Briggs & Stratton, LLC Privacy Shield Policy
Last Updated 11/01/20
As of July 16, 2020, the EU-U.S. Privacy-Shield Framework has been invalidated as a result of the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union in “Schrems II”. On September 8, 2020, Switzerland’s Federal Data Protection Information Commenced announced that the EU-Swiss Privacy Shield Framework no longer provides an adequate level of protection for transfers of personal data from Switzerland to the United States.
Briggs & Stratton, nonetheless, continues to comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss–U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce, regarding the use and retention of personal information transferred before July 16, 2020, from the European Union, and the United Kingdom, and before September 8, 2020, from Switzerland, to Briggs & Stratton in the United States. For transfers of personal information after July 16, 2020, from the European Union or the United Kingdom, and after September 8, 2020, from Switzerland, to Briggs & & Stratton in the United States, the Company will rely on (a) a data transfer mechanism deemed adequate by the relevant data protection authority, or (b) an applicable derogation from the general prohibition on cross-border data transfers under the relevant data protection law.
Briggs & Stratton, LLC, B&S International, Inc., Allmand Bros., Inc., and Billy Goat Industries, Inc., (collectively, the “Company”) comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of Personal Data transferred from the European Union (“EU”) and Switzerland to the United States (the “Privacy Shield Principles”). The Company has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles when processing Personal Data regarding individuals who reside in the EU and Switzerland, including, but not limited to: Company website users; product users or consumers; business contacts, e.g., contacts at dealers and distributors of Briggs & Stratton products; and vendors. Personal data of employees, independent contractors, and applicants located in the EU and Switzerland is transferred to the Company subject to the controller-to-controller Standard Contractual Clauses (Set II) and is not covered by this Policy. For purposes of this Policy, “Personal Data” means any information received by the Company from the EU or Switzerland, recorded in any form, which relates to a natural person (other than an employee, independent contractor, or applicant of an EU-based or Switzerland-based affiliate of the Company) who is identified in, or identifiable based on, the Personal Data received. More information about the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks as well as the Company’s certification on the Privacy Shield List are available at www.privacyshield.gov. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Shield Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.