Customers are Sanko's most valuable asset. We recognize that building a long-term business relationship with you depends a great deal on trust. This trust begins with our commitment to respecting and protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement provides a clear and prominent explanation of how we collect, use, share and protect your personal data.
This Privacy Statement covers the following subjects:
These areas are described in detail below. This Privacy Statement does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control, including but not limited to any third-party websites, services and applications that you elect to access through our websites.
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, including information that can be used to identify you as an individual, directly or indirectly by reference to one or more factors specific to you. Personal data can include the following types of information:
Personal information: Sanko collects and uses personal information from our customers and potential customers. Such information includes your name, contact information (postal address, telephone number, fax number, and email address), billing information, transaction history and credit card or other financial information. You may also elect to provide Sanko with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experience with our products and contact preferences.
Online usage information: Sanko also sometimes collects and uses information from your online interactions with us. Online usage information can include IP address, browser size, type and language, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of visits to our website and the hyperlinks you visited.
Software usage information: Sanko collects and uses personal data relating to users of the software or other Sanko products connected to the software. Such information may include software or device username, host name, device ID, IP address, Wi-Fi access point information, email address associated with the software, and/or information about usage of the software or its features.
We may combine the information you provide to us through different communications and contact channels, for example by combining data collected online with information provided offline.
Use of personal information: Sanko uses your personal information: (a) to respond to your correspondence; (b) to help you complete a transaction or order; (c) to provide updates on service and benefits; (d) to personalize our website for your needs; (e) to provide advertising, promotions or newsletters regarding Sanko products and services to you online or by email; (f) to conduct market research to help us better meet our customers’ needs; (g) to obtain your feedback on Sanko products or services you have purchased; (h) to comply with Sanko's legal obligations, including export controls and trade compliance laws; and (i) for payment and order processing. Whenever we collect credit card numbers or other financial data, such information will be encrypted, will only be used for payment processing and will not be retained for other purposes.
Use of online usage information: Sanko collects online usage information to optimize your online experience, specifically: (a) to remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) to provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) to provide and monitor the effectiveness of our website; (d) to monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; (e) to diagnose or fix technology problems; (f) to help you efficiently access your information after you sign in; and (g) to provide advertising for Sanko products and services to you online or by email.
Use of software usage information: Sanko uses personal data collected from software usage for the following purposes: (a) to analyze software performance and functionality to improve the user experience; (b) to check for and provide software updates; (c) to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of software license agreements; (d) to identify unlicensed usage of the software; and (e) to provide usage reporting to Sanko customers.
Use of combined personal data: Sanko may sometimes combine your personal information with online usage information and/or software usage information to build a broader profile of our individual users so that we can better serve our customers. This combined data will be used only for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement.
Personal information: Sanko will not rent or sell your personal information to parties. We will only share your personal information outside of Sanko for the reasons described below:
Sanko business partners: We may share your personal information with Sanko business partners including sales, rental and solution partners and agents offering Sanko products and services, and vendors acting at our direction. We do so only to the extent necessary for the specific business partnership, or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. Such Sanko business partners are required to keep this information confidential and may not use it for any purpose other than to offer, sell or rent Sanko products and services, or to provide services at Sanko’s direction.
Corporate transactions: Circumstances may arise where Sanko decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of such information from sellers. It is Sanko’s practice to disclose personal information in these circumstances only as permitted by applicable data protection law and to seek appropriate protection for personal information in these types of corporate transactions.
Your consent: Sanko also may disclose your personal information to any other third party with your prior consent.
Online usage information: We may share online usage information: (a) in any manner permitted for personal information; and (b) with vendors or service providers for the purposes described in the section above on “How We Use the Personal Data We Collect.” We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your personal information.
User content: Sanko provides some opportunities for you to generate your own internet-based content about Sanko and our products and services. Typically, the personal information that you provide in this user content will be shared outside of Sanko as described below.
User-generated comments: Sanko’s website may contain areas where users can transmit or post communications, for example, on blogs or in user forums. Any personal information you submit there will be publicly available, and can be read, collected or used by other users, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in such public areas.
Social media widgets: Sanko’s website may include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, widgets such as the “Share This” button or interactive mini-programs that run on our website. These features may collect online usage information through cookies or web beacons. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the social media company providing them.
