Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

EFFECTIVE 18 MAY2018

This Online Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains how X-Rite,Inc.and its X-Rite-branded affiliates(“X-Rite”) handlePersonal Dataprovided to us on websites, mobile sites, mobile applications, and other digital services and products controlled by X-Ritethat link to this Privacy Policy(collectively, “X-RiteSites”).X-Riteis the data controller for the processing of Personal Dataunder applicable law.This Privacy Policydoes not apply to X-RiteSites that do not link to this Privacy Policyor to third-party websites to which the X-RiteSitesmay link.

Summary

This summary section provides a brief overview of our Privacy Policy. Please read the full Privacy Policy for more detailed information.

  • Information We Collect
  • How We Use Your Information
  • InformationWe Share
  • Your Privacy Choices
  • Security
  • Accessing Our Sites Globally
  • Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Information We Collect

X-Ritecollects the following types of information through the X-RiteSites:

  • Information you provide. Personal Datayou provide when registering for our products and services, responding to questionnaires or surveys, or contacting X-Ritecustomer service.
  • Information collected automatically.Your IP address and non-identifying information about your use ofX-RiteSites may be collected automatically using tracking technologies, such ascookies. Your website browser software can be set to reject all cookies; however, cookies can allow you to take advantage of someof the site’s essential features, which may not work if you reject cookies.
  • Information collected from other sources.We maycombineinformation about you from X-RiteSites, information collected offline,or from external parties.

How We Use Your Information

X-Rite uses the information we collect for thefollowing purposes:

  • To provide you with the X-Riteproductsand servicesyou request.
  • To offer and provide information about similar and/or related products and services.
  • Tocustomize and improve your experienceon X-RiteSites.Commented
  • To generallyimprove our products and X-RiteSites and other internal business purposes.
  • To notify and report to authorities under our legal obligations.

Under European data protection laws, X-Ritemust have a legal basis to process your Personal Data. The legal basis that applies in aparticularinstancewill depend on the specific purposes described above for which X-Riteis processing your Personal Data:

  • In certain instances, X-Ritemay ask for your consent to collect and process your Personal Data. Should you choose to provide your consent, you may later withdraw your consent by contacting us as described in the “Your Privacy Choices” section. Please note that the withdrawal of consent will not affect processing which has already occurred.
  • In other instances, the processing of your Personal Datamay be necessary in order to comply with an applicable law or regulation or for the performance of a contract to which you are subject. You may not be able to opt out of this processing, or your choice to opt out may impact our ability to perform a contractual obligation otherwise owed to you.
  • In yetother instances, X-Ritemay process your Personal Databased on X-Rite’s legitimate interests in communicating with you about our products and services, and about scientific research and educational opportunities. You have the right to opt out of all such processing of your Personal Data. You may do so by contacting us as described in the “Your Privacy Choices” section.

Processing operations may include the recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of Personal Data. The Personal Datawe collect about you may be stored for tenyears following the most recent interaction we have had with you, after which point it will be archived only for so longas reasonably necessary for the purposes set out above, in accordance with applicable laws.

Information We Share

X-Rite does not sell or disclose your Personal Datato third parties without your consent, except:

  • To affiliates and third-party service providers to provide services and information on our sites, including online marketing and advertising, and to support our business operations. We require these parties to handle Personal Datain accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • To affiliates to offer and provide information about related products and services. We do not share Personal Datafrom countries that require consent, unless consent has been obtainedin advance ofsharing with affiliates. We require these parties to handle your Personal Datain accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • To our distribution channel partners in connection with the sale and distribution of our products and services. We require these parties to handle your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • To another company in connection with the sale or transfer of one of ourproduct lines or divisions, which includes the services provided through one or more of X-Rite’s affiliates.
  • To governing regulatory authorities or as may otherwise be necessary for X-Riteto comply with a legal obligation or demand.

In the event X-Ritedecides to reorganize or divest our business through sale, merger, or acquisition, X-Ritemay share Personal Dataabout you with actualor prospective purchasers. We will require any actual or prospective purchasers to treat this Personal Datain a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.You can find allouraffiliates here.

