Your trust is of paramount importance to us, and we are well aware of how important your personal information is to you. We will collect personal information from you as appropriate and necessary in accordance with laws and regulations. We will do our best to protect your information from disclosure, damage, or missing through reasonable and effective information security techniques and management processes and corresponding security protection measures. Midea Industrial Technology (or "we") hereby formulates this Privacy Agreement (the "Agreement") and informs you:
The Agreement applies to all products and services on the Website of Midea Industrial Technology (the "Website"). The Agreement applies to jumping from the Website to websites of other businesses under Midea Industrial Technology Business Group (Servotronix, Dorna, TOSHIBA, MSCT, MR, Welling Motor, Welling Auto Parts, Hiconics, GMCC Compressor). Please note that the Agreement does not apply to the services provided to you by a third party. For example, the Agreement does not apply to the personal information you provide to the third-party service provider when you jump to a third-party website, client or program via the Website.
Please carefully read and thoroughly understand the Agreement before using the products or services provided on the Website. Please note the terms highlighted in bold or with underlines and fully understand and accept them before using the products or services. Should you have any questions about the Agreement, you may contact us in the contact information set out in Section 9.
The Agreement primarily explains to you:
1. Our Role
2. Your Information We Collect
3. How We Use Your Information
4. When We Share Your Information
5. How We Store Your Information
6. How We Protect Your Information
7. Your Rights
8. How We Protect Minors' Information
9. How You Contact Us
10. Update of Terms
1. Our Role
Our Role: We are the controller of your data. This means we have the right to decide how we process your personal information and what purposes we use your information for.
We know you care about how your data is used and shared, and appreciate your trust in us. We will carefully and rationally process your data.
2. Your Information We Collect
We will collect your information on a legitimate, reasonable and need-to-know basis. When providing you with a particular service, we will explicitly inform you of the information we will collect and the purpose of the collection to respond to your request for the service. Depending on the service you request, we may collect one or more types of information in the following circumstances:
2.1 To understand the basic information of our users, we will use third-party mobile analytics tools. We may record your information including your name, email address, mobile number, company name, country, province/city/district, identity, industry, profession, product/solution that interests you, product type, whether you have used the product, feedback topic/consulting content/suggestions, etc. We will not associate the information stored in analytics software with any of your personal information.
2.2 When you download or use the Website, we may read the information about your mobile device used to access our service, such as hardware model, IMEI number or other unique identifiers, MAC address, IP address, operating system version, and device settings.
2.3 When you use a service provided on the Website, we will automatically receive and record the information about your browser and mobile phone, such as your IP address, type of browser, language used, access date and time, hardware and software features, and webpage records you request.
2.4 When you use a service provided on the Website, we may read the information relating to your location, such as your device's GPS signal or nearby WLAN access point, cell tower, country code, city code, mobile network code, cell identity, latitude, longitude, and language settings.
2.5 It is important to note that separate device information or service logs cannot identify a specific natural person. If we combine such non-personal information with other information to identify a specific natural person or use it in conjunction with personal information, such non-personal information will be treated as personal information during the period of combined use, and we will anonymize and de-identify such information unless we have your authorization or unless otherwise stipulated by law.
2.6 In addition, we may collect other information, such as the information you provide to us when you interact with us.
2.7 To improve the security of your use of the services on the Website, protect the life and property safety of you or the public, better forestall security risks such as phishing websites, fraud, network vulnerabilities, computer viruses, network attacks, network intrusions, and more accurately identify violations of laws and regulations or relevant agreements and rules of the Website, we may use or integrate your device's interaction information, network logs, and information that we share with your authorization or according to the law to prevent security incidents, and we may take necessary measures to record, audit, analyze, and dispose of such information in accordance with the law.
2.8 If the information you provide contains personal information of other users, you shall ensure you have obtained legal authorization before providing such personal information to us. When using information for other purposes not specified in the Agreement, using for other purposes the information collected based on a specific purpose, or obtaining your personal information from third parties, we will obtain your consent in advance.
