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Client Confidentiality is a cornerstone of our Policy, business conduct and Code of Ethics.
"At North America Inc. (hereinafter collectively referred to as "North America", “we”, or “us”) we've made an unparalleled commitment to guarding your Privacy and Confidentiality.
As a member of the Consortium and part of our Industrial Incubator Program, North America is committed to the most scrupulous observance of your privacy and the strictest confidentiality regarding your identity and personal information, as well as your Company's financial status, copyrighted and patented material, proprietary technical information, customer information, sales figures, market shares and marketing and any other information you have entrusted to North America.
The information we collect during our business relationship will never be shared with any second or third party under any circumstances, for any reason, unless mandated by law.
No third parties will ever have access to your information without your specific and written consent.
Confidential information includes all non-public information that might be of use to competitors or harmful to the Company or its customers if disclosed. It also includes information that suppliers and customers have entrusted to the Company.
With regards to our employees, the obligation to preserve confidential information continues even after employment ends.
As a direct consequence we also require that all our members, Clients and suppliers adhere to an equally strict Confidentiality Standard and Code of Ethics with regard to business integrity and ethics, labor and social standards, environment and general principles of business.
North America requires that all Members of the Consortium, all Clients, all Principals, all Suppliers, their subcontractors and all of Suppliers' or subcontractors' employees involved in the supplying of goods to North America must comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements and shall compete fairly in the market place.
Privacy and Confidentiality is a two-way relationship and a key element when working with North America. In order to ensure that North America's privacy rights and interests are protected, Clients and Suppliers shall safeguard and not disclose private or confidential information without being authorized to do so and make only proper and authorized use of such information. Clients and Suppliers are required to report immediately to their North America contact, any actual or suspected disclosure or loss of any private or confidential information relating to North America, its Clients, its personnel, or other suppliers.”
Your Privacy on the North America website
This Policy may be updated at any time. Please ensure that you regularly read the latest version of this page.
Information We Collect
We may collect information about you when you use this Site or when you apply for or use other services offered by North America in the following ways: We may also collect personal information about you as a result of us recording certain telephone calls which our employees may have with you, and storing those recordings, in order to satisfy our legal and regulatory obligations or for North America Business purposes.
If you register to use the password-protected or country-specific portions of our site, we will ask you to provide us with certain information about yourself. This information may include your name, company name, title, address, country of residence, e-mail address, telephone number, account number, assets, etc. We use such information about you to verify your identity and eligibility to receive certain products or services, to provide information to you about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you, to record your interest in products and services that we offer, and to respond to your requests for information.
We may collect information concerning the attachments you open within newsletters that are sent to you electronically.
We may also collect personal information about you from applications, forms or questionnaires you may complete or agreements you enter into with us or in the course of your establishing or maintaining a customer relationship with us, including information about your credit history or financial situation, and your transactions with us or others who provide services to us.
If you decline to provide us with the personal information we require then we may not be able to make products available to you or to provide other services to you.
The information we collect from our website will never be shared with any second or third party. under any circumstances, for any reason, unless mandated by law.
Security of data transfers
Please note that data that is transported over an open network, such as the Internet or e-mail, may be accessible to anybody.
North America cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via such open networks.
When disclosing any personal information via an open network, you should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible to others, and consequently, can be collected and used by others without your consent. In particular, while individual data packets are often encrypted, the names of the sender and recipient are not.
Your data may be lost during transmission or may be accessed by unauthorized parties. We do not accept any liability for direct or indirect losses as regards the security of your data during its transfer via Internet.
Please use other means of communication (such as insured and guaranteed delivery services by private couriers) if you think this is necessary or prudent for security reasons.
