PRIVACY POLICY - SUPPLIERS & POTENTIAL SUPPLIERS

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE READ AND AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE ENTERING ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OR CREATING A PROFILE.

At Bell, we care about the protection of your personal data. Because we care, we have adopted the practices described in this Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers. You should not access Bell’s supplier registration portal (this “Site”) until you have carefully read this Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers and agree to the terms and conditions described in it.

Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers
Bell and its subsidiaries and business units Bell respect the privacy of our business partners and are committed to complying with applicable privacy laws in every country in which we operate. This Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers is intended to inform you about how personally identifiable information you submit within your company profile (“Personally Identifiable Information”) through this Site and throughout the Bell supplier registration process will be handled and protected by Bell. This policy supplements the general Privacy Policy posted on Bell’s website www.bellflight.com

Our Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information

Personal Data We Collect
Bell’s supplier registration process is designed to collect information about your company’s qualifications as a potential Bell supplier. When you choose to participate in the Bell supplier registration process you will be asked to provide Bell with information about your company and its capabilities together with certain Personally Identifiable Information.

Personally Identifiable Information includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • First and Last Name;
  • Contact Information for key personnel, such as phone numbers or mailing addresses;
  • Email addresses; and
  • Other relevant information disclosed during the supplier registration process.

Bell collects and stores the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us through the Site, including but not limited to information submitted during the supplier registration process.  The third party servers are located in the United States.

Retention and Deletion of Your Personally Identifiable Information: Bell retains your Personally Identifiable Information only as long as is necessary for supplier evaluation purposes.

  • For Potential Suppliers Located Within the United States: In the event that a business relationship with Bell is not established, we will retain your Personally Identifiable Information for a period of up to 12 months if not otherwise notified by you. 
  • For Potential Suppliers Located Outside the United States: Your company profile, including Personally Identifiable Information, will be retained only as long as necessary to complete the supplier evaluation process (generally 6 months). 

How We Use The Personal Data We Collect

The Personally Identifiable Information that you provide will be used to assist us in matching your company’s capabilities to Bell supplier requirements. This Personally Identifiable Information will also be used to contact and identify you throughout the supplier evaluation process. For example, Bell may contact your company, using the contact information you have provided, for purposes of responding to your Profile. In addition, you may be contacted about other procurement-related issues.

Disclosures of Your Personally Identifiable Information
We are not in the business of selling your Personally Identifiable Information to others.

Access to your Personally Identifiable Information will be restricted to Bell staff and designated third party agents who have a need to know the specific information in question in order to carry out their responsibilities with regard to Bell’s procurement process. Your information may also be disclosed to governmental entities pursuant to and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, or a subpoena or court order.

We do not reveal Personally Identifiable Information about you to unaffiliated third parties, unless:

(1)  you request or authorize it;

(2)  the information is provided to help complete a transaction for you;

(3)  the information is provided to comply with the law, applicable regulations, court orders or subpoenas, to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others (e.g., to a consumer reporting agency for fraud protection etc.); or

(4)  the disclosure is done as part of a purchase, transfer or sale of services or assets (e.g., in the event that substantially all of the assets of an applicable Bell business are acquired by another party).

We may also gather aggregated data about you and disclose such aggregated (but not personally identifiable) information to third parties for analysis or other purposes.

Your Rights to the Information We Collect

This Privacy Notice is intended to provide you with information about what personal data Bell collects about you and how it is used. If you have any questions, please contact us at Robert Nelson at rgnelson@bellflight.com

If you wish to confirm that Bell is processing your personal data, or to have access to the personal data that Bell may have about you, please contact us at Robert Nelson at rgnelson@bellflight.com

You may also request information about: the purpose of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; what the source of the information was (if you didn’t provide it directly to Bell); and how long it will be stored. You have a right to correct (rectify) the record of your personal data maintained by Bell if it is inaccurate. You may request that Bell erase that data or cease processing it, subject to certain exceptions. You may also request that Bell cease using your data for direct marketing purposes. When technically feasible, Bell will—at your request—provide your personal data to you or transmit it directly to another controller.

Reasonable access to your personal data will be provided at no cost upon request made to Bell at Robert Nelson at rgnelson@bellflight.com. If access cannot be provided within a reasonable time frame, Bell will provide you with a date when the information will be provided. If for some reason access is denied, Bell will provide an explanation as to why access has been denied

Access to Your Personally Identifiable Information: Once you have established a Profile through this website, you will have online access to correct or update the information it contains, at any time.

Safeguards 
Bell uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to safeguard your Personally Identifiable Information against loss, theft, and unauthorized use or modification. This includes any credit card information that you may provide in order to pay the registration fee. Our site uses a combination of encryption technology and authentication to protect your Personally Identifiable Information. As long as the web browser you are using supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), your information will be submitted to us with a high level of security. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. It is also important for you to help protect against unauthorized access by signing off of our Site each time you finish using the Site.

Bell has obtained assurances from its third party agents that they have similar practices in place.

Child Privacy

Because of the nature of our business, our products and services are not designed to appeal to minors, and therefore we do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children. Our terms and conditions of use require that any registration may only be made by those age 18 or older and that any product or service purchases may only be made by those age 18 or older. If we have reason to believe that information is being provided by a child under the age of 18, Bell will not collect the information without parental consent or parent notification, which will include the opportunity for the parent to prevent the use of the information or to prevent the child's participation in the activity. Without parental consent, online information will only be used to respond to an unsolicited request and for no other purposes. We recognize that protecting children's identities and privacy online is important and that the responsibility to do so rests with both the online industry and with parents.

No Contract
This Privacy Statement does not constitute a contract between Bell and any supplier or potential supplier.

Changes to This Policy
As our business changes, this Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers is expected to change from time to time, and we reserve the right to change it at any time. The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers in effect at the time of use. The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or statements regarding our privacy practices with respect to this Site. We may email periodic reminders of our notices and terms and conditions and post any changes to the Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers to our Site. We encourage you to check our Site frequently to see the current Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect and any changes that may have been made to them.

Website Terms of Use
In addition to the Privacy Policy above, your use of this site is also governed by the Textron Inc. website Terms of Use which are provided here for your review.  By using this site and submitting any information to it, you agree to abide by these Terms of Use as published.

HOW TO CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS POLICY

 

To contact us regarding any questions about this Policy or to register a complaint with Bell or a data protection authority, please contact the Robert Nelson: 817-280-5083 or rgnelson@bellflight.com