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The LPKF Laser & Electronics Privacy Policy was updated on September 30, 2016.

Welcome to the LPKF Laser & Electronics North America (“LPKF”) website. We truly appreciate your interest in our products and your visit to this website.=We recognize that your relationship with us is based on trust, and when it comes to maintaining your privacy, you expect us to act responsibly and in your best interest. LPKF respects your private sphere.


At LPKF, your privacy is critically important to us and we want you to feel comfortable visiting our website and the pages you explore within. Protecting your privacy in the processing of your personal information is of paramount importance to which we pay special attention during our business processes. We make every effort to respect and protect your personal private information by holding ourselves to the highest standards in the safekeeping and use of that information.

To help better protect your information, this privacy policy explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.


This Privacy Policy (the/this “Policy”) describes the collection and use of personal information online through our website. By using our website, visitors signify their agreement with the terms and conditions of this Policy. If you’re a visitor to this website and don’t agree with this Policy, please do not use our website.

Your information is used to provide products or services you request, improve our services and websites, secure your data, and communicate with you about your requested products, or services. You may opt-out of receiving communication from us.

Personal information collected during visits to our website is processed by us according to the legal provisions valid for the countries in which the website is maintained. In addition, our data protection policy complies with all applicable LPKF company-wide codes of conduct. The LPKF website(s) may include however, links to other websites not covered by this Policy.

LPKF’s collection, use, and disclosure of personal information is managed in a manner consistent with the laws of the countries in which it does business; it also has a tradition of upholding the highest ethical standards in business practices. This Policy sets forth the privacy principles that LPKF follows with respect to the protection and transfer of personal information.

LPKF periodically reviews its privacy policies and practices; accordingly they may be subject to change. In order to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Policy, we encourage periodic review by our website users.

With respect to the online collection of personally identifiable information (PII) and the usage of such information, this Policy is solely authorized by LPKF Laser & Electronics North America.

What we mean by Personal Information

"Personal information" or “Personally Identifiable Information” means any information or set of information that identifies or could be used by or on behalf of LPKF to identify an individual. Personal information does not include information that is encoded or anonymized, or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public personal information.

How we Collect and Use Your Personal Information

To the extent permitted by state, federal, and international laws, LPKF reserves the right to process personal information in the course of providing products and services to their clients without the knowledge of the individuals involved.

When you visit our website, our webserver automatically records the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you visit us, the websites you actually visit, and the date and length of your visit.

Additional personal data is only stored if volunteered by you; for example in the context of a registration, a survey, a contest, or in execution of a contract.

  • Website Links- Our website includes links (aka, hyperlinks) to other websites whose privacy practices may be similar, but may differ from those of LPKF. If you submit personal information to any of those websites, your information is no longer governed by LPKF’s privacy policies. We encourage you to read and understand the privacy policy of any website you visit.

  • Cookies- Our website(s) may use "cookies" and other similar technologies to help personalize your online experience and to remember you when you return to the site. A web browser cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website that is anonymously placed on your hard drive. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the webserver to notify the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies do not personally identify you, but they do allow us to monitor certain statistics, which help us improve our services, such as how many site visitors view certain pages on our website. Some cookies are deleted once you leave our website(s) (aka, session cookies), while other cookies remain after your leave our website(s) (aka, persistent cookies) so that you’re recognized when you return to our website(s).

    You also have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our website(s) or gain access to some of our services, such as being automatically recognized as a registered user.

    If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control or delete them, please visit for detailed guidance.

  • Web Beacons- A web beacon (aka, embedded objects or a web bug) is an object that is embedded in a web page or in an email and is usually invisible to the user, but it allows checking that a user has viewed the page or email. Common uses are email tracking and page-tagging for web analytics. Our website(s) and email may employ web beacons and we may associate the information gathered by this technology to a visitor or customer’s personally identifiable information.

Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide personal information to LPKF, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before LPKF uses or discloses the information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected.

Where LPKF receives personal information from its subsidiaries, affiliates or other entities in the European Union, it will use and disclose such information in accordance with the notices provided by such entities and the choices made by the individuals to whom such personal information relates.


LPKF would like to use your information to inform you about our products and services, and where applicable, request your opinion. Naturally your participation is completely voluntary. Should you not consent, you can inform us at any time so that we can specifically prohibit the use of your information accordingly.

LPKF will provide individuals with reasonable mechanisms to exercise their choices.

Onward Transfer

Permitted transfers of information, either to third parties or within LPKF, include the transfer of data from one jurisdiction to another, including transfers to and from the United States of America. Because privacy laws vary from one jurisdiction to another, personal information may be transferred to a jurisdiction where the laws provide less or different protection than the jurisdiction in which the information originated.


We take reasonable precautions to protect personal information in our possession from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, destruction; and ensure the appropriate use and confidentiality of information, either for its own purposes or on behalf of our customers. Within LPKF, we restrict access to information about you to only those LPKF employees who need to know the information in order to perform their jobs; such as, providing you with information you request, notifying you of new products and services, or in servicing customer accounts. To protect your personal information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in keeping with industry standards and practices, and we review and adjust these safeguards regularly in response to advances in technology.

However, due to inherent risks in transmitting information via the Internet, LPKF cannot guarantee security of information that is not in our possession or control.


If a website visitor or customer of LPKF becomes aware that information LPKF receives or maintains about that individual is inaccurate, or if an individual would like to update or review his or her information, the individual may contact LPKF using the contact information below. LPKF will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate. The individual will need to provide sufficient identifying information, such as name, address, birthdate, and social security number. LPKF may request additional identifying information as a security precaution. In addition, LPKF may limit or deny access to personal information where providing such access would be unreasonably burdensome or expensive in the circumstances, or as otherwise permitted. In some circumstances, LPKF may charge a reasonable fee, where warranted, for access to the personal information owned by the individual requesting access.


LPKF will conduct compliance audits of its relevant privacy practices to verify adherence to this Policy. Any employee that LPKF determines is in violation of this Policy or other company privacy policies will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Internet Privacy

LPKF sees the Internet and the use of other technologies as valuable tools to communicate and interact with consumers, employees, business partners, and others. LPKF recognizes the importance of maintaining the privacy of information collected online and has created this Policy to govern the treatment of personal information collected through websites that it operates.

LPKF website users may have other privacy protections under applicable state laws. To the extent these state laws apply, we will comply with them when we share information about you.

For detailed information regarding specific state laws related to Internet privacy, please visit the following:

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

As a business practice, LPKF does not target its product and/or service offerings toward, and does not knowingly collect any personal information from, website visitors under 13 years of age who live in the United States.

What You Can Do

If you become aware of any suspicious activity relating to LPKF and your personal information, it’s your responsibility to contact us immediately.

Questions or comments regarding this Policy should be submitted via email to

Changes to this Policy

This Policy may be amended from time to time, and we reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time.

Effective Date: 30 September 2016

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