Thank you for visiting the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) IECQ HUB Website. The IEC is committed to protecting the privacy of its members, customers and other contacts. Any information you choose to provide on this Website will only be used to provide or improve the services we offer.
The IEC is currently working on adapting this policy to ensure compliance with GDPR regulation EU 2016/679.
One of the purposes of the IEC collecting personal information is to provide you with the best possible service.
We may collect information about you when you use this Website, or when you apply for or use other services offered by the IEC, in the following ways:
From time to time, we may ask our site visitors to answer survey questions. Surveys generally deal with the site, our products or categories of products. They will not request any personal data.
Some areas of the IEC Website may provide you with the opportunity to e-mail a Web page to another person. For this feature to work, we may need to collect your e-mail address and/or the e-mail addresses of those to whom you send the page. The e-mail addresses collected in this context are not used for any purpose other than to send the Web page in question.
The IEC Websites contains links to other sites. Links to third-party Websites lie outside the scope of responsibility of the IEC. Access to and use of such Websites occurs entirely at the user’s own risk. The IEC expressly states that it has no influence whatsoever over the content of any linked site. Responsibility for information and services of linked sites rests entirely with the relevant third parties. No liability can be accepted in respect of the content of such Websites.
Based on Article 13 of the Federal Constitution and the provisions of the Swiss data protection legislation, everyone has the right to the protection of privacy, as well as to protection from misuse of their personal details. The IEC complies with these provisions. Personal details are treated in the highest confidence and are neither passed on, shared nor sold to third parties (whether situated in a country providing standards of protection similar to those of Switzerland or not) except in the following case:
The IEC may disclose personal data to third parties (whether situated in a country providing standards of protection similar to those of Switzerland or not) if the IEC is required to do so by law or if such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, to respond to any claims, or to protect the rights of the IEC, its customers and the public. For the purposes of this clause, National Committees of the IEC, even when situated outside Switzerland, are not deemed to be third parties and you hereby consent to the transfer of personal data to such National Committees for the purpose of managing your participation in IEC work.
You can consult, revise and correct the personal data that you have provided to the IEC Webstore via http://webstore.iec.ch and the IECQ HUB via http://www.iecqhub.org. To revise or correct personal data relating to your participation in IEC work, you should contact your National Committee. If you wish to correct data relating to your position or function in an IEC committee (for example, National Committee official, TC/SC secretary, chairman, PT leader or WG/MT convenor), you should contact the IEC Central Office.
We will retain your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection laws for so long as it is needed in the light of the principle of proportionality.
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