Personally Identifiable Information
Kowa may collect personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone/fax number, and e-mail address) only when voluntarily provided by a visitor to our websites. This information will not be used for any direct marketing or unsolicited follow-up unless we have previously informed you of this possible use and you have given us your express permission when submitting it. Kowa may use this information for such purposes as:
Sending you paper publications or other correspondence
Sending you e-mail press releases or notification
Delivering goods or prizes
Collection of Browser, Log, and Statistical Information
We may collect and/or track information provided to us by your browser, including the website you came from, the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. In addition, we may gather information about you that is automatically collected by our web server, such as your IP address and domain name.
Kowa may make use of non-personally identifiable statistical information collected from users (browser type, geographical location, age, gender) for optimization of its websites as part of its continual internal review process and in a general way to learn more about its clients. We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. This information will not be disclosed to third parties by Kowa. This data will only be used for the stated purpose and will not be used for any unsolicited communication unless you give us permission.
Kowa may utilize “cookies,” web beacons, and other similar technologies on our website. We may use first- and/or third-party “browser” or “HTTP” cookies, which are unique text files that may be used for data analysis and enable our website to tailor information for the visitor. We may use browser cookies for purposes such as to personalize the user's experience on our site, to remember a user when the user registers for products or services, for fraud prevention, or to track visits to our websites. We also may use “web beacons” (also referred to as pixel tags, clear gifs, or other terms) or similar technologies to collect information such as how long a visitor remains on a particular page. If you do not want us to deploy browser cookies to your device when you visit our websites, you may set the browser to reject cookies or to notify the user when a website tries to place cookies in the browser program (see below). Rejecting cookies may affect your ability to use some of the features offered by the website. If you use our website without setting your browser to block cookies, you consent to the placement of cookies on your device.
Third parties, including our service providers or marketing partners, may collect information about a visitor to our site over time and/or across different websites when the visitor uses our website. This information often is aggregate data or individual information that is tied to a browser or device rather than specific identifiers such as the visitor's name and address, but some of this information might be considered to be personally identifiable under some federal or state laws.
Some Internet browsers offer what often is referred to as “do-not-track” mechanisms for browser users to automatically signal privacy preferences to websites that they visit. Our site(s) do not currently respond to do-not-track signals; however, you can exercise other choices available to you, including limiting the placement of browser cookies on your device using your browser's cookie control features and other choices described in this Policy.
Use of Information
Kowa may use the information we collect through our website(s) for the following purposes:
To respond to requests for information or to facilitate transactions or communications that users of our website(s) request;
To improve and administer our websites and mobile applications;
To better understand the needs of the users of our sites and mobile applications and create content that is relevant to the user;
For marketing and market research purposes;
To generate statistics and de-identified data;
To personalize content for the user;
To notify the user of any changes to our website(s) that may affect the user;
For historical, statistical, or business planning purposes;
To prevent fraud and investigate potential misconduct; or
To comply with law and legal process.
Disclosure of Information
We may disclose information with your consent or as otherwise necessary or appropriate to process a transaction that you may request.
We may disclose information to comply with FDA or other regulatory requirements.
We may disclose information that we collect through our website(s) with agents, affiliated businesses, and service providers providing services on our behalf.
In the event that our company or some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security or to the extent we engage in business negotiations with our business partners, the information collected on our websites or mobile applications, including this site, may be transferred or shared with third parties as part of that transaction or negotiation.
If we receive a request from law enforcement officials or judicial authorities to provide information on individuals, we may provide such information. In matters involving claims of personal or public safety or in litigation where the data is pertinent, we may use or disclose your personal information without a court order. We may use information you submit to investigate security breaches, misconduct, or otherwise cooperate with authorities pursuant to a legal matter.
We do not share, sell, or lease personal information about you except as set forth in this Policy.
Kowa has implemented reasonable security features to help protect the personally identifiable information that you have submitted from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or release. Please note, however, that although Kowa has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site for users, we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to and/or from Kowa via the Site or e-mail. Accordingly, we are not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet.
Access and Correction
It is our policy, with certain exceptions, to provide individuals with access to personal information that Kowa collects through our website(s). In some cases, the site you used may allow you to log in to directly access and/or correct information you have provided. In other cases, such as web forms that you may submit through the site, if you would like to obtain a copy of the information you provided or request a correction, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you update information, we may keep a copy of the prior version for our records.
Children and young people under 18 are requested to get permission from their parent or guardian before they submit personal data to Kowa websites.
This policy may be modified from time to time, and changes will be communicated promptly on this page.