Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect the personal information you provide voluntarily to us through our Web Sites, e.g. when registering for one of our newsletters. This information may include in particular your contact information such as name, email address and mailing address. We use this information to fulfill your requests, such as a subscription service, or to process your orders.
As is true of most web sites, we automatically gather information about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system. We use this information to improve our Web Site and marketing efforts, and to conduct research and analysis.
We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with the operation of our Web Sites or other business activities such as shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
We may also disclose your personal information
- to other Hexagon group companies, agents, or business partners;
- as required by law such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
- in connection with a potential or actual sale of Hexagon or a portion of its assets; and
- to any other third party with your prior consent.
Information regarding cookiesWhen you view this Web Site, or any other hyperlinked web site, we may store some information on your local computer in the form of a "cookie", which allows us to adjust our Web Site to better match your preferences. Cookies are also used to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include personal information.
A cookie is a small text file, which the web site you are visiting saves on your local computer. Cookies are used by many web sites to give visitors access to a range of various functions. The information contained in the cookie can be used to monitor a user's browsing behaviour.
There are two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies.
Persistent cookies save a file for an extended period on your computer and are used, for example, with functions that describe what information is new since you last visited the particular web site. Session cookies are stored temporarily in your computer's memory while you are visiting the web site and browsing a page, and are used, for example, to determine what language you have chosen. Session cookies are not stored in your computer for an extended period, but are deleted when you close your browser.
Hexagon uses both types of cookies for the following purposes: (i) to collect visitor statistics; (ii) to enable the user to remain logged in to e.g. the subscription service on the Web Site; (iii) to remember user preferences, e.g. language, font size, etc.; and (iv) to remember user agent properties, e.g. screen resolution, connection speed, etc.
Third Party Cookies
This Web Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to help analyze the use of the Web Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Web Site (including your IP address) might be sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Under the authority of Hexagon, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Web Site, compiling reports on Web Site activity for Hexagon and providing other Web Site activity and internet related services for Hexagon. In addition, Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process the information on Google's behalf. To see details on what Google Analytics collects and how it is used please refer to http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
Our Web Site contains electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our Web Site is used, and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
Our third party partners also employ clear gifs (a.k.a. web beacons/web bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our Web Site. We do not tie the information gathered to our customers’ or users’ personally identifiable information.
How to avoid cookies
You can set your browser to block cookies. The procedure for blocking cookies will depend on what browser you are using. Access 'Help' or the appropriate menu in your browser for instructions. You can also remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. If you reject or remove cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as contests or surveys, will be limited.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in the newsletter or emails.
Updating/Accessing/Amending/Correcting Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may update and/or delete inaccuracies by making the change on our Online Subscription Service page.
We post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our Web Site which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. To request removal of your personal information from testimonials or comments please contact us email@example.com.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our Web Site includes links to other web sites whose privacy practices may differ from Hexagon AB. If you submit personal information to any of those third party web sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any web site you visit.
Social Media Widgets
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
User by minors
Registration may only be carried out by adults and persons who are authorized to do so for the company stated during registration.
Hexagon AB (publ)
Lilla Bantorget 15
103 59 Stockholm
This Privacy statement was last changed on 9 March 2015.