AVX Corporation and its, directly and indirectly, owned subsidiaries (“AVX,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) process personal data of:
- Current and potential customers;
- Employees and potential employees (job applicants);
- Vendors and suppliers;
- Individuals related to our relationship with the above mentioned (e.g., if our customer or vendor is a legal entity: legal representatives, employees, contact persons);
- Other persons who may come to the AVX websites.
This Privacy Notice informs you about the processing of your personal data1 (i.e., data by which you may be directly or indirectly identified) with respect to the AVX websites, as well as your rights following applicable data privacy laws (as described below).2
This Privacy Notice applies to the avx.com web site, and other internet-accessible AVX Corporation branded web sites and/or services that incorporate this policy. Our web site may contain links to other third-party web sites. AVX Corporation is not responsible for the privacy policies of any or all third party web sites linked within the AVX web site. Once you have left our website, you should check the third-party website’s applicable Privacy Notice.
1 In this notice, “personal information,” “personal data,” and personally identifiable data are equivalent and will be used interchangeably.
2 This privacy notice is limited to the AVX websites. For other aspects of the AVX collection, processing, and storage personal information, please consult the privacy notices associated with such other databases and activities available from the AVX Corporate Data Protection Officer or on the AVX website.
Name and Contact Details of the
Contact Details of the controller’s
You may also contact AVX (toll-free) at 1-800-459-6713.
AVX’s representative in the EU is AVX Interconnect Europe GmbH located at Benjamin-Fox-Strasse 1, 57518 Betzdorf, Germany.
B. Information about processing personal data carried out via the website and/or in connection with its operation
In regard to business activities and professional relationships, personal information is collected, used, and disclosed3 solely for AVX’s business purposes/legitimate interests, including:
- Establishing, managing, or terminating the sales or purchase relationships with AVX;
- Processing payments;
- Establishing credit or credit lines;
- Collecting unpaid amounts due to AVX;
- Verifying of insurance;
- Evaluating business reputation and competence;
- Verifying compliance with laws and regulations;
- Verifying compliance with AVX ethical and other policies;
- Verifying authorization to take actions or issue orders;
- Evaluating training and skills; and
- Promoting sales of AVX products or services.
AVX does not engage in automated decision-making or profiling.4
AVX may disclose such information to law enforcement, government officials or third parties involved in litigation with AVX if (i) AVX is compelled to do so by subpoena, court order, or other legal processes, (ii) AVX must do so to comply with laws, statutes, rules or regulations, including credit card rules, (iii) AVX believes in good faith that the disclosure is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity or is otherwise permitted under privacy laws to disclose the personal data. AVX will only disclose personal data in response to such a request if AVX believes in good faith that doing so is necessary to comply with applicable law or a legal obligation to which it is bound or is otherwise permitted under privacy laws to disclose the personal data. In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar events, any information in AVX’s possession may be transferred to AVX’s successor or assign.
AVX processes the personal data of individuals who are current employees of the corporation who may use an AVX website to access information, make reports, or engage in training. In particular, we process personal data for recruitment, the fulfillment of employment contracts, management and organization of responsibilities, equality and diversity in the workplace, health and safety at AVX, and the protection of our property or the property of our customers.
If you are an employee of AVX and would like more information on what information we process, you may contact your local Human Resource department or view it on AVXNet.
AVX processes the personal data of individuals who apply for jobs with members of the AVX Group. Specifically, we process potential employee information to conduct the application process, such as reviewing applications and conducting interviews. Additionally, this information is stored for one year5 after being received unless a specific request is made by the individual for erasure of such information prior to that time. If the individual is applying for work with another member of the Group, then AVX will transmit the data gathered by the website to such Group member. At that point, the Group member will become a joint controller of such data.
If you are an applicant, or potential applicant, at AVX and would like more information on the information processed for potential employees, processed at the website level, please contact the Corporate DPO. For information regarding storage or processing at an individual facility, please contact that facility’s DPO or its Human Resource Department.
AVX Corporation web sites automatically gather certain usage information like the quantity and frequency of visitors to the web site and its areas. Whenever you visit or interact with our website, our service providers may use various technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how the website is accessed and used. We refer to this information as traffic data. Traffic data may include browser type, device type used to access the web site, user browsing time, geographical data, unique number assigned to identify such device, operating system, application version, click path taken through the website, your use of features or applications on the website, and other non-personal information. This information helps us improve the website, products, and services. Traffic data is generally non-identifying, but we will treat it as personal information if we can associate it with you as an identifiable person. Depending on your jurisdiction, some applicable privacy laws may treat certain traffic data as personal information.
