SGS Commitment to Privacy
We at SGS (as follows, “we”, “us” or “our”) respect yourconcerns about privacy and value the trust you have placed in us.This Privacy Notice describes the types of Personal Information wecollect about you on this website (the “SGS site”). It explainshow we may use, and with whom we may share, that information, as wellas the choices you have regarding such use and disclosure. OurPrivacy Notice also describes the measures we take to protect thesecurity of your Personal Information, and explains how you mayaccess and correct that information or inquire about our PrivacyPolicy. We hope that this disclosure will help to increase yourconfidence in using the SGS site.
What is Personal Information?
Personalinformation is generally defined as any information about anidentifiable individual, with the exception of that individual’sbusiness contact information. Business contact information includessuch information as would typically be found on a business card(name, title, business address, business phone number, etc.).
Notwithstanding theforegoing, certain members of the European Union also considercompany data to be regulated by their respective data protectionlaws. Accordingly, in jurisdictions where this is the case, thisPrivacy Notice applies equally to Personal Information and to companydata.
How and why do wecollect your Personal Information on the SGS site? We collectPersonal Information from you on the SGS site only for the purposeswe identify to you at or prior to the time we collect suchinformation. 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 yourinquires, and (iii) improving your online shopping experience. Wewill always collect your Personal Information by fair and lawfulmeans, either with your consent, or as otherwise permitted orrequired by law. We will not seek to collect more PersonalInformation than is necessary for the purpose(s) we identify at thattime. We will retain your personal information only for as long as isreasonably necessary for fulfilling the purposes for which wecollected that information.
Does SGS collect Personal Information from you using technology?
Do you haveto disclose Personal Information to us to use the SGS site?
Wedo not require you to provide us with Personal Information in orderto 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 haverequested. You can also configure your browser to accept all cookies,reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is placed on yourbrowser. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu onyour browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) If youreject all cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the offerings on the SGS site, including ordering our products andservices. Many functions on our web site, however, do not requirethat you accept cookies. If you choose to provide your PersonalInformation to us, but prefer not to receive future communicationsfrom us or have a specific preference regarding how you would like toreceive future communications from us (e.g., only by way of postalmail, email, etc.), please let us know using one of the contactoptions provided at the end of this Privacy Notice or on our contactpage.