Effective as of September 17, 2018
What Information We Collect; the Purpose of Collection and Use
We collect the following categories of information.
Contact Information: We collect contact information on our Website from visitors, customers, and distributors, as applicable, who wish to obtain information or support, purchase or register our Products, or access specific account information. Contact information is provided via browser forms or online order forms, and includes first name, last name, e-mail address, mailing address (including country, city, state, zip code), and phone numbers (fax, cell and/or landline) (collectively, “Contact Information”), technical requirements, and other information necessary for us to properly respond.
This contact information is used by our sales, support, and product teams to contact our Website visitors, customers, distributors, and agents, as appropriate, so that we can provide the requested information, support, or products. We may also ask you to voluntarily provide us with information for market research, such as your interests, demographics, and experience with our products.
We collect contact information on our Website from shipping, transport, freight forwarding, and other logistics companies, distributors and channel partners, and "ship to" information for the products. This contact information is used by our shipping and transportation teams to fulfill product orders and schedule deliveries.
Billing Information: We collect billing and payment information which may include a purchase order number, an account number, or instructions for wire transfer and/or ACH transfers, credit card number, expiration date, billing zip code, activation code and/or similar information. When payment is made by credit card, we use third party credit card processors. The billing and payment information is used to prepare and send invoices, make and receive payments, establish and manage accounts.
Resume Information: We may collect information including your name, address email address and phone number when you use our Website to apply for a position at Bel Fuse or to join our talent network in order to be informed when job opportunities become available. This information may be stored on a cloud server provided by Career Builder so that we may contact you as requested.
For Google Analytics: https://www.google.com/analytics.
We may use MS products to create a unique session ID for you (that expires at the end of your session), which captures the language, currency and culture associated with your session, and/or a unique user ID that is associated with your user login name.
Cookies: Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer's hard drive for the functioning of the Website and as described under "Third Party Analytics Providers" above. You may be able to block all cookies through your browser or device (please consult your device or browser’s documentation on how to do this) and/or, in the case of applicable third party analytics providers, use an opt-out mechanism made available by such analytics providers. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from our Website, the Website may not function properly.
How We Share Your Information
Disclosure to Public Authorities: We are required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including for the purpose of meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose personal information to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or required by law or regulation including, but not limited to, in response to court orders and subpoenas.
In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Opt-Out for Direct Marketing; Email Management: You may opt out at any time from the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and/or the transfer of your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purpose, by contacting us at Privacy@belf.com and state that you would like to opt out of direct marketing and/or the transfer of your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Please allow us a reasonable time to process your request.
You may also manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link located on the bottom of any Bel Fuse marketing email and following the instructions found on the page to which the link takes you. You cannot opt out of receiving transactional e-mails related to your account or purchase orders. Please allow a reasonable time to process your request.
Important Notice to All Non-US Residents: Our servers are located in the US. If you are located outside of the US, please be aware that any information provided to us, including personal information, will be transferred from your country of origin to the US. Except in the case of data transfers under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, your decision to provide such data to us, or allow us to collect such data through our Website constitutes your consent to this data transfer.
With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, Bel Fuse is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, EU and Swiss individuals have the right to obtain our confirmation of whether we maintain personal information relating to you in the United States. Upon request, we will provide you with access to the personal information that we hold about you. You may also may correct, amend, or delete the personal information we hold about you. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data transferred to the United States under Privacy Shield, should contact us at Privacy@belf.com, with the subject line, “Privacy Shield.”. If requested to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.
We will also provide an individual opt-out or opt-in choice before we share your data with third parties other than our agents, or before we use it for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized. To request to limit the use and disclosure of your personal information, please submit a written request to Privacy@belf.com.
Bel Fuse’s accountability for personal data that it receives in the United States under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party is described in the Privacy Shield Principles. In particular, Bel Fuse remains responsible and liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third-party agents that it engages to process the personal data on its behalf do so in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless Bel Fuse proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Bel Fuse commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information transferred to the United States pursuant to Privacy Shield. European Union and Swiss individuals with Privacy Shield inquiries or complaints should first contact Bel Fuse at Privacy@belf.com with the subject line, “Privacy Shield.”
Bel Fuse has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers for more information and to file a complaint. This service is provided free of charge to you.
If your Privacy Shield complaint cannot be resolved through the above channels, under certain conditions, you may invoke binding arbitration for some residual claims not resolved by other redress mechanisms. See Privacy Shield Annex 1 at https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=ANNEX-I-introduction.
California Privacy Rights: Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to obtain certain information about the types of personal information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship (and that are not otherwise exempt) have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, including the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. If you wish to submit a request pursuant to Section 1798.83, please contact Bel Fuse via email at Privacy@belf.com. Bel Fuse does not honor "Do Not Track" settings.
Privacy@belf.com with the subject line, “Privacy Shield”.