Privacy Policy

Effective May, 2018, updated 28 November 2022

1. Our Commitment to Privacy:

Nikon Metrology (“NIKON”, “we” or “us”) recognizes that the protection of personal data that it receives from visitors of their websites is very important.
We provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

2. Sites Covered by This Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies only to the following NIKON owned website: (the “Website”)
The data controller for data processing within The Americas

Nikon Metrology, Inc.
12701 Grand River
Brighton, MI 48116
United States of America
[email protected]om

3. The Information We Collect:

NIKON will collect and process data about customers and visitors to the present Website.

Personal data is collected at the occasion of registration or the use of some services either directly (where you will be asked to provide the data) or indirectly. Upon using our Website, our webserver will automatically recognize your internet domain name. The following information will then be collected and stored:

  • data that your browser transmits to us, including your IP address, date and time of request, time zone difference to GMT, http status code, referrer, website actually visited, type of browser, operating system and interface, screen resolution, language and version of browser software and language settings;
  • your first and last name, e-mail address, company, address, country, city postal code and phone number in case you complete our request information form and voluntarily provide us with this information;
  • the content of your e-mail in case you communicate with us and the content of your inquiry;
  • all information concerning pages of other websites which you consulted in order to go to our Website.

4. How We Use Collected Information

In summary, if you provide us with information either by registering with us or emailing an inquiry to us then this information will eventually be used by us mailnly in three ways:

  • for handling your inquiry, contacting you (by e-mail or otherwise);
  • to provide you with other relevant information from time to time, subject to your consent;
  • to maintain, secure, optimize and customize the Website, including by analyzing usage of the Website.

4.1 Use of personal information that you have provided to us

Nikon uses your personal data
for the purpose of:
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  • display the website you have requested
  • our legitimate interests
  • helping you complete a transaction or order with us
  • the performance of your purchase contract with Nikon
  • to respond to your inquiries and requests
  • taking necessary steps prior to entering into a contract with you or our legitimate interests to answer your inquiry
  • to provide and update you on our customer services and support
  • your consent
  • to notify you of promotional or special offers
  • your consent
  • to communicate with you about our products and services, and to allow you to participate in an interactive feature
  • your consent
  • to comply with applicable laws, exercise our legal rights, defend and advance our legal interests, and protect against fraudulent, harmful and illegal activity
  • performance of your purchase contract with Nikon, if there is one; compliance with a law in the EU or UK, as appropriate, if there is one that requires us to perform the processing; or else our legitimate interests
  • to prepare for and give effect to a merger, acquisition, sale of business or similar business transaction
  • our legitimate interests, and your consent for any new purpose incompatible with those set forth in this Privacy Policy

What this means is that NIKON will not send you information about NIKON products, services, promotions, events, firmware or software updates, and service advisories as well as how to get more benefits from your NIKON products unless you request them by giving your consent to receive such information. In addition, in the event you no longer wish to receive information that you previously requested, you may opt out by contacting us at [email protected].

4.2 Use of cookies

This Website uses ‘cookies’. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your hard drive in order to facilitate the use of our Website. These text files help to identify you when you return to our Website. In the following, we explain which cookies we use.
NIKON uses cookies which are necessary for the Website to function. The legal basis for these cookies are our legitimate interests that our Website is displayed correctly.

Further, we use tracking cookies to provide enhanced functionality and personalization of our Website, for statistics and analysis concerning the use of the Website, and to allow our advertising partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. The legal basis for the use of such cookies is your consent or direction. You can consent to activate these cookies by clicking the button “Accept Cookies” in our cookie banner or activate the cookies under “Cookie Settings”.

You can also reset your browser to refuse all cookies.

For more information about our use of cookies and the third parties who may collect your personal data if you consent to our use of certain cookies, please see our Cookie Policy here:

5. How long we keep your Personal Data

Your Personal Data will be retained for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it was originally processed. If we are obligated to store your personal data due to legal retention periods, then we restrict the processing and will retain the personal data until such periods expire.

6. Whom We Disclose Your Personal Data To

NIKON does not sell, rent or lease any of your personal data to third parties.

NIKON also does not disclose your personal data to third parties except that we may disclose personal data to companies affiliated with NIKON, being its parent company Nikon Corporation or any of the Nikon Corporation group companies, and/or unaffiliated agents, dealers, vendors and suppliers working on our behalf or for us or with us, but only for the purpose to enable them to fulfil your requests to us for product, services or information or to fulfil the other purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy.

All such affiliated and unaffiliated parties who have access to personal data are required to keep confidential such information and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for NIKON and as otherwise required by law.

Except as otherwise stated in this policy, NIKON will not disclose your personal data to third parties without your permission, unless it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation.

7. Transfer of personal information to a country outside of the European Union

NIKON operates globally, so your personal data can be transferred from time to time to other entities of the Nikon group, including to its headquarters in Japan as well as its subsidiaries in the European Union, the United States of America and Canada.

If your personal data is transferred to entities located in countries whose data protections laws are not regarded as having the same level of protection as the level that the European Union gives to privacy and data protection NIKON ensures that necessary guarantees are offered by entering into contracts with relevant companies whereby those contracts contain the European Commission-approved standard contractual clauses (SCC). You may obtain a copy of these SCC by sending an email to: [email protected]

8. Links to Non-Nikon Sites

NIKON owned websites may provide links to other websites which are not owned by NIKON and are owned by companies or parties which are either affiliated or unaffiliated with NIKON (“Non-NIKON Websites’). These links to Non-NIKON Websites are provided to you as a matter of convenience and for informational purposes. If you access these links, you will no longer be on a NIKON owned website. We do not endorse or make any representations about Non-NIKON Websites, and we are not responsible for the privacy, content or security of such Non-NIKON Websites. You are responsible for reviewing, and we encourage you to review the policies including the privacy policy of such Non-NIKON Websites.

