SGS Commitment to Privacy
What is Personal Information?
Personal information is generally defined as any information about an identifiable individual, with the exception of that individual’s business contact information. Business contact information includes such information as would typically be found on a business card (name, title, business address, business phone number, etc.).
Not withstanding the foregoing, certain members of the European Union also consider company data to be regulated by their respective data protection laws. Accordingly, in jurisdictions where this is the case, this Privacy Notice applies equally to Personal Information and to company data.
How and why do we collect your Personal Information on the SGS site? We collect Personal Information from you on the SGS site only for the purposes we identify to you at or prior to the time we collect such information. In general, however, these purposes include (i) communicating with you regarding our products and services, (ii)providing you with top-level customer service in response to your inquires, and (iii) improving your online shopping experience. We will always collect your Personal Information by fair and lawful means, either with your consent, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. We will not seek to collect more Personal Information than is necessary for the purpose(s) we identify at that time. We will retain your personal information only for as long as is reasonably necessary for fulfilling the purposes for which we collected that information.
Does SGS collect Personal Information from you using technology?
Do you have to disclose Personal Information to us to use the SGS site?
We do not require you to provide us with Personal Information in order to access, surf or view the majority of the content on the SGS site. You can always choose not to provide Personal Information to us, although that may prevent us from fulfilling any transaction you have requested. You can also configure your browser to accept all cookies,reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is placed on your browser. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu on your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) If you reject all cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the offerings on the SGS site, including ordering our products and services. Many functions on our web site, however, do not require that you accept cookies. If you choose to provide your Personal Information to us, but prefer not to receive future communications from us or have a specific preference regarding how you would like to receive future communications from us (e.g., only by way of postal mail, email, etc.), please let us know using one of the contact options provided at the end of this Privacy Notice or on our contact page.