Testimonials: Sanko sometimes posts on our website customer testimonials that may contain personal information. We obtain our customers’ consent to post their name or other personal information along with their testimonial prior to posting the testimonial on our website. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, please contact Sanko’s Privacy Advocate.
Storage and processing of your personal data: Sanko's global organizational structure requires the global transfer of personal data within the Sanko group of companies. As a result, we may transfer personal data to, and store or process personal data in, countries other than the country in which the personal data originally was collected. Those countries may not have as comprehensive data protection laws as the country from which Sanko initially obtained the personal data. However, Sanko has executed agreements between and among Sanko entities operating in different countries that contain Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”) as defined in the E.U. Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) and as further authorized in the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) Article 46(5), to ensure that adequate safeguards are in place for the protection of personal data. Therefore, when we transfer, store or process personal data in other countries, we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with the SCCs and this Privacy Statement.
Data Retention: We retain your personal data as part of your individual customer record for a period of five years following any activity on your account. After that time, your record will be inactivated and then deleted in accordance with Sanko’s data retention practices. We may retain personal data associated with orders, quotes, or other official business records for a longer period of time as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Security: Sanko puts in place appropriate physical, electronic and organizational measures to safeguard and secure your data. These measures follow generally accepted industry standards both during transmission and once it is received. Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmission to our website.
Data compromise: In the event that your personal data under our control is compromised, Sanko will investigate the situation and take all steps required by applicable law. This includes notification of the competent data protection authority where applicable, and when appropriate notification of those individuals whose personal data may have been compromised. Sanko may take other steps in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
You have certain rights with respect to your personal data, including: the right to information about the personal data we store about you, the right to have your personal data corrected if it is inaccurate, and the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data. You also have the right, under certain circumstances, to erasure, restriction of processing, and portability of your personal data.
To exercise your rights please contact Sanko's Privacy Advocate. We will respond to your request as soon as is reasonably practicable and in any event within 30 days. 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. Additional ways you may exercise choice about your personal data are outlined below.
Opting out of collection of personal information: You may, of course, decline to submit any personal information to Sanko, but then you may not be able to take advantage of some features of our website and we may not be able to communicate with you about Sanko products and services. In addition, personal information may be required to determine access eligibility for certain restricted parts of our website.
Opting out of software usage information: You may be able to opt out of certain personal data collection by Sanko software. Please review the documentation associated with each software product to determine what choices you have with respect to software usage information.
Opting out of Sanko emails: You may choose to opt out of receiving marketing emails from Sanko, including newsletters and promotions by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each marketing email or by contacting Sanko’s Privacy Advocate. However, please note that opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or special offers. If you opt out of marketing emails, we may continue to send you transaction or service-related emails about our business dealings with you to the extent required to establish, carry out or terminate such business dealings. We reserve the right to contact you for non-promotional purposes when we believe it is necessary, including where required by law. If you have any difficulty exercising your choices or feel that choices you made on particular websites have not been taken into account, please use Sanko’s unsubscribe form.
Opting out of advertising: Both TRUSTe and the National Advertising Initiative provide mechanisms that allow you to opt out of receiving targeted advertising (i.e., advertising that is tailored to your interests based on your online browsing activities) from certain advertising providers. You also may opt out directly with Google and Adobe. For customers in the E.U., you also may opt-out through the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising altogether. You will continue to see generic ads.
Deletion of user content: To request that Sanko remove your user content or personal information from public areas of our website, contact Sanko’s Privacy Advocate. In some instances, we may not be able to remove your user content or personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. In addition, such information may continue to be available online even after it is removed from our website.
Other websites: We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from Sanko’s website including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go outside Sanko's website, our Privacy Statement does not apply to third-party websites or services. Sanko is not responsible for and does not control any third parties that you authorize to access your user content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like Facebook) and you allow such a third party access to your user content, you do so at your own risk.
Dispute Resolution: If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement, you should first contact Sanko’s Privacy Advocate. If you believe that the collection or processing of your personal data by Sanko is not compliant with applicable data protection laws, or have a privacy or data use concern you may also contact the data protection authority in your country of residence.
This Privacy Statement is effective as of the date stated at the start of this Privacy Statement. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time by posting the revised statement on our website and updating the date the statement was last revised. If we make material changes to our privacy practices, we will notify you by email or by means of a prominent notice on our home page.