Last Updated: December 2022
Plexus Corp. operates and manages this website under the web address www.plexus.com to provide online visitors (“you” or “your”) with information on the business-to-business products, services and further activities of Plexus Corp. and its worldwide affiliates (“Plexus” or we”). In the context of the services provided by and as part of the website (“Website”), the personal data of online visitors are processed.
As data controller and data processor, Plexus is committed to protecting the personal data and privacy of its employees, customers, business partners, and online visitors. The purpose of this privacy notice (“Notice”) is to inform visitors of this Website on how we collect, use, share and retain your personal data. It also explains where you can go to exercise your rights and choices about how your personal data are used. If you are a Plexus employee, customer or business partner, this Notice applies solely to the extent to which you are an online visitor to this Website.
In this Notice, we inform you as a visitor to our Website of:
- How we collect personal data
- What personal data we collect
- What principles apply for the purpose(s) for which we use your personal data
- Lawful, legal bases for which we use personal data necessary for the purpose
- Further to the above, with whom we share personal data
- Transfers of personal data, particularly transfers of personal data of persons residing in the European Union (E.U.) or United Kingdom (U.K.) to recipients outside of the E.U. or U.K. and what safeguards are applied to protect personal data during such transfers
- How long we keep personal data
- The steps we take to protect personal data
- Your privacy rights
- How to contact us
Plexus’ legal and compliance department, in collaboration with regional Data Protection Officers (where applicable), oversee compliance with data protection laws and applicable adequacy or transfer agreements and provide guidance and advice to those supporting Plexus operations. Contact information for our legal and compliance department and the regional Data Protection Officers is found under the section titled “How to contact us”.
This Website may contain links to third party websites that are provided for the convenience of our visitors. These third party sites are not under our control and may have their own privacy notices. You should carefully review the privacy notices and legal information provided to you on those sites. In addition, Plexus is not responsible for the content on these sites, and these links do not create, express or imply any approval or endorsement of those sites by Plexus.
Plexus makes no representations whatsoever as to any other website that you may access through our Website.
How we collect personal data
You provide the personal data we collect:
- When you submit a “contact us” request to receive more information about Plexus as a service provider to your organization, to inquire about opportunities to be a supplier to Plexus, or to submit a general inquiry to us;
- When you inquire about career opportunities with Plexus. Note that should personal data be required to provide employment and you decline, then that employment process will not move forward;
- When you sign up or subscribe to our newsletter.
At all times in accordance with a data subjects statutory right the following information is collected:
- As far as personal data is concerned, we process this on the lawful basis of our legitimate interest in providing you with a functioning, secure Website. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.
- We, with the assistance of third party analytics service providers (e.g., Google Analytics), will compile aggregate statistics about site use and response rates, though only if you consent to such processing.
What personal data we collect
Personal data we collect may include:
- Contact information such as your name, email address, phone number, job title, information about your company, country or region if you initiate a contact request;
- Information about the nature of your contact request;
- Technical data, including your IP address, browser type and version, operating system, referring website or URL (i.e., the last site you visited prior to our Website), date and time of your visit;
- Cookie data or other similar online identifiers, such as a unique visitor ID for recognizing returning visitors, number of visits, time of visit, pages visited, and duration of time on page if you consent to such processing.
What principles apply for the purpose(s) for which we use your personal data
We process the personal data submitted to us by you or collected when you visit our Website for the following purposes:
- To respond to your requests for information and general inquiries initiated by you through the “contact us” forms on our Website;
- To return information about current job openings matching the criteria you specified in your search on our careers page and, if you choose to apply for a position, link you to our online application tool;
- To deliver our newsletter to you by email;
- To enable the delivery of the content and features of the Website and improve its performance. For example, by understanding the type of browser or operating systems interacting with our site, we can ensure all pages display correctly and load in a timely fashion;
- To detect and prevent malicious cyber-attacks against our Website which would disrupt the availability of our Website;
- To analyze visitor use of our Website at an aggregate level (page visits, frequency and duration of visits) and provide better, more relevant content on our Website.
