Privacy policy

Last Updated: August 25, 2023 

1 Our Contact Details 
2 About Wacom 
3 Scope of this Privacy Policy 
4 Summary of Purposes of Collection and How We Use Your Personal Information

i. User Information 
ii. Business account contact information 
iii. Usage information 
iv. Social media information 
v. Other third-party information 

5 Information We Collect 
6 How We Use the Information We Collect 
7 “Do Not Track Requests” 
8 How We Share Your Information with Third Parties 
9 International Transfers of Data for Processing 
10 Third Party Features and Websites 
11 Security; Breach; PCI DSS 
12 Accessing, Correcting, Updating & Retaining Your Information 
13 Preferences and Opting-Out 
14 Use by Children 
15 Changes to this Policy  
16 Language  
17 Addendum to this Policy 



1. Our Contact Details 
This privacy policy (“Policy”) is issued on behalf of Wacom Singapore Pte. Ltd., #12-09 Suntec Tower Five, 5 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038985.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Policy or our use of your personal data or personal information (“personal information”), you may contact us at
You can also write to us at the following address:
Wacom Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Attention:  Privacy#12-09 Suntec Tower Five, 5 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038985

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2. About Wacom 
Wacom (“Wacom”, “we”, “us” or “our”) provides customers with pen tablets, interactive pen displays, digital interface technologies, cloud storage, and software applications. We also provide guidance, services, and support on these products. Wacom respects your privacy and takes our responsibility to protect your privacy seriously.   
A list of our subsidiaries and corporate affiliates under common control with us (our “Affiliates”) can be found here. We and our Affiliates are collectively referred to as the “Wacom Group.”   

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3. Scope of this Privacy Policy 
This Policy explains how we use information that relates to you when you:

- use our websites, which include our websites listed here (“Websites”)
- use our mobile applications (“Apps”), including Inkspace App, Bamboo Paper, Bamboo Note, Wacom Ink Note, and Sign Pro PDF
- use our other software and products
- interact with us through our Websites, phone, email, live chat, social media presences on platforms like Facebook and Twitter, fax, postal mail, courier, or face-to-face.

Collectively, we refer to these uses and interactions as our “Services.”  

Although we may link to third-party websites, software, or services, this Policy applies only to our Services. Please refer to the privacy policies on any third-party websites, software, or services to learn how they use your personal information. 

We encourage you to read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it if you elect to use our Services. We understand your use of our Services to mean that you accept and consent to the use of your information as described here. 

We maintain separate privacy policies that address the privacy of applicants for employment and members of our workforce, respectively.

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4. Summary of Purposes of Collection And How We Use Your Personal Information 
The table below summarizes the purposes of the collection of and how we use and share your personal information. If you do not provide such personal information to us, you may not be able to take advantage of our Services or certain features of our Services. Although we share your information as described below, we do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.   The detailed information that follows the table explains the information summarized in the table in further detail. If you still have questions after reading the information below, we welcome your questions. Please send them using the contact information set out in Section 1 of this Policy.



Information we collect

Purposes of the collection of and how we use it

Who we share it with

User information


(1) to provide our products and Services
(2) to communicate with you about our products and services
(3) to authenticate you and tailor content
(4) to improve our products and create new products
(5) for our internal accounting, security, and operational purposes
(6) for purposes required by law

(a) with our service providers, including analytics providers, to help us deliver and improve the Services
(b) our Affiliates

Business account contact information


(1) to provide our products and Services
(2) to communicate with you about our products and services
(3) to authenticate you and tailor content
(4) to improve our products and create new products
(5) for our internal accounting, security, and operational purposes
(6) for purposes required by law

(a) with our service providers, including analytics providers, to help us deliver and improve the Services
(b) with business partners and resellers for support and our marketing purposes
(c) our Affiliates

Usage information


(1) to improve our products and create new products
(2) to provide targeted advertising
(3) to better understand how our customers use our Services
(4) for our internal accounting, security, and operational purposes
(5) for purposes required by law

(a) with our service providers, including analytics providers, to help us deliver and improve the Services, and to provide targeted advertising
(b) our Affiliates

Social media information


(1) to provide our products and Services
(2) to communicate with you about our products and services
(3) to authenticate you and tailor content
(4) to improve our products and create new products
(5) for our internal accounting, security, and operational purposes
(6) for purposes required by law

(a) with our service providers, including analytics providers, to help us deliver and improve the Services
(b) our Affiliates

Other third-party information


(1) to provide our products and Services
(2) to communicate with you about our products and services
(3) to authenticate you and tailor content
(4) to improve our products and create new products
(5) for our internal accounting, security, and operational purposes
(6) for purposes required by law

(a) with our service providers, including analytics providers, to help us deliver and improve the Services
(b) our Affiliates

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5. Information We Collect 
In general, the information we collect consist of two types: (a) user information and (b) usage information. We also collect business account information and social media information from some persons under the circumstances described below.

