Privacy Policy

Effective as of January 6, 2010. At Nidec Industrial Solutions (NIS) we respect and protect the privacy of our clients and visitors to our website. This Privacy Policy explains how visitors’ and clients’ personal information is collected and used. This Privacy Policy applies to the Avtron Encoders website and our products and services. Visitors and clients can update their personal information by visiting one of our personal preference pages.

Information Collection and Usage

NIS collects information at several different points on our website in order to better serve client and visitor needs. NIS is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Under no circumstances will NIS sell, share or rent this information in any manner to any unaffiliated third parties.

Avtron Encoders’ website offers several opportunities for visitors to register for promotional and informational mailings, online webinars and resources and for assistance in evaluating our products and services. These registration forms enable users to opt in to Avtron Encoders’ mailing lists and require users to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this contact information to send the requested information about our company, products and services. Notice is given at the point of collection to enable users to choose whether or not they consent to the usage terms. Those who have signed up and subsequently wish to withdraw their participation may opt out of receiving future mailings at any time (see the opt-out section below).

All financial and billing information we collect is used solely to check credit qualifications of prospective clients and to invoice our clients for the purchase of Avtron Encoders products and services.

Opt-Out and Update of Information

If an individual no longer wishes to subscribe to Avtron Encoders newsletters and promotional communications, there is an option to easily opt out of receiving them by following instructions included in each newsletter or communication. If personally identifiable information changes, or if an email recipient no longer desires to receive specific mailings, the individual may correct, update or delete all information or specific details by sending an email to

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA")

NIS will not knowingly accept any information from children under the age of 13. For any children under the age of 13, a parent or guardian will need to contact NIS to provide consent for any portion of the site that gathers personal information. We require our clients to comply with COPPA with respect to their use of Avtron Encoders products.

Security and Privacy

NIS takes every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of the personal information of website visitors and clients by using industry-standard security safeguards, such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures. These measures are designed to protect visitor and client information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration.

NIS’ employees and its sub-contractors are trained and required to safeguard client and website visitor information. Using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to such personal information to only those employees with a “need-to-know” for business purposes. Additionally, we conduct periodic audits (including via external security experts) to review the adequacy of our security procedures.

Automatic Collection of Anonymous Data

Following standard industry practice, Avtron Encoders may use pixel tags and other methods to gather information about the emails it sends to registered website users and recipients of emails sent by the company’s registered users to others. Pixel tags are tiny graphic files that are included in HTML-encoded email messages. When such a message is opened in an HTML-capable email program, the recipient’s computer will access NIS’ servers to retrieve the pixel tag file, allowing Avtron Encoders to record and store information such as email address, date and time the recipient viewed the email message, if the recipient’s email program is capable of receiving HTML, and other login information. Avtron Encoders uses this information to optimize delivery of future messages to specific recipients and to provide information to registered users with respect to emails they send through the NIS System.

Avtron Encoders maintains log files tracking IP addresses to analyze trends, help diagnose problems with our servers, and to monitor traffic/usage in order to provide better service to our clients and website visitors.

Avtron Encoders uses cookies to deliver content specific to website visitors’ interests and to improve the convenience and efficiency of our clients’ experience when using our products and services. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive tied to statistical information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information in Avtron Encoders products and email messages. Visitors can always choose not to accept cookies, but in doing so they may not be able to use some of the Avtron Encoders products and services. These cookies are used to track visitor behavior, and NIS has no access to or control over these cookies. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Avtron Encoders only and does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties.

Sensitive Information

“Sensitive information” is a subcategory of personal information. Sensitive information is defined as personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or the sex life of the individual. Sensitive information also includes personal information received from a third party where the third party treats and identifies it as sensitive.


Transfers of information permitted under this notice, either to third parties or within NIS, include the transfer of data from one jurisdiction to another, such as transfers to and from the United States of America. NIS will take reasonable precautions to protect personal information in its possession from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

NIS conducts compliance audits of its relevant privacy practices to verify adherence to this Policy. Any employee or sub-contractor that NIS determines is in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Privacy Manager

Avtron Encoders has a Privacy Manager who is responsible for the internal supervision of NIS privacy policies. Avtron Encoders educates its employees about compliance with the privacy laws and has self-assessment procedures in place to ensure its compliance.

Dispute Resolution

If an individual feels this company is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, contact Avtron Encoders’ Privacy Manager by email at

Disclosures and Transfers

NIS does not disclose personal information to third parties, except when one or more of the following conditions is true:

  • We have the individual’s permission to make the disclosure
  • The disclosure is permitted by law or mandatory professional standards
  • The disclosure is reasonably related to the sale or other disposition of all or part of our business or assets
  • The personal information to be disclosed is publicly available
  • The party to whom the disclosure is made controls, is controlled by or is under common control with NIS
  • The disclosure is reasonably necessary for the establishment or maintenance of legal claims
  • The disclosure is to persons or entities for which we are providing or contracting services, provided the disclosure is consistent with the purpose for which the personal information was obtained

It is possible that as we continue to develop our business, NIS may be acquired. In such a transaction, client information may be transferred to the acquiring entity. If, as a result of the business transition, the users’ personally identifiable information will be used in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, they will be given a choice consistent with our notification-of-changes section.

Links to Other Websites

Avtron Encoders’ website, or messages created by Avtron Encoders, may contain links to other websites. NIS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. Third parties may independently collect information about website visitors when visitors view ads or other communications from third parties’ sites. If visitors do not want those companies to collect information about them, they should contact these companies directly.

Changes to this Policy

Avtron Encoders will notify its subscribers via email if any changes are made to our Privacy Policy. Any new policy will be posted on our site at least thirty (30) days prior to its taking effect. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify impacted subscribers via email. Subscribers will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.

Consent to the Use of Cookies

For our website to function properly, we use cookies. To obtain your valid consent for the use and storage of cookies in the browser you use to access our website and to properly document this, we use a consent management platform: CookieFirst. This technology is provided by Digital Data Solutions BV, Plantage Middenlaan 42a, 1018 DH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Website: referred to as CookieFirst.

When you access our website, a connection is established with CookieFirst’s server to give us the possibility to obtain valid consent from you to the use of certain cookies. CookieFirst then stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to activate only those cookies to which you have consented and to properly document this. The data processed is stored until the predefined storage period expires or you request to delete the data. Certain mandatory legal storage periods may apply notwithstanding the aforementioned.

CookieFirst is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Data Processing Agreement

We have concluded a data processing agreement with CookieFirst. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that data of our website visitors is only processed in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Server Log Files

Our website and CookieFirst automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. The following data is collected:

  • Your consent status or the withdrawal of consent
  • Your anonymized IP address
  • Information about your browser
  • Information about your device
  • The date and time you have visited our website
  • The webpage URL where you saved or updated your consent preferences
  • The approximate location of the user that saved their consent preference
  • A universally unique identifier (UUID) of the website visitor that clicked the cookie banner

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, you should first contact the Privacy Manager at the contact address listed below or via email at

Privacy Manager
243 Tuxedo Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44131
Phone: 216-642-1230