Privacy Statement

Hitachi Consulting Corporation ("Hitachi Consulting" also referred to below as "we," "us," and "our") has a strong commitment to privacy on the Internet. We want our Website ("this site") to be useful and informative to you and to provide a means for you to obtain information about Hitachi Consulting and the ways in which we can help you. You may thus have the opportunity to provide personal information through this site. Once you choose to provide Hitachi Consulting with your personal information (any information by which you can be individually identified, including personal data regulated by the EU Data Protection Directive,), Hitachi Consulting will endeavor to make sure it is only used in connection with your business relationship with Hitachi Consulting. However, by submitting personal information to Hitachi Consulting, you indicate your consent to Hitachi Consulting’s collection (including via this Website) and use of your personal information as described within the scope of this Privacy Statement.

This Privacy Statement (together with our Website Terms of Use and any additional data privacy notices on our Website or targeted emails) sets forth Hitachi Consulting's privacy policy for this Website and describes the procedures we follow to respect the privacy of visitors to this site and their information. By using this Website, you agree to the use of such information as set forth in this Statement and the Terms of Use. Any changes we may make to this Privacy Statement in the future will be posted on this page.  Should you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement, feel free to email Hitachi Consulting at Webmaster@hitachiconsulting.com.

Hitachi Consulting collects information on its websites in two ways: (1) directly (for example, when you provide information so that we can contact you regarding services or events); and (2) indirectly, through our websites' technology. Personal information will only be collected from you directly. If you are merely visiting our Website, you are not required to provide any personal information and Hitachi Consulting does not collect any personal information about you. However, over the course of business, Hitachi Consulting may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide. With respect to the collection of this information, Hitachi Consulting disclaims any legal duty to verify the accuracy of any personal information that you provide to us through our Website.

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • We may ask you to voluntarily fill in forms on our website in order to subscribe to solutions, services, newsletters and alerts, register for a conference or request a white paper or further information. Pages that collect this type of information may provide further information as to why your data is needed and how it will be used;
  • If you would like to learn more about Hitachi Consulting, including without limitation, our solutions, services and events, you will have the opportunity to provide information so that we can contact you. We will ask you for basic contact information such as your name, company affiliation, job title, physical mailing address, email address and telephone number.  If you are applying for a position with Hitachi Consulting over the Site, you may be asked to submit information related to your qualifications for the position;
  • We may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;
  • Details of your visits to our site, including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access (please see the "Cookies" section below); 
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence; and
  • Any postings, comments or other content that you voluntarily upload or post to this Website.
     

We may also ask for you to submit data for the following purposes:

  • website registration and to permit access to restricted areas of our Website;
  • customer relationship management;
  • supplier relationship management;
  • service and asset management;
  • to evaluate and respond to applications for employment sent over the Website;
  • purchase management;
  • marketing of products and services;
  • occupational health and safety;
  • workplace security and protection of personnel, assets and resources;
  • to fulfil administrative and information technology functions, such as making updates to our Website;
  • monitoring or demonstrating compliance with applicable legal or regulatory requirements, or   internal corporate mandates; and
  • compliance with legal requirements imposed on any Hitachi Consulting entity, or to defend a legal claim.

If you could be individually identified by any of the information described in this section, we treat it as "personal information."  It is Hitachi Consulting's policy only
to collect personal information when its collection is necessary for legitimate business purposes or to comply with Hitachi Consulting's legal obligations. Hitachi Consulting's intent is not to collect any sensitive personal information from you. Sensitive personal information includes but is not limited to: race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. We request that you do not provide us with sensitive personal information of this nature.

Hitachi Consulting may use "cookies" in some areas of our Website. Cookies are small text files placed on your hard drive that assist Hitachi Consulting in providing a more customized website experience. A cookie allows our site to store pieces of information in your browser and to give your browser an identifier used only on our site, without identifying you. A cookie tracks navigational habits on a website and thus allows us to customize services to the interests of the user and to determine which areas of the site are more popular than others. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the site so that a user does not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits to that area. The use of cookies is intended to make navigation of this Website easier for you and to enable us to monitor individuals' use of our site for the purpose of continuing to improve its usefulness without identifying the individual.

