Privacy Policy

Kuraray Co. Ltd and its affiliated companies appreciate your interest in this Web site and other related or linked EVAL sites (Site). Your privacy is important and we want you to understand our practices with respect to gathering information from visitors to the Site and with respect to the uses we make of that information. Please check each portion or page of the Site that you visit. Certain portions or pages of the Site may contain changes to the Privacy Statement applicable to your use of that portion or page, for example, certain applications may request additional information from you.

Information and Uses - When someone visits the Site, our web servers automatically gather information that allows the site to communicate with the visitor's computer during the visit. We also track such information as the number of visits to the site, which parts of the site visitors select, IP address (the Internet address assigned to your computer from your Internet Service Provider), domain type, browser type (e.g., Netscape or Internet Explorer), date and time of day. We use those types of information for statistical purposes that help us design and administer the Site. Those types of information do not disclose Personal Information that would permit us to identify or locate individual visitors.

Privacy concerns focus on Personal Information, that is, information that could identify a specific individual such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers. If during your visit you personalize the Site or submit other information to us, you may provide us with Personal Information. We may collect and use that Personal Information to provide you with products or services, to bill you for products and services you request, to market products and services which we think may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you for other purposes.

As explained below in the section on Dissemination of Information to Third Parties, we do not distribute or sell Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of allowing them to market their products and services to you; moreover, as explained in the Opt Out/Modify Information section, we will undertake to remove your Personal Information from our database within a reasonable time in such a way that you will not receive future communications from us. If you notify us that Personal Information previously submitted to our site is no longer accurate, we will make appropriate corrections.

Information Placed on Your Computer - We may store some information (commonly known as a "cookie") on your computer when you look at or use the Site. This information facilitates customizing your use of the Site and ensures that you do not need to re-enter your details every time you visit it. You can erase or block this information from your computer if you want to. (Your 'help' screen or user manual should tell you how to do this.)

Hyperlinks - This site has links to sites that Kuraray Co. Ltd does not own, control or maintain. We cannot be responsible for their privacy policies and practices and we make no representations or warranties about the privacy practices of those sites. Similarly, we cannot be responsible for the policies and practices of any site from which you linked to our Web site. We recommend that you check the privacy policy of other sites and contact the operator if you have concerns or questions.

Dissemination of Information to Third Parties - Communicating via the Internet and sending information, products, and services to you by other means necessarily involves your Personal Information passing through or being handled by third-parties, but Kuraray Co. Ltd does not sell or distribute your Personal Information to third parties for purposes of allowing them to market their products and services to you.

We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. They have access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

Personal data collected by Kuraray Co. Ltd. may be transferred among its various divisions and affiliated companies, around the world which may involve transfer from countries within the European Economic Area to countries outside the E.E.A. By submitting data on the Site, the visitor is providing explicit consent to these transfers, including transborder transmission of data covered by this Privacy Statement.

Sensitive Information - Kuraray Co. Ltd. does not seek any sensitive information from visitors to our Site, unless legally required to do so, for example, in connection with recruiting or hiring. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. However, if you do provide such information, Kuraray Co. Ltd. accepts your explicit consent to use that data in the ways described in this Privacy Statement or in the ways described at the point where such information is disclosed.

Opt Out/Modify Information - You can request the removal of your Personal Information from our database so you will not receive future communications by sending a letter or e-mail to the addresses listed below under Company - Contact Us. You can also modify your Personal Information that we have previously gathered by sending such a letter or e-mail.

Conditions of Use, Notices and Revisions - If you choose to visit our Site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Statement and our Legal Notice, including any limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes and application of law provisions. We reserve the right to change this statement at any time without notice.

Contacting Kuraray Co. Ltd. - If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact:

 

EVAL Europe
Attn: Marketing Department
Haven 1053 - Nieuwe Weg 1
B-2070 Zwijndrecht (Antwerp)
BELGIUM