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Privacy Policy

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. Each company in our group is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and complies with the data protection principles set out in the Act. Our Privacy Policy explains what we do with any personal information which we collect from you on our website. If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at the address on the Contact Us page of this site.

This Privacy Policy is not intended to create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Please note that this Policy applies only to this site and not to the sites of organisations outside our group to which we provide links. We are not responsible for the Privacy Policies or practices of such other organisations and you should make your own enquiries in respect of them.

Collection of Information - your consent

We may collect personal information from you if you provide it voluntarily.

If you do provide personal information to us, we will assume that you have read this Policy and have consented to us using your personal information in the ways described in this Policy and at the point on the site where you give us your personal information.

If, after providing us with personal information, you later decide that you do not want us to use it for particular purposes, please write to us at the appropriate address on the Contact Us page of this site.

Access to Information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you. You have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information held about you. You also have the right to ask for inaccuracies in information to be corrected. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs. A copy of the information held about you by us can be requested by writing to us at the address on our Contact Us page.

Other information collected by our website - Cookies and tracking code

Hitachi Capital may gather a certain amount of anonymous information about users which does not personally identify you, but which may be helpful for improving the services we offer.

Hitachi Capital uses cookies and tracking code to collect information about website usage and to help manage the performance and design of the site.

Hitachi Capital also uses cookies to measure response rates (click through rates) to advertisements on third party websites.

If we use cookies on this site, we will tell you when you first visit the site. By continuing to use the site, you agree to our use of cookies.

Definition of "Cookie"

A "cookie" is a message given to a web browser by a web server. Your web browser then stores the message in a text file on your computer. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site.

Two types of cookies are used on this website:

Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in your browser until you leave the site.

Persistent cookies remain in your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

How we use cookies and what information we collect

Session cookies

We may use session cookies:

  • To allow you to carry information across pages of our site so you don’t have to keep entering it.
  • To compile statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure and content of our website.

Persistent cookies

We may use persistent cookies:

  • To continue a session on the site each time you re-visit our site so you shouldn’t have to log in again.

Please note that the use of any information we collect through the use of session cookies and persistent cookies is subject to our Privacy Policy.

Use of tracking

Some of our web pages may contain tracking code that allows us to count users who have visited these pages. We collect only limited information including a user ID, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the code resides.

Disabling/enabling cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the setting in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

There are a number of ways to manage cookies. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Transfer of Information Abroad

We will not transfer your personal information outside the EU without first obtaining your consent.

Change of Policy

We may occasionally change the Privacy Policy to reflect customer and company feedback. Any changes will be shown on this page.