Privacy Policy - Europe

When you visit a website owned by Sokkia Corporation or its affiliates (jointly, "Sokkia") or use certain Sokkia products or services, Sokkia may obtain information about you. This Privacy Policy explains how Sokkia gathers and uses any such information.

What information does Sokkia collect?

You are under no obligation to provide any personal information to Sokkia. However the information Sokkia learns from customers helps us personalize and improve the experience at Sokkia's websites. If you don't provide such information, some features of Sokkia's websites may not be available to you.

Sokkia collects certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, Sokkia uses "cookies", and obtains certain types of information when your Web browser accesses a Sokkia website. We also receive and store any information you enter on a Sokkia website or give to Sokkia in any other way.

Sokkia may request and/or collect certain personal information from you; for example your name, address, email address, telephone number, etc., as well as information related to customer satisfaction surveys, customer purchasing habits, warranty information and/or other purchasing information or other information volunteered by you. Sokkia may also collect other technical information such as your IP address, MAC address, internet service provider, computer operating platform, web browser, and other similar information.

How does Sokkia use this information?

Sokkia may use this information for purposes such as:

  • personalizing your experience at our websites;
  • selectively sending you information that may be of interest to you;
  • contests and sweepstakes;
  • market research and on-line surveys;
  • contacting you about warranty, service and sales issues; and
  • automatic monitoring of statistical information to determine how Sokkia's web sites are being used.

In addition to the above, Sokkia will provide your personal information to the extent required in, or in connection with, any legal proceeding. Sokkia also releases account and other personal information when we believe such release is appropriate in conjunction with Sokkia's website Terms of Use and other agreements or to protect the rights, property or safety of Sokkia's websites, our users or others. This includes exchanging information with others for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

We currently do not knowingly collect or use individual identifying information from children under the age of 13, and we will not do so in the future without first obtaining verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian. Should a child whom we know to be under the age of 13 send individual identifying information to us, we will only use that information to respond directly to the child, seeking parental consent or to provide parental notice.

Does Sokkia share the information with third parties?

We do not sell your personal information to third parties. Sokkia may share personal information with business partners in order to improve your experience with Sokkia and for Sokkia's marketing purposes. Sokkia may share non-personal aggregate data about sales, customers, visitors to the site and related site information with third parties.

How do I stop Sokkia from contacting me via e-mail in the future?

If you have previously subscribed to one of Sokkia's mailing services and now you no longer wish to subscribe for such mailings, you may unsubscribe from such mailing lists on the same webpage where you subscribed. If for some reason, your efforts to unsubscribe were unsuccessful, or you still need assistance with regard to e-mails from Sokkia, please email Sokkia at stopcontact along with an explanatory message.

Does Sokkia own this information?

All opinions, ideas, suggestions, and other information submitted to, or learned of, at our web sites may be used by Sokkia, without any restriction and free of charge, and nothing contained in this policy shall limit or otherwise affect this.

What about Sokkia's links to other sites?

Sokkia's websites may contain links to other websites. Sokkia is not responsible for the content that may be on such linked websites or the manner in which such websites obtain or use your personal information.

Do Sokkia products collect information?

Certain Sokkia products collect diagnostic, location and usage data. If a Sokkia product collects diagnostic, location and usage data the license agreements associated with the products will include terms relating to the collection of such information.    The diagnostic, location and usage data that Sokkia may collect includes diagnostic, technical, location, usage and related information, including but not limited to, unique system or hardware identifiers, information about the particular product, computer, system, application software, peripherals, error codes, license status, company name and address, login information and product activity, which is used solely for the purpose of  providing and improving Sokkia’s  products and services, to facilitate the provision of software updates, product development, management and support and other services to the user (if any) related to the product, and to verify compliance with the terms of this applicable license agreement. To enable Sokkia’s partners and third party developers to improve their software, hardware and services designed for use with Sokkia products, Sokkia may also provide such information to those partners or third party developers. Such information is collected in a form that does not personally identify any individual use and only for the purposes described above.

Consent

By using the Sokkia website or in the case of a Sokkia product that collects information as described above, your acceptance of the relevant license terms and/or use of the subject product, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not disclose any individual identifying information through a Sokkia website and do not accept the terms of the relevant license terms and/or use of the subject product.

Will this Privacy Policy change?

Sokkia may change this policy from time to time, and such changes will be posted here, so please review this policy periodically. Your continued use of Sokkia's website following the posting of any changes to this statement shall mean that you have accepted those changes.