. the progress of your order, your log-in data and your shopping cart. It also saves your language settings.
5.3. Functional cookies: They are used to provide the services you request, for example, if you want to watch a video. Functionality cookies are also used to maintain settings you make on the website (e.g. location). These cookies are not able to track your browsing on other websites and cannot track where you have surfed the Internet outside of our website. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain services you request. All information collected by these cookies is anonymous and is used solely to improve the functionality and service of the website.
5.5. Personalisation cookies: We use personalisation cookies to recognize you when you visit our website again and to personalize content and save your settings. These cookies are used to display personalized content to you according to your interests. We also use retargeting or remarketing cookies to help us deliver ads that are relevant to your interests based on your individual browsing habits within the respective advertising network. On these pages, you may be presented with advertisements relating to content that you have previously viewed on other websites
5.6. Control cookie deployment: Cookies required for the operation of this website are set automatically when the website is called up. Other cookies and functionalities not required for use by us as website operator and by any third party may only be used after your consent. To this end, when you call up this website, you will be asked to select a selection of permitted cookies and functions. This selection is in turn stored in a cookie until you delete this cookie from your end device.
6.1. In order to register for an email newsletter, HARTING requires you to provide your email address, country name, and language spoken. Any other information is given voluntarily and will be used to address you personally and tailor the newsletter to your personal preferences and clarify queries regarding your email address.
6.2. If you register for the newsletter on this Website, we will use the data you enter exclusively for this purpose or to inform you of circumstances relevant to this service or registration for it. HARTING will pass these data to its service provider, ClickDimensions (LLC 5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE Suite B500 Atlanta, GA 30328) for the purpose of managing and performing the mailing of the newsletter, and this service provider will store the data in Microsoft Dynamics. Your data will not be stored on servers outside the EU.
6.3. The IP address through which you register for the newsletter as well as the date and time when you order the newsletter will be stored. We needs these data as evidence in the event of abuse, in case the email address registered for the newsletter does not belong to the user. To provide further security against an email address being improperly registered by third parties in our circulation list, we provide a “double opt-in” procedure. In this procedure, you will receive a confirmation email after registering, sent to the email address specified. You will only receive the desired email newsletter if you confirm your registration by clicking on a link contained in this email. As part of this procedure, the order for the newsletter, the despatch of the confirmation email and receipt of the confirmation of registration are all logged.
6.4. We would draw your attention to the fact that we will evaluate your user habits when sending newsletters for the purpose of [improving customer service]. To do so, we use the tracking functions of ClickDimensions. The emails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels which represent one-pixel image files which are stored on our Website. For these evaluations, we combine the data collected and the web beacons with your email address and an individual ID. Links received in the newsletter also contain this ID. We use the data thus acquired to create a user profile to tailor the newsletter to your individual interests. In the process, we record when you read our newsletter, which links you click on and from this we deduce your personal interests. We combine these data with the actions you perform on our Website.
6.5. Tracking by means of web beacons or tracking pixels is not possible if you have deactivated the display of images in your email program as your standard setting. In this case, the newsletter will not be fully displayed and you may not be able to use all its functions. If you have the images displayed manually, the tracking described above will be performed. In the cookie settings on our website, you may find further information about the specific cookies used.
6.6. You have the option at any time to revoke your consent to the storage of your data and their use for the despatch of the newsletter, with effect for the future. We provides you with a link in every newsletter for such revocation. You also have the option to communicate your desire to revoke your consent in writing to be sent to the contact options listed in section 2 above.
7. my HARTING
7.1. If you would like to use myHARTING, you must register by giving your email address (user name), a password of your choosing, the company name, company address, the country, language, surname and mode of address — any further details requested are not mandatory but can be supplied by you as additional information. We uses the so-called double opt-in procedure for the registration, i.e. your registration will only be completed if you have already confirmed your registration via a confirmation email sent to you for this purpose by clicking on the link contained in it. If we do not receive your confirmation within 24 hours, your registration will be automatically deleted from our database. It is mandatory to provide the data specified above, while all other information can be provided voluntarily through the use of our portal.
7.2. If you use myHARTING, we will store the data we require from you to provide this service until you deactivate your access according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We will also store the details which you provide voluntarily for as long as you use myHARTING. You can view all your details in the protected customer area and if so desired, you can have them changed or deleted by us. The legal basis is provided by Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
7.3. To prevent unauthorized access to your personal data by third parties, the connection is encrypted by means of TLS technology.
8. Usage-based and/or personalized offers
8.2. Usage-based online advertising: Our Website or the linked website from which a user comes, collects and processes a visitor’s usage habits. The latter benefits as the advertising generated matches certain areas of interest — altogether, less randomly scattered advertising is shown. A cookie is stored on the user’s PC to record their user habits.
