Panasonic Corporation of North America ("Panasonic USA") has created this online privacy statement in order to disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site, www.panasonic.com.
There are instances (such as when you order a product or register a product purchase) when we ask you to provide certain personal information about yourself, such as your name, shipping/billing address, telephone number and email address. We may also maintain a record of your product purchases.
Our site provides you the opportunity to opt into receiving communications from us and our partners at any point where we request that you provide us with your personal information. Where indicated just select the appropriate option when completing a survey or other form.
Whether or not to provide such personal information is completely your own choice. But if you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to purchase products or access certain content on our web site. In addition, we may need to contact you via phone, email or mail to address questions or issues specific to your order, even if you have opted to not receive marketing communications from us.
In general, you can visit most of our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We use the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer (or similar computing device) which you use to access or web site to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web site. Your IP address identifies your computer or device and, if applicable, your shopping cart, and allows us to gather broad demographic information on site visitors, but individual users will remain anonymous, unless you voluntarily tell us who you are.
Parts of our site use a browser feature called "cookies". A "cookie" is a small data file that is placed on the hard drive (or equivalent storage device) of your computer (or similar computing device) when you visit a web site. A "session cookie" expires immediately when you end your session (i.e., close your browser). A "persistent cookie" stores information on the hard drive; so when you end your session and return to the same web site at a later date, the cookie information is still available. A cookie will not corrupt your hard drive or transmit viruses to your computer.
We use any personal information that you provide to us so that we can process any orders that you place and follow up with you concerning the products that you purchase. We also use your personal information so that we may gather data and statistics concerning visitors to our web site and analyze such data to look for preferences and trends. Also, if you permit us to do so, we use your personal information so that we may inform you of new products, services and offers from Panasonic USA and from our partners.
We allow third-party companies to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web sites. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of material clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or similar technology to collect this information.
Panasonic USA does not intentionally collect personal information from children under age 13. If a child has provided us with personal information, a parent or guardian of that child should contact the Panasonic Privacy Administrator as indicated below.
Our site links to various other sites which may ask you to voluntarily provide your personal information. Your information will be used by us and may be shared with our partners for market research studies, reports, and surveys as well as for marketing purposes. You will always be given the choice to opt into receiving communications from us and our partners.
Any form of communication sent to this site, be it ideas, suggestions or any other e-mail, will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.