SECURITY AND PRIVACY POLICY

At Konica Minolta, we respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we have set forth our security and privacy policy and practices. This Section lets you know how and for what purposes your personal information is being collected, processed and used. We pledge that we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is only used in ways that are in compliance with this Section.

  1. Use of Information. Information collected by Konica Minolta is used for three main purposes. First, we collect information to improve this Web Site by determining which of our areas, features, forums, products and services are most popular. Second, we collect information to personalize the experience of the users of this Web Site. For example, users of some of the features of this Web Site are required to create a User Account, UserID and password in order to access those features. Finally, we collect information to enable our User Account members to conduct transactions on this Web Site and to enable our users to participate in discussions, forums, discounts, contests, promotions, special offers, sweepstakes and/or other activities, as and when offered or available, from time to time.
  2. How Information is Collected.
    1. IP Address. Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer’s “Internet Protocol”, or IP address. When a user requests a Web page from the Konica Minolta Web Site, our Web servers automatically recognize that user’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our Web Site. We use this information to examine our traffic in the aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals. Our Web servers do not automatically record email addresses of users.
    2. Cookies. From time to time, Konica Minolta and/or its advertisers may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie, by itself, cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other Web Sites. A cookie, by itself, does not damage your system. We may use cookies to identify and keep track of those areas of the Konica Minolta Web Site that you have visited in the past in order to enhance your next visit to the Konica Minolta Web Site and in conjunction with keeping track of the items that you place in your shopping cart, if applicable. Our advertisers may also use cookies to ascertain how many times that you have seen an advertisement. We and our advertisers may use this information to better personalize the content, banners and promotions that you see on the Konica Minolta Web Site. You can choose whether or not to accept cookies by changing the settings of your Internet browser. If you choose not to accept these cookies, you may not be able to use some of the features on the Konica Minolta Web Site.
    3. Forms. Konica Minolta may collect information using forms for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, commercial transactions, registration of products, and customer service. Any form that collects sensitive information such as financial data will be secured and encrypted using Secure Socket Layers (SSL).
  3. Protection of Collected Information. When you place orders or access your User Account information, you will be in a secure server environment. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is reasonably protected against unauthorized access.
  4. Disclosure of Collected Information. In addition to those times or occasions on which Konica Minolta might utilize information of users that are discussed in the three main purposes above, Konica Minolta might also disclose information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to:
    • conform to the law or comply with a legal process served on Konica Minolta;
    • protect and defend the rights or property of Konica Minolta or a user of Konica Minolta Web Site;
    • identify persons who may be violating the law, to provide legal notice or enforce the rights of third parties; and
    • cooperate with investigations of allegedly unlawful activities.

    Konica Minolta uses reasonable precautions to keep the information that is disclosed to us secure. Konica Minolta reserves the right to transfer information in connection with the sale or other disposition of all or part of Konica Minolta’s business. As a subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., Konica Minolta also reserves the right to transfer information to other affiliates of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. Konica Minolta will not transfer data to companies other than Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. or its affiliates without your permission, except as discussed above. Furthermore, we cannot and will not be responsible for any breach of security by any third parties or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information that is disclosed to us.

  5. Parental Consent for Children’s Information. Konica Minolta will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about a child without first obtaining the consent of one of his or her parents or guardians. In order for a child under the age of thirteen (13) to use the Konica Minolta Web Site, that child’s parent or guardian must be present and participate in all stages of that child’s participation in and with the Konica Minolta Web Site. After giving consent, a parent or guardian will also have the option to review, change and/or delete a child’s personal information, revoke the consent and/or refuse to permit collection of further information about that child by giving Konica Minolta notice by email or postal mail, as provided at the end of this Privacy Policy. Konica Minolta will not, at any time, knowingly provide or release the personal information of any child under the age of thirteen (13), except when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to:
    • conform to the law or comply with a legal process served on Konica Minolta;
    • protect and defend the rights or property of Konica Minolta or a user of the Konica Minolta Web Site;
    • identify persons who may be violating the law, to provide legal notice or enforce the rights of third parties; and
    • cooperate with investigations of allegedly unlawful activities.

    Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, no Web Site operator may require, as a condition of participation in an activity, that a child under the age of thirteen (13) disclose more information than is reasonably necessary. Konica Minolta abides by this requirement.

    Konica Minolta will not knowingly rent or sell any personally identifiable information about a child under the age of thirteen (13) to anyone.

    Konica Minolta will not knowingly contact a child under the age of thirteen (13) about discounts, contests, products, promotions, special offers, sweepstakes and/or other activities or for other marketing purposes (although these items may be seen by a child on the Konica Minolta Web Site as an advertisement banner or similar Web page advertisement).

    IN NO EVENT MAY A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN (13) CREATE OR SET-UP A KONICA MINOLTA USER ACCOUNT IN HIS OR HER OWN NAME.

  6. Privacy Outside the Konica Minolta Web Site. The Konica Minolta Web Site may contain many links to other Web Sites. Konica Minolta is not and cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any of those Web Sites and advertisements of third parties. Other than under agreements with certain reputable organizations and retailers, Konica Minolta does not share any of the individual personal information that you provide to Konica Minolta with any of the Web Sites to which Konica Minolta links, although Konica Minolta may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable data with those other Web Sites. Please check with those Web Sites in order to determine their privacy policy and your rights thereunder.
  7. Updating and Changing Personal Information. You may update or change information related to your Konica Minolta account by accessing the Customer Service/Creating an Account section of this Web Site with your User Account and password.