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Privacy Statement


Westinghouse is committed to doing business ethically and honestly and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. This includes compliance with Applicable Data Protection Laws.

When we say “Westinghouse” we mean jointly and severally Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, Westinghouse Electric UK Holdings Limited, their wholly-owned or controlled subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures, and all organizational units owned, managed, or reporting to them and their senior management anywhere in the world.

This Online Privacy Statement applies to the personal data we obtain through the Westinghouse websites, including westinghousenuclear.com and the other external Westinghouse websites that link to this Online Privacy Statement, including the Careers portal (the “Websites”).

This Online Privacy Statement is intended to inform you about the types of personal data we obtain through the Websites, how we may use that personal data, with whom we may share it, and how you may exercise your rights regarding our processing of the personal data.

Personal Data” means information identifying or relating to a natural person that either identifies or can be combined with other data in our possession or readily accessible to identify (directly or indirectly) a natural person, such as the name, email address and phone numbers, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Please read this Online Privacy Statement carefully. If you have further questions, please contact us.

Click on one of the links below to jump to the listed section:

  1. Personal Data we process
  2. Cookies, Analytics, Tracking Tools, Social Plug-Ins
  3. How we use Personal Data
  4. How we share Personal Data
  5. International Data Transfers
  6. Retention of Personal Data
  7. Security of Personal Data
  8. What rights you have over your Personal Data
  9. Changes to this Online Privacy Statement
  10. Who is responsible and how you can contact us

 

1. Personal data we process

We collect and process different Personal Data when you visit our Websites, as follows:

A. When you contact us through the Websites, or register to our newsletters or blogs, you are required to provide some Personal Data, including:

    • identification and contact information (such as first name, last name, telephone number, email and postal address) for you or for others (e.g., principals in your business);
    • employment information (such as title, division and employer);
    • some demographic information, such as citizenship;
    • information used to create your online account (such as username, password);
    • other information you may submit to us through the “contact us” feature.

B. The following Personal Data will be processed for those customers accessing our trainings:

    • identification and contact information (such as first name, last name, telephone number, email and postal address) for you or for others (e.g., principals in your business);
    • Some demographic information (such as citizenship, job title)
    • Last log-in records.
C. The following Personal Data will be processed when customers use the rapid EIDMS web page:
    • identification and contact information (such as first name, last name, telephone number, email and postal address) for you or for others (e.g., managers in your business);
    • employment information (such as title, division and employer);
    • some demographic information, such as citizenship;
    • information used to create your online account (such as username, password).
D. The following Personal Data will be requested to create an account on our Careers website, to Join Talent Community or to create a Job Alerts:
    • identification and contact information (such as first name, last name, email address, country of residence);
    • information needed to create your online account (such as username, password).

If you wish to apply for job opportunities, you will be required to submit further job specific information such as your résumé or C.V., employment history, education history, citizenship information.

E. The following Personal Data will be requested to create and account and access the Supplier portal:
    • identification and contact information (such as first name, last name, telephone number, email address) for you or for others (e.g., sales contact person, managers in your business);
    • employment information (such as title, division and employer);
    • information used to create your online account (such as username, password).

F. In general, when you visit our Websites, we automatically collect some information from you (for example your IP address, referral pages, date and time of site access, and site visited) by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, web server log, web beacons. In addition, the browser transmits further data about your online activities and stores it through our web server. These include information about your devices, browsing actions, location, and use of third-party websites, that we obtain through the use of cookies. See the section on Cookies, Analytics, Tracking Tools, Social Plug-Ins Westinghouse respects and protects the privacy of visitors to the Westinghouse Web site. Visitor-specific information of a personal nature is normally not collected. However, the Web site provides contact information and e-mail addresses throughout the site to permit visitor communication. When a visitor communicates with the Westinghouse Web site via e-mail, a record of the visitor's e-mail address and name (if provided) will be maintained. Information provided by visitors when completing any on-line forms will also be maintained.

 

2. Cookies, Analytics, Tracking Tools, Social Plug-Ins

When you use our Websites we may collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons and JavaScript.

