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Global Data Protection Policy (non-U.S.)
In the course of its daily organizational activities, Cognex Corporation (together with its subsidiaries) ("Cognex", "Us", "We", "Our") processes and stores Personal Data of customers and suppliers. This policy provides guidelines for the treatment of such data. This policy applies to all Personal Data collected, processed, stored and disclosed by Cognex in relation to our suppliers and customers (located outside the United States) in the course of our business activities.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this policy or how Personal Data is handled.
The policy covers both Personal Data and Special Categories of Personal Data (also known as Sensitive Data) held by Cognex in relation to Data Subjects. The policy applies equally to Personal Data held in manual and automated form. Personal Data and Special Categories of Personal Data (also known as Sensitive Data) will be equally referred to as Personal Data in this policy, unless specifically stated otherwise.
In the course of its role as a Controller of Personal Data, Cognex engages a number of processors to process Personal Data on its behalf. In each case, a formal, written contract is in place with the processor, outlining their obligations in relation to the Personal Data, the specific purpose or purposes for which the processor is engaged, and the understanding that the processor will process the Personal Data in compliance with the applicable Data Privacy Legislation. Failure of a processor to manage Cognex’s data in a compliant manner will be generally treated as a breach of contract.
Processors may include: Cognex Corporation, when it processes Personal Data on behalf of Cognex’s affiliated legal entities; other Cognex affiliated legal entities and IT service providers.
We process Personal Data about certain Data Subjects including:
- customers seeking products and services from Cognex (which includes former, present and/or prospective customers/clients and representatives);and
- former, present and/or prospective suppliers of Cognex, including third party advisors and consultants who may interact with Cognex in connection with certain services.
Generally, Personal Data will be used only for the purposes for which it was originally collected ("Original Purpose"). Under certain Data Privacy Legislation Personal Data may be processed for a purpose other than the purpose listed in the relevant data privacy notice or policy ("Secondary Purpose") only if the Original Purpose and Secondary Purpose are closely related.
Data Protection Key Requirements
We have adopted key data protection requirements which must be followed in relation to all processing of Personal Data. These key requirements are set out below, together with an explanation of what they entail. In some countries, applicable Data Privacy Legislation may provide for civil and criminal sanctions if the requirements are not met. The following key requirements are fundamental to this data protection policy.
In its capacity as a Controller, Cognex will observe the following when processing Personal Data:
- Personal Data will be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
- Personal Data will be collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not processed further in ways incompatible with those purposes.
- Personal Data will be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is collected and used.
- Personal Data will be accurate and where necessary, kept up-to-date. Reasonable steps will be taken to rectify or delete Personal Data that is inaccurate.
- Personal Data will be kept no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the Personal Data was processed.
- Personal Data will be processed in a manner that ensures confidentiality and appropriate security of the personal data.
- Personal Data will be processed in accordance with applicable Data Subjects’ rights.
- Where Personal Data is transferred outside the country or territory where it has been collected, such transfer must be in full compliance with applicable Data Privacy Legislation.
- Cognex will maintain records in order to demonstrate its compliance with Data Privacy Legislation.
Data Protection Impact Assessments
In some circumstances, applicable Data Privacy Legislation may require conducting a data protection impact assessment. This may be the case where a new project or way of working, or proposed changes to an existing project or way of working, or deployment of a new technology is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of Data Subjects. In practice, this means Cognex must continuously assess the risks created by our processing activities in order to identify when a type of processing is likely to trigger the requirement to conduct a data protection impact assessment. For example, large scale processing of Special Categories of Personal Data, or systematic evaluation of persons based on automated processing, including profiling (e.g. creating a credit rating data base) could trigger the obligation to carry out a data protection impact assessment under applicable Data Privacy Legislation.
More generally, a data protection impact assessment can be helpful to us as it will allow us to identify and mitigate privacy risks prior to processing, and to apply the principles of "privacy by design", whereby projects are built and implemented with privacy compliance in mind. Carrying out a data protection impact assessment is a continual process, not a one-time exercise, and it is also important to save time and resource by preventing intervention at a later date.
