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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.

However, 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.

Additionally, Eaton (and its U.S. affiliates listed below) complies with the EU-US and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework Principles (including the Supplemental Principles) as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union, the United Kingdom and/or Switzerland, respectively, to the United States.

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. If there is any conflict between the policies in this Privacy Notice and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.

Eaton 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 and the United Kingdom.

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:

Eaton U.S. affiliates:

  • Azonix Corporation
  • Bussmann International Holdings, LLC
  • Bussmann International, Inc.
  • Cannon Technologies, Inc.
  • CBE Services, Inc.
  • Chagrin Highlands III Ltd.
  • CLS Holdings LLC
  • Cooper B-Line, Inc.
  • Cooper Bussmann, LLC
  • Cooper Crouse-Hinds MTL, Inc.
  • Cooper Crouse-Hinds, LLC
  • Cooper Electrical International, LLC
  • Cooper Enterprises LLC
  • Cooper Finance USA, Inc.
  • Cooper Industries International, LLC
  • Cooper Industries, LLC
  • Cooper Interconnect, Inc.
  • Cooper Lighting, LLC
  • Cooper Notification, Inc.
  • Cooper Power Systems, LLC
  • Cooper Technologies Company
  • Cooper Wheelock, Inc.
  • Cooper Wiring Devices, Inc.
  • Eaton Aeroquip LLC
  • Eaton Aerospace LLC
  • Eaton Ann Arbor LLC
  • Eaton Electric Holdings LLC
  • Eaton Holding LLC
  • Eaton Hydraulics LLC
  • Eaton Leasing Corporation
  • EIC Holding GP III
  • EIC Holding GP IV
  • EIC Holding IV LLC
  • EIC Holding V LLC
  • EIC Holding VI LLC
  • Illumination Management Solutions, Inc.
  • Innovative Switchgear IP LLC
  • Innovative Switchgear Solutions, Inc.
  • McGraw-Edison Development Corporation
  • MTL Instruments LLC
  • MTL Partners II, Inc.
  • MTL Partners, Inc.
  • Standard Automation & Control LP
  • Sure Power, Inc.
  • Wright Line Holding, Inc.
  • Wright Line LLC
  • Eaton Industries IX LLC
  • Eaton Industries VIII LLC
  • Eaton Industries XVI LLC
  • Eaton Industries (Philippines), LLC
  • Eaton Industries Middle East, LLC
  • Cooper Industries South Africa, LLC
  • Cooper Industries Vietnam, LLC
  • Cooper Industries Poland, LLC
  • Eaton Automated Transmission Technologies Corporation
  • Dispute resolution

Dispute Resolution
In compliance with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles as well as the UK Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2019 (“Regulations”), Eaton commits to resolve complaints about privacy and collection or use of Personal Data. Eaton will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Data in accordance with this Notice.

Individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this Privacy Notice, or any Data Protection and Privacy related concerns should first contact Eaton at:

Global Ethics and Compliance Data Protection and Privacy Office
1000 Eaton Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44122


via email to:

Eaton commits to cooperate with the EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) in both HR Data and Non-HR Data related queries. Eaton commits to cooperate with the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner regarding HR data received from Switzerland for use in the context of the employment relationship. Eaton commits to cooperate with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) regarding Personal Data received from the United Kingdom.

In the event the data subject is unable to resolve his or her concern through the Company’s Global Data Protection and Privacy Office, the data subject can contact the competent data protection authority based in the country in which the employee resides, including:

  • The EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), for data subjects residing in any European Union country
  • The ICO, for UK residing data subjects
  • The Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, for data subjects residing in Switzerland

Please find further information about various Data Protection Authorities here:

Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website (, data subjects may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

Accountability for onward transfer
Eaton is responsible for the processing of Personal Data it receives under the Privacy Shield Framework and subsequently transfers to a third-party acting as an agent on its behalf. Eaton complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of Personal Data from the EU, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

In certain situations, Eaton may be required to disclose Personal Data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

For more information on how this data might be shared with third parties, click here.