We collect both personally identifiable information and other information about your visit that is not personally identifiable. When you visit the Websites you may be asked to give us personally identifiable information such as your name, date of birth, gender, postal or e-mail addresses, telephone number or account information. The information our customers and Website visitors share with us is for our internal use because it helps us personalize our marketing and continually improve the Websites. We also may collect your information, including your financial information, to process your transactions, maintain your accounts, and offer additional products and services to you. BSH will not collect this information without informing you first. It is your option to provide the information requested, but declining to provide BSH with information will limit the functionality of the Websites. We may use the information we collect to request your participation in surveys and promotions, and we may send you product information, updates or special offers. If you no longer wish to receive these kinds of communications from us, you may opt out at any time by going to the following webpage address: http://optout.bsh-usa.com.
All of the information we collect from you will be maintained in accordance with the laws of the United States. BSH ensures that all personally identifiable information that it receives via the Internet is reasonably secure against unauthorized access. We will release personal information as required by law, for example to comply with a court order or subpoena or to assist in criminal investigations. We may also disclose personal information when we deem it advisable in order to protect the safety and security of our Websites and visitors to our Websites.
The information we collect may be stored, processed, and passed on to other companies owned by or under common ownership with BSH. We may also share your personal information with third parties, such as service providers, direct marketing companies or our joint marketing partners. The reasons we may share your personal information include the following: to process your transactions; to maintain your accounts; to respond to legal investigations; to offer products and services to you; to jointly market products and services with other companies; to market our affiliates' products and services to you; and to market nonaffiliated third parties' products and services to you. If you do not wish for us to share your personal information with nonaffiliated third parties, you may opt out at any time by going to the following webpage address: http://optout.bsh-usa.com.
Our Websites are not directed at children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of thirteen through the Websites. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received information from a visitor under the age of thirteen through the Websites, we will delete the information from our records. Some links on our Websites may take visitors to third-party sites that are directed at children in whole or in part. We are not responsible for those third parties nor their collection and use of children's information. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of any third-party sites you visit, whether linked from our Websites or otherwise.
You should never send proprietary, sensitive, or secret information to BSH through the Websites. Such information goes beyond the personally identifiable information covered by this Policy, and BSH will not be responsible for collecting, protecting, or reviewing it. By providing any such information or materials to BSH, you grant to BSH an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, transmit and distribute such information and materials, and you further agree that BSH is free to use any ideas, concepts or know-how that you or individuals acting on your behalf provide to BSH through the Websites. You further recognize that BSH does not want you to, and you agree that you will not, provide any information or materials to BSH that are defamatory, threatening, obscene, harassing, or otherwise unlawful, or that incorporates the proprietary material of another.
Our Websites may contain links to other websites which are not owned or controlled by us. If you follow a link to a third party's website, we do not assume any liability for the performance, quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or any other aspect of products or services on any other website, and can make no representation or warranty with regard to such third party sites. We are not responsible for third parties' legal or privacy policies, nor for their processing of personal data.
The Websites are owned and operated by BSH Home Appliances Corporation, 1901 Main Street, Suite 600, Irvine, CA, USA 92614. Although data and personally identifiable information collected by BSH through our Websites becomes the property of BSH, we will take reasonable steps to amend, update, verify, or delete personally identifiable information you have provided to us. If you have any questions about this Policy or data security practices, or you wish to amend, update, or verify the information on file, or to notify us that you want your information deleted from our files, please contact us. We can be reached at the above address, by telephone at (949) 440-7100, and by e-mail at http://optout.bsh-usa.com.
We reserve the right to update this Policy at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of the Websites after any change in this Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. Additional terms and conditions regarding the processing of your data may also be provided to you when you request a particular service or access particular content. The effective date of this Policy is November 2011.