Privacy Policy

ABB DCS Users GroupPrivacy Policy

Effective April 9, 2012

ABB DCS Users Group considers privacy an important issue, so we have built and operate this web service with the protection of privacy taken into account. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we gather when you use this web site and some of the steps we take to safeguard it. The ABB DCS Users Group will take reasonable steps to protect user privacy consistent with the guidelines set forth in this policy and with applicable laws.

These principles apply to personally identifying information we ask for and that you provide. By this we mean information that individually identifies you, such as your name, physical address, e-mail address or other contact details.

Data collection
ABB DCS Users Group may collect limited non-personally identifying information your browser makes available whenever you visit a website. This log information includes your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your query and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information to better understand user behavior and to further improve our offerings.

Profile Information

Our primary goal in collecting profile information (which may include your name and the following business – and not home or personal – information: name, company name, email address …) is to provide the reader with the best and most useful content for their needs.

We collect profile information when you provide it to us through the following: when you register on our site, register for one of our events, or through surveys. Several of the products and services that we offer on our sites may require registration as a condition of use.

Cookies
Upon your first visit to the ABB DCS Users Group website, a cookie is sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service and to better understand how people use our site. We do this by storing user preferences in cookies and by tracking user trends and patterns of how people navigate our sites.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features or services on our site may not function properly without cookies.

Information sharing
We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to other companies or individuals, unless we have your consent. We may share such information in any of the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your expressed consent.
  • We provide such information to trusted businesses or persons for the sole purpose of processing your request on our behalf. When this is done, it is subject to agreements that oblige those parties to process such information only on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • We conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of ABB DCS Users Group, its users or the public.

We may store and process personal information collected on our site in any country in which ABB DCS Users Group or our hosting providers maintain facilities. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your information among these facilities, including those located outside your country.

We may share aggregated information with others. Examples of this include user trends or the number of users who accessed a particular part of ABB DCS Users Group’s web presence. This aggregated information does not include any personally identifying information.

User Information

We use User Information to deliver emails to those Users who have signed up for these services. We may also send general promotional and marketing materials to Users. We use User Information to understand our customer base and to market our services to others.

Information security
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.

We restrict access to your personally identifying information to ABB DCS Users Group administrators who need to know that information in order to fulfill your request or supply our services.

Updating your information
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personally identifying information for many of our services.

Links
The external sites linked to from the ABB DCS Users Group website are developed by people over whom ABB DCS Users Group exercises no control. These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information.

Changes to this Policy
Please note this Privacy Policy will change from time to time. We expect most such changes to be minor, but there may be changes that are more significant.

Regardless, we will post those changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will also provide a more prominent notice. Each version will be noted at the top of the page.