Effective Date: January 1st, 2020
About All AVX Web Site Visitors
AVX Corporation web sites automatically gather certain usage information like the quantity and frequency of visitors to the web site and its areas. Whenever you visit or interact with our web site, we, as well as our service providers, may use assorted technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how the web site is accessed and used. We refer to this information as traffic data. Traffic data may include browser type, device type used to access the web site, user browsing time, geographical data, unique number assigned to identify such device, operating system, application version, click path taken through the website, your use of features or applications on the website, and other publicly available information. This information helps us improve the website, products and services. Traffic data is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as an identifiable person, we will treat it as personal information. Depending on your jurisdiction, some applicable privacy laws may treat certain kinds of traffic data as personal information.
Technologies we use on the website to collect traffic data may include cookies (data files placed on your computer or other devices used to access the website) which assist in tracking site performance only. This allows us to improve our site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many of you as possible. We also use this traffic data to maintain and help diagnose problems with our web site. When you visit our site for the first time, you must consent before they are activated.
To learn how you may be able to reduce the number of cookies you receive from us, or delete cookies that have already been installed in your browser’s cookie folder, please refer to your browser’s help menu or other instructions related to your browser.
Information About You; Your Choices
When you access an AVX Corporation web site you may obtain access to features, which may require you to submit personal information. Personal information is any information that identifies (directly or indirectly) a particular individual, name, or address. We may ask for information about you when you sign up to use a service, subscribe to our newsletter, request samples, or when you submit an online order for a product. We may require certain information, such as: name, e-mail, shipping/billing address, telephone and fax numbers, and credit card number, in order to provide these services or products to you.
You may correct, update and delete your account with us. You may change your choices for subscriptions and newsletters. “Opt-out” instructions from all our newsletters and press material are included in each issue. You may choose whether to receive from us information about our additional products and services, about which you may be interested. You may ask to see the personal information that AVX holds about you. To review, verify or correct such information, contact the Corporate Data Privacy Officer using the contact information set out below. Please note that any such communication must be in writing. Please be aware that, if you do not allow us to collect personal information about you, we may not be able to deliver certain products and services to you.
Use and Disclosure
All information transmitted on the AVX Corporation web site is confidential and will not be sold, licensed or given to any third parties without your consent.
Personal information relating to individual customers, vendors or contractors or to employees of corporate customers, vendors or contractors that is collected is used and disclosed solely for AVX’s business purposes, including establishing, managing or terminating the sales or purchase relationships with AVX. Such uses include: processing payments; establishing credit or credit lines; collecting of unpaid amounts due to AVX; verifying of insurance; evaluating business reputation and competence; verifying compliance with laws and regulations; verifying compliance with AVX ethical and other policies; verifying authorization to take actions or issue orders; evaluating training and skills; and promoting sales of AVX products or services.
AVX may disclose such information to law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties if: (i) AVX is compelled to do so by subpoena, court order or other legal process, (ii) AVX must do so to comply with laws, statutes, rules or regulations, including credit card rules, (iii) AVX believes in good faith that the disclosure is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity. AVX will only disclose Personal Data in response to such a request if AVX believes in good faith that doing so is necessary to comply with applicable law or a legal obligation to which it is bound. In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar events, any information in AVX’s possession may be transferred to AVX’s successor or assign.
Your Privacy Rights: Direct Marketing
We do not share your personal information with third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
Do Not Track Requests and Third-Party Tracking
Unless your browser settings are configured to make your online activities and publicly available information about your online activities invisible to usage analytics tools, we do not presently have the capability to omit your information from site usage information we collect to the extent your browser only sends us a “do not track” message and does not otherwise screen you from tracking without any action on our part.
Third parties, other than our vendors (such as a web site analytics provider), do not have authorization from us to track which web sites you visited prior to and after visiting our web site. That said, we cannot control third party tracking and there may be some third party tracking that occurs without our knowledge or consent.
Special Information for California Residents
Currently, various browsers — including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari — offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to Web sites’ visited by the user about the user’s browser DNT preference setting. We do not currently commit to responding to browsers’ DNT signals with respect to sites we provide, in part, because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies or regulators, including no consistent standard of interpreting user intent. We will take all steps required by any such browser signals for the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA).
California Consumer Privacy Act Rights. Under the CCPA, California residents have certain rights regarding their personally identifiable information. If you would like to exercise these rights on or after January 1, 2020, please contact us using the email address or toll free phone number listed within this section below. As provided by CCPA, we may require you to provide information to allow us to verify your identity before providing the requested information. It may take us some time to respond to your request, but we will do so within the requirements of the CCPA.
This Privacy Notice provides you disclosure regarding the personal information we collect from you and the purposes for doing so. Please see “USE AND DISCLOSURE” as provided above. We do not sell your personal information as provided under the CCPA.
Right to request disclosure as to personal information we have collected about you:
- You may access, correct, update and delete your account with us. You may change your choices for subscriptions and newsletters. Once you have chosen to receive newsletters or other information from us, “Opt-out” instructions from all our newsletters and press material are included in each issue. You may choose whether to receive from us information about our additional products and services, about which you may be interested in. You may ask to see the personal information that AVX holds about you. To review, verify or correct such information, contact the Corporate Data Privacy Officer using the contact information set out below. Please note that any such communication must be in writing. Please be aware that, if you do not allow us to collect personal information about you, we may not be able to deliver certain products and services to you.
- The categories of personal information we have collected about the you.
- The categories of sources from which the personal information was collected.
- The business purpose behind collecting the personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we have shared the information.
- The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
Right to request deletion:
Upon a verifiable request, made through one of the methods provided within the “Contact Information” section below, we will delete or pseudonymize personal information we have regarding you and direct our service providers to delete your personal information from their records, to the extent provided by the CCPA. Please note that one or more exceptions may cause us to deny your deletion request as set forth below:
- Complete the transaction for which we collected the personally identifiable information provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
- Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
- Comply with a legal obligation.
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
Right to be free from discrimination:
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA. Please keep in mind that under certain circumstances, we may charge you a different price or rate, or provide a different level or quality of goods or services, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to us by your personal information.
We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including hosting and maintenance, error monitoring, debugging, performance monitoring, billing, customer relationship, database storage and management, and direct marketing campaigns. We may share your personally identifiable information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services. We also require these third parties to maintain the privacy and security of the personally identifiable information they process on our behalf.
Special Information for Nevada Residents
Pursuant to Nevada law, you may direct a business that operates an internet website not to sell certain personal information a business has collected or will collect about you. AVX Corporation does not sell your personal information pursuant to Nevada law. For more information about how we handle and share your personal information or your rights under Nevada law, contact us at DPO.AVX@avx.com.
Notice to Residents of Countries Outside the United States
Contact Us: You may contact AVX’s Corporate Data Privacy Officer by e-mail: DPO.AVX@avx.com OR if you wish to call, you may contact AVX (toll-free) at 1-800-459-6713.