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Privacy Policy

(Version 2006-2; posted and effective as of October 4, 2010)

Your privacy is important to Vaisala Oyj and its affiliates in the "Vaisala Group" of companies (those under common control of Vaisala's ultimate parent company), hereinafter "Vaisala". This Privacy Policy discloses the information practices for this Vaisala web site, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how it is used, and with whom it is shared.


Applicability of Policy
This Policy is applicable to all Vaisala operated websites.

If you click on a link on this Site that takes you to another site, please read that site's privacy policy and site terms or legal policy to make sure that you understand and agree with the terms applicable to your visit of the linked site.

General data collection
Because Vaisala is committed to protecting your privacy, Vaisala does not engage in the practice of selling or trading personal data to third parties for promotional purposes. Vaisala will not, for example, sell a customer list to an outside party so they can use it to market something to you.

Vaisala only collects, uses or discloses personal information that is necessary for the purposes stated in this Policy, and Vaisala only retains it for so long as necessary to fulfill these purposes.

By using this Site, you acknowledge and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifying information of the type and for the purposes described in this Policy.

Vaisala, may share personal information within the Vaisala Group for the purposes described in this Policy. Such sharing may involve transferring data to and from other countries in the world where Vaisala has operation and does business.

Vaisala tracks aggregate statistics and general information about this Site's traffic patterns and related site information. Vaisala asks for and maintains the personally identifiable information of its visitors and customers to deliver certain services or information to you for a more personal experience.

Visitor identification
In general, you can use this Site for informational purposes without informing Vaisala who you are and without providing Vaisala any personal information about yourself. Vaisala employs "cookies" in order to recognize a returning visitor as a unique user. Cookies are pieces of data stored on your computer's hard drive, and not on this Site. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information. However, Vaisala does link the information stored in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit through online forms while visiting Vaisala websites.

By showing how and when our visitors use this Site or other Vaisala sites, Vaisala can continue to improve them. If you do not wish to receive cookies, or want to be notified of when they are placed, you may set your web browser to do so, if your browser so permits.

Also, this Site uses technology that lets Vaisala collect certain technical information, including your Internet protocol address, your computer's operating system, your browser type and the address of any referring websites for purpose of improving Vaisala's service.

Personal information - collection, use and sharing
If this Site permits you to contact Vaisala to respond to your questions or fulfill your requests, it may be necessary for Vaisala to ask you for personally identifiable information such as your name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. Vaisala may use the information you provide Vaisala to respond to your requests via mail, e-mail or phone. In addition, if you place an order for a product, request a service or submit content to this Site, Vaisala may need to contact you for additional information needed to process or fulfill your order or request. Vaisala reserves the right to contact you via phone, mail or e-mail if you make a purchase or request a service to determine your satisfaction with that product or service.

Vaisala will not provide the information submitted to a third party without your permission, except where necessary to process or fulfill your order, including without limitation, providing necessary information to relevant finance-related companies, logistics and transport service providers and authorized after-sales service providers, as well as respond to your requests or answer your inquiries, or as necessary to protect Vaisala's, its website users' and/or the public's rights, property and/or safety.

Vaisala has the right, but not the obligation, to retain and use such information stored in Vaisala's databases and other information obtained from your current or previous activities on this Site for a reasonable period of time, not to exceed any legal requirements or limitations, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce Vaisala's legal rights and the terms and conditions of this Policy.

Disclosures required by law
If Vaisala is compelled by law, court order or other judicial process to disclose any of your personal information to a court or third party, Vaisala will attempt to give you prior notice using the contact information you have provided. You hereby authorize Vaisala to disclose any information about you for any of the above purposes stated above in the "Personal information" Section, such as in connection with an investigation of intellectual property infringements or other activity that is illegal or may expose Vaisala to legal liability.

Vaisala has endeavored to take commercially reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access to and improper use of your personal information submitted to Vaisala via your use of this Site.

Policy changes
Vaisala may change this Privacy Policy, or change, modify or withdraw access to this Site, or the content of the pages on this Site at any time with or without notice. Vaisala has posted above the effective date of this version of this Privacy Policy for your reference. If Vaisala is going to make a change to this Site's Privacy Policy that will result in a material, adverse change in the way Vaisala may handle or use your personally identifiable information that you have submitted to Vaisala at this Site, Vaisala will post a notice of the change on this page of this Site.