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Hitachi Data Systems has a simplified global contracting process to allow end-user customers to do business with Hitachi Data Systems subsidiaries worldwide. Hitachi Data Systems standard agreements are:

Warranty and Maintenance and Support Terms (WMS Terms)

Software License (standalone agreement for licensing software)

Software Trial Agreement (Software Marketing Trial License)

Training
Open Source Software in HDS Products

Hitachi Data Discovery Suite

Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere

Adapters

  • Hitachi Adapter for Symantec Enterprise Vault
HIPAA/GLBA
Privacy

    Hitachi Data Systems Corporation — Global Data Protection and Privacy Policy

    Collectively, the terms below are referred to as the "Policy."

    Hitachi Data Systems Holding Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively "HDS") are committed to taking reasonable steps necessary to protect your privacy. Once you choose to provide HDS with your "personal data" (any information by which you can be individually identified), HDS will endeavor to make sure it is only used in connection with your business relationship with HDS.

    However, by submitting personal data to HDS, you indicate that you consent to HDS' collection (including via our website) and use of your personal data as described within the scope of this Policy. Should you have questions regarding this Policy, feel free to email HDS at: privacy@hds.com

    HDS Privacy Mission

    HDS may in the course of business collect personal data that you voluntarily provide. The potential uses of your personal data by HDS are outlined later on in this Policy. Our policy is not to share personal data with unrelated companies, except as provided for in this Policy or as necessary in connection with internal information processing activities. We recognize that your personal data is confidential, and we will take all reasonable measures to protect your personal data while it is in our possession.

    Collection of Personal Data by HDS

    HDS normally only requests limited business-related personal data from you, such as your name, title, company address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers.  HDS disclaims any legal duty to verify the accuracy of any personal data that you provide to HDS.

    Typically HDS will ask for you to submit personal data for the following purposes:

    • Website registration and to permit access to restricted areas of our site
    • Customer relationship management
    • Supplier relationship management
    • Service and asset management
    • Purchase management
    • Marketing of products and services
    • Occupational health and safety
    • Workplace security and protection of personnel, assets and resources
    • Monitoring or demonstrating compliance with applicable legal or regulatory requirements, or with internal corporate mandates
    • Compliance with legal requirements imposed on any HDS entity, or to defend a legal claim

    It is HDS policy to collect personal data only when its collection is necessary for legitimate business purposes or to comply with HDS’ legal obligations. In any instance where non-mandatory information is sought, you will be notified at the point of collection.

    Sensitive Personal Data

    HDS' intention is not to collect any sensitive personal data from you. Sensitive personal data includes a number of types of personal data relating to: race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. We request that you do not provide sensitive personal data of this nature.

    Third Parties

    HDS will not sell, rent or lease your personal data to others.

    Unless we have specifically informed you, obtained your consent or are permitted or required to do so by the laws of the jurisdiction we operate in, we will only share the personal data you provide with business partners and third-party service providers who are acting on our behalf, and then only for the uses described in this Policy. HDS will take appropriate steps to ensure that its business partners adequately protect the confidentiality and security of your personal data.

    International Transfers of Personal Data

    Personal data collected by HDS may be transferred to member companies of the worldwide HDS organization or to our business partners or third-party service providers who are established in jurisdictions without comprehensive data protection laws. Where such transfers occur, HDS will take appropriate steps to adequately protect the confidentiality and security of your personal data.

    Legally Compelled Disclosure

    Despite HDS' commitment to protecting your personal data, there may be circumstances under which HDS may be deemed to be legally compelled to disclose your personal data. These circumstances may include, among others, situations where disclosure is required by laws applicable to HDS, or necessary to comply with an order of a court or governmental agency, export control, or necessary for matters of safety and security. In such cases, HDS will make good faith efforts to provide only information that is the subject of the official order or request.

    Data Retention

    HDS does not retain all of the personal data that we receive. Your personal data will be retained for as long as the information is required by HDS for our legitimate business purposes or to comply with legal requirements. HDS will also take all reasonable steps to rectify, make anonymous or delete personal data that is inaccurate or incomplete, or which is no longer required to be retained by HDS.

    Further Information on Our Web Site

    When you provide your personal data to us via our website, HDS ordinarily uses your personal data to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your personal data to update you on the benefits and features of HDS products and services and to provide you with information and material requested by you. From time to time, we may also use your personal data to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always do our best to give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such direct marketing or market research material. We will also follow internal requirements for avoiding the delivery of unwanted mail to you, such as allowing you to opt in, where applicable, before receiving unsolicited material.

