At Chart Industries, Inc. ("Chart," "we," "our," or "us"), we understand that privacy is an important issue for our customers and suppliers, and users of and visitors to ("you," "your") our websites www.chartindustries.com and chartparts.com (including any sub-domains of those websites) and the other websites that refer to this Privacy Notice ("Websites"). This Privacy Notice ("Notice") provides you with information about the processing of your personal data in connection with the use of our Websites and its functionalities or in the course of a contractual relationship with one of the Chart entities listed below in Annex 1, which may include the transfer of your personal data to and among Chart Industries, Inc. and its affiliates (together "Chart"). This Notice does not apply to Chart employees or job applicants.
Our Websites are operated by Chart Industries, Inc., with its business address at 2200 Airport Industrial Drive, Suite 100, Ball Ground, GA 30107, USA. Since Chart Industries, Inc. as a company is not residing in the EU, it has appointed Chart Germany GmbH, Am Mooshof 15, 47574 Goch, Germany, as its EU representative for data protection according to Art. 27 of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR").
Chart has appointed Dr. Annette Demmel as its external Data Protection Officer for its German entities, and she can be reached at SPB DPO Services GmbH, An der Buche 4, 13465 Berlin, Germany, email@example.com.
2.1 Website Visitors
We process the following categories of data when you use our Websites:
We process the following categories of personal data if you are a Chart customer:
We process the following categories of personal data if you are a Chart supplier:
3.1 Website Visitors
Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of enabling you to use the Websites. In addition, we process your personal data to prevent and correct malfunctions of the Websites, as well as to optimize your use of the Websites. The legal basis for this processing is an agreement concerning the use of our Websites and our legitimate interest in its trouble-free operation pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 b) and Art. 6 para. 1 f) of the GDPR. For the legal and processing purposes of the services provided by third party service providers whose tools are embedded into this Website please refer to Chart's Cookie Tool. If you contact us, we will process your personal data in order to answer your request or otherwise communicate with you. The legal basis for this processing is to answer your inquiry pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR.
Your personal data may be transferred and stored in the US and other countries outside of the EU and/or European Economic Area ("EEA") where Chart’s subsidiaries, services providers and business partners are located. Chart enters into data processing agreements with its service providers and business partners, whenever personal data is processed. A complete list of countries where Chart entities are located can be found in Annex 1. As some of the Chart entities and service providers that Chart shares your personal data with are located outside of the EU and/or the EEA, Chart puts in place data transfer agreements based on the applicable EU Standard Contractual Clauses or relies on other available data transfer mechanisms. You may request a copy and/or information of these mechanisms by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The transfer of personal data among the Chart entities is based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses, which are incorporated into Chart’s Intragroup Data Transfer and Processing Agreement. You may request a copy of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses by contacting email@example.com.
5.1 Affiliates and Subsidiaries
We may share your personal data among the Chart entities. A complete list of Chart entities can be found in Annex 1. Your personal data is only accessible to employees of Chart, who within their job responsibility execute the purposes listed above and have a need to process your personal data in this regard.
5.2 Third Parties
We may share your personal data with third party service providers to assist with the purposes listed above, such as IT service providers to maintain IT systems, payment administration, banks, insurance companies, and telecommunication companies. Employees of these third party service providers may receive access to your personal data. However, Chart shares your personal data only with trusted service providers pursuant to contractual agreements that include appropriate safeguards to protect your personal data. It is specified that, upon formal request, your personal data may be transmitted to the authorities. Chart does not sell your personal data
If we, or some or all of our assets, are acquired by another entity, including through a sale or in connection with a bankruptcy, we will share your personal data with that entity.
Chart retains personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfil the stated purpose for which the personal data was processed and thereafter for retention periods that are: (i) mandated by law; (ii) for preserving, resolving, defending or enforcing our legal/contractual rights; or (iii) needed to maintain adequate and accurate business and financial records. We will delete personal data as soon as the respective purpose for its use no longer exists and no requirement to retain it for any of the purposes described above remains.
If our contact with you results in the conclusion of a contract, Chart may be required to store your personal data for a period of six to ten years in accordance with statutory retention periods.
If you have provided us with personal data for which you have given your consent, Chart will store your personal data, unless you revoke your consent, in which case Chart will delete your data within four weeks of receipt of the withdrawal of consent.
You may choose not to provide us with personal data or to provide incomplete data, (e.g., by disabling cookies). However, in such cases, we may not be able to provide you with all the functionalities of our Websites. Additionally, we may not be able to further engage in, or continue a contractual relationship with you or your company or provide information to you or your employer because certain administrative and statutory obligations require your personal data. For example, if you block cookies, you may not be able to use all functions offered on our Websites or other services offered as a result. If you decide not to give your consent, for example, in connection with a newsletter subscription, Chart may not be able to provide you with the information requested.
Chart takes cyber security very seriously and maintains reasonable technical, organizational, and physical safeguards to protect personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, disclosure, alteration, or use.
Except for the data processing described in Chart's Cookie Tool, which may constitute profiling under the GDPR, we do not use your personal data for automated decision-making or profiling.
The Websites may contain hyperlinks to and from other websites of third parties. If you use one of these hyperlinks, we are unable to assume any responsibility or liability for the content of third parties websites or their compliance with data protection law.
Our Websites are intended for individuals 16 years of age and older. The Websites are not directed at, marketed to, nor intended for, children under 16 years of age. Chart does not knowingly collect any information, including personal data from a child under the age of 16. If you believe that we have inadvertently collected personal data from a child under the age of 16, please contact us at the address below and we will use reasonable efforts to delete the child’s information from our databases.
If you are a resident of the European Union or United Kingdom, you may contact us in writing at our business address above or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to exercise the following rights to the extent provided by law:
In cases where we have asked for your consent to process your personal data, you are free to refuse to give consent and you can withdraw your consent at any time. In addition, you have a right to file a complaint with the regulatory authorities for data protection in connection with the processing of your personal data.
California Residents: Residents of California have certain additional rights as more fully explained in our California Privacy Notice. Chart primarily provides services directly to businesses and not to individual consumers. Chart does not intentionally interact with or collect information about individual consumers outside of the business-to-business ("B2B") context. Thus, references to "website visitors", "customers" and "suppliers," described in this Notice only include individuals interacting with us in connection with our B2B functions, such as due diligence of another business or providing or receiving a good or service to or from another business. Only consumers acting in such a B2B capacity are permitted to use our Websites or provide information to us.
Chart reserves the right to amend this Notice at any time with effect for the future. The current version will be effective when posted on the Websites. Please check this Notice periodically for updates. When required, we will notify you of any changes to this Notice. When required under applicable law, we will seek affirmative consent from you before making material changes to the way we handle personal data previously collected from you.
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