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Privacy

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.

NOTICE

Belden receives Personal Information in connection with the management and administration of its everyday business. Belden notifies Affected Parties about the purposes for 2 which their Personal Information is collected and used. Belden will use the information for business operations, employee development (as it relates to Switzerland-Based Parties), administration and planning, or when required in the course of judicial or administrative proceedings, subject to all nondisclosure safeguards available. Below are listed the general categories of third parties with whom Belden may share this Personal Information. Notice to Affected Parties will be provided before Belden uses the information for purposes other than for which it was collected, or before it discloses the information to categories of third parties not specified in this policy.

CHOICE

Belden gives its Affected Parties the opportunity to opt out from allowing Belden to disclose their Personal Information to a third parties other than those that are acting as agents of Belden or to use it for a purpose incompatible with the purpose for which it was originally collected or authorized. To exercise this opt out, an Affected Party should contact a human resources representative (if an employee) and the Belden General Counsel (if a Business Partner).

With respect to sensitive data (for example, political or religious beliefs, union membership, health matters), Belden will not share such information unless specifically authorized by the individual Affected Party.

TRANSFER TO THIRD PARTIES

Belden may share Personal Data with third parties that provide certain services to Belden, including but not limited to, outside accountants and lawyers, consultants and service providers. Prior to transferring Personal Data within the Belden Group, Belden will ensure that the protection and transfer of such Personal Data complies with the Privacy Shield Principles or, in the case of Switzerland-Based Parties human resources data, the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield.

Belden may transfer Personal Data to a third party acting as an agent for Belden by having the third party enter into an agreement with Belden in which the third party promises to provide the same level of protection as required by the Privacy Shield Principles or, in the case of Switzerland-Based Parties human resources data, the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield. If the third party agent does not comply with its privacy obligations, Belden will take commercially reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure of Personal Data. Belden acknowledges that it remains potentially liable under the Privacy Shield Principles for the actions of its agents.

Belden may also transfer Personal Data to a third party without your consent in response to requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, including, for example, if we are required to do so by law, regulation, subpoena, court order or any other government, judicial or regulatory process.

SECURITY

Belden takes reasonable measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. These measures include password 3 protection for online information systems and restricted access to Personal Data processed by Belden personnel.

DATA INTEGRITY

Belden does not process Personal Information in a way that is incompatible with the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Belden will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is relevant for its intended use, accurate, complete and current.

ACCESS

Upon request, Belden will provide Affected Parties with reasonable access to Personal Information that it holds about them and will take reasonable steps to permit the Affected Parties to correct, amend, or delete any Personal Information which is inaccurate or incomplete.

An Affected Party who wants to have access to his or her Personal Information should provide a written request to Belden.

RECOURSE, ENFORCEMENT AND LIABILITY

Annual internal compliance reviews of the Privacy Policy will take place as part of the certification process with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Belden is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

If a complaint regarding Belden’s use of Personal Information is raised by an Affected Party, Belden will investigate and try to resolve any dispute. If the dispute cannot be resolved, Belden will participate in binding arbitration governed by the rules and procedures of the ICDR/AAA. Additional information can be found at http://info.adr.org/safeharbor.

Any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of Personal Information should be directed to the office of the Belden’s General Counsel indicated below.

By mail:

Belden Legal Department
1 N. Brentwood Blvd., 15th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105
Facsimile: (314) 854-8001
Email: [email protected]

AFFIRMATIVE STATEMENT

Belden complies with the US-EU Privacy Shield Principles and the Swiss-U.S.-Privacy Shield as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Belden has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view Belden’s certification, please visit http://www.privacyshield.gov. Belden's Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield application remains under review by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

AMENDMENT

The Belden Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time in compliance with the requirements of the Privacy Shield Principles or, in the case of Switzerland-Based Parties human resources data, the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield program. Appropriate notice will be given concerning such amendments.

Updated November 2017

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.

Website Statistics Gathering; Cookies

From time to time Belden collects certain Use Information from our servers that relates to the use of our website, including but not limited to Internet Protocol addresses, Internet domain names, the web browser and operating system used to access the website, the files visited, the time spent in each file, and the time and date of each visit. We use this information to improve our website, for example by enhancing pages or features that are visited frequently, and on occasion we may share this information with our affiliates or other third party companies to provide them with an indication of the amount of interest in our website for advertising purposes and to help us plan for technical improvements.

We may use cookies and other passive tracking mechanisms to obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses www.belden.com, and in addition we may automatically collect IP addresses and website usage information from you when you visit the website.  Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our website may use cookies and other technology to store pertinent user information during a session to speed navigation and keep track of items and to collect traffic data that we may use to enhance our website and for marketing and promotional purposes. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other websites you visit.

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. 

E-mail 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
1 N. Brentwood Blvd., 15th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105
Facsimile: (314) 854-8001
Email: [email protected]

Updated July 2017

 

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.

