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MSA Safety Data Privacy Statement

MSA Safety Incorporated (“MSA”, also “we”) owns this website and its subpages (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Website”). As “The Safety Company”, safety is in our DNA. We help you make informed decisions, reinforce best practices and pursue a safety-first, injury-free workforce. As well as this, safeguarding your privacy is very important to us. We take the protection and safety of your personal data seriously and are committed to maintaining its confidentiality, availability and integrity of information and data as part of our business process. We strive to ensure that personal data collected during your use of the Website is processed by us strictly in accordance with applicable law.

Objective and Scope

This Data Privacy Statement provides transparency about any personal data that may be processed through this website (material scope) and the respective safeguards provided to website visitors that reside in the European Union (personal scope), in line with Art. 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation1 (GDPR), as well as local law based on the EU ePrivacy Directive2 and the Cookie Directive3.

Definitions

The terms used in this Data Privacy Statement correspond to the definitions in Art. 4 GDPR.

Controller

MSA is headquartered at 1000 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066, United States, and as owner and service provider of the Website, is the controller of the data processing. You can find information about MSA’s management and leadership at: http://investors.msasafety.com/management.

Data Protection Team and Officer

MSA has appointed a Data Protection Team and, where required locally by law, a Data Protection Officer (DPO). If you are an EU resident with questions or comments on how MSA processes personal data, please feel free to contact us via e-mail: GDPR@msasafety.com.

Collection and Processing of Personal Data and its Purpose

In General

Every time you access this Website, it collects various data and information that are then stored in the log files of the server. The data collected may include the (1) browser types and versions used, (2) operating system used by the party accessing the Website, (3) the website from which an accessing system has reached our Website (known as a referrer), (4) the sub-sites on our Website which are accessed via an accessing system, (5) the date and time of an access to the Website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information, including data aimed at risk prevention in the case of an attack on our IT systems.

The information that we collect is required (1) to correctly display the content of our Website, (2) to optimize the content of our Website as well as the advertisements we display, (3) to ensure the ongoing functionality of our IT systems and the technology relating to our Website, and (4) to provide the necessary information to law enforcement in the event of a cyber-attack. Another crucial reason that we collect such information is to increase data protection and data security at our company to ultimately ensure the best possible level of protection for personal data processed by us.

We erase personal data as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected. For example, if we collect your IP address for the reasons stated above, we only store it on our web server for a period of seven days, and our backup systems only store the IP address for four weeks.

"Stay Informed"

You have the option to receive company news, industry resources and product information from us via e-mail by signing up through our "Stay informed" feature. We will not use or sell your e-mail address for any other purpose except as authorized by you.

Newsletters

We also offer you the opportunity to subscribe to newsletters through this Website. Data provided during newsletter registration will be used only for the purposes of sending out the newsletter unless you have provided consent for other uses, such as receiving other advertising or information related to MSA. You can cancel the newsletter subscription at any time by using the unsubscribe option provided in the newsletter.

Career Portal

Part of our Website is the MSA Career Portal. The main purpose of the MSA Career Portal is to support our recruitment and hiring process, and you can apply for jobs directly through the portal. Any personal data we collect during the application process will be used exclusively for employment-related purposes.

In the application process that is operated via the MSA Career Portal we collect, process and use the data provided by you, such as contact details, resume, CV, proof of qualifications and experience. We employ reasonable security measures to keep this data confidential. Your personal data will be used and stored exclusively for recruitment and hiring purposes in MSA’s applicant tracking system connected to the MSA Career Portal. In considering you for employment at our company or for a specific job, your personal data may be transferred to, stored and/or processed by MSA, its affiliates abroad, and/or third-party partners on their behalf, in countries outside of Canada and the European Union, but always under obligations of confidentiality, availability and integrity.

Note that MSA will only use your personal data to evaluate your application for a specific position selected by you, unless you provide your consent to use your personal data to consider you for other relevant job postings within the MSA The Safety Company group. If you are offered a job, the personal data we received through the MSA Career Portal is transferred to a personnel file and subsequently erased from the application system. If you are not offered a job, your data is erased from the application system six months after the position has been filled or when you have revoked your consent.

Social Plugins

MSA uses social plugins for social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram. When you visit our website, these social plugins are deactivated by default. Without your intervention, no data will be sent to these respective social networks.

You can activate a social plugin while visiting the website by clicking on the respective social media icons that appear on our various subpages. Once the social plugin is activated, a direct link to the server of the selected social network is established. The contents of the button are then transmitted from the social network directly to your browser which then incorporates it in the website.

Please note that a social network may be able to retrieve data independently of whether you interact with the social plugin button or not. If you are logged on to a social network, the network can assign your visit to the website through your social network user account. A social network cannot assign a visit to other websites unless and until you activate the respective button there as well. If you want to prevent the combination of data retrieved from your visit to our website with your membership data, you will need to log out from the social network concerned prior to activating any social plugin buttons.

MSA can neither influence nor control the extent or scope data that is collected by social networks through their plugin buttons. Please refer to the data privacy statements of the respective social networks for such information.

