Whirlpool Corporation Privacy Notice
Updated April 10, 2019
Whirlpool Corporation services
This Privacy Notice applies to your use of Whirlpool Corporation’s WhirlpoolPro.com website portal (“Portal”).
By registering on and/or using this Portal, you will be submitting to Whirlpool Corporation contact details and other information that is required to enable us to identify and contact you and to enable you to utilize all services, information, tools, and data made available through this Portal (“Services”).
Your data will be processed through electronic systems operated by Whirlpool Corporation and will be accessible by Whirlpool Corporation employees within Whirlpool’s Global Information Systems function responsible for operating the Services. Your data may be accessible to external information technology services providers who are instructed to carry out specific services relating to the operation and maintenance of the Services and may therefore have access to your data incidental to carrying out their service activity. Such service providers are engaged by Whirlpool Corporation and operate under the guidance and responsibility of Whirlpool Corporation.
Location and transfer of data
Your data will be stored on computer systems located in the USA. The data will be replicated on other computer systems located in the USA and in other countries on which the Services are operated and will be accessible to employees in Whirlpool’s Global Information Systems and other Whirlpool Corporation functions in your region responsible for managing our relationship with your company and for operating and maintaining the Services. Your data may therefore be communicated to other Whirlpool Corporation subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Accordingly, your data may be transferred for the above purposes outside of your territory (in case of Europe, outside the European Union).
Cookies, web beacons, and log files
Web beacons – web beacons are miniscule electronic image files that can be embedded within a web page or included in an e-mail message, and are usually invisible to the human eye. When used, web beacons (also known as “clear GIFs” or “tracking pixels”) may tell us such things as: how many people are coming to our web sites, whether they are one-time or repeat visitors, which pages they’ve viewed and for how long, how well certain online advertising campaigns are converting, and other similar web site usage data. When used in an e-mail, web beacons can tell us the time the e-mail was opened, if and how many times it was forwarded, and what links users click on from within the e-mail message. Based on this information, we can adjust the content, products, services, and promotions we provide you to better meet your interests, as well as make you aware of Whirlpool Corporation products, services, and/or special offers in which you may be interested.
Log Files – these are files that record web activity and gather non-personal statistics about your visit to or use of our web sites. Log files may help us capture, among other things: (1) your IP Address, which is a unique set of numbers assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) (note that, depending on your ISP, the number assigned to your computer can be different every time you connect to the Internet); (2) the type of browser and operating system you use; and (3) other information about your online session, such as the URL you came from to get to our web site and the date and time you visited our web site. In addition to using this information to better understand how our web sites are used, we may use information captured through log files such as an IP Address (together with your personal information) to troubleshoot technical problems, maintain online safety and security, and if necessary, prohibit or restrict access to our Online Services by certain users.
How your information is protected
All Whirlpool Corporation Services are compliant with applicable privacy laws in your territory including, in the European Union, the European General Data Protection Regulation no. 679/2016 (GDPR) on the protection of personal data.
Whirlpool Corporation will process your personal data and, if any, your sensitive data (“data”) in accordance with all applicable laws. Your data will be protected, not accessible to the public or other suppliers, and subject to security measures which are compliant with the European privacy law mentioned above.
The data controller of your data will be Whirlpool Corporation, with registered office in 2000 North, M63, Benton Harbor, MI, USA. The Chief Privacy Officer can be contacted as follows.
|By Postal Mail:
Chief Privacy Officer
2000 N. M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Updating your information
You have the right to access your data at any time as well as to request, at any time: (1) confirmation as to whether or not data concerning you exists, is being processed and/or transferred and information as to the data being processed; (2) details of any entity to which your data may be communicated and who may get to access your data; (3) that your data be updated or corrected, or erased, anonymized or blocked if it has been processed unlawfully; (4) certification that the operations indicated in point (3) above were notified to any person or entity to which your data has been communicated.
You will further have the right to object on legitimate grounds to the processing of your data, provided you are aware that this may affect the functionality and use of the Services. You may write to the Privacy Officer identified above in order to exercise both the rights indicated in this Privacy Notice and any other rights provided by applicable laws.
Your acceptance of our privacy practices
By using this Portal you agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice. This Privacy Notice applies only to information provided by or collected from Trade Customers or potential Trade Customers of Whirlpool Corporation and is not intended to describe data handling procedures for information collected by other linked web sites or business partners.
We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Notice at any time.