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Global Privacy Policy

Global Privacy Policy


Updated on 15 December 2016


Westcon Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Westcon”) is compliant with all applicable data protection and data privacy laws in the jurisdictions in which it operates. We will treat all your Personal Information (which is information pertaining to an identifiable individual, also known as “personal data”, “personally identifiable information” or “PII”, depending on your jurisdiction) as confidential (although we reserve the right to disclose this information in the circumstances set out below). We will keep it on a secure server and we will fully comply with all applicable data protection laws, including EU Data Protection consumer legislation, from time to time in place. As a company, Westcon shares your concerns about maintaining the privacy of personal information collected on the Internet. Use of this Website constitutes consent to Westcon’s collection and use of personal data as outlined below in connection with its family of websites (the “Website”).

1. Collection of Personal Information

Westcon generally collects business contact information from or about its users and other individuals with whom it deals. Westcon may also collect and/or track information from Website Users:

  1. the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of computer, and type of Web browser of users to the website,
  2. the e-mail addresses of users that communicate with Westcon or the website by e-mail,
  3. information knowingly provided by the user in online forms, registration forms, etc. (including name, address, e-mail and other personal profile data)
  4. aggregate and user-specific information on which pages users access.

Westcon may place Internet "cookies" on users' hard drives. Internet cookies can save data about individual users, such as the user's name, password, user-name, screen preferences, the pages of a site viewed by the user, and the advertisements viewed or clicked by the user. When the user revisits the website, Westcon may recognize the visitor by the Internet cookie and customize the user's experience accordingly. Users may decline Internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature of their Web client software, if available. However, declining to use cookies may impede the ability of the website to function properly. When a user performs a search within the website, Westcon may record information identifying the user or linking the user to the search performed. Westcon may also record limited information associated with every search request made by the user and use that information to, among other things, solve technical problems with the service and to calculate overall usage statistics.

2. Use of Personal Information Collected

Westcon may use Personal Information it collects from its customers to establish, develop and preserve its business relationship respectively with its customers and other individuals with whom it deals, to create, establish and administer customers’ accounts and to respond to customer or supplier inquiries, to provide the products or services that it offers, or receive the products or services that it requests, and ensure that all related transactions are supported and implemented, to authenticate the identity of customers contacting Westcon by telephone, electronic means or otherwise, to meet legal and regulatory requirements and to allow Westcon to meet contractual requirements relating to the products and services provided to customers. Westcon may also use Personal Information it collects for internal purposes, specifically, for solving technical problems, calculating overall usage statistics, for internal marketing and promotional purposes, product development, and content improvement.
Unless noted otherwise on this website, Westcon will not disclose to third parties any Personal Information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and other personal information which users voluntarily provide to Westcon, except to the extent permitted by law; necessary to comply with applicable laws or legal processes (e.g., subpoenas); in connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of Westcon; or to protect the rights or property of Westcon. Westcon will cooperate with law enforcement authorities. Further, you agree that you do not object to us contacting you for those purposes specified herein whether by telephone, e-mail or in writing and you confirm that you do not and will not consider any of the above as being a breach of any of your rights under EU Directive 2002/58 on Privacy and Electronic Communications.

3. Opt-Out Right

Westcon will comply with anti-spam laws which apply in your jurisdiction. Moreover, users may at any time opt out of having their Personal Information used by Westcon to send promotional correspondence to the user, by contacting Westcon by email or postal mail at the address(es) below:
Legal Department
Westcon Group, Inc.
520 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
legal@westcon.com

4. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Information

Upon request by postal mail or e-mail Westcon will provide to users a summary of any Personal Information retained by Westcon regarding the user. Users may modify, correct, change or update Personal Information that Westcon has collected by the Website or may cause their personal record to be removed from Westcon’s database by contacting Westcon via postal mail or e-mail indicated in paragraph (d) above.

5. Collection of Personal Information from Children

Westcon does not knowingly solicit information from children and we do not knowingly market the Website or its services to children. No one under the age of 13 should submit any Personal Information to Westcon and/or the Website.

6. Cross-border Transfer of Personal Information

In some cases, Personal Information that we manage may be transferred, processed and stored outside of your country of residence, and therefore, your Personal Information may be available to government authorities under lawful orders and laws applicable in such foreign jurisdictions.

7. Westcon’s Right to Contact Visitor/Subscriber

Westcon reserves the right to contact users of the Website regarding changes to the Terms of Use generally, this Privacy Policy specifically, or any other policies or agreements relevant to website users. Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will post any privacy policy changes on our Website and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice.