This is the Privacy and Cookie Policy (“Policy”) for this Website ( which is run and provided by Usui International Corporation (“UIC”) 44780 Helm Street Plymouth, MI 48170-6007 United States.

UIC uses reasonable measures to safeguard the personal information that you provide to us online. We understand the premium you place on the protection of your personal information on the Internet, and we want you to know what information we collect, how we safeguard it, and the choices you have about how your information may be used. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy so that you understand how we use personal information provided to us through this Website.  This Policy describes what personal information we collect, how it is processed, for which purposes, and how you may exercise your rights to access, update, correct or erase your information.

Some sections of this Policy contain additional information particularly for our EU users. We included this information to comply with the requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This Policy only applies to this Website, and does not govern or apply to your use of any other websites, including any websites created, maintained, or published by UIC’s parent or affiliates.

 A. Definitions

  • Personal Information: means any information relating to a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, or an online identifier.
  • Processing: means any operation which is performed on Personal Information, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or any kind of disclosure or other use.

B. Information We Process

In order to provide our services to you, we need to Process data about you which may, in some parts, contain Personal Information; if so, we will do so only as permitted by applicable data protection law or through legitimate interest. We will Process the following Personal Information:

Information voluntarily provided by you

Although we do not require any form of registration or identification to use our Website, some services require that you provide some Personal Information so that we can respond to you (see our Contact Us page).

We will Process information you voluntarily provided to us, such as:

  • Information (such as your name, user name and email address) that you provide to contact us through our website;
  • Information that you provide to us to register as a supplier;
  • Communications you send to us, for example via e-mail;

For employment applications, we also require information pertaining to your job interests, employment history, and qualifications and other information required by law for us to hire you.

For our EU users: The legal basis for using your data is Art. 6 (1) 1 lit.  b GDPR (potentially in connection with applicable national law).

C. Automated Decision Making

We do not use your personal data for automated decision making which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

D. Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. While persistent cookies remain on your computer when you go offline, session cookies will be deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

Our organization does not use cookies with our Website and does not track users who visit our Website by leveraging web beacons or other trackers.

E. Third Party Content

Links to third-party websites

This Website may contain links to third party websites that are owned or operated by companies that are not affiliated with UIC. We are not responsible for the content and the data collection on respective third-party websites and our Website Privacy Statement does not apply to your use of any such linked sites that are not owned or operated by UIC; please check the privacy policy of respective websites for information of respective websites’ data processing activities.

F. Security

We have reasonable state of the art security measures and appropriate technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of Personal Information under our control. In addition, we take steps to ensure that our safeguards take into account new security threats as they continue to evolve. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of information will never occur, we use all reasonable efforts to prevent it.

You should bear in mind that submission of information over the internet is never entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via our Website whilst it is in transit over the internet and any such submission is at your own risk.

G. Data retention

We strive to keep our Processing activities with respect to your Personal Information as limited as possible. Your Personal Information will be retained only for as long as we need it to fulfill the purpose for which we have collected it and, if applicable, as long as required by statutory retention requirements.

H. Minors

UIC’s Website is not directed to children under the age of 13.  We do not seek, or knowingly collect, information from children under the age of 13.  UIC abides by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the United States, and respects similar state laws and laws of other countries that protect the privacy of children. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 provide Personal Information to us, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child to inform him or her that we must have parental consent before receiving information about him or her.

I. Additional rights for EU users

Under the legislation applicable to you, you may be entitled to exercise some or all of the following rights:

Require (i) information whether your Personal Information is retained and (ii) access to and/or duplicates of your Personal Information retained, including the purposes of the Processing, the categories of Personal Information concerned, and the data recipients as well as potential retention periods;

Request rectification, removal or restriction of your Personal Information, e.g. because (i) it is incomplete or inaccurate, (ii) it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected, or (iii) the consent on which the Processing was based has been withdrawn;

Refuse to provide and – without impact to data Processing activities that have taken place before such withdrawal – withdraw your consent to Processing of your Personal Information at any time;

Object at any time that your personal data will be used for direct marketing purposes, or – based on grounds relating to your particular situation – that your personal data shall be subject to data processing for other purposes;

Receive data that you have provided to us surrendered to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another controller, this will be done to the extent technically feasible.

Take legal actions in relation to any potential breach of your rights regarding the Processing of your Personal Information, as well as to lodge complaints before the competent data protection regulators.

You may (i) exercise the rights referred to above or (ii) pose any questions or (iii) make any complaints regarding our data processing by contacting us under the contact details set out below.

N. Contacting us

Please submit any questions, concerns or comments you have about this Privacy Policy or any requests concerning your Personal Information by going to our Contact Us page.

O. Amendments to this Policy

We reserve the right to change this Policy from time to time by updating our Website. If so, any changes will apply to Personal Information collected after the effective date of the policy change, and not to information already collected. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy periodically. Please visit our Website and regularly and check our respectively current privacy policy.  This Privacy Policy becomes effective as of October 1, 2018.