Kao USA Inc. Commitment to Data Privacy Protection
Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to Kao USA Inc.; therefore, we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data Kao USA Inc. may collect, how Kao USA Inc. uses and safeguards that data and with whom we may share it.
Through our Web sites, Kao USA Inc. will collect only the personal data about you (e.g. your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address), that you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g. by registration, survey), respectively, provide your consent to..
Purpose of Use
When you do provide us with personal data, we usually use it to respond to your inquiry, process your order or provide you access to specific information or offers. To support our customer relationship with you:
We may store and process personal data and share it with our worldwide affiliates (both in and outside of the EU) to better understand your business needs, learn how we can improve our products and services, or we (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data to contact you about brand communication and inform you about relevant KAO enterprise group information..
If you choose not to have your personal data used to support our customer relationship (especially direct marketing or market research), we will respect your choice. We do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties, except to Kao USA Inc. affiliates.
You do, of course, at any point in time, have the right to change your data, whether it be a guest registration or online registration information.
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Kao USA Inc. will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied by you online only for the purposes disclosed to you, unless the disclosure:
Communications or Utilization Data
Through your use of telecommunications services to access our Web site, your communications data (e.g. Internet protocol address) or utilization data (e.g. information on the beginning, end and extent of each access, and information on the telecommunications services you accessed) are technically generated and could conceivably relate to personal data. To the extent that there is a compelling necessity, the collection, processing and use of your communications or utilization data will occur and will be performed in accordance with the applicable data privacy protection legal framework.
Non-Personal Data Collected Automatically
When you access our Web sites, we may automatically (i.e., not by registration) collect non-personal data (e.g. type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the Web site from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We may use this data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to monitor the attractiveness of our Web sites and improve their performance or content.
Cookies - Information Stored Automatically on Your Computer
When you view one of our Web sites, we may store some data on your computer in the form of a "cookie" to automatically recognize your PC next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor a Web site to better match your interests or to store your password to save you having to re-enter it each time. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your computers hard drive, block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.
Kao will not knowingly collect personal data from children without insisting that they seek prior parental consent if required by applicable law. We will only use or disclose personal data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect a child. The definition of "child" or "children" should take into account applicable laws as well as national and regional cultural customs.
To protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access, Kao uses technical and organizational security measures. If Kao is using a service provider, the service provider is under contract to provide a comparable level of data protection.
On our website, plug-ins are integrated into Facebook, a social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You will be able to recognize the Facebook plug-in based on the Facebook logo, and/ or or the "Like Button" ("Like") on our side. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, you have a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers due to the plug-in. Facebook thereby obtains the information that you have visited our site via your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button, while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content from our website to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook pages to recognize that your Facebook account has visited our website. We want to point out that we, as the website provider, have no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data and/ or understanding of how Facebook uses the gathered information. For more information, please see the privacy statement of facebook under http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to be able to recognize your visit to our site Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.
According to the Facebook terms and conditions, your data will flow directly into your Facebook profile.