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    Internet Privacy Policy

    PPC Broadband, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates (“PPC”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) respect your right to privacy.  This Privacy Notice explains who we are, how we collect, share and use personal information about you, and how you can exercise your privacy rights.  This Privacy Notice only applies to personal information that we collect through our websites and the websites of our affiliates and subsidiaries (“Website”).  

    If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Notice.

    For more information about PPC, please see the “About Us” section of our Website at https://www.ppc-online.com.

    Contents

    • What personal information does PPC collect and why?
    • Who does PPC share my personal information with?
    • Linked Sites
    • Legal basis for processing personal information
    • Cookies and similar tracking technology
    • How do we keep your personal information secure?
    • International data transfers
    • Data retention
    • Automated Decision-Making
    • Children and privacy
    • Your data protection rights
    • Modifications to our privacy notice

    What personal information does PPC collect and why?

    The personal information that we may collect about you falls into the following general categories:

    1. Information That You Provide Voluntarily

    Certain parts of our Website may ask you to provide personal information voluntarily.  For example, we may ask you to provide your name, address, e-mail address, company affiliation, telephone number, and other similar information.  From time to time, our Website may request additional information from users via surveys or contests.  Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you have the choice of whether or not to disclose additional information that may be requested.  Information requested via surveys and contests may include additional demographic information.

    We use this personal information for purposes of administering our business activities and providing customer service.  The personal information you provide to us voluntarily when filling out and submitting an online form or requesting us to contact you will be used for the purpose for which it was provided, such as contacting you or processing a request.

    We also may use voluntarily provided personal information to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services and special offers that we think you will find valuable.

    Any lists containing such voluntarily provided personal information that are used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional company standards and are designed to safeguard the security and privacy of any personal information voluntarily provided to us.  You will be given the opportunity, after submitting such information, to notify us of your desire not to receive any further e-mails from us.

    By way of further example, we use the HubSpot platform, which is a subscription service for marketing and lead generation, to underpin our marketing and sales activities.  It also allows us to build and manage our webpages as an inbound marketing hub, where visitors can learn more about our company and our services, download content, and provide their contact information and other demographic information, as and where appropriate.  We use personal information that is stored and managed on HubSpot’s service providers' servers (learn more about HubSpot data protection and security here) so that visitors can be contacted about their interest in our products and services and can interact with us as they choose.

    Please bear in mind that any information that we collect and manage using HubSpot for our marketing purposes belongs to us and is used, disclosed and protected according to this Privacy Policy.

    2. Information That We Collect Automatically

    When you visit our Website, we may collect certain information automatically from your device.  In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.

    Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address(es), Internet domain name(s), the web browser and operating system used to access the Website, the files or pages visited, the time spent in each file or page, and the time and date of each visit.  We use this information to improve our Website. For instance, we use this information to enhance pages or features that are visited frequently. We may share this information with our affiliates, or other third party companies, to provide them with an indication of the amount of interest in our Website for advertising purposes and to help us plan for technical improvements.

    We may collect this information using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further under the heading “Cookies and similar tracking technology” below.

    We also may use Google Analytics tools to help us understand how visitors are using and engaging with our website.  This tool allows us to make improvements to our web services and your online experience. It uses cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics and Google has represented that it does so without personally identifying individual visitors to Google or PPC.

    The information generated by cookies about your use of our website will be transmitted and stored by Google on its servers in the United States.  For more information about Google’s Privacy Policy regarding its Google Analytics tracking tool, please contact Google for more information and visit its privacy notice website at www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

    3. Information That We Obtain From Third Party Sources

    From time to time, we may receive personal information about you from third party sources, but we will only retain or process such information when these third parties have confirmed that they either have your consent to do so, or are otherwise legally permitted to disclose your personal information to us, or where we already have your consent, or other legally permitted grounds, to allow us to retain or process such information.  

    The types of information we collect from third parties may include marketing information provided by trade shows and professional and other relevant information available to us on social networks about employment candidates.  We use the information we receive from these third parties to allow us to make more informed decisions, improve the accuracy of records we hold, and occasionally to reach out to you regarding items or issues we believe would interest you.

    In general, we may use the personal information that we collect from you for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice, or for other purposes that we explain to you either at the time we collect it or when you voluntarily provide it.  We also may use your personal information for other purposes that are not incompatible with the purposes that we have disclosed to you (such as archiving in the public interest, scientific or historical research, and/or statistical purposes) to the extent permitted by applicable data protection laws.

    Who does PPC share my personal information with?

    We may disclose your personal information to the following categories of recipients:

    1. Group Companies, Third Party Services Providers, and Other Partners

    This category of recipients provide data processing services to us (for example, to support the delivery of, provide functionality on, or to help enhance the security of our Website), who otherwise process personal information for purposes that are described in this Privacy Notice.  PPC is a subsidiary of Belden Inc. (“Belden”). As a result, PPC’s group companies include Belden and its affiliates and subsidiaries. A list of Belden’s current affiliates and subsidiaries is available in Belden’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at: http://investor.belden.com/investor-relations.

