Privacy

Privacy Policy

Showa Denko America Inc. (“Showa Denko America”) is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.
Once you choose to provide us personal information you can be assured that it will only be used to support your customer relationship with Showa Denko America. Throughout this Privacy Statement, personal information refers to any information that is unique to an individual, such as name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc. If you do share your personal information with us, you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with Showa Denko America.

Awareness

Showa Denko America provides this Online Privacy Statement to make you aware of our privacy policy, practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

What We Collect

On portions of our web site, you can register to access the non-public areas of this web site. The types of personal information collected at these pages are name, professional affiliation, and contact information.

In order to tailor our subsequent communications to you and continuously improve our products and services (including registration), we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experience with our products, and more detailed contact preferences.

How We Use It

Showa Denko America uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, to communicate back to you, to update you on service and benefits, and to personalize our web sites for you.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such direct marketing or market research contact. We will also follow local requirements, such as allowing you to opt in before receiving unsolicited contact, where applicable.

Who We Share It With

Showa Denko America will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will only share the personal data you provide online with other Showa Denko America entities and/or business partners who are acting on our behalf for market research. Such Showa Denko America entities and/or business partners, including those in the United States and/or any other countries, are governed by our privacy policies with respect to the use of this data and are bound by the appropriate confidentiality agreements.

Data collected online may also be combined with information you provide when you register your ownership of Showa Denko America products.

Choice

Showa Denko America will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without first letting you know and offering you a choice. As previously stated, we will also provide you the opportunity to let us know if you do not wish to receive unsolicited direct marketing materials from us and we will do everything we can to honor such requests. Local country laws and policies are applied where they differ from those in the U.S.

Accuracy & Access

Certain areas of Showa Denko America’s web sites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords and through providing personal data. Showa Denko America strives to keep your personally identifiable information accurate. We will provide you with access to your information, including online access to your registration data so that you may view, update or correct your information at the Showa Denko America site where it was submitted. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections. Links to third party web sites on the site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Showa Denko America site. Showa Denko America has not reviewed all of these third party sites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites, their content or their privacy policy. Thus, Showa Denko America does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this site, you do so at your own risk.

Security

Showa Denko America is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookie usage

A cookie is a piece of information either stored temporarily in your browser’s memory space (session cookie) or placed on your computer’s hard drive (stored cookie). Cookies allow a web application to respond to you as an individual, but without the need to identify you explicitly. Session cookies are destroyed when you terminate your browsing session by shutting down your browser. Stored cookies often have a predetermined expiration date after which they disappear from your hard drive. Cookies can be removed explicitly through functionality built into most web browsers. You may also set your web browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) to notify you of cookie placement requests, to ask for permission to accept them, or to decline cookies completely. On occasions Showa Denko America may use cookies (which may be provided by a third party operating on our behalf) to help us analyze web traffic or to improve your web navigation experience. To facilitate the analysis, an ID is assigned to help us uniquely identify you each time you return to our web site. One of the major concerns about stored cookies is the fear that they contain personal information and information identifying you that could be accessed by other web sites. Showa Denko America only stores a randomly chosen unique ID number and a context, both of which are meaningless to others but help us to identify you.

By gathering and remembering information about your preferences, the web application can:

  • Tailor its operation to your needs, likes and dislikes
  • Provide an automated log-in process as a convenience for previously registered customers. This insures that you will be accurately identified and linked with your registration data.
  • Be placed on your computer to ensure you are not surveyed multiple times during your visit(s) to an Showa Denko America web site. This cookie has a limited life span and will not personally identify you.

Cookies help us provide a better web experience by letting us monitor what’s working and what isn’t through site traffic analysis. Showa Denko America wants to be sure you understand that accepting a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. This practice is strictly enforced. While acknowledging the concerns that some visitors have about cookie usage, we believe that the benefit our webpage visitors gain from the use of cookies is worthwhile.