Privacy Policy

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC respects individual privacy and values the confidence of its customers, employees, vendors, consumers, business partners and others. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC strives to collect, store, process and distribute Personal information in a manner consistent with the laws of the countries in which it does business, and has a tradition of upholding the highest ethical standards in its business practices. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC participates in and abides by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission. This Data Protection and Privacy Policy (the "Policy") sets forth the privacy principles that ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC follows with respect to Personal information transferred to ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC from anywhere in the world, including transfers from the European Economic Area (EEA) (which includes the twenty-eight member states of the European Union (EU) plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

I.  PRIVACY SHIELD

The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the requirement under EU law that adequate protection be given to Personal information transferred from the EU to the United States (EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework). To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC’s certification, please visit  http://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC has a Global Data Protection Officer who assists in ensuring compliance with this Policy and data security issues. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC educates its employees concerning compliance with this Policy and has self-assessment procedures in place to assure compliance. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC's Global Data Protection Officer Michelle Trumpower and its Corporate Legal Team are available to any of its valued employees, customers, vendors, business partners or others who may have questions concerning this Policy or data security practices. Relevant contact information is provided herein. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission with respect to the Privacy Shield Framework.

II. SCOPE

This Policy applies to all Personal information received by ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC in any format including electronic, paper or verbal. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC collects, stores and processes Personal information concerning current and former employees, as well as applicants for employment through its Internet websites, its intranet site, electronic mail and manually. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will not sell or share this information with third parties in ways different than what is disclosed in this Policy. On a global basis, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will establish and maintain business procedures that are consistent with this Policy. Notwithstanding the foregoing, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC has separate policies governing the processing of applicants and employee personal data and external personal data in those countries that are members of the EU. These policies are consistent with EU data protection law.

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC collects, stores, and processes Personal information from current and past employees and applicants for employment, such as name, contact information, government identifier, financial account information, and family information. This information is maintained at the Corporate and Regional HQ level by ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC and its authorized agents, depending on the level of the position as well as the local office of the employee or applicant. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC collects Personal information for employment related purposes and legitimate human resource business reasons such as personnel and job candidate administration and assessment, recruitment and staffing; payroll administration; absence monitoring; training and development; management planning; appraisal and promotion; union negotiation; production and publication of company address books and telephone and e-mail directories; managing email and other communication systems; production of employee Identity cards; monitoring the use of company resources; information to contact close relatives in case of emergency; filling employment positions; administration and operations of its benefit and compensation programs; meeting governmental reporting requirements; security, health and safety management; performance management; company network access; managing and administering the Ethics HelpLine; facilitating workplace communications; workforce analytics, and authentication. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC does not request or gather information regarding political opinions, religion, philosophy or sexual preference. To the extent ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC maintains information on trade union membership, medical health, race or ethnicity, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will protect, secure and process that information in a manner consistent with this Policy and applicable law.

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC also collects, stores, and processes Personal information from prospective customers, consumers, vendors, professional advisers and consultants, distributors, dealers, suppliers business partners and others, such as name, contact information, assist in the administration of employee benefit and compensation programs, and financial or other payment information. This information may be maintained at its corporate offices in Swords, Ireland, Davidson, North Carolina, Piscataway, New Jersey or at other ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC facilities, and its authorized agents, consistent with local legislation. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC collects this Personal information for, among other things, legitimate business reasons such as processing and fulfilling orders; customer service; the provision of services or products to ZEKS, product, warranty and claims administration; meeting governmental reporting and records requirements; maintenance of accurate accounts payable and receivable records; marketing; internal marketing research; safety and performance management; financial and sales data; and contact information. All Personal information collected by ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will be used for legitimate business purposes consistent with this Policy.

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC may process and disclose Personal information to service providers, advisors, potential transactional partners, or other third parties in connection with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of a corporate transaction in which an ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC business is acquired by or merged with another business, or sells, liquidates, or transfers all or a portion of its assets.

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC also may process or disclose Personal information as is reasonably necessary or legally required on important public interest grounds, to respond to lawful requests by public authorities (including to meet national security or law enforcement requests), to meet governmental reporting or records requirements, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims by ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC or other companies within its corporate group.

III.   DEFINITIONS

For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions shall apply:

"Agent" means any third party that processes Personal information provided by ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC to perform tasks on behalf of or at the instruction of ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC.

"ZEKS" means ZEKS, it’s parent company ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC plc, and its subsidiaries, divisions and groups, with brands such as ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC.

"Personal information" means any information or set of information that identifies or could be used by or on behalf of ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC to identify an individual. Personal information does not include information that is anonymized, or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public Personal information.

"Sensitive Personal information" means Personal information that reveals race, ethnic origin, trade union membership, political opinions, or religious or philosophical beliefs, that concerns health or sex life, or that contains criminal records. In addition, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will treat as Sensitive Personal information any Personal information received from a third party where that third party treats and identifies the Personal information as sensitive.

