Privacy Policy | Kitamura Machinery

 respects your right to privacy. This policy summarizes what personal information we may collect, and how we may use this information. This policy also describes other important topics relating to your privacy.

KITAMURA MACHINERY Global Internet Privacy Policy
This Global Internet Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes how KITAMURA MACHINERY protects your privacy when it collects personal information on KITAMURA Internet sites. As used in this Policy, the term "personal information" means information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us such as Company Name, First Name, Last Name, Phone Number, E-mail, Full Address.

This Policy applies, in general, to all internet sites operated by KITAMURA MACHINERY hereafter "KITAMURA Internet Site").

Web Site Privacy Statements
Although this Policy applies to all KITAMURA Internet Sites generally, each KITAMURA Internet Site has a different purpose and features. If additional or different disclosures are required with respect to a specific KITAMURA Internet Site, those disclosures will be provided on the site itself or in a separate web site privacy statement ("Web Site Privacy Statement") posted on that site. Each individual disclosure or Web Site Privacy Statement supplements and amends this Policy, but only with respect to the KITAMURA Internet Site on which it is posted.

Your Consent
By using a KITAMURA Internet Site or providing personal information, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Policy and any applicable Country or Web Site Privacy Statements.

If you do not consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Policy (and any applicable Country or Web Site Privacy Statements), do not use KITAMURA Internet Sites.

Limitations on the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
To the extent required by applicable law, whenever KITAMURA MACHINERY collects personal information on a KITAMURA Internet Site, KITAMURA MACHINERY will:

  • collect, use, disclose and transfer your personal information only with your consent, which may be express or implied, depending on the sensitivity of the personal information, legal requirements, and other factors; 

  • collect your personal information only for specific, limited purposes. The information KITAMURA MACHINERY collects will be relevant, adequate and not excessive for the purposes for which it is collected; 

  • process your personal information in a manner consistent with the purposes for which it was originally collected or to which you have subsequently consented; 

  • take commercially reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is reliable for its intended use and accurate, complete, and, where necessary, updated; 

  • not use your personal information for direct marketing purposes without giving you an opportunity to "opt-out"; and take appropriate measures, by contract or otherwise, to provide adequate protection for personal information that is disclosed to a third party.

Information Collected on KITAMURA Internet Sites and How It May Be Used
When you access and use a KITAMURA Internet Site, there are 3 ways KITAMURA MACHINERY may collect information about you:

1. Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser

KITAMURA MACHINERY collects information that is sent to it automatically by your web browser. The information typically includes the IP address of your Internet service provider, the name of your operating system (such as Macintosh® or Windows®) and the name and version of your browser (such as Internet Explorer® ). The information KITAMURA MACHINERY receives depends on the settings on your web browser. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.

The information provided by your browser does not identify you personally. KITAMURA MACHINERY uses the information to create statistics to help it improve its sites and make them more compatible with the technology used by our Internet visitors.

2. Information Collected by Placing a "Cookie" On Your Computer

KITAMURA MACHINERY may obtain information about you by installing a "tag" on your computer's hard drive. This tag is known as a "cookie."

Some KITAMURA Internet sites also use "persistent cookies." These cookies do not expire when you close your browser; they stay on your computer until you delete them. By assigning your computer a unique identifier, KITAMURA MACHINERY is able to create a database of your previous choices and preferences, and in situations where these choices or preferences need to be collected again, they can be provided by KITAMURA MACHINERY automatically, saving you time and effort. For example, after you make a purchase, if you decide to make another purchase, your shipping address will have been retained and will only need to be confirmed.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit a KITAMURA Internet Site, you may be unable to use all of the functionality of the site if your browser rejects KITAMURA MACHINERY' cookies.

3. Information You Knowingly and Voluntarily Provide

KITAMURA MACHINERY collects information you knowingly and voluntarily provide when you use a KITAMURA Internet Site, including, for example, the information you provide when you sign up to receive email alerts, when you complete a survey, or when you ask us a question or email us with feedback. In many cases the information is personal information.

KITAMURA MACHINERY uses this information for the purposes for which you provide it. For example, if you provide your e-mail address when you sign up to receive e-mail alerts, KITAMURA MACHINERY uses your e-mail address to deliver the e-mail you request.

