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Privacy Notice & Legal Notes

Privacy Notice

Last Updated: 11/19/2020

This website (the "Site") is provided by thyssenkrupp Steel North America, Inc., (hereinafter, "thyssenkrupp," is dedicated to protecting your privacy while you are using or accessing this website. This Privacy Notice applies solely to this thyssenkrupp Site. Please note that thyssenkrupp has many affiliate companies, many of whom have their own dedicated sites, this Privacy notice does not apply to those sites. Once you enter another web site, via a link provided on the Site or by other methods, thyssenkrupp is no longer responsible for the privacy practices of the linked site. You should review the privacy statements of those web sites as posted on the individual web sites. thyssenkrupp reserves the right to collect use and user statistics from the Site. Use and user statistics will be used to track information such as visitor interests, which may be used to enhance and improve the Site in the future; however, such use and user statistics do not include personally identifiable information. Generally, no personally identifiable information is tracked or collected on the generally accessible portions of the Site, unless you voluntarily provide such information to thyssenkrupp via web forms on the Site.


We only process your personal information when we have a lawful basis to do so. For purposes of this Privacy Notice, “personal information” is defined as information that identifies, or can be used to identify, an individual. We collect personal information from individuals visiting our website as further described in this Privacy Notice.

Our legal bases for processing your personal information include your consent, fulfilment of a contractual obligation, and where we have a legitimate interest to process your personal information, provided that our interests do not outweigh your individual rights and freedoms. Our legitimate interests include:

  • Investigating, preventing, and protecting against fraud, security risks, threats to you and others, and violations of this policy;
  • Verifying your identity;
  • Protecting and defending our rights and properties, including intellectual property;
  • Complying with laws and regulations that apply to us, as well as responding to requests from law enforcement or government authorities or as otherwise required by law;
  • Improving your experiences with our products and services;
  • Understanding and improving our, user experience, and customer relationships; and
  • Enabling our business operations.

Where we rely on your permission to process your personal information, you have the right to change, withdraw, or withhold your consent.

Personal Information Collection

We collect personal information that you choose to share with us, as well as information provided directly by your browser or device when you visit our website. The personal information we collect will vary depending how you interact with the Site.

Contact Us
When you contact us via the website, we ask for your first and last name, email address, company name, phone number, and state. We will also collect the content of your message, which will include any additional information you choose to share with us, and ask you to specify the type of request you are submitting. Please do not share with us more personal information than necessary to make your request.

We collect this information when you initiate contact with us for the purpose of responding to your communication.

Please note that when you apply for a job via the Site, you will be redirected to thyssenkrupp’s parent company’s website, and this Privacy Notice will not apply to the personal information you submit for that purpose. You should review the privacy notice applicable to that website, available here.

Personal Information Collected from Web-Based Technologies

When you interact with our web-based platforms, we automatically collect information from your browser and device.

Browser or Device Information
We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your device type, IP address, cookie information, your web traffic (the websites you come from and go to from a thyssenkrupp website), and your engagement with certain pages and features of thyssenkrupp websites. We collect this data for the following general purposes:

  • Promoting and improving services
  • Contacting you

We also collect your IP address(es) for the purpose of analyzing website trends, administering the site, and tracking user movement for aggregate usage analysis. This website usage information enables us to provide our users with an ever-improving site, service, and general offering. Except where you have provided consent for us to use your identifiable personal information, we only use anonymous, aggregate data that cannot be used to identify you individually for our analytics research.

thyssenkrupp use HTTPS cookies to collect information about you and your activity on thyssenkrupp websites. “Cookies” are small files placed on your computer by your browser and are often used to make websites work, as well as provide information to the website operator. This information will be retained only for the duration and in the manner permitted by law and in accordance with the sections below of this Privacy Notice entitled “Your Privacy Rights” and “Storage and Disposal of Personal Information.”

thyssenkrupp uses this information to remember you on thyssenkrupp websites and to enhance your experience with thyssenkrupp websites. For example, if you return to a thyssenkrupp website, cookies will recognize you. You have the ability to decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. If you decline or disable cookies, please note that certain functionalities of our website may no longer work. To learn more about cookies, visit

Personal Information Use

How we use your personal information will depend on how you interact with thyssenkrupp and the personal information you have shared with us.

Respond to Your Requests
We use your personal information to respond to your requests, including your communications, questions, and applications for employment.

Enhance Website and User Experience
We use the information regarding the use of our website to analyze and administer the site and track user movement for web analytics purposes. This website usage information enables thyssenkrupp to provide you with an ever-improving thyssenkrupp, services, and general offerings. Except where you have provided consent for us to use your identifiable personal information for our analytics research, we only use anonymous, aggregate data that cannot be used to identify you individually.