Technologies we use on the website to collect traffic data may include cookies (data files placed on your computer or other devices used to access the website), which assist in tracking site performance only. This allows us to improve our site by maintaining and diagnosing problems with our website and assuring visitors a positive experience. When you visit our site for the first time, you will be asked to give consent to all non-essential cookies before they are activated. If you do not give consent to the use of non-essential cookies, such cookies will not be activated.
To learn how you may be able to reduce the number of cookies you receive from us or delete cookies that have already been installed in your browser’s cookie folder, please refer to your browser’s help menu or other instructions related to your browser.
All information transmitted on the AVX Corporation website is confidential and will not be sold, licensed, or given to any third parties without your consent.
3 Although AVX sells primarily to incorporated entities, there may be some individual customers. Further, in the course of dealing with such entities, individuals often supply personal information as representatives or agents of such entities
4 See Art. 13(2)(f) of the GDPR.
5 In the event that Bulgarian law applies, then the application will be retained for no longer than six months without the data subject’s consent.
The AVX websites can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Accordingly, AVX cannot control the transfer of data from such location to the website itself and cannot assure that the transmission of such data is secure. Once the website has collected information, further transfer may be international depending on the nature of the information. For example, a customer in Germany seeking products may visit the website and provide ordering information which is then transferred to a facility outside Germany to fulfil that order.
All transfers of information within the AVX Group are governed by the Standard Contractual Clauses and are encrypted in transit and at rest. All such data is also subject to AVX’s data privacy policies.
Except as indicated in the next section, the AVX websites do not engage in long-term storage of personal information. Once the information has been disseminated to the appropriate recipient at the AVX Group, it is retained only for so long as the system back-up records are retained. This period varies, but is less than a year in duration. During that time, this information is not generally accessible to anyone and would require special procedures to recapture any personal information.
Unless your browser settings are configured to make your online activities invisible, we cannot omit your information from the site usage information we collect. To the extent, your browser only sends us a “do not track” message and does not otherwise screen you from tracking without any action on our part.
Third parties, other than our vendors (such as a web site analytics provider), do not have authorization from us to track which web sites you visited before and after visiting our web site. That said, we cannot control third-party tracking, and there may be some third-party tracking without our knowledge or consent.
Cookies are small text files with information that can be placed on a user’s device through the browser when an individual visits a website. When the same device visits the website again, the cookie and the information it contains can be retrieved.
First and Third Party Cookies
Third-party cookies are cookies deposited by a domain other than the website being visited by the user.
|Persistent Cookies||Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for some time. The time frame is unique to each cookie. Cookies are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.|
|Session Cookies||Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.|
All non-essential cookies require your consent.
We request your consent before placing them on your device. You can give your consent by clicking on the appropriate button on the banner displayed to you. If you do not wish to give consent, do not click on that button. If you wish to withdraw your consent to any cookies at any time, you will need to delete and block or disable cookies via your browser settings7. Please note that disabling these cookies will affect the website’s functionality and prevent you from accessing certain features.
Different browsers have different ways to configure cookie settings. You can find more extensive information on this, for example, at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.
Strictly Necessary cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services.
If you prevent these cookies, we can’t guarantee how the website or the website’s security will perform during your visit.
|Cookie Name or ID||Type||Domain||Duration||Cookie Description|
|__cfduid||https||Fontawesome.com||30 Days||Used by cdn services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings based on the client. |
It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.
|cookieyesID||avx.com||1 Year||Unique identifier for visitors used by CookieYes with respect to the consent.|
|cky-active-check||24 Hours||Set by CookieYes and is used to check if the consent banner is active on our website.|
Analytical cookies are used to determine the usage of a site and are considered non-essential cookies. They may track individual users, but only to the extent required to allow a user’s journey through the site. They are not used for targeting advertisements (Marketing Cookies).
|Cookie Name or ID||Type||Domain||Duration||Cookie Description|
|_ga||https||avx.com||2 Years||Installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_gid||24 Hours||Installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information on how visitors use a website and helps in creating |
an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
Performance cookies collect information about how you use the website, e.g., which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These non-essential cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how the website works, understand our users’ interests, and measure our advertising effectiveness.
|Cookie Name or ID||Type||Domain||Duration||Cookie Description|
|_gat||https||avx.com||Never Expire||Installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit data collection on high traffic sites.|
Session Cookies allow you to proceed through many pages of a site quickly and easily without authenticating or reprocessing each new area you visit. Session cookies allow users to be recognized within a website, so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page. In general, session cookies used to store a user’s preference can rely on the strictly necessary exemption provided that the cookie is not linked to a persistent identifier.
|Cookie Name or ID||Type||Domain||Duration||Cookie Description|
|ASPSESSIONIDxxxxxxxx||http||dilp.netcomponents.com||Session||Set by netcomponents.com and is used to store visitor submitted information that is temporarily |
entered manually by the visitor when emailing RFQ or PO. This is stored in the session so that the user does not need to re-enter their information when emailing multiple RFQ’s or PO’s. The information temporarily stored is flushed upon the visitor closing the web browser.
