Williams International Co., L.L.C. (“Company”, “our”, “us”, or “we”), is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement details the steps we take to protect your personal information when you visit any of our websites, portals, or mobile applications that link to this Privacy Statement (collectively, our “Sites”) or when you contact us. This Privacy Statement describes how we process your personal information, including the types of personal information that we collect, the purposes for which we use it, the types of third parties with which we share it, and any rights you may have with respect to such information. Personal information is information, or a combination of pieces of information, that allow you to be identified and which is subject to, or otherwise afforded protection under, a data protection law, statute, or regulation.
This Privacy Statement applies when you visit any of our Sites that link to this Privacy Statement or when you contact or engage with us, for example, with a comment, inquiry, customer support or service request, invoice payment, or job application. It is important that you read this Privacy Statement together with any other privacy statements or other notices we may provide to you or link to on specific occasions or through external sites when we are collecting or processing your personal information so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your information. Please contact us if you would like this Privacy Statement provided in an alternative format and we will undertake commercially reasonable measures to meet your special needs or disabilities.
By using or accessing our Sites, or contacting or engaging with us, you agree that we may collect and retain your personal information in the manner described in this Privacy Statement. Your use of our Sites and any information you provide through them is subject at all times to this Privacy Statement and the applicable terms and conditions that apply to the Sites.
NOTICE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (EEA): EEA RESIDENTS MAY BE ENTITLED TO OBJECT TO CERTAIN TYPES OF ACTIVITIES INVOLVING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT, INCLUDING WHERE WE ARE RELYING ON A LEGITIMATE INTEREST TO PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. IN SOME CASES, WE MAY DEMONSTRATE THAT WE HAVE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS TO CONTINUE TO PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN WHICH CASE WE ARE NOT OBLIGED TO COMPLY WITH YOUR REQUEST. You have the right to lodge a complaint with your national or state supervisory authority. You also have the right to request access to and correction or erasure of your personal information, seek restrictions on or object to the processing of certain personal information, and seek data portability under certain circumstances. To contact Williams about a request to access, correct, erase, object or seek restrictions or portability, please use the contact methods indicated at the end of this notice.
NOTICE FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA:
California Shine the Light Law: California residents may annually request and obtain information that is shared with other businesses for their own direct marketing use within the prior calendar year. Williams does not share your personal information with other businesses for their own direct marketing use.
California Consumer Privacy Act: Except for those who interact with Williams as employees and contractors, those whose information we have because of their relationship with employees and contractors (such as family members receiving health benefits or emergency contacts), job applicants, those whose information we have because of their relationship with job applicants (such as references), and those whose information we have as a result of a business-to-business interaction or relationship (such as the personnel of a business customer or vendor), California residents have the right to
request details about the personal information that we have about you, including the categories of information, the purpose for which we use it, with whom we share it, and specific information about what personal information we have about you specifically;
request that your data be deleted;
not be discriminated against if you exercise your rights under the CCPA (in particular, we will not deny goods or services, charge different prices (including discounts), or vary the quality of goods or services, to any customers who exercise rights under the CCPA); and
direct a company not to sell your data, but, since Williams does not sell personal information, this does not apply.
If you are a California resident not covered by the exclusions mentioned above and you would like to exercise your rights, you should contact Williams by calling or emailing the contact information provided below. Please provide your name, a way for us to contact you (such as an email address or telephone number) so that we can respond to your request, information about the nature of your relationship with us (for example, are you a visitor to our website or a shareowner), and details about the action that you would like us to take. Based on your request, we will investigate to determine if we have any of your personal information. If we do have your personal information (other than that provided in your request), we will seek to verify your identity based on the personal information that we already have; the data we will request will depend on the nature of the personal information we have about you. Once we verify your identity, we will provide you with a response, indicating how we will satisfy your request or why we cannot comply with your request.
1) Our collection of information
a) Information collected directly from you. When you visit our Sites, we may ask you for personal information to provide a service or carry out a transaction that you have requested. You may also provide personal information to us when you contact or engage with us (e.g., with a comment, inquiry or customer support request, site visitors) or register for an account to use our Sites.