Meet Legal Obligations
In certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal information to law enforcement, as part of court proceedings, or as otherwise required by law. We will only share the information we are required to disclose by law and only when we are required to do so.

Security and Fraud Prevention
When necessary, we will use your personal information, including email communications, to preserve the security of thyssenkrupp, systems, and personal information in our control. If necessary, we will also use your personal information to investigate possible fraud, to identify violations of this Privacy Notice and our terms of service, and to prevent any attempted harm to our users.

Personal Information Sharing and Disclosure

We share your personal information when you have granted us permission to do so, when it is necessary to fulfill our obligations to you, or when it is in the legitimate interest of our business to do so, provided that our interests do not outweigh your individual rights and freedoms.

Support Vendors
When necessary, we share your data with third-party vendors working on our behalf to provide specific business support services, website hosting and management, and providers of application programming interfaces (“APIs”) and other functions.

APIs are application program interfaces, and are a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. thyssenkrupp shares information with third party vendors and service providers only to the extent necessary to provide those APIs and services for which they are hired.

Website Analytics Companies
We share anonymous, aggregate information regarding visitors to our website with third-party website analytics companies. These companies use this aggregate data, which has been stripped of any personally identifying information about you, to provide us with insight regarding our web usage patterns. As we only share anonymous, aggregate data, this information cannot be traced back to you individually by either us or the website analytics vendors.

We use Google Analytics to provide us website usage and analytic reports, which necessitates us sharing your anonymous, aggregate data. You may choose not to share your data with Google by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, which instructs your browser not to provide your website usage data to Google Analytics. To opt-out of Google Analytics, visit to install the browser add-on.

Please note that installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on will only disable the use of Google Analytics and will not prevent data from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services.

Legal Requirements
As required by law, regulation, or legal process, we will share your personal information with government authorities, enforcement officials, or third parties as necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Security and Fraud Prevention Efforts
When necessary, we will share your personal information to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations or suspected violations of this Privacy Notice, our agreements or arrangements with you or other policies in effect from time to time to which you are subject, or as otherwise required by law.

Sale of Business
We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or its assets. In such event, your personal information will continue to be governed by this Privacy Notice.

Your Privacy Rights

Depending on your jurisdiction, you may be entitled to exercise certain individual rights. An example of a jurisdiction that provides individuals with privacy rights is California (California Consumer Privacy Act). To exercise any individual rights you may have, contact us as described in the “Contact Us” section of this Privacy Notice.

California Privacy Rights
We provide our California customers with specific rights regarding their Personal Information. The section describes the rights that you have under California law and explains how to exercise those rights. In the past 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information under California privacy law:

Category of Information Examples Collected
Personal Identifiers First and last name, email address, company, telephone number, address, online identifier, device identifier, internet protocol (IP) address Yes
Personal Information under California Customer Records Statute First and last name, address, telephone number. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories Yes
Protected Classification Characteristics Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information) No
Commercial Information Products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies Yes

We have disclosed the above information for business purposes to our affiliates, service providers, customers, and other users of thyssenkrupp websites as described in this policy.

No Sale of Personal Information

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have not sold and will not sell any personal information to non-affiliated third parties without your consent. We, also, have not and will not sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age to non-affiliated third parties without affirmative authorization.

Right to Know About Personal Information Collected, Used, or Disclosed

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection, use and disclosure of your Information over the past 12 months. Once we receive your request and verify your identity, we will disclose to you: (1) the categories of Information we collected about you; (2) the categories of sources for the Information; (3) our business or commercial purpose for collecting or disclosing that Information; (4) the categories of third parties with whom we shared that Information; and (5) the specific pieces of Information we collected about you in the preceding 12 months.

Right to Delete Personal Information Collected or Maintained

You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your request and verify your identity, we will permanently delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless a legal exception to deletion applies. In our response to your request to delete, we will specify the manner in which we have deleted your personal information or, if we must deny your deletion request, the basis for this refusal.

Right to Non-Discrimination for Exercise of Privacy Rights

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights by: (1) denying you goods or services; (2) charging you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties; (3) providing you a different level or quality of goods or services; or (4) suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

Exercising Your Rights

To exercise the rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:


thyssenkrupp AG
thyssenkrupp Allee 1
45143 Essen
Phone: +49 201 844-0
Fax: +49 201 844-536000

Data Protection Officer
thyssenkrupp AG
thyssenkrupp Allee 1
45143 Essen
Phone.: +49 201 844-0
Fax: +49 201 844-536000

Authorizing an Agent

You may designate an authorized agent to submit your consumer request on your behalf, so long the authorized agent has your written permission to do so and you have taken steps to verify your identity directly with us.