KITAMURA MACHINERY may also use the information it collects on KITAMURA Internet Sites for various business purposes such as customer service, fraud prevention, market research, improving products and services, and providing you and your company with information and offers KITAMURA MACHINERY believes may be of interest to you, internal record keeping. KITAMURA MACHINERY may also remove all the personally identifiable information and use the remaining information for historical, statistical or scientific purposes. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

Sharing Personal Information
KITAMURA MACHINERY will not sell personal information collected from its Internet sites to mailing list brokers without your express consent.

KITAMURA MACHINERY may also share your personal information with third parties KITAMURA MACHINERY hires to perform support services for it. These third parties are required to use the personal information KITAMURA MACHINERY shares with them only to perform services on KITAMURA MACHINERY' behalf and to treat your personal information as strictly confidential.

In some cases, KITAMURA MACHINERY may share your personal information with third parties which partner with KITAMURA MACHINERY to provide products and services to KITAMURA MACHINERY' customers. When KITAMURA MACHINERY does so, it will require our business partners to use the personal information in a manner consistent with the purposes for which it was originally collected (or to which you subsequently consented) and only as permitted under this Policy, any applicable country or web site privacy statements, and all applicable privacy and data protection laws.

In certain, limited circumstances KITAMURA MACHINERY may share or transfer personal information to unrelated third parties. For example, we may provide personal information to a third party: (i) at your request; (ii) to comply with a legal requirement or court order; (iii) to investigate a possible crime, such as identity theft; (iv) in connection with the sale, purchase, merger, reorganization, liquidation or dissolution of KITAMURA MACHINERY or a KITAMURA MACHINERY business unit; or (v) under similar circumstances. If such an event occurs, KITAMURA MACHINERY will take appropriate steps to protect your personal information.

Security of Personal Information
Your personal information will generally be stored in KITAMURA MACHINERY databases or databases maintained by its service providers. Most of these databases are stored on servers located in Japan, the United States and Germany. 

KITAMURA MACHINERY maintains reasonable safeguards to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your personal information. Although KITAMURA MACHINERY uses security measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure, misuse or alteration, as is the case with all computer networks linked to the Internet, KITAMURA MACHINERY cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet and will not be responsible for breaches of security beyond its reasonable control.

Links to Third Party Internet Sites
KITAMURA Internet Sites may contain links to Internet sites that are not operated by KITAMURA MACHINERY. These links are provided as a service and do not imply any endorsement of the activities or content of these sites, or any association with their operators. KITAMURA MACHINERY does not control these Internet sites and is not responsible for their content, security, or privacy practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on web sites you visit before using the site or providing personal information.

Access to Personal Information
You may review, correct and update the personal information that you provide to KITAMURA MACHINERY by writing to us  or FAX +49.211.904.7916

Retention of Personal Information
KITAMURA MACHINERY retains the personal information collected on KITAMURA Internet Sites as long as necessary to provide the services, products and information you request or as permitted by applicable law.

Children and Parents
KITAMURA Internet Sites are generally not intended for persons under 13 years of age. KITAMURA MACHINERY does not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children on its Internet Sites except as permitted under applicable law. If your child has submitted personal information and you would like to request that such information be deleted from KITAMURA MACHINERY' records, you may do so by writing to us or FAX +49.211.904.7916

Questions about this Policy or our Privacy Statements
If you have any questions about this Policy or a country or web site privacy statement or KITAMURA MACHINERY' use of your personal information, please contact KITAMURA MACHINERY by writing to us or FAX +49.211.904.7916

Changes to this Policy and our Privacy Statements
KITAMURA MACHINERY reserves the right to update or modify this Policy, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Policy on KITAMURA Internet Sites. KITAMURA MACHINERY also reserves the right to update or modify our country or web site privacy statements, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised Privacy Statement on the applicable KITAMURA Internet Sites. If KITAMURA MACHINERY modifies this Policy or any Privacy Statement, the modifications will only apply to the personal information collected after the revised Policy or Privacy Statement on the applicable KITAMURA Internet sites is posted.