7 Please note that once a cookie is placed on your computer with your consent, AVX has no ability to control that cookie.
When you access an AVX Corporation website, you may obtain access to features, which may require you to submit personal information. Personal information identifies (directly or indirectly) a particular individual, name, or address. We may ask for information about you when you sign up to use a service, subscribe to our newsletter, request samples, or when you submit an online order for a product. We may require certain information, such as name, email, shipping/billing address, telephone and fax numbers, and credit card number, to provide these services or products to you.
- You may correct, update and delete your account with us;
- You may change your choices for subscriptions and newsletters;
- “Opt-out” instructions from all our newsletters and press material are included in each issue.
- You may choose whether to receive from us information about our additional products and services, about which you may be interested.
- You may ask to see the personal information that AVX holds about you.
- To review, verify, or correct such information, contact the Corporate Data Privacy Officer using the contact information set out above.
Please note that it is preferred that any such communication be in writing (which includes electronic communication). If it is not in writing, AVX must confirm the substance of the communication including the identity of the person making the request which may delay the implementation of any such request. Also, please be aware that if we cannot collect personal information about you, we may not be able to deliver certain products and services to you.
You can contact us to exercise your rights using the contact details in Section A.
You have the right to obtain information about why your personal information is being processed, what categories of recipients may receive your personal information under Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation.8
More specifically, you have the right to confirm that we are processing your personal data. If we are, you have the right to obtain access to personal data. This includes information regarding the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data being processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be transferred, as well as other information under Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation. You may also request copies of your personal data.
You have the right to correct any inaccurate personal information about you or, taking into account the purpose of the processing, have incomplete personal information about you completed.
As such, you have the right to receive from us, without undue delay, the rectification of inaccuracies in your personal data and completion of incomplete personal data.9
Generally, you have the right to obtain from us the erasure of your personal data. We are obliged to erase your personal data without undue delay unless an exemption applies. For example, if personal data is no longer necessary concerning the purposes for which it is collected or processed.10
You have the right to have the processing of your personal information restricted under Article 18 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Restriction means that stored personal data are marked to restrict their future processing (Article 4 paragraph 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation) such that the processing will only be permitted with consent, for the establishment exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of rights or for reasons of public interest.
As a data subject, you have a right to data portability. This right will apply only when you have provided your consent to the processing (or the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract) and the processing is by automated means. It applies to personal information you give to AVX.11
As a data subject, you have a right to object when we are relying on our legitimate interests to process your personal information. In the event of an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights, and freedoms or need to do so to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims.12
We do not share your personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes.
Where your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.13
You have the right to withdraw your consent to the extent that consent is the basis for us to collect, store, or otherwise process your personal information.14 The data processing undergone until the withdrawal will remain valid.
As a data subject, you have a right to complain to a supervisory authority.15
For the appropriate supervisory authority in your region, please visit the European Commission Data Protection Authorities Directory https://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.
If you are a French resident, you have the right to communicate instructions relating to the conservation, deletion and communication of your personal information after your death.
8 Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).
9 You can find the full text to your right to rectification in Article 16 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
10 You can find the full text to this right in Article 17 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
11 You can find the full text to this right in Article 20 of the General Data Protection Regulation
12 You can find the full text to your right to object in Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
13 You can find the full text to your right to objection in Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
14 You can find the full text to this right in Article 7 paragraph 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
15 You can find the full text to this right in Article 77 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Currently, various browsers — including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari — offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to Web sites’ visited by the user about the user’s browser DNT preference setting. We do not currently commit to responding to browsers’ DNT signals concerning sites we provide, in part, because industry groups have adopted no common industry standard for DNT, technology companies, or regulators, including no consistent standard of interpreting user intent. We will take all steps required by any such browser signals for the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA).
Under the CCPA, California residents have certain rights regarding their personally identifiable information. If you would like to exercise these rights on or after January 1, 2020, please contact us using the email address or toll-free phone number listed within this section below. As provided by CCPA, we may require you to provide information to verify your identity before providing the requested information. It may take us some time to respond to your request, but we will do so within the requirements of the CCPA.
