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PRIVACY STATEMENT

 

PRIVAY POLICY Sandler Nonwoven Corporation

This Privacy Policy applies to our website, www.sandler-nonwoven.com, and the services available through our website as referenced below (together, our "Site"). This Privacy Policy is intended to disclose how Sandler Non-Woven Corp ("Sandler" herein) collects, uses and discloses personal information about users of our Site, as well as to explain the choices and right individuals have regarding their personal information.

If you are a California consumer, as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, additional rights are granted.  Please refer to our California Privacy Addendum, here.

1. GDPR

We have also developed and posted a GDPR Privacy Notice, which is available here. Our GDPR Privacy Notice contains additional information about how Sandler processes personal information that is subject to EU data protection laws (including those implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation, or "GDPR"), and encompasses personal information about users of the Site and others with whom we engage.

The privacy policy of Sandler for citizens in the European Economic Area can be found by visiting here.

2. THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect information directly from individuals online, as well as automatically through the use of our Site.

Information Collected Directly

We may collect personal information about you directly from you. For example, personal information may be collected when you fill out a 'Contact Us' form, sign up for our mailing lists, register for events we host or sponsor (https://www.sandler-nonwoven.com/contact), or otherwise provide us information through the site. Generally, the information we collect may include your:

  • Personal master data (e.g. first name, title, address)

  • Communications data (e.g. telephone, mobile phone, email, fax)

  • Contract master data (contractual relationship, interest in the product and contractual fulfilment)

  • Customer history

  • Contract billing and payment data (e.g. bank details, account number or credit card number, if applicable)

  • For events, it may include dietary restrictions, requested accommodations and other event-related preferences

  • Other information related to your request or inquiry

 

Information Collected Automatically

Website tracking enables us to analyze website use and to continuously optimize the website for visitors based thereon. Statistical tools are used for this purpose, such as to record how often a page has been opened.

We collect personal information about you automatically through the following platforms:

1. Google Analytics and Visitor Analytics

This uses your HTTP requests, browser/system information, and first party cookies. It collects:

  • Number of users and sessions

  • Session duration

  • Operating systems

  • Device models

  • Geography

  • First launches

  • App opens

  • App updates

  • Demographics: gender & age

2. Cookie Information

This website distinguishes between cookies that are strictly necessary for the technical functions of the website (functional cookies) and cookies that are not strictly necessary for the technical function of the website (optional cookies). It is generally possible to use the website without activating optional cookies.

Functional cookies
  • Functional cookies help make the website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas within a website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

  • These cookies are deleted after the end of the user’s visit.

Website tracking (optional cookies)
  • The provider of this website tracks website activity. The necessary cookies and website tracking will only be activated if the user has given his/her consent beforehand. An exception to this is the cookie that stores the current status of your privacy settings (selection cookie). It is set due to legitimate interest.

Cookies Used

The following cookies are placed as part of the Google Analytics/Visitor Analytics tool:

Cookie name:    Runtime:      Description:

_ga                 2 years       Contains a randomly generated user ID. Google Analytics/ Visitor Analytics can recognize

            returning users to this website with this ID and merge the data from previous visits.

_gat               1 minute      Certain data is sent to Google Analytics/ Visitor Analytics only once per minute at the

    most. This cookie has a lifetime of one minute. As long as it is placed,certain data

    transfers are  blocked.

_gid                 1 day         Contains a randomly generated user ID. Google Analytics/Visitor Analytics can recognize

    returning users to this website with this ID and merge the data from previous visits.

_gat_gtag_       1 day         Certain data is sent to Google Analytics/ Visitor Analytics only once per minute at the

    most.This cookie has a lifetime of one minute. As long as it is placed, certain data

    transfers are blocked.

3. Cookie Opt-Out

You can prevent cookies from being saved by changing the preferences of your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to Google and then processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click here to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click this link again.

4. Managing cookies and website tracking

You can manage their cookie and tracking settings in your browser. If you want to disable all cookies, you must go to your browser settings and disable cookies. You should note that this may affect the functionality of this website.

Please note: The settings you make user only relate to the browser that was used.

 

3. OUR USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The business objective of Sandler Nonwoven Corporation is the development, production and sale of nonwoven materials in differentiated market segments.

Sandler Nonwoven Corporation is entitled to undertake all commercial operations, and undertake all measures that relate to its business objective, or which appear directly or indirectly conducive to it, as well as occasional advertising measures. In particular, this includes the improvement of Sandler Nonwoven Corporation products and articles and the improvement of customer satisfaction. In this context, Sandler Nonwoven Corporation sends their journal to their contacts twice a year by electronic means or post to inform them of news, company developments and company initiatives.

This business objective requires that Sandler Nonwoven Corporation to collect, process and use personal data in close cooperation with development, production, sales and service partners. The support provided to international customers, suppliers and business partners takes place through the sales and service organizations at Sandler Nonwoven Corporation, as well as the partners employed.

Every instance of collecting, processing and using personal data takes place on the basis of legal provisions exclusively and for the fulfilment of the business objective defined above.

