SONY SEMICONDUCTOR ISRAEL PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: August 04, 2021

In order to ensure transparency and give you more control over your Personal Information, this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) governs how we, Sony Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (together, “Sony Semiconductor Israel” “we”, “our” or “us”) use, collect and store Personal Data we collect or receive from or about you (“User”, “you”) such as in the following use cases:

  • When you browse or visit our website, https://altair-semi.com/ (“Website”);
  • When you make use of, or interact with, our Website
    1. When you download a white paper or a webinar
    2. When you subscribe to our distribution list(s) / newsletters(s) / blog(s)
    3. When we process your job application
    4. When you contact us (e.g. when you call us, send us an email, submit an inquiry and/or request to book a meeting)
  • When you attend a marketing event and/or we exchange business cards and you provide us with your Personal Data
  • When we acquire your Personal Data from third-party sources (such as lead-generation companies)
  • When we use the Personal Data of our service providers (e.g. contact details)
  • When we use the Personal Data of our customers (e.g. contact details)
  • When we use Personal Data of our resellers, distribution, agents and/or finders (e.g. contact details)

We greatly respect your privacy, which is why we make every effort to provide a platform that would live up to the highest of user privacy standards. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, so you can fully understand our practices in relation to Personal Data. “Personal Data” or “Personal Information” means any information that can be used, alone or together with other data, to uniquely identify any living human being. Please note that this is a master privacy policy and some of its provisions only apply to individuals in certain jurisdictions. For example, the legal basis in the table below is only relevant for GDPR-protected individuals. Please note that this is a master privacy policy and some of its provisions only apply to individuals in certain jurisdictions. For example, the legal basis in the table below is only relevant for GDPR-protected individuals. Important note: Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit in any way your statutory right, including your rights to a remedy or means of enforcement.

Table of contents:

  1. What information we collect, why we collect it, and how it is used
  2. Period of storage of collected information
  3. How we protect and retain your Personal Data
  4. How we share your Personal Data
  5. Your privacy rights
  6. Use by children
  7. Links to and interaction with third party product
  8. Log files
  9. Analytic tools
  10. Specific provisions applicable under California privacy law
  11. Contact us

This Privacy Policy can be updated from time to time and therefore, we ask you to check back periodically for the latest version of the Privacy Policy, as indicated below.  If we implement significant changes to the use of your Personal Data in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you by posting a notice on our Website or by other means.

  1. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT, WHY WE COLLECT IT, AND HOW IT IS USED

Specific Personal Data we collect

Why is the Personal Data collected and for what purposes?

Legal basis (GDPR only, if applicable)

Third parties with whom we share your Personal Data

Consequences of not providing the data

When you browse or visit our Website

Cookies, analytic tools and log files

For more information, please read our Cookies Policy www.altair-semi.com/cookies

To improve the Website and the user experience

Consent

Legitimate interest (e.g. essential cookies)

3rd party platforms such as for the following purposes:

  • Google analytics (Analytics)
  • Hubspot (Digital Agency)
  • SalesForce (Digital Agency)
  • WordPress (hosting of the Website)
  • Digital Agency (Managers of Hubspot)
  • SEO Agency (Managers of Google Analytics)
  • Content (Agency for the content of the Website)

Cannot collect and store the information

Cannot use or access some parts of the Website

Certain non-essential Website features may not be available

Read more about the purposes of each cookie here.  

When you make use of, or interact with, our Website

When you download white paper or webinar

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Company name
  • Country

·To download the white paper or webinar

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

Legitimate interest (e.g. to book a meeting with you)

3rd party platforms such as for the following purposes:

  • Google analytics (Analytics)
  • Hubspot (Digital Agency)
  • SalesForce (Digital Agency)
  • Worldpress (hosting of the website)
  • Digital Agency (Managers of Hubspot)
  • Content (Agency for the content of the website)

Cannot book a meeting with you

·Full name

·Email address

·To send you marketing communications

Consent

3rd party platforms such as for the following purposes:

  • Google analytics (Analytics)
  • Hubspot (Digital Agency)
  • SalesForce (Digital Agency)
  • Worldpress (hosting of the website)
  • Digital Agency (Managers of Hubspot)
  • Content (Agency for the content of the website)

Cannot send marketing communications

When you subscribe to our distribution list(s) / newsletters(s) / blog(s)

·Full name

·Email address

·To add you to Sony Semiconductor Israel’s mailing list

·To send you marketing communications 

Consent

3rd party platforms such as for the following purposes:

