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Treatment of Personal Data and Financial Information Privacy Policy
RKB Bearing Industries ("RKB Bearing Industries", "we" or "us"), which includes RKB Bearing Industries SA's subsidiaries and branches, is aware that you may wish to be informed about how any personal data and financial information ("Data") that you may send via the Internet to the RKB Bearing Industries Web Site ("Web Site") is treated. Accordingly we have developed this Privacy Policy ("Policy") to explain all our reasonable precautions to keep your Data secure.

This Web Site may include hyperlinks to other Web Sites that are not operated or controlled by RKB Bearing Industries ("Third Party Sites"). This Policy only applies to this Web Site and RKB Bearing Industries is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of Third Party Sites.

This Policy may be updated and we therefore invite you to consult this Policy from time to time in order to familiarize yourself with any changes. The last paragraph of this Policy indicates when the Policy was last updated.

The terms of this Policy are without prejudice to any contractual terms you may enter into with us, which will take precedence over the terms of this Policy.

Data Transfer to RKB Bearing Industries and Trans-border Data Flow
Please be aware that the Internet is generally not regarded as a secure environment, and that Data sent via the Internet can be accessed by unauthorized third parties, potentially leading to disclosures, changes in content or technical failures. Data sent via the Internet may be transmitted across international borders even though both sender and receiver are located in the same country. Therefore, your Data may be forwarded to a country with a lower data protection level than exists in your country of residence.

RKB Bearing Industries accepts no responsibility or liability for the security of your Data whilst in transit via the Internet to us. In order to protect the privacy we would like to remind you that you may choose another means of communication with us, where you deem it appropriate.

In specific situations, RKB Bearing Industries provides an encrypted communication transfer for your Data (e.g. e-banking service), but this will be specifically indicated.

Processing of Data by RKB Bearing Industries and Use for Marketing Purposes
RKB Bearing Industries does not collect personally identifying Data from this Web Site except when specifically and knowingly provided by you. In the latter case, subject to any applicable local laws, we may use your personal information to market products and services we believe might be of interest to you.

RKB Bearing Industries may use session specific cookies or web bugs to obtain non-personal information Data regarding your use of this Web Site including IP address and session number. This Data will be collected primarily for purposes of administering or compiling demographic information, and of monitoring usage and performance of this Web Site. We may also use such cookies to facilitate your movement within this Web Site (e.g. remembering passwords during the session and recording any country of residency selection you may have made).

You may disable web bugs by disabling the javascript in your browser within the security settings. However, once javascript is disabled the site may not function correctly. You may also set your browser in order to disable any cookies that may be used by RKB Bearing Industries: Netscape 6.0: (1) Task Bar (2) Edit (3) Preferences (4) Advanced (5) Cookies; Netscape 7.0: (1) Edit (2) Preferences (3) Category column (on the left hand side) (4) Privacy & Security (5) Cookies (6) Disable cookies (7) OK; Internet Explorer 6.0: (1) Tools (2) Internet Options (3) Privacy (4) Custom Level (5) Advanced (6) Override automatic cookie handling - Accept, Block or Prompt; Internet Explorer 5.0 or 5.5: (1) Tools (2) Internet Options (3) Security (4) Custom Level (5) Cookies option - Accept, Disable, or Prompt.

Data Security
Within RKB Bearing Industries your personal Data will be transmitted and stored in a protected environment (e.g. firewalls). We undertake to take all reasonable steps in order not to allow your personal Data to be seen by any third parties other than those, which have been engaged by RKB Bearing Industries to provide services to you. We will only disclose your Data to other third parties, if compelled to do so for legal or regulatory purposes.

We may store Data in locations other than your country of residence. In such cases RKB Bearing Industries will endeavour to ensure that there are adequate levels of protection for your Data taking into account applicable legal and regulatory requirements, including those relating to banking secrecy and data protection.

For further information please read our Legal information.

This Policy was last updated in December 2008.