Viotec Inc. and affiliates (collectively, “VTI”) are responsible for this website, including its mobile versions, and we are committed to respecting the privacy of visitors to both. VTI has implemented technical, administrative and physical measures to safeguard any personal information that we may collect.
This Privacy Notice describes our practices related to personal information collected through VTI websites and mobile versions, unless there is a separate privacy notice for the website or mobile version.
VTI has the following additional privacy notices:
The General Privacy Notice that covers personal information that VTI may collect and process separate and apart from its websites and mobile versions. This covers contractors, dependents of employees, and others whose data we may collect or receive outside of this website. That covers personal information that VTI may collect and process separate and apart from its websites and mobile versions. This covers contractors, dependents of employees, and others whose data we may collect or receive outside of this website.
The Employee Privacy Notice. Click here to select the version in the language of your choosing.
The Job Applicant Privacy Notice for job applicants. If you apply for a job through our Careers section, VTI’s use of the personal information you provide is governed by VTI’s Job Applicant Privacy Notice. Click here to select the version in the language of your choosing.
Binding Corporate Rules
VTI has adopted Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) as a mechanism to authorize the sharing of Personal Information between its businesses inside the European Union (EU) and its businesses located in other regions of the world. Click here to select the language of your choosing.
Does this Notice apply to all VTI Websites?
This Privacy Notice applies to visitors of VTI websites that link to this Privacy Notice. Individual websites for VTI entities, services and products may adopt different privacy notices because the transactions taking place on those websites may be different. If a VTI website has its own privacy notice, the provisions of that notice apply to that website.
What personal information does VTI collect?
VTI monitors user traffic patterns throughout the website according to a user’s domain name, browser type, date and time of access, and pages viewed. This information is collected in order to measure the number of visitors to our website and to determine which areas users find useful based upon the traffic to particular areas. VTI uses this information to enhance visitors’ experience and to better prepare future content based on the interests of visitors.
A visitor to our website may be asked to provide personal information to receive a response or some other service from VTI. The personal information that you may be requested to provide includes your name, email address and any information that you choose to provide. The collection of information will be transparent to you – you will be asked for it and will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to provide it. If you choose not to provide any of the personal information requested, VTI may be unable to complete the transaction you have requested.
Your mobile provider may have a conflicting privacy position that captures personal information when you visit our website, but VTI is not responsible for and does not control how other parties may collect your information when you access our website(s).
How does VTI use the personal information it collects?
Any personal information collected will only be used to: conduct basic business operations, such as communicate with customers and business planning; provide investor services; provide the information, item or service you have requested; communicate with you about products, services and events relating to VTI; improve our products, services and websites; verify your identity to ensure security for one of the other purposes listed here; respond to a legitimate legal request from law enforcement authorities or other government regulators; investigate suspected or actual illegal activity; support the sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets (including through bankruptcy); and/or conduct investigations to ensure compliance with, and comply with, legal obligations.
Information that individuals submit to express interest in, or be considered for, an employment opportunity with VTI is covered by the applicable Job Applicant Privacy Notice (see above for more information).
Except where used in support of a contract with you or to fulfill a legal obligation, our use of your personal information will be only for legitimate business interests as set forth above.
Where does VTI store your information?
Because VTI is a global company with locations in many different countries, we may transfer your information from one legal entity to another or from one country to another in order to accomplish the purposes listed above. These countries include, at a minimum, the United States, the member states of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Canada and other countries, including some in Asia. We will transfer your personal information consistent with applicable legal requirements and only to the extent necessary for the purposes set forth above.
VTI relies on available legal mechanisms to enable the legal transfer of personal information across borders. To the extent that VTI relies on the standard contractual clauses (also called the model clauses) or Binding Corporate Rules to authorize transfer, VTI will comply with those requirements, including where there may be a conflict between those requirements and this Notice. To read VTI’s Binding Corporate Rules, click here to select the version in the language of your choosing.
Does VTI use your personal information to contact you?
VTI does not use the personal information collected on this website to contact you except in response to a direct inquiry or if you register for communications in the Investors section of this site.
Does VTI share the information it collects with any third parties?
VTI may share your Personal Information with our subsidiaries and affiliated companies (the “VTI Group”). When VTI transfers your Personal Information within the VTI Group, it will do so consistent with applicable law and VTI’s Binding Corporate Rules, which are available above in many languages.
