Kikusumi 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.
This Policy applies, in general, to all internet sites operated by Kikusumi worldwide.
Web Site Privacy Statements
Although this Policy applies to all Kikusumi Internet Sites generally, each Kikusumi Internet Site has a different purpose and features. If additional or different disclosures are required with respect to a specific Kikusumi 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 Kikusumi Internet Site on which it is posted.
By using a Kikusumi 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 Kikusumi Internet Sites or Contact Kikusumi/Contact Us forms.
Limitations on the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
To the extent required by applicable law, whenever Kikusumi collects personal information on a Kikusumi Internet Site, Kikusumi will:
- provide timely and appropriate notice to you about Kikusumi’s data practices;
- 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 Kikusumi 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.
1. Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser
Kikusumi 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® or Netscape®). The information Kikusumi 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. Kikusumi 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
Kikusumi may obtain information about you by installing a “tag” on your computer’s hard drive. This tag is known as a “cookie.”
Some of the Kikusumi Internet Sites use “session cookies.” A session cookie is used to tag your computer with a computer-generated, unique identifier when you access a Kikusumi Internet Site. A session cookie does not identify you personally and expires after you close your browser. Kikusumi uses session cookies to collect statistical information about the ways visitors use its sites – which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page. Kikusumi analyzes this information (known as “clickstream data”) in statistical form to better understand visitors’ interests and needs in order to improve the content and functionality of Kikusumi sites.
Some Kikusumi 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, Kikusumi 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 Kikusumi 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 Kikusumi Internet Site, you may be unable to use all of the functionality of the site if your browser rejects Kikusumi’s cookies.
3. Information You Knowingly and Voluntarily Provide
Kikusumi collects information you knowingly and voluntarily provide when you use a Kikusumi 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.
Kikusumi 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, Kikusumi uses your e-mail address to deliver the e-mail alerts you request.
Kikusumi may also use the information it collects on Kikusumi 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 Kikusumi believes may be of interest to you. Kikusumi may also remove all the personally identifiable information and use the remaining information for historical, statistical or scientific purposes.
Kikusumi may share your personal information with other Kikusumi business units. When it does so, the other Kikusumi business units will use your 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.
Kikusumi may also share your personal information with third parties Kikusumi hires to perform support services for it. These third parties are required to use the personal information Kikusumi shares with them only to perform services on Kikusumi’s behalf and to treat your personal information as strictly confidential.
In some cases, Kikusumi may share your personal information with third parties which partner with Kikusumi to provide products and services to Kikusumi’s customers. When Kikusumi 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 Kikusumi 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 Kikusumi or a Kikusumi business unit; or (v) under similar circumstances. If such an event occurs, Kikusumi will take appropriate steps to protect your personal information.
Security of Personal Information
Your personal information will generally be stored in Kikusumi databases or databases maintained by its service providers. Most of these databases are stored on servers located in the United States and in Asia. To the extent required by law, if your personal information will be transferred outside your country, an appropriate notice will be provided.
Kikusumi maintains reasonable safeguards to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your personal information. Although Kikusumi 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, Kikusumi 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
Access to Personal Information
If you would like to have your personally identifiable information removed from Kikusumi’s database, please contact us and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within Kikusumi databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes; however, Kikusumi reserves the right, from time to time, to recontact former visitors to the site.
Retention of Personal Information
Kikusumi retains the personal information collected on Kikusumi Internet Sites as long as necessary to provide the services, products and information you request or as permitted by applicable law.
Children and Parents
Questions about this Policy or our Privacy Statements
Changes to this Policy and our Privacy Statements
Kikusumi 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 Kikusumi Internet Sites. Kikusumi also reserve 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 Kikusumi Internet Sites. If Kikusumi 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 Kikusumi Internet sites is posted.
Business TransfersKikusumi reserves the right to transfer any and all information that Kikusumi collect from visitors, or that Kikusumi otherwise collect concerning the Site, to a third party in the event of a sale or transfer of assets or of any portion of Kikusumi business.
Offline Vs. Online Practices
Please note that this Policy applies solely to Kikusumi’s online information-gathering and dissemination practices in connection with the Site, and does not apply to any of Kikusumi’s practices conducted offline, with the following exception: Kikusumi may merge information collected about you through offline means, such as product warranty cards that you return to Kikusumi, with data about you that is stored in our databases.