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Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation Privacy

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation (“Kyocera,” “we, “us”) shares your concerns about the protection of your personal information online.  This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) describes our practices regarding the collection and use of information through our websites, located at (collectively, the “Site”).  By using the Site, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Policy.  If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use the Site. Please note that Kyocera reviews its privacy practices from time to time, and that those practices are subject to change.  We ask that you bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of our Privacy Policy.  You can determine when this Policy was last revised by checking the “Last revised” legend at the top of the Policy.   To contact Kyocera about privacy issues, to report a violation of our Privacy Policy or to raise any other issue, please contact us.

This Policy is the sole authorized statement of Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation's practices with respect to the online collection of personally identifiable information and the usage of such information.  Any summaries of this Policy generated by third party software or otherwise (for example, in connection with the "Platform for Privacy Preferences" or "P3P") shall have no legal effect, are in no way binding upon Kyocera, shall not be relied upon in substitute for this Policy, and neither supersede nor modify this Policy.

The Information We Gather
Kyocera gathers two types of information about visitors to our Site:

(1)   Personally identifiable information
You do not have to provide personally identifiable information to use the Site.  However, particular services made available through the Site may require us to collect personally identifiable information from you. We collect such personally identifiable information only when you affirmatively provide it to us - for example, when submitting an inquiry form to the Site, or in connection with responding to employment opportunities posted on the Site. You may be asked to provide your contact information (including, for example, first name, surname, street address, email address, telephone number) and, when applicable, credit card information, in connection with your use of Kyocera services or if you choose to shop online.

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children (defined herein as minors younger than thirteen years of age) without obtaining parental consent. Kyocera does not control the acts of its visitors. All visitors should be aware that, when they disclose personally identifiable information in a bulletin board, chat room, guestbook or other forum, the information may be collected and used by others to send that person unsolicited email from other parties outside Kyocera. In the event that you encounter any Kyocera user who is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users, please contact us.

How We Use (and Do Not Use) the Information We Gather
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways Kyocera uses the information that it gathers. Keep in mind that, while Kyocera encourages all third parties involved – including but not limited to its affiliates and advertisers – to adhere to our policies regarding the privacy of our visitors and to otherwise handle personal information in a responsible manner, we cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received either from Kyocera or independently.

(1)   Non-personally identifiable information
Kyocera uses non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the Site. We use the aggregate data to provide statistical information based on this data to advertisers, affiliates and other current and potential business partners. We may also inform these third parties as to the number of people who have seen and clicked on links to their web sites. The Site contains links to other Internet web sites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites which may or may not be owned or operated by Kyocera. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites, including such sites' use of any information (such as IP number, browser type or operating system) collected when visitors to the Site click through links to those sites. Even though such information might not identify you personally, we strongly encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of those sites.

(2)   Personally identifiable information
Kyocera provides notice when personally identifiable information will be collected on the Site. Although you may not "opt out" of the registration process if you wish to use certain services on the Site, you may choose to "opt out" of receiving promotional materials from Kyocera and/or its affiliates, advertisers or other business partners. We will not release your credit card information to third parties unless necessary to complete a transaction between you and such a third party. If you decide that you would like to discontinue receiving promotional information from such third parties, please contact those third parties directly.

Kyocera limits its own e-mail solicitations to those customers who have not "opted out" of receiving such communications. The solicitations are limited in that they, among other things, will clearly indicate the originator of the e-mail and provide the customer with a method of "opting out" of receiving future communications of a similar nature. In addition, Kyocera may use individual data to "target" advertising — to decide which advertisements and sponsor messages to show to which members.

If you contact us through the Site, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and reserve the right to use your email address, and any information you provide in your message, to respond thereto. In addition, from time to time we may email important information regarding the use of the Site or services to visitors who have provided us with their email addresses. Because this information may be important to your use of the Site, you may not "opt out" of receiving these emails.

Kyocera works with third parties who provide services that may include, but are not necessarily limited to, website hosting, data analysis and email services. We reserve the right to share personally identifiable information with such third parties for the purpose of providing such services, and will seek to impose confidentiality obligations on such service providers.

Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to release information concerning any visitor when that visitor is in violation of our Terms of Use or other published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of partaking) in any illegal activity, and to release such information in response to court and governmental orders, civil subpoenas, discovery requests and as otherwise required by law. We also reserve the right to release information about our visitors when we believe in good faith that such release is required to protect the rights, property, safety or security of Kyocera, our visitors or the public, or to respond to an emergency.

If and when Kyocera sponsors promotions or sweepstakes, or third parties sponsor promotions or sweepstakes in conjunction with Kyocera, either Kyocera or the third party will post relevant privacy information in the official rules and/or registration area for the promotion or sweepstakes. That privacy information, to the extent it conflicts with this Privacy Policy, will govern that particular promotion or sweepstakes.

Kyocera has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of that visitor information which is under our control. Unfortunately, no security system, or system of transmitting data over the Internet, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result of the foregoing, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of our servers, the means by which information is transmitted between your computer and Kyocera's servers, or any information provided to us or to any third party through or in connection with the Site. You provide all such information at your own risk.

Changing or Deleting Personal Information.
If you would like to have your personally identifiable information removed from Kyocera'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 Kyocera 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, Kyocera reserves the right, from time to time, to recontact former customers or visitors to the Site.

Business Transfers
Kyocera reserves the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from visitors, or that we otherwise collect concerning the Site, to a third party in the event of a sale or transfer of assets or of any portion of our business.

Offline vs. Online Practices.
Please note that this Policy applies solely to our online information-gathering and dissemination practices in connection with the Site, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline, with the following exception. Kyocera may merge information collected about you through offline means, such as product warranty cards that you return to us, with data about you that is stored in our databases.

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation through the Contact Us page.

The Site and this Policy, © 2004 Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation.  All rights reserved.


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