Thank you for visiting the Xylem website. Xylem and its operating divisions and subsidiaries (collectively “Xylem”, "We", "Us", or "The Company") maintain and operate this and other websites (collectively, the “Xylem Sites” or "Sites") and are committed to safeguarding your privacy.
This Privacy Statement is meant to help you understand what data we collect, how we use it, and what safeguards are in place to protect your data on the Sites. This Privacy Statement also applies to information collected offline through trade shows, seminars, conferences, or through other activities.
SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS
WHAT INFORMATION DOES XYLEM COLLECT?
Xylem collects the following types of information about you when you visit our Sites (collectively, "Personal Data") or through the offline means described above:
HOW THE COMPANY USES YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We collect your Personal Data in order to:
As required by applicable law, we rely on several different legal bases to collect, use, and share your Personal Data:
We do not use automated decision-making, or perform data profiling, that is, in a way that produces legal effects concerning you or significantly affects you.
You are not required to provide all Personal Data identified in this Privacy Statement to use our Sites or to interact with us offline, but certain functionality will not be available if you do not provide certain Personal Data. If you do not provide certain Personal Data, we may not be able to respond to your requests, perform a transaction with you, or provide you with marketing that we believe you would find valuable.
ARE COOKIES USED ON XYLEM SITES?
In addition to a domain name and/or IP address, Xylem collects information about you automatically when you visit our Sites. The information that is automatically collected does not include your name, address, telephone number, or email address. This information tells us such things as how many users visited our site and the pages they have accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our Sites for our current and future visitors. To collect this information, we use a number of different analytics, media optimization tools, analytics tags and pixel tracking activity through 'cookie' technology or with 'web beacons,' as explained below:
The information collected by all cookies and web beacons includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet, the operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the site and geographical location. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address.
In order to help gather more information about site usage, xyleminc.com and its affiliated sites use advertising, analytics, media cookies and tags, including:
|Collection of data through Internet Service provider (ip address, time, location, browser, etc)|
|transfer of personal data|
|Google Analytics Remarketing|
|Comments in a blog|
|Google AdWords and conversion tracking|
To learn more about certain cookies used for interest based advertising by third parties, including through cross-device tracking, and to exercise certain choices regarding such cookies, please visit the Digital Advertising Alliance, Network Advertising Initiative, Digital Advertising Alliance-Canada, European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance or your device settings for if you have the DAA or other mobile app.
Do-Not Track: At this time, our Site is not configured to honor browsers' “Do Not Track” signals.
HOW THE COMPANY SHARES YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH THIRD PARTIES
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
Occasionally, Xylem Sites may provide links to the web sites of our distributors, sales representatives or other business affiliates. In these situations, we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices they employ and encourage you to read their own privacy disclosures.
HOW THE COMPANY STORES, TRANSFERS, OR PROCESSES YOUR PERSONAL DATA ACROSS BORDER
As permitted by applicable law, Xylem may transmit the Personal Data we collect on Xylem Sites to representatives, global affiliates, and service providers in the United States or other countries where we do business that are outside your home country, and have different standards of data protection than your home country. We provide appropriate protections for cross-border transfers as required by law, including information transferred to third parties. With respect to such transfers from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to the United States and other non-EEA jurisdictions, we may rely on European Union (“EU”) Model Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules and/or the need to process your information in order to provide the requested services (e.g., performance of a contract) to transfer your Personal Data. As permitted by applicable law, you may request details about the suitable safeguards we have in place by contacting us as described below.
As permitted by applicable law, you may have the right to obtain confirmation of the existence of certain Personal Data relating to you, to verify its content, origin, and accuracy, as well as the right to access, review, port, delete, or to block or withdraw consent to the processing of certain Personal Data (without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal), by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we may need to retain certain Personal Data as required or permitted by applicable law.
You have the following choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Data:
HOW THE COMPANY RETAINS YOUR PERSONAL DATA
HOW THE COMPANY PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
Xylem uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving data exchanged with our site. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site. We also employ reasonable technologies to keep the Personal Data you provide on Xylem Sites secure.
Xylem maintains a Data Security Incident Response Plan that would provide notification as required by applicable law in the event of an unlawful or unauthorized disclosure of personal data.
CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT
Xylem may update this Privacy Statement from time to time as our business (e.g. merger/acquisition) and services change, or as required by law. The effective date of our Privacy Statement is posted above, and we encourage you to visit our Sites periodically to stay informed about Xylem's privacy practices. We will post the updated version of the Privacy Statement on our Site, and ask for your consent to the changes if legally required to do so.
HOW YOU CAN CONTACT US
January 2, 2020