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Privacy Policy

We will never sell your personal data to anyone.

Hitachi Systems Security recognizes that your privacy is very important to us and commits to do our best to protect it. We adopt the current Privacy Policy to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation as well as the laws of the Province of Quebec and the laws of Canada. This Privacy Policy only concerns our web visitors and does not apply to information we collect from other sources (such as offline business networking or information obtained when performing contractual obligations). Please read our privacy policy in detail to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your information.

 

The collection of personal information

What information do we collect?

We collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information.

By “personally identifiable information”, we mean any information about you that can be used to identify you as an individual, such as your name, phone number, email address and your job title. Such information will be provided by you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, register to a webinar, respond to a survey, leave comments or fill out a form on our site.

By “non-personally identifiable information”, we mean statistical information about your visit to our website. We collect: (i) information about your computer, including your IP address, the type of operating system and browser you use, and your computer’s location; (ii) what pages you visit and what links you click on and (iii) what other sites you’ve visited recently.

 

Why do we collect your information?

We collect personally identifiable information so that we can provide you with the services which are requested or permitted by you. This includes:

  • To deliver email communications containing content and product offerings which you ask about or in which you are most interested in;
  • To administer a promotion, survey or discussions on our site;
  • To organize webinars;
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or product;
  • To show you personalized content and ads we think you will be interested in;
  • To follow up with you on upcoming events or offerings that we think may interest you;
  • To communicate with you by responding to your requests, comments, and questions.

We also collect personally identifiable information for the legitimate interest of our business. Specifically, collected personally identifiable information will be automatedly processed to help our sales department decide whom it will approach to.

We use the non-personally identifiable information to optimize your experience in visiting our website. See more details in our Cookie Policy. We also collect IP addresses to detect malicious attacks and ensuring the security of our system.

 

Duration, safety, and deletion

We keep the collected information about you as long as we need it to fulfill the purposes described in this policy. Your information will be removed from our systems when we will no longer deem it necessary to use it for the purposes described in this policy or if we deem the information as unnecessary for us to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations.

We pledge to protect your information with technical and organizational measures against the loss, misuse, and alteration of any information we receive from you.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. We regularly conduct malware scanning on our system to detect a malicious attack. We encrypt all information that you submit using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol. In case we detect a breach to your information which is likely to result in a high risk to your rights, we will notify you without undue delay regarding and communicate with you the nature and consequences of the data breach and measures we have taken or propose to take to address the data breach.

 

Data collection by third-parties

While visiting our website, your information will only be collected by third parties when you agree and opt-in the following circumstances:

  • We use cookies that permit our third-party partner, Google AdSense Advertising, to serve ads to you. We also use Google Analytics cookies to analyze how you use our website. The information generated by these cookies about you, including your IP address and browsing history, will be collected and stored by Google. See more detail in Cookie Policy.
  • We use Disqus as a platform for discussion in our blogs. When you publish your comments on a blog post using Disqus, you will be asked to sign up or log in through your social media account. Disqus and the social media features it uses will collect your personally identifiable information and your IP address, browsing history, and may set cookies to enable the features to function. Such information collection is governed by the privacy policy of Disqus and other social media companies which provide the features you use.
  • Our website contains buttons to direct you to contact or follow us on social media including LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter. Those websites may also collect your IP address, the pages you are visiting on our site, and may use cookies to enable such information collection. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policies of these social media companies.

When the third parties collect your information on their own behalf, we do not have access to the said information, and we do not ask for sharing of the said information with us without your explicit permission.

 

Transfers of information outside the EU for storage or processing

We use Salesforce and HubSpot to analyze the information we collect from you. And the information collected from you is stored and process in servers of Salesforce and HubSpot located in the United States. Salesforce and HubSpot have pledged to be compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. As Hitachi Systems Security is a multinational corporation and has five Security Operations Centers (in Canada, the United States, Japan, Mexico and Switzerland), we may transfer your information among our servers of the five centers when we deem it necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this policy. Wherever we store and process your information, we treat your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and we pledge to take technical and organizational to ensure that all information stored in our networks enjoys the same level of protection.