We collect information from you in several ways. You provide us with certain identifiable information when you create a Wacom account or access our Services. We also collect certain information automatically as you interact with our Services.  We may also receive information about you from other sources.  We may collect personal information from you when you register as a user or to learn more about our products, request a demo or evaluation period, provide comments and suggestions, sign up for newsletters, enter competitions and promotions, interact with us on our social media channels, order Apps, products or services, request and utilize maintenance and support services, request white papers, sign up for events or seminars, submit content or send us feedback.  If you do not want us to collect, use or disclose this information, please do not provide it, but you may not be able to take advantage of our Services or certain features of our Services. You may also not be able to take advantage of our Services or certain features of our Services if you have once consented to us on collection, use or disclosure of your personal information but thereafter withdrew such consent. For example, where we need to collect information to perform our contractual duties to you and you fail to provide that information when requested or if you have once provided but thereafter withdrew such consent, we may not be able to provide you with the agreed-upon products or services.  Examples of information we directly collect from you include:

User information. This means information collected about users of the Services and includes contact information.  It also includes any content you store on our Services, including requests, questions, comments or reviews you share with us or others who use our Services. “User information” also includes information that you provide to us to make purchases, such as payment information, personally identifiable information, information required for the settlement of payment (e.g. credit card number) and delivery address.  If you contact our customer support, the user information we collect will also include recordings of your communications with customer support. Users may create and store their content data including, without limitation, handwritten text, designs and graphics in our Services, and such content data could be “User information” as well. Due to the nature of the content data being a type of data that is created by the users rather than by Wacom, such content data may also contain sensitive personal information.

Business account contact information.
This means business contact information such as name, title, job function, business name, business address, business e-mail address, and business phone number that we collect about people we serve or work with, including actual and prospective customers, alliance and channel partners, contractors, vendors and other parties interested in Wacom or its products and services.

Usage Information. We collect information about your interactions with our Services. This includes or can relate to your personal information. This information enables us to, among other things, improve our Services and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services are popular and count visits, provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests and to analyze trends, administer our Websites, track how you engage with our Websites and other Services, learn about the systems, browsers, and apps you use to interact with our Services, gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.  We also use analysis tools and methods to allow us to better understand how our customers use our Services. This includes how often the Services are used, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, any exceptions that occur within the software and the source from which the application was downloaded.

To do this, we use cookies and similar technologies, such as web beacons, to help us collect this information.  Our collection and processing of cookies is described in greater detail in our Cookie Notice which may be found here.  We also compile certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes information such as:


• internet protocol (IP) addresses 
• browser type, 
• browser language, 
• device identifier, 
• device type,
• internet service provider (ISP), 
• referring/exit pages, 
• length of visit, 
• pages viewed, 
• operating system, 
• date/time stamp, 
• clickstream data, 
• crashes, 
• system activity, 
• hardware settings, 
• time zone,
• the date and time of requests, and
• referral URL 

We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you.  If you reach out to us over the telephone or via facsimile, we may also log information such as your phone number, forwarding calls, SMS routing information, and types of calls.

Social media information.  If you choose to login to our Services using social media accounts, we will receive your name, email address, and, generally, your social media identifier (sometimes also referred to as a user name or handle).  We also sometimes receive, when the platform allows, your profile images and historical information about your interaction with our social media presences. We also monitor social media sites for engagement with our products and services, particularly including our social media presence. We may receive, consistent with the privacy practices of the social media platforms that we monitor, public information about interactions (such as retweets, re-posts, likes, and other reactions) with our social media platform, mentions of our products or services, information about our social medial followers, and information sent to us in direct messages or replies. When you send us direct message or replies, we receive and process any personal information in those message. So, for instance, if you mention that you received one of our products for your birthday, we would receive and store that information as part of our records of our support interactions with you. We also use third-party social media tools to identify journalists and influencers relevant to our products and services. These tools may provide public biographical information on journalists and influencers. We use this information to make information about our products and services available to influencers, to measure the impact of influencers’ own social media profiles, and to communicate with influencers about our products. 
Other third-party information. We receive information about you from third parties who support our Services including our payment processor, third-party marketplaces, and our sales channel partners.  We may add this third-party-provided information to the information we collect on you from our Websites. 

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6. How We Use the Information We Collect
We use your personal information for a number of purposes that we believe to be consistent with your expectations when you interact with us and our Services and/or that any applicable law permits for the use without your consent:

• To provide Services and support. We use your personal information to provide and manage the Services, communicate with you about our Services, and fulfill any contractual obligations we otherwise have with you. In addition, we use your personal information to support your use of the Services and to ensure the quality and security of the Services. 

o In response to your inquiry, request, or purchase, we use your personal information to provide reports, consulting services, educational services, training, maintenance, technical support, customer support, or other support services.
o We use your personal information, including information stored on your systems, to implement our Software or Apps. We keep any temporary copies of data that we access, use, or create to do so only for the time period necessary.
o We may also use your personal information to provide you updates, notices, and security alerts along with support and administrative messages. 
o We record all calls for support and keep records of your communications and ours to provide and improve customer service to you and others. 
o We also use personal information to manage your account and verify your identity. 
o We use your personal information to otherwise support your account.
o We use your personal information when needed to perform accounting functions.  
o We use your personal information to provide relevant product information via our Websites. We may also provide you with information about third parties and their terms of use and privacy policies when you purchase their applications on the Websites.
o We may also use your information to customize your interaction with our Websites and carry out any other purpose for which you provided us with your personal information (subject to applicable data protection laws).

• To authenticate you and to tailor content. When you create or login to an account with Wacom, we use your personal information for the purpose of providing you a login to the Services. We use personal information to verify your identity and manage access to your Wacom account. This account enables us to provide a verifiable way for us to respond to your requests or inquiries, including processing your orders, accepting orders and payments, sending confirmations, providing invoices, processing requests for information about our products, processing downloads for whitepapers or product demonstrations/evaluations, and processing warranty requests). And, if you elect to link your Wacom account to your personal social media account, we use personal information relating to your social network accounts you have elected to use (e.g., Facebook, Twitter or Google+) to create or access your Wacom account. 
• For online forums, online events, and in-person events. We may use your information to facilitate your participation on our online forums such as user groups and bulletin boards. We may also do so to facilitate your participation in live or online events such as training seminars or conferences.
• Prevent improper or illegal activity.  We use personal information to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity on or relating to our Services.

• To meet legal requirements. Wacom use and discloses your personal information when necessary to comply with applicable laws, legally mandated reporting, subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process requirements.
• To market and improve our products and services and to create new products and services. We use your personal information to: 

o conduct marketing activities to inform you about our products, services, and events; 
o conduct surveys about our Services and your use of our Services; and 
o administer, contests or sweepstakes, to send promotional emails, process entries, notify participants of the winners, comply with applicable laws and regulations for the contests, sweepstakes and rewards, and to deliver rewards. 

• Further, we may use information for analytics purposes and to operate, maintain and improve our products and services.  We may also use information to create new products and services. 

• Other purposes. We may use your information for any other legal, business or marketing purposes that are compatible with this Policy. 

• But not for sale or rent.  Wacom does not sell or rent your information to third parties.

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7. “Do Not Track Requests.”  Your web browser and mobile device may allow you to adjust your browser settings so that “do not track” (DNT) requests are sent to the websites you visit. Wacom respects your wishes and will not track user activity once DNT signals have been activated.  However, our third party service providers may not respond to DNT signals.

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8. How We Share Your Information with Third Parties.  

Wacom may disclose your information in the following circumstances:

• Business Partners, Resellers and Subcontractors. Wacom may share your personal information with business partners, resellers and subcontractors (such as third-party distributors and resellers, vendors, suppliers and other service providers), who may use the information to fulfill product orders, process payments, develop and improve products, contact you about product orders or in connection with the performance, operation, and support of the Services or solutions, performing marketing or consulting services, respond to your requests or as otherwise appropriate in connection with a legitimate business need. Further, we may disclose personal information to service providers who host or facilitate the delivery of online training, seminars and webinars; email-delivery services and other technology providers; and third parties that may assist in the delivery of marketing materials, technical support services or other products, services or information.  We also share information with our third party payment processor.  

