EM Microelectronic-US, Inc. (hereafter, “EM”, “we”, “our” or “us”) values the trust you have placed in us. As part of our relationship, we recognize and respect your privacy concerns.
This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) describes the types of personal information we collect on our websites, computer and mobile software applications, social media pages, HTML-formatted e-mail messages, and in other ways discussed below (individually and collectively, the "Services"), how we may use that information, with whom we may share it and the measures we take to protect the security of personal information. We also tell you how you can reach us to ask us to: (i) access, change or not use the personal information you have provided to us, (ii) withdraw any consent you previously provided to us, (iii) tell us to refrain from communicating with you about our products or services, and (iv) answer any legitimate questions you may have about our privacy practices.
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time, so please review it frequently. When we make changes, we will post them here. If we make material changes to this Privacy Statement we will place a notice on our website or we may send a notice to the e-mail address you provided to us. You may wish to check this section of our website from time to time, because your continued use of our Services will signify your acceptance of the changes to our Privacy Statement.
We updated our Privacy Statement on December 21, 2016 which is this Privacy Statement’s effective date.
If you are unsure whether this Privacy Statement is in conflict with the applicable local rules where you are located, you should not submit your or any other persons personally identifiably information to us. Anyone who accesses, uses or interacts with our Services who submits personally identifiably information or provides any other information does thereby affirmatively consent to: (i) the international transmission, transfer, processing and/or storage of all such information, including personally identifiably information, to a country which may be deemed to have inadequate data protection and (ii) the collection (including by Automated Interactions as such term is defined below), transmission, using, sharing and storage of such information, including personally identifiably information, as provided in this Privacy Statement.
Types Of Information We Collect
We may collect personal information about you in various ways, such as when you provide it on our websites, through our apps and social media channels, at our events, through surveys, via text messages or on the telephone. The types of personal information we may or our third party providers may collect include:
In addition, we and our third party providers may collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web beacons and web server logs through your interaction with and use of the Services and non-EM websites (“Automated Interactions”). Such Information may include, but is not limited to, network routing information (where you came from), equipment information (browser type), your IP address (which may identify your general geographic location or company), date and time, unique device identifier, MAC address, clickstream information (when each EM webpage was visited and how much time was spent on the page), general geo-location data, and settings of the device you use to access the Services.
Although our and our third party providers’ use of Automated Interactions may change over time as technology evolves, the following descriptions are designed to provide you with additional detail about our current approach to information collected from Automated Interactions.
Cookies: Our, along with certain third parties, servers will query your browser to see if there are "cookies" previously set by our Services. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a Web server to store on a Web browser so it can later be read back from that browser. Cookies may collect information, such as a unique identifier, user preferences, profile information, and general usage and volume statistical information. Cookies may also be used to collect individualized website use data, provide Services personalization, or conduct and measure the effectiveness of advertising.
When you use a web browser to access the Services, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. The operating system of your device may contain additional controls for cookies. Please note, however, that some Services may be designed to work using cookies and that disabling cookies may affect your ability to use those Services, or certain parts of them.
Other Local Storage: We, along with certain third parties, may use other kinds of local storage technologies, such as Local Shared Objects (also referred to as “Flash cookies”) and HTML5 local storage, in connection with our Services. These technologies are similar to the cookies discussed above in that they are stored on your device and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences. However, these technologies may make use of different parts of your device from standard cookies, and so you might not be able to control them using standard browser tools and settings. One method of preventing Flash cookies from being placed is to adjust your preferences in the Macromedia Website Privacy Settings Panel at macromedia.com.
Beacons: We, along with certain third parties, also may use technologies called beacons (or “pixels”) that communicate information from your device to a server. Beacons can be embedded in online content, videos, and emails, and can allow a server to read certain types of information from your device, know when you have viewed particular content or a particular email message, determine the time and date on which you viewed the beacon, and the IP address of your device. We and certain third parties use beacons for a variety of purposes, including to analyze the use of our Services and (in conjunction with cookies) to provide content and ads that are more relevant to you; information collected using these technologies may be associated with the recipient's e-mail address.
By accessing and using our Services, you consent to the storage of cookies, other local storage technologies, beacons and other information on your devices. You also consent to the access of such cookies, local storage technologies, beacons and information by us and by the third parties mentioned above.
Location Based Services: We and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share the physical location of your device and use it to verify your location and/or provide you with personalized location-based services or content. Where available, location-based services may use GPS, Bluetooth, and your IP Address, along with crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations, and other technologies to determine your devices’ approximate location. In some instances, you may be permitted to allow or deny such use of your device's location, but if you choose to deny such use, we may not be able to provide you with the applicable personalized services or content. In all other instances, you affirmatively consent that we may receive, use, share and transfer information about the physical location of your device in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
Web Analytics Services: We also may use third party web analytics services on our Services, such as those of Google Analytics. The service providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to help us analyze how visitors use the Services. The information collected through these means (including the state and zip code from which our visitors come and the IP addresses of our visitors' computers) is disclosed to these service providers, who use the information to evaluate use of the Services. You may deactivate the ability of these analytics services to analyze your browsing activities on our Services.
To learn more about web Google Analytics services, and exercise your choice with respect to their collection of information on our Services:
Other Ways We Collect Personal Information
Publically Available and Other Sources: We also may obtain information you have made publicly or lawfully available, such as, via third-party social networking services when you choose to connect with those services, or information provided by third party sources, such as marketing opt-in lists, or data aggregators. Please note that we may combine this information with other information that we collect about you and use and share it as described in the Privacy Statement.
We also may collect other information about you, your device, or your use of the Services in ways that we describe to you at the point of collection or otherwise with your consent.