Your Privacy Choices

You have the right to see and get a copy of the Personal Dataabout you that we maintain as well as to ask us to make corrections to inaccurate or incomplete Personal Dataabout you. You have the right to receive data that you have provided to us in a machine-readable format and to transmit that data to another controller. You may also request the erasure of your Personal Dataor the restriction of its processing, or object to the processing of Personal Dataabout you.To seek access to Personal Dataabout you, to file a concern, complaint, or request for correction, or to opt out of particular programs, please contact our Privacy Leaderby clicking on the “Contact Us” link on the X-RiteSite you are using, by using the X-Ritecontact information on the X-Ritemobile application you are using, or by e-mailing us atprivacy@xrite.com. You may also send a letter to the following address:X-RitePrivacyLeader4300 44thStreet SEGrand Rapids, MI49512USAYour localData Protection Authority is responsible for making sure that applicable privacy lawsarefollowed in your locality. For more information about your privacy rights, or if you are not ableto resolve a problem directly withus and wish to make a complaint, please contactyour local Data Protection Authority.

Security

X-Ritemaintains controls to protect and secure Personal Data, but when you share Personal Dataonline there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party could gain access to your information.

Accessing Our Sites Globally

By using this site, you understand that your Personal Datawill be collected, stored, and processedin the United Statesand in any country to which we may transfer your information in the course of our business operations. X-Ritemay transmit Personal Dataabout youtoaffiliates worldwide. These affiliates may in turn transmit Personal Dataabout you to otheraffiliates.Someaffiliates may be incountries that do not ensure an adequate level of data protection. Nevertheless, all affiliates are required to treat Personal Datain a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy. To obtain additional information regarding the safeguards we have in place forcross-border transfers of Personal Data, please contact us using the information provided in the “Your Privacy Choices” section. Changes to Our Privacy PolicyCheck this Privacy Policyregularly, as we may change or update portions of this Privacy Policyfrom time to time, subject to any applicable consent requirements. Any changes will be promptly posted to this page and accompanied by a new effective date at the top of this page.
 


 

PantoneOnline Privacy Policy

Effective 18 May 2018

This Online Privacy Policy(“Privacy Policy”) explains how we handle the Personal Dataprovided to us on websites, mobile sites, mobile applications, and other digital services and products controlled by PantoneLLC, 590 CommerceBoulevard,Carlstadt, NJ07072, USA, and its Pantone-branded affiliates (“Pantone”) that link to this Privacy Policy(collectively, “PantoneSites”).Pantoneis the data controller for the processing of Personal Dataunder applicable law.This Privacy Policydoes not apply to PantoneSites that do not link to this Privacy Policyor to third-party websites to whichthePantoneSites may link.

Types of Information We Collect Online

The types of Personal Datathat we may collect while you use the PantoneSites are described in this section and include both information that you provide to us and information that we collect automatically when you use the PantoneSites.For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” means information that identifies youor that could reasonably be used to identify you. Examples of Personal Datainclude name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Information You Provide

You do not have to register for a service or program to receive much of the information available through the PantoneSites. However, some of our content is available only to registered or identified users and will require you to set up a profile or provide specific information about yourself in order to provide you the content.Personal DataYou Provide When Visiting PantoneSitesPantonecollects Personal Datathat you provide on PantoneSites, for example,when purchasing a product,requestingmarketing information, contactingPantonecustomer service, or respondingto Pantonequestionnaires or surveys. This could include:

  • Contact information such as your name, address, phone number, or e-mail address
  • Registration information such as your username orpassword
  • Employment, education and other background information when you inquire about employment withPantone
  • Payment information (such as banking information, payment card number, expiration date, delivery address, andbilling address)
  • Content you may provide (for example, when you complete our Online Contact Form or submit other information).

Personal DataYou ShareDuring Other Interactions with Pantone

You may contact Pantoneto ask questions, discuss your concerns,or report issues regarding our productsor services. If you communicate with or request information from Pantone, you may be prompted to provide your contact information as well as any Personal Datathat is relevant to your request.

Information That May Be Collected Automatically

When you use the PantoneSites, we also may collect certain usage and device information automatically as described below.

