Privacy Policy

Updated date: November 9, 2015



Notice:
HIKVISION Europe B.V. and its affiliates ("HIKVISION") takes your personal information very seriously. This Privacy Policy ("the Policy") has been designed to regulate how to collect, store, use and share your personal information. Please review this Policy before using the website. By accessing the website, you are deemed to accept this Policy and permit HIKVISION to collect, store, use and share your personal information according to the terms of this Policy. The Policy may be modified from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.


Collection of your information
When you use the website, software or other services provided by HIKVISION, HIKVISION will collect your information as described in this Policy. The information can be divided into two classifications: personal information and non-personal information.


Personal information is data that is related to you, or is able to identify who you are with other information, including but not limited to your name, date of birth, contact address, contact number, email address, and video content files that may contain personal visual identity information.


Non-personal information is the data that cannot establish any relationship with a specific individual, such as occupation, language, area code, product serial numbers, URL, user behavior, video content files that do not contain personal visual identity information, etc.


Storage of personal information
As stipulated in the Policy, HIKVISION will store your personal information for a certain time period. HIKVISION will use any and all reasonable technologies and strategies to prevent data loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure and other problems, and also will conduct a periodic review on the effectiveness of the current storage and treatment methods, including physical safety precautions, to avoid unauthorized access.


Notwithstanding the above, HIKVISION has implemented best practices, but HIKVISION cannot guarantee that your personal information is under absolute security with the existing security technology. You acknowledge that HIKVISION is not liable for any losses in the event that your personal information is revealed or stolen due to force majeure or security issues not caused by HIKVISION.


Use of personal information
In order to provide a better user experience, HIKVISION might use your personal information for the following purposes, including but not limited to:

 

  • HIKVISION may use your personal information to increase the safety of websites, software and other services provided by HIKVISION, such as user authentication, security protection, fraud detection, filing and backups;

    Unless you choose to unsubscribe, HIKVISION may contact you by sending electronic communications to tell you about new products and services. HIKVISION may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and researches.



Share of personal information
HIKVISION will not disclose your personal information, unless (I) with your prior written consent; (II) in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations, or required by authorities; (III) by terms of the Policy; (IV) for protecting the legitimate interests of HIKVISION.


HIKVISION may limit the access of your personal information to its employees on a need-to-know basis, and shall ensure that its employees comply with the obligation at least the same level set forth in the Policy.


In addition, HIKVISION may make certain personal information available to reliable third party strategic partners at times that work with HIKVISION to provide better user experience and increase the quality of services. Under such circumstances, your acceptance of the Policy means that you agree and authorize HIKVISION to provide your personal information to said third parties.


Scope of application
This Policy is applicable to all the websites, software and other services provided by HIKVISION, except where stated otherwise.


HIKVISION websites may contain links to third party-provided services. Your personal information might be collected by third parties when you are using their services; therefore, HIKVISION encourages you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.


Non-personal information is not governed by the Policy; moreover, you agree that HIKVISION has the right to collect, store, use, and share your non-personal information for any and all purposes, including without limitation:


  • Understand user behavior, in order to optimize user experience, perfect function design, or to provide better services;

    Analyze the database, in part or in whole, for commercial purposes, including but not limited to: data analytics and usage of the obtained data from the number of user visits, the time period of visiting, user preference and other data.





Contact method
If you suspect that your personal information is unlawfully being collected, used or infringed upon in any manner, please contact us immediately via email at marketing.eu@hikvision.com. Please provide: I) your name (or nickname) and preferred method of contact; II) a detailed complaint with the corresponding website link; and III) the reason why you would like your personal information removed from the database.