Data Subject Rights Requests
Under the applicable Data Privacy Legislation, Data Subjects may have various rights in respect of their Personal Data, depending on the exact circumstances and certain conditions set forth in Data Privacy Legislation. These rights may include (for example) to access their Personal Data, request its correction, request its erasure (such as when employee or customer records are no longer required), request the restriction of processing of their Personal Data, object, withdraw consent or change scope of consent to its processing, to complain about the processing of Personal Data, or request the transfer of Personal Data. Other rights may apply under applicable Data Privacy Legislation. Requests must be referred, as soon as possible, to email@example.com. All requests will be processed as required under applicable Data Privacy Legislation as soon as possible and in any event within the timeframes prescribed under applicable Data Privacy Legislation. Where permitted by applicable Data Privacy Legislation, we may have the right to charge direct and/or necessary costs of fulfilling data access requests.
Data Protection Requirements in Detail
1. Personal Data will be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
Cognex processes Personal Data in compliance with Data Privacy Legislation. In some countries, this will mean that we will need to justify processing Personal Data by reference to specific requirements of applicable Data Privacy Legislation. In other countries, this will mean that we must obtain consent from the relevant Data Subject for any collection, use, processing, sharing or overseas transfer of his or her Personal Data. More generally, processing will be lawful where permitted by applicable laws and regulations, or required by relevant authorities or court orders.
Personal Data must be processed fairly. In broad terms this means that we must ensure transparency of processing so that Data Subjects are aware of who is processing their Personal Data and why. Where we directly collect Personal Data, we will ensure that the Data Subjects are given a notice which will include:
- the identity (including full name) and contact details of the Controller;
- what, how and why Personal Data are processed, and the purposes for the processing; and
- other information that is necessary under applicable Data Privacy Legislation (such as any recipients of the data and their purposes, an outline of the Data Subject's rights, the security measures applied to Personal Data, whether any of the information we are asking for is mandatory or voluntary, the consequences of not providing mandatory Personal Data, whether there will be any transfers of Personal Data to other countries, whether there will be any processing of Sensitive Data, and whether there will be direct marketing activities using Personal Data).
Where required, Cognex will obtain the prior express or explicit consent of the Data Subject to the processing as identified in the notice.
Where we collect Personal Data from third party advisors and consultants, we will make a data privacy notice available at the first point of contact or as otherwise required under applicable Data Privacy Legislation.
2. Personal Data will be collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not processed further in ways incompatible with those purposes.
This key requirement breaks down into two important requirements: firstly, that Personal Data must be obtained only for one or more specified, explicit and lawful purposes; and secondly, that Personal Data must not be further processed in any manner incompatible with the purpose or purposes for which the data was obtained. A breach of either requirement could also result in a breach of the requirement to ensure data is processed lawfully and in a transparent manner. For example, if a data privacy notice describes the purposes for which Personal Data will be used as administration, marketing and risk assessment, we should not use that Personal Data for any other purposes, unless those additional purposes would be reasonable and expected by the Data Subject or in certain countries additional consent has been obtained from the Data Subject with respect to the additional purposes.
3. Personal Data will be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is collected and used.
Personal Data must be adequate, relevant and limited to the extent that is necessary. We therefore apply the following principles,:
- we identify the Personal Data needed for a particular purpose and collect the minimum amount required to properly fulfil that purpose;
- we keep Personal Data up to date (otherwise Personal Data may no longer be adequate); and
- we do not keep Personal Data for longer than is necessary.
4. Personal Data will be accurate and where necessary, kept up-to-date. Reasonable steps will be taken to rectify or delete Personal Data that is inaccurate.
Personal data will be inaccurate if it is incorrect or misleading as to any matter of fact (e.g. an incorrect name or address).
5. Personal Data will be kept no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the Personal Data was processed.
We review the Personal Data we hold on a regular basis against our internal retention policy, to ensure that data is not retained for longer than is necessary or longer than is permitted under applicable Data Privacy Legislation or other applicable laws
6. Personal Data will be processed in a manner that ensures confidentiality and appropriate security of the personal data.