2.9 Exceptions to obtaining authorization and consent: You fully understand and agree that, in the following circumstances, we do not need your authorization and consent to collect and/or use your personal information, and we may not respond to your requests for correction/modification, deletion, cancellation, withdrawal of consent, and request for information:
2.9.1 Where it relates to national security and defense security;
2.9.2 Where it relates to public security, public health and significant public interests;
2.9.3 Where it relates to judicial or administrative enforcement such as criminal investigation, prosecution, trial, and enforcement of judgment;
2.9.4 Where it is for the purpose of safeguarding the life, property, and other significant legitimate rights and interests of you or other parties, but it is unfeasible to obtain your own consent;
2.9.5 Where the personal information is disclosed by you to the public;
2.9.6 Where the personal information is collected from legally and publicly disclosed information, such as legitimate news reports, government information disclosure, and other channels.
2.9.7 Where it is necessary for entering into and performing relevant agreements or other written documents with you;
2.9.8 Where it is necessary for maintaining the secure and stable operation of the products and/or services we provide, such as identifying and fixing faults in products and/or services;
2.9.9 Where it is necessary for legitimate news reports;
2.9.10 Where it is necessary for research institutions to carry out statistic analysis or academic research based on public interests and the information contained in the results is de-identified when the results of academic research and description are made available to the public;
2.9.11 Other circumstances stipulated by laws and regulations.
3. How We Use Your Information
3.1 We will keep your personal data up to date; store or dispose of your data securely; minimize the collection and retention of data we need to provide you with our services; protect your personal information from leakage, misuse, unauthorized access and disclosure; and take appropriate technical measures to protect the security of your personal information.
3.2 We will use your information for the following purposes:
3.2.1 To offer other services you request according to the requirements set out during information collection.
3.2.2 When you face problems with the use of the functions, services or related products of the website and seek help, you need to leave your personal information and industry information in the retention window of the official website, so that we can have a more comprehensive understanding of your situation and provide you with a better service experience, but if you do not provide such information, it will not affect your basic function of use. You can ask for help through the official contact number or email address.
3.2.2 To share your contact information with our global branch institutions for internal management and backend support.
3.2.3 To maintain the integrity and security of the information system in which we store and process your information.
3.2.4 To perform or protect our agreements or contracts entered into with you.
3.2.5 To scrutinize and investigate data leaks, illegal activities and fraudulent acts.
3.2.6 To contact you to address issues.
3.2.7 Other purposes with your consent.
3.3 Please note that the above are the primary purposes for which we use your information. We may update the pages of the Website from time to time to provide users with more diverse services. When using information for other purposes not specified in the Agreement, or using for other purposes information collected based on a specific purpose, we will solicit your consent in advance again by upgrading the Agreement.
4. When We Share Your Information
We will not share your personal information with any other companies, organizations and individuals other than Midea except in the following cases:
4.1. Sharing in statutory circumstances: We may share your personal information with other parties pursuant to laws and regulations, necessary for litigation and dispute resolution, or at the request of administrative or judicial authorities in accordance with the law.
4.2 Sharing with explicit consent: When we have obtained your explicit consent, we will share your personal information with a third party.
4.3 Sharing with affiliates: To provide services to you and protect the life and property safety of the public, we may share your personal information with our affiliates and/or their designated service providers. We will only share necessary personal information, subject to the purposes stated herein. When we share your personal sensitive information or our affiliates change the use and processing purpose of your personal information, we will get your consent in advance again.
4.4 Sharing with authorized partners: We may authorize our authorized partners to provide you with certain services or perform our duties on our behalf. We will only share your information for legitimate, proper, necessary, specific and explicit purposes stated herein, and our authorized partners shall only have access to the information necessary for duty performance and shall not use such information for any other purposes.
4.4.1 Authorized partners providing advertising and analytics services: We will not share your personally identifiable information with partners who provide advertising and analytics services unless we have your permission. We will authorize these partners to process the information relating to the coverage and effectiveness of advertising but will not provide your personally identifiable information, or we will de-identify such information so that you will not be identified via such information. These partners may combine the above information with other data they lawfully obtain to implement advertising services or decisions and recommendations as authorized by us.
