Last Updated: March 18, 2019
We strive to treat your personal information as safely and securely as reasonably possible. Please read the following privacy
policy to better understand how your personal information may be collected and used as you access various areas of our Site.
As described below, your information may be collected by Synopsys, Inc. (“Synopsys”), disclosed to third parties, and used by
information. Some of the reasons why we collect your personal information include:
- Register to access certain parts of the Site
- Register to subscribe to newsletters, attend events, participate in classes, or receive information about Synopsys products and technology
- Participate in discussion forums
- Provide registered users a more personalized and meaningful experience on the Synopsys Site
We occasionally employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and processing credit card payments. These third party service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. We do not sell, rent, share, or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
REGISTRATION. In order to use certain protected areas of this Site, you first must complete a registration form and/or create a user name and password. During registration you are required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We may use this information to contact you about the services on our Site in which you have expressed interest. This information may also be shared with Synopsys subsidiaries and business partners.
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 personally identifiable information 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 service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; any such provider is prohibited from using our users’ personally identifiable information 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.
Collection of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
LOG FILES. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, and date/time stamp. We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track users’ movements around the Site, to enhance your experience in using our Site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. This information is used to better understand and improve the usability, performance and effectiveness of Synopsys' Site.
SPECIAL OFFERS AND UPDATES. We may occasionally send you information on products, services, and training or events that might be of interest to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section of this Policy.
NEWSLETTERS. If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.
SERVICE-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENTS. We may send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if you are a customer and we have a support announcement related to the product you are using, we might send you an email. Because these communications are not promotional, the Choice and Opt-out provision does not apply.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. We may occasionally share personally identifiable information with third parties acting as either agents or service providers acting on our behalf.
AGENTS & SERVICE PROVIDERS.We may use an outside shipping company to fulfill orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for services. We use other third parties to provide certain specific services on our Site, such as discussion forums and registration for certain classes and events. When you sign up for these particular services, we may share your personal information as necessary with authorized third party agents or contractors in order to provide the requested service or transaction. For example, if we need to ship something to you, we must share your name and address with a shipping company. We only provide third party agents and service providers with the minimum amount of personal information necessary to complete the requested service or transaction. We do not permit these companies to share or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
LEGALLY REQUIRED DISCLOSURES. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.
DISCUSSION FORUMS. Any personally identifiable information you provide to Synopsys in the registration process for a discussion forum or user forum ()“Discussion Forum”) shall be kept confidential. However, if you use a Discussion Forum on this Site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you post in a publicly viewable area there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the use by others of personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES. This Site contains links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by Synopsys. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. When you leave our Site, we encourage you to be aware and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
We need your help in keeping the personally identifiable information you share with us accurate and up to date. Please notify us of any changes to your personal information.
CHOICE AND OPT-OUT. If you no longer wish to receive a particular newsletter and promotional communication, you may opt out of receiving it by following the instructions included in each respective newsletter or communication, or by accessing Synopsys' Subscriptions Center.Please note that other data recipients have their own data privacy policies, which may differ from ours, and you would have to contact them separately with respect to opt-out requests.
Transmissions over the Internet are never 100% secure or error-free. However, security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. It is your responsibility to safeguard any password and user ID you use to access the Site and to notify us at [email protected] if you ever suspect that this password or user ID has been compromised. You are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of the Site conducted via your password and user ID.
Effective Date and Changes
EEA Visitors: If you are a resident of the European Economic Area, this Supplemental Privacy Statement applies to you.