Effective: January 1, 2023
Please take a moment to read this Policy to learn how we handle your personal information. If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact us using the contact information at the end of this Policy. By continuing to use our Websites you agree to the terms of this Policy.
This Policy covers only data collected through the Website, and through NEC’s marketing efforts. It does not cover any other data collection or processing, including, without limitation, data collection practices of other web pages to which we link, or data that we or our subsidiaries collect offline or through other websites, communications, products, or services that do not display a direct link to this Policy. Different or separate terms and privacy policies may apply to the solutions and services we provide to our commercial partners, enterprise clients, and customers; for example, we process data that our enterprise clients provide to us pursuant to our agreements with them, and such processing is governed by the applicable data processing agreements that we have entered with them.
How We Collect Information
We collect information from a variety of sources. The following are categories of sources from which information may be collected:
Information We Collect
The specific pieces of personal information that NEC collects, uses, and discloses depends on how you use our Websites and/or on our marketing efforts.
The categories of personal information we may collect on our Website include:
Though our marketing efforts (including trade show and product demonstrations), we may also collect the following categories of personal information:
In addition to the above categories, you may provide us with additional pieces of information when you fill in a form or communicate with us. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may combine various types of data that we collect, including data from our commercial partners, enterprise clients, customers, or other sources for use in an aggregated and anonymized manner.
How We Use Information
We use the data we collect for the following purposes:
Retaining Your Personal Data
Except as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law or regulation, to satisfy any legal or regulatory obligations, or to resolve disputes, we will retain your personal information (including the categories of personal information discussed in the sections above) for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it. In determining what constitutes an appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider applicable legal requirements, the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information, and whether those purposes can be achieved through other means.
Disclosures of Personal Information
NEC does not sell your personal information for money. However, we disclose the categories of personal information listed above with the following categories of recipients for the purposes outlined in this Policy:
Depending on your jurisdiction, applicable law may entitle you to certain rights and choices as it pertains to your personal information. Specifically, when the applicable laws become effective, if you are a resident of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, or Virginia you have the rights to know (including whether your personal information is sold or disclosed and the purpose, and with whom your personal information was disclosed), delete, access, and opt out of sale/share, and profiling of personal information. If you are a resident of California, Colorado, Connecticut, or Virginia you have the right to correct your personal information that is no longer accurate, current, or complete. If you are a resident of Colorado, Connecticut, or Virginia, you have the right to opt-in for us to use your sensitive personal information. If you are a resident of California or Utah, you have the right to limit the use and disclosure of sensitive personal information. If you are a resident of California, you also have the right to non-discrimination.
We do not use sensitive personal information for the purpose of inferring characteristics about you; notwithstanding any of the forgoing, if NEC discloses sensitive personal information, it would only be for the following enumerated reasons: to provide our goods and services, or as needed: to ensure security and integrity; to prevent fraud or illegal activity; for physical safety; for short-term, transient use, including for non-personalized advertising; to perform services on behalf of the business; and to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service or device owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance such services or devices.
Exercising Your Rights
In connection with our Websites or marketing efforts, we may ask you specifically whether you have objections against a certain kind of data use or disclosure. If you opt-out under such circumstances, we will respect your decision.
We reserve the right to deny your request if we cannot verify your identity. Where we deny your request in whole or in part, we will inform you of the denial, provide an explanation of our actions, and the reason(s) for the denial. Residents of Colorado, Connecticut, or Virginia may have the right to appeal requests that have been denied by contacting us at [email protected].
We will not restrict or deny you access to our services because of choices and requests you make in connection with your personal information.
Transmissions over the Internet are never 100% secure or error-free. While we take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, we cannot warrant the security of any information users transmit to us.
Children and Minors
We do not knowingly collect or use any information from children (we define "children" as minors younger than 15 years of age on our Websites. If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us using the contact information at the end of this Policy, and we will work with you to address the issue.
California's "Shine the Light" Law
If you are a California resident, you are entitled, once a year and free of charge, to request information regarding our disclosure, if any, of certain categories of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. Note: NEC does not sell or share personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes, as those terms are defined by the statute, without your consent or providing the option to opt-out.
If you have questions about your personal information or your rights under this policy, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or at the following address:
Customer Information Privacy Practices
c/o Legal Department
NEC Corporation of America
3929 W. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, Texas 75063