Privacy Statement

Componenta Group (“Componenta”) is committed to protecting your privacy and personal data and will process your personal data only in accordance with applicable data protection legislation and good data processing practice.

In this privacy statement we tell you about Componenta’s personal data processing in general and provide information on how we use personal data about you in specific situations such as in visiting the componenta.com website ("Website"), in functions linked to the Website or when you apply for a job at Componenta through the Website. The rights described in this privacy statement are based on the European Union data protection laws.

Data Controller and Contact Information

If you have any questions or requests regarding this privacy statement or the personal data we at Componenta hold about you, please contact:

Componenta Corporation
Teknobulevardi 3-5 D
FI-01530 Vantaa
Finland
Tel: +358 10 403 00
Contact person: Data Protection Team, dataprotection@componenta.com

Processing of personal data in Componenta’s website

The general information on processing of your personal data by Componenta related to this Website is provided below. Componenta will process your personal data collected through the Website in accordance with this privacy statement and applicable laws. If you do not agree with this privacy statement, you must leave the Website.

Collected Personal Data

Generally, you can visit the Website without entering any personal data. The Website is technically divided into separate sections some of which may require us to collect more personal data of you while some may be used without processing any personal data. You may provide us data for example by contacting us, or providing feedback, applying for a job, subscribing to our newsletters or other material, commenting on or discussing any content on the Website, or downloading or uploading material.

When visiting the Website, certain technical and other information is automatically sent by your computer to us (i.e. IP address, the type of your browser and the source of your visit). We also collect information about your Website usage information by using cookies. Please see the Cookies section of this privacy statement for further information.

On certain parts of the Website, you may be asked to provide personal data and/or sign up for the service to access a service that you have requested. Once you register on the Website or have otherwise been assigned a specific identification code to access your accounts, we may request that you provide certain information.

The Purposes and Legal Grounds of the Processing

The purpose of Componenta’s processing of personal data collected through the Website is to:

  • ensure an efficient and secure use of the Website;
  • develop the Website for a better quality and broader scope of services;
  • provide customized services and content recognizing your specific needs and interests;
  • improve our services to you;
  • contact you;
  • to carry out the recruitment process; or
  • conduct research and collect statistics (e.g. what sections of our Website the users visit and how much time they spend on the Website).

The legal grounds for data processing are Componenta’s legitimate interests relating to the abovementioned purposes. When required by applicable laws, Componenta will request data subject’s consent for personal data processing.

Sources of Personal Data and Retention Period

The personal data is received directly from the data subject or obtained in connection with their use of the Website. The personal data will be stored as long as needed for the purposes it has been collected for. After that, the personal data will be effectively deleted or made anonymous.

Cookies

From time to time Componenta may place information, commonly known as “cookies”, on your device to allow us to identify you, provided that you have consented to the placing of cookies on your device for example by opt-in function or by way of changing the browser settings.

Cookies are small text files stored on your device's hard drive which allow your device to be recognized by the Website. We may use either cookies which save a file on your device permanently (permanent cookies) or cookies which disappear when your browser is closed (session cookies).

With the help of cookies, we may collect information about, for example, your computer, IP address, operating system and browser type. This information generally includes data which does not allow individual identification of information relating to a specific user. If, however, we hold personal data about you, information collected by the use of cookies may be combined with such data.

Information gathered by cookies is used for statistical and analytical purposes such as maintaining statistics regarding the use of the Website, to conduct surveys in order to improve the Website and/or Componenta's other products and services, to determine which parts of the Website are most popular and to optimize the use of the Website. Cookies are also used to recognize you when you return to the Website in order to, for example, provide you with information related to your own interests.

Cookies are today commonly used on many websites. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your web browser to disable them. Kindly note, that disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain services on the Website.

Transfers of Personal Data

Componenta may use third parties, such as service providers, to collect, store and process personal data on our behalf. Such service providers are only allowed to process your personal data to the extent necessary for them to provide the service we have requested from them. As a main rule, they are not allowed to use your personal data for the benefit of their own business.

In order to protect your privacy, we require that all our service providers keep the personal data we provide them confidential and adequately secure. They are also required to abide by data processing agreements and applicable data protection legislation.

Additionally, Componenta may disclose and transfer your personal data within the Componenta Group of companies.

Due to the technical and practical requirements some of the personal data may be processed by subcontractors located outside the European Union or European Economic Area or at the subcontractors’ servers outside the European Union or European Economic Area. However, such subcontractors have agreed to the data processing standards of Componenta.

Data Subjects’ Rights

Data subjects have the right to access the personal data Componenta have collected on the data subject. Componenta will at the data subjects’ request rectify or erase any incomplete, inaccurate or outdated personal data. You may use the rights described above and/or express any concern you might have about our use of your personal data by contacting Componenta. The contact details are provided in the section "Data Controller and Contact Information".

If the personal data processing is based on consent, data subject is entitled to withdraw the consent at any time. If the personal data processing is based on Componenta’s legitimate interest, data subject may object such processing based on a specific individual circumstance. Data subject must identify such circumstance in the request relating to objection.

Under certain circumstances data subjects may also object to the processing of their personal data as well request data portability. In the event the data subjects have concerns or remarks regarding Componenta’s processing activities, they also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.

Componenta may refuse a request if the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive or Componenta has another legitimate ground for refusing the request. Such legitimate grounds could e.g. prevent Componenta from deleting personal data that needs to be retained due to local legal requirements or to maintain an audit trail until the end of local claim period. Componenta may also need to retain the data to be able to fulfil contractual obligations.

Please also note, that if Componenta blocks or deletes your personal data as requested, Componenta may not be able to perform the services you would like to use or have previously ordered or requested or provide you the content you would like to download or receive.

Third party websites

The Website may contain links to third party websites. Componenta is not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of any such third-party website. Since this Privacy Notice only applies to this Website, we recommend reading the privacy notices of websites before opening the site.

Updates to the privacy statement

Componenta may update this privacy statement at any time without expressly notifying you of such changes. The up-to-date version of the privacy statement can always be found on this Website. We recommend that you revisit this privacy statement from time to time in order to review any possible changes.