    Cookies may be used on some pages of our website. cookies are small text files placed on your hard drive that assist HDS in providing a more customized website experience. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the site so that a user does not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits to that area. The use of cookies is intended to make navigation of our websites easier for you and to facilitate efficient registration procedures. Cookies also enable us to monitor individuals' use of our site for the purpose of continuing to improve its usefulness.

    If you are concerned about cookies, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. In most cases, you may refuse a cookie and still fully navigate our websites.

    There are several places throughout the HDS website that may link to other websites that do not operate under HDS privacy practices. HDS does not endorse or make any representations about them or any information, software, or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. When you link to other websites, HDS' privacy practices and this Policy no longer apply. HDS assumes no responsibility for the information or other practices of a site that is accessible through HDS. We encourage you to review other website privacy policies before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

    Your Choices

    HDS respects your right to make your own choices about how your personal data is handled. Should you choose to subscribe to mailing lists or any registrations and later decide to unsubscribe, we will provide instructions, on the appropriate website area or in communications to you, or you may contact HDS at privacy@hds.com .In addition, access to certain applications or services may involve particular uses, disclosure or transfer of the personal information being collected during registration for that application or service. If required under the laws of your country of residence, you will be notified of such intended uses, transfer or disclosure and asked to provide your consent. Failure to provide your consent where so requested may mean you will not be provided access to the applications or services for which your personal information cannot be lawfully processed.

    Accuracy, Access & Further Notification

    HDS strives to ensure the accuracy of your personal data as provided to HDS. Depending on the privacy laws in your country of residence, you may have the right to view, update or correct personal data submitted to HDS, or to receive additional notification of changes in the use of your information. When personal data is retained, HDS undertakes to make all reasonable efforts to maintain the accuracy of the personal information submitted and verified by you. HDS does not assume responsibility for verifying the information you submit. When practically possible, if HDS is informed that any personal data that it has collected about you is no longer accurate, HDS will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided. Queries in this regard should be directed to HDS at privacy@hds.com.

    Security

    HDS is committed to ensuring the security of your personal data. To prevent unauthorized access, misuse, disclosure or destruction, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate technical and organizational procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you.

    Sale of business assets

    In the unlikely event of a sale of HDS, an HDS business unit or an HDS affiliate, personal information held by HDS may be made available to a buyer or prospective buyers in order for them to evaluate any such purchase or to operate any parts of HDS' business.

    Modifications

    Subject to the legal requirements of your jurisdiction of residence for notice and consent, HDS reserves the right to modify or amend this Policy at any time to reflect changes in applicable laws or regulations, or changes in HDS practices or procedures.  Where conflicts exist between the terms and conditions of this Policy and applicable national data protection laws, the latter shall take precedence. This Policy is not intended to, and does not, provide rights beyond those that are prescribed by applicable national laws. The implementation date will be displayed at the bottom of this Policy.

    Contact Us

    We welcome your inquiries or comments about this Policy and any queries or concerns that you may have about the HDS website.

    Please contact HDS at privacy@hds.com or at the following address:

    Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
    2845 Lafayette Street
    Santa Clara, California 95050

    Attention: Don Hughes, EMEA General Counsel

    Implementation date

    This Policy was last updated on 28 April 2009.

Ethics
Trademark

    Hitachi Data Systems Trademarks

    The trademarks, logos, service marks (collectively "Trademarks") displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Hitachi, Ltd., HDS, its Affiliates or its respective owners. The following list may not contain an exhaustive list of all Trademarks currently registered or used by HDS in the United States and other countries. For the most up-to-date trademark information and inquiries, please contact the Hitachi Data Systems Legal Department.

    Hitachi, Ltd., Registered Trademarks

    • Hitachi
    • Hitachi (logotype)
    • Hitachi Data Systems
    • Hitachi Data Systems (logotype)
    • HiCommand

    Hitachi Data Systems Registered Trademarks.

    • Archivas
    • Essential NAS Platform
    • Hi-Track
    • ShadowImage
    • Tagmaserve
    • Tagmasoft
    • Tagmasolve
    • Tagmastore
    • TrueCopy
    • Universal Star Network
    • Universal Storage Platform

    Hitachi Data Systems Trademarks
    A-E

    • Dynamic Link Manager

    F-J

    K-O

    • Lightning 9900
    • Lightning 9980V
    • Lightning 9970V
    • NanoCopy

    P-Z

Terms Of Use

    Web Site Terms of Use

    Collectively, the terms below are referred to as the "Agreement."

    READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. BY USING OR ACCESSING THIS SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF USE ("AGREEMENT"), AND THAT YOU ACCEPT AND WILL BE BOUND BY THE AGREEMENT.

    1. COPYRIGHT NOTICE

    Copyright 1995-2008 Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    2. TRADEMARK NOTICE

    The trademarks, logos, service marks (collectively "Trademarks") displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of HDS, its Affiliates or respective owners. "Hitachi Data Systems", "Hitachi", "HDS", the Hitachi Data Systems logo, and "hds.com" are trademarks and/or service marks of Hitachi, Ltd., and/or Hitachi Data Systems. Please click on the Trademarks tab above for more information. Nothing contained on this Site should be construed as granting by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use the Trademarks displayed on this Site.Misuse of any Trademark or any content displayed on this Site is prohibited.

    3. LICENSE GRANT AND OWNERSHIP BY HITACHI

    • License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and until termination of the Agreement, Hitachi Data Systems grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to view or print the Content in this Site without alterations, for personal, non-commercial use only. This limited license does not apply to any media or platform other than that of the current Site.
    • Ownership. All Content on the Site is (and shall continue to be) owned exclusively by Hitachi Data Systems or Other Providers, and is protected under applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade dress, and/or other proprietary rights, and the copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such Content or any part of the Site is prohibited. Under no circumstances will you acquire any ownership rights or other interest in any Content by or through your Site Use.

    4.RESTRICTIONS ON USE

    a. Prohibited Acts. Concerning your Site Use or any Content, you agree not to:

    b. Commercial Exploitation. You agree not to reproduce or commercially exploit any Content in any form, other than as expressly provided in sections 3 and 6(d)

    c.Right to Regulate. You acknowledge that Hitachi Data Systems has the right, but no obligation, to monitor the Site and to disclose any Information necessary to operate the Site, to protect Hitachi, its subsidiaries, licensors, and customers, and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests. Hitachi Data Systems reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any Information on the Site, in whole or in part, for any reason.

    d.Law Compliance. You agree to comply with all governmental laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations (including unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising) regarding your Site Use.

    5. YOUR SITE USE ACTIVITIES

    6. SUBMISSIONS OF INFORMATION BY YOU

    When applicable, before submitting any Information to this Site, you agree to always check your license agreements (including software licenses) to make sure that you do not infringe the intellectual property rights of others.

    You agree that, by submitting any Information to Hitachi Data Systems, you grant Hitachi Data Systems a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license to (in any media now known or not currently known or invented) link to, utilize, use, copy, reproduce, distribute, adapt, perform, display, sublicense (through multiple tiers), exploit, and prepare derivative works of the submitted Information. By submitting Information to Hitachi Data Systems, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to grant such rights to Hitachi Data Systems.

    No Information you submit shall be deemed confidential. However, Hitachi Data Systems agrees to use your Information in accordance with its Privacy Policy (if any) applicable to personally identifiable user data.

    YOU RETAIN OWNERSHIP OF ANY COPYRIGHTS OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO ANY INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT TO HITACHI.

    7. APPLICABILITY, COOPERATION & INDEMNITY

    8. RESTRICTED RIGHTS & EXPORT CONTROLS

    9. LIMITED WARRANTY AND DISCLAIMER

    • DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS AND OTHER CONTENT PROVIDERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATION ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE CONTENT HEREON. THIS SITE, AND ACCESS TO ANY LINKED-SITE, IS PROVIDED TO YOU BY ALL CONTENT PROVIDERS "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE", WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ALL WARRANTIES BY HITACHI RELATING TO YOUR SITE USE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL NOT BE FREE OF INTERRUPTIONS, THAT THE INFORMATION HEREIN MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS, AND THAT THE SITE MAY BE UNAVAILABLE FROM TIME TO TIME. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR SITE USE AND SITE-RELATED SERVICES.
    • LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS OR ANY OF THE CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING DAMAGES FROM LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THE SITE, YOUR SITE USE, OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE AND/OR CONTENT IS TO CEASE ALL OF YOUR SITE USE. You may have additional rights under certain laws (including consumer laws) which do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, the exclusions or limitations in this Agreement that directly conflict with such laws may not apply to you.

    10. CONTACTING HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS

    Should you desire to contact Hitachi Data Systems, you may do so at: Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, 2845 Lafayette Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Phone: (408) 970-1000. E-mail: webmaster@hds.com.

    11. MISCELLANEOUS

    12. GLOSSARY

    The following terms, when used in this Agreement, shall have the following meanings.

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