How We Use Information
EM may use the information we collect from you for the following purposes:
We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
In addition, we may use non-personally identifiable information we collect for any purpose, except where applicable law requires otherwise. If we are required to treat non-personally identifiable information as personal information under applicable law, then we will only use it in the same way that we are permitted to use and disclose personal information.
Information We Share
We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about you, except as described in the Privacy Statement. We may share the personal information you provide to us with our affiliates and our and their respective parents and our and their respective subsidiaries worldwide (collectively, “Affiliates”), licensees and joint venture partners for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. In addition, unless you object by emailing us at email@example.com, to the extent permitted by law, we may share information about you with other third parties for those parties’ own purposes, such as to offer products or services that may interest you.
We also may share the information with our service providers who perform services on our behalf based on our instructions. These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. Examples of these service providers include entities that provide web hosting, analytics and marketing services. These service providers may combine data we provide to them or allow them to collect from or about you with data they collect in connection with other websites, applications or services to measure the effectiveness of our advertising and determine how you use our Services.
We may also share, sell and transfer aggregated, anonymized information for any purpose, except where applicable law requires otherwise.
Your Rights and Choices
We offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we collect about you, such as how we use the information and how we communicate with you. To update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists, exercise your rights or submit a request, please contact us as indicated in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Privacy Statement. You can also unsubscribe from our electronic mailing lists by following the “Unsubscribe” link in our emails. To the extent provided by law, you may request access to the personal information we maintain about you or request that we correct, amend, delete or block the information by contacting us as indicated below. Where provided by law, you may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us or object at any time on legitimate grounds to the processing of your personal information, and we will use our commercially reasonable efforts to apply your preferences going forward.
Online Tracking and How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
When you use our Services, both we and certain third parties may collect personal information about your online activities, over time and across third-party websites. Certain web browsers allow you to instruct your browser to send Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals to websites you visit, informing those sites that you do not want your online activities to be tracked. At this time, our Services are not designed to respond to all types of DNT signals or similar mechanisms from browsers as there is no common, industry-accepted standard for doing so. Thus, information about your online activities may continue to be tracked on our Services and used to maintain our Services’ functionality and for our own analytics purposes described in this Privacy Statement even if your browser sends us a DNT signal.
You may be able to sign up to receive communications about our products and services through your mobile device by submitting your mobile telephone number and/or mobile email address via our Services. If you use this feature, you provide your affirmative consent to allow us or our third party providers to send you communications about our products, services and promotions to such email address and/or by text message and voice message. You may, at any time, opt out of receiving these communications by contacting us as specified in the "How to Contact Us" section below. Depending on the terms of your mobile phone contract, you may incur charges for receiving and sending email and text messages on your mobile device. EM and all other members of The EM Parties are not responsible for these charges.
Third-Party Sites and Services
Our Services may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services (“Linked Site(s)”). Our and our Affiliates’ products and services may also use or offer products or services from third parties (“Third Party Product(s)”). Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties. We and all other members of The EM Parties are not responsible for the content of any Third Party Product or Linked Site, any use of Third Party Products or Linked Sites, or the privacy practices of Third Party Products or Linked Sites.
Security of Personal Information
While we endeavor to protect the security and integrity of personal information collected via the Services, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our or our third party providers’ systems, servers or otherwise in our or their care, will be absolutely safe, undamaged or in accessible, including from intrusion by others, such as hackers. If you correspond with us by e-mail, text message, or using Web forms like a “contact us” feature on our Services, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view the information you send in transit by such means. We and all other members of The EM Parties will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties. If we believe that the security of your personal information in our care may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we will endeavor to notify you as promptly as possible under the circumstances. If we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use the U.S. Postal Service to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services And Products On Other Websites
We may offer some of our products and services or authorized branding on or through other websites, apps and platforms. Information, including personally identifiably information, that you provide to those websites, apps and platforms may be sent to us in order to deliver our products and services or collected and used by us as described in this Privacy Statement. We process, use, share and secure such information under this Privacy Statement. The affiliated websites, apps and platforms through which our products and services and authorized branding are offered may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies. We and all other members of The EM Parties have no responsibility or liability for the practices, policies and security measures implemented by third parties on their websites, apps and platforms.
Widgets, Buttons, and Tools
We may allow for the Services to permit you to: participate in interactive discussions; create a profile; post comments, opportunities or other content; communicate directly with another user; or otherwise engage in networking activities. Some of these services may be moderated and all may be accessed for technical or other reasons determined by us in our sole discretion. Please be advised that we and all other members of The EM Parties do not control and assume no liability for the content that users post to these forums or social networks. Therefore, you should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal Information to these forums or social networks and whether you wish to make your profile available to other users, and you should tailor any content you submit appropriately. You should also review any additional terms and conditions that may govern your use of these services, including but not limited to, those from non-EM controlled Services. To manage or remove your personal Information from our online communities, please contact us as indicated in the “How To Contact Us” section below.
Our Services are not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen on the Services. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen on our Services, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible; provided that such access is not unreasonably burdensome or expensive under the circumstances.
Subject to certain limitations under California Civil Code § 1798.83, California residents may ask us to provide them with (i) a list of certain categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (ii) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us as specified in the “How to Contact Us” section below.
You must provide the statement "Your California Privacy Rights" in the subject field of your e-mail or on the envelope or post card and in the actual request. For all requests, please include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. We will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please email us at email@example.com, or contact us as indicated below:
EM Microelectronic US Inc.
5475 Mark Dabling Blvd, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3848
Attn: James Lauffenburger or Privacy Officer