Lawful, legal bases for which we use personal data necessary for the purpose
Under data protection law, we must have a defined purpose and “legal basis” before processing any information about you. The purpose is defined in the section titled “What principles apply for the purpose(s) for which we use your personal data”. Our lawful and legal bases for processing your personal data are:
- The provision of information requested by Website visitors (e.g., responses to contact requests, our newsletter, job opening search results or connection to our online job application tool);
- The consent of Website visitors;
- The legitimate interest of protection of the infrastructure used to provide the Website, in particular to identify, eliminate and preserve evidence of disruptions;
- The legitimate interest of measurement of user behavior on the Website at an aggregated level (e.g., pages most frequently visited, average durations of visits, rates of response to newly posted content);
- Although not the primary purpose of our Website’s contact request forms, if the nature of a request is related to an existing contract with Plexus (for example, an inquiry about an order, delivery of product or an invoice), our lawful basis for using this information is to fulfill the terms of that contract and also our legitimate interest to provide timely response to our business partners.
With whom we share personal information
Further to this Notice, the personal data collected through you visiting our Website is shared with third party service providers – namely our Website hosting provider and, occasionally, our Website consulting partner – to make the content and features of the Website available to you and to maintain the security and functionality of the Website.
The personal data collected from subscribers to our newsletter is shared with our third party e-mail newsletter provider.
Depending on the nature of the request, we share your personal data in specific ways though at all times considering the lawful basis and purpose, which is collected through our contact forms. This will include appropriate Plexus personnel who may be located outside the U.S. or the E.U. or the U.K. For example, if you are a potential customer whose primary operations are located in the UK we will route your request to our Plexus Corp (UK) Limited team for response.
We engage third party service providers, such as Google Inc., to analyze the technical data (e.g., IP address, browser type and version, referring URL) and Website visitor usage data (pages visited, durations and frequencies) generated by Website user activities while on the site to provide aggregated usage statistics to us.
The Website account data (email address and password) created by you if you have elected to apply for a job opening through our Website is shared with the third party online application tool provider.
We only allow our service providers to handle your personal data where we are satisfied they appropriately protect your personal data. This may include contractual obligations on service providers to ensure they can only use your personal data to provide the services we have instructed them to provide to us or to you and to ensure compliance with data protection laws.
Plexus will not sell personal information obtained through this Website to any third parties to be used for their own independent purposes. However, in the event of a change in control of Plexus or sale by Plexus of substantially all of its assets, information owned by or in control of Plexus may be transferred to the Plexus successor. We will typically anonymize personal data in this circumstance, but it may not always be possible.
Other than as described above, we will only disclose your personal data to third parties when you have provided your express consent to do so; when we are required to do so under applicable law, regulation or judicial order; or as required to investigate actual or alleged fraudulent or criminal activities.
The California Consumer Privacy Act prohibits selling personal information of a consumer under the age of 16 without consent. Children aged 13-16 can directly provide consent. Children under 13 require parental consent. As described above, Plexus does not sell personal information regardless of age.
Transfers of personal data, particularly transfers of personal data of persons residing in the European Union (E.U.) or United Kingdom (U.K.) to recipients outside of the E.U. or U.K. and what safeguards or further rules apply to protect data during such transfers.
As a global organization, Plexus may transfer your personal data as provided by this Notice to jurisdictions other than your own. Plexus will only transfer your personal data based upon the lawful basis and the purpose where:
- The country to which the personal data is to be transferred ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data.
- Plexus has put in place appropriate and where necessary accepted safeguards to protect your personal data, such as a contract with the recipient.
Although Plexus is a global company, the Website is controlled and operated by the US based parent company and its third party service providers. In order to provide the content, respond to your requests or deliver our newsletter to you in an efficient manner, it is necessary to transfer the personal data described in this Notice to servers located in the US and administered by our third party information technology service providers in the US.