The personal information we collect from you when you use our Sites, or when you contact or engage with us, may include:
Identity data, such as your name, title, citizenship, company/organization name, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers and physical address (including street, city, state, postal code, and/or country), background checks for onsite training;
Registration data, such as information provided by you when you register for an account to use our Sites, including user names and passwords;
Aircraft or engine data, such as serial numbers, engine utilization information such as hours and cycles, maintenance information, logbooks, aircraft/engine location, and training information;
Recruitment data, including information submitted in connection with a job application or inquiry (as described below);
Business contact data, such as information related to other employees, owners, directors, officers, or contractors of a third-party organization (e.g., business, company, partnership, sole proprietorship, nonprofit, or government agency).
Marketing and communications data, including your marketing preferences and your subscriptions to our publications;
Financial information, including credit card or other financial account information for invoicing or for the purpose of enabling us to facilitate your purchase of Company products and services that may be available on our Sites;
Export control information, such as your nationality, citizenship and country of residence, that allows us to determine your eligibility under export control regulations to receive information about certain technologies;
Transaction data, including inquiries about and orders for our products and services and details of payments to and from you, including purchase order history and information needed to facilitate payment transactions;
Subscription data, such as information you provide in order to receive technical publications from us and other subscriptions to which you are entitled or which you elect as part of your purchase of goods or services from us;
Event or newsletter registration information, including information you provide when filling in e-registration or subscription forms; and
Your feedback, including surveys, recommendations, or other feedback from you about our Sites as well as our products and services generally.
b) Information we collect about you. We collect certain information about your visit to our Sites, including:
Usage data, including information about how you use our Sites, what pages you view, the number of bytes transferred, the links you click, the materials you access, the date and time you access the Site, the website from which you linked to one of our Sites and other actions taken within the Sites; and
Technical data, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and capabilities and language and your operating system.
For information about the cookies we use on our Sites, please refer to the section entitled “Cookies” below.
c) Information collected from third parties. In accordance with applicable law, we may collect personal information about you from third parties, such as social media websites/applications, which we may combine with the information we already hold about you in order to help us improve and customize our Sites to your preferences and for other purposes set forth in this Privacy Statement. We may also collect your business contact information from your employer or other third parties, which we will use to facilitate or otherwise engage in traditional business activities and similar administrative matters.
2) Our use of information
We may use the personal information collected via our Sites or when you contact us for purposes that include:
Goods, services, and transactions. We may use your personal information to conduct basic business operations, provide the goods, information, item or service you have requested, deliver services to you or carry out transactions you have requested, including, but not limited to, providing information on Company products or services you have purchased or otherwise use, registering purchased products, processing product orders, handling warranty claims, replacing product manuals, answering customer service requests and facilitating the use of our Sites.
Administering and protecting our business and Sites. We may use your personal information to administer and protect our business and our Sites, including troubleshooting, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data.
Improving our business, Sites, products and services. We may use your personal information to perform business analyses or for other purposes that help us to develop and improve the quality of our business, Sites, products, and services (including new products and services), for example, by customizing our Sites to your particular preferences or interests.
Marketing. In accordance with applicable laws and regulations, we may use your personal information to inform you of products or services which may be of interest to you, and to otherwise communicate with you about offerings, events and news, surveys, special offers, and related topics. You are able to opt-out from marketing communications sent via e-mail at any time, free of charge by replying to any marketing email with “unsubscribe” in the subject line, or by contacting us using the contact information listed in this Privacy Statement. Depending on your country of residence, you may also be able to opt out of other types of marketing communications; please contact us using the contact information listed in the Privacy Statement for more information. Some jurisdictions provide individuals (e.g., California residents) with the right to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for the third party’s direct marketing purposes. For more information on our data disclosure practices for marketing purposes, please contact us in accordance with the instructions listed below.
Business Contact Data. The Company collects and uses business contact data to engage in communications or transactions, including for conducting due diligence regarding, or providing or receiving, a product or service. For example, the Company may collect and use this business contact data in order to facilitate and manage orders, contracts, warranties, maintenance, and similar business functions, for credit analysis and collection purposes, to assist with our own internal compliance and legal requirements, and (if necessary) to defend our interests and claims.
