CALIFORNIA PRIVACY STATEMENT

Date Last Updated: January 1, 2020

1. OVERVIEW

This California privacy statement (“Statement”) applies to DENSO Corporation (“DENSO,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) and is effective as of the date last updated, above. We strive to deliver outstanding products and services, and value our customers’ business and loyalty. We recognize that privacy is an important issue.

For California consumers, this Statement supplements and supersedes the practices we have adopted globally as described in our Privacy Policy, to describe our collection, use, and disclosure of personal information related to the contact forms and google analytics features on our website https://www.denso.com/global/en and our automated driving research vehicles. All defined terms within the California Consumer Privacy Act, including those defined in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.140, apply for the purposes of interpreting this Statement.

By accessing or using our websites, submitting information to us, or otherwise agreeing to this Statement, you understand and consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described herein.

2. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

As a California consumer, you have the right to request that we disclose what personal information about you we collect, use, disclose, and sell. More specifically, you have rights to the following without charge:

Disclosure of Personal Information We Collect About You

You have the right to know, upon submission of a verifiable request, the categories of personal information we have collected about you, the categories of sources from which we collect personal information, our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information, the categories of third parties with whom we share personal information, if any, and the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

We will not retain any personal information about you that was collected for a single one-time transaction if, in the ordinary course of business, that information about you is not retained; not reidentify or otherwise link any data that, in the ordinary course of business, is not maintained in a manner that would be considered personal information; and reserve our right not to provide personal information to you more than twice in a 12-month period.

Disclosure of Personal Information Sold or Disclosed for a Business Purpose

In connection with personal information we may sell or disclose for a business purpose, if any, you have the right to know the categories of personal information about you that we sold and the categories of third parties to whom we sold the personal information, and the categories of personal information that we disclosed about you for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed personal information for a business purpose.

Deletion of Personal Information

Subject to the exceptions set out below, and upon your submission of a verifiable request, you have the right to deletion of your personal information from our records, and to have us direct our service providers delete your personal information from their records.

We are not required to, and reserve our right not to, delete your personal information it if is necessary to complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, provide a good or service requested by you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us; detect security incidents; protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for that activity; debug, identify, or repair errors that impair existing intended functionality; exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law; comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act; enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on the your relationship with us; comply with an existing legal obligation; and otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Your Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information

A “sale” under California law is defined as any transfer of personal information for value. Because personal information is valuable to many businesses, many commonplace transfers are considered to be sales under the law. You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. We do not sell personal information related to the contact forms on our website https://www.denso.com/global/en or our automated driving research vehicles. The transfer of personal information like IP addresses to google analytics as a feature of our website of our website, may however be considered a sale under California law.

If you exercise your right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, we will refrain from selling your personal information, unless you subsequently provide express authorization for the sale of your personal information.

Children’s Personal Information

We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18 years of age, and do not sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age without affirmative authorization. Our website is available only to individuals and entities that can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. You warrant that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older to use our website. If you do not qualify, you may not use our website. If you a parent or legal guardian, please do not to allow your children to submit personal information to us without your authorization.

Freedom from Discrimination

You have the right to not be discriminated against by us if you exercise any of your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act. This means we cannot do any of the following on the basis of your exercise of these rights: deny goods or services to you; charge different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties; provide a different level or quality of goods or services to you; or suggest that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

3. PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect your personal information for the following business purposes:

  • Detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity;

  • Debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;

  • Short-term, transient use, provided the personal information that is not disclosed to another third party and is not used to build a profile about a consumer or otherwise alter an individual consumer’s experience outside the current interaction, including, but not limited to, the contextual customization of ads shown as part of the same interaction;

  • Performing services on our behalf, including maintaining or servicing accounts, providing customer service, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, processing payments, providing financing, providing advertising or marketing services, providing analytic services, or providing similar services on our behalf;

  • Undertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration; and

  • Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by the business, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by the business.

4. SOURCES FROM WHICH WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect personal information from the following categories of sources:

  • You, the consumer.

  • Service Providers.

  • DENSO Companies

5. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Vehicle Systems Testing

The personal information collected by our automated driving research vehicles includes GPS data and field test video from onboard cameras which may capture, although not identify, your image, license plate number, or other visible characteristics while in proximity to the vehicle.

Website Contact Forms

The personal information collected through the contact forms available on our website https://www.denso.com/global/en includes request category, first name, last name, country, region, address, postal code, members ID, password, phone, fax, email, company, department, managerial position name, subject, message content, interested products, and whether you have purchased services.

Automatically Collected Personal Information

By its nature, our website also automatically collects some personal information about you. In order for you to view or interact with our website, we receive individual identifiers like your IP address and some network information like date and time of pages visited. We may collect this personal information even if you are not logged in. We collect some personal information automatically using cookies or other tracking technologies as described below in Section 7. The personal information automatically collected may be collected by or on behalf of third parties who provide us inferences, aggregate reporting, or other services based on analysis of such personal information.

Please be aware that some links on our website may direct you to websites operated by other DENSO Companies or third parties. Information submitted on those websites is provided to the owner(s) of those websites, not DENSO, and subject to the privacy policies of those sites, and not this policy.