    2. Law Enforcement, Regulatory or Government Agency(ies), Court(s) or Other Third Parties 

    This category of recipients involves entities that we believe that we are obligated to provide personal information to (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation, (ii) in order to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or (iii) in order to protect your vital interests or those of any other person.

    3. Potential Buyer(s) (And Its/their Agents and Advisers) 

    This category of recipients involves entity that we believe that we need to provide personal information to in connection with any proposed purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business, provided that we inform any potential buyer that it must use your personal information only for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Notice.

    4. Any Other Person or Entity With Your Consent To the Disclosure 

    This category of recipients involves any person or entity that you have consented to receive your personal information.

    Linked Sites

    Please bear in mind that our Website contains links to other third party websites and that such websites may not follow the same privacy notice.  This includes, but is not limited to, links from advertisers, and/or content providers and trade partners, who may use our name, logo and/or style as part of a co-branding agreement.  These third party websites may collect and use personal information from you in ways that are different from the ways we may collect and use your personal information.

    Our Website includes Social Media features, such as the Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn “sharing”, “like” or “follow” buttons.  Please bear in mind that your use of such Social Media features should be at your own discretion and that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page through your social media platform account.  They features also may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our sites, and may use cookies to enable the feature to function properly. This Privacy Notice does not apply to these Social Media features; instead they will be covered by the policies of the third party companies that provide them.

    Legal Basis for Processing Personal Information

    Our legal basis for collecting and using your personal information will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.  

    We will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract, transaction, or other action with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your privacy, data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.  We also may have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you, or may otherwise need your personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.

    If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement, or to perform a contract, transaction, or other action with you, we will notify you at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as any possible consequences that we may be aware of in the event that you do not provide your personal information).  

    If you have questions about, or need further information, concerning the legal basis for our collection and use of your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below.

    Cookies and Similar Tracking Technology

    We use cookies and similar tracking technology (collectively, “Cookies”) to collect and use personal information about you, such as to serve interest-based advertising.  For further information about the types of Cookies we use, why, and how you can control Cookies, please see our Cookie Notice at http://www.ppc-online.com/cookie-consent-policy.

    How do we keep your personal information secure?

    We use industry standard technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information that we collect and process about you.  The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security regarding the risk of processing your personal information.

    International Data Transfers

    Your personal information may be transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which you are resident.  These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country.

    Specifically, certain Website servers and our corporate headquarters are located in the United States, and our group companies and third party service providers and partners operate around the world.  This means that when we collect your personal information we may process it in any of these countries.

    We have adopted safeguards to require that your personal information will remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Notice.  Belden is a party to the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield programs, and is in the process of initiating Binding Corporate Rules program.  The first stage of Belden’s Binding Corporate Rules Program will be submitted on or about May 25, 2018.

    Data Retention

    We retain personal information that we collect from you when we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).  

    When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to use your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it.  Alternatively, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

    Automated Decision-Making

    In some instances, our use of your personal information may result in automated decisions being taken that may legally or significantly affect you.  

    Automated decisions mean any decision concerning you that is made automatically on the basis of a computer determination (such as software algorithms), without human review.  For example, we may use automated decisions to screen résumés. If automated decision making procedures are used, we take appropriate measures to safeguard the privacy rights and interests of individuals whose personal information is subject to such automated decision-making.

    When we make an automated decision about you, you have the right to contest the decision, to express your point of view, and to require a human review of the decision.  You can exercise this right by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below.  

    Children and Privacy

    We do not knowingly collect information from or about children age 13 and under.

    Your Data Protection and Data Subject Access rights

    Users residing in Europe have the following data protection rights:

    • If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by contacting us in a manner consistent with our Data Subject Access Rights policy (“DSAR Policy”).  
    • In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information.  Again, you can exercise these rights in a manner consistent with our DSAR Policy.
    • At any time, you have the right to opt-out of marketing communications that we may send to you.  You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe,” “opt-out,” or similar link in the marketing e-mails that we may send you.  To opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), please contact us in a manner consistent with our DSAR Policy.
    • If we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time.  Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal.  Nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
    • At any time, you also have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information.  For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.  (Contact details for data protection authorities in the European Economic Area, Switzerland and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here.)

    We will respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with our Data Subject Access Rights Policy and applicable data protection laws.

    Belden’s corporate Data Subject Access Rights Policy (which is applicable to PPC) and more detailed information on how to submit a request may be found at http://www.belden.com/about/privacy.

    Modifications to Our Privacy Notice

    We reserve the right to change our Privacy Notice at any time, except as may be prohibited by law.  We will post revisions online. Use of our Website after the Privacy Notice has changed means that you consent to the Privacy Notice as changed.

    How to Contact Us

    If you have any questions or would like additional information about our privacy practices, please do not hesitate to contact PPC or Belden as provided below:

    PPC Broadband Inc.

    Attn: Legal Department

    6176 E. Molloy Rd.

    East Syracuse, NY 13057

    Email: PPCLegal@ppc-online.com

    Belden Legal Department
    1 N. Brentwood Blvd., 15th Floor
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    Email: belden.legal@belden.com; belden.privacy@belden.com

    The data controller of your personal information is PPC Broadband, Inc., a Delaware corporation.