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Intel® Embedded Design Center Privacy Statement

Overview of Privacy in the Intel® Embedded Design Center website

Intel Corporation along with its worldwide subsidiaries ("Intel") is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of the information you share with us. This privacy statement explains how we collect, use and safeguard the data we collect from you when you access the Intel® Embedded Design Center website located at http://edc.intel.com ("Intel Embedded Design Center").

Since you have chosen to participate in the Intel Embedded Design Center we will contact you in connection with that business relationship. If you give us or we otherwise collect personal or business information about you, we will treat it according to this privacy statement. Your participation in Intel Embedded Design Center signifies your acceptance of our collection and use of any information you provide to us.

 

This privacy statement applies only to the Intel Embedded Design Center website. It supplements Intel's online Privacy Policy (click on link for further information) and it does not apply to other online or offline Intel sites or programs. We encourage you to read this privacy statement to ensure you understand Intel's privacy practices for the Intel Embedded Design Center. In the event of any inconsistency or conflict between this privacy statement and Intel's online Privacy Policy concerning our information handling practices of member data in connection with the Intel Embedded Design Center, this privacy statement shall control.

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Types of Information We Collect?

We collect a limited amount of information from you when you register to participate in the Intel Embedded Design Center which enables us to contact you at your place of business (e.g., such as your first and last name, company name, office phone number, company mailing address and e-mail address). In addition, we may ask you for information that provides us with a profile of your company's business.

Additional information may be collected when you request an Intel representative to contact you, register to enter a contest offered to registered users, sign up for a program event or training activity and at other times when you access the Intel Embedded Design Center website.

Use of Your Information

Intel will not use or share your information in a manner that differs from what is described in this privacy statement without your prior consent. We use your information for the following purposes related to the Intel Embedded Design Center:

  • To determine if adequate business justification exists for the disclosure of Intel confidential information
  • To have an Intel representative contact you in response to your inquiry
  • To deliver user services such as newsletters, events or training activities
  • To help us create and publish content relevant to you
  • To ensure the Intel Embedded Design Center website is relevant to the needs of our users
  • To inform you of new product offerings, product discontinuances, special offers, updated information and other benefits or services available to users

Sharing of Your Information

We will not sell or rent your information. Intel may provide some or all of your personal or business profile information to certain of our direct customers in the distribution channel (specifically our authorized distributors) or third-party service providers to help us deliver products, information, benefits and services for the Intel Embedded Design Center. Except for Intel authorized distributors and third-party service providers, we will not provide your information to other companies or individuals without your permission.

Intel Authorized Distributors

We may provide our authorized distributors with the information they need in order to enable us to deliver to you relevant user benefits or services for the Intel Embedded Design Center. Our authorized distributors and their employees are prohibited from using the information that Intel provides to them for any purpose other than as instructed by Intel and Intel takes reasonable steps to ensure they adequately protect your information on Intel's behalf.

Third-Party Service Providers

Intel occasionally hires other companies to provide limited marketing services on behalf of the Intel Embedded Design Center, such as delivering email newsletters or prizes won in a contest, providing customer support services, hosting web services, processing training or other event registration, conducting questionnaires, surveys, promotions or contests. Intel will provide these third-party service providers with the information they need in order to deliver the benefits or services on behalf of the Intel Embedded Design Center. Our third-party service providers and their employees are prohibited from using the information that Intel provides to them for any purpose other than as instructed by Intel and Intel takes reasonable steps to ensure they adequately protect your information on Intel's behalf.

Other Disclosures

Intel may disclose your personal and business information if required to do so by law as necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process. We also may choose to establish or exercise our legal rights to defend against legal claims. We may collect and possibly share your information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, protect and defend the rights or property of Intel, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Intel's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Protecting Your Information

Intel is committed to protecting the security of the information you provide to us as part of the Intel Embedded Design Center. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures and take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the information that you share with us from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal and business profile information we collect in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities.

Tracking Activity on Our Websites

Registering on the Intel Embedded Design Center Website

When you browse the Intel Embedded Design Center website and have not registered for any online service from Intel, you browse anonymously. Personal or business profile information-such as your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address-is not collected as you browse.

You will be asked to create a password for your account when you register for the Intel Embedded Design Center. Becoming a registered user enables you to view your confidential account information and access content that is available only to registered users.

Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Cookies

We track how the Intel Embedded Design Center is used by both anonymous visitors and our registered users. One way we track web activity is by using a small text file that is sent to your browser known as a "cookie." Cookies collect information such as Internet domain and host names, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser software and operating system types (e.g., Netscape or Internet Explore), click-stream patterns and dates and times that our site is accessed. We also use cookies to collect information on which newsletter links are clicked by registered users or whether you responded to a banner ad from outside our site or through an email link. This information is used to help us ensure we are communicating information registered users want to read. It is collected in the aggregate form and not linked with individual personal information. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your e-mail address or any other personal information. Cookies from our Intel Embedded Design Center website can only be read by Intel websites.

Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you will be able to view the text on the screens; however, you will not be able to access many important functions of the Intel Embedded Design Center websites and you will not experience a personalized visit.

Other Tracking Technologies

Another way we track website activity on the Intel Embedded Design Center web pages is by using transparent electronic images called "clear GIFs," "Web bugs," or "Web beacons". This technology counts the number of users who visit a particular Intel Embedded Design Center web page from specific banner ads outside the Intel Embedded Design Center website or who clicked on links or graphics included in e-mail newsletters you receive from Intel. We do not use this technology to collect or access your personal information. Rather we use this technology as a tool to compile aggregated statistics about the usage of the Intel Embedded Design Center websites. We may share aggregated site statistics with our service providers for the Intel Embedded Design Center. We do not share these aggregated site statistics with third party companies and do not allow other companies to place clear gifs or other tracking technologies on our sites.

Personalization of Program Benefits or Services

In order to provide you with a meaningful web experience and to improve the quality of services available through the Intel Embedded Design Center, Intel may customize its Intel Embedded Design Center websites or email newsletters for registered users based on information you provide to us both in individual (e.g., preferences, job function) and aggregate form (e.g., business profile,) to provide you information about our products or services that are of interest to you and better meet your needs based on your expressed preferences. In addition, Intel may track or collect behavioral data (e.g., newsletter or web 'clicks') and aggregate it at a role/job function level to personalize information at the role/job function level (e.g., a technical programmer may click on support information more often than another job role, so Intel may provide them with more support-type information).

Our third-party service providers may send you periodic email newsletters on behalf of Intel informing you about our products and services, as well as activities or events concerning the Intel Embedded Design Center. These third-party service providers may use software tools to track, measure and collect page interaction information, such as the links on which you clicked in a newsletter, based on a unique identification number that is assigned to your email address. They also retain and report to Intel the individual clicks in the newsletters solely for the purpose of analyzing product preferences and customizing subsequent email newsletters to include products or services that may be of interest to you. Occasionally Intel may include in its email newsletters information about other companies' services and products that are complementary to Intel's product or service offerings. We do not sell, rent or lease your information to these third party companies. Each email newsletter contains a link that allows you to unsubscribe for the newsletter at any time.

Data Storage

The Intel Embedded Design Center website will store and process information in databases in the United States; however, we may transfer your personal information to Intel Corporation in the US, to any Intel subsidiary worldwide or to third parties acting on behalf of Intel or an Intel subsidiary for the purposes of processing and/or storage. By using the Intel Embedded Design Center website, you consent to any transfer of your information outside of your country. Intel complies with all applicable laws around the globe that are designed to protect your data and abides by the Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of data from the European Union. Although legal requirements may vary from country to country, Intel adheres to the principles set forth in this privacy statement and strives to provide adequate protection for your information no matter where that information is collected, transferred or retained.

Personal information will be stored as long as the relationship is active. We provide you with the means to delete your account. You can click on the 'My Account' link on the Intel Embedded Design Center website and select “Delete my account” and your personal information will promptly be removed. After six months of inactivity, you will be asked if you wish to delete your account. If you do not respond within 30 days, your account information will be deleted.

Updating Your Information

Accurate contact and business profile information allows the Intel Embedded Design Center to learn more about your business and tailor messages, benefits and offerings to suit your needs. We provide you with the means to ensure that the information you provide to Intel is correct and current. Click on the 'My Account ' link on your Intel Embedded Design Center website to update your information. Note that user access levels are non-transferable to other users or other companies and therefore editable fields on the ‘My Account’ page are limited.

Enforcement of this Privacy Statement

Should you have any additional privacy questions or comments related to this privacy policy, please use this form to contact us.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

Intel may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we make any changes to this privacy statement, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. Intel will notify you of changes to this privacy statement by placing a prominent notice of change on the Intel Embedded Design Center websites for a reasonable period of time or by any method customarily used for communicating with registered users of the Intel Embedded Design Center including, but not limited to, electronic mail.

Questions or Concerns?