Trane Technologies respects individual privacy and values the
confidence of its customers, employees, vendors, consumers, business
partners and others. Trane Technologies strives to collect, store,
process and distribute Personal information in a manner consistent
with the laws of the countries in which it does business, and has a
tradition of upholding the highest ethical standards in its business
practices. Trane Technologies abides by the Safe Harbor Principles
developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European
Commission and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) issued by the
Department of Commerce on July 21, 2000. This Safe Harbor Data
privacy principles that Trane Technologies follows with respect to
transfers of Personal information anywhere in the world, including
transfers from the European Economic Area (EEA) (which includes the
twenty-seven member states of the European Union (EU) plus Iceland,
Liechtenstein and Norway) to the United States.
I. SAFE HARBOR
The United States Department of Commerce and the European
Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles and
frequently asked questions (the "Safe Harbor Principles") to
enable US companies to satisfy the requirement under European Union
law that adequate protection be given to Personal information
transferred from the EU to the United States. The EEA also has
recognized the US Safe Harbor as providing adequate data protection
(OJ L 45, 15.2.2001, p.47). The United States Department of Commerce
and the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC)
of Switzerland have agreed on a similar set of principles and
frequently asked questions to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the
requirement under Swiss law that adequate protection be given to
personal information transferred from Switzerland to the United States
(U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework). Consistent with its commitment to
protect personal privacy, Trane Technologies adheres to the Safe
Harbor Principles set forth in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and
the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework.
Trane Technologies has a Global Data Protection Officer who assists
in ensuring compliance with this Policy and data security issues.
Trane Technologies educates its employees concerning compliance with
this Policy and has self-assessment procedures in place to assure
compliance. Trane Technologies's Global Data Protection Officer Evan
Turtz and its Corporate Legal Team are available to any of its valued
employees, customers, vendors, business partners or others who may
have questions concerning this Policy or data security practices.
Relevant contact information is provided herein.
This Policy applies to all Personal information received by
Trane Technologies in any format including electronic, paper or
verbal. Trane Technologies collects, stores and processes Personal
information concerning current and former employees, as well as
applicants for employment through its Internet websites, its intranet
site, electronic mail and manually. Trane Technologies is the sole
owner of information it collects, stores and processes from current
and former employees, applicants for employment, customers, vendors
and others. Trane Technologies will not sell or share this information
with third parties in ways different than what is disclosed in this
Data Protection Policy. On a global basis, Trane Technologies will,
and will cause its affiliates to, establish and maintain business
procedures that are consistent with this Policy. Notwithstanding the
foregoing, Trane Technologies has separate policies governing the
processing of employee personal data and external personal data in
those countries that are members of the European Union. These policies
are consistent with the European Directive 95/46/EC on the protection
of personal data.
Personal information collected, stored and processed by Trane
Technologies from employees and applicants for employment is
maintained at Corporate or at Regional HQ, depending on the level of
the position as well as the local office of the employee or applicant.
Trane Technologies collects Personal information for employment
related purposes and legitimate human resource business reasons such
as recruitment and staffing; payroll administration; absence
monitoring; training and development; management planning; appraisal
and promotion; union negotiation; production and publication of
company address books and telephone and e-mail directories; production
of employee Identity cards; monitoring the use of company resources;
information to contact close relatives in case of emergency; filling
employment positions; administration and operations of its benefit and
compensation programs; meeting governmental reporting requirements;
security, health and safety management; performance management;
company network access; and authentication. Trane Technologies does
not request or gather information regarding political opinions,
religion, philosophy or sexual preference. To the extent Trane
Technologies maintains information on trade union membership, medical
health, race or ethnicity, Trane Technologies will protect, secure and
process that information in a manner consistent with this Policy and
Personal information collected by Trane Technologies from
prospective customers, consumers, vendors, business partners and
others may be maintained at its corporate offices in Swords, Ireland,
Davidson, North Carolina, Piscataway, New Jersey or at other Trane
Technologies facilities, consistent with local legislation. Trane
Technologies collects Personal information for, among other things,
legitimate business reasons such as customer service; product,
warranty and claims administration; meeting governmental reporting and
records requirements; maintenance of accurate accounts payable and
receivable records; internal marketing research; safety and
performance management; financial and sales data; and contact
information. All Personal information collected by Trane Technologies
will be used for legitimate business purposes consistent with this Policy.