This Privacy Notice provides you disclosure regarding the personal information we collect from you and its purposes. Please see “USE AND DISCLOSURE” as provided above. We do not sell your personal information as provided under the CCPA.
You may access, correct, update and delete your account with us. You may change your choices for subscriptions and newsletters. Once you have chosen to receive newsletters or other information from us, “Opt-out” instructions from all our newsletters and press material are included in each issue. You may choose whether to receive from us information about our additional products and services, about which you may be interested. You may ask to see the personal information that AVX holds about you. To review, verify, or correct such information, contact the Corporate Data Privacy Officer using the contact information set out below. Please note that any such communication must be in writing. Please be aware that if you do not allow us to collect personal information about you, we may not deliver certain products and services to you. We are obliged to inform you of:
- The categories of personal information we have collected about you.
- The categories of sources from which the personal information was collected.
- The business purpose of collecting personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we have shared the information.
- The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
Upon a verifiable request, made through one of the methods provided within the “Contact Information” section below, we will delete or pseudonymize personal information regarding you and direct our service providers to delete your personal information from their records to the extent provided by the CCPA. Please note that one or more exceptions may cause us to deny your deletion request as set forth below:
- Complete the transaction for which we collected the personally identifiable information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
- Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
- Comply with a legal obligation.
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information compatible with the context in which you provided it.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA. Please keep in mind that we may charge you a different price or rate under certain circumstances or provide a different level or quality of goods or services if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to us by your personal information.
We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including hosting and maintenance, error monitoring, debugging performance monitoring, billing, customer relationship, database storage and management, and direct marketing campaigns. We may share your personally identifiable information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services. We also require these third parties to maintain the privacy and security of the personally identifiable information they process on our behalf.
According to Nevada law, you may direct a business that operates an internet website not to sell certain personal information a business has collected or will collect about you. AVX Corporation does not sell your personal information under Nevada law. For more information about how we handle and share your personal information or your rights under Nevada law, contact us at DPO.AVX@avx.com.
We are headquartered in the United States. Personal information may be accessed by us or transferred to us in the United States or to our affiliates, business partners, or service providers elsewhere in the world.16 If you are located outside of the United States, be advised that any information you provide to us will be transferred to and stored in the United States. We will protect personal information privacy and security according to this Privacy Notice, regardless of where it is processed or stored. You may obtain the information on transfer safeguards, as well as any other relevant transfer information, by contacting the AVX Corporate DPO at DPO.AVX@avx.com.
Please note that there are some possible risks of data transfers to the United States, China, Malaysia, El Salvador, Thailand, and Mexico for you as a data subject due to the absence of an adequacy decision adopted by the European Commission and the absence of appropriate safeguards. In particular, there are some risks with regard to the implementation of the surveillance programs by the U.S. and Chinese authorities, while the relevant local legal provisions do not grant data subjects actionable rights before the courts against the U.S. and Chinese authorities.
16 For a complete list of the locations of AVX, please see the AVX website at www.avx.com.
The technical terms relating to data protection used in this privacy notice have the same meanings used in the General Data Protection Regulation. The full scope of the General Data Protection Regulation definitions can be found in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
You will find more detailed information on the most important technical terms of the General Data Protection Regulation used in this Privacy Notice below:
“Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law;
“Data subject” means the respective identified or identifiable natural person, to which the personal data refers to;
“International organization” means an organization and its subordinate bodies governed by public international law, or any other body which is set up by, or based on, an agreement between two or more countries;
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one 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;
“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller;
“Profiling” means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyses or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements;
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
“Recipient” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry following Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall comply with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing;
“Special categories of personal data” means personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data to identify a natural person uniquely, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation;
“Third country” means: (i) in respect of any country that is a member the European Union (“EU”) or the European Economic Area (“EEA”), any country which is outside of the EU or the EEA; or (ii) in respect of the UK, any country that is outside of the UK.
“Third party” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data;
This Privacy Notice was last modified on June 14, 2021.
We may update our policy periodically. In that case, we will post those changes by either announcing the change on the web site or taking such other action as we deem appropriate under the circumstances, including, without limitation, posting the revised version of this Notice on the web site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone. Any changes to this Notice will become effective upon posting of the revised policy. By using this web site following such changes, will have the possibility to access such revised Notice. If you do not agree with the terms of this Notice, as it may be amended periodically, in whole or in part, please do not continue to use the website.