A. Cookies

Cookies are files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings on your device.

Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict or disable certain cookies.

Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our Websites or other websites and online services. We rely on certain technical cookies to enhance functionality and user experience of our Websites.

We use session ID cookies for access to our Careers portal. These session Cookies are used to make it easier to navigate our Career portal. A session ID Cookie expires when your browser is closed. If you reject Cookies, you may still use portions of our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, products or services, may be limited.

In conjunction with gathering information through cookies, our web servers may log information such as your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. We also may record information such as the address of the web page that referred you to Websites and the IP address of the device you use to connect to our Websites. We also may log information about your interaction with the Websites, such as which pages you visit. We may place tags on our web pages called "web beacons," which are small files that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies.

We may use third-party web analytics services on our Websites, such as those of Google Analytics, Lucky Orange and YouTube

These service providers help us analyze how users use the Websites.

The information collected for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. We have opted to use IP anonymization in transferring data to Google, which limits the amount of detail passed through Google Analytics.

To learn more about how to opt out of these third-party web analytic service providers' activities, click the relevant link below:

Google Analytics (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout)

Google Tag Manager (https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/use-policy/?)

You also have the option to prevent the collection of your use of the website for Google Analytics. Please download and install the Google plug-in provided by Google.

B. Social-Plug-ins

The content on our Websites can be shared on social networks like Facebook, Twitter & Co., LinkedIn and YouTube.

The Websites uses a sharing tool. This tool does not establish direct contact between the networks and users until the user actively clicks on one of these buttons. If the user is logged in to one of these social networks, when using the social buttons available on the Websites, a window appears in which the user can confirm the text before submitting.

The providers of other third-party plug-ins on our Websites, such as embedded videos and social sharing tools, may use automated means to collect information regarding your use of the Websites and your interactions with the plug-ins. This information is subject to the privacy policies or notices of the third party plug-in providers and is not subject to Westinghouse Online Privacy Statement.

We encourage you to review the privacy statements posted on those third party websites (and all websites) you visit.

C. AddThis

We use functions of the content sharing service AddThis.com on our websites. AddThis provides the capability to enable users of their websites to share webpages, blogs, news, photos, videos, and other content with social networks and other destinations via a website plug-in. Nothing is shared without your interaction with the interface found on select pages on westinghousenuclear.com.

You can permanently object to the AddThis cookie by downloading and installing the opt-out cookie available at the following link, where you can also find further information on the collection and use of data by AddThis: https://www.addthis.com/?r=0

To view the list of Westinghouse and third-party cookies used on the Websites and to make choices about those cookies, please visit our Cookie Consent Tool here.

 

3. How we use Personal Data

We use the Personal Data we obtain on the following legal basis, and for the purposes identified below.

A. We will process your Personal Data to fulfill our contractual obligations towards you, for the following purposes:

    • To enable customers to check their order status, to verify products availability;
    • To facilitate and expedite the suppliers qualification process;
    • To create, administer and communicate with you about your account;

B. We will process your Personal Data on the basis of our legitimate business interest for the following purposes:

    • to provide and administer our products and services;
    • to improve and optimize the functionality, safety and stability of your user experience and of our products and services;
    • to manage our Websites;
    • to process, evaluate and respond to your requests and inquiries;
    • to protect the security and/or integrity of our Websites and IT infrastructure against cybercrimes, espionage, fraud and other unlawful activity;
    • to understand how you use our services and to enable us to improve and further develop the features, performance and support available on our Websites, which may entail the provision of anonymous statistical information about our visitors;
    • to verify your identity and protect against and prevent fraud and other unlawful activity, unauthorized transactions, claims and other liabilities, and manage risk exposure and quality;
    • to monitor and ensure compliance with applicable policies and procedures (including this Online Privacy Statement and any other privacy-related policy) and legal requirements, including conducting internal investigations; and
    • for any disclosures to third parties required as part of due diligence processes in the context of corporate /business operations in which we may participate.
    • Cookies are used to analyze the Websites usage and thus for the improvement or optimization of the Websites.

