Privacy Statement

Effective Date: 1-8-19

This Privacy Notice applies to information collected by Methode Electronics, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“Methode,” “we,” or “us”), including Methode Electronics Mediterranean Limited, Methode Electronics International GmbH, Methode Electronics Malta Mriehel Limited, Methode Electronics Malta Limited, Methode Electronics UK Ltd, Procoplast SA, and Hetronic Swiss, in the course of its dealings with you. The data controller will be the applicable Methode entity.

This information collected will be processed for the purpose of negotiating the purchase of and purchasing services and products. Methode will process this information when we have a legal basis to do so or when doing so is otherwise consistent with applicable local law.
For processing in the European Union, the legal basis that we will rely on is one of the following: performance of a contract; our legitimate interests in running our business; or compliance with legal obligations under European Union or Member State law.

INFORMATION WE SHARE

We share your information with third-party website hosting partners and other parties who assist Methode in operating the website and our computer systems. These third parties are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information, except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. These third parties have no independent rights to the data.

In addition, we will disclose information about you:
  • If we are required to do so by law or legal process;
  • To law enforcement authorities or other government officials;
  • When we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;
  • If necessary to protect the vital interests of a person;
  • To enforce our Terms of Use;
  • To protect our property, services, and legal rights;
  • To prevent fraud against Methode, our affiliates, business partners, or authorized dealers;
  • To support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions; or
  • To comply with any and all applicable laws.

CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER

Methode will transfer personal data to the United States. All such transfers shall be made through an approved transfer mechanism, specifically standard data protection clauses. Such rules or standard clauses may be requested by contacting privacy@methode.com.

RETENTION OF INFORMATION

Methode retains all personal information for the duration of the relevant business relationship or, where required, in accordance with its information management policies and schedules or with applicable law. When deleting personal information based on a request by the data subject, Methode will make reasonable attempts to ensure that all instances of the information are deleted in their entirety. For requests for access, corrections, or deletion, please refer to the “Your Rights as an EU Resident” section of this policy.

HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of the information you provide when doing business with Methode.

YOUR RIGHTS AS AN EU RESIDENT

You have the right to request access to the personal information we have collected about you for the purposes of reviewing, modifying, or requesting erasure of the information. You also have the right to request a copy of the information we have collected about you. In certain situations, you may also request that we restrict or cease processing your information.

If you would like to make a request to access, review, or correct the personal information we have collected about you, please contact us at privacy@methode.com.

To help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your information.

You will be notified of any actions taken on your personal information in response to a request submitted for modification, deletion, or restrictions on the processing of your personal information.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate privacy or data protection regulator in your jurisdiction.