Protection, Processing and Use of Personal Data
We use your personal information to enhance the quality of the products or services we wish to provide to our customers or in connection with your investments with or through us and to maintain contact details for those with whom we deal. We restrict access to personal information about you to those employees, agents or other parties who need to know that information to provide products or services to you or in connection with your investments with or through us. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information, including firewalls, individual passwords and encryption and authentication technology. We do not use for purposes other than as set out above, or disclose to any third party any personal information about our customers or former customers, except with such customer’s consent or as otherwise required by law.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer to keep track of your visit to the website and your preferences; as you move between pages, and sometimes to save settings between visits. Cookies help the builders of websites gather statistics about how often people visit certain areas of the site, and help in tailoring websites to be more useful and user-friendly. For more information on cookies, please visit the UK Information Commissioner’s Office website (www.ico.gov.uk) for a thorough and detailed description of the purpose and usage of cookies, and information on how to control and delete cookies from your browser.
How are cookies used in this website?
The cookies we store on North America websites are used to: track the number, and type of visits to the website, and its pages, in order for us to determine which parts of the site are working well, and which need improvement, store your preferences, for screen layouts, including your preferred language and country, gather statistics on the number of users and their usage patterns, improve the speed and performance of the website pages.
You may opt-out of cookies (and the use of this website) at any time, by deleting the cookies that were set by the site.
This can be done via the settings of your internet browser, and deleting all cookies.
To find how to manage and delete cookies, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website (www.ico.gov.uk).
Your access to and use of this site is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws.
By accessing and using this site, you accept the following terms and conditions, without limitation or qualification.
Unless otherwise stated, the contents of this site including, but not limited to, the text and images contained herein and their arrangement are the property of North America.
All trademarks used or referred to in this website are the property of their respective owners.
Nothing contained in this site shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to any copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary interest of North America or any third party. This site and the content provided in this site, including, but not limited to, graphic images, audio, video, html code, buttons, and text, may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without the prior written consent of North America, except that you may download, display, and print one copy of the materials on any single computer solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you do not modify the material in any way and you keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices.
The information provided on this site is free of charge and for informational purposes only and does not create a business or professional services relationship between you and North America. Links on this site may lead to services or sites not operated by North America. No judgment or warranty is made with respect to such other services or sites and North America takes no responsibility for such other sites or services. A link to another site or service is not an endorsement of that site or service. Any use you make of the information provided on this site, or any site or service linked to by this site, is at your own risk.
This site and its contents are provided "as is" and North America makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to this site or any site or service accessible through this site. North America expressly disclaims all express and implied warranties including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In no event will North America be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, consequential, or other damages (including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or data) without regard to the form of action and whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this site, any content on or accessed through this site or any site service linked to, or any copying, displaying, or use thereof.
North America maintains this site in New Jersey, U.S.A. and you agree that these
by the laws of the State of New Jersey without reference to its choice of law rules.
If you attempt to bring any legal proceedings against North America you specifically
acknowledge that North America is free to choose the jurisdiction of our preference
as to where such action against us may be held. As you have agreed by using this
site to choose the laws of the State of New Jersey to govern any such proceedings,
we will probably choose to defend any such action in New Jersey and we can make this
decision entirely as it suits us, without regard to where in the world you are located,
or from where in the world you visited this site.
You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are accessing this site and you agree that you will not access or use the information on this site in violation of such laws. Unless expressly stated otherwise herein, any information submitted by you through this site shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. You represent that you have the lawful right to submit such information and agree that you will not submit any information unless you are legally entitled to do so. Because of the open nature of the Internet, we recommend that you not submit information you consider confidential.
North America does not accept unauthorized idea submissions outside of established business relationships. To protect the interests of our current clients and ourselves, we must treat the issue of such submissions with great care. Importantly, without a clear business relationship, North America cannot and does not treat any such submissions in confidence. Accordingly, please do not communicate unauthorized idea submissions to North America through this website. Any ideas disclosed to North America outside a pre-existing and documented confidential business relationship are not confidential and North America may therefore develop, use and freely disclose or publish similar ideas without compensating you or accounting to you. North America will make every reasonable effort to return or destroy any unauthorized idea submissions without detailed review of them. However, if a review is necessary in North America's sole discretion, it will be with the understanding that North America assumes no obligation to protect the confidentiality of your idea or compensate you for its disclosure or use.
By submitting an idea or other detailed submission to North America through this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this stated policy.
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