When we rely on the legitimate interests basis for processing your Personal Data, we will first carry out a balancing exercise between the reason for the processing of your Personal Data on the one hand, with your rights and freedoms on the other, to ensure our use of the legitimate interests basis is appropriate. 

C. We will process your Personal Data for the following purposes, provided that you have granted your prior consent:

    • to contact you with electronic newsletters and/or promotional e-mails o similar communications relating to products and services (including training opportunities);
    • to manage job application;
    • to send job alerts, notifications and/or information about career opportunities or talent community updates;
    • to conduct and facilitate surveys, sweepstakes, contests, focus groups and market research initiatives;
    • to register and administer participants in our training courses;
    • to use the cookies that are not necessary for the functioning of the Websites and the third party analytics cookies;

If we ask for your consent to process your Personal Data, such consent is optional and withdrawn at any time by contacting us.

 

4. How we share Personal Data

Westinghouse does not sell or otherwise disclose Personal Data collected through the Websites, except as described in this Online Privacy Statement.
Westinghouse does not share the Personal Data collected through the Websites for marketing purposes. Westinghouse shares your Personal data in the manner and for the purposes described below:

  • Sharing within Westinghouse. As Westinghouse is a global group headquartered in the US, with offices located across the globe, the Personal Data collected through the Websites may be shared  among the Westinghouse entities for the Purposes described above in this Online Privacy Statement (e.g., to provide and administer products and services; to fulfil contractual obligations; to communicate information about Westinghouse; to register and administer the accounts created or the applications submitted; as part of regular reporting activities; to maintain IT systems; to monitor and assure compliance with applicable policies and procedures, and applicable laws). Personal Data will be always accessed and used on a ‘need-to-know’ basis.

  • Sharing with Service Providers. Personal Data may be shared with service providers Westinghouse has retained to perform services on its behalf (such as companies providing customer management and support, optimizing services, managing newsletters and blogs; IT-Infrastructure service providers; software services providers or companies providing data analytics). These service providers are contractually required to safeguard the information provided to them by adopting adequate security measures, they are required to follow the instructions Westinghouse provides to them and are restricted from using or disclosing such information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

  • Regulators, authorities, and other third parties. Personal Data may be transferred to regulators, courts, and other authorities (e.g. tax and law enforcement authorities), independent external advisors (e.g. auditors, external legal counsel, or other professional consultants), internal compliance and investigation teams (including external advisers appointed to conduct internal investigations) as necessary to comply with a legitimate legal request, to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraud or illegal activity.

  • Asset Purchasers. We reserve the right to transfer to relevant third-parties any Personal Data we have about you in the event of a potential or actual sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a merger, acquisition, joint venture, reorganization, divestiture, dissolution or liquidation) or other business combination. In such case, we will require the relevant third parties to provide comparable levels of protection as the Westinghouse Group provides with respect to the Personal Data we share.

 

5. International Data Transfers

Given Westinghouse’s global business and operations, some of the recipients we may share Personal Data with may be located in countries which may have different data protection laws than the country in which the Personal Data was provided.

Some countries where recipients are located already provide an adequate level of protection for Personal Data. Transfers to countries such as the USA, for example, may be protected under arrangements such as the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Transfers to Westinghouse entities will be regulated by adequate intra-group agreements, which contractually obliges each Westinghouse entity to ensure that Personal Data receives an adequate and consistent level of protection wherever it is transferred within Westinghouse. 

If recipients are located in other countries without adequate protections for Personal Data, Westinghouse will take all necessary measures to ensure that transfers are adequately protected as required by applicable data protection laws.

If you are located in the European Union and/or the European Economic Area ("EEA"), we will comply with applicable legal requirements providing adequate protection for the transfer of Personal Data to recipients in countries outside of the EEA, such as the EU Standard Contractual Clauses, which the European Commission has assessed as providing an adequate level of protection for Personal Data.