 

Disclosure of information with third-parties

We do not sell, trade, transfer or share your information with third-parties, except in the following circumstances:

  • When you have explicitly consented to the proposed sharing of information with third-parties. When proposing a sharing of information, we will provide you with the identity and the contact details of the third-party to which your information will be shared with, the purposes of the proposed sharing, the categories of your information that will be shared, and inform you of the possible risks of such information sharing and the safeguards provided by the third-party.
  • When we are required to disclose your information to comply with any applicable law, legal process or lawful requests by public authorities, including requests from national security or law enforcement authorities. We will take reasonable steps to notify you in the event that we are required to disclose your information to the extent we are legally permitted to do so.
  • When we reasonably believe that the sharing of information is necessary to protect the rights or vital interests of you or other users, or our legitimate interests. We will communicate with you about the identity and contact of the recipient of your information, the categories of your information that are shared, and the rights or vital interests of you or other users or our legitimate interests that we aim to protect, to the extent we are legally permitted and commercially reasonable to do so.
  • When we use third-party service suppliers, such as Google Ads (Google Ads Data Processing TermsGoogle Ads Data Processing Terms – Subprocessor Information), to collect and process information on our behalf. We require such third-party service suppliers to use your information only as necessary to provide services to us and to ensure the information is handled in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • We collect and share, with your permission, the information you provide in the registration form when you sign up to our webinars with our partners and affiliates that are involved in the webinar.
  • When Hitachi Systems Security becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets. We will ensure that the acquiring organization agrees to protect your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

Cookie policy and tracking technologies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser. They enable the website to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information, like your preferences, based on previous or current site activities. When you come back, the cookies allow the website to recognize you and respond appropriately.

 

What types of cookies and tracking technologies may the Hitachi Systems Security website generate?

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Session cookies

This type of cookies allows the website you are visiting to keep track of your movement as you view different pages so that you don’t get asked for the same information you have already provided to the site. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically when you close your web browser.

  • Persistent cookies

This type of cookies allows websites to remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future so to speed up or enhance your experience of services or functions of the website. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser cache or mobile device until you choose the delete them, and otherwise delete themselves at expiration.

  • Third-party cookies

This type of cookies is placed by our third-party partners such as Google Analytics. They gather browsing activity across multiple websites and across multiple sessions. They are usually persistent cookies and are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time period set in each third-party cookie.

 

How to turn off cookies

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. The following links are provided for you to understand these settings:

You may also use the Help options in your browser for more details about cookie settings.

For cookies generated by advertisers, in particular, cookies used by Google AdSense which serves ads on our site, you can turn off by setting preferences in the Google Ad Settings page. You can do this by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

 

What are the other tracking tools we use?

We use web beacons. Web beacons are clear electronic images that are used to keep track of your navigation through a single website or a series of websites. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are rendered invisible on web pages when you open a page.

You may use Ghostery or Privacy Badger to turn off the web beacons.

 

Purposes of using cookies and other tracking technologies

  • We use some technologies that are necessary to ensure the security, safety, and integrity of the website;
  • We use some technologies to remember your account and preferences as you visit our website over time;
  • We use the technologies that provide performance data on the functioning of our website in order to optimize your experience while visiting our website and to detect and gather reporting on bugs to help improve our website.
  • Marketing services: we partner with third-party service providers like Google Analytics to learn about what ads you see and click when you visit our website and to serve ads to you. These may include things such as:
  • Frequency capping, which limits the number of times a user’s browser or mobile device displays the same ad;
  • Attribution tracking, which estimates what advertising or marketing source brought someone to Hitachi Systems Security, or determines what marketing source led to actions like a visit;
  • Re-marketing, which shows relevant ads to an audience based on prior browsing patterns on Hitachi Systems Security;
  • Audience targeting, which refers to targeting advertisements to a large audience based on the audience’s known or inferred demographics; and
  • Cross-device recognition, which recognizes actions across multiple devices or browsers.

 

Some third-party service providers may provide information like demographics, cross-device information, or interest categories from a combination of sources that, while not identifying you personally, permit us to provide you with more relevant and useful advertising.

These technologies allow a partner to recognize your computer or mobile device each time you visit our website based on data like a cookie, your IP address, or device ID, but do not allow access to other personal information from Hitachi Systems Security. These third parties have their own privacy policies and are required to follow applicable laws and self-regulatory programs.

 

Your access to the information we hold about you

If you would like access to or obtain a copy of the information we hold about you, to withdraw your consent previously given to a particular type of data collection and processing, to change your information, to request a correction, to make a complaint about any processing of your information, or to ask any questions about how we may use your information, please contact our privacy expert, Vanessa Henri, at:

Hitachi Systems Security World Headquarters

955 Michèle-Bohec Boulevard, Suite 244
Blainville, QC J7C 5J6
Canada
T: +1 (450)430-9048

Or email [email protected]

Our privacy expert will deal with your requests or complaints and will respond to you within 30 days. If you are not satisfied with the way your complaint is handled, you may refer your complaint to Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec. If you live in the EEA, you may also file a complaint with your local data protection regulator. For the local data protection authorities within the EU, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.

 

Change to the Privacy Policy

Should we change our privacy policy, we will post the changes here. We will email all our registered users with changes that are significant. When required by law, we will obtain your consent to make those changes.

 

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy

Questions regarding Hitachi Systems Security’s Privacy Policy can be submitted to us by email at [email protected].