For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions shall apply:
"Agent" means any third party that processes Personal
information provided by Trane Technologies to perform tasks on behalf
of or at the instruction of Trane Technologies.
"Trane Technologies" means Trane Technologies plc., Inc.,
its subsidiaries, divisions and groups, including, Climate Solutions,
Industrial Technologies, Residential Solutions, Security Technologies,
with brands such as Thermo-King, Trane, Schlage, Club Car, Interflex
"Personal information" means any information or set of
information that identifies or could be used by or on behalf of Trane
Technologies to identify an individual. Personal information does not
include information that is encoded or anonymized, or publicly
available information that has not been combined with non-public
"Sensitive Personal information" means Personal
information that reveals race, ethnic origin, trade union membership,
political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or that
concerns health or sex life. In addition, Trane Technologies will
treat as sensitive Personal information any information received from
a third party where that third party treats and identifies the
information as sensitive.
IV. PRIVACY PRINCIPLES
The privacy principles in this Policy are based on the seven
Safe Harbor Principles.
(1) NOTICE: Where Trane Technologies collects Personal information
directly from individuals, it will inform them about the purposes for
which it collects, stores and processes Personal information about
them, the types of non-agent third parties to which Trane Technologies
discloses that information, and the choices and means, if any, Trane
Technologies offers individuals for limiting the use and disclosure of
their Personal information. Notice will be provided in clear and
conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide
Personal information to Trane Technologies, or as soon as practicable
thereafter, and in any event before Trane Technologies uses the
information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally
collected. Trane Technologies may disclose Personal information if
required to do so by law or to protect and defend the rights or
property of Trane Technologies.
(2) CHOICE: Trane Technologies will offer individuals the
opportunity to choose (opt-out) whether their Personal information is
(a) to be disclosed to a non-agent third party, or (b) to be used for
a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected
or subsequently authorized by the individual.
For Sensitive Personal information, Trane Technologies will give
individuals the opportunity to affirmatively and explicitly (opt-in)
consent to the disclosure of the information to a non-agent third
party or the use of the information for a purpose other than the
purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently
authorized by the individual.
Trane Technologies will provide individuals with reasonable
mechanisms to exercise their choices should requisite circumstances arise.
(3) DATA INTEGRITY: Trane Technologies will use Personal information
only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was
collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Trane
Technologies will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal
information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete and current.
(4) TRANSFERS TO AGENTS: Trane Technologies will obtain assurances
from its Agents that they will safeguard Personal information.
Examples of appropriate assurances that may be provided by Agents
include: a contract obligating the Agent to provide at least the same
level of protection as is required by the relevant Safe Harbor
Principles, being subject to EU Directive 95/46/EC (the EU Data
Protection Directive), Safe Harbor certification by the Agent, or
being subject to another European Commission adequacy finding (e.g.,
companies located in Switzerland). Where Trane Technologies has
knowledge that an Agent is using or disclosing Personal information in
a manner contrary to this Policy, Trane Technologies will take
reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure. Trane
Technologies holds it Agents accountable for maintaining the trust our
employees and customers place in the company.
(5) ACCESS AND CORRECTION: Upon request, Trane Technologies will
grant individuals reasonable access to Personal information that it
holds about them. In addition, Trane Technologies will take reasonable
steps to permit individuals to correct, amend or delete information
that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete. Any employees
that desire to review or update their Personal information can do so
by contacting their local Human Resources Representative.
(6) SECURITY: Trane Technologies will take reasonable precautions to
protect Personal information in its possession from loss, misuse and
unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Trane
Technologies protects data in many ways. Physical security is designed
to prevent unauthorized access to database equipment and hard copies
of sensitive Personal information. Electronic security measures
continuously monitor access to our servers and provide protection from
hacking or other unauthorized access from remote locations. This
protection includes the use of firewalls, restricted access and
encryption technology. Trane Technologies limits access to Personal
information and data to those persons in Trane Technologies's
organization, or as agents of Trane Technologies, that have a specific
business purpose for maintaining and processing such Personal
information and data. Individuals who have been granted access to
Personal information are aware of their responsibilities to protect
the security, confidentiality and integrity of that information and
have been provided training and instruction on how to do so.
