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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Corning Incorporated Internet Privacy Notice

Corning Incorporated (“Corning,” “we,” “us,” “our”) is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. How your personal data will be treated during your use of Corning’s websites is outlined below.

Corning has implemented a set of Binding Corporate Rules (“BCRs”) to establish safeguards to ensure that personal data is protected while transferred within the Corning group. The implementation of BCRs provides an adequate level of protection for the personal data transfers carried out from the Corning European Economic Area (EEA) entities to the other Corning entities located in non-EEA countries throughout the world. The approval of Corning’s BCRs was led by the French data protection authority, the CNIL, with secondary input from the German state of Hessen and Poland’s data protection authorities.

From time to time, we may make changes to this privacy notice to reflect changes in our business or to serve you better. Corning will make reasonable efforts to publish any such changes in the privacy notice, such as posting on this website. You should review this notice periodically to stay informed of any changes. Please note the date of the notice below, so that you know when it was last updated.

Corning protects your privacy on and related Corning websites through these basic principles:

1.   You will be advised when Corning is collecting information about you or your online preferences and expectations and it will be made clear how that information is to be used.  In general, information collected such as names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc. will only be used by Corning to respond to inquiries, manage user established online accounts, or for specific Corning marketing activities, events, or services. Other than information collected through essential cookies (as described in Corning’s Cookies Policy), you will be able to choose whether or not you want to provide such information. If you choose not to provide some information, please be aware that it may not be possible for you to proceed with your chosen business activity with Corning.

2.   Corning reserves the right to retain electronic communications sent by visitors. Further, Corning uses an SMTP gateway to forward e-mail and to log e-mail transactions. Logs of e-mail transactions include: date and time of message; name and IP address of connecting host; e-mail address of message originator; and Corning address of recipient.

3.    Any information collected about you will be kept secure and not shared with third parties, with the exception of Corning affiliates or service providers, unless you give prior permission for that information to be shared.  However, Corning may have to disclose personal data it considers necessary in order to comply with court orders, subpoenas, governmental or law enforcement requests, or to a third party to which ownership of Corning or a Corning subsidiary is transferred via an acquisition, merger, sale of assets, etc.  Corning reserves the right to transfer information you provide to other countries in order to share such information with Corning affiliates or service providers. We maintain safeguards reasonably intended to protect your personal data from unauthorized or inappropriate access.

4.    When providing personal data to us in order to initiate a credit card transaction, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect your online order information. When you enter this information on one of our websites, your personal data and credit card information is encrypted and sent directly to a credit card processor for verification and processing. 

5.    As part of its global data privacy management program, Corning maintains processes intended to allow individuals to request access to, correct, or erase personal data that Corning maintains related to such individuals. To submit such requests, please contact us at or at the mailing address listed below. Be sure to include your name and clear instructions regarding any change to your personal data or request to delete your information from our database, and Corning will make reasonable efforts to complete your request.  In the event you choose to delete or thoroughly anonymize your personal data from our database, we may retain a record of your deletion request as well as records indicating the type of information deleted as evidence of our compliance with this privacy statement.

6.    Corning's websites may contain links to other sites not under the  domain or not owned by Corning.  These links are provided solely as a convenience to you.  We are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by non-Corning sites.  Corning does not endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products or services described or offered in these other websites.

7.    For the most part, you can visit this website without revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers do not collect e-mail addresses unless you provide it to us. We do collect generalized information such as the IP address and domain name from which the connection originates. This information is used in the aggregate to measure pages viewed, the amount of time spent on the site, the number of visits, and similar information. We use this information to improve the contents of our website.

8.    In order to improve our site, we utilize various types of “cookies” to maintain a record of your visit.  For more information about the types of cookies used by Corning, how they are used, and your options for limiting their use, please review Corning’s Cookies policy by clicking here.

9.    Corning does not intend to collect information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without the consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian. Children under the age of thirteen (13) should only submit information to Corning with the prior consent of their parent or legal guardian. If your child has submitted personal data to Corning and you would like to request that such information be removed, please contact us as provided below and we will use reasonable efforts to ensure such information is removed.

10.    International visitors to Corning’s websites should be aware that personal data may be transferred to computers in the United States or other locations around the world in order to fulfill your request.

11. Non-personal data you supply to Corning through Corning websites, including but not limited to feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, plans, ideas, or the like, will not be treated as proprietary or as confidential and Corning assumes no obligation to protect such information from disclosure.  Corning may use any such information you supply to respond to inquiries or as part of its marketing activities. Further, the submission of such information to Corning shall not restrict the purchase, manufacture, or use of similar products, services, plans, and ideas by Corning for any purpose whatever and Corning shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute the information to others without restriction.

12. Corning does not endorse, nor does it participate in the practice of “spamming” (sending of unsolicited promotional e-mail). If you believe you have received such a message from Corning please contact

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, please contact us at:

Global Data Privacy Office
One Riverfront Plaza
Corning, NY 14831
(607) 974-9000  

For more information, please use the following links to access Corning’s Global Data Privacy Policy in a variety of languages.