This Privacy Statement applies to the online information gathering and data sharing practices of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. ("Toshiba") for this Web Site only and does not apply to other Toshiba affiliates or our parent company, and such entities may have their own privacy policies.
Your privacy is important to Toshiba. This statement provides you with information about the type of personally identifiable information that is gathered and tracked through this website, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared. In general, you can visit Toshiba on the web without providing any information about yourself. However, there might be times when we may need information from you or we obtain information about you when you or others provide us with such information.
Collection of Personal Information
We may collect your name, address, e-mail address, domain name, phone number, user IDs and passwords, billing and transaction information, credit card and other personally identifiable information about you ("personal information") and the products or services you purchase or obtain from us. This information is collected, in general, from information you provide to us through this website when you purchase our products or services, when you complete a registration card, through your survey responses or rebate forms, and through your filling out and submitting web forms requesting information from Toshiba.
Access to Your Information and Opting Out
If you registered on our site to receive our newsletters, you may change your email address and newsletter preferences on our Subscription Center page by providing your email address. If you have made a purchase through this website and set up an account, you may view your account information and make changes to certain information (for example your password or billing address) by logging in at the "My Account" page and providing your username and password. You may opt out of receiving our newsletters or other marketing information from us by changing your preferences on our Subscription Center page, by unsubscribing using the link on any email you receive from us, or by replying to an email you receive from us and putting the word "unsubscribe" in the subject or body of the email. If you opt out of receiving our newsletters or other marketing information, we may still send you certain types of communications, such as product updates for your registered products, transactional or legal notification emails, warranty related communications and we may respond to requests from you by email. If you opt-out through one of these methods we will try to process your request within ten business days.
Use and Sharing of Personal Information
We do not sell your personal information. We may use your personal information to process your transactions, to contact you about products you have purchased, inform you of product and service opportunities that may be of interest to you, to conduct market research regarding Toshiba products or services, to customize the content of our web site for you, to support and enhance our communications with you, or for other business purposes We may share your personal information within the Toshiba family of companies for business purposes and with other companies who provide marketing or other services on our behalf and at our direction, but we do not permit them to use your information for their own direct marketing purposes. We may share your personal information outside of the Toshiba family with companies that perform marketing or other services on our behalf and at our direction. We may engage third parties to help deliver Toshiba ads, offers and other online communications. These companies may collect and use information about you to help us better understand the effectiveness of our offers, promotions and types of advertising that appeal to our customers. Third party service providers and suppliers that are providing services for us are required to keep confidential the information received on behalf of Toshiba and are not to use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for us. We may enhance or merge your information collected online with other information you provide us through other sources including but not limited to product registration, call centers, rebate programs, sweepstakes, or surveys, or data from third parties for purposes of marketing products or services to you.
We may share personal information if the disclosure is done as a part of a purchase, transfer or change of control of our services or our assets (e.g., in the event that substantially all of our assets are acquired by another party, personal information may be one of the transferred assets).
We may also share personal information in connection with law enforcement, fraud prevention, and other legal action, or if Toshiba reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to protect Toshiba, its customers or the public.
Cookies and Various Technologies
We use technology to help us deliver customized visitor experiences and understand trends and patterns.
We may engage third parties to collect non-personal information using "cookies" and/or other industry standard technologies (e.g., clear GIFS) to generate statistics or measure and analyze website activity in order to improve Toshiba web functionality and deliver content specific to you and to better manage advertising of our products. The collected data also helps us determine which product, service or support information may be appropriate for you and to help us maintain an efficient shopping experience for you. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a "cookie" or to turn off "cookies" completely. If you do so, however, some areas of our site may not function properly.
Toshiba protects the quality and integrity of your personal information in accordance with commercially reasonable standards. We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving credit card numbers to help us keep your information secure. If you would like to make a purchase, but do not want to provide your credit card information online, you may contact a sales representative over the telephone.
You should be diligent about maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and your account information. If you notice any inaccuracies in your personal information, please contact us immediately. While Toshiba strives to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
Third Party Web Sites
This Toshiba Site contains links to other third party web sites that are not operated by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party web sites. The information practices of those third party web sites are not covered by this Privacy Statement. Other Toshiba co-branded web sites may also operate under their own privacy and security policies.
Toshiba does not seek to collect personal information about children through its Web site. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide any personally identifiable information to us through this website.
Notification of Changes
From time to time, we may choose to change our privacy practices and this Privacy Statement. We will notify you of material changes to the Privacy Statement by posting a revised Privacy Statement at this Web Site. We recommend that you check back at this Web Site on a periodic basis to review the then current Privacy Statement.
Questions regarding our privacy statement
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or our privacy practices, please contact us at: email@example.com. This Privacy Statement is effective as of September 22, 2008.