IV. PRIVACY PRINCIPLES

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC commits to subject the Personal information covered by this policy to the following principles:

(1)  NOTICE: Where ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC collects Personal information directly from individuals, it will inform them about the purposes for which it collects, stores and processes Personal information about them, the types of non-Agent third parties to which ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC discloses that information, and the choices and means, if any, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC offers individuals for limiting the use and disclosure of their Personal information. Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide Personal information to ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC uses the information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected.

(2)  CHOICE: ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt-out) whether their Personal information is (a) to be disclosed to a non-Agent third party, or (b) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

For Sensitive Personal information, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will give individuals the opportunity to affirmatively and explicitly consent (opt-in) to the disclosure of the information to a non-Agent third party or the use of the information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will provide individuals with reasonable mechanisms to exercise their choices should requisite circumstances arise.

(3)  DATA INTEGRITY AND PURPOSE LIMITATION: ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will use Personal information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete and current.

(4)  ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ONWARD TRANSFER: ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC uses third-party Agents to assist us in accomplishing the purposes described in this Policy, for example to support our customers, perform technical operations, and store and transmit data. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will confirm that any third party to which it discloses Personal information will appropriately safeguard the privacy of that Personal information. Examples of appropriate privacy safeguards include: a contract obligating the third party to provide at least the same level of protection as is required by the relevant privacy principles, the third party being subject to EU data protection law, Privacy Shield certification by the third party, or the third party being subject to another European Commission adequacy finding (e.g., companies located in Switzerland). Where ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC has knowledge that a third party is using or disclosing Personal information in a manner contrary to this Policy, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC holds third parties to which it discloses Personal information accountable for maintaining the trust our employees and customers place in the company. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC may remain liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if any Agent processes Personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, unless ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC first demonstrates that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

(5)  ACCESS AND CORRECTION: Upon request, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will grant individuals reasonable access to Personal information that it holds about them. In addition, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete. Any employees that desire to review or update their Personal information can do so by contacting their local Human Resources Representative.

(6)  SECURITY: ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will take reasonable precautions to protect Personal information in its possession from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC protects data in many ways. Physical security is designed to prevent unauthorized access to database equipment and hard copies of sensitive Personal information. Electronic security measures continuously monitor access to our servers and provide protection from hacking or other unauthorized access from remote locations. This protection includes the use of firewalls, restricted access and encryption technology. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC limits access to Personal information and data to those persons in ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC's organization, or as Agents of ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC, that have a specific business purpose for maintaining and processing such Personal information and data. Individuals who have been granted access to Personal information are aware of their responsibilities to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of that information and have been provided training and instruction on how to do so.

(7)  RECOURSE, ENFORCEMENT AND LIABILITY: ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will conduct compliance audits of its relevant privacy practices to verify compliance with this Policy and the relevant privacy principles. Any employee that ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC determines is in violation of this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

V. DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of Personal information should be directed to the ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC Data Protection and Privacy Office at the address given below. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this Policy. For complaints that cannot be resolved between ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC and the complainant, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC has agreed to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of the panel established by the EU data protection authorities and to cooperate and comply with the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner to resolve disputes pursuant to the relevant privacy principles.  In some circumstances, complainants may be able to appeal these decisions by invoking binding arbitration. All of these dispute resolution mechanisms are free of charge to you.

VI. INTERNET PRIVACY AND COOKIES

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC sees the Internet, intranets and the use of other technologies as valuable tools for communicating and interacting with consumers, employees, vendors, business partners and others. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC recognizes the importance of maintaining the privacy of Personal information collected through websites that it operates. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC's sole purpose for operating its websites is to provide information concerning products and services to the public. In general, visitors can reach ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC on the Web without revealing any Personal information. Visitors on the Web may elect to voluntarily provide Personal information via ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC websites but are not required to do so. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC collects information from visitors to the websites who voluntarily provide Personal information by filling out and submitting online questionnaires concerning feedback on the website, requesting information on products or services, or seeking employment. The Personal information voluntarily provided by website users is contact information limited to the user's name, home and/or business address, phone numbers and email address. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC collects this information so it may answer questions and forward requested information. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC does not sell this information.

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC may also collect anonymous information concerning website users through the use of "cookies" in order to provide better customer service. "Cookies" are small files that websites place on users' computers to identify the user and enhance the website experience. Company personnel periodically audit ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC’s commercial websites to determine what cookies are used on each. The cookies used are typically not intrusive and are not typically connected to visitors’ contact or other identifiable information. Visitors may set their browsers to provide notice before they receive a cookie, giving the opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. Visitors can also set their browsers to turn off cookies. Visitors can learn how to control or delete cookies used on ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC’s websites by visiting  http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. If visitors do suppress the website cookies, however, some areas of ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC websites may not function properly.

The table below describes the cookies used on  www.zeks.com.

Session Cookies

We use a session cookie that lasts for the duration of your visit to our site and is used for load balancing.

User data is not linked to any of your contact information.

