Privacy is recognized as a fundamental human right and Precision Valve and Automation, Inc. (PVA) understands that privacy is important for visitors to the PVA Internet sites and related domains.
We welcome you to visit all digital channels managed by PVA and you do not need to provide any personal data to visit them. However, please be aware that if you do not provide some requested information, access to certain services or parts of our digital channels and certain social media channels may be restricted.
Personal data processing
What personal data does PVA process about you and for what purposes?
Your “personal data” means information or pieces of information that allows us to identify you as an individual. This typically includes information such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number, but can also include other information such as IP address.
We may use your personal information to:
- handle job applications,
- provide you with information about open job positions,
- provide you with answers regarding our products or services that you request from us,
- improve our products and services,
- provide you with requested invitations, newsletter and product related information,
- personalize your website experience, as well as to evaluate (anonymously and in the aggregate) statistics on website activity, such as what time you visited it, whether you’ve visited it before and what site referred you to it,
- analyze the effectiveness of our marketing activities,
- contact you regarding products and services which may be of interest to you, (provided we have an existing customer relationship with you or that you have given us your consent to do so).
- provide a secure environment through surveillance at our premises.
For further information regarding personal data processing please follow this link.
You are entitled to request information regarding our processing of your personal data, if any. Please note that PVA may request certain details about you in order to ensure that the information is provided to the correct person and handled in a secure way.
Should you have reason to believe that any personal data that PVA holds about you is inaccurate, please let us know and we will update the information.
You may request us to delete personal data we hold about you. For example, if the information is no longer necessary to fulfill the purpose they were collected for. Please note that, when legally required, PVA could decline your request, for example if the data is needed for tax or bookkeeping purposes, or are necessary to defend legal claims.
You also have the right to request limitations of the processing of your personal data. Please note that in such cases, PVA may need to investigate the situation further prior to reaching a decision. (You always have a right to opt out from direct marketing activities and request limitation of processing based on legitimate interest – including potential profiling for direct marketing purposes).
When you provide PVA either with your consent, or the processing is based on fulfillment of an agreement with you, you have, during certain circumstances a right to have your data transferred to another data controller. This however requires that the transfer is technically possible and may be carried out automatically.
Information about children
The PVA website is not intended for, or targeted at, children under the age of 13 years old and PVA never knowingly or intentionally collect information about children under this age. If you believe that PVA has collected information about a child, please contact us to request deletion of the information.
Sensitive personal data and personal identification numbers
Sensitive personal data includes any information that reveals your race or ethnicity, political views, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership in a trade union, as well as personal data regarding your health or private life.
PVA generally does not process any sensitive data about you. In case you provide us with sensitive personal data we will only process such data if we receive your consent for this or if such processing is legally required.
PVA limits the use of personal identification numbers and only process personal identification numbers when needed to ensure your identification.
Sources of information
PVA only processes personal data provided by you. In certain cases, PVA may supplement this data with information from third parties for the purpose of evaluating and improving our digital channels and services or if needed for a certain job position (in such case this information will be provided in the specific job ad).
The information that PVA collects from such third parties is as follows:
- Address information from public registries to ensure PVA have your correct address;
- Information from social media for marketing or anti-fraud purposes.
Information to other parties
- Marketing (social media, media agencies, advertising agencies)
- Events, statistics and surveys (companies that handle evaluations, statistics and surveys of our services)
- Recruitment tools
Transfers to third countries
PVA endeavors to keep personal data within the European Economic Area (EEA) but may engage suppliers located outside of the EEA such as other companies within the PVA Group or companies that assist with our technical support and maintenance of our IT services.
Any such data will always be kept to a minimum relevant for the purpose. No matter where your personal data is transferred, PVA always take necessary measures to ensure that the security level and processing is in line with GDPR, for example by using the EU Commission’s Standard Clauses.
PVA takes all appropriate technical and organizational security measures which are necessary to safeguard personal data against unauthorized access, modification, or destruction. However, providing personal data over digital channels always entails a risk since it is not possible to completely protect technical systems from unauthorized access.
PVA has additional measures in place to protect sensitive personal data and personal identification numbers. Sensitive information provided to us on our website and/or transmitted to other websites is protected through the use of encryption.
Deletion of data
Personal data will not be stored for longer than is necessary in light of the purposes of the processing and, in general, PVA will delete personal data in the manner which follows from applicable legislation and in accordance with our Retention Policy. Where information is known to be unreliable, irrelevant or excessive, it will be securely deleted or anonymized as soon as is reasonably possible.
Third party web applications
The PVA website includes social media features, such as a Facebook ‘Like’ button and also widgets, such as the ‘Share this’ button, or interactive mini-programs that run on our website. These features may collect your IP address, which pages you visit on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by third parties or directly on our website. Our website may also provide hyperlinks to other websites which are provided by other group companies or companies which do not belong to the PVA group.
Cookies assist us in remembering the products and items that interest you so that we can save your preferences for future visits. It also allows us to gather information about website traffic and how users interact with our site so that we can provide the best website experience possible. We may utilize a third-party service provider to help us gain more insight about our users. These third-party service providers are not permitted to use any user information for any purpose other than to help us improve our business and online presence.
Precision Valve and Automation, Inc.
Att: Data Protection Officer
Six Corporate Drive
Halfmoon, New York 12065 United States