Privacy Policy

OPEN CASCADE believes that the establishment of trust and privacy is instrumental to the continued growth of the Internet.

Last update: December 2, 2015

We also believe that the efficient collection, use and transfer of information serve to enhance the development of the Internet and electronic commerce, provided that such information is handled in a fair and responsible manner.

 

INTRODUCTION

In order to inform you of its policies and activities with respect to the collection, use and transfer of Personal Data on its websites, OPEN CASCADE is providing you with an electronic copy of this Privacy Policy (the "Policy"). This Policy applies to all websites that are owned and operated by OPEN CASCADE, unless a particular website displays its own privacy policy.

OPEN CASCADE is the data controller with respect to Personal Data collected and processed via its respective website. When required by local law, the relevant OPEN CASCADE entity performs the formalities with the local data protection authorities with respect to the processing of Personal Data.

In this Policy, “Personal Data” means information which relates to an individual and which identifies that individual, either directly or indirectly (together with other information that is reasonably likely to come into OPEN CASCADE’s possession), such as your name, email address or telephone number.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Generally, you can visit OPEN CASCADE websites without providing any Personal Data about yourself. However, in order to access some parts of our websites, such as to download certain files, or in connection with another specific purpose, we may need to collect Personal Data from you. Providing Personal Data to us in these events is voluntary. If you do not provide Personal Data to us, then you will not be able to benefit from the respective functionality offered by our websites, such as communication, or downloading of files. The purposes, for which your Personal Data is collected, are described below, along with a brief description of how your Personal Data may be handled in each case.

  • Communicating with you. We will follow up on comments and other requests that you submit to us through our website, such as online queries, business related inquiries, or registering your attendance at a conference. This may include using your Personal Data to call you back by telephone or communicating with you via email.
  • Direct marketing and promotion. Direct marketing and/or promotional efforts by or on behalf of OPEN CASCADE may include providing you with specific information that you have requested online, providing more general information about other OPEN CASCADE offerings, or enabling you to participate to online contests or to register for any sponsored events. When we collect Personal Data for direct marketing or promotional purposes, however, we generally offer appropriate choices regarding the use of your Personal Data.
  • Discussion forums. If you choose to participate in OPEN CASCADE discussion forums then, in some cases, you may be required to register certain details, such as your name and email address. You should also be aware that your comments may be made broadly available to others, inside or outside OPEN CASCADE, depending on which particular discussion forum you are accessing.
  • Maintaining the website and conducting customer satisfaction surveys. We will use your Personal Data in order to maintain and improve our website. We may also use your Personal Data in order to conduct customer satisfaction surveys.
  • Compiling statistics regarding the use of the website.

When providing Personal Data on this website, you acknowledge that you have the necessary authorization and consent to disclose Personal Data to be used by OPEN CASCADE as described in this Policy.

COOKIES

Cookies are used on this website. By using our website, you agree that cookies are to be placed on your device as further explained below.

Cookies are small pieces of data that a website sends to your computer's web browser while you are navigating through it. They have many different purposes, but mainly, cookies enable you to navigate between pages easily, to remember your preferences, and eventually to improve the user experience. These cookies may then be stored on your machine to identify your computer.

Cookies used on this website can be either set up by our website or by a third-party website. Moreover, these cookies can be “session” or “persistent” cookies: a session cookie is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes the browser, whereas a persistent cookie is a cookie that remains stored in the user’s terminal device until it reaches a defined expiration date.

A. Use of cookies

Here is a list of cookies we use on our website:

Cookies Description
Session identification cookies These cookies are used to provide registered and unregistered visitors with a unique identifier in order to recognize them and to analyze how they use the website.
User experience cookies We use cookies to improve user experience. These cookies do not collect any Personal Data. They store information about the state of user interface and help to improve the website performance.
Analytic cookies We use Google Analytics for web analytical purpose. Cookies set by Google Analytics are not used to track individual users. For further information on how Google Analytics collects and uses information on our behalf and the right to use such cookies, please refer to the Google Analytics products and services privacy statement. If you object to your Personal Data being collected by Google Analytics, you may download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Third-party cookies We use YouTube service to embed videos. YouTube sets its own cookies to track your activity. Please refer to YouTube (Google) privacy statement for further information on the use of such cookies.

B. How to accept or refuse cookies

If you do not want to receive cookies from our website, you may set your browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you receive a cookie, which you may then accept or refuse upon such notice. You can also generally set your browser to turn off cookies. To understand how to do this, please consult your browser’s “Tools” section, or any other similar heading.

We recommend that you leave the cookies active. Bear in mind that if you block, turn off or otherwise reject our cookies, some web pages may not display properly or you will not be able to use any website services that require you to sign in.

If you object to have cookies placed on your machine, you need to disable them. In order to do so, please follow the relevant instructions depending on your browser:

You can also use your browser’s “incognito / private” mode to keep your privacy without disabling cookies.

BUSINESS REORGANIZATIONS

Like many organizations, OPEN CASCADE may reorganize its business operations around the world from time to time, whether by buying new businesses or selling or merging existing businesses. This may involve us disclosing Personal Data to prospective or actual purchasers of parts of our business, or receiving Personal Data from potential sellers. It is our practice to seek appropriate confidentiality protection for Personal Data disclosed in these types of transactions.

LEGAL DISCLOSURES

OPEN CASCADE may disclose your Personal Data in order to enforce our website Terms of Use or in urgent circumstances to protect personal safety, the public or OPEN CASCADE’s websites. It is also possible that we may be required by law to disclose your Personal Data pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders, potentially, in any country where we do business.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA

As a general rule, OPEN CASCADE does not collect “Sensitive Personal Data” through its website. “Sensitive Personal Data” means Personal Data concerning racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, or concerning health or sex life. By volunteering unsolicited sensitive Personal Data to us (e.g., by submitting your resume or a job application online), you expressly consent to your Personal Data being used as described in this Policy.

ACCESSING, CORRECTING, UPDATING AND DELETING PERSONAL DATA

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Policy, or would like to request a copy of your Personal Data, then please contact us. Also, if you consider your Personal Data to be incorrect, then please both sign-in and update your profile on our website so that OPEN CASCADE may make any necessary updates and corrections. If you wish to delete your profile, please send a request via Contact Form.

DATA SECURITY AND INTEGRITY

OPEN CASCADE uses various technological and procedural security measures in order to protect the Personal Data we collect, use or transfer from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. However, you should be aware that, due to the open and unsecured character of the Internet, OPEN CASCADE cannot be responsible for the security of transmissions of the Personal Data over the Internet.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

OPEN CASCADE websites may provide links to third-party websites. OPEN CASCADE does not make any representations or warranties with respect to such third-party websites. You should be aware that the owners and operators of such third-party websites might collect, use or transfer Personal Data under different terms and conditions than OPEN CASCADE. Upon linking to a third-party website, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies of such third-party websites.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

In order to check updates to this Policy, please consult this page on a regular basis.

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