Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Nihon Kohden America (“NKA,” “our,” or “us”) website.  NKA respects your privacy and is committedto handling your information in accordance with this Privacy Notice (“Notice”).  

This Notice lets you know the types of information we collect about you or that you may provide to us, including when you visit NKA’s US website (i.e., and, including all pages within the website(s)) (our “Website”), and our practices for using, disclosing, protecting, and sharing that information.

Please note, this Website is hosted in the United States and is intended for use by users who are United States residents.  All data collected from the Website is stored on servers within the United States that are owned and controlled by our third-party vendors or us.  This Privacy Notice does not apply to other Nihon Kohden websites.  When you visit our global site,, you can select the region where you are located to access the region specific privacy notices (  You should review the privacy notice that is applicable to your region.    


This notice was last updated on June 30, 2020.


By accessing, browsing, or using this Website, you consent to the collection, use, disclosure, storage, and processing of your information in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as required by applicable law.



This Notice applies to information we collect on our Website, in email, other electronic messages between you and NKA, information you provide to us, and information we collect when you use an online service through our Website, such as the NK University.  

This Notice does not apply to information collected by any third party, including through any application or content, including advertising, which may link to or be accessible from our Website, such as from Event links.  NKA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites.  This Notice also does not apply to information collected via NKA’s products and software.

Please read this Notice carefully to understand our practices regarding your information and how we will treat it.  This Notice may change from time to time (see Updates to this Privacy Notice) so please check the Notice periodically for updates.  If there are any material changes to this Notice, we will notify you as required by applicable law.

This Notice does not apply to employment-related personal information collected from employees, job applicants, or similar individuals.  Notice is provided to such individuals separately.

Where noted, this Notice does not apply to information relating to business-to-business communications (“B2B personal information”), for example, where a person is contacting us in their role as an employee, owner, director, officer, or contractor of a company.

Children Under the Age of 16.  Our Website is not intended for children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16.  If you are under the age of 16, do not use or provide any information on our Website, including providing any information about yourself to us.  If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under the age of 16 without parental consent, we will delete that information.  If you believe we have any information from a child under the age of 16, please contact us (see Help below).


Information We Collect About You And How We Collect It

We collect information about you in many ways and some of the information we collect may include personal information that can be used to identify you.  Personal information does not include publicly available information from government records or deidentified or aggregated information.

In the past twelve (12) months, we have collected the following categories of information:

(1) Identifiers and (2) Personal Information (as defined in  Cal. Civ. Code §1798.80(e)), such as, for example, your real name, any alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information to process an individual’s request for an online course or material, or other similar identifiers;

(4) Commercial information such as, for example, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies;

(6) Internet or other similar activity such as, for example, your browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interaction with our Website or applications;

(9) Professional or employment related information such as, for example, some of our forms may request your current employer and/or job title and if you submit an application through our “Careers” link ( we collect additional information in this category and our application includes our information collection practices; and

(11) Inferences drawn from other personal information such as, for example, your profile reflecting your preferences.

We do not collect information relating to (3) Protected Classification, (5) Biometric Information, (7) Geolocation Data using any process or technique to derive from a device your location, however we do collect your address as an Identifier, (8) Sensory Data, or (10) Non-public education information.


We obtain the categories of information from the following sources

Information you provide to us voluntarily.  In general, you can visit our Website without providing any information other than the information we collect automatically.  There are times, however, when we may need information from you.  You may choose to give us personal information in a variety of situations.  For example, we may collect your name, address, email address, telephone number, billing information, or other information you may provide when you contact us about our services, engage with our Website to register to use or use any of our services, when you submit a form, when you register for an event or for a course, when you request a paper or other information from us, or when you provide your contact information in your role as an employee when submitting applications for a Grant or Charitable Contribution.  If you contact us, we maintain records of your correspondence, including your name and address or email address.  

If you choose not to provide us with certain information, you may not be able to take advantage of certain features of our services.

Information we collect automatically.  As you navigate and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about you. For example, we use cookies to tell us about your device. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your web browser on your computer's hard drive and allow us to serve you faster and with better quality.  Cookies tell us about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns including details of your visits to our Website, and information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address or device identifier, operating system, and browser type.  

