Effective April 1, 2005
Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Group Companies (collectively "Hitachi") are committed to protecting your online privacy while you use its website.
This Policy may be modified from time to time. We encourage you to periodically review our Policy to stay informed of any changes made. Your continued use of our website constitutes your agreement to our Policy and any modifications made thereto.
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
"Personal Information" pertains to information collected from individuals through this website that relates to you, that identifies you as a customer orpotential customer of Hitachi and that allow Hitachi to provide products, services and information to you directly. Hitachi asks for your personal information so that it can understand your needs, determine if Hitachi's products, services, or information meets your needs, inform you about its products, services and information that it believes may be of interest to you,or comply with the applicable law. Of course, you may choose not to provideHitachi with personal information. However, this choice may not enable Hitachi to provide you with the product, service or information you requestedor that could be offered to you.
Through the formulation of appropriate security measures, Hitachi endeavors to prevent any leakage or loss of, or damage or unauthorized access to, personal information we obtain from you. Hitachi will use your personal information only when essential for achieving either of the following objectives:
USE, DISCLOSURE AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
Hitachi does not use or disclose your personal information for purpose other than those it was collected or as set forth in this Policy, except with your consent or as required by law.
Unless your prior consent has been obtained, Hitachi will not provide your personal information to third parties. However, in any of the following casesHitachi may provide personal information to third parties without your priorconsent: