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This page is specially designed to respond to Absorption chiller enquiry from customers outside Japan. For other Commercial Air Conditioning products such as VRF, PAC, AHU, etc. please contact our overseas sales offices in your region from above link.

Kindly read the Privacy Notice of this Absorption chiller Inquiry Form before you make enquiry.

Panasonic Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is intended to tell you how we use any information we collect about you (called Personal Data as defined below) and what your rights and our obligations are in relation to the processing of your Personal Data.

Your personal data is processed in accordance with our corporate rules, the European data protection legislation and, as from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

This Privacy Notice applies to the use of our Panasonic Absorption chiller “Inquiry Form” (collectively, our “Services”) and will apply whether you access our Services using a computer, mobile phone, tablet or other devices.

Please click on the links below for further information on our privacy practices:

 

  1. Who are we?
  2. What is Personal Data?
  3. What Personal Data does Panasonic collect about you?
  4. On which legal basis do we process Personal Data?
  5. Why do we use your Personal Data?
  6. To whom and where do we disclose your information?
  7. What do we do to keep your Personal Data secure?
  8. What are your rights and how can you exercise them?
  9. How long do we store your Personal Data?
  10. Third-party links and products on our Services
  11. Cookies
  12. Changes to this Privacy Notice
  13. Representative

 

1.Who are we?

  1. Panasonic Corporation Appliances Company, Corporate Planning Department, Commercial Air-Conditioning Business Unit, Heating & Cooling Solutions Business Division is responsible for the processing of your Personal Data acting as controller (“Panasonic”, “we”, “us” or “our”);
  2. We are part of the Panasonic Corporation, headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka Prefecture, Japan;
  3. We have a number of Affiliates who can be found here
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/profile/group-companies.html#renketsu

 

2.What is Personal Data?

For the purposes of this Privacy Notice, "Personal Data" consists of any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual (such as you). For example, information which identifies you may consist of your name, e-mail address, a specific Panasonic product/device identification number that you have purchased. Information which does not identify you on its own but that will link to you also qualifies as Personal Data.

 

3.What Personal Data does Panasonic collect about you?

A. Personal Data you provide directly about yourself
When you contact us via website, e-mail, telephone or in person, we may collect minimum Personal Data about you, such as your name, e-mail address, company name and the country of your company located, as well as information about the Panasonic products or devices you have purchased, such as their serial numbers and date of purchase.

B. Personal Data from third party sources
We may receive Personal Data relating to you from third parties, and described below.

  1. Information from publicly available sources
    We may receive Personal Data about you from publicly available sources, such as from your official website or a research company, such receipt and the combination with other Personal Data we hold about you taking place of in compliance with applicable laws.

 

4.On which legal basis do we process Personal Data?

We are not allowed to process Personal Data if we cannot rely on a valid legal ground. Therefore, we will only process your Personal Data when:

  1. we have obtained your prior unambiguous consent;
  2. the processing is necessary to perform our contractual obligations towards you or to take pre-contractual steps at your request;
  3. the processing is necessary to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations;
  4. the processing is necessary to protect your vital interests or those of another natural person; or
  5. the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests except where they are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. Examples of such ‘legitimate interests’ include:
    1. to benefit from cost-effective services (e.g. we may opt to use certain platforms offered by suppliers);
    2. to protect the security of our IT systems, architecture and networks; and
    3. to meet our corporate and social responsibility objectives.

 

5.Why do we use your Personal Data?

We may use the Personal Data we collect for the following purposes:

  1. Responding to your comments, questions and inquiries.
  2. Introducing and delivering our products and services that you have requested.
  3. Any other purposes necessary to operate our business and satisfy our customers.

 

6.To whom and where do we disclose your information?

A. Third parties recipient of the Personal Data
We may disclose your information to the following entities:

  1. Panasonic Affiliates
    We may need to transfer your Personal Data to other Panasonic Affiliates to provide the Services you require or any other services/assistance. All Panasonic Affiliates are required to follow the privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Notice.
  2. Third parties when required by Law or to Protect our Services
    We will disclose your Personal Data to comply with applicable Member State or European Union law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies.
  3. Other Parties in Connection
    We may disclose your Personal Data to a third party such as our business associates or our distributors or other Panasonic associates, however in that case we will inform you in advance to get your authorization.

B. International Transfer of Personal Data
The Personal Data that we collect from you will be transferred to Japan, stored at Japan and processed in Japan. We will ensure that suitable safeguards such as appropriate transfer agreements and mechanisms (such as the EU Model Clauses) are in place to help ensure that we provide an adequate level of protection to your Personal Data. You may request additional information in this respect and obtain a copy of the relevant safeguards upon request through sending a request to the contact indicated in section 8 below.

 

7.What do we do to keep your Personal Data secure?

A. General
All Personal Data you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Panasonic have put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard the Personal Data we collect in connection with our Services. These measures take into account:

  1. the state of the art of the technology;
  2. the costs of its implementation;
  3. the nature of the data; and
  4. the risk of the processing.

The purpose thereof is to protect against accidental or unlawful destruction or alteration, accidental loss, unauthorized disclosure or access and against other unlawful forms of processing.

