WHO WE ARE?
Cirrus Logic, Inc. is a company incorporated in the State of Delaware, USA with identification number 77-0024818 and headquartered at 800W. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701. We have a number of group companies who can be found here https://www.cirrus.com/company/about/contacts/ (together “Cirrus Logic,” “we,” “us” or “our”).
Cirrus Logic is engaged in providing integrated circuits for audio and voice signal processing applications to our customers (our “services”), and we may collect information about individuals in connection with the marketing and/or sale of our products and related services, and as otherwise set out in this Privacy Notice.
WHAT IS PERSONAL DATA?
For the purposes of this Privacy Notice “Personal Data” consists of any information that relates to you and/or information from which you can be identified, directly or indirectly. For example, information which identifies you may consist of your name, job title, company name, address, telephone number, email address, resume/CV (e.g. employment/education history etc.), or an online identifier (e.g. cookies identifiers and your IP address). When we combine other information (i.e. information that does not, on its own, identify you) with Personal Data, we treat the combined information as Personal Data.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
Personal Data you give us directly
You may give us information about you directly when you correspond with us by phone, email or otherwise. This includes Personal Data you provide when you report a problem with our site or when you submit a request via the ‘contact us’ page on our site or provide feedback through the ‘Feedback’ function on our site. The information you give us may include your name, address and zip code/post code, email address and phone number, company name or other personal details that may be included in any enquiry you make or feedback you provide.
You may also provide us with Personal Data, such as your name, address, or email address in order to correspond with you, provide you with information about products or services we offer, etc., or to give you access to protected or personalized content.
Various pages on our site invite you to submit your contact details and other information about you or your organization, or to send us emails (which will of course identify you). In each case the purpose for which you are submitting your details will be made clear, for example to receive information, or support services relating to our products.
We may collect your Personal Data where you submit your resume/CV or other application form to us or via a third-party portal (e.g. “Jobvite”) in order to apply for a job at Cirrus Logic (including via the Careers section on our site). Such information may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, resume information (e.g., employment history, education, professional credentials, memberships in professional organizations, skills), citizenship, work status and other information that you choose to provide to us (such as information from your LinkedIn profile).
Personal Data we collect about you
When you visit our site we may automatically collect (and/or contract with third parties that provide) the following information which may include Personal Data:
technical information, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and
information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We use Personal Data we collect for the following purposes:
Providing our services - to provide our services (such as providing you with products you have ordered) or any specific feature that you request, including to enable us to fulfill our obligations under any contract (such as, our terms and conditions for our products). This may involve using Personal Data collected from you to process orders and payment;
Analysis purposes - to assess and analyze our market, customers and services (including asking you for your opinions on services and carrying out customer surveys);
De-identified data – to create anonymous, aggregated statistics about interest in our products, the use of our services, or other industry and marketing statistics. This anonymized data may be shared with third parties;
Service improvement – to develop and improve new and existing services, recommendations, advertisements and other communications and learn more about your preferences;
Customer support services - to provide customer support services, or to deal with any other support queries you may have;
Recruitment – to manage our recruitment related activities and for organizational planning purposes globally. We may use your Personal Data in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants including for example setting up and conducting interviews and tests, evaluating and assessing the results thereof, and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes including the final recruitment;
Advertising - to advertise, such as providing customized advertisements and sponsored content and sending you promotional communications;
Marketing - to provide you with newsletters and other communications by post, email, telephone and/or text message (SMS), only if you have provided your consent or we are otherwise permitted to do so under applicable law. For further information on this, see the “Your Choices” section of this Privacy Notice;
Crime prevention - to prevent or detect fraud or crime;
Security - to assist in keeping you and our site safe and secure;
Business purposes - to monitor business and keep internal records. We may use your Personal Data for our business purposes, such as audits, internal communication regarding customers and job applicants, determining the effectiveness of our promotional activities, administering our services, maintaining and securing our infrastructure, and for procurement and financial transactions;
Legal obligations - to comply with our legal obligations, arising under applicable law;
Training – to train staff, particularly in relation to quality assurance and customer support; and
Updates - to communicate with you, including communicating with you about the services we are providing to you and marketing or details of other products or services we think may be of interest to you (where permitted by you and applicable laws).
Applicable data protection law allows us to use the Personal Data as set out above on the basis that we are acting in our “legitimate interests”, including improving our services and identifying products/services we think are of interest to you.
TO WHOM DO WE DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We may disclose your Personal Data to the following entities:
Cirrus Logic group companies
We may need to transfer your Personal Data to other Cirrus Logic group companies, such as Cirrus Logic, Inc. in Austin Texas, USA, to provide the services or products you require or any other services/assistance you request. All Cirrus Logic group companies are required to follow the privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Notice, or in such other privacy notice that they may notify to you.
Third-Party Sales Representatives
We may disclose your Personal Data to our authorized third-party sales representatives, services partners, and our distributors in connection with requests for information regarding our products and/or services.
