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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Fitesa S.A. and its affiliates («Fitesa», “we”, “us” or “our”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store personal data. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data.

Collection of information

We may collect and process the following information: (a) information that you provide when registering to use our website located at www.fitesa.com (the “Website”), when filling in forms on the Website, when posting material to the Website or when reporting a problem with the Website, which may include but is not limited to your name, address, phone number and email address; (b) information relating to your visits to the Website, which may include but is not limited to traffic data, details of the resources you access and other analytical data; (c) information about your computer, which may include but is not limited to your IP address, operating system and browser type and location data; (d) information contained in correspondence between us; (e) information you provide when ordering products or services from us and details of transactions you enter into with us; and (f) information we may collect from research or other surveys, which you may respond to at your discretion.

Sensitive personal data

Sensitive personal data includes personal data relating to race or ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data and biometric data. We do not seek any sensitive personal data from users of the Website, except as permitted by applicable law in relation to users who are applying for employment with Fitesa. Save for this purpose, we advise that you do not provide sensitive personal data to us, however, if you do, you irrevocably consent to our use of such sensitive personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Use of information

We use information held about you in the following ways: (a) to ensure that content on the Website is presented in the most effective manner; (b) to verify your identity when logging in to parts of the Website, when you have registered to do so; (c) to ensure the security of the Website; (d) to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes; (e) to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between us; (f) to evaluate any employment application and related documents you submit to us and to contact you about that employment application; (g) to obtain legal or professional advice or to pursue or defend legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure; (h) to comply with a legal obligation or to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person; and (i) to prevent fraud or manage credit risk.

Disclosure of information

We may disclose your personal data to any of our parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies or entities. We may also disclose your personal data to third parties: (a) if we sell or buy any company (or part thereof), business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; (b) where we have contracted with third parties to provide services to us; (c) for the purposes of obtaining legal or professional advice or to pursue or defend legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure; (d) in order to enforce or apply our Website Terms or the terms and conditions applicable to our sale of goods and services and other agreements; (e) to comply with a legal obligation or to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person; or (f) to prevent fraud or manage credit risk. Fitesa will not disclose your personal data to third parties for purposes of allowing them to market their products or services to you.

Transfer of information

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. While we will take all reasonable precautions to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data transmitted to the Website and any such transmission is at your own risk.

We may transfer your personal data to countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected and such transfers may involve the transfer of personal data from countries within the European Economic Area to countries outside the European Economic Area. The countries to which personal data may be transferred may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. By accessing the Website and submitting data on the Website, you expressly consent to these transfers. When we transfer your personal data to other countries, we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal data is secured.

Storage of information

We will retain your personal data only for so long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. When determining these retention periods, we carefully assess our need to collect and process personal information, however we may also retain your personal information for as long as is required by applicable laws. We have adopted procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access to your personal data.

Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to your personal data held by us: (a) the right to access your personal data; (b) the right to update or correct your personal data; (c) the right to delete your personal data; (d) the right to restrict the processing of your personal data; (e) the right to object to the processing of your personal data; (f) the right to have your personal data transferred to you or your nominated third party; (g) the right to complain to a regulatory authority about our processing of your personal data; and (h) where the legal basis of our processing of your personal data is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent. You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us.

Cookies and similar technologies

A “cookie” is a text file that is placed in your device’s browser and is used to distinguish you from other users by recognizing your browser across different web pages, websites and browsing sessions. Cookies can be used to enhance or personalize a user’s experience on a website, for example by authenticating the user, remembering the user’s preferences and login or registration information, monitoring which emails are opened and acted upon and to customize the content and advertisements provided to the user through the website.

A “web beacon” is a piece of code placed on a web page or in a video or email that can communicate information about your browser and device to a server. Web beacons can be used, for example, to count the users who visit a web page or who read an email or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a user viewing a web page or an email.

The Website may use cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies to monitor usage of the Website and to remember login or other personal information when you use the Website. To the extent that any cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of the Website, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit the Website. You may be able to change your browser settings to disable the use of cookies or to notify you when cookies are being used, however, this may impact or limit your ability to use the Website. Most browsers will also allow you to delete cookies. We will treat information collected by cookies and other similar technologies as non‑personal information unless applicable law requires otherwise.

Data protection officer

Fitesa has appointed a data protection officer to ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements including the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact our data protection officer at:

Fitesa Legal Department – Global Compliance
840 SE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
USA

Updates and amendments

We may update and amend this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you, which we may do by posting any changes on the Website. Please review this Privacy Policy regularly to make sure you are familiar with the latest policy.