However, please note that although we take appropriate steps to protect your Personal Data, no website, product, device, online application or transmission of data, computer system or wireless connection is completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data.

B. Other security measures
Information security, including the protection of Personal Data is organized in a global Panasonic Program called “Information Security Management” (ISM). The related aim, standards and implementation measures are organized in globally valid policy, standards and guidelines. All central European IT systems are externally assessed and fall under the information security management rules applicable under the ISO 27001 certification. The program in all its parts follow a strong yearly PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) approach to secure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all data (including your Personal Data) for the whole information lifecycle from collection to destruction of such data.

 

8.What are your rights and how can you exercise them?

A. What are your rights?
Panasonic will collect, store and process your Personal Data in accordance with your rights under any applicable data protection laws.

This service basically follows GDPR and your rights under the GDPR include, the right to access a copy of your Personal Data, the right to request the correction or the update of any inaccurate Personal Data and the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data under the conditions set out in the GDPR.

You also have the right to request the erasure of your Personal Data and, where you have consented to the processing of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time (without this withdrawal affecting the lawfulness of the processing prior to such withdrawal). In addition, you also have the right to data portability in certain cases. This is the right to request the return of the Personal Data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to request the transmission of such Personal Data to a third party, without hindrance from us and subject to your own confidentiality obligations.

B. Exercising your rights
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us by using any of the communication means below. When doing so, please provide us with a proof of your identity for identification purpose.

  1. By using inquiry form:
    [https://aircon.panasonic.com/business/lineup/chiller.html]
  2. By mail:
    [18F 1-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011, Japan]
  3. By email:
    [abs_chiller_inquiry@jp.panasonic.com]
  4. By telephone:
    [+81-3-3596-1755 / Monday-Friday JST 9:00–17:30]

We will respond to your request without undue delay and no later than one month from receipt of any such request, unless a longer period is permitted by applicable data protection laws. Please note that we will only charge a fee where we are permitted to do so by applicable data protection laws.

C. Complaints
If you are not satisfied with how we process your Personal Data, you may also file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority, in addition to your rights outlined above.

 

9.How long do we store your Personal Data?

We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes for which your Personal Data has been collected as outlined in this Privacy Notice unless a longer retention period is required by law. When your Personal Data is no longer required for the purpose it was collected or as required by applicable law, it will be deleted and/or returned to you in accordance with applicable law. The period which we would basically retain is at least 12 months to maximum 24 months from the date of your inquiry received.

 

10. Third-party links and products on our Services

Our websites, applications may contain links to other third party websites that are not operated by Panasonic, and our websites or your devices may contain applications that you can download from third parties. These linked sites and applications are not under Panasonic's control and as such, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any linked websites and online applications. If you choose to use any third party websites or applications, any Personal Data collected by the third party’s website or application will be subject to any existing privacy policy of that third party. We strongly recommend that you take the time to review the privacy policies of any third parties to which you provide Personal Data.

 

11.Cookies

A. What are cookies?
Panasonic Absorption chiller “Inquiry Form” does not collect any information through Cookies. However, Panasonic, as well as certain other third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on our Services, may use cookies and other technologies in certain areas of our Services. Cookies are small text files which may be placed on your device when visiting our website. It can be read by the web server which put the cookie on your hard drive. We may use cookies to store your preferences and settings, help you with signing in, providing targeted advertisement and to analyse your browsing experience on our website.

Please note that you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it. If you do not want to receive cookies, you may also refuse cookies altogether by activating the relevant settings on your browser. Please note that if you choose to refuse all the cookies, some features of the Services may not be accessible to you or not work properly. Finally, you can also delete cookies that have already been sent.

B. Further information on cookies
For further information on cookies and how Panasonic and other third parties use them, and for details of how cookies can be disabled, please see our Cookie Policy.

 

12.Changes to this Privacy Notice

Panasonic may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. The “Date last updated” mention at the bottom of this page states when the notice was last updated and any changes will become effective upon our posting of the revised Privacy Notice.

Where required by applicable law, we will request your consent to any such changes. We will provide this notice by email or by posting notice of the changes on the Panasonic website or through any relevant Services.

 

13.Representative

Responsible department of your personal information. Panasonic Corporation Appliances Company, Business Planning Section, Corporate Planning Department, Commercial Air-Conditioning Business Unit, Heating & Cooling Solutions Business Division.

[People who does not reside in a member state of the European Economic Area ]

If you have any questions or concerns about our processing of personal data , please mail to 18F 1-2-2 Uchisawai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011, Japan or contact us using any method mentioned in clause 8 B.

[People who resides in a member state of the European Economic Area ]

If you have a concern about our processing of personal data that we are not able to resolve, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data privacy authority where you reside. For contact details of your local Data Protection Authority, please see:
http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm

Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH, Hagenauer Strasse 43, 65203 Wiesbaden, Germany, acts as representative of the data controller if you reside in a member state of the European Economic Area. If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing, or use of your Personal Data, please contact: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH, Hagenauer Strasse 43 65203 Wiesbaden Germany Or by email:datenschutz@eu.panasonic.com

Date last updated: [ 2020/04/07 Ver1.0-abs ]

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