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Mitsui & Co. Deutschland GmbH

Privacy Policy

Mitsui & Co. Deutschland GmbH ("Mitsui") is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy (together with Mitsui's terms of use and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data Mitsui collects from you, or that you provide to Mitsui, will be stored and used and your right to verify and amend your information in accordance with this policy. Please read this policy carefully to understand Mitsui's views and practices regarding your personal data and how Mitsui will treat it.

By using the Website, you consent to this policy and accept its regulations.

The term "personal data" as used in this policy shall mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A person is identifiable when the person can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

USE OF MITSUI'S CONTACT DETAILS

In general, the use of www.mitsui.com/de/ (the "Website") does not require any statement of personal data (e.g. name, physical address, e-Mail). Any statement of personal data from your side provided via the Website is given on a voluntary basis only. Your personal data will not be forwarded to third parties other than any member of the Mitsui group, which means its ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries or its affiliates from time to time (the "Mitsui Group") without your explicit consent.

Mitsui objects all use of Mitsui's contact details as shown in this Website for sending marketing or information materials without Mitsui's explicit demand. Mitsui retains its rights to defend itself against all unwanted mailing (including without limitation Spam e-Mails).

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

Mitsui may collect, store and process the following information, including without limitation personal data, about you:

  • Information which is automatically collected when you visit the Website such as an IP address, domain name and referring websites.
  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website.
  • Information when you report a problem with the Website.
  • Details of your visits to the Website and the resources that you access.
  • If you contact Mitsui, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

Mitsui will only use such information collected from you for the purposes and reasons set out in this policy.

IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES

Mitsui may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about Mitsui's users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. Mitsui may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

The Website is hosted by an external web hosting provider. The above mentioned statistical data may be stored in a protocol file at the relevant server.

The Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Please note that the Website uses Google Analytics in its extended version that processes anonymized, i.e. reduced, IP addresses in order to exclude direct reference to individual persons.

You may refuse to accept cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. As an option, Google provides a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en) ("Add-on"), the use of which is in your sole discretion. Mitsui shall not be responsible for any inconveniences or damages incurred by the use of such Add-on.

However, if you select not accepting cookies you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, the system will issue cookies when you log on to the Website.

WHERE MITSUI STORES YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The personal data that Mitsui collects from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") for the purposes set out below. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for Mitsui (both as employee or as contractor). By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although Mitsui does its best to protect your personal data, it cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once Mitsui has received your information, it will use strict procedures and security features to make best efforts to prevent unauthorised access.

USES MADE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Mitsui may use any information held about you to ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer, for system administration purposes, to process your request or application and/or to provide you with the information you requested from Mitsui.

Mitsui shall be entitled to use and disclose to third parties all information provided by you other than personal data (including without limitation ideas, inventions, concepts, processes, know-how) for any purpose (including without limitation development and marketing of services).

Mitsui will not transfer your personal data to any third parties other than any member of the Mitsui Group or its external technical service provider (including without limitation web hosting provider) and then only for the purposes set out in this policy.

Mitsui will use your information in accordance with its policies and procedures regarding the storage, access and disclosure of such information.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Mitsui may disclose your personal data to any member of the Mitsui Group.

Mitsui may disclose your personal data to third parties where Mitsui sells or buys any business or assets; if Mitsui or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party; if Mitsui is under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply Mitsui's terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, our safety of Mitsui, our customers, or others.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to ask Mitsui not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing at any time or may ask for information about, correct or otherwise amend any of the personal information we hold about you. Our contact details can be found on our website under "Contact Us".

The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

Mitsui may revise this policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes as they are binding on you. Any changes made to the privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.

This policy was last updated in June 2012.

CONTACT

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcome. For our contact details, Please click "Contact Us".