NOTICE

Belden receives Personal Information in connection with the management and administration of its everyday business. Belden notifies Affected Parties about the purposes for 2 which their Personal Information is collected and used. Belden will use the information for business operations, employee development (as it relates to Switzerland-Based Parties), administration and planning, or when required in the course of judicial or administrative proceedings, subject to all nondisclosure safeguards available. Below are listed the general categories of third parties with whom Belden may share this Personal Information. Notice to Affected Parties will be provided before Belden uses the information for purposes other than for which it was collected, or before it discloses the information to categories of third parties not specified in this policy.

CHOICE

Belden gives its Affected Parties the opportunity to opt out from allowing Belden to disclose their Personal Information to a third parties other than those that are acting as agents of Belden or to use it for a purpose incompatible with the purpose for which it was originally collected or authorized. To exercise this opt out, an Affected Party should contact a human resources representative (if an employee) and the Belden General Counsel (if a Business Partner).

With respect to sensitive data (for example, political or religious beliefs, union membership, health matters), Belden will not share such information unless specifically authorized by the individual Affected Party.

TRANSFER TO THIRD PARTIES

Belden may share Personal Data with third parties that provide certain services to Belden, including but not limited to, outside accountants and lawyers, consultants and service providers. Prior to transferring Personal Data within the Belden Group, Belden will ensure that the protection and transfer of such Personal Data complies with the Privacy Shield Principles or, in the case of Switzerland-Based Parties human resources data, the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield.

Belden may transfer Personal Data to a third party acting as an agent for Belden by having the third party enter into an agreement with Belden in which the third party promises to provide the same level of protection as required by the Privacy Shield Principles or, in the case of Switzerland-Based Parties human resources data, the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield. If the third party agent does not comply with its privacy obligations, Belden will take commercially reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure of Personal Data. Belden acknowledges that it remains potentially liable under the Privacy Shield Principles for the actions of its agents.

Belden may also transfer Personal Data to a third party without your consent in response to requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, including, for example, if we are required to do so by law, regulation, subpoena, court order or any other government, judicial or regulatory process.

SECURITY

Belden takes reasonable measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. These measures include password 3 protection for online information systems and restricted access to Personal Data processed by Belden personnel.

DATA INTEGRITY

Belden does not process Personal Information in a way that is incompatible with the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Belden will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is relevant for its intended use, accurate, complete and current.

ACCESS

Upon request, Belden will provide Affected Parties with reasonable access to Personal Information that it holds about them and will take reasonable steps to permit the Affected Parties to correct, amend, or delete any Personal Information which is inaccurate or incomplete.

An Affected Party who wants to have access to his or her Personal Information should provide a written request to Belden.

RECOURSE, ENFORCEMENT AND LIABILITY

Annual internal compliance reviews of the Privacy Policy will take place as part of the certification process with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Belden is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

If a complaint regarding Belden’s use of Personal Information is raised by an Affected Party, Belden will investigate and try to resolve any dispute. If the dispute cannot be resolved, Belden will participate in binding arbitration governed by the rules and procedures of the ICDR/AAA. Additional information can be found at http://info.adr.org/safeharbor.

Any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of Personal Information should be directed to the office of the Belden’s General Counsel indicated below.

By mail:

Belden Legal Department
1 N. Brentwood Blvd., 15th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105
Facsimile: (314) 854-8001
Email: [email protected]

AFFIRMATIVE STATEMENT

Belden complies with the US-EU Privacy Shield Principles and the Swiss-U.S.-Privacy Shield as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Belden has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view Belden’s certification, please visit http://www.privacyshield.gov. Belden's Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield application remains under review by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

AMENDMENT

The Belden Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time in compliance with the requirements of the Privacy Shield Principles or, in the case of Switzerland-Based Parties human resources data, the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield program. Appropriate notice will be given concerning such amendments.

Updated November 2017

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.

Website Statistics Gathering; Cookies

From time to time Belden collects certain Use Information from our servers that relates to the use of our website, including but not limited to Internet Protocol addresses, Internet domain names, the web browser and operating system used to access the website, the files visited, the time spent in each file, and the time and date of each visit. We use this information to improve our website, for example by enhancing pages or features that are visited frequently, and on occasion we may share this information with our affiliates or other third party companies to provide them with an indication of the amount of interest in our website for advertising purposes and to help us plan for technical improvements.

We may use cookies and other passive tracking mechanisms to obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses www.belden.com, and in addition we may automatically collect IP addresses and website usage information from you when you visit the website.  Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our website may use cookies and other technology to store pertinent user information during a session to speed navigation and keep track of items and to collect traffic data that we may use to enhance our website and for marketing and promotional purposes. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other websites you visit.

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. 

E-mail 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
1 N. Brentwood Blvd., 15th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105
Facsimile: (314) 854-8001
Email: [email protected]

Updated July 2017