Verifying Your Request

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify your identity or authority to make the request. You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period.

To verify your identity, we ask that you to provide us with the following information when you submit your request: (1) first name, (2) last name, and (3) phone number or email. We will use the above information to verify your identity. Depending on your type of request or the information requested by you, we may require additional information to verify your identity and fulfill your request.

California law also requires that we disclose how we respond to “do-not-track requests” from our users. At this time, we do not currently respond to “do-not-track” requests from our users’ browsers.

Other Important Information

Cross-Border Data Transfers
thyssenkrupp is located in the United States. If you choose to use the website from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing. Privacy and security standards in the U.S. may be lower than those in your country of residence. By providing your information, you hereby expressly consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.

Third-Party Links
Site may contain links to websites and content owned or operated by third parties. We sometimes provide links to other websites and means of being involved with us on social media. We do not make any representations, warranties, or endorsement of these website or their privacy policies and practices. You should carefully review the privacy information for a third-party website before providing personal information to these third party websites.

This Privacy Notice applies only to this Site and not to any third-party websites.

thyssenkrupp uses administrative, operational, procedural and technical security measures in place and is in compliance with the reasonable standard of care in thyssenkrupp’s industry and applicable law designed to protect personal information.

We may share your personal information with third parties who provide us with products or services that require the sharing of your personal information and such third parties are required to comply with all applicable data privacy and protection requirements. Access to your information is limited to those who have a need for the information.

Data Retention
thyssenkrupp shall continue to store and use your personal information for as long as you continue to use the applicable thyssenkrupp websites. We reserve the right to permanently dispose of your personal information in a secure manner upon the earlier of the following:

  • The initial purpose for obtaining the personal information has been satisfied;
  • You exercise your right to be forgotten (if applicable) by requesting the erasure of your personal information; or
  • When required by law.

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Notice or thyssenkrupp’s collection, use, storage, or disposal of your personal information regarding this Site, please contact at You are also permitted to file a complaint with us or the appropriate data protection authority in your jurisdiction. To file a complaint with us, contact us at

Children Under the Age of 13
thyssenkrupp websites are not intended for individuals under the age of 13. If you are under 13 you must have a parent’s or guardian’s permission prior to submitting information to thyssenkrupp. thyssenkrupp takes special care to protect the privacy of children under the age of 13 and encourages parents to actively participate in their child’s online activities. thyssenkrupp abides by the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other relevant laws, to the extent applicable. thyssenkrupp does not target and is not intended for children under the age of 13, and thyssenkrupp does not knowingly collect personal information from them. If thyssenkrupp discovers personal information from a child gathered through thyssenkrupp, thyssenkrupp will delete that data.

Privacy Notice Changes
This Privacy Notice may be amended at any time by posting a new version on the Site. thyssenkrupp may highlight with a pop-up or otherwise notify you of an amendment if the amendment is significant or is required by law. The new version will become effective on the date specified in the new version. By continuing to use the Site following the posting of a new Privacy Notice, you agree to be bound by the new version. If you do not agree to the new version, you should stop using the relevant thyssenkrupp websites.

Contact Information
Data Protection Officer
thyssenkrupp AG
thyssenkrupp Allee 1
45143 Essen
Phone.: +49 201 844-0
Fax: +49 201 844-536000

Legal Notes


Agreement between User and thyssenkrupp Steel North America, Inc.

This website (the "Site") is provided by thyssenkrupp Steel North America, Inc., (hereinafter, "thyssenkrupp," "we," "us," or "our") and is subject to these terms, conditions and notices and all modifications thereto, together with any documents the terms and conditions expressly incorporate by reference (collectively, the "Terms and Conditions of Use" or the “Terms of Use”). "You" and "your" refer to each company, supplier, or individual that uses this Site. The following Terms and Conditions of Use constitute a legal agreement entered into by and between by and between you and thyssenkrupp and governs your access to and use of any content, functionality and services offered on or through the Site, found on the Site’s homepage.

Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use carefully before you start using the Site, as these Terms and Conditions of Use implicate your legal rights, including with respect to your consent to mandatory arbitration (described in further detail below). BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS OF USE, CONDITIONS, AND NOTICES CONTAINED OR REFERENCED HEREIN, TOGETHER WITH ANY DOCUMENTS EXPRESSLY INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. You further agree to comply with all procedures, rules and policies established by us, and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including without limitation, the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 223, et. seq.). If you do not agree to these terms, you may not use this Site.

Unless otherwise indicated, use of this Site is for your personal and noncommercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Site. You may display and electronically copy, download and print hard copies of portions of the material from the Site solely for your own noncommercial use. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any such materials as a result of downloading such materials from the Site. Any other use of materials on this Site, including but not limited to the modification, reproduction, distribution, republication, display or transmission of the content on this Site, without prior written permission of thyssenkrupp is strictly prohibited.

