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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Sharp Corporation of New Zealand collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the sharp.net.nz website.

 About this policy

We will process your personal data in compliance with every applicable law and any laws that replace them in the future (including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”)).

In this notice, we provide information based on such laws related to processing your personal data. This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data that you provide to us, or that we obtain about you from other sources, will be processed by us. Please take the time to read and understand this notice.

Information about us

For the purpose of data protection law, Sharp Corporation (“we”, “us” and “our”) is a data controller in respect of your personal data. We are committed to respecting your privacy.

(a) Our main office address: 59 Hugo Johnston Drive, Penrose 1061

(b)   Our phone number: 0800 501 201

(c) Our inquiry form:  https://www.sharp.net.nz/contact



In this notice:

(a)    your “personal data” means any data which relates to you and from which you can be identified. It may include contact details, other personal information, or photographs;

(b)   our “affiliates” means our subsidiaries; and

(c)    “processing” means any activity or operation that is carried out in respect of your personal data, such as collecting, storing, using, transferring or deleting it.

How we collect your personal data and what personal data we collect

We will collect and process the following personal data about you (collected through communications including writings, face-to-face discussion, phone calls, e-mails, or otherwise). Such information generally includes your name, contact data (e-mail, phone number), company name, address, position and all other personal data which is required to enter into a contract with you and to communicate with you.

In some circumstances, we may be provided such personal data relating to you by the organisation you represent or the organisation that otherwise employs or engages you (“Business Partners”). This information is necessary in order for (i) the relevant business we provide you or Business Partners or (ii) the relevant business services to be provided to us by Business Partners.

There may be circumstances where the provision of business services to us results in us collecting other types of personal data from you, or us being provided other types of personal data about you from Business Partners. If so, then we will protect such personal data to the same high standards explained in this policy and take any additional steps necessary to ensure we process such personal data in accordance with applicable laws.

Purpose and legal basis of processing personal data

We use the personal data that we hold about you for the following purposes:

Establishing and maintaining relationship with Business Partners, Marketing

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is:

  • performance of a contract or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering a contract in accordance with Art.6 (1)(b) GDPR; or
  • where the processing of your personal data is necessary for the pursuance of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art.6 (1)(f) GDPR (e.g. establishing a business relationship, marketing and networking).

We do not process your “sensitive data” (information about your race, ethnic origin, religion, physical or mental health, political opinions, sexual life, any actual or alleged criminal offences, and genetic and biometric data).

Disclosure of personal data to recipients

We may share your personal data with recipients in the situations described below:

(a)    Internal Use for us: Employees of us or our affiliates who are authorised and need to access these data.

(b)   Affiliates: We share your personal data with our affiliates for internal administrative purposes and uses that are consistent with this Notice.

(c)    Service Providers: We share your personal data with third-party service providers who perform services, such as providing data servers, logistics services and payment services on our behalf.

(d)   Business Partners: We may share your personal data with business partners, such as customers or suppliers to the extent this is required for conducting and/or acquiring business with these partners (e.g., exchange of contact details).

(e)    Legal Process and Safety: We may disclose your personal data to legal or government regulatory authorities as required by applicable law. We may also disclose your personal data to third parties as required by applicable law in connection with claims, disputes or litigation, when otherwise required by applicable law, or if we determine its disclosure is necessary to protect the health and safety of you or others, or to enforce our legal rights or contractual commitments that you have made.

(f)    Business Transfers: Your personal data may be disclosed as part of a corporate business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition, joint venture, or financing or sale of company assets, and could be transferred to a third party as one of the business assets in such a transaction. It may also be disclosed in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership.

Transfers of personal data outside the European Economic Area

The personal data that we collect from you or provided by Business Partners may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us, for our affiliates or for one of our suppliers.

Where we transfer your personal data outside the EEA, we will ensure that:

(a)    the recipient destination has been subject to a finding from the European Commission that it ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms that you possess in respect of your personal data; or

(b)   the recipient enters into standard data protection clauses with us that have been approved by the European Commission.

You can obtain more details of the protection given to your personal data when it is transferred outside the EEA (including a copy of the standard data protection clauses which we have entered into with recipients of your personal data) by contacting us in accordance with the information about us above.

Storage limit of personal data

We will retain the personal data that we collect about you as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice, unless a longer period is demanded by applicable laws.

Your rights

(a) Access, rectification, erasure, restriction, data portability

Subject to the statutory requirements, the fulfilment of which must be assessed on a case-by-case basis, you have the following rights:

·        Request from us access to your personal data pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR

You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and certain related information.

·        Request from us rectification of your personal data pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR

You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you without undue delay, and to complete any incomplete personal data.

·        Request from us erasure of your personal data pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR

You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay, when certain legal conditions apply.

·        Request from us restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR

You have the right to obtain from us the restriction of processing of personal data, when certain legal conditions apply.

·        Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR

You have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without our hindrance, when certain legal conditions apply.

(b) Right to object

Subject to the statutory requirements, the fulfilment of which must be assessed on a case-by-case basis, you also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.

Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes (see section 5 above), you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.

(c) Right to lodge a complaint

If you have any complaints regarding our privacy practices in the EEA, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your national data protection authority (i.e., supervisory authority).


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy notice are welcome. Please contact us using the information about us above.


Established: 26th May 2020

Steve Maskell

Chief Technical Officer

Sharp Corporation[小野智美2] 


Personal identification information 

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our website, register on the website, place an order, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Website. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Website anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Website related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Website. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Website, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Website may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Website may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Sharp may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our Website We may need your information to display content on the Website correctly.

  • To personalize the Users experience We may use the aggregated information to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Website.

  • To improve our Website We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.

  • To send periodic emails We may use your email address to send updates, offers or news. It may also be used to respond to a User’s inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. 

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Website.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Website or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes.

Email newsletters

If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our business and the Website or administer activities on our behalfs, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission. Opt-out or unsubscribe functions, from those specific lists, will always be provided within those emails.

Third-party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Website that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Website. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Website, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Google Analytics cookies

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how visitors use this website. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are small text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form.

The anonymous information generated by Google Analytics cookies about your use of this website is transmitted to Google. This information is processed to compile statistical reports on website activity for this website only.

Google Remarketing

We may use Google AdWords Remarketing to advertise Sharp across the Internet, in particular on the Google Display Network.

AdWords remarketing may display ads to a User based on what parts of the Sharp website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your web browser.

This cookie does not in any way identify you individually or give access to your computer or mobile device. The cookie is used to indicate to other websites that “This User visited a particular page, so show them ads relating to that page.”

Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you. 

If you do not wish to see ads from Sharp you can opt-out in several ways:

Changes to this privacy policy

Sharp has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. 

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, please email us here

These terms were last updated on 1 December, 2019