IP Address

We may record the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or other electronic devicewhen you visit the PantoneSites. An IP address identifies the electronic device you use to access the PantoneSites, which allows us to maintain communication with your computer as you move aboutthePantoneSites and to customize content.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We also collect information about your use of the PantoneSites through tracking technologies such as cookies and web beacons. A “cookie” is a unique numeric code that is transferred to your computer to track your interests and preferences and to recognize you as a return visitor. A “web beacon” is a transparentgraphic image placed on a website, e-mail or advertisement that enables the monitoring of things such as user activity and site traffic. These technologies help remember your preferences and allow us to bring you the content and features that are likely to be of greatest interest to you on the basis of “clickstream” data that shows your previous activities onthePantoneSites.We utilize Google Display Advertising (such as Display Advertising on Facebook and Instagram, Retargetingwith Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, DoubleClick Campaign Manager Integration, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting) to (1) show you our ads on other websites based on your prior visits tothePantoneSites, and (2) better understand our ad impressions and use of ad services. In connection with the Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting service, we may use data from Google’s interest-based advertising or third-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics to understand and improve ourmarketing campaigns and site content.

Some of our online advertising takes place through Google Display Advertising. As part of this program, we use Google Analytics features such as Retargeting. In connection with that feature and others offered by ad networks, we and the operators of ad networks, including Google, may use third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) –and in some cases first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) –to inform, optimize and serve ads across the internet,basedon a user’s past visits to the PantoneSites. We may also show you ads from some of our affiliates when you visit the PantoneSite. You can opt out of Google Ads by visiting Google Ad Settings. If you do not want your data used by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at the Google Analytics opt-out page. This PantoneSite is not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers.
To learn more about cookies and other tracking technologies, including how to disable them, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that some cookies are essential to the functioning of our sites and deleting or disabling them will reduce the site’s functionality.

Mobile Tracking

Some PantoneSites are available either as mobile applications or mobile sites that you can use on your mobile device. If you use a mobile device to access and use the PantoneSites, we may collect the following mobile-specific information in addition to the other information described above: device or advertising ID, device type, hardware type, media access control (“MAC”) address, international mobile equipment identity (“IMEI”), the version of your mobile operating system, the platform used to access or download the PantoneSite (e.g., Apple, Google, Amazon, Windows), location information and usage information about your device and your use of the PantoneSites.

Information Collected from Other Sources

We may combine information about you from a visit to one PantoneSite with information about you from visits to other PantoneSites. We may also combine information about you that is collected through the PantoneSites with information that we have collected offline, as well as with information provided to us by third parties, such as third-party list providers.

How We Use Your Information

We use your Personal Datato provide you theproductsandservices you request, communicate with you, improve your experience on the PantoneSites, generally improve our products and services,and for other internal business purposes.These uses may also include the recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of Personal Data. The Personal Datawe collect about you may be stored for tenyears following the most recent interaction we have had with you, after which point it will be archived only for so long as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out above, in accordance with applicable laws.

Providing Productsand ServicesYou Request

If you choose to purchase our productsor receive ourservices, we use the Personal Datathat you provide through the PantoneSites tomanage your orders and invoices,to process payments, to respond to your questions, to provide you the products or services you request,and to offer an optimal customer experience.

Marketing

You may also receive marketing information from Pantoneand ouraffiliates, such as offers regarding similar or relatedproducts or services, invitations to participate in surveys about our products, or notifications about special promotions. In such cases, we will use your contact and other Personal Datato send you marketing information.

Customized User Experiences

The Personal Datathat you provide may be used to create customized offers, information, or services tailored to your interests and preferences. Also, we may use your IP address and the data that we obtain automatically through the use of cookies or similar tracking technologies to make our PantoneSites easier to use and navigate as well as to personalize the content provided on the PantoneSites by anticipating the information and services that may beof interest to you.

Business and Product Improvement

In order to discover new facts that could help Pantonebetter understand customer needs and help improve, develop, and evaluate products, services, materials, and programs, Pantoneanalyzes the information that you have provided. For these purposes,Pantonedoes not use information that can directly identify you.

Site Analytics and Improvement

We may use the information that you provide and the information we collect automatically about your use of the PantoneSites to monitor user traffic patterns and preferences for site improvement, analytics,and optimization.

Forward to a Friend Feature

If our referral service is available and you choose to use it to tell a friend about a PantoneSite, we will ask you for your friend’s name and e-mail address. Your e-mail address will appear as the sender of the e-mail and we will automatically send your friend a one-time e-mail inviting him or her to visit the PantoneSite. Both your e-mail address and the recipient’s e-mail address will not be used for any other purpose except to facilitate the sending of this one-time e-mail to your friend. Pantonestoresthis information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail and tracking the success of our referral service.

