Terms and Conditions

This website is operated by Sharp Corporation and its affiliates.
The following information is provided for the convenience of visitors to this website.
In order to serve you better, we may update this Site Policy from time to time. We encourage you to periodically review this Web page so as to be informed of any changes to this Site Policy.

Copyright/Trademark Policy

All text, photographs, illustrations, videos, music, software, etc. (hereinafter referred to as “content”) on this website are protected by copyright owned by Sharp Corporation and its affiliates (hereinafter referred to as “SHARP”) or by a third party. Content may be downloaded or otherwise reproduced only for the purposes of personal use, or use within a household, or other limited uses equivalent thereto. Furthermore, when content is accompanied by a SHARP or third-party copyright notice, the content must be reproduced with this notice appended intact thereto. For reproduction other than for the purposes mentioned above, when the copyright holder has indicated separate terms and conditions for use of the specific content, the content may be used in accordance with those terms and conditions. Usage may be refused in the event likenesses and/or works of third parties, etc., are incorporated in the content or if SHARP deems the usage to be inappropriate.

Except under the circumstances mentioned above or when the copyright law does not apply, adaptation, public transmission, etc., of the content, etc., of this website, for any purpose and in any form, is prohibited without the permission of the copyright holder.

SHARP does not grant to the user copyrights, patent rights, trademark rights or any other rights held by SHARP or third parties to content appearing on the website. Nor is the accuracy of the content on this website guaranteed.

Disclaimers

SHARP makes no guarantee as to the accuracy, usefulness, reliability or security of the content appearing on the website. SHARP disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage that may be incurred for any reason whatsoever as a result of accessing the website, being unable to access the website, or believing the content of the website.

SHARP may alter, correct or delete the content or URLs of this website without prior notice. Please note that the information provided on this website may not always be the most up-to-date available. In addition, SHARP may interrupt or terminate operation of the website or access to the content of the website without prior notice. SHARP disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage that may result for whatever reason from these events.

SHARP may change this Site Policy without prior notice. In this case, the updated Site Policy will apply. Your understanding is appreciated.

Privacy Policy

At times on this website, for purposes of customer service, you may be requested to provide personal information. In such cases, this personal information will be protected as outlined below, based on SHARP’s privacy policy.

Information covered by the privacy policy includes: name, address, e-mail address, phone/fax numbers, gender, date of birth, occupation, hobbies, etc, provided to this website. This information is used to help identify individual users.

This website clearly specifies the intended purpose for private information supplied by users. Information will not be used for any other purpose. SHARP employs a management supervisor to handle private information that you provide and ensure that it is properly managed.

Private information provided to this website will not be disclosed to any third party without the permission of the user, except in the following circumstances:
· The user has given consent for the disclosure of his or her personal information;
· The disclosure of personal information is required by law or in response to a request by government authorities.
· The user’s personal information may be disclosed to companies contracted by SHARP to perform functions necessary to the operation of the website. In such cases, the personal information disclosed will be limited in scope to the minimum necessary and the companies to which the information is disclosed will be bound by contract or other agreement to manage the information in the most appropriate manner possible.

SHARP abides by all statutes, laws and regulations governing the use of personal information on this website. Furthermore, SHARP regularly reviews and continuously improves its activities in the aforementioned situations.

The points described above take precedence over notifications regarding handling of personal information that may appear elsewhere on this website.

Collection and Use

We may collect the following information when you access the Web Site:

(a) Anonymous web statistics collected as you browse the website
(b) Personal Information you knowingly provide us when you (i) register your product, (ii) sign up for product information, (iii) participate in direct marketing activities such as online promotion, surveys and lucky draws, and/or (iv) submit a question or provide feedback or otherwise contact us or request information from us, (v) carry out a transaction through the Web Site.

