Rockwell Automation Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively "we" or "Rockwell Automation") are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy and Cookies Policy ("Policy") outlines the types of information we may collect when you use one of our web sites or use another online application that links to this Policy ("Sites" or "Site"), how we use this information and the steps we take to safeguard personal data you provide to us. By accessing our Sites or voluntarily providing your personal data to us, you are consenting to the practices described in this Policy.
For purposes of this Policy, "personal data" means the information either on its own or in combination with other information that allows you to be identified such as your name, physical address, e-mail address or other contact details and any information that becomes personally associated with you (e.g. your preferences).
You can visit our Sites without providing any personal data to us. We collect personal data only when you voluntarily provide it to us or it is necessary for us to provide you services you have requested or we have disclosed the collection and intended use to you in advance through this Policy or at the time of collection. You are not required to provide personal data to us; however, if you do not, we may not be able to provide the services or information you request.
Some of the services on our Sites require you to provide personal data when you register for an account, or to allow us provide services or complete a transaction you have requested.
When you provide your personal data to us, we will inform you about how we will use it within the request or by linking to this Policy. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing your personal data with us. We may use personal data that you provide to us for the following purposes:
Within Rockwell Automation, we restrict access to your personal data to employees who need to know that information in order to fulfill your request or supply our services. We do not rent or sell your personal data to other companies or individuals, unless we have your consent. However, as described below, we may share your personal data with third parties outside of Rockwell Automation for the following purposes.
We take steps to seek to ensure the third parties listed above do not collect, use or disclose your personal data for any purpose other than to perform such functions on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions as required by law;
We also may offer certain services where you can post information on the Site which will then be available to other visitors of the Site. Examples are discussion forums and comments on blogs. When you post, basic information identifying you as the poster will be made available to other visitors together with your posted information. This information includes your name or alias, and where relevant, may include other information such as your country or the name of the company or organization you work for. We may also display statistical, reputational and other similar information, for example the number of forum posts you have posted or how useful other visitors have rated your posts. For details, please see the help pages for each service.
Aggregated personal information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Sites. It may be used for statistical analysis and administration, including analysis of trends, tailoring products and services, risk assessment and analysis of costs and charges in relation to our products and services.
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded to your computer’s hard drive or stored in your web browser’s memory when you visit our Sites. Cookies help us improve the performance of our Site and your experience using it. Cookies also allow us to remember your preference settings and to track trends and patterns in how visitors navigate our Sites.
Our Sites uses several types of cookies: "first party" cookies (used by our website only); "third party" cookies (cookies originating from a third party website); "session" cookies (expire at the end of your browser session); and "persistent" cookies (stored on your device between browser sessions allowing us to remember your preferences or actions).
Our Sites and emails may also contain small, clear graphic images known as web beacons. Web beacons help us identify user behavior such as the number of users that visit specific pages of our Site or whether the email messages we send have been opened or acted upon.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is sent and then to accept or reject each one. However, some features or services on our Sites may not function properly without cookies.
You can also delete cookies that were already stored on your computer. However, deleting cookies containing your preferences will prevent us from honoring those preferences when you return to our Sites.
For more information about how to block or delete cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We use web analytics cookies provided by Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics to help analyze how visitors use our Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our Site will be transmitted to and stored by Google and Adobe on servers in the United States. Going forward, you may opt out of these web analytics by installing this tool on your computer:
Certain browsers have settings that allow you to turn on a "do not track" feature. Our Sites do not currently support "do not track" and will not honor your web browser's "do not track" signal.
As noted above, Rockwell Automation may wish to provide you with information about new products, services, promotions and offers, which may be of interest to you and may invite you to take part in market research or request feedback on our products and services. This communication may occur by email or telephone. We will obtain your consent where we are required to do so in accordance with applicable law.
Rockwell Automation will ensure that any direct marketing or market research that you receive or are contacted about by electronic means will provide a simple means for you to refuse further marketing. For example, in emails it may provide you with an ‘unsubscribe’ link, or an email address to which you can send an opt-out request. Rockwell Automation will stop any marketing to which you object or in respect of which you withdraw your consent within a reasonable period, in order to allow sufficient time for the change to be administered.
In such cases Rockwell Automation would not necessarily remove all your personal data from its database(s) but would note and respect your changed direct marketing preferences.
We have adopted technical and organizational measures which seek to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of personal data we collect from you.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the security of any transmission of personal information over the Internet. Communications over the internet such as e-mails are not secure unless they have been encrypted. So while we strive to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us. You therefore accept the inherent security implications of dealing online and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless such breach has been caused by the specific negligence of Rockwell Automation, its affiliates or its agents.
We may store and process personal information collected on our Site in any country in which Rockwell Automation maintains offices. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your information among these facilities, including those located outside your country. Transfers of personal data from the European Union to other countries are done in compliance with the EU Data Privacy Directive and implementing laws and regulations.
Our Sites may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave our Site and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.
Under applicable data protection laws, you have certain rights in relation to the information we hold about you. You can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ and obtain a copy of those details about you which you would like to have. In addition, you have other rights in relation to your data such as the right to request correction of your personal information. If you believe that any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will take steps to seek to correct or update any information as necessary and in accordance with applicable law and pursuant to our checks on whether that information is in need of correction or update.
If you have questions regarding this Policy or our handling of your personal data, please contact our Chief Privacy Officer at 1201 South Second St., Milwaukee, WI 53204, phone number 414-382-2111
Please note that we may update or change this Policy from time to time. When we do, we will revise the last updated notice at the bottom of the Policy. If the changes are material, we will also provide a more prominent notice on our website. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties. Accordingly, we recommend that you regularly revisit our Site and check for changes in this Policy.