Sharp is committed to respecting your privacy. We recognize your need to control personal information you share with us. Sharp uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service.
What We Request
There are instances on our web site where we ask you to provide personal information such as name, address, phone number, email address, and business information. This type of information will improve your website experience or allow Sharp to follow-up with you after you visit our site.
What You Gain
The information you provide will not be sold, but may be shared within or among business partners to support your customer relationship with us. Sharp will use this information for:
1. Personal Acknowledgements
2. Personalized Messages
3. Pre-filled Forms
4. Sending targeted e-mails to alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services. In the event that you are not interested in email alerts, you will have the opportunity to decline this service by clicking the "unsubscribe" link in the email.
Other Important Privacy Issues
Sharp will not sell your personally identifiable information to others, but we may share your information with Sharp entities and/or business partners to serve your needs.
A 'cookie' is a text-only string of characters that is temporarily stored in your computer's memory. Our cookies are time sensitive. If the expiration of a cookie is set to be longer than the time you spend on a site, then this string is saved in a 'cookie' on your hard drive for future reference, otherwise it disappears from your computer when your browser is closed. Cookies such as we use cannot retrieve information from your computer's hard drive, destroy files, or send viruses.
In conjunction with Cookies, Sharp.co.in uses Web Beacons to monitor web site traffic generated from various forms of advertising such as banner ads, or to track general site traffic. A Web Beacon is a graphic on a web page or in an e-mail 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 Sharp.co.in page, 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 sharpUSA.com. Web Beacons, along with Cookies, enable us to enhance your experience on the sharpUSA site.
Questions or Concerns
Special Privacy Notification for California Residents
Individual customers who reside in California 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. 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 preceding calendar year and names and addresses of these parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.