Privacy Policy

Qioptiq - Privacy Policy

We Respect Your Privacy
Qioptiq is committed to respecting your online privacy and recognizing your need to protect and manage any personally identifiable information you share with us. We have established this Online Privacy Policy so that you can understand how we intend to treat your personal information.

In addition, please be informed that some names are protected by trademarks
which are the property of Qioptiq or other third parties whether a specific
mention in that respect is made or not.

When you accept our Privacy Policy during registration, you are expressly consenting to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is any information that may be used to identify an
individual, including your first and last name, your home or other physical
address, your e-mail address or other contact information, whether at work
or at  home , correspondence through our site and correspondence sent to us,
and any additional information we ask from you for authentication.

Personal information may also include a credit card account number.
In general, you can visit Qioptiq’s web pages without telling us who
you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.

When you choose to provide your personal information to us, you consent
to the storage and use of that information according to this Privacy Policy.

Compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations
Qioptiq is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations
relevant to the protection of personal information and individual privacy. 
Recognizing that legal requirements may vary from one jurisdiction to
another, Qioptiq undertakes to protect personal information according to
the laws in force in your country of residence as well as those in effect in
any country to which such information may be transferred. 

You Have a Choice
You may choose whether or not to provide personal information. When we
collect personal information on the web, we will explain why the information
will be collected and whether we plan to share the information outside of
Qioptiq or those working on Qioptiq’s behalf. The purpose for collecting
information should help you to make this choice. If you choose not to provide
the personal information we request, you can still visit most of our web sites,
but you may be unable to access certain options, offers and services.

How is Personal Information Used?
Your personal information is primarily collected for the purpose of providing you a safe and efficient experience on our site. You consent that your personal information may be used to provide the customer service and support you need; resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems; pr event potentially prohibited or illegal activities; customize and measure our services and content; and share our services and updates with you .

If you choose to provide us with your personal information on the web,
we may transfer that information within Qioptiq or to third party service
providers, across borders and from your country to other countries around
the world. We strive to comply with all applicable laws around the globe that
are designed to protect your privacy. Although legal requirements may vary
from country to country, we intend to adhere to the principles set forth in
this Online Privacy Policy no matter where personal information is collected,
transferred or retained. We may provide information that we collect on the
web to third party service providers to help us deliver programs, products,
information and services. Service providers are also an important means by
which we maintain our web site and mailing lists. We will take reasonable
steps to ensure that these third party service providers are obligated to
protect personal information in accordance with this Online Privacy Policy.
We do not intend to transfer personal information without your consent to
third parties who are not bound to act on Qioptiq’s behalf unless such
transfer is legally required. It is against our policy to sell personal information
collected online.

We Use Cookies
Some of our web pages utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A
“cookie” is a small text file that may be used to collect information about
web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may recall personal
information previously provided by a web user. Most browsers allow you to
control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove
them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie or you
may choose to block cookies with your browser. Tracking technologies record
information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP)
addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns;
and dates and times that our site is accessed. We use cookies and other tracking
technologies so that we can improve our web site and your web experience.
We may also analyze information for trends and statistics. We do not generate
e-mail lists from cookies.  You are welcome to decline our cookies, but doing so may hinder your experience on our site.

How We Secure Your Information

Wherever your personal information may be held within Qioptiq or on its
behalf, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the
personal information that you share with us from unauthorized access or
disclosure. We will use firewalls in order to prevent unauthorized use of
personal information. Only employees of Qioptiq or our third-party agents
who need the information to perform a specific task (for example, order
processing and fulfillment) will be granted access to personal information.

Your user name and password are key to the security of your information as well. Take care not to lose or share with others your user name and password.

Maintaining the Accuracy of Information
When you do provide us with personal information, we want it to remain
accurate. Where we collect personal information from you on the web,  we  provide a means for you to update or correct that information.

Electronic Newsletters and Mailing Lists
You may opt to receive electronic newsletters or receive notices of
promotions and special offers by e-mail. By completing a registration form on
the web site you will be opting-in. We will offer you the opportunity to opt-out
or unsubscribe to electronic newsletters or mailing lists at any time.

This site may contain links to other web sites. Qioptiq is not responsible
for the privacy practices or the content, accuracy or opinions expressed
on such web sites or any link contained in such site. Links are provides
as a convenience and are not investigated, monitored or checked by us
for accuracy or completeness. Providing a link on our site does not imply
approval or endorsement of the linked site by us.

Accessing, Reviewing, & Modifying of Personal Information

It is important to Qioptiq that any personal information provided to us
is accurate. If there are any changes to your personal information this
information may be updated by connecting to our website and entering
your user name and your password.  To correct any mistakes you may
also send us a request which points out the relevant errors.  In order,
however, to guarantee the security of any personal information provided
to us we will take due measures to verify your identity before providing
you access.

Contact Information, Inquiries and Deletion of Information
At any time you may ask us what personal data we have on file relating to you. You do not need to tell us why you are requesting this information. You may also ask request us to not maintain such data at any time. To obtain this information, cancel your registration with us or ask any question regarding our privacy policy, please send a message to

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