Cognex is required to keep Personal Data confidential and to implement and maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of Personal Data which it processes:
- technical measures include: software controls to restrict user access; up-to-date virus checking software; audit trail software; encryption; and anti-malware protections, all of which we have in place and manage through our IT department; and
- organizational measures include: restricting access to buildings and computer rooms; ensuring secure disposal of information.
Cognex employees will be provided access to Personal Data only to the extent necessary to serve the applicable purpose as necessary to perform their tasks.
Applicable Data Privacy Legislation may impose upon Cognex additional obligations if we use third parties (which may include another Cognex affiliated company) to process Personal Data on our behalf. Examples of these third parties might include providers of IT services to Cognex who have access to our systems that contain Personal Data for the purposes of supporting and maintaining our IT systems.
These third parties will be acting as our processors and applicable Data Privacy Legislation may require us to (for example):
- put in place a contract in writing with each of our processors under which they agree to act only on instructions from us;
- include the right to audit our processors to ascertain compliance with the data protection requirements of the data processing contract; and
- undertake a privacy impact assessment or equivalent.
7. Personal Data must be processed in accordance with the rights of Data Subjects under the applicable Data Privacy Legislation.
Data Subjects may have rights in relation to their Personal Data.
8. Where Personal Data is transferred outside the country or territory where it has been collected, such transfer must be in full compliance with Data Privacy Legislation.
Personal Data must only be transferred to a country or territory other than the country where either: (a) the Data Subject from which it was collected is resident; or (b) the Cognex affiliated company that collected it is established, in accordance with Data Privacy Legislation, which may include putting in place an appropriate data transfer safeguard, or ensuring that the country where Personal Data is transferred has comparable levels of protection and security of Personal Data. Under certain Data Privacy Legislation, there may be additional requirements with which we must comply before transferring any Personal Data outside of the territory from which it has been collected, including without limitation, having obtained explicit consent from Data Subjects with respect to such transfer of Personal Data and undertaken certain security assessments mandated by local laws and regulations. The Cognex group has an appropriate intra-group data transfer agreement in place which permits it to make transfers within its network of offices in respect of data received from customers.
The following definitions will apply within this data protection policy.
Authority: An authority, often an independent public authority, that generally is responsible for monitoring the application of Data Privacy Legislation and enforcing compliance therewith.
Controller: A person or entity who, either alone or with others, controls the content and use of Personal Data by determining the purposes and means by which that Personal Data is processed.
Compliance Officer: A person appointed by Cognex to monitor compliance with the applicable Data Privacy Legislation, to deal with Data Subject rights requests, and to respond to data protection queries from Data Subjects.
Data: This includes both automated and manual data. Automated data means data held on computer or stored with the intention that it is processed on computer. Manual data means data that is processed as part of a relevant filing system, or which is stored with the intention that it forms part of a relevant filing system.
Data Privacy Legislation: Any legislation and regulatory guidelines and requirements in force from time to time relating to the use and protection of Personal Data.
Data Subject: An individual who is the subject of the Personal Data, i.e. to whom the data relates either directly or indirectly.
Personal Data: Information which relates to an individual, who can be identified either directly from that data, or indirectly in conjunction with other data which is likely to come into the legitimate possession of the Controller.
Personal Data Breach: Any actual or suspected theft, unauthorized processing, unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, any Personal Data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed, whether caused accidentally or intentionally.
processed, process, processing: In relation to information or data, means obtaining, recording or holding the information or data or carrying out any operation or set of operations on the information or data, including (a) organization, adaptation or alteration of the information or data, (b) retrieval, consultation or use of the information or data, (c) disclosure of the information or data by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, or (d) alignment, combination, blocking, erasure or destruction of the information or data.
processor: A person or entity who processes Personal Data on behalf of a Controller on the basis of a formal, written contract, but who is not an employee of the Controller who processes such Data in the course of his/her employment.
Special Categories of Personal Data (also known as Sensitive Data): A particular category of Personal Data that, depending on the applicable Data Privacy Legislation, may relate to: racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, ideological or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, information relating to mental or physical health, information in relation to one’s sexual orientation, information in relation to commission of a crime or conviction for a criminal offense, mobile phone number; identification information such as a national ID card; social insurance card, residence permit or financial information.
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