Financial Incentive and Loyalty Programs. We may collect and use personal information to maintain and administer incentive and loyalty programs. We may use the personal information you provide in these programs to offer unique programs, track your program or engine status, and to facilitate the exchange of program metrics for products, promotional materials, training workshops, and other items. To the extent permitted by law, we may also use any personal information that you provide in the context of a financial incentive or loyalty program for any other purpose set forth in this Privacy Statement. Please review the terms and conditions of each program in which you would like to register or participate as such terms and conditions may be narrowly tailored to the applicable program. If you consent to participate in these programs, you may withdraw that consent in accordance with the instructions set forth in the applicable program’s terms and conditions.
Employment applications. In connection with a job application or inquiry, you may provide us with information about yourself, such as a resume/curriculum vitae, professional references, information about education and job background, and information about professional training and certifications. We and members of our group may use this information for the purpose of employment consideration, background checks (with your separate consent), and employment eligibility, and as otherwise set forth in any separate privacy statement or other notice made available to in connection with your application. We may use a third party (e.g., job recruiter or employment website) or social media platform to solicit, collect, and retain employment applications. Our employee handbook contains further information about personal information as maintained by the company with respect to employees.
Research and analysis. We may use your personal information to conduct research and analysis to help us analyze your purchasing preferences, identify the products and services that best meet your requirements and measure the effectiveness of the advertising we serve you.
Enforcement: We may use the personal information we collect in order to respond to a legitimate legal request from law enforcement authorities or other government regulators, to detect, prevent and respond to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of our terms and conditions, violations of law or other misuse of our Sites, and to conduct investigations to ensure compliance with, and comply with, legal obligations.
Our use of your personal information will be only for legitimate business interests as set forth above and as otherwise stated in this Privacy Statement.
Where permitted by law, we may combine the information that we collect via our Sites with other information we hold about you (such as information about your use of our products and services) in order to offer you an improved and consistent customer experience when interacting with us or for other purposes set forth in this Privacy Statement.
3) The legal basis on which we use or process information
Where required by law, we will ensure there is a legal basis for the use or processing of your personal information. In most cases the legal basis will be that:
the use or processing is necessary for the performance of the services we provide to you, or in order to take steps (at your request) prior to, and anticipation of, performing, such services;
the use or processing is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, including compliance with applicable laws, regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas;
the use or processing is based on your consent to the processing of your personal information for one or more specified purposes (e.g. marketing); or
the use or processing is necessary to meet our legitimate interests, for example to develop and improve our Sites, products and/or services for the benefit of our customers.
4) Anonymizing information
In accordance with applicable law, we may anonymize your personal information so that it can no longer be used to identify you. Anonymized information is not considered personal information and is therefore not subject to this Privacy Statement. We may collect, use, aggregate, and share anonymized information for any purpose.
5) How long we keep information
The period during which we store your personal information varies depending on the purpose for the processing. For example, we store personal information needed to provide you with products and services, or to facilitate transactions you have requested, for so long as you are a customer of the Company. If you submit an employment application via our Sites, we will retain details of your application as set forth in the privacy statement or other notice made available to you in connection with your application or as otherwise required by law. In all other cases, we store your personal information for as long as is needed to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement, following which time it is either anonymized (where permitted by applicable law), deleted or destroyed.
6) Disclosure of information
We may share your personal information with selected third parties in accordance with applicable law, including as set out below.
Service providers. We may share your personal information with companies with which we have contracted to provide services on our behalf, such as hosting websites, conducting surveys, processing transactions, analyzing our Sites and performing analyses to improve the quality of our business, Sites, products and services. We require these service providers to protect the confidentiality of your personal information.
Other trusted business partners. We may share your personal information with certain trusted business partners for purposes relating to business or services you have requested. Any such sharing of personal information will be performed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Disclosure in connection with transactions. In connection with certain transactions, we may disclose some or all of your personal information to financial institutions, government entities and shipping companies or postal services involved in fulfillment of the transaction.
Disclosures in connection with acquisitions or divestitures. Circumstances may arise where for strategic or other business reasons the Company decides to sell, buy, divest, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries. We may disclose information we maintain about you to the extent reasonably necessary to proceed with the negotiation or completion of a merger, acquisition, divestiture or sale of all or a portion of the Company’s assets.
