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Privacy and Cookie Policy

Nitto values your privacy. Through this policy (the “Policy”), we want to correctly inform you on how Nitto handles personal data we receive through your use of our global Nitto website at www.nitto.com (the “Website”).

First and foremost, Nitto wants you to rest assured that we handle your personal data in a correct manner. We also aim to minimize the collection of personal data, while still assisting you in the best possible way.

Acceptance of the Policy – The use of this Website is subject to this Policy. By accessing and using this Website, you acknowledge having read and accepted, without any reservation, this Policy. As this Policy can be modified at any moment without prior notice, you are advised to regularly consult this Policy.

Data controller –The data controller which is responsible for the processing of any personal data through this Website is Nitto Denko Corporation, 1-2, Shimohozumi, 1-chome, Ibaraki City, Osaka, Japan (“Nitto”).

Collection – Personal data is collected when you actively provide us with such data, for example, by sending us an email or filling out a contact form on the Website. In case you fill in a form on our Website, Nitto will mention the purpose or allow you to mention the purpose. Furthermore, when you access and use our Website, our servers automatically collect certain personal data (see section ‘Cookies’ below).

Purposes – Nitto, as well as the Nitto entities with whom we share your personal data, use your personal data for the following purposes: (i) maintaining, customizing and improving the Website; (ii) providing you with information requested by you through this Website; and (iii) for promotional offers regarding Nitto’s products and services.

Legal Ground – The processing of your personal data by Nitto is based upon Nitto’s legitimate interest to promote, market and advertise its products and services (including through the Website), to engage with its customers (including through the Website) and to maintain, customize and improve the Website. Where you voluntarily and actively provide us with your personal data (such as when filling out a form on our Website), the processing is based upon your consent. Unless stated otherwise, you are not obliged (statutory, contractually or otherwise) to provide us with any personal data through this Website.

Disclosure – Nitto may disclose your personal data to other entities within the Nitto group. Nitto will not make your personal data available to third parties. Nitto may however disclose your personal data to third parties in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation or any request from law enforcement or intelligence agencies.

Retention - Nitto shall not keep your personal data longer than necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or as required by applicable law. Nitto will in any event erase your personal data at the latest twelve (12) months after the last use thereof, or after your information request has fully been completed (whichever occurs latest).

Transfer outside of the EEA – Nitto may transfer your personal data to entities within the Nitto group that may be located outside the European Economic Area (EEA), including in countries not offering adequate protection of personal data. If your personal data are being transferred outside the EEA, Nitto is committed to taking the necessary steps in order to ensure the protection of your personal data in accordance with this Policy. Such necessary steps will include putting in place appropriate contractual safeguards within the Nitto group. Please contact us if you’d like more information about the contractual safeguards applicable to your personal data.

Security - Nitto provides reasonable adequate physical and technical security measures to protect your personal data from being manipulated, lost, destroyed or accessed.

Data subject rights – You have the right to request from Nitto access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing concerning you or to object to the processing as well as the right to data portability. Additionally, where the processing of your personal data is based upon your consent (i.e., where you voluntarily and actively provided us with your personal data), you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, however, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Cookies – To keep our Website running smoothly, we might store small files on your computer which provide us with useful information (so-called ‘cookies’). You can opt out of the advantages of these cookies by adjusting your browser’s cookie preferences.

Nitto may use one or more of the following types of cookies:

  1. Necessary cookies
  2. Necessary cookies are required for the operation of the Website. These cookies are essential to make the Website work correctly. They include cookies that remember previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session. These cookies do not identify you as an individual. If you do not accept necessary cookies, it may affect the performance of the Website or parts of it.

  3. Functionality cookies
  4. Functionality cookies are used to recognize you when you return to the Website and to remember the choices you made to enable Nitto to personalize its content to you. The information the functionality cookies collect may include personally identifiable information that you have disclosed. If you do not accept functionality cookies, it may affect the performance and functionality of the Website and may restrict access to its contents.

  5. Analytical/Performance cookies
  6. Analytical/performance cookies allow Nitto to recognize and count the number of visitors and help Nitto understand how visitors interact with the Website by providing information about, among others, the areas visited, the time spent on the Website and any issues encountered. This helps Nitto to improve the way the Website works. Performance cookies do not identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.

  7. Advertising/targeting cookies
  8. Advertising/targeting cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. Nitto will use this information to make the Website and the advertising displayed on these sites more relevant to you and your interests. The advertising cookies may be used to deliver targeted advertising and to help Nitto measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. Nitto may also share this information with third parties (including advertisers) for this purpose. Most advertising cookies track users via their IP address and may collect personal data.

Nitto uses the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expiration time Type of cookie
_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account. 0 [Necessary Cookies]
_gat_UA-23684663-6 This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. 0 [Performance Cookies]
CK-SERVERFARM-TCP443-1 For Load Balancer Persistence(http) 30 min [Persistent cookie]
fontsize jQuery Cookie One month [Persistent cookie]
JSESSIONID Website session ID control At termination of
browser session
[Session cookie]
visitor_id##### This is a cookie pattern that appends a unique identifier for a website visitor, used for tracking purposes 10 years [Targeting cookie]
AWSALB For AWS, sticky session 7 days
AWSALBCORS For AWS, sticky session (Chrome80) 7 days
__utma This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners. 2 years
__utmb This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor. 0
__utmc This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie. 0
__utmt This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes 0
__utmz This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months
_gid This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics to store and update a unique value for each page visited. 1 day
_ga This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. 2 years
test_cookie For Doubleclick (Google), Googles real time bidding advertising exchange. 0 [Targeting cookie]
IDE For Doubleclick (Google), Googles real time bidding advertising exchange. 2 years [Targeting cookie]
YSC YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites 0 [Targeting cookie]
GPS YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites 0 [Targeting cookie]
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos 0 [Targeting cookie]
fr Facebook, used for targeted advertising. 0 [Targeting cookie]
Pardot For Pardot, a marketing automation platform which provides lead generation services to businesses. 0 [Targeting cookie]
lpv273872 For Pardot, a marketing automation platform which provides lead generation services to businesses. 0 [Targeting cookie]
visitor_id To count visits for Google Analytics & Pardot (Marketing Automation) &
i-search (Site search engine)
10 years [Targeting cookie]
AP User Insight (Analytics tool) to measure the unique browser 6 years [Targeting cookie]
__ulfpc User Insight (Analytics tool) to measure the unique browser
for smartphone
2 years [Targeting cookie]

Google Analytics Cookies - Nitto also uses Google Analytics cookies to evaluate the use of our Website and the needs of its visitors.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. Nitto does not collect or store your name or address, so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

If you want to learn more, please visit Google Analytics at https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.

Changes to the Policy – Nitto may change this Policy at any time. Any changes to this Policy will become effective when we make the revised Policy available through the Website. Your continued use of the Website following such changes means that you accept the revised Policy.

Contact – If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form.

Version – 13/7/2018

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