For more information about the appropriate safeguards in place, feel free to contact us.

 

6. Retention of Personal Data

To the extent permitted by applicable laws, we retain Personal Data we obtain about you though the Websites as long as (1) it is needed for the purposes for which we obtained it, in accordance with the provisions of this Online Privacy Statement or (2) we have another lawful basis, stated in this Online Privacy Statement or at the point of collection, for retaining that Personal Data beyond the period for which it is necessary to serve the original purpose.

Under some circumstances we may anonymize your Personal Data so that it can no longer be associated with you. We reserve the right to use such anonymous and de-identified data for any legitimate business purpose without further notice to you or your consent.

 

7. Security of Personal Data

We have implemented appropriate physical, technical, and organizational security measures to protect your Personal Data against accidental loss and unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure, these include data encryption, pseudo and anonymization, logical and physical access restriction and control, firewalls and recovery systems, integrity testing.

Westinghouse employees are regularly trained as to the handling of Personal Data and are obliged to comply with data secrecy in accordance with the legal requirements. We also limit access to Personal Data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties that have a legitimate business need for such access, and we contractually require that our third parties suppliers to adopt the necessary security measures to assure an adequate level of protection of Personal Data.

 

8. What rights you have over your Personal Data

You have a number of rights in relation to your Personal Data. These can differ by country, but can be summarized in broad terms as follows:

  • Right of access: You have the right to confirm with us whether your Personal Data is processed, and if it is, to request access to that Personal Data, including the categories of Personal Data processed, the purpose of the processing and the recipients or categories of recipients.  If you want to request more than one copy, we may charge a fee.
  • Right to rectification: You have the right to rectify inaccurate or incomplete Personal Data concerning you.
  • Right to erasure (right to be forgotten): You have the right to ask us to erase Personal Data concerning you, if they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which it has been initially collected.
  • Right to restriction of processing: In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we restrict processing of your Personal Data, however where we have a legitimate interest to process Personal Data for the Purposes set out above we may override a request that you make.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to receive Personal Data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you may have the right to transmit that data to another entity.
  • Right to object and rights relating to automated decision-making: Under certain circumstances, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of your Personal Data by us and we can be required to no longer process your Personal Data.
  • Right to revoke your consent: If you have given us your consent to certain data processing (for example, if you have subscribed our newsletter or out job alerts) you have the right at any time to revoke the consent given, entirely or in part.
  • Right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority in your country of residence, country of work or country of an alleged infringement. For the full list of the supervisory authorities, please visit: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en

We encourage you to contact us to update or correct your Personal Data if it changes or if the Personal Data we hold about you is inaccurate.

We will contact you if we need additional information from you in order to honor your requests.

Should you have any queries or intention of requesting additional information on how to exercise your rights or to effectively submit such a request, feel free to contact us.

 

9. Changes to this Online Privacy Statement

This Online Privacy Statement is revised from time to time, as needed to reflect the latest Westinghouse organizational changes, changes in products and services, legal requirements. To the extent Westinghouse relies on your consent for the performance of any processing activities, we will make sure to request your consent if and where changes to this Online Privacy Statement may have an impact on the relevant processing before the changes are made. This version of the Westinghouse Online Privacy Statement takes effect on September 2019.

 

10. Who is responsible and how you can contact us

The Data Controller responsible for the processing and processes described in this Online Privacy Statement is:

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
Communications Department
1000 Westinghouse Drive
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066

The Data Protection Officer for the Westinghouse entities in Germany is Mr. Alexander Krautschneider, who can be reached at:

iNoRisk GmbH & Co. KG
Industriestraße 38
D-67063 Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Telefon: 0621 68 5051 – 30
Telefax: 0621 68 5051 – 29
E-Mail: info@inorisk.com

In general, to exercise any of your rights or ask questions about this Online Privacy Statement, please contact us at:

  • Email address: dataprivacy@westinghouse.com
  • Phone number: +1 412-374-5852
  • Mailing address: Ethics and Compliance, Westinghouse, 1000 Westinghouse Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066, USA