Collectively, the terms below are referred to as the "Policy."
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this Policy.
HDS may in the course of business collect personal information, including personal data regulated by the EU Data Protection Directive, that is voluntarily provided by you. The potential uses of your personal information by HDS are outlined later on in this Policy. Our policy is not to share personal information with unrelated companies, except as provided for in this Policy, as necessary in connection with internal information processing activities, or to comply with applicable law. We recognize that your personal information is confidential and we take reasonable measures to protect your personal information while it is in our possession.
HDS may invite you to provide limited business-related personal information such as your name, title, company address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, and whether you are a current client or business partner. If you are applying for a position with HDS over the Site, you may be asked to submit information related to your qualifications for the position. HDS disclaims any legal duty to verify the accuracy of any personal information that you provide to HDS. Typically, HDS will ask for you to submit personal information including personal data for the following purposes:
HDS collects personal information for legitimate business purposes and to comply with HDS' legal obligations. In any instance where non-mandatory information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection.
HDS' intention is not to collect any sensitive personal information from you, including sensitive personal data as regulated by the EU Data Protection Directive. Depending on your location, sensitive personal information may include a number of types of personal information 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 information of this nature.
Personal information collected by HDS may be transferred to member companies of the worldwide HDS organization and the Hitachi family of companies, our business partners or third party service providers who are established in jurisdictions without comprehensive data protection laws. If you do not want your personal information to leave your home country, please do not provide your information to us. By providing your personal information to HDS, you explicitly consent to the transfer of your information outside of your country of residence.
There may be circumstances under which HDS may be legally compelled to disclose your personal information. These circumstances may include, among others, situations where disclosure is required by law 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 that information which is the subject of the official order or request.
HDS does not retain all of the personal information that we receive. Your personal information will be retained for as long as the information is required by HDS for our legitimate business purposes or to comply with legal requirements. When required by law, HDS will also take reasonable steps to rectify, anonymise or delete personal information that is inaccurate or incomplete, or which is no longer required to be retained by HDS.
You may also receive cookies from third parties we engage to help us provide the Sites.
As you might be aware, recent legislation in the European Union imposes obligations on websites to provide notification about and, in some cases, obtain EU residents' consent before using certain cookies. In this sense, HDS is working to implement the appropriate changes to comply with the applicable legal requirements where necessary.
When you provide your personal information to us via our Site, HDS ordinarily uses your personal information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we may use your personal information 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 information 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 control whether to receive marketing and unsolicited materials.
We may also collect details of your visits to our Site for system administration and to report aggregate information, such as Site traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data, the resources that you access, information about your computer and internet connection (such as IP address, operating system, browser type). This statistical data about our users' equipment, browsing actions and patterns is not intended to identify any specific individual.
HDS will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information 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 information 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 protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information.
Similarly, we ask that you do not provide us with information about third parties without their permission.
There are several places throughout the Site 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 and HDS assumes no responsibility for the information or other practices of a website that is accessible through HDS. We encourage you to review other website privacy policies before disclosing any personally identifiable information to them.
HDS respects your right to make your own choices about how your personal information 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 Site area or in communications to you or you may contact HDS at email@example.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 can not be lawfully processed.
HDS strives to ensure the accuracy of your personal information, as provided to HDS. Depending on the privacy laws in your country or state of residence, you may have the right to view, update, correct or delete personal information submitted to HDS, or to receive additional notification of changes in the use of your information. When personal information is retained, HDS undertakes to make reasonable efforts to maintain the accuracy of the personal information submitted by you.
HDS will respond to requests to access, update, correct or delete information pursuant to applicable law. Queries in this regard should be directed to HDS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits certain users of the Site who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosures of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you qualify to make such a request, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or a letter to our Privacy Officer at Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, 2845 Lafayette Street, Santa Clara, California 95050.
We have put in place technical and organisational procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you and to reduce the risk of loss, unauthorized access, misuse and alteration. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we work very hard to protect your personal information, we cannot guaratnee the security of your personal information transmitted over our Site.
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.
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.
We welcome your inquiries or comments about this Policy and any queries or concerns that you may have about the Site.
Please contact HDS at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the following address:
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
2845 Lafayette Street
Santa Clara, California 95050
Attention: Privacy Officer
This Policy was last updated on March 11, 2016.