Onward transfers to third-party service providers who are our processors will be made in accordance with applicable data protection laws.  These third-party processors are only authorized to use your information as necessary to provide the respective service.  We may also share your information at your request or as a consequence of your choices with (i) business partners, resellers and independent software vendors from which you purchase products or services or license mobile applications, software or a software service via our Websites; (ii) the operator of a social media network (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram) with whom you share content; or (iii) the operator of a third-party communications or storage provider with whom you share content via email, cloud storage, photo storage, or any other third party with whom you have chosen to export your content.
• Analytics Providers. To third parties who conduct marketing studies and data analytics, including those that provide tools or code which facilitates our review and management of our Services, such as Google Analytics or similar software products from other providers. For example, we use Google Analytics to analyze usage to our Services (e.g., our products, Websites and Apps).  We may also use Google Analytics in conjunction with Google’s advertising services, such as those using the DoubleClick cookie.  With this capability, we or Google may link Google Analytics information with information about visits to multiple sites.  We use these tracking technologies to provide tailored advertising and evaluate our marketing efforts.  For more information about how Google collects and processes data when you visit websites or use apps that use Google technologies, please see “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps” at 

• Transfer or Assignment in Connection with Business Transfers or Bankruptcy. In the event of a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy or other sale of all or a portion of our assets, any information owned or controlled by us may be one of the assets transferred to third parties. Wacom shall provide notice of such a business transition via prominent notice on our Websites.  We reserve the right, as part of this type of transaction, to transfer or assign your information and other information we have collected from customers and users of the Services to third parties. Other than to the extent ordered by a bankruptcy or other court, or as otherwise agreed to by you, the use and disclosure of all transferred information will be subject to this Policy. However, any information you submit or that is collected after this type of transfer may be subject to a new privacy policy adopted by the successor entity in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.   

• Response to Subpoenas or Court Orders; Protection of Our Rights; Safety. As required or permitted by law, regulation, legal process or other legal requirement, or when we believe in our sole discretion that disclosure is necessary or appropriate, to respond to an emergency or to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, comply with a judicial proceeding or subpoenas, court order, law-enforcement or government request, including without limitation to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or other legal process and to enforce our agreements, policies and terms of use.

• To Our Affiliates.  We may share some or all of your information with our Affiliates.  We will require all entities to comply with the terms of this Policy with regard to their use of your information.

• Publicly Posted Content.  If you post comments, images, and other content to a location which is public-facing, including any public-facing Websites, Apps, storage locations, or social media, your posted information will be publicly viewable.

• With Your Consent. We may share some or all of your information to any other third party with your affirmative consent. For instance, we display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our Websites in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at the address shown in Section 1 of this Policy.

• Anonymized Data. We may share information that has been anonymized with others for their own uses, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 

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9. International Transfers of Data for Processing.
Please be aware that any information processed under this Policy may be transferred to or from another country or territory which provides different or less comprehensive privacy and/or security protections for the information.

Because of the global nature of our business, a co-operation among the Affiliates in the Wacom Group with respect to certain parts of the Services is established.  As a consequence, when certain information is shared within the Wacom Group, information relating to you might be processed outside of your local jurisdiction, including without limitation in the United States, the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Japan.  All information collected and transferred under this Policy to other Affiliates in the Wacom Group will remain subject to this Policy and applicable data protection laws.

Also, many of our third-party processors are based in different jurisdictions, including the United States, the EEA and/or Japan.  Information transferred to our processors will contractually be required to comply with the obligations set forth in this Policy.  

Where we transfer your information to a country or territory which provides less comprehensive privacy and/or security protections for the information, we will continue to ensure that all such transfers of your information shall be performed in a manner compliant with applicable data protection laws (including entering into contracts with recipients to protect your information in a manner that is required by applicable laws).

By your use of the Services and acknowledgement of our Policy, you consent to your information being transferred to and processed by Wacom, the Wacom Group, Wacom’s service providers and third parties outside of your local jurisdiction. 

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10. Third-party Features and Websites
As stated above, the Websites may contain links to or features from other websites. This Policy covers the processing of information by Wacom for our Services, and does not cover the processing of information by such third-party websites or features. Wacom is not responsible for the privacy policies, cookie policies, terms of use and/or practices of third parties that you have accessed from our Services.  We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Services and to read the privacy policy, cookie policy, terms of use and other statements on that third-party site or for that third-party service. 