LegalBasis for Processing

Under European data protection laws, Pantonemust have a legal basis to process your Personal Data. The legal basis that applies in a particular instancewill depend on the specific purposes described above for which Pantoneis processing your Personal Data:

  • In certain instances, Pantonemay ask for your consent to collect and process your Personal Data. Should you choose to provide your consent, you may later withdraw your consent by contacting us as described in the “Your Privacy Choices” section. Please note that the withdrawal of consent will not affect processing which has already occurred.
  • In other instances, the processing of your Personal Datamay be necessary in order to comply with an applicable law or regulation or for the performance of a contract to which you are subject. You may not be able to opt out of this processing, or your choice toopt out may impact our ability to perform a contractual obligation otherwise owed to you.
  • In yetother instances, Pantonemay process your Personal Databased on Pantone’s legitimate interests in communicating with you about our products and services, andabout scientific research and educational opportunities. You have the right to opt out of all such processing of your Personal Data. You may do so by contacting us as described in the “Your Privacy Choices” section.

Information We Share

We only share your Personal Datawith third parties as described below. We do not sell or disclosePersonal Datato third parties for their own marketing purposes.

Third-Party Advertising and Online Behavioral Advertising

You may be provided with online advertisements of Pantoneproducts and services on third-party websites and mobile services that are tailored to you, for example, on the basis of information that you provide to Pantoneor a third-party website you are visiting, or your browsing activity, purchases, or interests. These types of tailored online advertisements may come through several sources, such as the following:

  • We may share with our advertising service providers your non-identifying information that we have obtained from cookies and other tracking technologies on our PantoneSites.
  • Some PantoneSites may participate in online behavioral advertising (this is also sometimes called re-target advertising or interest-based advertising). You can identify these sites by the “AdChoices” icon in the advertisement. Our advertising network partners may place and use cookies on PantoneSites and on other third-party websites to collect information about your activities in order to provide you with online advertisements that are based on your interests. When a Pantoneonline behavioral advertisement is delivered to you, you will see an “AdChoices” icon. Clicking on the iconor link will take you to a website where you can manage or opt out of the use of data about your browsing history that is used for the delivery of online behavioral advertisements. If you opt out, you may still see advertisements online, including advertisements from Pantonethat are based on other information (e.g., based on the content of the page being viewed rather than your prior clickstream activity). In some cases, data may still be collected about your browsing activity by these third-party advertisers, but they will not use this data to deliver advertisements that are based on your past online browsing behavior. You can also opt out now by visiting http://youradchoices.com.
  • Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to websites with which the browser communicates. As of the Effective Date of this Privacy Policy, an industry standard has not yet been established on how to respond to these signals. Therefore, Pantonedoes not currently respond to these signals. As discussed above, you can opt out from advertisers that use your browsing history to deliver online behavioral advertisements by visiting http://youradchoices.com.

Affiliates, Distribution Channel Partners, Vendors,and Suppliers

We have relationships with affiliates, distribution channel partners, vendors, and suppliers, who help us operate our business and for whom it may be necessary to have access to your Personal Datain the course of providing services to Pantoneor in connection with the sale and distribution of our products and services. We will not authorize these parties to use your Personal Datafor any purpose that is not related tothe business operations ofPantoneoritsaffiliates, and we do not share Personal Datafrom countries that require consent, unless appropriate consent has been obtainedin advance ofsharing with affiliates. We require them to handle your Personal Datain accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Co-Branded Sites

We may partner with other companies to provide you with content or services on a joint or “co-branded” basis. At a co-branded site, you will see both the Pantonelogo and the logo of the co-branding partner displayed on your screen. You should read the individual privacy policies of our co-branding partners, as they may differ in some respects from ours. Reading these policies will help you to make an informed decision about whether to provide your information to a given site.

Product Reports

If you contact Pantoneregarding your experience in using one of our products, we may use the information that you provide in submitting reports to theapplicablegovernmentregulatory authority, as required of us by law.

Legal Rights and Obligations

In certain limited circumstances, Pantonemay need to disclose your Personal Datain order to comply with a legal obligation or demand, such as to comply with reporting obligations to applicablegoverning regulatory authorities regarding the safety of our products, or in connection with the sale or transfer of one of our product lines or divisions, which includes the services provided through one or more of the Pantone’saffiliates. In such instances, we will take measures to protect your Personal Datato the extent possible. We also reserve the right to use Personal Datato investigate and prosecute users who violate our rules or who engage in behavior that is illegal or harmful to others or to others’ property.

