This Policy also tells you what to do if you do not want your Personal Information used for marketing purposes and how you can change information that you have already provided to us. This Policy applies to this website and any related electronic application (“app”) and to Ajinomoto’s collection of data through printed promotional materials, such as sweepstakes entry forms, coupons or other mail-in offers, and telephone calls to Ajinomoto’s consumer services department. This Policy does not apply to banners, sweepstakes, or promotions sponsored by third parties in which Ajinomoto may participate.
If you do not agree with any terms in this Policy, please do not visit this website or use our app and/or provide any Personal Information.
If you choose not to provide Personal Information, certain functions may be unattainable, including but not limited to, accessing designated areas of our website or full use of our app, entering sweepstakes or contests, requesting samples, or communicating with us via email.
We may also collect Personal Information from you about a third party. For instance, you may ask us to forward information from our site to another individual, in which case we require such individual’s name and email address. Please note that we use such information only for the specified purpose (e.g. to mail requested information) and we will not contact the third party again, unless and until the third party contacts us.
When you supply us with Personal Information, we will use it for the express purpose for which it was collected (e.g. to enter you in a sweepstake). Personal Information may also be used to contact you regarding other products and services that may be of interest to you, including those that we may offer jointly with other companies. You may choose to opt out of such contact at any time.
We will not knowingly collect Personal Information from children 13 years of age or younger for marketing purposes. If we find that we have accidentally obtained Personal Information from a child 13 years of age or younger, we will remove that child’s information from our active database. If a child 13 years of age or younger has provided Personal Information to us, a parent or guardian should contact us so that we can remove such Personal Information from our active database.
We may retain third parties to analyze data that we collect, including Personal Information, to help us improve our products, our website, and our apps. In addition, if you order a product or a service from us, we may provide Personal Information to suppliers and other third parties to enable delivery of such product or service. These third parties, including suppliers, are not authorized by us to use your Personal Information in any way other than for the purpose which they are retained.
We may supplement the information that you provide to us with other information that we receive from third parties for marketing purposes, in order to provide the most appropriate products and services to meet your needs.
We may also transfer, sell or assign your Personal Information to any entity to which we divest all or a portion of our business (for example, in connection with our sale of a brand), to the extent that you provided such information to the specific portion of our business (or brand) that is being divested, or otherwise in connection with a merger, consolidation, change in control, reorganization or liquidation of all or a portion of our business.
We will release your Personal Information if required to do so by law, search warrant, subpoena or court order.
Ajinomoto will retain your Personal Information for only so long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes to which you have consented or as required by law. For example, we may be subject to legal requirements with respect to the retention of documents such as sweepstake entry forms.
Ajinomoto takes reasonable precautions to guard against unauthorized access to your Personal Information and to safely store your Personal Information. All personally identifiable information is subject to restricted access to prevent unauthorized access, modification or misuse. The internet, however, is not a secure medium. Therefore, the privacy of your communications and Personal Information can never be guaranteed.
If you do not want to be contacted in the future or would like for us to correct or update your Personal Information in our records, please contact us and we will take reasonable steps to comply with the foregoing requests.