November 1, 2018
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Business Relationship – Access to information related to our business relationship or Mitutoyo America Corporation products on our websites and mobile applications may use your personal information. This personal information may facilitate your use of the websites or mobile applications. You may also choose to provide, or we may obtain, your personal information at trade shows or from our distributors. Managing our business relationship and executing marketing and sales activities are a legitimate business interests.
Careers – Individuals apply for jobs with Mitutoyo America Corporation through the Mitutoyo America website, third-party job posting sites, job fairs, or directly to the business locations. Often, third-party service providers maintain the information job seekers provide through this process. The information submitted by job seekers, such as name, contact details and any other information relevant to the application is used to evaluate their qualifications for employment and to contact them regarding possible employment opportunities. It is in our legitimate business interest to use this information in the selection process and to communicate with you, and it will be necessary to provide us with this information so that we can assess your application.
Job seekers may also choose to provide sensitive personal information such as gender or ethnic background. Providing this data is optional and not required to apply for a job with Mitutoyo America Corporation. Mitutoyo America Corporation does not consider this information in evaluating candidates’ qualifications for employment.
Contests, Sweepstakes, Promotions and E-Commerce – If you wish to participate in contests, sweepstakes, promotions or e-commerce activities related to Mitutoyo America Corporation, your name, contact details and payment details may be collected. If you provide another person’s information to us, you must first obtain appropriate consent from that individual prior to providing this information to us and in order for us to use this information in the manner indicated. Using your personal information to communicate with you and to process your requests and purchases is a legitimate business interest. When we process personal information to meet our legitimate business interests, we put in place robust safeguards to ensure that your privacy is protected. Mitutoyo America Corporation also ensures that its legitimate interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.
Contractual Obligations – If you are a vendor or a contractor, we may ask you to provide personal information such as your name, photo, contact details or business and financial details to establish and administer your account, process payments, and for compliance with internal and legal requirements. We use your information for this purpose so that we can comply with our contractual obligations to you.
Feedback – Submitting feedback on our websites is an option. If you choose to give us your feedback, we may ask for your personal information. We may also ask about your experience using our websites. Enhancing our website, evaluating the quality of our products or communicating with you about our products and services is a legitimate business interest.
Incidents and Allegations – When you provide information about an incident or allegation, detailed personal information including your name, contact details and any relevant information about the incident or allegation may be collected. We use these details to investigate and comply with any applicable company or legal requirement. We may transfer and disclose your information to third-parties as required in the course of the investigation or to comply with any legal obligation related to the information you provide.
Information Technology Security – We may collect personal information when detecting and defending against security threats in accordance with our legitimate business interests and our legal obligations. We use various IT tools to detect and defend against online security threats (e.g., attacks, viruses, malware, spam, phishing, malicious web content), to promote business continuity of our information systems and assets, and to maintain optimal performance of our IT systems. To ensure physical security of our facilities we may, where permitted under local law, utilize surveillance systems and/or location tracking while you are on Company property.
Other Uses of Information – We may use your personal information collected for internal general business purposes in accordance with our legitimate business interests. These purposes include, for example administration of our websites, data analytics, fraud prevention and compliance with our legal obligations, standards, policies and procedures (i.e., due diligence checks and sanction screening where applicable).
Information Collected by Automated Means
When you visit and interact with our websites and applications, we may collect “Other Information” that does not inherently reveal your specific identity, in order to learn how to best tailor our websites for our visitors. Examples of what Other Information we may collect and how we and third-party service providers may collect this information include:
Application Usage Data – When you download and use an application, we and our service providers may track and collect application usage data, such as the date and time the application on your device accesses our servers and what information and files have been downloaded to the application based on your device number.
Browser and Device Information – Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your computer type, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, Internet browser type and version and the name and version of the online services (such as the applications) you are using. We use this information to ensure that the online services function properly.
Cookies – Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer or mobile device that you are using. Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the online services, pages visited, referring URL, and other aggregated website traffic data. We and our service providers use this information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively, to collect statistical information, and to personalize your experience while online.
IP Address – Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) automatically assigns the computer that you are using an IP address. Whenever a user accesses the online services, an IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that you visited. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice. Collection is done automatically by many websites, applications and other services. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems and administering our online services. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address to understand from what regions of the world our website visitors come.
Physical Location and Mobile Location-Based Services – We may collect the physical location of your device if you have consented to us doing so, by, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower, Wi-Fi signals, or other technologies. We may use your device’s physical location to provide you with personalized location-based services and content.
If you have downloaded one of our applications, you may enroll to receive offers by agreeing to the use of technologies that enable us to collect information about your location through your mobile device’s Bluetooth or similar capabilities. We will collect this information if you opt-in through the application (either during your initial login or later) to receive the offers and by enabling these capabilities on your mobile device.
Sharing Your Information
Marketing Partners – In some cases, we may permit certain network advertising companies and publishers to collect personal information on our sites. In addition, our business partners may access personal information about you that we have combined with such business partners’ data. We may collaborate with our business partners to jointly send tailored promotional communications to you using the combined set of information. If you prefer not to receive these jointly sent communications, you can opt out by following the instructions included in any such communication.
Non-Personal Information – We may share non-personal information, such as aggregate user statistics, demographic information, and usage information with third parties.
Sharing With Your Consent – Our services may present you with the opportunity to opt in to receive information or marketing offers from third parties or to otherwise consent to the sharing of your information with third parties. If you agree to have your personal information shared, your personal information will be disclosed to the third-party subject to the privacy notice and business practices of that third party.
Automated Decisions About You
We may make automated decisions about you using your personal information in the following circumstances:
Mitutoyo America Corporation may use automated processing when evaluating large numbers of applicants for job vacancies. For these purposes, we request that you create a profile and answer some job-related questions to evaluate your skills as compared to the published job requirements. An algorithm may then be used to determine which candidates will be allowed to proceed to the next step within the selection process. We consider this data and process to be relevant because it will assist us to select the applicant most suitable for our vacancies. The outcome of the evaluation may have an impact on whether you are offered a role for the vacancy to which you have applied.
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Protecting Personal Information
In proportion to the sensitivity of the information, we maintain reasonable administrative, technical and/or physical safeguards and appropriate security measures to protect personal information from loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of the information you provide. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information, as no electronic data transmission or storage of information is completely secure. If an incident is reported affecting your information, we will investigate and comply with all required reporting obligations.
Retaining Personal Information
Mitutoyo America Corporation will keep your personal information for as long as we have a business relationship. Once our relationship has concluded, we will retain your personal information for a period of time that enables us to:
Maintain business records for analysis and/or audit purposes
Comply with record retention requirements under the law
Defend or bring any existing or potential legal claims
Address any complaints regarding the services
We will delete your personal information when it is no longer required for these purposes. If there is any information that we are unable, for technical reasons, to delete entirely from our systems, we will put in place appropriate measures to prevent any further processing or use of the data.
Changing and Accessing Your Personal Information
You may have certain rights regarding your personal information, subject to local law. These include the following rights to:
access your personal information;
correct the information we hold about you;
erase your personal information;
restrict our use of your personal information;
object to our use of your personal information;
withdraw your consent for us to use your personal information, if applicable;
receive your personal information in a usable electronic format and transmit it to a third party (right to data portability); and
lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority (if applicable).
Our services are generally not directed to children under 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 16 without parental consent. If you become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 16 without parental consent, please let us know so we can take appropriate action.
Mitutoyo America Corporation
965 Corporate Blvd
Aurora, IL 60502