Your Personal Data may be transferred to and processed in countries other than the country in which you are resident. These countries may have data protection and privacy laws that are different to the laws of your country.
We have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your Personal Data will remain protected in accordance with this Notice. These include implementing the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses for transfers of Personal Data between our group companies, which require all group companies to protect Personal Data they process from the European Economic Area (EEA) in accordance with European Union data protection law.
Eaton adheres to the principles of EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield frameworks, although Eaton does not rely on the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield framework as legal basis for the transfer of Personal Data in light of the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-311/18. Instead, Eaton uses different legal mechanisms to transfer Personal Data from Europe, the United Kingdom and Switzerland to the US as described above.
Eaton Corporation Privacy Shield Information for Personal Data transferred prior to July 16, 2020
Eaton Corporation and its US affiliates certified to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the transfer of Personal Data from the European Economic Area (EEA), the United Kingdom, and Switzerland to the United States. Although the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield have been ruled invalid for the transfer of data, where Personal Data has already been transferred to the U.S. on the basis of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, we will continue to protect Personal Data from the EU, Switzerland and the United Kingdom according to the standards of the Privacy Shield and applicable EU law. Eaton has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Eaton commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your Personal Data. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Eaton. You can find the contact information at the end of this section.
Eaton has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning data transferred from the EU and Switzerland.
Under certain circumstances, you may invoke binding arbitration for complaints regarding Privacy Shield compliance when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
Eaton Corporation is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In that regard, it certifies that it complies with the seven EU-US Privacy Shield Framework Principles set forth by the United States Department of Commerce, in relation to Personal Data collected in the European Union.
Eaton Corporation is responsible for the processing of Personal Data it received under the Privacy Shield Framework and subsequently transferred to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Eaton Corporation complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of Personal Data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.
To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, the Privacy Shield Principles and to view our certification page, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List by clicking on the following link: https://www.privacyshield.gov/.