Olympus wants you to understand how and why Olympus collects, uses and discloses the personal information about you and your company, where applicable, on Olympus’ Web site. If you have additional questions or would like further information on this topic, please feel free to write to Olympus at http://reseller.olympusamerica.com. Olympus may update this policy from time to time, so please check this Policy periodically for changes.
PERSONAL INFORMATION OLYMPUS COLLECTS AND USES AT THIS WEB SITE
Olympus gathers information from you in order to provide you with superior service, communicate information that Olympus believes will be of interest to you and to administer Olympus’ business.
Olympus does not collect any personal information about you at Olympus’ Web site unless you choose to provide it to Olympus voluntarily. Olympus defines “personal information” as information that is unique to you, and might include your name, user name, email address, business address or phone number. Olympus will also collect information about your company if you choose to provide it. Generally, Olympus needs this basic information about you to set up your account, to administer Olympus’ business and to send you emails if you choose to receive them. If you encounter a screen or page that requests information you do not want to share with Olympus, do not enter the information and do not proceed with that screen or page.
If you do provide Olympus with personal information, Olympus will only use it for the purposes described where it is collected or to aggregate data in a manner that does not identify you, and Olympus will not sell, license, transmit or disclose this information outside of Olympus or its affiliates unless (1) you expressly authorize Olympus to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow Olympus’ trusted service providers or agents to provide services for Olympus, (3) in order to provide Olympus products or services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing or data aggregation services on Olympus’ behalf, or with which Olympus has joint marketing arrangements, (5) it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of Olympus or the merger of Olympus into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which Olympus is not the survivor, or (6) otherwise as Olympus is required or permitted by law.
If you are a California resident, you may ask Olympus to refrain from sharing your information (whether collected online or offline) with third parties for their marketing purposes. Please tell Olympus your preference by contacting Olympus as indicated in the "Contacting Us" section of this Policy.
OLYMPUS DOES NOT COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN
Olympus is strongly committed to preserving online privacy for all of Olympus’ Web site visitors, including children. This Web site is designed for use only by adults age 18 and older. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, Olympus will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13.
Olympus appreciates your questions and comments about Olympus’ Web site and welcomes your email messages to mailboxes listed on Olympus’ Web site. Olympus will share your messages with those within the Olympus organization who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. Olympus will keep a copy of your message until Olympus has had an opportunity to address your concerns. Olympus may archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it, but your email address will not be used for any other purpose.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
Olympus restricts access to personal information collected about you and information collected about your company, if applicable, at Olympus’ Web site to Olympus’ employees, its affiliates' employees, or others who need to know that information to provide services to you or in the course of conducting Olympus normal business operations. While no web site can guarantee security, Olympus maintains appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information and your company's information, if applicable, collected via the Web site. Olympus protects its databases with various physical, technical and procedural measures and we restrict access to such information by unauthorized persons. Olympus also advises all Olympus employees about their responsibility to protect customer data and Olympus provides them with appropriate guidelines for adhering to Olympus’ business ethics standards and confidentiality policies.
Olympus does not guarantee that any information you provide will not be intercepted by a third party during transmission over any public networks or otherwise. You bear the risk of communicating with Olympus electronically and Olympus is not responsible for any resulting loss or damage
THE RIGHT TO VERIFY THE ACCURACY
OF INFORMATION OLYMPUS COLLECTS
Keeping information accurate and up to date is important to Olympus. You can personalize your use of Olympus’ Web site by becoming a registered user and by doing so, Olympus is better able to assist you with your specific needs. Once registered, you can review and maintain your account information at anytime. Your account information is secure and is accessible by using a password that you select. Do not share your password with anyone.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
For your convenience Olympus may provide links to other web sites and web pages that Olympus does not control. Olympus cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of any Web sites or pages not under Olympus’ control and Olympus does not endorse any of these web sites or pages, the services or products described or offered on such sites or pages, or any of the content contained on those sites or pages.
USE OF “COOKIES” OR OTHER DATA COLLECTION TOOLS
A cookie is a piece of information which a web server may place on your computer when you visit a web site. Cookies are commonly used by web sites to improve the user experience and have not been known to transmit computer viruses or otherwise harm your computer. Many cookies last only through a single web site session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them.
Olympus’ cookies will track only your activity relating to your online activity on this Web site, and will not track your other Internet activity. Olympus’ cookies do not gather personally identifiable information.
You can decide if and how your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options in your browser. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain Olympus online products and services or Web site features.
Olympus may occasionally use other companies to set cookies on Olympus’ Web site and gather cookie information for Olympus. In some cases, Olympus may also use another company to operate web servers for Olympus’ Web site. Olympus uses the cookie information gathered by these companies in the same manner as stated above.
In addition to the information Olympus collects from cookies, Olympus also obtains information which you provide to Olympus online - or through other communication with Olympus. In some cases, Olympus retains both the cookie information and/or the information you provide to Olympus online. In other cases, Olympus only retains the cookie and/or online information you give Olympus if you request Olympus to do so for your use in subsequent sessions.
An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit Olympus’ Web site, Olympus may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. Olympus uses this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what regions of the world Olympus’ Web site visitors come. Olympus also may use this information to enhance Olympus’ Web site or to determine your eligibility to participate in promotions (such as one per IP address).
Certain pages on Olympus’ Web site contain "Web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.
VISITING OLYMPUS’ WEBSITE FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES
If you are visiting Olympus’ Web site from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States, where some of Olympus’ servers are located. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that Olympus takes steps to protect your privacy. By using Olympus’ services, you understand that your information may be transferred to Olympus’ facilities and those third parties with whom Olympus shares it as described in this Policy.
Olympus may change this Policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version of the Policy is reflected by the version date located at the bottom of this Policy. This Policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal right in or on behalf of any party.
If you have any questions about this Policy or would like to learn more about how Olympus protects privacy, please contact Olympus as directed on Olympus’ Web site.
Last updated: November 11, 2010.