Cookie Policy – Privacy notice
This Cookie policy applies to the ABB Group of companies, which means ABB Ltd, Switzerland and each entity in which ABB Ltd, Switzerland, directly or indirectly, has a majority holding or owns or controls the majority of voting rights.
The ABB company that is providing services or communicating to you (referred to as "ABB" or "we"), is responsible for the processing of your personal data and controls how it is used, in accordance with this Notice.
With reference to the methods used for the management and processing of your personal data, as a user who consults this site, we are providing the following information pursuant to Article 13 of EU Regulation No. 679/2016:

1. Types of personal data collected, purposes, legal basis for the processing operations and period of data storage

    1. Cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text strings that the sites you visit send to your computer (normally your browser), where they are stored and then re-transmitted back to the sites when you visit them again.

Types of cookies used by this web site

    1. Technical and analytical cookies with limited potential to identify you.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication on an electronic communications network, or, to the extent strictly necessary for the supplier of a service, transmitting the information explicitly requested by the subscriber or the user. Analytical cookies, on the other hand, are used to analyse and measure use of the website by users. Analytical cookies are similar to technical cookies when used directly by the web site to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users of the web site and on how they visit it. The legal basis that legitimises the processing of personal data for this purpose is set out in the circumstances described by Article 6, section 1, letter b) of EU Regulation No. 679/2016 – i.e. processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the Data Subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the Data Subject prior to entering into a contract.
The technical and analytical cookies used by the site are:
- Cookie name: ckp

Technical cookie: this cookie is used to save the consent by the user to the installation of cookies.
Type of data processed: data on the use of the site – common personal data.
Expiry of the cookie: at the end of the session.

Google’s analytical cookies with limited potential for identification.
To withdraw consent to their installation and to disable them, click Opt Out (Disabled)
To activate these cookies and give your consent to their installation, click Opt In (Enabled)
- Cookie name: _ga

Google Analytics cookie: this cookie makes it possible to distinguish between users, and to collect information and generate statistics on the use of websites.
Type of data processed: anonymous data on the use of the service with partially obscured IP addresses.
Expiry of the cookie: 14 months.
Privacy Policy.
- Cookie name: _gat

Google Analytics cookie: this cookie makes it possible to limit the collection of data on sites with high levels of user traffic.
Type of data processed: anonymous data on the use of the service with partially obscured IP addresses.
Expiry of the cookie: at the end of the session.
Privacy Policy.
- Cookie name: _gid

Google Analytics cookie: this cookie makes it possible to register a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how you are using the site.
Type of data processed: anonymous data on the use of the service with partially obscured IP addresses.
Expiry of the cookie: 24 hours.
Privacy Policy.

First-party profiling cookies.

To withdraw consent to the use of the cookie and to disable them, click Opt Out (Disabled)
To activate these cookies and give your consent to their use, click Opt In (Enabled)

Profiling cookies are used for the purposes of creating user profiles. This is a processing operation that does not result under any circumstances in discriminations or negative effects for you as the data subject. This operation makes it possible for us to evaluate our own services, allowing us to render them more efficient and useable by third parties. The legal basis that legitimises the processing of personal data for this purpose is set out in the circumstances described by Article 6, section 1, letter b) of EU Regulation No. 679/2016 – i.e. the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data.
The first-party profiling cookies used by the site are:
- Cookie name: accd 

Profiling cookies: this cookie is used to record access to the website and to collect data on the use of the service by the user.
Type of data processed: email address; data on the use of the service.
Expiry of the cookie: at the end of the session.
By refusing to give consent to the use of this cookie, it won’t profile and collect personal data. In this event, it will only be installed for technical purpose and will be a mere technical cookie.

Disabling cookies.
All modern browsers make it possible for you to decide whether or not you want to block the installation of cookies on your computer or to cancel any that may already have been installed. This also applies to cookies installed following browsing on this site. In this case, failure/refusal to install cookies may render browsing this site difficult or even impossible.
The methods for deactivating the installation of cookies on the most modern browsers are shown below:

Microsoft Edge
- Select Menu 
- Click on Settings > Site permissions > Cookies and site data
- Turn off "Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended)" to block cookies
 
Google Chrome.
- Select the icon from the Chrome menu
- At the top right, click Settings
- Under “Privacy and security”
- Click “Cookies and other site data”
- Click “Block third-party cookies”.
For more information, visit this page.
 
Apple Safari
- Visit the “Settings” page.
- From the “Privacy & Security” tab select the “Block all cookies” option.
- To remove cookies that have already been stored, click on “Manage Website Data” and then “Remove all”.
For more information visit this page.
 
Mozilla Firefox
- Click on the menu button and select “Preferences”.
- Select the “Privacy settings” tab.
- Under “History settings” select “Use custom settings”.
- To activate cookies, tick “Accept cookies from websites”; to deactivate them, untick that option.
- If you are having problems with cookies, ensure that the “Third-party Cookies” option is not set to “Never”.
- Select for how long cookies can be saved:
- Save until: their expiry – the cookies shall be deleted when they reach the expiry date (date set by the site sending the cookies).
- Save until: Firefox is closed – the cookies saved on your computer shall be deleted when the Firefox browser is closed down.
- Save until: ask every time – display a warning every time a website attempts to send a cookie and ask whether you want this cookie to be saved or not.
- Close the page. Any changes made shall be saved automatically.
For more information visit this page.
 