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11. Security; Breach; PCI DSS 
Wacom takes reasonable and appropriate precautions to help protect your information. We believe that these precautions take into due account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the information. However, given the nature of the internet and the fact that network security measures are not infallible, we cannot guarantee the security of your information or the internet or telecommunications network used to access our Services. 

When registering for access to a secure area of one of our Services, we will ask you to select a username and password. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email.  Also, remember to sign out of the Service and close your browser window, your software, application or other Service when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your information and correspondence when accessing your computer.

When you make a payment at our Websites, we comply with our obligations under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and we ensure that any third-party service providers to our Services who process customer credit cards also comply with the requirements set forth in the PCI DSS.

Any sharing of your information with third-party processors who are operating at our instruction will be made in accordance with applicable data protection laws.  These third-party processors will be required to comply with appropriate security and breach notification measures to protect your information.  

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal information breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

If you have any questions about the security of our Services, you can contact us using the contact information set out in Section 1 of this Policy. 

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12. Accessing, Correcting, Updating & Retaining Your Information 
You may access, modify, amend, restrict or remove your Wacom account information by logging into your Wacom account and accessing your Wacom account information. 

Furthermore, you are entitled to request information about the personal information we store about you at any time. You may also request to correct, update or remove information about yourself at any time. For any such request you may contact us at the address shown in Section 1 of this Policy. If your information is provided to us by your employer, you should direct your requests to your employer.    

You will not have to pay a fee to access your information; however, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We will retain your information and the data we process on behalf of our customers as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we have collected the information, for as long as your Wacom account is active, as needed to provide you our Services or to comply with legal or regulatory obligations. We will retain and use this information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.  If you delete any of your Wacom account information, we may retain certain information if required by law or for legitimate business purposes or to complete our contractual obligations to you.

If you become an inactive customer, or if we close or suspend your Wacom account, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policy which was in effect when we collected your information so long as we continue to retain your information in our possession.  We may delete any or all of your information at any time without notice to you for any reason or no reason, unless otherwise required by law or contract to retain it.  

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that your information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We will attempt to respond to any request to access your information within 30 days. It may take us longer if your request is complex or you have made multiple requests in which circumstances we will notify you and keep you apprised of our progress.

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13. Preferences and Opting-Out 
Our Services provide visitors and customers the opportunity to opt-out of receiving specific types of communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor or customer. In addition, if you have previously signed up to receive information about our Services, you may unsubscribe or opt out of all future marketing communications from us that do not relate to products or services you have already ordered by removing your contact and other information from our marketing and communications databases by (a) e-mailing us or (b) clicking the unsubscribe link on any email marketing communication you receive.

We partner with a third party to display advertising on our Websites or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third-party partner may use cookies or similar technologies to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. For more information on our use of cookies and how you may choose to opt-out of accepting cookies, please review our Cookie Notice.  

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14. Use by Children 
We do not knowingly process personal information for which we determine the purposes and means of processing about children under the age of 13 or equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction (“Minor”) without advance parental or guardian’s consent.  If you are the parent or guardian of a Minor and believe that the Minor has directly disclosed personal information to us, then please contact us so that we may delete the Minor’s personal information.  In the event that such personal information is provided to us, you, as the parent or guardian hereby consent to the processing of the Minor’s personal information and personally accept and agree to be bound by this Policy and take responsibility for the Minor’s actions.

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15. Changes to this Policy 
We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time, so we encourage you to review it frequently. If we make a material change to this Policy, we will notify you by email or by means of a notice on our Websites prior to the changes taking effect.  We will post any modifications or changes to the Policy on our Websites. It is your responsibility to keep current your contact information that we have on file. 


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16. Language
This Policy shall be governed and construed using the English language. Accordingly, the English version of this Policy controls in the event of any discrepancy with other translated versions of this Policy.  A notice given by or to us or any communication between you and us in connection with this Policy shall be in the English language.

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17. Addendum to this Policy
Where applicable, the provisions in the Addendum shall apply to the categories of data subjects specified therein. The Addendum shall form an integral part of this Policy and reference to “this Policy” shall include the Addendum. In the event of any inconsistencies between the provisions of this Policy and the provisions in the Addendum, the provisions in the Addendum shall prevail only to the extent of such inconsistencies.


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