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    Privacy policy

    Sony Biotechnology Inc.

    Your Privacy

    At Sony Biotechnology Inc.("Sony"), we understand that protecting the privacy of visitors to our Web site is very important and that their personal information is particularly sensitive. We believe you have a right to know what type of information we may collect when you interact with us and our practices with respect to that information. Please review the Privacy Statement below to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect information online.

    The guidelines contained herein apply only to information collected by or for Sony. This includes, among other things, the website operated by or for Sony. While Sony does not generally require that you provide us with personally identifiable information order to visit and use the Sony website), please note that in order to participate in some activities, it will be necessary for you to provide such information. If you choose not to provide it for those activities, you may not be able to participate in them.

    Notice to California Residents. Your California Privacy Rights

    California resident, you have the right to receive: a) information identifying any third party company(ies) to whom Sony may have disclosed, within the previous calendar year, personal information pertaining to you and your family for that company's direct marketing purposes; and b) a description of the categories of personal information disclosed. To obtain such information, please email your request to

    Collection of Information

    Sony may ask you to provide Personal Information, meaning individually identifiable information, such as your email address, name, mailing address, telephone number, credit card number, or persistent identifier (such as a customer number held in a cookie) which is associated with individually identifiable information, to, among other things, enable you to obtain product support or to order products and services. Sony may combine the information you provide with other information we may collect from you or from third parties so that we can more effectively tailor our website, products, services and offerings to you.

    We only collect personally identifiable information about you if you choose to give it to us. Sony will not share any of the personally identifiable information you provide with any third parties unless you explicitly give us permission to do so, or, (b) as may be required by law or court order, (c) to persons or companies Sony engages to carry out or provide support for our products and services or for the operation of our website or our business (in connection with joint marketing arrangements, co-branded relationships, or otherwise), (d) to appropriate third parties, including law enforcement or other government agencies, in connection with a criminal investigation, fraud prevention, or other legal action or if Sony reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to protect Sony, its customers, or the public. .Sony may also provide data from transactions that it believes to be fraudulent to third parties that provide fraud prevention services to Sony and other merchants.

    We collect and maintain Personal Information and/or other information about visitors to our website as well as anyone who sends us information or communications and recipients of our communications. We use such information to, among other things, enhance and customize our website and services and the advertising and promotions we make available to attempt to create a better experience. We also aggregate information (meaning it does not identify any individual) to analyze trends and statistics to improve your online experiences, our website, services, and customer support.

    Your Choices

    Sony may contact you to provide information about products, services, promotions, or other activities or offerings that may be of interest to you. You can instruct us whether or not you wish to receive such information by email to In addition, with each commercial email you receive from Sony you will be given the opportunity to indicate if you do not wish to receive future commercial emails from Sony. With your consent, Sony may share your Personal Information with third parties who may want to contact you about products, services or other offerings that may be of interest to you. Sony will seek to obtain your consent at the place where the information is collected either by an "opt-out" or "opt-in" method, or by other means (such as an email request). Each of these companies may have their own privacy policies. We do not control and are not responsible for these other parties, their privacy policies or their use or treatment of your Personal Information or other information. We make no representation regarding how any third parties use, manage, store, treat or maintain your Personal Information or other information and you should therefore carefully review all such third parties' privacy policies. If you consent to receiving communications from any of these third parties, you will need to communicate with them directly if you later decide that you no longer wish to receive their communications.

    Privacy Statement for Children

    Our Web sites are not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from anyone we know to be under the age of 18.

    For instructions on how to request changes to the Personal Information you have provided to Sony, please send an email to: or write to us at:

    Sony Biotechnology Inc.
    Attention: Narayan Prabhu
    1730 North First Street
    San Jose, CA 95112 USA

    System Information. We automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us on our sites and in some e-mails we may send each other. Automatic technologies we use may include, for example, Web server logs/IP addresses, cookies and Web beacons.

    An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. We may collect your computers', network enabled devices', systems' and/or networks' IP addresses and message information for system administration, record keeping, capacity planning, volume and other operational reasons, as well as for advertising as necessary in the conduct of our business. When you use our services, our systems may record this information, which may be stored with your registration, order or other information you provide to us. This may allow us, among other things, to determine which other websites linked you to us.

    Cookies. A cookie is a piece of information that is placed on your computer when you access certain Web sites. The cookie uniquely identifies your browser to the server. Cookies allow us to store information on the server to help make the Web experience better for you and to conduct site analysis and Web site performance review. We use cookies in a variety of ways. For example, we use cookies to save your user ID, Account number or other information (so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit or use our services) and to help us keep count of your return visits to our website, which helps us determine which services, promotions, features, content and functions users like best. Most Web browsers are set up to accept cookies, although you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of our sites may not work properly if you refuse cookies.

    Web Beacons. On certain Web pages or e-mails, Sony may utilize a common Internet technology called a "Web beacon" (also known as an "action tag" or "clear GIF technology.") Web beacons help analyze the effectiveness of Web sites by measuring, for example, the number of visitors to a site or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a site.

    Web beacons, cookies and other tracking technologies do not automatically obtain personally identifiable information about you. Only if you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information, such as by registering or sending e-mails, can these automatic tracking technologies be used to provide further information about your use of the Web sites and/or interactive e-mails to improve their usefulness to you.


    Sony takes reasonable commercial precautions in maintaining the security of your Personal Information and in preventing unauthorized access to it through the use of appropriate technology and internal procedures. However, Sony cannot and does not guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur or that any communications means will be uninterrupted, error free or not intercepted by others improperly and without authorization.

    To help protect you and others, we monitor use of our website, and we use the information we collect, including personally identifiable information, to identify fraudulent activities and transactions; prevent abuse of and investigate and/or seek prosecution for any potential threats to or misuse of our website; ensure compliance with the applicable terms of service and this Privacy Policy; investigate violations of or enforce these agreements; and otherwise to protect the rights and property of Sony, its partners, and customers. Monitoring may result in the collection, recording, and analysis of online activity or communications through our website. If you do not consent to these conditions, you must discontinue your use of our website.

    Consent to Processing

    By providing any Personal Information to Sony, all persons, including without limitation persons in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States of America, and/or in territories or countries outside of the United States of America, and understand and acknowledge their consent, notwithstanding that some governmental authorities may consider the level of protection of such data in the United States not equivalent to that required within the European Union or any other jurisdiction.

    Consent to Assignment

    By providing any Personal Information to Sony, you will be deemed to have consented to Sony's disclosure and transfer to, as well as the use by, (a) any party who acquires all or any portion of any Sony service or business unit, whether through merger, acquisition, assignment, or sale, of your Personal Information or other information about you that we have obtained and that is governed by this Privacy Policy and which is related to such service or business unit ; and (b) any party who acquires all or substantially all of the assets of Sony, whether through merger, acquisition, assignment or sale, of your Personal Information or other information about you that we have obtained and that is governed by this Privacy Policy.

    Policy Governs Use: Changes to Privacy Policy

    The terms of this Privacy Policy will govern the use of any information collected while it is in place. Sony reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, so please re-visit this page often. In case of any material change, we will change the "Last Update Date" in this Privacy Policy and/or post a notice on the website. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective as of the stated "Last Update Date" and your continued use of the sites on or after the "Last Update Date" will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.


    If you have any questions or comments about our Personal Information practices or about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to send us an email at or write us at:

    Sony Biotechnology Inc.
    Attention: Narayan Prabhu
    1730 North First Street
    San Jose, CA 95112, USA

    Effective: November 2010
    Last Update Date: December 2014