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HITACHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AMERICA, INC.
PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ANY PORTION OF THE HITACHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AMERICA, INC. WEBSITE

Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. (the "Company") has created this policy to protect your online privacy while you use its website. Please read this privacy policy in its entirety in order to understand all of the practices and procedures the Company follows relating to online privacy. This privacy policy may change from time to time, and any changes will be posted on this page so check back periodically to review any changes.

Scope

This privacy policy applies to the Company website and to any personal information collected by the Company. It is designed to inform you of when, why, how and for what purpose the Company collects personal information from visitors to its websites. It is also designed to inform you about the types of information that is collected about you at the Company's websites. Finally, it is designed to inform you about our use of personal information collected at Company websites and to whom access to such personal information may be given. Our privacy policy is also designed to inform you about how you may access, amend, or delete personal information collected by the Company and how you may limit the Company's use of your personal information.

On occasion, the Company's websites are connected by "hyperlinks" to other companies' websites. Please note that the Company is not responsible in any way for the privacy practices of other websites and suggests that you review the privacy policies of those other companies' websites before using them.

What types of personal information does the company collect?

Generally, personal information includes a person's full name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact you. While the Company does not collect personal information from you when you merely browse our websites, at the Company's websites, you may be asked to provide to the Company personal information in connection with the Company's online programs by filling out an online registration form. If you choose to register with the Company at its websites, some of the information that the Company may collect from you is public information which is readily available in public directories such as name, address and telephone number. Other types of information that the Company may collect from you is not currently found in publicly available directories such as your e-mail address. The types of personal information that the Company currently collects through an online registration form include: site name, your name, job title, street address, country, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address. Our server does not automatically record personal information. Such information can become known to the Company via its websites only when you voluntarily submit it. No information is collected without your express consent.

How does the company use your personal information?

The Company stores personal information collected at its websites in a secure database. Personal information collected by the Company is used to fulfill your requests for information regarding the Company's products and services, and to contact you about the Company's products and services. When you provide personal information to the Company, you are asked to consent to the Company's use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.

A few select employees at the Company have access to your personal information for monitoring, marketing, demographic, and promotional purposes as well as to assist us in customizing the content of our websites to provide information that may be of interest to you. Except as otherwise described in this privacy policy, the Company does not disclose personal information to any third parties. The Company may share your personal information with other companies when: (1) it is necessary to provide your personal information to another company that assists us in providing you products, services or information, (2) the Company is required to provide your personal information by law, court order or legal process, (3) the Company finds that your actions on one of its websites violates the Company's terms of use agreement to which you agree by using a Company website, or (4) the Company sells or otherwise transfers your personal information in connection to a successor of the Company or any subsidiary or division of the Company in connection with an asset sale, merger, consolidation, divestiture, stock sale or other corporate transaction, or by way of assignment (whether by operation of law or otherwise) in connection with any such or similar transaction or in connection with the administration of a bankruptcy estate.

What about cookies?

Hitachi uses cookies*1 and Web beacons *2 to make it more convenient for you to use the site3, and to better inform you about our products and services.

A person can refuse to receive a cookie, or can display a warning message when receiving a cookie by changing the setting of a web browser. For more details, please see the instructions of the web browser you are using. Moreover, a person can reject a Web beacon by setting the browser to refuse the receipt of a cookie. Please note that by doing so you may not be able to use the all or part of the Company’s  website.

Glossary

*1 Cookies: Means information exchanged between a web server that controls a web site and a web browser that a person uses. Cookies may be saved as files in the disk of a person's PC. If you use a cookie, the web server can track and record information about which web pages the particular computer visits.

*2 Web Beacons: Mean technology that functions with a cookie to check how many times a person accesses a particular page.

However, neither Cookies of Web Beacons allow the Company to identify a person unless that person has entered their personal information while visiting the web site

Opting-out

You may opt-out of having your personal information retained by the Company at any time, even after having granted the Company your consent to collect personal information by the Company by e-mail at info@hitachimed.com, informing the Company of your desire to opt-out, or by clicking on the hypertext link on the registration form located on the registration pages of our websites and following the opt-out instructions. Please note that in certain instances it still may be necessary to send you notices or other product even though you opted-out.

Accessing your personal information once given

You may inquire at any time about the accuracy and completeness of your personal information and its use and disclosure. Users of the Company’s website may update, amended, or correct any personal information, or request that the Company delete any personal information from the Company's database. To do so, simply e-mail the Company at info@hitachimed.com, or write to the Company at 1959 Summit Commerce Park, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087, attention: Marketing Communications Specialist. On each e-mail you receive from the Company, you will be given the opportunity to change, modify or delete information which you have previously provided to the Company and you will also be given the opportunity to unsubscribe, thereby removing your e-mail address permanently from the Company's mailing list.