Privacy Notice

Introduction

Atlas Copco and its affiliated companies care about your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information in accordance with fair information practices and applicable data privacy laws.

This privacy notice explains how Atlas Copco and its subsidiaries (“Atlas Copco,” “we,” “us” and “our”) collect, use and share personal information that you provide to us, or that we may otherwise obtain or generate, which relates to you (“Personal Information”).

In case there would be any further country specific privacy requirements, please consult our relevant country page.


Scope

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’). An identifiable natural person is someone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

This privacy notice applies to the personal information we obtain through our normal business activities, both online and offline i.e. collection in connection with sales and marketing, partner and supplier engagement and investor relations. This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information obtained through our Careers website, which is subject to the Applicant’s Privacy Notice.


Data controller

The Controller of your data is the Atlas Copco group company that initially collected your data and decided the purposes and means for using your data.
If you have questions about who the Controller of your data is or any other questions about your data, please contact the Atlas Copco group privacy officer via privacy.officer@atlascopco.com.


Website

IP address, internet browser, operating systems, domain names

When you enter our website, we may collect your computer’s IP address. The IP address does not identify you as an individual but does identify your Internet service provider. Other non-personally identifiable information that we may collect include the type of Internet browser used, the type of computer operating system used, and the domain name of the website from which you visited our site. The information is aggregated to provide broad demographic information, such as the geographic location of visitors and how long they stay on our site. Collecting this type of information allows us to administer our site, diagnose server problems, analyze trends and statistics, and provide better customer service.

Cookies

When you visit our website, we may send “cookies” to your computer. A cookie is a small text file or piece of data that a website that you visit can place or save onto your computer. Cookies do not themselves contain any personally identifiable information. However, if you provide such personally identifiable information to us, such information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. There are two types of cookies. The first type saves a file for a longer period of time onto your computer, and it can remain on your computer after you shut it off. Such cookie could, for example, be used to tell a visitor what information on the website has been updated since his or her last visit to that website. The second type of cookie is called “session cookie.” While you are visiting a website, session cookies are temporarily stored in your computer’s memory. This could be done, for example, to keep track of what language you have chosen at the website. Session cookies are not stored for a long period of time on your computer, since they disappear when you close your web browser. We may use third parties to assist us in collecting or processing information obtained through cookies.

We may use cookies for a number of reasons, such as:

How to Avoid Cookies:
With most Internet browsers, you can set the browser to block cookies, erase cookies from your computer hard drive, or notify you that a web page contains cookies before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. Please note that some of our web pages may not work properly without the use of cookies.


Categories of personal data, purposes of processing and legal bases

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Recipients of personal data

International transfers

Because Atlas Copco is a global company with locations in many different countries, we may transfer your Personal Information from one legal entity to another or from one country to another in order to accomplish the purposes listed above. We will transfer your Personal Information consistent with applicable legal requirements and only to the extent necessary for the purposes set out above. Within the Atlas Copco group of companies, Personal Information is transferred subject to the same rules and levels of security. If required, data processing agreements will be in place to ensure the necessary level of protection.

Atlas Copco relies on available legal mechanisms to enable the legal transfer of Personal Information across borders. To the extent that Atlas Copco relies on the standard contractual clauses (also called the model clauses) to authorize transfer, Atlas Copco will comply with those requirements, including where there may be a conflict between those requirements and this Notice.

Atlas Copco will not sell or otherwise share your Personal Information outside the Atlas Copco group of companies, except to:

Retention

We will retain your personal information as long as we have an ongoing relationship with you or as long as necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected, usually for the duration of any contractual relationship and for any period thereafter as legally required or permitted by applicable law.


Your rights

We respect these rights and have processes in place to recognize and respond to individuals wishing to exercise these rights. You may request to exercise any of these rights through your local contact or via privacy.officer@atlascopco.com.


Security

Atlas Copco is committed to making sure that your personal information processed is kept secure and has implemented appropriate technical measures and security policies that protect the information it has under its control from:

Privacy concerns and how to contact us

If you are concerned about an alleged breach of privacy law or any other regulation by Atlas Copco, you can contact privacy.officer@atlascopco.com.
An Atlas Copco Privacy Officer will be made available to investigate your complaint and give you information about how it will be handled.
If we do not address any of your requests or fail to provide you with a valid reason why we are unable to do so, you have the right to contact supervisory authority to make a complaint. You can find your local supervisory authority at following link: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm


Changes to our privacy notice

We reserve the right to change, modify and update this privacy notice at any time. Please check periodically to ensure that you have reviewed the most current notice.