Effective Date/Last Modified: June 10, 2021.
- Information that we receive from you when you interact with the Services
- How we use and process the information that we receive
- If and why Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties
- Your choices regarding the collection and processing of your Personal Information
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Types of Information
We collect various kinds of information that you provide to us as well as information we obtain from your use of the Services. Some of the types of information that we collect include:
“Personal Information”—information associated with or used to identify or contact a specific person. Personal Information includes: (1) contact data (such as first name, last name, e-mail address and telephone number); (2) demographic data (such as gender, date of birth and zip code); (3) certain Usage Data (defined below), such as IP address; and (4) payment information.
“Usage Data”—information about an individual's online activity that, by itself, does not identify the individual, such as:
- technical information, including your browser type, service provider, IP address, operating system and webpages visited;
- information about what you've searched for and looked at while using the Services;
- metadata, which means information related to items you made available through the Services, such as the date, time or location that a shared photograph or video was taken or posted.
How We Collect Information
We collect information from you when you:
- Use the Services. We collect Personal Information from you when you create an account to use one of the Services, contact us for help or information or otherwise voluntarily provide your Personal Information.
- When you complete surveys and questionnaires. We may ask visitors to this website to complete surveys. The results of these surveys help us improve this website, as well as the products and services we offer. We may ask you for your name and email address. Some surveys may request more background information, such as age range and income categories – this information will not be used to identify any individual.
From Our Business Partners and Service Providers. Third parties that assist us with our business operations also collect information (including Personal Information and Usage Data) about you through the Services and share it with us.
Usage Data. We also automatically collect Usage Data when you interact with the Services.
From cookies and other data collection tools. We, along with the service providers that help us provide the Services, use small text files called “cookies”, which are small computer files sent to or accessed from your web browser or your computer's or tablet's hard drive that contain information about your computer, such as a user ID, user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using the Services. Cookies are not themselves personally identifiable but may be linked to Personal Information that you provide to us through your interaction with the Services.
Cookies help us improve the Services by tracking users' navigation habits, customizing users' experience with the Services enabling us to analyze technical and navigational information about the Services; and helping to detect and prevent fraud.
We also use other cookies and other data collection tools (such as web beacons and server logs), which we collectively refer to as “data collection tools,” to help improve your experience with the Services.
The Services also may use data collection tools to collect information from the device used to access the Services, such as operating system type, browser type, domain and other system settings, as well as the operating system used and the country and time zone in which the computer or device is located.
Web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Although users are not required to accept cookies or mobile device identifiers, blocking or rejecting them may prevent access to some features available through the Services.
How We Use Your Information
We may use the information we collect for any of the following purposes:
- to provide the Services to you;
- to operate, improve, ship and/or personalize the products and services we offer, and to give each user a more consistent and personalized experience when interacting with us;
- for customer service, security, to detect fraud or illegal activities, or for archival and backup purposes in connection with the provision of the Services;
- to communicate with users via email;
- to better understand how users access and use the Services, for the purposes of trying to improve the Services and to respond to user preferences, including language and location customization, personalized help and instructions, or other responses to users' usage of the Services;
- to provide users with advertising and direct marketing that is more relevant to you;
- to enforce our Terms of Service or other applicable policies; and
- to assess the effectiveness of and improve advertising and other marketing and promotional activities on or in connection with the Services.
Please note that, in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the Services, information collected through the Services may be used in an aggregated or individualized manner.
For example, personal information collected during use of one of the services may be used to suggest particular content that can be made available to the user on another of the Services or be used to try to present more relevant advertising in another of the Services.
How We Share and Disclose Your Information
We may share and disclose information as described at the time information is collected or as follows:
When you consent. In accordance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act, we may share Personal Information with third parties if you have given us your consent to do so. We will only share Sensitive Personal Information when you have given us your opt-in consent.
To perform services. We may disclose Personal Information to third parties in order to perform services requested or functions initiated by users, such as Facebook or Google Ads. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information in order to identify a user in connection with communications sent through the Services. We also may offer users the opportunity to share information with friends and other users through the Services. OSRAM SYLVANIA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRACTICES OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY SITE, EVEN IF WE PROVIDE A LINK FROM OUR WEB SITE.
With third party service providers performing services on our behalf. We share information, including Personal Information, with our service providers to perform the functions for which we engage them (such as hosting and data analyses). We may share information as needed to operate other related services.
For legal purposes. We also may share information that we collect from users, as needed, to enforce our rights, protect our property or protect the rights, property or safety of others, or as needed to support external auditing, compliance and corporate governance functions. We will disclose Personal Information as we deem necessary to respond to a subpoena, regulation, binding order of a data protection agency, legal process, governmental request or other legal or regulatory process. We may also share Personal Information as required to pursue available remedies or limit damages we may sustain.
In aggregated form. We may share Personal Information about you in an aggregated form—that is, in a statistical or summary form that does not include any personal identifiers—with third parties in order to discover and reveal trends about how users like you interact with our services.
During corporate changes. We may transfer information, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, sale, acquisition or other change of ownership or control by or of us or any affiliated company (in each case whether in whole or in part).
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you have the right to opt out of the sale of your personal information. To exercise your right to know and/or right to deletion with SYLVANIA please submit a request by filling out the form for submission:
We will need to verify your identity before processing your request. In order to verify your identity, we will generally either require the successful login to your account or the matching of sufficient information you provide us to the information we maintain about you in our systems. Although we try to limit personal information collected in connection with a request to exercise the right to know and/or the right to deletion to that personal information identified on the Consumer Rights Request Form, certain requests may require us to obtain additional personal information from you. In certain circumstances, we may decline a request to exercise the right to know and/or right to deletion, particularly where we are unable to verify your identity.
Information Storage and Security
We retain information if it is still necessary and relevant for our operations. We also retain Personal Information to comply with applicable law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, and other actions permitted by law. After it is no longer necessary for us to retain information, we dispose of it according to our data retention and deletion policies.
We employ industry-standard security measures designed to protect the security of all information submitted through the Services. However, the security of information transmitted through the internet can never be guaranteed. We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the internet or for changes to or losses of data. Users of the Services are responsible for maintaining the security of any password, user ID or other form of authentication involved in obtaining access to password protected or secure areas of any of our digital services. In order to protect you and your data, we may suspend your use of any of the Services, without notice, pending an investigation, if any breach of security is suspected. Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of any of the Services are restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized access to such areas is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution.
It is important to us that you are able to access and review the Personal Information we have about you and make corrections to it or delete it, as necessary. You can visit your account to manage and correct the information we have on file about you. If you have any questions about how to access your Personal Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Disclaimer: Not Child-Directed
The Services are not intended for use by children. If you are under the age of majority in your place of residence, you may use the Services only with the consent of or under the supervision of your parent or legal guardian.
Consistent with the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), if we learn that we have received any information directly from a child under age 13 without first receiving his or her parent's verified consent, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child or his or her parent or legal guardian to inform the child that he or she cannot use the Services and subsequently we will delete that information.
US Data Processing
Any personal information collected about EU visitors through the Services is processed in the United States by us or by a party acting on our behalf. When you provide personal information to us through the Services, you consent to the processing of your data in the United States. The Services are hosted in the United States.
Date Filed June, 10, 2021 V.1.