Web Aalytics and Cookies

MSA uses web analytics, cookies and tracking pixels to enhance your browsing experience. These tools are may be required for certain functionality of the site and are used to collect statistical information about the use of the site and to save preferences for your convenience. Some of these tools may also be temporarily used to serve you content regarding relevant marketing campaigns. In general, the used tools and its purpose are:

  • Functional (or required) tools:
    • Remember your country and language selection
    • Remember your login information
    • Maintain your logged in session
  • Tracking tools:
    • Collect anonymous information about the usage of our Website help us make improvements to our Website based on how our visitors interact with it
  • Targeting tools:
    • Display our campaigns to you on other websites

You can prevent the storage of cookies and tracking via tracking pixels and changing browser settings. Should you choose to disable or delete tools using your preferred browser's settings, please be aware that some pages or functions may not perform as intended. Please use the "Help" feature in your browser for more information.

Google AdWords Conversion Tracker

Google AdWords Conversion Tracking is not used for personal identification, but exclusively for statistical purposes to understand how Google ads attract users to our Website. As an AdWords customer, we use the Google Conversion Tracking function.

To find out more about Google AdWords Conversion Tracking and the processing of personal data, please use the following link: https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/93148

Google Analytics

We have the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) integrated on this Website. Google Analytics is a web-analytics service that we use to collect, compile and analyze data about the behavior of visitors to websites. We primarily use this tool to optimize user experience of our website and understand the effectiveness of our advertising.

To find out more about Google Analytics and the processing of personal data, please use the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

LinkedIn Marketing Solution (Conversion Tracking)

We have the LinkedIn Marketing Solution component Conversion Tracking integrated on this Website. This solution helps us generate leads for candidates and optimize our talent acquisition process.

To find out more, please use the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/87080/linkedin-marketing-solutions-and-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr-?lang=en

Marketo Lead Management (Revenue Cycle Analytics)

We have the Marketo Lead Management component Marketo Revenue Cycle Analytics integrated on this Website. Marketo EMEA Limited collects statistical data on the use of our Website site and helps us optimize our offerings accordingly, as well as to operate e-mail marketing. If you register for an event, request the newsletter or other information, or otherwise provide us with personal information through a registration form operated via Marketo, the registration form will ask you to consent to the processing of your personal information. Marketo also uses cookies and tracking pixels. Marketo is part of Adobe Inc.

To find out more about Marketo and the processing of personal data, please use the following link: https://www.marketo.com/company/trust/gdpr/

Oracle AddThis

We have the AddThis social bookmarking integrated on this Website. AddThis is a social bookmarking service that can be integrated into a website with the use of a web widget. Once the widget is added, visitors to the website can bookmark or share an item using a variety of social media services. The service operated under the Oracle Corporation. AddThis allows users to opt-out of their tracking tools via their corporate website.

To find out more about AddThis and the processing of personal data, please use the following link: https://datacloudoptout.oracle.com/

Adobe Marketing Cloud (Adobe Dynamic Tag Manager)

We have the Adobe Dynamic Tag Manager integrated on this Website. It provides us tremendous flexibility and control to implement and optimize digital experiences and solve standard tag management problems. This enables us to identify specific users and audience segments on our Website and immediately deliver of segment-specific content experience-based reporting that might appeal to them.

To find out more about Adobe Dynamic Tag Manager and the processing of personal data, please use the following link: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/experience-cloud.html

Microsoft Bing Ads

We have Microsoft Bing Ads services integrated on this Website. We use Microsoft Bing Ads to promote our business online. To more effectively market our product or service, we use a cookie to record the completion of your transaction.

To find out more about Microsoft Bing Ads and the processing of personal data, please use the following link: https://about.ads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/microsoft-advertising-privacy-policy

Facebook for Developers (Facebook Connect)

We have Facebook Connect integrated on this Website. Facebook Connect is a single sign-on application which allows Facebook users to interact on other websites through their Facebook account. When a user chooses to access a protected content through Facebook Connect, they allow that website to retrieve information they have given to Facebook, including their full name, pictures, wall posts, friend information, etc. This not only allows the user to skip the basic registration steps required by most websites, but it also allows the Website to update the user's Facebook wall and news feed with their activities. By gaining access to the user's friends list, the website can show the user which of their friends have also accessed the Website through Facebook Connect.

To find out more about Facebook Connect and the processing of personal data, please use the following link: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING

MSA’s associates may have access to personal data on a need-to-know basis if they need to carry out legitimate tasks.

The website is hosted in the USA, which means that certain data that you provide may require cross-border transfer. Such transfer will take place considering the applicability and scope of EU legal regulations.

DATA SECURITY

MSA uses technical and organizational security measures to protect the data supplied by you and managed by us to ensure its confidentiality, availability and integrity. These security measures are protected against manipulation, loss, destruction, and access by third parties, and our website security is continually being improved in line with developing technology.

DATA SUBJECTS RIGHTS

As a data subject, you have the right to request from MSA whether and what personal data of yours has been stored by us. If you are registered as a user, we also enable you to view the data yourself and, if applicable, to delete or amend it. If incorrect information is stored, despite our efforts to ensure that data is accurate and up to date, we will correct it at your request. MSA will respond to any such requests for information, deletion, or amendment in writing and as soon as reasonably possible.

To make a request about your personal data, or if you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, you can contact GDPR@msasafety.com.

We appreciate your interest in our products and services, and we hope you find your visit to the website worthwhile.


1 REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)

2 Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications)

3DIRECTIVE 2009/136/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 November 2009 amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services, Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws