Effective: April 20, 2015
As part of Your use of SmartCentral and any Sharp services available through SmartCentral, Sharp may ask that you voluntarily provide some types of personally identifiable information to us, including, but not limited to, Your name and contact information. Sharp may also collect and store certain other information through Your use of SmartCentral, including, but not limited to, IP address, MAC address (a unique identifier of the device), other individual device identifiers, individual account information and passwords, application access information, user preferences, usage patterns, cache data, and other actions taken in connection with the use of SmartCentral.
of Your Information
Sharp collects and may use the information collected to operate and improve SmartCentral, deliver the services and/or Connected Services You have requested or may be interested in, and otherwise enhance Your overall experience with SmartCentral. For instance, Sharp may, without limitation, use the information to provide customer service and support, update You on new products or services, personalize SmartCentral, make new content available to You based on geographic location, interests or preferences, or share information collected with existing or potential Third Party Content Providers to deliver or improve existing or develop new content accessible via SmartCentral.
We Collect Information
Sharp may utilize standard internet tools such as cookies, tags, caches, and user events to temporarily store or retrieve non-personally identifiable information in connection with your use of SmartCentral. A Cookie is a text-only string of characters which may be temporarily stored in Your SmartCentral television or on Sharp’s servers. A Pixel Tag is a graphic on a web page or in an e-mail message designed to track pages viewed and messages opened.
Sharp takes precautions, including administrative, technical and physical measures, to safeguard and help protect personally identifiable information collected from loss, theft and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Information collected will be stored on a secure data base.
Information of Children
At Sharp, we are committed to protecting the personal information of children. As such, SmartCentral is not meant for use by individuals under the age of 18 and Sharp will not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under such age. If we learn that a child under the age of eighteen has provided any personal information, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information promptly. Sharp encourages parents and legal guardians to participate in all online activities of their children and instruct them to not provide any personally identifiable information to Sharp via SmartCentral.
You may terminate at any time the collection of personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information by disabling Your use of SmartCentral.
8. Notice to California Residents - Your California
If you are a California resident, you have the right to receive: (a) information identifying any third party company(ies) to whom Sharp may have disclosed, within the past year, Your personal information and (b) a description of the categories of personal information disclosed. To obtain such information, please email your request to: SmartCentralPrivacy@SharpUSA.com. You are entitled to request such information once per calendar year.