Whirlpool Corporation is committed to maintaining the integrity and privacy of information given to it by its consumers and employees. While information is a cornerstone in our ability to provide superior products and services, our most important asset is the trust of our consumers and employees. We understand the importance that trust plays in relationships and are committed to keeping the trust of our shareholders, consumers and employees each and every day.
This Privacy Commitment and the supportive implementation practices will help ensure that Whirlpool Corporation continues to earn consumer and employee trust through its protection of vital information and compliance with appropriate legal standards.
WHIRLPOOL PRIVACY PROMISE TO ITS CONSUMERS AND EMPLOYEES
Whirlpool Corporation’s first objective is to protect as private any information provided to it by its consumers and/or employees and it will use such information only for the purposes for which it is provided. When information is required, the Company will provide appropriate reasons for the data collection and will ensure the proper retention security thereof.
Whirlpool Corporation ascribes to principles of privacy in the protection of consumer and employee information that will transcend local legal mandates, and will meet the legal obligations defined in each of its global locations in every region of the world. Whirlpool will routinely review, update and expand its privacy protections as befits its broad support of consumer and employee status around the world.
Whirlpool Corporation information systems will be designed and maintained to provide maximum security from unauthorized access. Individuals using consumer or employee data will be trained in its appropriate use and will be routinely audited to ensure compliance with necessary standards of conduct.
Consumers and employees will have the opportunity to review information retained by the Company about them and how to notify us regarding errors that we will promptly correct.
Whirlpool Corporation will adopt reasonable and effective measures to ensure the protection of consumer and employee information. The Chief Privacy Officer will have full accountability to promulgate and enforce these protective activities.
Whirlpool Corporation has an obligation to maintain a covenant of trust with its consumers and employees.
These Systems are only for the Permitted Use by users authorized by Whirlpool (“Authorized Users”). By using these Systems an Authorized User expressly understands and agrees that: (i) Whirlpool may monitor and/or record the use of these Systems; (ii) any record or other evidence of potentially illegal activity may be provided to legal authorities; and (iii) there is no expectation of personal privacy.
Permitted Use is use that: (i) complies with all of Whirlpool Corporation’s policies, including without limitation policies relating to security, confidentiality, intellectual property and privacy; (ii) complies with any applicable agreements or contracts; (iii) complies with all applicable laws and regulations; (iv) is intended for the benefit of Whirlpool; and (v) Whirlpool has expressly granted to the Authorized User.
Use that is not Permitted Use, includes, but is not limited to use of the System; (i) in violation of Whirlpool policies, (ii) in violation of applicable laws and regulations; (iii) for purposes other than for the intended benefit of Whirlpool; or (iv) that is detrimental to the operation of the Systems, including but not limited to the security and confidentiality features of the Systems.
Determination of whether such use is a Permitted Use or not is at the sole discretion of Whirlpool, limited only to the degree restricted by applicable laws or regulations.