In regards to contact requests, we may transfer the data provided by you in the contact request form to other Plexus affiliates responsible for providing the requested response or located in the country indicated in your request form.
Such transfers may be subject to additional restrictions under the data protection laws of the country in which the online visitor resides, such as the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We implement appropriate safeguards to ensure such transfers comply with the relevant data protection laws and rules to protect your personal data will be secure, e.g. by agreeing the so-called E.U. standard contractual clauses. If you would like additional information about these safeguards, please contact our legal and compliance department as described in the section titled “How to contact us.”
How long we keep personal data
Different retention periods apply to different personal data where required for the purpose, and at all times minimized as far as possible and only where there is no other less intrusive means of doing so. The retention periods in place are:
- The period for which the data is necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this Notice, provided, however, that this will at all times be minimized pursuant to a specific purpose;
- Legal and regulatory requirements and guidance;
- Limitation periods that apply in respect to legal action;
- Our ability to defend ourselves against legal claims or complaints;
- The operational requirements of our business.
When it is no longer necessary to retain your data, we will delete it or anonymize it.
The steps we take to protect personal data
We maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal data you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized access, destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure, or use. We require our third party service providers to demonstrate they also have appropriate statutory, necessary, or contractual safeguards in place. Those processing your personal data, including our third party service providers, will do so only in an authorized manner and as described in this Notice.
Your privacy rights
With regard to you visiting our Website and our processing your personal data, you have certain rights made available through applicable data protection laws in your jurisdiction.
Where you reside determines the rights you have available to you. For example, if you are a natural living person residing in the E.U., the GDPR applies. If you are residing in U.K., the Data Protection Act outlines the rights of data subjects. The California Consumer Privacy Act and California Privacy Rights Act outline the rights of data subjects residing in California.
Though not exhaustive, the following may be available to you based on your jurisdiction:
- The Right to be Informed
- The Right to Deletion or Erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
- The Right to Access Your Data
- The Right to Port or Transfer Your Data
- The Right to Rectify or Correct Your Data
- The Right to Object
- The Right to Withdraw Your Consent or Unsubscribe
- The Right Not to be Discriminated Against
- The Right Not to Be Subject to Automated Decision Making or Profiling
- The Right to Restrict or Limit the Use of Your Personal Data
- The Right Not to Share or Sell Your Data and/or the Right to Opt-out of Targeted Advertising (Plexus does not sell your data)
- Right to Lodge a Complaint with a Competent Supervisory Authority
If you have questions or if believe these rights apply to you under your local laws and wish to exercise them, please contact our legal and compliance department as outlined in the section titled “How to contact us”.
If you are an E.U. or U.K. resident and wish to exercise the rights listed above, please contact our European Data Protection Officer at the contact information provided in the section titled “How to contact us”.
If you are a subscriber to our newsletter and no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you may unsubscribe by replying to the e-mail message sent to you by our third party e-mail newsletter provider with an instruction to remove you from our subscriber list. To provide an updated or new email address, simply provide that email address using the “sign up” button on our Website.
How to contact us
If you reside outside of the E.U. or the U.K., please contact our legal and compliance department at One Plexus Way, P.O. Box 156, Neenah, Wisconsin, 54957-0156, USA or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you reside in the E.U. or the U.K. and have questions about this Notice, wish to exercise your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, the U.K. Data Protection Act or to notify us of an alleged infringement of your rights, please contact our European Data Protection Officer at Dreieich Plaza 2a, 63303 Dreiech, Germany or via email at email@example.com.
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We use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies — These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Cookies that allow web shops to hold your items in your cart while you are shopping online are an example of strictly necessary cookies.
- Preferences cookies — Also known as “functionality cookies,” these cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in.
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Your consent to use of all or some of the cookies is obtained at the start of your session. Note if you decline all cookies, some feature of our Website may no longer function for you. You may withdraw your consent or change your cookie selection at any time.
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