Personal Information Protection Notice

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Interfacial Consultants LLC (“IFC”) appreciates your visit to our website (our “Website”) and your interest in our services and products. As your privacy is important to us, and we take care to protect your information, including your Personal Information (defined as information that directly or indirectly personally identifies you and any type of information about you protected under applicable data privacy laws) collected through our Website and/or through the normal conduct of our business operations.

By accessing our Website, you accept, and consent to, this Personal Information Protection Notice (this “Privacy Notice”). If you do not agree to this Privacy Notice, your choice is not to use our Website. This Privacy Notice may be updated from time to time without notice. We therefore ask you to consult it on a regular basis. The last line of this Privacy Notice below indicates when this Privacy Notice was last updated.

The Purpose and The Scope of This Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice applies to the information you have provided about yourself or that IFC has generated in connection with your use of our Website or use of our online services. 

The terms of this Privacy Notice may be modified or supplemented by other agreements you have entered with IFC, or any applicable laws or regulations related to the protection of personal information. For certain services, IFC may provide you with privacy statements in addition to this Privacy Notice.

Information We Collect About You

We may collect and process Personal Information about you from different sources, including but not limited to:

    • Identity Data includes name, country, company, position, employer number, user account data, date of birth and gender. 
    • Contact Data includes email address, telephone numbers, office location address, billing address, delivery address.
    • Financial Data includes bank account and payment card information.
    • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, date and time of your access, time zone setting and location, browser type and version, your device identifiers, your internet or wireless service provider and other technology on the devices you use to access our Website.

The above categories and their definitions are only exemplary and additional information or types of information may be collected, however, we specifically strive to not collect any highly sensitive information, such as social security numbers, protected class information, medical information and the like.

How We Collect and Process Personal Information

We use different methods to collect Personal Information from and about you including through:

  • Direct interactions. You may give us your identity, contact information, and financial data by exchanging business cards, sending emails or filling in forms or otherwise.
  • Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our Website, we (and service providers acting on our behalf) will automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this Technical Data by using cookies and other similar technologies. Please see our Cookie Policy below for further details. 

Purposes for Which We Will Use Your Personal Data

The following are examples of how we may use Personal Information we collect:

    • providing our products and services and information relating to our products and services;
    • executing and performing contracts for our products and services, as well as management after completion of such contracts;
    • fulfilling customer inquiries, respond to any problems that may arise, such as difficulties in navigating our Website or accessing certain features;
    • sending samples, price quotations, products and information;
    • developing new products and services;
    • sending you newsletters, features, promotional material, surveys and other updates;
    • sending you emails and/or postal messages with information about the brand and other content of NAGASE Group Companies that we think may be of interest to you;
    • developing and providing advertising tailored to your interests, including interest-based advertising;
    • personalizing your experience on our Website by presenting products and information tailored to you;
    • gauging our customers’ trends to determine what products and services are most popular with our customers; and
    • providing services relating to or connected to services other than those described above.

Disclosures of Your Information

We may share your Personal Information with NAGASE Group Companies inside or outside the United States. IFC may also outsource the processing of your Personal Information to third parties.

IFC may also disclose Personal Information to governmental agencies or entities, regulatory authorities, courts, or other persons in accordance with any applicable law, regulation, court order or official request, or under any and for the purposes of guidelines issued by regulatory or other authorities, or similar processes as either required or permitted by applicable law.  When transferring Personal Information internationally we, and our service providers acting on our behalf, follow applicable data privacy laws.

How Long Do We Store Your Personal Information?

We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice unless a longer retention period is required by law. We erase your Personal Information if the retention of that Personal Information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed, or to comply with legal obligations (such as retention obligations under tax or commercial laws).

Cookie Policy

Our Website uses cookies, web beacons, or other similar tools. Cookies are small files containing certain information that are stored on your device. Cookies are served either by IFC or by third parties providing services to IFC. As you interact with our Website, we (and service providers acting on our behalf) will automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. Cookies are necessary to provide certain functionalities on a website, e.g. to maintain a language choice made by a user. Moreover, cookies enable the respective issuer (IFC or a third party) to recognize that the website was previously called up by a certain end device, allowing the identification of returning visitors (or rather their end devices) and gathering information about their usage of the website and their presumed interests.

Cookies can be assigned to four categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functionality cookies, and targeted cookies. To review a description of these categories and how the information collected with cookies is used, or to change or withdraw your consent at any time, please refer to the Cookie Settings page by following the link below.

Cookies Settings

Information from Third-Party Analytics Providers

We may use one or more third–party analytics services to evaluate your use of our Website, or Nagase websites or platforms, as the case may be, by compiling reports on activity (based on their collection of IP addresses, Internet service provider, browser type, operating system and language, referring and exit pages and URLs and other similar usage data) and analyzing performance metrics. These third parties use cookies and other technologies to help collect, analyze, and provide us reports or other data.

By accessing and using our Website, or Nagase websites or platforms, you consent to the processing of data about you by these analytics providers in the manner and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice.

Security of Your Personal Information

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission at our Website and once we receive it. We maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect the Personal Information collected by us against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and any other unlawful form of Processing of the Personal Information in our possession.

However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. IFC cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. IFC also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If you believe your Personal Information has been compromised, please contact us as set forth in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Privacy Notice.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected Personal Information breach and will notify of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

To review additional information pertaining your region, please click the links below:
Further Information for UK and EU Residents
Further Information for US Residents

Your Rights

The data privacy laws in your jurisdiction may entitle you to the following rights:

  • Confirm whether we process their personal information.
  • Access and delete certain personal information.
  • Data portability.
  • Opt-out of personal data processing for targeted advertising and sales.
  • Correct inaccuracies in their personal information, taking into account the information’s nature and processing purpose.
  • Opt-out of profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects. 

Changes to this Privacy Notice

From time to time, in order to comply with changes in applicable law or for legitimate business purposes, we may make changes to this Privacy Notice. Any changes we make will be displayed on our Website. Please check back from time to time to ensure that you have read the most recent version of this Privacy Notice.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice or our privacy practices, please contact us using the Personal Data Change Request Form.

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: [email protected]

Last updated: April 3, 2024