8.3. We use tools of the following companies to collect data in order to provide user-based online advertising:
In the cookie settings on our website, you may find further information about the specific cookies used.
8.4. You can read further information on cookies and individual suppliers on the website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. There you have the option to opt out of usage-based online advertising from individual tools or all of them.
8.5. Personalized offers: We also use these technologies to recognize users again. Personalized offers are based on the analysis of the particular visitor’s purchase habits as well as their use of our electronic media.
8.6. Specifically, we use the following data to tailor advertising to you and your interests:
(a) data contained in your customer account and data which you communicate to us when processing purchases (master data)
(b) data relating to your — previous or future — purchases made from HARTING (transaction data) and information derived from them (e.g. what products you prefer to purchase or configure)
(c) information (including cross-device information) automatically generated on visits to our electronic media (Website or app) including date and time of the visit (usage data) and information derived from such visits (e.g. what content you frequently view)
(d) products which you have searched for or viewed in our electronic media
8.7. The analysis and evaluation of the information specified allow us to make offers and product recommendations individually tailored to users’ interests. Personalized offers can be sent by letter, on visits to our electronic media (Website and app) or — if separate consent has been given — by email or push notification.
8.8. To optimize our offers on the basis of your usage interests, we use the following tool:
(a) Acquia Lift
At HARTING.com, we use the service Acquia Lift supplied by Acquia Inc., 53 State Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, USA. All data collected are stored and processed on servers within the EU.
Acquia Lift serves the process of personalization which records users’ interests, preferences and habits.
Acquia Lift also uses geotargeting methods to determine the region where you are located. This allows us to provide you with content of regional interest, e.g. the contact widget which offers you the contact responsible for your region. The IP address is not stored and is used exclusively for this procedure.
You can refuse the storage of cookies by means of a corresponding setting in your browser software or deactivate Acquia Lift. However, in this case, you will no longer be able to use the value-added functions and tailored content services which is provided by Acquia Lift on our Website .
(b) Measuring and analyzing reach with Google Analytics
You can prevent the measurement of reach and the creation of user profiles (pseudonymous or personalized) by Google Analytics at any time. The following options are available to you:
• You can prevent storage of the cookies used to create a profile by making the appropriate setting in your browser software, as described above.
• A further option is to install an “opt-out cookie” which you can find under the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics. However, the web analysis is only discontinued for as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by the browser.
• Depending on the browser used, you also have the option to install a browser plug-in which prevents tracking. Simply install the browser plug-in which can be downloaded there.
9. Data security
HARTING will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information. However, please be aware that the use of the Internet is not entirely secure and for this reason HARTING cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via the Internet.
10. Retention period
We store personal data collected for business purposes as long as is required for the business relationship, and then duly delete this data. A business purpose is deemed to have expired at the latest when the limitation periods for all claims that could arise from the business relationship have expired pursuant to generally applicable provisions. In case of doubt, this period should be assumed to be 10 years after the last business transaction. If we receive personal data and no related business transaction occurs, this data will be deleted after 3 years at the latest. Of course, we will also delete this data if a business purpose no longer exists and you revoke your consent.
Right of access, right to rectification, right to information
You have the right at all times to access your stored personal data, as well as information regarding its origin, recipient and the purpose of its storage. Furthermore, you have the right to rectification and the right to deletion of your data (the ‘right to be forgotten’).
The following links additionally offer you the opportunity to access information on the collection of personal data by us in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation:
- Data privacy information for clients, distributors, interested parties and suppliers
- Data privacy information for HARTING employees and applicants
- Data privacy information for HARTING visitors
Revocation of consent
You can revoke your consent regarding use of your data at any time either in writing or electronically. The same applies if your personal data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR.
Revocation via email: [email protected]
Revocation by post: FAO Dr Laker, HARTING Stiftung & Co. KG, Marienwerderstrasse 3, 32339 Espelkamp, Germany
In the event that you revoke your consent to the storage and processing of your data, we may be unable to offer you certain services, such as participation in competitions.
If you revoke your consent, we will no longer process your personal data. This shall not apply in the event we can demonstrate that the processing is necessary for compelling and legitimate grounds which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or in the event that the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or rights.
You also have the right to submit complaints at any time to the respective supervisory authority for data privacy. To do so, please contact the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for North Rhine-Westphalia, Kavalleriestrasse 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany – Postal address: Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit NRW, PO Box 20 04 44, 40102 Düsseldorf, Germany.
11. Validity of Privacy Notice
11.1. We may modify the terms of this Policy or include additional terms to, for example, reflect changes to the law, or changes to our products and/or services. We encourage you to review these terms regularly. If you do not agree to the modified terms, you should discontinue your use of the Website. If there is any inconsistency between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms shall prevail to the extent of any inconsistency between these terms and such additional terms. This policy was last amended on 23 March 2020.
12. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The use of this Website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore and HARTING and the user agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.