4.4.2 Suppliers, service providers and other partners。 We will send information to the suppliers, service providers, and other partners who offer us support in our business. Such support includes providing technical infrastructure services as authorized by us, analyzing the use of our services, measuring service results, providing customer services, facilitating payments, or conducting academic research and surveys.
4.5 We will not transfer your personal information to any other company, organization, or individual except in any of the following circumstances:
4.5.1 Transfer with explicit consent: When we have obtained your explicit consent, we will transfer your personal information to a third party.
4.5.2 In the event of a merger, acquisition or bankruptcy liquidation, or other cases involving merger, acquisition or bankruptcy liquidation of the service provider of the Website, if the transfer of personal information is involved, we will require the new company and organization that hold your personal information to continue to be bound by the Agreement, otherwise we will require such company, organization and individual to obtain your authorization and consent again.
5. How We Store Your Information
Unless otherwise provided by law, the Website will retain your information for the following periods:
5.1 We will retain your information during your use of services on the Website.
5.2 When you stop using services on the Website, we will stop using your personal information and delete your personal information within a certain period of time.
5.3 After anonymization and desensitization, your personal information will become usable circulation data, and we do not need to obtain your consent for the retention and use of such data.
6. How We Protect Your Information
6.1 We have taken reasonable and feasible security measures that conform to industry standards to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, public disclosure, use, modification, damage or loss. For example, we will ensure the exchange of data between your browser and the server is protected by SSL; offer HTTPS to secure web browsing at the same time; use encryption technology to enhance personal information security; use trusted protection mechanisms to prevent malicious attacks against personal information; deploy access control mechanisms to ensure only authorized personnel have access to personal information; provide our employees with security and privacy protection training to enhance their awareness of the importance of protecting personal information.
6.2 The Internet is not completely secure. When using the products or services on the Website, we strongly advise you not to use communication methods other than those recommended by the Website to send your information. You may establish connections and share information with our services.
6.3 In the event of a personal information security incident, we will, pursuant to the requirements of laws and regulations, inform you of the basics and likely impact of the incident, the disposal measures we have taken or will take, the suggestions for you to prevent and reduce risks on your own, remedial measures for you, etc. We will inform you of the relevant circumstances of the incident by email, letter, phone call, push notification, etc. When it is difficult to inform personal information subjects one by one, we will issue an announcement in a reasonable and effective manner. Meanwhile, we will report the handling of the personal information security incident according to the requirements of regulatory authorities.
7. How We Protect Minors' Information
7.1 Our services are primarily for adults. We will only use or disclose the personal information of minors collected with the consent of their legal guardians with the permission of the law, with their legal guardians' express consent or for the necessary protection of the minors.
7.2 If we find that the personal information of minors is collected without the prior consent of their legal guardians, we will try to delete the relevant data as soon as possible. If you, as a legal guardian, have reasons to believe that your minor child has submitted personal information to us without your prior consent, please contact us to ensure that such personal information is deleted and that the minor child unsubscribes from any applicable services on the Website.
8. How You Contact Us
8.1 If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the Agreement or wish to exercise any of your rights or discuss any requirements with us, please contact our personal information protection department through the following contact information:
8.1.1 Service provider of the Website: Midea Group Co., Ltd.
8.1.2 Address: Midea HQ, Beijiao Town, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province
8.1.3 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
8.2 For security purposes, you may be required to provide a written request or demonstrate your identity in other ways. In general, we will give you a reply within 15 days. If you are not satisfied with our reply, in particular, you believe that our processing activities prejudice your legitimate rights and interests, you may also make complaints or report to regulatory authorities in charge of cybersecurity, telecommunications, public security, and industry and commerce.
8.3 In the event that you are not satisfied with our reply, in particular, you believe that our processing activities prejudice your legitimate rights and interests, you may also seek a solution by filing a lawsuit with the competent court in our location.
Midea Group Co., Ltd.