Samsung.com operated by Samsung Group, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, Samsung Electronics America, Inc; Samsung Telecommunications America, LLP; Samsung Information Systems, America, ("Samsung")
Your privacy is of great importance to us. As a user of this web site (the "Site"), you are valued by us and we will take appropriate measures to protect the information provided by and collected from you on the Site in connection with the functions, facilities, products and services offered on our Site (the "Samsung Services"). As our business changes and grows, so will this policy. Please check back periodically for additions and changes.
Information We Collect and How we use it
We only request and use information absolutely essential to respond to your requests for information on our products or services and to inform you of services we think may be of interest to you. Our site uses your IP address (an IP address identifies the type of browser you are using i.e. Netscape; Internet Explorer by assigning a unique number) for general system administration to serve you better by diagnosing problems with our server.
At times, we may use a feature of your browser to send your computer a "cookie". Cookies are used by thousands of web sites in order to enhance your web experience. A cookie is a small data file that assigns a unique anonymous number to your browser from a web server and is stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies can not damage or read information stored on your hard drive. Cookies make your web experience more enjoyable by storing passwords and preferences. You can adjust your browser settings to refuse all cookies or to inform you when a cookie is being placed on your hard drive. However, your election not to accept cookies may diminish your experience with the Site because of additional time needed to repeatedly enter information.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We will not disclose, sell, trade, or rent Personal Information without your prior consent, except to the extent necessary to provide you with a requested Samsung Service. In certain rare circumstances, we may be compelled by law to disclose your Personal Information, such as in connection with a lawsuit or other legal proceeding. In the event disclosure is required, we will use reasonable commercial efforts to try to secure confidential treatment of the disclosed Personal Information, including prohibiting use of the information for any commercial purpose.
In addition, we reserve the right to disclose certain information when, in its sole discretion, it determines that such disclosure is necessary to protect Samsung or its employees, their rights or property, or to protect the physical safety or health of employees of Samsung or a member of the general public.
Any submissions that you make to any public areas of the Site such as bulletin boards ("Public Areas") will be public and will not be considered Personal Information. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the actions of other users of the Site or of Clients with respect to any information you post in Public Areas. In addition, information that you submit to Public Areas may be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited messages and for other purposes.
Links to Third Party Sites
You may be able to access third party web sites through links available on this Site. You understand and agree that your use of such third party sites, including other Samsung sites, will be governed by the privacy policies of those sites and not by this Privacy Statement.
Children's Personal Information
The Samsung Services and this Site are not intended for children under the age of 13 years age. We will not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Statement by instructing their children to never provide information on this Site without their permission.
User Access to Personal Information
Protection of Information
Samsung will maintain the confidentiality of the information it collects. We maintain internal practices that help protect the security and confidentiality of this information by limiting employee access to and use of this information.
About Samsung Group
Each company within the Samsung Group is an independent legal entity. Samsung Group is not a legal entity. Samsung Group is a term to conveniently refer to a group of companies that are tied together by their corporate history. Therefore, please do not mistake the companies by their use of the similar name Samsung. In particular, no company within the Samsung Group can accept or receive service of process on behalf of another. No company within the Samsung Group is legally liable for another unless specifically agreed to in writing to assume such liabilities. This site does not establish any nexus between any of the companies such that you can assume that they can be sued jointly or severally on behalf of another.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Legal Department at 201-229-4068.