Effective and last modified: January 1, 2020
At Kao USA Inc. we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it.
This notice covers all personal information collected in the use of this website, as well as any other websites or applications on which it is posted. If in any case our privacy practices differ from those
explained in this policy, we will let you know you at the time we ask for or collect your information.
Personal information, or personal data, means any information
about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data), which we can use for any purpose.
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal information about you which we have grouped together as follows:
We do not direct our websites to minors, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under
13, do not use or provide any information on this website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13 please contact us using our Contact Us page.
4. How we collect personal information about you
We use different methods to collect information from and
about you including through:
voluntarily provide information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experience with our products, and contact preferences
Our websites use automatic data collection technologies to
distinguish you from other website users. This helps us deliver a better and more personalized service when you browse our website. It also allows us to improve our websites by enabling us to:
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection
Depending on which website this notice is posted on, we may
use Google Analytics to provide certain analytics services for us. More
On some of our websites, we use Adobe Analytics (a service available from the web analysis provider Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited (“Adobe”), to 1) help us measure the performance of
We do not respond to or honor “do not track” (a/k/a DNT) signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
6. How we use your personal information
We use your information to provide you with products, offer you services, communicate with you, deliver advertising and marketing, and to conduct other business operations, such as using information to improve and personalize your experiences. Examples of how we may use the information that we collect include:
7. Disclosure of Your Information
We may share non-personal information without restriction. We may share your personal information with:
To investigate suspected violations of any law, rule or regulation, or the terms or policies for our website.
8. Interest-Based Advertising
Our websites may integrate technology of trusted advertising partners (third-party companies) that allows the recognition of your device and the collection of information about your browsing activity in order to provide advertisements about our products and services likely to be of greater interest to you. In particular, these partners collect information about your activity on our websites or websites owned by other companies to enable us to show advertisements for our
products and/or service to you on third-party websites or apps.
We may share data, such as technical identifiers derived from
your registration information on our websites or our CRM system with our trusted advertising partners. This allows them to link your devices or browsers and to provide you a seamless experience across the different environments used or likely used by you.
Our partners may use non-cookie technologies on which browser
settings that block cookies might have no effect. Your browser may not permit you to block such technologies. For this reason, keep in mind that you can block the collection and use of information related to you by advertising companies for the purpose of serving interest based advertising by visiting the following platforms of self-regulatory programs of which those companies are members:
Some content or applications on our websites may be served by
third parties, content providers and application providers including the following:
Our websites make available the option for you to use “plugins” that are operated by social media companies. If you choose to use one
network before visiting. By interacting with a plugin when you are on our websites (for example, clicking the Facebook “Like” button), you are intentionally transferring information to that social media company. Further, if you are logged into a social media website when you visit our websites, then you are directing us to share your data with the social media company that owns the plugin.
We may use the following plugins on our websites:
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, and SnapChat.
c. Third-party links. Our websites may contain links to other sites, which we do not control. Those websites have their own privacy policies and terms.
10. Your Rights and Choices
Your rights may vary depending on where you are located. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information.
where we collect your contact information or, if presented with the option to opt-in, do not opt-in. If you have an account with our website, you may be able to log in and check or uncheck relevant boxes. If you do not have an account, you can adjust your preferences by contacting us as set forth below in the Contact Us section. You may also opt-out of further marketing communications by replying to any promotional email we have sent you or following the opt-out links on that message. This
opt-out may not apply to information provided to us as a result of a product purchase, warranty registration, product service experience or other transactions.
11. Data Security
The security of your personal information is very important to us. We
use physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards designed to protect your personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain
parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password
confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to take care when providing information in public areas of our websites like message boards, which any website visitor can view.
12. Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, you can view our Privacy Notice for California Residents.
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. At this time, we do not engage in this type of disclosure.
13. Nevada Privacy Rights
Nevada residents have the right to opt out of the sale of certain "covered information" collected by operators of websites or online services. We currently do not sell covered information, as "sale" is defined by such law, and we don't have plans to sell this information.
15. Contact Us