Disclosure for other reasons. We may disclose personal information if required or authorized to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal requirements or with legal process served on us, to protect and defend our rights or property or, in urgent circumstances, to protect the personal safety of any individual.
In the event that you facilitate a transaction with the Company, request information, a product, or services from the Company, or otherwise engage with us, and such activities require the Company to share your personal information with a service provider or other third party, you hereby direct the Company to intentionally disclose your personal information to the service provider or third party as described herein, provided the service provider or third party does not, in its reasonable judgment, sell the personal information, unless that disclosure would be consistent with the law.
7) International transfers
We are a global company. By using or accessing our Sites or contacting us and giving your information to us, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information may be collected in, transferred to and accessed by the Company, our group companies, suppliers, distributors and other business partners and/or agents located in countries outside of your country or residence, including, but not limited to, the United States, Europe, and United Kingdom, in accordance with applicable law. Please be aware that the privacy protections and legal requirements, including the rights of authorities to access your personal information, in some of these countries may not be equivalent to those in your country of residence. However, we will take reasonable steps to protect your privacy and to provide a level of protection of personal information that is comparable to that of your country of residence.
Users Located in the European Economic Area (EEA)
Where required, we have put in place appropriate safeguards with service providers, contractors, distributors and other business partners and agents to ensure that transfers of personal information outside the EEA are adequately protected. These safeguards typically comprise the EU Standard Contractual Clauses in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. For more information on the appropriate safeguards in place to protect your personal information, please contact us using the details at the end of this Privacy Statement.
We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, including implementation of such security measures as may be required by applicable law. However, no information system can be 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information. Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to the Sites over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks. The safety and security of your personal information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a User ID and password to access the Sites, you are responsible for keeping those log-on credentials confidential and not revealing them to others.
9) Cookies and similar technologies; web analytics
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your hard disk or to your browser's memory when you visit one of our Sites. Cookies are useful because they help arrange the content and layout of our Sites and allow us to recognize those computers or other devices that have been to our Sites before. Cookies do many different jobs, such as allowing our Sites to remember your preference settings and helping us to enhance the usability and performance of our Sites and your experience using them.
You can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies (opt in or out) and you can withdraw your consent at any time by modifying the settings of your browser to reject or disable cookies or by opting out of specific cookies through the opt-out options shared below. If you choose to decline cookies altogether, you may not be able to fully experience the features of the Sites that you visit.
Our use of web analytics
We track visits to our Sites, such as the number of total visitors, and who visited which pages. The information comes as a feature of web hosting typically as a “traffic meter”. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our Sites (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by our servers. We will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our Sites, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. We may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information as part of the transactions you perform with such third parties (for example, such as credit card payment processing for Williams invoices, or job applications through our careers portal).
Through hosting outlets for our mobile application downloads, such as the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, some tracking takes place. In particular, if users on iOS devices choose to share iPad Analytics and Share data with App Developers through their system privacy setting, Apple will capture and provide session information as well as installs, app crashes, device information, and impressions (times the application shows up on the app store). Users must choose to provide this information in their iOS privacy settings, and it is only anonymous data collected from this.
10) Do Not Track
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the Sites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.
11) Your rights and responsibilities
You are permitted, and hereby agree, to only disclose or otherwise provide any and all personal information (including personal on yourself or a third party) to the Company if such personal information is accurate, reliable, and relevant to our relationship, and only to the extent such disclosure or provision will not violate any applicable data protection law, statute, or regulation, or infringe upon any person’s data privacy rights or privileges.
You may have certain rights under applicable data protection law with respect to personal information about you that is collected through the Sites or when you contact or otherwise engage with us, depending on the laws of your country of residence. We will facilitate your exercise of the rights that apply to you in accordance with applicable law. However, even if your personal information is not afforded protection under, or otherwise subject to, a data protection law, we may seek to accommodate any request or inquiry you may have with regard to our data processing activities. For more information about your rights, please contact us using the contact details at the end of this Privacy Statement or clicking on the link at the end of this section to submit a data rights request.