We may also use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time.  This helps us to improve our Website and services and deliver a more personalized experience by, for example, storing information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to interests, and to improve content, speed up searches, recognize you when you return to our Website, and/or compile reports and analyze how well our websites and services are performing.

How you can control cookies.  You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser.  However, if you select this setting, this may prevent our websites or services from working properly.  

We also use the third party marketing and analytical services provided by Google Analytics.  These services use cookies with a randomly-generated ClientID in your browser. This ID is anonymized.  IP anonymization is also activated on our Website, which shortens your IP Address.  We send Google this shortened your IP Address to understand how visitors interact with our Website, what webpages are accessed, how often, and for which period of time our pages viewed.  This analysis is used to optimize our Website.  The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.  You can manage the data collected by Google Analytics by deleting your(_ga)cookies, installing the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On, or by contacting us (see Help below).

Our Website may contain links to other third-party websites, for example, when you access our Events link.  Some of these third parties may generate their own cookies. The third-party companies that generate these cookies may have their own policies and terms, including privacy policies. NKA is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third-party websites.


How Do We Use This Information

NKA may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us for the following purposes:

  • To present our Website and its content to you.
  • To provide you with information, products, courses, course materials, or services that you request from us.
  • Through our use of cookies, to understand how our Website is being used, to measure its effectiveness, and to make improvements.
  • To contact you about our own products that may be of interest to you.
  • If you visit our offices, to register you as a visitor.
  • To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it.
  • To help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our Website, products or services, databases and other technology assets, and business.
  • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
  • To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it or for which you consent.

If you are submitting information on behalf of a third party (for example, registering a fellow employee for a webinar or conference), NKA expects that you have received appropriate consent, according to applicable privacy laws, before transferring any personal information to NKA.


Information We Share

We may disclose aggregated information about users without restriction.  

NKA may share your personal information with other parties in the following instances:

  • With Our Third-Party Service Providers. NKA may share your information with our service providers who help us run our business and provide services on our behalf (for example, credit card processing services, managing our application process, providing materials or courses through NK University, providing marketing and analytical services, or building and providing our Applications). When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires the service provider to keep the personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except for performing the business purpose set forth in the contract.  
  • For Corporate Transactions. NKA may also disclose your information to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of NKA’s assets, where personal information held by NKA about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
  • Other Reasons. To: (a) satisfy applicable law, regulations, legal process or valid governmental request; (b) enforce the terms of use applicable to our services, (c) detect, prevent or mitigate fraud or security or technical issues; or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of our company, our customers or the public as required or permitted by law.

In the preceding twelve (12) months, NKA has disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose: (1) Identifiers, (2) Personal Information as defined in Cal. Civ. Code 1798.80(e), (4) Commercial Information, (6) Internet or other similar activity, and (11) Inferences drawn from personal information.  

In the preceding twelve months, NKA has not sold personal information.  


NKA respects your personal information and takes steps to protect it from loss, misuse, or alteration.  Where appropriate, these steps can include technical measures like firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, unique and complex passwords, and encryption.  We also use administrative and physical measures such as training staff on data processing obligations, identification of data incidents and risks, restricting staff access to your personal information, and ensuring physical security including appropriately securing information when not being used.


Updates to this Privacy Notice

NKA may update this policy from time to time, without notice, and the updated version of this policy will be effective upon posting. Please check this page to review the most up-to-date version of this policy.  The date the privacy statement was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring that we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our website and the privacy statement to check for any changes.  Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes constitutes acceptance of such changes.  Where required by applicable data protection laws, we will also seek your consent to any material changes that affect how we use your information.  


Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information.  To learn more about your California privacy rights, visit Privacy Notice for California Residents.



If you need help or have questions regarding this Notice and our practices, please call 1-800-325-0283, email us at, or you can contact us by regular mail addressed to:


Nihon Kohden America

15353 Barranca Parkway

Irvine, California  92618

Attn: Legal / Privacy