As you might be aware, recent legislation in the European Union imposes obligations on websites to provide notification about and, in some cases, obtain EU residents' consent before using certain cookies. In this sense, Hitachi Consulting is working to implement the appropriate changes to comply with the applicable legal requirements where necessary.

You have the option to configure your Internet browser to notify you when you are offered a cookie. If you do not want to receive a cookie from our Website, you may block cookies on a case to case basis or simply block all cookies. If you are not sure whether your browser has this capability, or if you do not know how to implement it, you can check with the software manufacturer or your Internet service provider. If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration, to filter traffic, to look up use domains and to report statistics. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

When you provide your personal information to Hitachi Consulting via this Website, Hitachi Consulting ordinarily uses such information to better understand your needs and provide you with better services. Except as set forth below, Hitachi Consulting will use your personal information only to contact you in regards to the specific purpose for which you submitted that information. For example, we may contact you in response to your inquiry to provide information about our company, our solutions and services, or about careers with Hitachi Consulting. In the future, as we add features to our site, you may have the opportunity to provide information to register for certain areas of the site or to participate in various online initiatives. In each instance, Hitachi Consulting will use your information only for the purpose for which you provided it.

We may also use your data to provide you with information about solutions or services which may be of interest to you, and we may contact you about these by mail or telephone. If you have consented for us to do so, or if you are an existing customer, we may also contact you by electronic means. If you are an existing customer we may contact you by electronic means without additional consent with information about solutions or services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.

From time to time, we may also use your personal information to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always comply with applicable law in this regard, including where applicable giving you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such direct marketing or market research material. We will also follow legal and internal requirements for avoiding the delivery of unwanted mail to you, such as allowing you to opt in, where applicable, before receiving unsolicited material.

If you have consented for us to do so, we may also share your data with selected third parties so that they may provide you with information about their goods and services which may be of interest to you.

You will always have the opportunity to opt out of providing information or to request that we amend your data or remove it from our records by contacting us. If you so choose, you will still be able to access and use our Website.

Hitachi Consulting will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others. We will not collect or compile your personally identifying information for third parties for their unsolicited marketing activities or for consumer marketing initiatives. Similarly, we ask that you do not provide us with information about third parties without their permission.

Unless we have specifically informed you, obtained your consent, or are permitted or required to do so by the laws of the jurisdictions in which we operate, we will only share the personal information you provide to us with our affiliates, business partners or third-party service providers who are acting on our behalf, and then only for the uses described in this policy. Hitachi Consulting will attempt to take appropriate steps to ensure that our affiliates, business partners and service providers adequately protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information.

Personal information collected by Hitachi Consulting may be transferred globally to our branch offices, member companies of the worldwide Hitachi Consulting organization and the Hitachi family of companies, business partners or third-party service providers who are established in jurisdictions without comprehensive data protection laws. Where such transfers occur or may occur, Hitachi Consulting will comply with applicable data protection laws or, if no such laws apply, will attempt to ensure that the policies set forth in this Statement continue to abide. If you do not want your personal information to leave your home country, please do not provide your information to us. By providing your personal information to Hitachi Consulting, you explicitly consent to the transfer of your information outside of your country of residence.

In the unlikely event of a sale of Hitachi Consulting or a unit or subsidiary thereof, personal information acquired through this website and held by Hitachi Consulting may be made available to a buyer or prospective buyers in order for them to evaluate any such purchase or to operate any parts of Hitachi Consulting's business.

There may be circumstances in which Hitachi Consulting may be legally compelled to disclose your personal information. These circumstances may include, among others, situations in which disclosure is required by laws applicable to Hitachi Consulting, through a subpoena, search warrant, court order or other legal process, for purposes of export control, or necessary for matters of safety and security. In such cases, Hitachi Consulting will make a good faith effort to provide only information that is the subject of the official order or request.