  • Hubspot (Digital Agency)
  • SalesForce (Digital Agency)
  • Worldpress (hosting of the website)
  • Digital Agency (Managers of Hubspot)
  • Content (Agency for the content of the website)

Cannot add you to our mailing list

Cannot send you marketing communications

When we process your job application

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Company name
  • Country
  • CV
  • Any other data you decide to provide/supply us with

·To process your job application

·To assess the candidate

·To examine the suitability for a position relevant to the candidate’s skills and professional experience

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract

Legitimate interest (e.g. to assess a candidate)

3rd party platforms such as for the following purposes:

·Analysis (recruitment system)

·HiBob (HR-recruitment tool)

Cannot process your job application

Cannot assess your suitability as a candidate

Cannot examine the suitability for a position relevant to the candidate’s skills and professional experience

When you contact us (e.g. when you call us, send us an email, submit an inquiry and/or request to book a meeting)

  • Full name
  • Company
  • Email address
  • Country
  • Any other data you decide to provide/supply us with

·To process your request

·To assist you with your inquiry

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract

Legitimate interest (e.g. respond to an inquiry sent by you)

3rd party platforms such as for the following purposes:

  • Hubspot (Digital Agency)
  • SalesForce (Digital Agency)
  • Worldpress (hosting of the website)
  • Digital Agency (Managers of Hubspot)
  • Content (Agency for the content of the website)

Cannot process your request

Cannot assist you and respond to your inquiry

·Full name

·Email address

To send marketing communications

Consent

3rd party platforms such as for the following purposes:

  • Google analytics (Analytics)
  • Hubspot (Digital Agency)
  • SalesForce (Digital Agency)
  • Worldpress (hosting of the website)
  • Digital Agency (Managers of Hubspot)
  • Content (Agency for the content of the website)

Cannot send you marketing communications

When you attend a marketing event and/or we exchange business cards and you provide us with your Personal Data

  • Full name
  • Company name
  • Email address
  • Country
  • Any other data you decide to provide/supply us with

·To establish a business connection

·To send marketing communications

Depending on the context, consent or legitimate interest (e.g. send you more information about Sony Semiconductor Israel in certain B2B situations)

3rd party platforms such as for the following purposes:

  • Hubspot (Digital Agency)
  • SalesForce (Digital Agency)
  • Digital Agency (Managers of Hubspot)

 Cannot establish a business connection

Cannot send marketing communications

When we acquire your Personal Data from third-party sources (such as lead-generation companies)

  • Full name
  • Company name
  • Email address
  • Country
  • Any other data you decide to provide/supply us with

·To establish a business connection

·To send marketing communications

Depending on the context, consent or legitimate interest (e.g. send you more information about Sony Semiconductor Israel in certain B2B situations)

3rd party platforms such as the following purposes:

  • Hubspot (Digital Agency)
  • SalesForce (Digital Agency)
  • Digital Agency (Managers of Hubspot)
  • ZoomInfo (only used in the US)

Cannot establish a business connection

Cannot send marketing communications

When we use the Personal Data of our service providers

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Company name
  • Job position
  • Phone number
  • Any other data you decide to provide/supply us with
  • To contact our service providers
  • To perform/execute the agreement

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract

Legitimate interest (e.g. perform the contract, send contract-related communications)

3rd party platforms such as the following purposes:

· Microsoft (Cloud and Email provider)

Cannot communicate with you

Cannot perform the agreement

When we use the Personal Data of our customers

  • Full name
  • Company name
  • Email address
  • Country
  • Payment details
  • Any other data you decide to provide/supply us with
  • To provide our products and services
  • To perform the relevant agreement
  • To send you contract-related communications

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which our customer is a party.

Compliance with a legal obligation (e.g. tax laws, bookkeeping laws, etc.).

Legitimate interest (e.g. send you contract-related communications)

3rd party platforms such as the following purposes:

  • Hubspot (Digital Agency)
  • SalesForce (Digital Agency)
  • Digital Agency (Managers of Hubspot)
  • Jira (support tool)
  • Microsoft (Cloud and Email provider)

Cannot communicate with you

Cannot provide the services

Cannot perform the agreement

·Full name

·Email address

·To send marketing communications

Consent

3rd party platforms such as for the following purposes:

  • Hubspot (Digital Agency)
  • SalesForce (Digital Agency)
  • Digital Agency (Managers of Hubspot)

Cannot send marketing communications

When we use Personal Data of our resellers, distributors, agents and/or finders

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Company name
  • Job position
  • Phone number
  • Any other data you decide to provide/supply us with
  • To contact our resellers, distribution, agents and/or finders
  • To perform/execute the agreement