Access and Rectification: You may have the right to know about, access, and/or correct the personal information we have collected about you, including the categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected; the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected; the business or commercial purpose for collecting the personal information; and, the categories of third parties with whom we have shared, disclosed, or sold personal information and the purpose for doing so. In some cases, you can access your personal information by going to the webpage on which you provided the information. You can help us to maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any change to your mailing address, phone number or e-mail address.
Object: You may be entitled to object to certain types of use or processing activities involving your personal information, including where we are relying on a legitimate interest to process your personal information or where we are using your personal information for direct marketing. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue to use or your personal information in which case we are not obliged to comply with your request.
Deletion: You may be entitled to request the deletion and erasure of your personal information, for example, where the information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected.
Restriction: You may be entitled to request that we restrict our processing of your personal information, for example, where the accuracy of the information is contested by you.
Data portability: You may be entitled to receive and reuse your personal information for your own purposes. This is known as the right to data portability and, where applicable, requires us to move, copy or transfer your personal information from our systems to you or (where technically feasible) a third party chosen by you without affecting its usability.
Consent: If you have provided your consent to the processing of your personal information, you may have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the contact details at the end of this Privacy Statement or, in the case of email marketing, by replying to any marketing email with “unsubscribe” in the subject line. The withdrawal of your consent for any purpose will not affect the lawfulness of any use or processing up to that point.
The Sale of Personal Information: Certain data protection laws provide individuals with the right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information. The Company does not sell your personal information to third parties for profit. However, we do share or otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Statement. For example, we engage with third parties to operate website analytical tools and features, and make applications available. Such activities may involve the disclosure of your personal information to third parties and may be considered a “sale” of data under certain (but not all) data protection laws. Our Sites are not directed to, and should not be used by, minors under the age of sixteen (16) and therefore the Company does not knowingly collect, use, or sell the personal information of minors under sixteen (16) years of age without affirmative authorization.
We will respond to any requests from you (or your authorized agent) to exercise your rights within the timeframes required by law. We may charge a fee to facilitate your request where permitted by law. To exercise any of your rights, please contact us (or have your authorized agent contact us) using the contact details set out at the end of this Privacy Statement or click on the link at the end of this section to submit a data rights request. In the event you submit, or your authorized agent submits on your behalf, a data request, you (and your authorized agent) hereby acknowledge and agree, under penalty of perjury, that you are (or the authorized agent of) the individual whose personal information is the subject of the request. If you make, or an authorized agent on your behalf makes, any request related to your personal information, we will ascertain your identity, or the identify of your authorized agent, to the degree of certainty required under the law before addressing your request. We may also request that the authorized agent provides written documentation that demonstrates his/her authorization to act on your behalf. The data privacy rights afforded under data protection laws are not absolute, and the Company may be permitted to refrain from undertaking any action or changing its data processing activities, in response to a data request you submit to us.
If you have questions about your rights or wish to exercise your rights, you can submit privacy questions through our customer or supplier portal, through your regular Williams contact, or by using the contact information provided below.
12) Children's information
Our Sites are not directed to, and should not be used by, children or other minors under the age of sixteen (16) and we do not knowingly collect information from such individuals. You are prohibited, without our prior written consent, from providing the Company with any personal information on children or other minors under the age of sixteen (16), unless such disclosure of personal information is necessary to facilitate an applicable business transaction or otherwise related to our services, and you have the lawful right to make such a disclosure to the Company. The meaning of “children” is subject to the laws and regulations in the jurisdiction in which you are located.
13) Links to other websites
Our Sites may contain links to third-party websites, products, notifications, and/or services. We have no liability or responsibility for those websites, products and services, their policies, or their collection or other processing of your personal information. The practices of those third parties with respect to information collected through their websites, products or services is governed by their own privacy policies. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those third parties.
14) Contact us
If you have questions regarding this Privacy Statement or our handling of your personal information, would like to lodge a complaint, please contact us using the contact information listed below. We will promptly address your concern and strive to reach a satisfactory resolution.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address :
2000 Centerpoint Parkway
Pontiac, MI 48341
Toll-Free Number : 1-800-859-3544 (US)
15) Changes to this Privacy Statement
We may occasionally update this Privacy Statement. When we do, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top and bottom of the Privacy Statement and take such additional steps as may be required by law.
Last updated July 15, 2020