Your California / Rhode Island Privacy Rights
Individual customers who reside in California or Rhode Island and have provided personal data to Sharp may obtain information about our disclosures of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their “direct marketing” purposes. These requests must be submitted to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Promptly upon receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the types of personal information disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes during the immediately proceeding calendar year and names and addresses of these parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.
Use of Your Information
You are free to browse through SharpUSA and/or Sharp Direct to learn more about our products without providing any information about yourself. However, if you decide to make a purchase and/or register with SharpUSA and/or Sharp Direct, we will ask you to provide certain information. The information you provide will be used to process your purchase and/or registration. Customers who register are also required to select a password. It is your responsibility to maintain the secrecy of your password(s) and/or account information. In the event you supply your credit card information, such information will only be used to complete your purchase.
Personal Information of Children
At Sharp, we are committed to protecting the personal information of children and complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Act of 1998. As such, SharpUSA and Sharp Direct are not meant for use by individuals under the age of 13 and Sharp will not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 13. Sharp encourages parents and legal guardians to participate in all of the online activities of their children and to instruct them not to provide any personally identifiable information to Sharp.
In conjunction with Cookies, Sharp uses Web Beacons to monitor traffic generated from various forms of advertising such as banner ads, or to track general traffic. A Web Beacon is a graphic on a web page or in an email message designed to track pages viewed and messages opened. Web Beacons are often invisible because they are typically only 1-pixel by 1-pixel in size. In many cases, companies place Web Beacons on web pages to collect data about visitors. When a user requests a page on our site, the Web Beacon is retrieved/activated. Once the Web Beacon is retrieved/activated, it points to an external site to retrieve the image. At that time it can also pass along information such as the IP address of the computer that retrieved the image, the time the Web Beacon was viewed and for how long, and the type of browser that retrieved the image. This information is then compiled and made available to Sharp. Web Beacons, along with Cookies, enable us to enhance your experience on SharpUSA and Sharp Direct.
Sharp takes precautions – including administrative, technical and physical measures – to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. SharpUSA and Sharp Direct use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is required. To make purchases from Sharp Direct you must use an SSL-enabled browser. This assists in protecting the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it is being transmitted over the internet. Although we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of any personal information collected, we will not be liable for disclosure of personal information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized acts of third parties. Please be aware that emails you send to us are not transmitted in a secure environment. Therefore we recommend that you do not send sensitive or financial information to us in an email.
If at any time you would like to make a purchase, but do not want to provide your credit card information online, you may contact a sales representative over the telephone at 1-877-742-7704 to make your purchase by phone.
Third Party Sites
If you do not wish to receive offers or other notices from us in the future, or if you do not want us to share any of your personal information with any third parties, you can "opt-out" during the purchase process, by sending an email message to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us at the address listed at the end of this Policy. Please be sure to give us your exact name and address so we can be sure that we remove your name from our lists. You can "opt-out" of receiving future emails by following the "unsubscribe" procedure described in the emails we send you.
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