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract

 

Legitimate interest (e.g. perform the contract, send contract-related communications)

3rd party platforms such as the following purposes:

  • Hubspot (Digital Agency)
  • SalesForce (Digital Agency)
  • Microsoft (Cloud and Email provider)

Cannot communicate with you

Cannot perform the agreement

Finally, please note that some of the abovementioned Personal Data will be used for detecting, taking steps to prevent, and prosecution of fraud or other illegal activity, to identify and repair errors, to conduct audits, and for security purposes. Personal Data may also be used to comply with applicable laws, with investigations performed by the relevant authorities, law enforcement purposes, and/or to exercise or defend legal claims. In certain cases, we may or will anonymize or de-identify your Personal Data and further use it for internal and external purposes, including, without limitation, to improve the services and for research purposes. “Anonymous Information” means information which does not enable identification of an individual user, such as aggregated information about the use of our services. We may use Anonymous Information and/or disclose it to third parties without restrictions (for example, in order to improve our services and enhance your experience with them).

  1. PERIOD OF STORAGE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION
    1. The information we collect will be stored until we no longer need the information and proactively delete it or you send a valid deletion request. Please note that we may retain it for a longer or shorter period in accordance with data retention laws.
    2. This depends on the cookie in question. Some cookies (e.g. essential cookies) cannot be disabled. You may also control and delete these cookies through your browser settings. Read more in our cookie policy altair-semi.com/cookies.
  2. HOW WE PROTECT AND RETAIN YOUR PERSONAL DATA
    1. Security. We have implemented appropriate technical, organizational and security measures designed to protect your Personal Data. However, please note that we cannot guarantee that the information will not be compromised as a result of unauthorized penetration to our servers. As the security of information depends in part on the security of the computer, device or network you use to communicate with us and the security you use to protect your user IDs and passwords, please make sure to take appropriate measures to protect this information.
    2. Retention of your Personal Data. In addition to the retention periods mentioned above, in some circumstances we may store your Personal Data for longer periods of time, for example (i) where we are required to do so in accordance with legal, regulatory, tax or accounting requirements, or (ii) for us to have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenges, or (iii) if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation relating to your Personal Data or dealings. Regarding retention of cookies, you can read more in our cookie policy altair-semi.com/cookies.
  3. HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

    In addition to the recipients described above, we may share your information as follows:

    1. With our business partners with whom we jointly offer products or services.
    2. We may also share Personal Data with our affiliated companies about you. They may combine this Personal Data with other details they hold about you. Unless they provide you with their own privacy policy, they may use your Personal Data for the purposes explained in this Privacy Policy. We are part of the Sony group, which is a global organization. For the purposes explained in this Privacy Policy, we may transfer your Personal Data to Sony group companies (including service providers operating on their behalf) and other third parties in countries which do not have the same level of data protection laws as those in the country where you are located. Sony uses several legal mechanisms, including EU Standard Contractual Clauses, to help ensure that your rights and protections travel with your Personal Data. Each Sony group company will comply with, and ensure the suppliers comply with, Sony’s internal policy relating to processing of Personal Data which complies with the key data protection principles of fair handling of Personal Data and ensuring adequate level of protection of Personal Data.
    3. To the extent necessary, with regulators, courts or competent authorities, to comply with all applicable laws, regulations and rules (including, without limitation, federal, state or local laws), and requests of law enforcement, regulatory and other governmental agencies or if required to do so by court order;
    4. If, in the future, we sell or transfer, or we consider selling or transferring, some or all of our business, shares or assets to a third party, we will disclose your Personal Data to such third party (whether actual or potential) in connection with the foregoing events;
    5. In the event that we are acquired by, or merged with, a third party entity, or in the event of bankruptcy or a comparable event, we reserve the right to transfer, disclose or assign Personal Data in connection with the foregoing events, including, in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, consolidation or restructuring, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by or to another company; and/or
    6. Where you have provided your consent to us sharing or transferring your Personal Data (e.g., where you provide us with marketing consents or opt-in to optional additional services or functionality).
    7. If you want to receive the list of the current recipients of your Personal Data, please make your request by contacting us to privacy@altair-semi.com.
  4. YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
    1. Rights: The following rights (which may be subject to certain exemptions or derogations), shall apply to certain individuals (some of which only apply to individuals protected by the GDPR):
      • You have a right to access Personal Data held about you. Your right of access is normally be exercised free of charge, however we reserve the right to charge an appropriate administrative fee where permitted by applicable law;
      • You have the right to request that we rectify any Personal Data we hold that it is inaccurate or misleading.
      • You have the right to request the erasure/deletion of your Personal Data (e.g. from our records). Please note that there may be circumstances in which we are required to retain your Personal Data, for example for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
      • You have the right to object to or to request restriction of the processing.
      • You have the right to data portability. This means that you may have the right to receive your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and that you have the right to transmit that data to another controller;
      • You have the right to object to profiling;
      • You have a right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection supervisory authority (i.e., your place of habitual residence, place or work or place of alleged infringement) at any time or before the relevant institutions in your place of residence. We ask that you please attempt to resolve any issues with us before you contact your local supervisory authority and/or relevant institution.
      • You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note that there may be circumstances in which we are entitled to continue processing your data, in particular if the processing is required to meet our legal and regulatory obligations. Also, please note that the withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal;
      • You also have a right to request details of the basis on which your Personal Data is transferred outside the European Economic Area, but data transfer agreements and/or other details may need to be partially redacted for reasons of commercial confidentiality.