This Site is offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with us and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Site. We may revise and update these Terms and Conditions of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the Site thereafter. You are expected to check this page from time to frequently so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you. We may prohibit or enjoin any conduct or use of the Site that restricts or prevents other users from using the Site, and we have the right to deny access to anyone we deem unfit to use the Site for any reason or no reason. Notwithstanding the above, we have no obligation to monitor the use of the Site, but we reserve the right to do so.


These Terms and Conditions of Use, as well as all content on the Site, are subject to change without notice. Furthermore, thyssenkrupp may discontinue or modify any aspect of the Site without notice or liability. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any such changes means that you accept and agree to them.


Copyrights and Trademarks

The entire content of the Site, including but not limited to text, design, graphics, interfaces, code and the selection and arrangement thereof is the sole and exclusive property of thyssenkrupp. Copyright thyssenkrupp Steel North America, Inc. All rights reserved. The thyssenkrupp name and all other trademarks, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks and property of thyssenkrupp Steel North America, Inc., or its affiliates or are used herein by permission of the owner. You may not use such marks without the prior written permission of thyssenkrupp.

Nothing within these Terms and Conditions of Use and this Site shall be construed as conferring any rights or licenses to any of our or any third party’s intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, waiver, or otherwise.

Prohibited Uses

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Site:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries);
  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise;
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any "junk mail", "chain letter" or "spam" or any other similar solicitation;
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate thyssenkrupp, a thyssenkrupp employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses associated with any of the foregoing);


  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Site, or which, as determined by us, may harm thyssenkrupp or users of the Site or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • Use the Site in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party's use of the Site, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Site;
  • Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Site for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Site;
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Site or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent;
  • Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Site;
  • Introduce any viruses, “Trojan horses,” worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful;
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Site, the server on which the Site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Site;
  • Attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack;


  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site.

Limitation of Liability



You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless thyssenkrupp, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use or your use of the Site, including, but not limited to, any use of the Site's content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms and Conditions of Use or your use of any information obtained from the Site.


This Site may contain links to Internet sites not under the control of thyssenkrupp. These links are provided solely as a convenience to users and therefore, you access them at your own risk. Any link provided on this Site is not an endorsement by thyssenkrupp of that site or any of its contents, products, or services contained or offered therein and is not to imply that thyssenkrupp has reviewed, is responsible for, sponsors, endorses, is affiliated with or associated with the linked site. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

These Terms and Conditions of Use and thyssenkrupp`s Privacy Statement, contained herein, are specifically not applicable to any linked site, and do not apply to other Sites owned or operated by the thyssenkrupp family of companies. Therefore, you should review the Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Statement of any linked site before submitting personal information.

You may not: (i) link to the home page of this Site; (ii) link to any internal pages of this Site; (iii) link directly to any graphics or files on this Site; or (iv) frame or mirror any part of this Site.


Except for personal information provided per the Privacy Statement, any information, material or communication, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, graphics or computer files of any type, submitted to thyssenkrupp is considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. thyssenkrupp is free to use, copy, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute and/or incorporate such into other works for any and all purposes, commercial or noncommercial.

Applicable Laws and International Users

Your use of this Site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Michigan, USA, without regard to its choice of law provisions. You agree by accessing this Site that jurisdiction over, and venue in, any legal proceedings directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this Site shall be in the state or federal courts located in the State of Michigan. thyssenkrupp makes no representation that materials in this Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the USA, and access to this Site from territories where the content is illegal is prohibited. Those who access this Site from locations outside the USA are solely responsible for compliance with all local laws.

Term & Termination Provisions

Terms and Conditions of Use may be modified or terminated by thyssenkrupp without notice at any time for any reason or no reason. The provisions relating to Copyrights and Trademarks, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Applicable Laws, Privacy Policy and Arbitration shall survive any termination.

Privacy Statement

thyssenkrupp is dedicated to protecting your privacy while you are using or accessing the Site. Our Privacy Notice, available on the homepage of the Site, is incorporated herein by reference. Please review the Privacy Notice, as your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to it.


thyssenkrupp Steel North America, Inc., at its own discretion may require any user of this Site to submit any disputes arising from the use of this Site or these Terms and Conditions of Use to final and binding arbitration under the International Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association.

Entire Agreement

The Terms and Conditions of Use and our Privacy Statement constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and thyssenkrupp with respect to the Site and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Site. The Site and these Terms and Conditions of Use are freely assignable by thyssenkrupp to any successor in interest of thyssenkrupp.

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