Hitachi Consulting does not retain all of the personal information that we receive. The personal information you provide will be kept as long as the information is required by Hitachi Consulting to satisfy legitimate business purposes or until you request that we delete it, unless such personal information is required to be retained in order to comply with legal requirements. Hitachi Consulting will take reasonable steps to rectify, make anonymous or delete personal data that is inaccurate or incomplete, or which is no longer required to be retained by Hitachi Consulting.

Depending on the laws of your country of residence, you may have the right to view, update or correct personal information submitted to Hitachi Consulting, or to receive notification of changes in the use of your information. When personal information is retained, Hitachi Consulting undertakes to make all reasonable efforts to maintain the accuracy of the personal information as submitted and verified by you. However, Hitachi Consulting does not assume responsibility for verifying the information you submit. When practicable and possible, if Hitachi Consulting is informed that any personal information that we have collected about you is no longer accurate, Hitachi Consulting will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided. Queries in this regard should be directed to Hitachi Consulting at webmaster@hitachiconsulting.com.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits certain users of this Website who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosures of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you qualify to make such a request, please send an e-mail to webmaster@hitachiconsulting.com or a letter to our Chief Legal Officer at Hitachi Consulting Corporation, 123 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1200, Chicago, Illinois 60606.

Hitachi Consulting is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information submitted through this Website. Hitachi Consulting has technological and operational security functions in place to protect personal information from loss, unauthorized access, misuse, alteration, disclosure or destruction, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of information. Only authorized Hitachi Consulting personnel and its affiliates, business partners or third-party service providers will have access to personal information. Such personnel have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

We would like to inform you that the servers hosting our Website are located in the United States. If you submit personal information from outside of the United States, your information will be transferred to our servers in the United States, a country which may not ensure the same level of personal information security as your local place of residence

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via 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 transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

Hitachi Consulting respects your right to make your own choices about how your personal data is handled. Should you choose to subscribe to mailing lists or any registrations and later decide to unsubscribe, we will provide instructions, on the appropriate Website area or in communications to you, or you may contact Hitachi Consulting at webmaster@hitachiconsulting.com. In addition, access to certain applications or services may involve particular uses, disclosure or transfer of the personal information being collected during registration for that application or service. If required under the laws of your country of residence, you will be notified of such intended uses, transfer or disclosure and asked to provide your consent. Failure to provide your consent where so requested may mean you will not be provided access to the applications or services for which your personal information cannot be lawfully processed.

Our Website may link to third party sites. Hitachi Consulting assumes no responsibility for the information practices of websites to which our site provides links, nor does Hitachi Consulting endorse or make any representation about such third party sites or any information, software, or other products, services or material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. When you link to another website, Hitachi Consulting's privacy practices and the terms and conditions of this Statement no longer apply. You should review each site's privacy and security policies to determine such practices and whether you wish to disclose personally identifiable information on them.

Hitachi Consulting understands the importance of protecting children's privacy in an online environment. This Website does not intentionally target or solicit children 13 and under. It is our policy not to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

Subject to the legal requirements of your jurisdiction of residence for notice and consent, Hitachi Consulting reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason, including, without limitation, to reflect changes in applicable laws or regulations, or changes in Hitachi Consulting practices or procedures. Where conflicts exist between the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement and applicable national data protection and privacy laws, the latter shall take precedence. Please periodically check our Website to make yourself aware of any changes. Nothing contained in this Statement is intended or should be construed to create a contract or agreement between Hitachi Consulting and any user visiting this site or providing personally identifiable information in any form. This Privacy Statement is not intended to, and does not, provide rights beyond those that are prescribed by applicable laws. The implementation date will be displayed at the bottom of this Privacy Statement.

This Statement was last updated on September 21, 2017.