    You can exercise your rights by contacting us at privacy@altair-semi.com. Subject to legal and other permissible considerations, we will make every reasonable effort to honor your request promptly in accordance with applicable law or inform you if we require further information in order to fulfil your request. When processing your request, we may ask you for additional information to confirm or verify your identity and for security purposes, before processing and/or honoring your request. We reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law, for instance if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. In the event that your request would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others (for example, would impact the duty of confidentiality we owe to others) or if we are legally entitled to deal with your request in a different way than initial requested, we will address your request to the maximum extent possible, all in accordance with applicable law.

  5. USE BY CHILDREN

    We do not offer our products or services for use by children and, therefore, we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from, and/or about children under the age of eighteen (18). If you are under the age of eighteen (18), do not provide any Personal Data to us without involvement of a parent or a guardian. For the purposes of the GDPR, we do not intend to offer information society services directly to children. In the event that we become aware that you provide Personal Data in violation of applicable privacy laws, we reserve the right to delete it. If you believe that we might have any such information, please contact us at privacy@altair-semi.com. We do not knowingly collect information from, and/or about children.

  6. LINKS TO AND INTERACTION WITH THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS

    We enable you to interact with third party websites, mobile software applications and products or services that are not owned or controlled by us (each a “Third Party Service”). We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Third Party Services. Please be aware that Third Party Services can collect Personal Data from you. Accordingly, we encourage you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of each Third Party Service.

  7. LOG FILES

    We use log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, clicked pages and any other information your browser may send to us. We may use such information to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movement around the Website, and gather demographic information.

  8. ANALYTIC TOOLS
    • Google Analytics. The Website may use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of the Website. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this Website, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other websites they used prior to coming to this Website. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to maintain and improve the Website and our products. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with Personal Information we collect. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this Website is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service, available at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html/, and the Google Privacy Policy, available at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. You may learn more about how Google collects and processes data specifically in connection with Google Analytics at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You may prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
    • Hotjar. The Website uses Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device’s IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our Website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy at https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy. You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our Website and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites on this link https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out.
    • Advertising Partners.  Through our services, we allow third party advertising partners to set technologies and other tracking tools to collect information regarding your activities and your device (e.g., your IP address, website identifiers, page(s) visited, location, time of day). We also combine and share such information and other information (such as demographic information and past purchase history) with third party advertising partners. These advertising partners will use this information (and similar information collected from other websites) for purposes of delivering targeted advertisements to you when you visit third party websites within their networks. This practice is commonly referred to as “interest-based advertising” or “online behavioral advertising. We allow access to other data collected by the services to share information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you. If you prefer not to share your Personal Information with third party advertising partners, you may let us know.

    We reserve the right to remove or add new analytic tools.

  9. SPECIFIC PROVISIONS APPLICABLE UNDER CALIFORNIA PRIVACY LAW
    1. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to privacy@alter-semi.com. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year.
    2. OUR CALIFORNIA DO NOT TRACK NOTICE. We do not track consumers over time and across third party websites and therefore do not respond to Do Not Track signals. We do not allow third parties to collect personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across different web sites when a consumer uses the Services.
    3. DELETION OF CONTENT FROM CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS. If you are a California resident under the age of 18 and a registered user, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to remove content or Personal Information you have publicly posted. To remove, please send an email to privacy@alter-semi.com. Please be aware that after removal you will not be able to restore removed content. In addition, such removal does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or Personal Information you have posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require us to enable removal of content.
  10. CONTACT US

    If you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding our compliance with this notice and the data protection laws, or if you wish to exercise your rights, we encourage you to first contact us at privacy@alter-semi.com.