Privacy policy

Belden Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates respect the privacy of their employees and Business Partners (defined below) and are committed to protecting data maintained by the company. Due to the global nature of Belden’s business, transfers of Personal Data (defined below) across national boundaries may occur. As a result, Belden Inc. and its affiliated U.S. entities (“Belden”) have adopted this Data Privacy Policy (“the Privacy Policy”) and adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, in agreement with the European Commission, with respect to Business Partner Personal Data transferred from the European Union to the United States of America regarding Business Partners within the European Union (“EU-Based Parties”). Additionally, Belden adheres to the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield principles with respect to Personal Data transferred from Switzerland to the United States of America regarding Belden employees and Business Partners within Switzerland (“Switzerland-Based Parties” and, together with EU-Based Parties, an “Affected Party” or the “Affected Parties”).

This Policy applies to all Affected Party Personal Data received by Belden in the United States from the European Union (“EU”) or Switzerland in any format, whether on-line or offline. For the purpose of this Policy, “Personal Data” or “Personal Information” is data about an identified or identifiable Affected Party, received by Belden in the U.S. from the EU or Switzerland and recorded in any form. “Business Partners” refers to any organization, customer, prospect, partner, supplier or vendor, the Personal Data of which resides on the networks and servers of Belden. Personal Information of Belden Employees based in the EU is governed by a separate Human Resources Data Privacy Policy that is published to Belden employees, and is not governed by this Privacy Policy.

Our Commitment to Privacy

Our Internet Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us, and to assist you in making informed decisions when using the Belden website and our products and services. We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Internet Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. For purposes of this Internet Privacy Policy, the terms "Belden" or "we" or "us" or "our" refers to Belden Inc. The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our website. The “Security” section of the Terms and Conditions of use provided above is incorporated herein by reference.

Information Collection and Use

When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: (i) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis ("Personal Information"), and (ii) website use information collected on an aggregate basis through a website statistics program as you and others browse our website ("Use Information").

Personal Information which you may provide to us through use of the website includes, without limitation, your name, address, e-mail address, company affiliation, telephone number, and other similar information. From time to time our website may request additional information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose additional information that may be requested. Information requested via surveys and contests may include additional demographic information.

We use Personal Information for purposes of administering our business activities and providing customer service. The Personal Information you provide to us when filling out and submitting an online form or requesting us to contact you will be used for the purpose for which it was provided – such as contacting you or processing a request.

Occasionally, we may also use the Personal Information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. Any lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional company standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our customers' Personal Information. As a customer, you will be given the opportunity, after registration, to notify us of your desire not to receive any further e-mails from us.

Sharing Your Information

Belden may share Personal Information about visitors to our website among our corporate affiliates and subsidiary companies, and third party organizations that have been retained to perform services on behalf of Belden Inc. or one of our subsidiaries or affiliates for purposes related to the business of those affiliates, subsidiaries and organizations. We will not sell, rent or furnish your Personal Information to other unaffiliated organizations except as required by law or in connection with a subpoena or other judicial or governmental request for information.

We may also share your Personal Information with third parties under the following circumstances:

  • When you consent to disclosure;
  • To enforce or apply Belden's agreements or protect Belden and its rights,
  • By operation of law, when such Personal Information is transferred as a part of sale of assets including the assets represented by this website; or
  • In the event that Belden, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired outside of the ordinary course of business and such Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.

Linked Sites

It is important to note that Belden's website contains links to other websites and that those other websites may not follow the same privacy policies as Belden. This includes links from advertisers, content providers and trade partners who may use our logo and/or style as part of a co-branding agreement. These other websites may collect data from you that Belden would not and may use that data in ways that Belden would not.

Email Transmissions

When you send Belden an e-mail transmission, the e-mail transmission is not guaranteed to be secure. Accordingly, e-mail transmissions are not necessarily protected from unauthorized access. Transmission of information via e-mail is at your own risk.

Application of Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected by and through Belden's website. It does not apply to any other Belden services or dealings with users or customers and does not apply to third party sites which may be linked to the Belden website.

Children and Privacy

Belden does not knowingly collect information from or about children age 13 and under.

Correction/Updating of Personal Information

You can request access, and the opportunity to correct, any personal information maintained by Belden by contacting us as provided in this policy. We will comply with all appropriate and verified requests within a reasonable time. Please note that we may require additional information to verify your identity/the authenticity of your request.

Modifications to Our Privacy Policies

Belden reserves the right to change our privacy policies at any time, except as may be prohibited by law. We will post revisions online. Use of our website after the privacy policy has changed means that you consent to the privacy policy as changed.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about Belden’s privacy practices, please do not hesitate to contact us as provided below:

Belden Legal Department

Hirschmann Electronics GmbH
Stuttgarter Straße 45-51
72654 Neckartenzlingen

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