We may also collect and process Personal Information from other entities in the Sharp group or from a third party who may lawfully pass to us information about you, including but not limited to our suppliers, agents as well as authorized dealers and resellers

You agree we may use your Personal Information to:
(a) monitor use of, customize, measure and improve our services, content and advertising;
(b) provide services and customer support you request;
(c) allow you to participate in contests and surveys;
(d) send you marketing, service updates and promotional offers you request; and
(e) prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities and/or enforce our Terms of Use Agreement

We shall not be liable for data input errors arising from your registration or submission of Personal Information.

Cookies and Passive Tracking

A “cookie” is an element of data that can be sent to your browser. Your browser may then store it on your system based on the preferences you have set on your browser. Cookies gather information about your operating system including, but not limited to, browser type, and Internet Protocol address.

The Web Site occasionally uses cookies to enhance the information and services provided, and to make navigating the Web Site more convenient. The Website does not use cookies to obtain information that would allow it to identify you except in cases where you have agreed to provide such information beforehand.

You have the option to configure your internet browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. Further, you have the option to block all cookies. Please note, however, that if you refuse or otherwise block cookies you may not be able to use all of the functionality available on the Web Site.

Access, Correction and Withdrawal of Consent

We provide individuals with access to their Personal Information where we believe appropriate, including in situations where you are entitled to access and review your Personal Information under applicable data protection and privacy laws. If you wish to access, update or withdraw consent for the use of the Personal Information that you have submitted through the Web Site, or to make any inquiries about the processing of such information, please contact us as described in Contact Information below.

International Transfers and Storage

The Personal Information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination across international borders as necessary for processing in accordance with Sharp’s standard business practices. By submitting your Personal Information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

Security and Safeguards

We will use commercially reasonable endeavors to place appropriate security safeguards to protect your Personal Information against unauthorized access or accidental loss.

Our employees are aware of the importance of maintaining confidentiality of the Personal Information collected.

We recommend you take every precaution in protecting your Personal Information when you are on the Internet. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we are unable to give an absolute assurance for the security of the information you transmit over the Internet.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Web Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Disclosure and Retention

We may provide or transfer your Personal Information you provide to other entities in the Sharp group, our authorised dealers and resellers as well as our suppliers and agents in accordance with Section 4.1 within the purpose of use described in Section 1.3, but will not share or disclose your personal information to other third parties without your permission unless
(a) required to do so in compliance with any law, regulation, subpoena or court order;
(b) upon the request of a government, regulatory or law enforcement agency;
(c) for the investigation and help to prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity;
(d) to enforce/protect the rights and properties of Sharp or its affiliates; or
(e) to protect the rights or personal safety of Sharp employees and third parties.

We do not keep personal information for longer than is necessary for those purposes for which they are collected.

Protection of Minors

If you are under the age of 18 years, please do not submit any Personal Information without the consent from your parent(s) or legal guardian.

Third Party Web Sites and Social Media Sites

The Web Site may contain links to other web sites hosted by third parties whose privacy practices may differ from us. We do not endorse or make any representations about these third party websites and will not be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites, even if they appear as part of the Web Site. The Personal Information you choose to provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by this site policy. If you link to or otherwise visit any these third party websites, please review their respective privacy policies.

The Web Site may provide social media features that enable you to share information with your social networks and to interact with us on various social media sites. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. Please review the privacy policies and settings on the social media sites with which you interact so as to ensure that you understand the information that could be shared by those sites.

We expressly disclaim to the maximum extent permissible at law any liability for the security or privacy practices included on or operated by the operators of third party websites and social media sites.

Requests and Scheduling

Sharp has the right to shortlist or decline any request made from the Web Site or Third Party  and Social Media Sites.

Contact Information

If you need assistance accessing or updating your Personal Information we have collected or if you have any questions relating to this site policy, please write to our Customer Service Officer at the following email address: bsdmarketing@smef.sharp-world.com

General

This site policy provides a general statement on the ways in which we aim to protect and use your Personal Information. You may however, in connection with any specific products or services offered by us or a member of the Sharp group, be provided with privacy policies or statements that supplement this site policy.