Persistent Cookies for Site Analytics

Google Analytics – we use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is not linked to any of your contact information.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Adobe Site Catalyst - we use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is not linked to any of your contact information.

You can find out more about Adobe’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at  http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/product

Few, if any, of ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC's websites are directed toward children. Nevertheless, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC is committed to complying with applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA")

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC websites may contain links to other "non-ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC" websites. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC assumes no responsibility for the content or the privacy policies and practices on those websites. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC encourages all users to read the privacy statements of those sites; their privacy practices may differ from those of ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC.

VII. EUROPEAN UNION - GDPR

7.1.      As mentioned, this Policy sets forth the privacy principles that ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC follows with respect to Personal information transferred to ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC from anywhere in the world, including transfers from the European Economic Area (EEA) (which includes the twenty-eight member states of the European Union (EU) plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

If you are working with our affiliates in the EU or are a data subject in the EU protected by GDPR, you can invoke your rights under GDPR towards the relevant EU ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC affiliate that controls your personal data at local, national level for the performance of the day to day operations of the relevant affiliate, each acting as a separate controller.  For all cross-border processing of personal data in the EEA at group level, the controller is ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC Company, a New Jersey Corporation, established at 800-E Beaty Street, Davidson, NC 28036-1840 USA (“ZEKS Company”).  With respect to such cross-border processing of individuals in the EEA, ZEKS Company has as main establishment in the EEA: ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC International Ltd., Belgian Branch, Alma Court Building, Lenneke Marelaan 6, 1932 St-Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium, with Belgian company number 0826.378.038 (“ZEKS Ltd. Belgian Branch”).

7.2.      For job applicants, employees and former employees of our EU ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC affiliates, separate notices and policies exist in line with EU law, which inform them about our data processing and their rights. 

When you are not a job applicant, employee or former employee, we hereunder inform you about your rights under GDPR and how to perform them.  In such case, the processing of personal data by the relevant ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC entities may be based on the necessity to perform a contract with you or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, because we have a legal obligation to do so, or because it is in our legitimate interest to do so (for instance if you are working for one of our suppliers or customers who have to receive your data for normal business operations, or because you want to browse through our website), or, alternatively, may be based on your consent (for instance when you have consented to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes).

7.3.      Under the GPDR individuals have:

  • the right of access to the personal data that the relevant controller processes about the individual concerned, as well as a right of rectification and erasure of their data;
  • the right to obtain from the relevant controller restriction of processing of the individual’s personal data, and the right to object to the processing;
  • the right to obtain from the relevant controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, the personal data the individual has communicated to the controller in order to transmit this data to another controller (the so-called “right to data portability”),
  • the right to withdraw at all times the individual’s consent with respect to the processing which would possibly be based on the individual’s consent, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal;
  • the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

The performance of these rights may be subject to certain conditions and exceptions as provided by the GDPR.  Individuals who want to perform these rights can do so by contacting:

For current ZEKS EmployeesCurrent EU employees can submit data inquiry requests from the intranet under the menu options MyResources / Policies and Procedures / GDPR Data Subject Requests

For any other Individuals: ZEKS Privacy Policy / GDPR Requests

Or:

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC Privacy Inquiries (ZEKS)
ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC Company
800 Beaty Street, Building E
Davidson, North Carolina
08855-6820
Attention: Michelle Trumpower, Global Data Protection and Privacy Officer

Or:

ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC Privacy Inquiries(ZEKS)
ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC International Ltd.
Belgian Branch
Lenneke Marelaan 6
1932 St-Stevens-Woluwe
Belgium
Attention: Data Privacy Inquiries (Legal / HR)

The inquiries should include the individual's name, address, and other relevant contact information (phone number, email address). ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC may require that you provide additional information in order to verify your identity and will use all reasonable efforts to honor such requests as quickly as possible and within the time limits set forth by applicable law.

7.4.      Except as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements, the relevant ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC entity that controls your personal data retains personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the legitimate business purposes for which the personal data was collected (including, for the purpose of meeting any legal, tax, accounting or other reporting requirements or obligations). If destroying or erasing personal data is not mandatory by law, we may make it anonymous such that it cannot be associated with or tracked back to the individual.  Local ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC entities may have policies that deviate from the above.

7.5.      Our EU affiliates may transfer personal data to ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC Company in the US for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy or for other purposes communicated to you.  As mentioned above, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC Company is certified under the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield and the U.S. – Swiss Privacy Shield Framework developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Europe Commission, which provides appropriate safeguards for this transfer. 

With respect to other transfers outside the EEA to third party suppliers, ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC ensures adequate personal data protection through the implementation of standard contractual clauses - as recognized by the European Commission- with these third party suppliers, or it will work with suppliers who are also certified under the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield and the U.S. – Swiss Privacy Shield Framework. 

VIII. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

The practices described in this Policy are current Personal data protection policies as of May 25, 2018. ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions, LLC reserves the right to modify or amend this Policy at any time consistent with the requirements of the relevant principles and applicable law. Appropriate notice will be given concerning such amendments.