In addition, VTI may provide access to or share Personal Information on an as-needed basis with third parties, such as trusted service providers, consultants and contractors who are granted access to VTI facilities or systems, and with government agencies and others as required by law. VTI will only share your information outside the VTI Group to: allow service providers VTI has retained to perform services on our behalf. In those cases, VTI will only share the information with service providers for the purposes outlined above. These service providers are contractually restricted from using or disclosing the information except when it is necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements; comply with legal obligations, including but not limited, to complying with tax and regulatory obligations, sharing data with labor/trade unions and works councils, and responding to a court proceeding or a legitimate legal request from law enforcement authorities or other government regulators; investigate suspected or actual illegal activity; prevent physical harm or financial loss; or support the sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets (including through bankruptcy).
Your personal information may also be maintained and processed by our service providers in countries other than the one in which it was collected, such as the United States, member states of the European Union, Canada and other jurisdictions.
How long does VTI retain personal information?
VTI will retain personal information as long as needed to comply with its contractual and legal obligations. If the personal information is not subject to contractual or legal obligations, VTI will retain the data for as long as is required for the original purpose for which it was collected.
This website may also use web beacons. A web beacon is usually a pixel on a website that can be used to track whether a user has visited a particular website to deliver targeted advertising. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies, which means that, if you turn off your browser’s cookies, the web beacons will not be able to track your activity. The web beacon will still account for a website visit, but your unique information will not be recorded.
What should you understand about the third-party links that may appear on this website?
In some instances, VTI may provide links to non-VTI controlled websites, which VTI will make reasonable efforts to identify as such. VTI does not control such third-party websites, however, and cannot be responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other websites.
What additional information should specific users know?
Parents, guardians and children: This website is intended for visitors who are at least 18 years of age and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. VTI does not knowingly solicit information from, or market products or services to, children. If you do not meet the age requirements set out above, please do not enter your personal information on this or any other VTI website.
Residents of California:
California Shine the Light Law: California residents may annually request and obtain information that is shared with other businesses for their own direct marketing use within the prior calendar year. VTI does not share your personal information with other businesses for their own direct marketing use.
California Consumer Privacy Act: Except for those who interact with VTI as employees and contractors, those whose information we have because of their relationship with employees and contractors (such as family members receiving health benefits or emergency contacts), job applicants, those whose information we have because of their relationship with job applicants (such as references), and those whose information we have as a result of a business-to-business interaction or relationship (such the personnel of a business customer or vendor), California residents have the right to request details about the personal information that we have about you, including the categories of information, the purpose for which we use it, with whom we share it, and specific information about what personal information we have about you specifically; request that your data be deleted; and direct a company not to sell your data, but, since VTI does not sell personal information, this does not apply.
If you are a California resident not covered by the exclusions mentioned above and you would like to exercise your rights, you should contact VTI either by calling 1-302-318-1311 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your name, a way for VTI to contact you (such as an email address or telephone number) so that we can respond to your request, information about the nature of your relationship with us (for example, are you a visitor to our website or a shareowner), and details about the action that you would like us to take. Based on your request, we will investigate to determine if we have any of your personal information. If we do have your personal information (other than that provided in your request), we will seek to verify your identity based on the personal information that we already have; the data we will request will depend on the nature of the personal information we have about you. Once we verify your identity, we will provide you with a response, indicating how we will satisfy your request or why we cannot comply with your request.
Users from the European Union and other countries with privacy laws: You have the right to lodge a complaint with your national or state supervisory authority. You also have the right to request access to and correction or erasure of your personal information, seek restrictions on or object to the processing of certain personal information, and seek data portability under certain circumstances. To contact VTI about a request to access, correct, erase, object or seek restrictions or portability, please use the contact methods indicated at the end of this notice.
Users from the United States: VTI does not collect Social Security Numbers through www.viotec.us VTI does, however, collect Social Security Numbers where required by law, such as tax and payroll purposes for its employees. When VTI collects and/or uses Social Security Numbers, VTI will take proper care by protecting confidentiality, limiting collection, ensuring access on a need-to-know basis, implementing appropriate technical safeguards and ensuring proper disposal.
How might VTI change this policy?
As VTI expands and improves this website, we may need to update this policy. This policy may be modified from time to time without prior notice. We encourage you to review this policy on a regular basis for any changes. The date of the latest version will be identified at the bottom of the policy.
How can you contact VTI?
If you have any comments or questions, or if there are other things we can do to maximize the value of this website to you, please email email@example.com. If you wish to access, correct or update your personal information, or if you have questions about VTI’s privacy practices in general or a complaint, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event that you are located in a country that will be governed by the General Data Protection Regulation and would like to contact the local Data Protection Officer, please note that in your email, and your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate person.
Last updated: June 7, 2021