The next sections explain how and when we collect Personal Data from you.
Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our site without telling us who you are. However, some services may require you to provide us with Personal Data. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any Personal Data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the site and for us to respond to your query.
The data collected through our website will be sent to Hamamatsu Photonics sales, communication and/or development departments. The data will be relayed to Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (HPK) and responsible affiliated company of HPK or the contracted distributors or service providers to be able to provide the best solution to the request, and the data may be used for marketing research and other marketing purposes in our company. The data will not be relayed to any other third party and not be used for any other purpose. The data will be stored for the time period necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.]
We will reveal a visitor's personal information without his/her prior permission only when we have reason to believe that the disclosure of this information is required to establish the identity of, to contact or to initiate legal proceedings against a person or persons who are suspected of infringing rights or property belonging to Hamamatsu or to others who could be harmed by the visitor's activities or of persons who could (deliberately or otherwise) transgress upon these rights and property.
We are permitted to disclose personal information when we have good reason to believe that this is legally required. Therefore, Personal Data may be disclosed to a third party if we are required to do so because of an applicable law, court order or governmental regulation, or if such disclosure is otherwise necessary in support of any criminal or other legal investigation or proceeding here or abroad.
Whenever we process Personal Data, we take reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Data is kept accurate and up-to date for the purposes for which it was collected. We will provide you with the ability to object to the processing of your Personal Data if such processing is not reasonably required for a legitimate business purpose as described in this policy or our compliance with law. In the case of electronic direct marketing, we will provide you with a method to opt out of receiving further marketing materials or with a method to opt in if required by law.
In accordance with GDPR, you have the right to access, modify, delete, and restrict handling or relocate (shift) your personal data to the management of other organizations without disturbing and be free from automated decision making and profiling - individuals can be against the risk that a potentially damaging decision is made without human intervention by sending an email or writing to <Inquiry Desk> provided below.
If you are dissatisfied with the processing of EU personal data of HAMAMATSU, you can make a complaint to your local supervisory authority in EEA member country, or the inquiry desk of our company. In addition, customers have the right to withdraw their consent at any time, and withdrawing the consent shall not affect the legitimacy of processing and transferring of EU personal data before withdrawing.
We only retain your personal data collected from a User for a limited period of time as long as we need to fulfil the purpose which we have initially collected it, unless otherwise required by law.
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To ensure the security and confidentiality of Personal Data that we collect online, we use data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewall and password protection.
In the course of handling your Personal Data, we take all reasonable precautions to keep your personal information secure and require any third parties that handle or process your personal information for us to do the same. Access to your personal information is restricted to prevent unauthorized access, modification or misuse and is only permitted among our employees and agents on a need-to-know basis.
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