1. Personal Information Collected
1.1 The types of personal information we collect will depend on the circumstances in which the information is collected. Nevertheless, DZS may collect the following types of personal information:
1.2 If you choose not to provide us with this information, we may not be able to allow you to access or use our products or services (or all of the features and functionality offered by our products or services) or to respond to queries or requests that you submit to us.
1.3 In addition, when accessing certain documents or services on our Websites, you may be asked to provide certain information, such as how you can be contacted, where you work, and what you do.
1.4 When you communicate with us, we may collect additional information including the languages you speak, how best to manage communications with you, and information about your dealings with us.
1.5 If you participate in a survey or competition, or respond to a feedback request, we will collect the information that you provide in doing so, and associated information such as when and how you submitted the response.
1.6 To the extent permitted by applicable law, we and the third parties we engage may combine the information we collect from you over time and across our Websites with information obtained from other sources, including third-party verification service providers. This practice helps us improve the overall accuracy and completeness of the information, and better tailor our interactions with you. If we link other data with your personal information, we will treat that linked data as personal information.
2. Purposes of Processing Personal Information
2.1 We collect and process personal information when necessary to fulfill purposes that are in our legitimate interests and/or with your consent. Otherwise, we rely on another authorized legal basis, including but not limited to the performance of a contract. These purposes include:
2.2 If you do not wish to receive any marketing information from us, you may opt out by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link on any of our emails, or alternatively, request opt-out by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information
3.1 Except as otherwise provided below, the personal information we collect will be used solely by and transferred only to, and within, DZS with its global offices and subsidiaries in compliance with appliable laws. You may send a request to email@example.com to inquire about your personal information in our possession.
3.2 In accordance with applicable law, we may share your personal information outside DZS under the following conditions:
4. International Transfer of Personal Information
4.1 Your personal information may be transferred to, and stored in, the United States or any other country where we and our subsidiaries are located. Therefore, your personal information may be processed outside your country, including in countries that may not provide for the same level of data protection as your country.
4.2 We ensure that the recipient of your personal information offers an adequate level of protection and security, for instance by entering into the appropriate agreements and, if required, standard contractual clauses or an alternative mechanism for the transfer of data as approved by the European Commission (in the case of GDPR under Art. 46), or other applicable regulators or legislators.
4.3 Where required by applicable law, we will only share, transfer or store your personal information outside of your country with your prior consent.
5. Security of Personal Information
5.1 DZS is committed to maintaining the security of your personal information and take reasonable and industry-recognized safeguards designed to protect against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized access, disclosure or use. Nevertheless, transmissions over the Internet are never entirely secure and we cannot guarantee the security or the preservation of the integrity of any transmitted data. Please consider this fact before transmitting via the Website any personal information or information that you consider confidential.
5.2 DZS safeguards the security of the personal information and other data provided to us with appropriate physical, administrative, and technical procedures. Inside DZS, personal information is stored in secure and controlled servers with limited access.
5.3 While we strive to protect personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of the personal information you provide to us, as no transmission of information through the Internet can ever be completely secure. We urge you to protect your personal information when using the Internet by, for example, changing passwords often, using a combination of letters and numbers, limiting access to your devices, signing out of websites after your sessions and making sure to use a secure browser.
5.4 If you have any questions about the security of our Websites, please contact us by using the information in Section 8.4 below.
6.1 A cookie is an alphanumeric set of characters that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer so that our Websites can remember who you are.
6.2 A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
6.3 Similar technologies are tools that can be used instead of or in conjunction with cookies, such as web beacons / pixels, which are small, non-recognizable pictures downloaded to your computer when a specific site is loaded.
6.4 We may also utilize third-party service providers to provide website
6.5 Our Website uses the following categories of cookies:
6.7 If you are in the European Union (EU) and would like to opt out of third-party cookies relating to behavioral advertising, see www.youronlinechoices.eu. Opting out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the company or companies from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.
6.8 IP anonymization is activated on this website, so your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.
6.9 In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install:
7. Do Not Track
7.1 There are different ways to prevent tracking of online activities. Some web browsers may allow you to enable a “do-not-track” or “DNT” feature that alerts the websites you visit that you do not want your online activities to be tracked. Our Websites may not recognize or react in response to do-not-track signals.
7.2 At present, no universally accepted standards exist on how companies should respond to do-not-track signals. We take privacy of the personal information in our possession seriously, so in the event a final universally accepted standard is established for DNT signals, we will assess and provide an appropriate response to these signals.
8. Your Privacy Rights and How to Contact Us
8.1 We encourage all individuals who provide personal information to us to keep their personal information accurate and up to date. Personal information may, in many cases, be updated by you online.
8.2 You may also request to:
8.3 These rights may be limited; for example, if fulfilling your request would reveal personal information about another person, or if you ask us to delete personal information that we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping.
8.4 If you have any concerns about how we process your data or would like to exercise any of your rights, you can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to DZS at 5700 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 400, Plano, Texas 75024, USA. When you contact us, please indicate in which country and/or state you reside.
8.5 We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any complaint or concern about privacy. If, however, you have unresolved concerns, and you reside in the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom, you have the right to complain to a competent supervisory authority.
9. Retention of Personal Information
9.1 DZS will retain your personal information as needed to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
9.2 After expiry of the applicable retention period, your personal information will be deleted. If there is any personal information that we are unable, for technical reasons, to delete entirely from our systems, we will implement appropriate measures to prevent any further use of such data.
10. Children and Privacy
10.1 Our Websites do not target and are not intended to attract children under the age of 16. DZS does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 16, or such other applicable age of consent for privacy purposes in relevant individual jurisdictions, unless (a) we have obtained consent from a parent or guardian, (b) such collection is subject to a separate agreement with us or (c) the visit by a child is unsolicited or incidental.
10.2 If you are a parent or guardian and believe your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us by using the information in Section 11 below and we will take steps to delete their Personal Data from our systems
11. Certain California Privacy Rights
Residents of California, under California Civil Code § 1798.83, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed personal information, for direct marketing purposes, during the preceding year. If you are a California resident and want information about how to exercise your third-party disclosure choices, please email us your request to email@example.com or write us at 5700 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 400, Plano, Texas 75024, USA, Attention Privacy Officer.