We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of users of Think Silicon S.A. products, services and websites operated by or on behalf of THINK SILICON S.A. Limited (“Think Silicon S.A.”).
1. Personal Data we collect
Information provided by you
If you sign up for any of our products or services (Newsletter, Press, Webinar), or visit a website operated by or on behalf of Think Silicon (a “Think Silicon Website”), you provide certain information to us in order to set up and maintain an account with us (“Account Data”). This may include information such as your name, title, company, mailing address, email address, phone numbers, fax numbers, age range and payment information. You may also provide information to us when you report a problem with one of our products or services, or with a Think Silicon Website, when you contact us with an account management question, a technical problem, to comment on a Think Silicon Website, or when you ask for information about our products or services. You may choose not to provide certain types of Personal Data to us, but please be aware that in that case some functionality may not be available to you. We will let you know prior to collection of the information whether the provision of Personal Data we are requesting is compulsory or voluntary, and the consequences of not providing that information.
1.2 Think Silicon Websites
2. Where we process or store Personal Data
Think Silicon stores data on servers in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and also transfers and stores Personal Data outside the EEA.
Please note that privacy laws in countries outside of the EEA may not be the same as, and in some cases may be less protective than, privacy laws in your country. We transfer data relying on adequate mechanism under EU privacy laws, including EU standard Model Clauses and Privacy Shield.
When we transfer Personal Data to servers controlled by a third-party data hosting company either within the EEA or operating outside of the EEA, we conduct security checks on these companies to ensure adequate safeguards are in place to protect the transfer of Personal Data. We take steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Personal Data is transferred securely. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet, server, database, network or email transmission is never fully secure or error free. Although we do our best to protect Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of the Personal Data you transmit to us, and you accept the inherent risk associated with such transmission.
3. Links to other websites
4. How we use Personal Data
We use Personal Data for our legitimate business interests, with your consent, or in order to comply with our legal obligations.
We process Personal Data for the following purposes:
4.1 Operating, maintaining and improving our products and services
We use your Personal Data to operate our business. This means we use your data to provide a product or service to you, to provide you with technical support, to respond to your questions, to provide further information in respect of products and services you have purchased from us, to determine trends and measure site usage which aids in the design of new products and services, to protect against wrongdoing, and to enforce our website terms and conditions of use and other agreements.
We use your Personal Data to provide, administer and communicate with you about products, services, events, surveys and promotions by Think Silicon or our subsidiaries, to send you marketing communications, to display content and advertising that we believe might be of interest to you, and to serve advertising, including third-party advertising, through our websites.
You have the right to request us to not use your Personal Data for marketing communications. You can opt out of receiving electronic communications by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any such electronic communication or through following the opt-out instructions provided in any marketing communication, or by adjusting your subscription settings for your account.
4.3 Think Silicon events
We use your Personal Data in order to administer any Think Silicon events you register to attend, and may pass your Personal Data to our event partners for the purposes of effectively running such events. For example, our event partners may use your Personal Data to help organise the event or help us register attendees at the event, schedule meetings at the event and administrate an application for the event.
4.4 Social media
4.5 Recruitment and careers site
We collect information when you submit online applications for jobs advertised on Think Silicon Websites. We use your Personal Data to process your application including requesting you to complete psychometric and or technical testing and in order to review any profiles you make publicly available on social media channels.
We may also pass your information to third parties to:
1. help process your application;
2. facilitate video interviews with yourself on our behalf;
3. conduct further screening to process the application you submit; and
4. to administer and initiate psychometric and or technical testing on our behalf.
4.6 Think Silicon University Program
We use Personal Data that you have provided to us to provide you with information, products or services that you have requested. We also use Personal Data to provide you with marketing information in relation to the same or similar products or services that you have already requested from us, where you have indicated that you wish to receive such information. We use Personal Data to conduct market research and to inform you of the development of our future programs, products and services.
5. Disclosure to third parties
We consider your information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. We do not sell your Personal Data to third parties, including to third-party advertisers. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may disclose, transfer or share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:
5.1 Business Transfer or Asset Sale
In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, or if Think Silicon, or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, the relevant Personal Data held by us will be one of the transferred assets.
5.2 Legal Requirement
We may use or disclose your Personal Data in order to comply with a legal obligation, to prevent loss of life or injury, or to protect the rights or property of Think Silicon. Where possible we will tell you in advance of such disclosure.
5.3 Suppliers, consultants and other third parties
We disclose Personal Data in the ordinary course of business when we engage suppliers to help provide products and services to you. For example, we may engage marketing agencies, database service providers, backup and disaster recovery service providers, email service providers and others. We provide Personal Data to third parties solely for the purposes of delivering our products and services. We may share aggregated demographic data with our partners or third-party providers. This data is not linked to any information that can identify any individual person.
5.4 Social media connections
If you connect or integrate any social media services with services we provide, you may receive social notifications either from us or from third-party companies providing social media services. You can manage these social notifications by changing your privacy settings on the relevant social media site or by discontinuing your interaction with the third-party site. If you register and provide information to a forum or blog, the information you provide will be published for anyone to see. Where you create a connection between Think Silicon services and third-party sites, we may collect, use, disclose, transfer and store or retain information relating to your account with such third-party services.
5.5 Think Silicon University Program
In order to respond to an enquiry or request for information from you, or to fulfill an order received from you, we may share your contact details, your enquiry and/or your order (as the case may be) with an approved local representative for the country in which you are resident. This representative may not be located in the country in which you are resident.
We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected. We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving Personal Data, we use network access control technology to limit access to the systems on which Personal Data is stored, and we monitor for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the technical, physical and organizational measures we take will prevent every security threat, nor can we guarantee that your Personal Data will not be improperly accessed, used, altered or destroyed.
7. Data retention
We keep Personal Data only for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, to provide you with products or services, for legitimate business interests including audit and forensics purposes, and where required or permitted by law. Please note that even if we delete your Personal Data it may persist on backup or archival media for an additional period of time.
8. Your rights
You have the right to access (review, correct, amend or delete) your Personal Data. You are responsible for providing Think Silicon with accurate and complete Personal Data, and for contacting us if correction of such information is required.
We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children without insisting that they seek prior parental or legal guardian consent if required by applicable law. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s internet usage and not to allow children to provide Personal Data through Think Silicon services without their permission. The definition of child is as defined under Data Protection Legislation.
Effective date: May 1st, 2018 Version: 0.1, 2018 THINK SILICON S.A