- Opera
- Go to Settings.
- Click Advanced in the left sidebar, and click Privacy & security.
- Under Privacy and security, click Site settings.
- Click Cookies and site data.
- At the top, turn on or off Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended). 
For more information, visit this page.
 
Without prejudice to the above, ABB hereby informs you that you can make use of Your Online Choices. Through this service, you can manage the tracking preferences of most advertising tools. ABB recommends that you use this resource in addition to the information provided in this document.
 
2. Period of data storage
Your personal data that are collected and processed once you have started browsing this web site shall be stored for the entire period of service delivery and thereafter immediately deleted. Cookies installed via the site are temporary, and are deleted automatically at the expiry shown in this statement. Data collected through services relating to Google Analytics shall be stored for a period of 14 months.
 
3. Methods of processing
Any personal data collected shall be processed, retained and analysed using electronic tools and shall be stored both in electronic format and in hard copy, organised into databases, and on any other appropriate type of media.
Specific security measures are implemented to prevent the loss, illegal or unfair use of the data, or unauthorised access to them.
The processing of your personal data carried out by ABB does not involve any automated decision-making.
 
4. Disclosure of the personal data
The disclosure of the browsing data is required in order to supply the requested service (browsing of the site) and is, therefore, compulsory for that purpose: failure/refusal on your part to provide your personal data shall make it impossible for ABB to allow you to browse this web site. The disclosure of your data for other purposes is optional: failure/refusal to provide your data for said other purposes shall not have consequences for you. The installation of technical, analytical and first-party profiling cookies from this web site is optional (it can be blocked via the browser settings), but it could make the site, or some of its services, unusable.
 
5. Parties to which your personal data may be disclosed
Any personal data of yours that have been collected shall not be disclosed indiscriminately, but may be communicated to those parties that have the right to access your personal data to ensure compliance with EU regulations, and to the Data Controller’s own personnel, and also to companies, associations or professional firms that provide services and operations on behalf of the Data Controller, operating as Data processors, to ensure compliance with legal obligations, and for every other organisational and/or administrative requirement that is necessary to provide the requested services.
The names of the additional parties to which your personal data may be disclosed, operating as Data processors, are shown in an up-to-date list that can be requested from ABB (using the data indicated at Point 9).
 
6. Transfer of data outside the European Union or to international organisations
ABB shall not transfer your personal data, collected through this web site and the tools contained therein, to countries situated outside the European Union or to international organisations. 
 
7. Links to sites or services of third parties
This statement is provided solely for the processing operations carried out on your personal data through this site or the tools available on it, and does not apply to other sites that you may browse through links. Before accessing third-party services, please read their privacy statements carefully.
 
8. Your rights as the Data Subject
In relation to the aforementioned processing operations carried out on your personal data, you are entitled to exercise at all times those rights set out by EU Regulation No. 679/2016 (GDPR), including, for example, the right to be informed as to:
- the origin of any personal data held that concern you;
- the purposes and methods of the processing operations;
- the logic applied in the case of processing operations carried out using electronic instruments;
- the identification of the Data Controller, the Data Processors and the designated representative.

As the Data Subject, you have the right to obtain:
- access to the data, and their updating, rectification or (where in your interest) completion;
- the erasure, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of access to any data processed in breach of the law;
- the limitation of the processing of those data that concern you, or to request that the Data Controller or the Data Processor reduce the purposes and/or methods for/with which your data are being processed.

You can also request a copy of your data in a standard format (the so-called “Right to data portability”).

As the Data Subject, you also have the right to object, at any time and at no cost, wholly or partially:
- for legitimate reasons, to processing of your personal data, even if the processing operations are still relevant to the purpose for which the data were collected in the first place;
- to processing of your personal data carried out pursuant to Article 6, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR, Letters e. (“processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller”) or f. (“processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party”) including profiling on the basis of these provisions;
- to processing of your personal data for the purposes of sending advertising or direct sales material or for the completion of market research or commercial communications (direct marketing), including any relevant profiling operations.
You have the right to withdraw your consent for the processing operations when that consent is based on the circumstances described  by Article 6, Paragraph 1, Letter a. (when “the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes”), or by Article 9, Paragraph 2, Letter a. (when “the data subject has given explicit consent to the processing of those personal data for one or more specified purposes”) of EU Regulation No. 679/2016, at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on the consent before its withdrawal.
Should you consider the processing operations to have been carried out in breach of current legislation, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, specifically in the Member State in which you habitually reside or work, or the Member State where the alleged breach has taken place.
 
9. Data Controller – Contact data
ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd and its subsidiary companies are responsible for your personal data. For applicable data protection law, the primary controller of your data is the ABB subsidiary company which is providing services or communicating to you. 
To exercise the rights listed above and to contact the company, you may submit a request by writing to the following email address: privacy@abb.com.