Privacy Policy

VIP-Central.org Privacy Policy

The privacy practices described in this privacy policy apply to VIP-Central.org (the “Site”), a service provided by Synopsys, Inc. This privacy policy does not cover any other data collection or processing, including, without limitation, data collection practices of other websites to which we link or data that we or our affiliates collect offline or through web pages that do not display a direct link to this privacy policy.

This privacy policy describes the information we collect about you and what may happen to that information. Some of the reasons why we collect your personal information include:

• Registration by users to access certain parts of the Site

• Request by users for more information about products and services on the Site

• Participation by users in discussion forums

• Provision to registered users of a more personalized and meaningful experience on the Site

We occasionally employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. These third-party service providers may have access to personal information but only to the extent needed to perform their functions, and they may not use it for other purposes.

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Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

REGISTRATION

In order to use certain features or areas of this Site, you first must complete a registration form and create an account. During registration you are required to provide certain 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 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.

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.

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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 the Site.

COOKIES

The Site may use “cookies,” which are small files saved on your computer. Cookies help us recognize your user preferences and can improve your future web visits. You can set your web browser to notify you when you are receiving a cookie and choose to reject it. However, rejecting cookies may affect the performance of the Site and prevent you from accessing certain information on the Site.

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Communications

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 statement.

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.

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Information Sharing and Disclosure

We may disclose or share personally identifiable information about you with other users and/or third parties as described below.

AGENTS & SERVICE PROVIDERS

We may provide your personal information to our third party agents and service providers who perform certain services on our behalf. In such cases, we only provide them with the personal information necessary to complete the requested service or transaction. We do not permit these companies to share or use your personally identifiable information for any other purposes.

COMPLIANCE WITH LAW

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 served on us or our Site.

NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

We reserve the right to fully use and disclose any information collected via the Site that is not in a personally identifiable form.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

This Site contains links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by us on the Site. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. When you leave the Site, we encourage you to be aware and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

INFORMATION REQUESTS FROM OTHER USERS

We will provide your contact information to other users and data providers on the Site from whom you have expressed an interest in receiving more information from or if you download their binary or source code information. Please note that these users and data providers that are available on the Site have their own privacy policies, which may differ from ours, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such users and data providers. We encourage you to be aware and to read their privacy statements before requesting such information or downloading their binary or source code.

DISCUSSION FORUMS

If you use a discussion forum or post a comment 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 any personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums or for the actions of other members.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

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.

BUSINESS TRANSFERS

We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our assets related to the Site, including your personally identifiable information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

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Access to your Personally Identifiable Information

You may access, review, update or change the information you have provided us through your account. We ask that you keep your contact information you share with us accurate and up to date.

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.

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Security

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 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 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.

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Changes in this Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we may post those changes to the privacy policy URL, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will post the revised policy here. When you visit the Site, you are accepting the current version of this privacy policy as posted on the Site at that time.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at info@vip-central.org.

 

Effective July 23rd, 2012

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