Change in Organization

In the event Pantonedecides to reorganize or divest our business through sale, merger, or acquisition, Pantonemay share Personal Dataabout you with actual or prospective purchasers. We will require any actual or prospective purchasers to treat this Personal Datain a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Children Privacy

Pantonedoes not knowingly collect or use any Personal Datadirectly from children on PantoneSites (Pantonedefines“children” as minors younger than 18). We do not knowingly allow children to order our products, to communicate with us, or to use any of our online services. If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us using one of the methods specified below, and we will work with you to address this issue.

Your Privacy Choices

You have the right to see and get a copy of the Personal Dataabout you that we maintain as well as to ask us to make corrections to inaccurate or incomplete Personal Dataabout you. You may have the right to receive datathatyou have provided to us in a machine-readable format and to transmit that data to another controller. You may also request the erasure of your Personal Dataor the restriction of its processing, or object to the processing of Personal Dataabout you. To seek access to Personal Dataabout you, to file a concern, complaint, or request for correction, or to opt out of particular programs, please contact our Privacy
Leaderby clicking on the “Contact Us” link on the PantoneSite you are using,by using the Pantonecontact information on the Pantonemobile application you are using, or by e-mailing us at privacy@pantone.com. You may also send a letter to the following address:

Pantone
Privacy Leader
590 CommerceBoulevard
Carlstadt, NJ07072
USA

Your localData Protection Authority is responsible for making sure that applicable privacy lawsarefollowed in your locality. For more information about your privacy rights, or if you are not able to resolve a problem directly with us and wish to make a compliant, please contactyour local Data Protection Authority.

In all communications to Pantone, please include youre-mailaddress, the website address, mobile application, and/or specific Pantoneproductto which you provided your Personal Data(e.g., pantone.com), and a detailed explanation of your request. If you would like to delete, amend, or correct your Personal Dataand are contacting us by e-mail, please put “Deletion Request” or “Amendment/Correction Request” in the subject line of the e-mail. We will respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner and may need to further confirm your identity in order to process certain requests.

Data Security

Pantonemaintains reasonable technical, administrative,and physical controls to secure any Personal Datacollected through the PantoneSites. However, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party could intercept an internet transmission, or that someone will find a way to thwart our security systems. We urge you to exercise caution when transmitting Personal Dataover the internet, especially your financialinformation. Pantonecannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your Personal Data; therefore, when submitting Personal Datato PantoneSites, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks.

Third-Party Sites and Social Media Plug-ins

This Privacy Policydoes not apply to PantoneSites that do not link to this Privacy Policy, or to third-party websites to which the PantoneSites may link. The PantoneSites may use social media plug-ins (e.g., the Facebook “Like” button, “Share to Twitter” button) to enable you to easily share information with others. When you visit PantoneSites, the operator of the social plug-in can place a cookie on your computer orother electronic device that enables that operator to recognize individuals who have previously visited our site. If you are logged into the social media website (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) while browsing on our PantoneSite, the social media plug-in allowsthat social media website to receive information aboutyourvisittoour PantoneSite. The social media plug-in also allows the social media website to share information about your activities on our PantoneSite with other users of their social media website. These sharing settings are managed by the social media website and governed by its privacy policy.

Accessing Our Sites Globally

This site is owned and operated by Pantonein the United States, but the information you provide will be accessible to ouraffiliates, vendors, and suppliers in other countriesin accordance with this policy. Furthermore, if you are visiting this site from a country other than the United States, your communicationswith us will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international borders. The level of legal protection for Personal Datais not the same in all countries; however, we will take the security measures described in this Privacy Policyin an effort to keep your information secure. By using this site,you understand that your Personal Datawill be stored and processed in the United Statesand in any country to which we may transfer your information in the course of our business operations.

Notice to California Residents

Subject to certain limitations under California Civil Code § 1798.83, California residents may ask us to provide them with (i) a list of certain categories of Personal Datathat we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (ii) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us at privacy@pantone.com.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We will only useyourPersonal Datain the manner described in thePrivacy Policythat is in effect at the timethat the information was collected from you or as authorized by you. However, and subject to any applicable consent requirements, we reserve the right to change the terms of this PrivacyPolicyat any time. Any changes to this Privacy Policywill be reflected on this page with a new effective date. Pantoneencourages you to review this Privacy Policyregularly for any changes. Any Personal Datacollected upon your continued use ofthePantoneSites will be handled in accordance with the newly effectivePrivacy Policy.