Last Updated: February 6, 2015
How do we collect and use information?
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve the Site, to administer your use of the Site (including your Account, if you are an Account holder), and to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate the Site.
Registration. In order to use certain features or areas of this Site, you first must complete a registration form and create an Account. If you create an Account, we’ll collect certain information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, postal address and phone number (“PII”). We may use PII to contact you about the services on our Site in which you have expressed interest. PII may also be shared with other users and data providers on the Site for their products, services and information in which you have expressed an interest and from whom you have requested to receive more information or if you downloaded binary or source code information they made available on the Site. This information may also be shared with Synopsys’ subsidiaries and business partners.
Information Related to Use of the Site. As is true of most websites, our servers automatically record and store certain information about how a person uses the Site (we refer to this information as “Log Data”). Log Data may include information such as a user’s internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, internet services provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and other statistics. We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track a user’s movements around the Site, to enhance a user’s experience in using the Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may use a person’s IP address to fight spam, malware and identity theft. We also use the IP Address to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how our Site is used.
Surveys or Contests. From time to time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our Site. If you participate, we may request certain PII from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code). We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, and sometimes to send participants an email newsletter, if requested. In some cases, we may use a third-party services provider to conduct these surveys or contests; any such provider is prohibited from using our users’ PII for any other purpose.
“EMAIL THIS ARTICLE” Referrals. If you choose to use the “Email this article” function (on web pages where it is available) in order to send another person the article, we will ask you for the recipient’s email address and your email address. We will automatically send the recipient a one-time email that includes a text-only version of the article.
Special Offers. We may occasionally send you information on products and services that might be of interest to you. You have the option not to receive these types of communications and may unsubscribe to these messages at any time. Please refer to the “Choice and Opt-out” section below for more details.
Newsletters And Updates. If you wish to subscribe to any newsletter(s) and updates provided through the Site, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. You have to option not to receive these types of communications and may unsubscribe to these messages at any time. Please refer to the “Choice and Opt-out” section below for more details.
Additional Information Requests. If you request to receive additional information from or if you download binary or source code information of other users and data providers about the products and services they have provided on the Site, they may contact you directly about their products and services. We do not send you such information on their behalf and are not responsible for such communications (or any subsequent communications). If you do not wish to receive further communications from them, you must contact them in accordance with their privacy statements.
Service-Related Announcements. We may send you service-related announcements regarding the Site when it is necessary to do so. Because these communications are not promotional, you do not have the ability to unsubscribe to these messages.
Choice And Opt-Out. If you no longer wish to receive a particular newsletter or update and/or other promotional communications from us, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each respective communication. Please note that other users and data providers that are available on the Site have their own data privacy policies, which may differ from ours, and you would have to contact them separately with respect to any opt-out requests of their communications.
What Information Do We Share With Third Parties?
We will not share any PII that we have collected from or regarding you except as described below:
Information Accessible in Public Areas of the Site. Please be aware that any PII you post in a publicly viewable area of the Site can be read, collected or used by other users of the Site, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for any PII that you choose to post in a publicly viewable area of the Site.
Information Shared with Agents and Services Providers. We occasionally engage other companies and individuals to perform services on our behalf, including engaging companies and individuals as either agents or services providers to work with us to administer the Site. We only provide third-party agents and services providers with the minimum amount of PII necessary to complete the requested services. These third-party agents and services providers have access to your PII only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf and are expressly obligated not to disclose or use your PII for any other purpose. We do not sell, rent, share, or otherwise disclose PII from our users for commercial purposes.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We reserve the right to disclose any information about you (including your PII) to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas); (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third party or the public in general; and (iii) to stop any activity that we consider illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
Information Disclosed in Connection with Business Transactions. Information that we collect from our users, including PII, is considered to be a business asset. As a result, if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy or if we are acquired as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your PII may be disclosed or transferred to the third-party acquirer in connection with the transaction.
Information Shared with Third Parties. We reserve the right to fully use and disclose any information collected via the Site that is not in a personally identifiable form. Additionally, we may share aggregated information and non-identifying information with third parties for industry research and analysis, demographic profiling and other similar purposes.
Links to other sites
Transmissions over the Internet are never 100% secure or error-free. However, the security of your PII is important to us. We take reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect the information that we collect from or about you (including your PII) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When you enter sensitive information on our registration forms we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
Your information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, your information is transferred to the United States and processed there. By your submission of such information you are agreeing and consenting to such a transfer.
Modifying Your Information
You can access and modify the PII you provide to us via the Site. If you want us to delete your PII, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. We’ll take steps to delete your information as soon as is practicable, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law.