(7) ENFORCEMENT: Trane Technologies will conduct compliance audits
of its relevant privacy practices to verify adherence to this Policy
and the US Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Principles. Any employee
that Trane Technologies determines is in violation of this Policy will
be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
V. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of
Personal information should be directed to the Trane Technologies Data
Protection and Privacy Office at the address given below. Trane
Technologies will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and
disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal information in
accordance with the principles contained in this Policy. For
complaints that cannot be resolved between Trane Technologies and the
complainant, Trane Technologies has agreed to participate in the
dispute resolution procedures of the panel established by the European
Union data protection authorities and to cooperate and comply with the
Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner to resolve
disputes pursuant to the Safe Harbor Principles.
VI. INTERNET PRIVACY
Trane Technologies sees the Internet, intranets and the use of
other technologies as valuable tools for communicating and interacting
with consumers, employees, vendors, business partners and others.
Trane Technologies recognizes the importance of maintaining the
privacy of Personal information collected through websites that it
operates. Trane Technologies's sole purpose for operating its websites
is to provide information concerning products and services to the
public. In general, visitors can reach Trane Technologies on the Web
without revealing any Personal information. Visitors on the Web may
elect to voluntarily provide Personal information via Trane
Technologies websites but are not required to do so. Trane
Technologies collects information from visitors to the websites who
voluntarily provide Personal information by filling out and submitting
online questionnaires concerning feedback on the website, requesting
information on products or services, or seeking employment. The
Personal information voluntarily provided by website users is contact
information limited to the user's name, home and/or business address,
phone numbers and email address. Trane Technologies collects this
information so it may answer questions and forward requested
information. Trane Technologies does not sell this information.
Trane Technologies may also collect anonymous information concerning
website users through the use of "cookies" in order to
provide better customer service. "Cookies" are small files
that websites place on users' computers to identify the user and
enhance the website experience. Company personnel periodically audit
Trane Technologies’s commercial websites to determine what cookies are
used on each. The cookies used are typically not intrusive and are not
typically used to identify visitors personally. Visitors may set their
browsers to provide notice before they receive a cookie, giving the
opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. Visitors can also
set their browsers to turn off cookies. Visitors can learn how to
control or delete cookies used on Trane Technologies’s websites by
visiting http://www.aboutcookies.org for
detailed guidance. If visitors do suppress the website cookies,
however, some areas of Trane Technologies websites may not function properly.
The table below describes the cookies used on www.Ingersollrand.com. To
avoid these cookies, visitors can browse the website using their
browser’s anonymous usage setting (called "Incognito" in
Chrome, "InPrivate" for Internet Explorer, "Private
Browsing" in Firefox and Safari.).
We use a session cookie that lasts for the duration of your
visit to our site and is used for load balancing.
data is all anonymous.
Persistent Cookies for Site Analytics
Google Analytics – we use this to understand how the
site is being used in order to improve the user experience.
User data is all anonymous.
You can find out more about Google’s
position on privacy as regards its analytics service at
Adobe Site Catalyst - we use this to understand how the
site is being used in order to improve the user experience.
User data is all anonymous.
You can find out more about Adobe’s
position on privacy as regards its analytics service at
Few, if any, of Trane Technologies's websites are directed toward
children. Nevertheless, Trane Technologies is committed to complying
with applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States'
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").
Trane Technologies website users have the option to request that
Trane Technologies not use information previously provided, correct
information previously provided, or remove information previously
provided to Trane Technologies. Those that would like to correct or
suppress information they have provided to Trane Technologies should
forward such inquiries to:
Trane Technologies Privacy Inquiries
80 Beaty Street,
Davidson, North Carolina
Attention: Evan Turtz, Global Data Protection and Privacy Officer
The inquiries should include the individual's name, address, and
other relevant contact information (phone number, email address).
Trane Technologies will use all reasonable efforts to honor such
requests as quickly as possible.
Trane Technologies websites may contain links to other
"non-Trane Technologies" websites. Trane Technologies
assumes no responsibility for the content or the privacy policies and
practices on those websites. Trane Technologies encourages all users
to read the privacy statements of those sites; their privacy practices
may differ from those of Trane Technologies.
The practices described in this Policy are current Personal
data protection policies as of September 1, 2012. Trane Technologies
reserves the right to modify or amend this Policy at any time
consistent with the requirements of the Safe Harbor Principles.
Appropriate notice will be given concerning such amendments.