9. Our Commitment to Information Security

We maintain physical, electronic and administrative measures and safeguards and periodically review these security measures and safeguards to protect your personal data from unauthorized or inappropriate access and use.

10. Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Our websites are not directed at children, and we do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children under the age of sixteen (16). Should any parent or guardian discover that his/her child has provided personal information to NIKON, please e-mail [email protected] to have such information deleted from our records.

11. . California Notice at Collection

The additional disclosures in this California Notice at Collection apply only if you reside in California. These disclosures do not reflect our practices where an exception or exemption applies under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Please see Section 4 above for information about the categories of personal information we collect about you. The categories of personal information we collect correspond with the following categories under the CCPA’s definitions of “personal information”:

  • Identifiers such as a real name, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, or other similar identifiers.
  • Any information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, address, and telephone number.
  • Commercial information, including records of property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an internet website application.
  • Geolocation data (but not precise geolocation data).
  • Electronic or similar information.

We do not collect “sensitive personal information” (as defined by the CCPA) from Website users unless voluntarily submitted; we not use sensitive personal information to infer characteristics about Website users; and we would only use sensitive personal information of Website users for purposes referred to under Subsection 1798.121(a) of the CCPA.

Please see Section 5 above for information about the purposes of personal information we collect about Website users. We do not “sell” or “share” personal information, as these terms are defined in the CCPA. Please see Section 6 for the criteria we consider in determining how long to retain each category of personal information. You can access our CCPA Privacy Policy here.

12. What your Rights with regard to personal information are

You can contact us using the information provided in section 14 “How you can exercise your rights” below to exercise any of the rights you are granted under applicable data protection laws. This includes the rights to: (1) access your data, (2) rectify your data, (3) erase your data, (4) restrict the processing of your data, (5) receive a file of your personal data, and (6) object to the processing, and where we have asked for your consent, withdraw this consent. These rights will be limited in some situations. For example, we may deny your request for access when necessary to protect the rights and freedoms of other individuals or in case the processing of such data is necessary for compliance with legal obligations. As an additional example, the right to data portability does not apply in case the personal data was not provided by you or if we process the data not on the basis of your consent or for the performance of a contract.

When you would like to exercise your rights, please send your request to the contact details as set forth in Section 14 – “How you can exercise your rights” below. Please note that we may need you to provide additional information to confirm your identity. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the local applicable authority. You can also contact us if you have any questions, remarks or complaints in relation to this privacy notice.

12.1 Right to access

You may ask us whether or not we process any of your personal data and, if so, receive access to that data in the form of a copy. When complying with an access request, we will also provide you with additional information, such as the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned as well as any other information necessary for you to exercise the essence of this right.

12.2 Right to rectification

You have the right to have your data rectified in case of inaccuracy or incompleteness. Upon request, we will correct inaccurate personal data about you and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, complete incomplete personal data, which may include the provision of a supplementary statement.

12.3 Right to erasure

You also have the right to have your personal data erased, which means the deletion of your data by us and, where possible, by any other controller to whom your data has previously been made public by us. However, the right to erasure of your personal data only applies in certain limited circumstances cases, as prescribed by applicable law. For example, the right to erasure includes situations where your personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the initial purposes for which they were processed as well as situations where they were processed unlawfully. Due to the way we maintain certain services, it may take some time before backup copies are erased.

12.4 Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to obtain the restriction of the processing of your personal data, which means that we suspend the processing of your data for a certain period of time. Circumstances which may give rise to this right include situations where the accuracy of your personal data was contested but some time is needed for us to verify their (in)accuracy. This right does not prevent us from continue storing your personal data.   We will inform you before the restriction is lifted.

12.5 Right to receive your file (data portability)

Your right to data portability entails that you may request us to provide you with your personal data in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format and to have such data transmitted directly to another controller, where technically feasible. Where technically feasible, we will transmit your personal data directly to another controller upon your request.

12.6 Right to object

You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, which means you may request us to no longer process your personal data. This only applies in case the ‘legitimate interests’ ground (including profiling) constitutes the legal basis for processing (please see “Section 5— “Use of personal information you have provided to us” above.  At any time and free of charge you can object to direct marketing purposes in case your personal data are processed for such, which includes profiling purposes to the extent it is related to such direct marketing.

13. How You Can Access or Update Your Information

NIKON will not use your personal data collected from this website for purpose(s) other than the purpose(s) for which you provided it to us. What this means is that NIKON will not send you information about NIKON products, services, promotions, events, firmware or software updates, and service advisories as well as how to get more benefit from your NIKON products unless you request them. In addition, in the event you no longer wish to receive information that you previously requested, you may opt out by contacting us at [email protected]. You also have the right to oppose any further processing of your personal data.

14. How you can exercise your Rights

For privacy-related questions, concerns, or requests, please use one of the following contact options:

Email:  [email protected]

Nikon Metrology, Inc.
Attn: Internal Compliance Department
12701 Grand River
Brighton, MI 48116

15. Changes in Policy

NIKON may modify or supplement this privacy policy, including our collection and use and related business practices, at any time, by posting updated text on our websites. Changes to this privacy policy are effective at the time they are posted to our websites. For this reason, NIKON encourages you to review this privacy policy each time you visit any of our websites.

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