6. HOW WE LIMIT COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We consider de-identification and aggregation of personal information to be compatible with the purposes listed above and in your interest, because the anonymization of such information reduces the likelihood of improper disclosure of that information.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE MAY PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT, AS REQUIRED OR PERMITTED BY LAW.

7. HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION

We share personal information among our subsidiary and affiliated entities; service providers; and other third parties as described in this section.

DENSO Companies

We may share some or all of your personal information with subsidiary and affiliated entities for the purposes described in Section 3 above. For the purposes of this Statement, these are the “DENSO Companies.”

Commercial Customers

We may share some or all of your personal information with subsidiary and affiliated entities for the purposes described in Section 3 above. For the purposes of this Statement, these are the “DENSO Companies.”

Service Providers

We may from time to time use business partners, suppliers, and sub-contractors to assist us with the provision of services to you (for example, without limitation, website hosting, web analytics, maintenance services, database management, billing, payment processing, fraud protection, credit risk reduction, marketing, product research, or improvement of services). These entities have access to your personal information only to perform the respective tasks assigned to them on our behalf, and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. For the purposes of this Statement, these are our “Service Providers.”

Other Reasons for Which We Will Share Personal Information

We may cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with applicable law. We may disclose your personal information to government or law enforcement officials or private parties in response to lawful requests when we believe disclosure or sharing is necessary to comply with any legal obligation, enforce or apply our terms and conditions, respond to claims and legal process, protect our services, our rights, and/or the safety of the public or any person, or prevent or stop any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity (including for the purposes of fraud protection).

We share automatically collected information such as online identifiers, including cookie identifiers, internet protocol addresses and device identifiers, and client identifiers with Google in order for Google to provide us analytics reporting related to this website. For additional information about how Google uses data when you use its partner sites or apps, please visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

We may share some or all of your personal information in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution transaction, or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets. In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, personal information may also be transferred as a business asset. If another company or individual acquires our business, or assets, that company or individual will possess the personal information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your personal information as described in this Statement.

Categories of Personal Information Collected, Disclosed, and Sold.

Category of Personal Information Information Collected Sold in the Past 12 Months Categories of Third Parties to Whom Sold Disclosed for a Business Purpose in Past 12 Months Categories of Third Parties to Whom Disclosed for a Business Purpose
Identifiers First Name;
Last Name;
Country;
Region;
Address;
Postal Code;
Members ID;
Phone;
Fax;
Email;
Online Identifiers;
IP addresses
Yes Data Analytics Providers No None
Information that identifies,
relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual.
First Name;
Last Name;
Country;
Region;
Address;
Postal Code;
Members ID;
Phone;
Fax;
Email;
Online Identifiers;
IP addresses
Yes Data Analytics Providers No None
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law None No None No None
Commercial information. Request Category;
Company;
Interested Products;
Whether You Have Purchased Services
No None No None
Biometric information. None No None No None
Internet or other electronic network activity. Online Identifiers; Cookie Identifiers;
IP addresses;
Device Identifiers; Client Identifiers
Yes Data Analytics Providers No None
Geolocation data. GPS data No None Yes DENSO Companies;
Commercial Customers
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. Field test video No None Yes DENSO Companies;
Commercial Customers
Professional or employment-related information. Company;
Department;
Managerial Position Name
No None No None
Education information. None No None No None
Inferences drawn from any of the information identified above. None No None No None

The above chart does not include information collected for employment related purposes or where your communications or transactions with us occur solely in the context of due diligence regarding, or providing or receiving a product or service to or from a company, partnership, sole proprietorship, nonprofit, or government agency on whose behalf you are acting.

8. HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS

For non California State resident

For California State resident

Unless otherwise specified, to exercise any of your rights described in this Section2, please complete a data subject request form available [here] or call us toll-free at [1-833-957-2199].

In order to verify your request, you will need to provide us with enough information to identify you, verify your identity and address, and a description of what right you wish to exercise along with any information to which your requests relates.

You may also designate an authorized agent to make a request under the California Consumer Privacy Act on your behalf. In order to fulfill your request to know or delete submitted by an authorized agent, you must provide the authorized agent written permission to do so, and we may require you verify your own identity with us directly.

We reserve our right not to make a data access or portability disclosure if we cannot verify that the person making the request is the person about whom we collected information or someone authorized to act on such person’s behalf. Any personal information we collect from you to verify your identity in connection with your request will be used solely for the purposes of verification. You will not have to pay a fee to exercise your rights described herein. However, we may charge a reasonable fee or decline to comply with your request if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive. You may only make a request to know or receive personal information twice within a 12-month period.

To opt-out of the sale of your personal information, visit our homepage and click on the Do Not Sell My Information link, or click [here].

9. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

We may update this Statement from time to time, in our sole discretion. When we do so, we will post the new Statement on our website. You should consult this Statement regularly for any changes. Continued use of services following posting of such changes constitutes your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the changes. If you do not agree, you should immediately discontinue your use of our website and services.