Privacy Policy Supplement for Intel® Viiv™ Technology

This is only a supplement to Intel's corporate Privacy Policy.

This page describes our privacy-related information handling practices for the software premium content module (SPCM) for Intel® Viiv™ technology† using Windows* Media* Digital Rights Management (WM-DRM). We encourage you to review the information contained on this web page to ensure that you understand how the SPCM operates to help you enjoy specific types of premium content with your Intel® Viiv™ technology-based Home Network. In addition to playing premium content, your Intel Viiv technology-based PC will also play non-premium content, that does not require the SPCM certificate.

†This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit.

How the SPCM works

After you accept the software license for Intel® Viiv™ software, the SPCM for Intel Viiv technology automatically collects the local network address of your computer in an encrypted form. Collecting this information will allow Intel to recognize your computer when you request an upgrade to the premium content services on your Intel Viiv technology-based PC. Information will also be collected to enable the individualization of WM-DRM on your system, which will enable delivery of premium content. For more information, on WM-DRM individualization, refer to the Microsoft web site.

The encrypted information that is transmitted to Intel will not be used by Intel to identify:

  1. Any individual or group of individuals personally
  2. Any information about your computer, except the encrypted version of the local network address
  3. An unencrypted version of your computers local network address
  4. Your computer on any network

Collection of information for the Certificate Restore Service

The information that is collected by or sent to Intel as described above may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Intel or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. Intel may only disclose this information if required to do so by law or judicial due process


If you decline the online delivery of an SPCM certificate, you will not be able to play content that requires it. However, you will still be able to access both non-premium and premium content that does not require the SPCM certificate.

Intel will not retain your computer and certificate information longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

This page was last updated on 27-Mar-2006.