More particularly, we use the information (including personal information) that we collect online as follows:

  • Providing support and services

To provide and operate our Site and company, communicate with you about your use of the Site and company, to assist customer-specific and non-custom specific production, development, service and distribution partners and Product manufacturers within the scope of their product responsibility as suppliers, provide troubleshooting and technical support, respond to your inquiries, communicate with you, and for similar service and support purposes.

  • Responding to your requests

To respond to your inquiries and consider your request or application (e.g., if you have submitted a resume or other application information online or by email, we will use it as part of the application review process).

  • Newsletters, mailing lists and direct marketing

For direct marketing purposes, including to send you newsletters, client alerts and information we think may interest you. If you are located in a jurisdiction that requires opt-in consent to receive electronic marketing messages, we will only send you such messages if you opt-in to receive them.

  • Analytics and improvement

To better understand how users access and use the Site, and our services, and for other research and analytical purposes, such as to evaluate and improve our services and business operations and to develop services and features.

  • Protect our legal rights and prevent misuse

To protect the Site and our business operations; to prevent and detect fraud, unauthorized activities and access, and other misuse; where we believe necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety or legal rights of any person or third party, or violations of this Privacy Policy.

  • Comply with legal obligations

To comply with the law or legal proceedings. For example, we may disclose information in response to subpoenas, court orders, and/or other lawful requests by regulators and/or law enforcement, including responding to national security or law enforcement disclosure requirements.

  • General business operations

Where necessary, for the administration of our general business, payment, accounting, recordkeeping and legal functions.

  • Anonymous and de-identified information

We may create and use anonymous and de-identified information to assess, improve and develop our business, products and services, and for similar research and analytics purposes.

4. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will not rent or sell your personal information, nor will we share it with third parties, outside of Sandler, for their marketing purposes. If this policy changes in the future, we will notify you and allow you the opportunity to opt-in.

We may share personal information with the following categories of third parties:

  • Third party service providers, such as those listed in Paragraph 2, above, that provide services to us or to whom we outsource certain services, such as data hosting or software or technology services.

  • Our professional advisers, such as lawyers and accountants.

In addition, we may disclose personal information to other third parties under the following circumstances:

  • Business transfers

As part of any merger, sale and transfer of our assets, acquisition or restructuring of all or part of our business, bankruptcy, or similar event, including related to due diligence conducted prior to such event where permitted by law.

  • Legally required

If we are required to do so by law (e.g., to law enforcement, courts or others, including, but not limited to, in response to a subpoena or court order).

  • Protect our rights

Where we believe it necessary to respond to claims asserted against us, comply with legal processes (e.g., subpoenas or warrants), enforce or administer our agreements and terms, or for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, and to protect the rights, property or safety of Sandler, our clients and customers, or others.

We may also share aggregate or de-identified information with third parties for research, marketing, analytics and other purposes, provided such information does not identify a particular individual.

5. OTHER COOKIES AND SIMILAR DEVICES

All cookies and tracking devices we use are set forth in Paragraph 2, above. Some of our service providers may use cookies, pixels, log files and other mechanisms to gather information about your use of our Site. You will need to view their Privacy Policies to determine the precise tracking devices they use.

6. DIRECT MARKETING

As noted, we may send periodic promotional emails to you, and where required by law, we will obtain your consent to do so. You may opt out of such communications at any time by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email or email us at office@sandler-nonwoven.com. If you opt out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you emails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.

7. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

Sandler does business in the European Economic Area (EEA); when you submit personal information to us, or when others provide personal information to us, we will receive it and process it in the United States and in other locations where we are located (see here), or where we have service providers. In order to provide services, we also may need to transfer your personal information to locations in other jurisdictions.

If you are based within EEA, please note that where necessary to deliver the services, we will transfer personal information to countries outside the EEA (including to other Sandler practicing entities). Countries outside the EEA may not provide an adequate level of protection to your personal information, which is why the Sandler practicing entities have signed a data sharing agreement, based on the EU standard contractual clauses, to provide appropriate safeguards and an adequate level of protection for personal information.

You have a right to obtain details of the mechanism under which your personal information is transferred outside of the EEA; you may request such details by contacting us as set forth in the "How to contact us" section below.

8. WEBSITE CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY

We strive to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines for the visually impaired (such as screen readers, speech-recognition software, etc.). The website text converts to sound for the visually impaired who uses assistive technology, and our videos have the capability to add captions for the hearing impaired.

9. ACCESS AND CORRECTION

If you would like to review the personal information we have collected about you via the Site, or request that we update or delete it, please contact us at office@sandler-nonwoven.com.

10. THIRD PARTY LINKS AND WEBSITES

Our Site contains links to other websites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other website's privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to or collected by, these third parties.

11. CO-SPONSORED EVENTS

Sandler posts information about programs and events that are sponsored by or co-sponsored by other firms or organizations. Should you choose to register electronically for any of these events or submit your information to these third parties, Sandler will have no control over the third party sponsors' use of this information, and this Privacy Policy will not apply.

 

12. OUR COMMITMENT TO SECURITY

We employ security measures to prevent unauthorized access to information that we collect online. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.

13. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy for Sandler or its implementation, you may contact us at 1-855-726-3537. If at any time you decide that we should no longer hold any of your personal information, or you wish to change the use to which any such information can be put, please let us know by emailing us at office@sandler-nonwoven.com.

14. REVISIONS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to revise this Policy or any part of it from time to time. Please review the Policy periodically for changes. If we make material changes, we will endeavor to provide notice ahead of such changes, such as by email or through a notice on www.sandler-nonwoven.com.

 

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), effective January 1, 2020, provides certain California residents with the additional rights. As of the effective date of this California Privacy Addendum (“Addendum”), the CCPA implementing regulations have not been finalized by the California Attorney General. We reserve the right to update this Addendum in response to the final CCPA regulations or other CCPA legal developments.

Your Additional Rights Under The CCPA

Personal Information.

As used in this Addendum, “personal information” means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California resident or household; it does not include publicly available information made lawfully available by state or federal governments or de-identified information that cannot reasonably identify, relate to, describe, be capable of being associated with, or be linked directly or indirectly to a particular individual.

Right to Know and Access.

You have the right to know and access the following personal information, obtained or handled by us in the 12 months prior to your request:

  • The categories of personal information we have collected about you;

  • The categories of sources from which the personal information is collected;

  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information;

  • The categories of third parties with whom we have shared your personal information;

  • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you, if you so request; and

  • Whether we sell your personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.

Greater details of the each of the foregoing categories are set forth in our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated here by reference in its entirety.

Your rights to know and access are free and may be requested up to twice a year.

Right to Delete. 

You have the right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you (and direct our service providers to do the same). There are a number of exceptions, however, that include, but are not limited to, when the information is necessary for us or a third party to do any of the following:

  • Complete your transaction;

  • Provide you a good or service;

  • Perform a contract between us and you;

  • Protect your security and prosecute those responsible for breaching it;

  • Fix our system in the case of a bug;

  • Protect the free speech rights of you or other users;

  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et seq.);

  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interests that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws;

  • Comply with a legal obligation; or

  • Make other internal and lawful uses of the information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

If we are unable to delete the information you have requested to be deleted, we will provide you with the basis of our denial of your request.

If we delete information you have requested be deleted, we may keep a record of your request for up to two years.

Right to Opt-Out of Sale.

You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information to any outside party.  We currently do not sell your information to any outside party and will notify you through our Privacy Policy if this policy changes.

Right to Non-Discrimination.

You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment for your exercise of any of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.

Exercising Your California Privacy Rights. 

To request access to or deletion of your personal information, or to exercise any other data rights under California law, please contact us using one of the following methods:

Telephone: You may call us at 1-855-726-3537

Website: You may visit our privacy homepage to authenticate and exercise rights via our website,

www.sandler-nonwoven.com.

Email Webform: You may write to us to exercise rights. Please include the information requested so that we can process your request in an efficient manner.

If you are only requesting access to your information, you need only make the request through our website.  If you are requesting deletion of your information, you may make your request through any of the above methods.

The Steps We Take to Verify Your Request.

We will take reasonable steps to verify your request. These steps include verifying your identity. In order for us to do so, you must provide the following information: Photo identification and proof of residency, along with why you are writing. If we cannot reasonably verify your request, we will be unable to provide the information you have requested.

Authorized Agent.

If you have caused an authorized agent to make your request, please provide the following information: first and last name of the agent, physical address of the agent, email address of the agent, and a statement granting the agent the authority, along with why you are writing.

Response Timing and Format. 

We aim to confirm our receipt of your request for access or deletion within 10 business days. If you have requested access or deletion, we will provide you with requested information, to the extent specified above, or delete what you have requested to be deleted, to the extent specified above, within 45 days of receiving your request. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you have requested to be opted out of the selling of your personal information, we will do so within 15 business days of your request.

Not Covered by This Addendum

This Addendum does not address or apply to:

  • Personal information that is exempt under Section 1798.145 of the CCPA,

  • Personal information we collect about employees, contractors, job applicants, officers, directors or medical providers of our company,

  • Individuals who are not permanent California residents, or

  • Personal information we collect about individuals acting in their capacity as representatives (“B2B contacts”) of our clients, prospective clients, vendors and other businesses that we conduct business with, to the extent we use their personal information only in the context of conducting our business relationship with the respective business.

 

Children’s Use.

Our Platform is not directed to children, and we don’t knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we find out that a child under 13 has given us personal information, we will take steps to delete that information. If you believe that a child under the age of 13 has given us personal information, please contact us.

Links to Third Party Websites.

Our Platform may contain links to third-party websites. Those websites may have privacy policies that differ from ours. We are not responsible for those websites, and we recommend that you review their policies. Please contact those websites directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

Changes to This Privacy Policy.

We may update this policy from time to time as our Platform changes and privacy law evolves. If we update it, we will do so online, and if we make material changes, we will let you know through the Platform or by some other method of communication like email. When you use our services you are agreeing to the most recent terms of this policy.

Contact Us.

If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy or anything in this policy, including if you need to access this policy in an alternative format, we encourage you to contact us at office@sandler-nonwoven.com.

Policy Date.

This policy was last updated on 04/15/2020.

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