We use third-party service providers to help us to administer certain activities and services on our behalf, these include IT services and hosted software, manufacturing, selling and delivering products, processing payments, sending postal mail and emails, sending text messages (SMS), providing advertisements, analysing usage of our services, tracking effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, allowing users to connect to their social network, providing fraud checking services and customer support services. We may share Personal Data about you with such third-party service providers solely for the purpose of enabling them to perform services on our behalf and they will operate only in accordance with our instructions. Here are examples of third-party service providers we use:
- Email and Cloud Service Providers – We use both cloud service provider Amazon Web Services, and Q4, Inc., to host our website, to store data, and to assist us in sending emails to you;
- Account Creation – we use products provided by Okta, Inc. in connection with the creation of your user account, and services from APIhub, Inc (trading as Clearbit) to assist us in verifying identity information you may provide;
- Location Data – we use Google Maps to assist us in establishing your location, which in turn enables us to better tailor our interaction with you; and
- Recruitment Service Providers - we use Jobvite (www.jobvite.com/) to administer job applications made through our site.
Third parties when required by law or to protect our services
We will disclose your Personal Data to comply with applicable law or respond to queries raised pursuant to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies; to protect our customers (e.g. to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of our services); to operate and maintain the security of our services (e.g. to prevent or stop an attack on our systems or networks); or to protect the rights or property of Cirrus Logic, including enforcing any terms or agreements governing the provision of our services.
Other parties in connection with corporate transactions
We may disclose your Personal Data to a third party as part of a reorganisation, merger, transfer, sale, joint venture, assignment or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock, including, without limitation, in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceeding.
Where you apply for a job with us, we may disclose your Personal Data to other organizations or individuals for reference purposes or where we conduct other background checks (such as criminal record checks).
Other parties with your consent or at your direction
We may share Personal Data about you with third parties when you consent to or request such sharing.
COOKIES, WEB BEACONS AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA & WHAT DO WE DO TO KEEP IT SECURE?
We have put in place appropriate physical and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data we collect in connection with our services or that may be otherwise provided to us. To protect your Personal Data, we use a variety of commercially available security technologies, including secure servers and firewalls. However, please note that although we take appropriate steps to protect your Personal Data, no website, device, online application or transmission of data, computer system or wireless connection is completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data.
International Transfer of Data
The Personal Data that we collect from you may be stored and processed in your region, or transferred to, stored at or otherwise processed outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including but not limited to the United States of America or in any other country where Cirrus Logic group companies or their service providers maintain facilities.
By using our services and/or providing us with your Personal Data, you acknowledge that we will collect, transfer, store and process your Personal Data outside of the EEA. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Personal Data is kept secure and treated in accordance with this Privacy Notice and the requirements of applicable law wherever the data is located. Where we transfer your Personal Data outside the EEA to other countries, we will ensure that appropriate transfer agreements and mechanisms (such as the EU “Model Clauses”) are in place to help ensure that our third-party service providers provide an adequate level of protection to your Personal Data. We will only transfer your Personal Data outside the EEA in accordance with applicable laws.
We have put in place “Model Clause” contracts among Cirrus Logic group companies to meet the requirements of applicable data protection laws. Any transfer of Personal Data from our EU companies to Cirrus Logic companies outside the EEA (such as Cirrus Logic, Inc.) will transferred in accordance with the standard EU Model Clauses.
Our site and services are not directed towards or intended for children under the age of 16 or such younger age as may be specified by applicable law. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children and we abide by all applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States’ Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (as amended or replaced).
We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected as outlined in this Privacy Notice unless a longer retention period is required by law. Where you provide us with your Personal Data for the purposes of receiving our services, being considered for a job with us or any other purpose (such as providing us with services), it is in Cirrus Logic’s legitimate interests to retain such Personal Data indefinitely, so we can manage future accounts and/or notify you of services or products that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish us to hold your Personal Data on our system, please contact us using the details provided in the “Contact” section below.
BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS AND THIRD-PARTY SITES
Our site may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. For example, our site includes links to our authorized third-party sales representatives, service providers, and our distributors. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third-party sites before you submit any Personal Data via them.
ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND OTHER RIGHTS YOU HAVE
We will collect, store and process your Personal Data in accordance with your rights under any applicable data protection laws. For further information about your rights, see below:
I. Subject Access
You have the right to request details of the Personal Data which we hold about you and copies of such Personal Data.
II. Right to Withdraw Consent
Where you have consented to our processing of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time. In the event you wish to withdraw your consent to processing, please contact us using the details provided in the “Contact” section below.
III. Data Portability
You may, in certain circumstances, request us to port (i.e. transmit) your Personal Data directly to another organization. In the event you wish us to do so, please contact us using the details provided in the “Contact” section below.
We want to ensure that the Personal Data about you that we hold is accurate and up to date, and we will make all reasonable efforts to respond in a timely manner to requests to correct inaccuracies in such information. If you think that any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, please let us know. To the extent required by applicable laws, we will rectify or update any incorrect or inaccurate Personal Data about you. If you have received an email with inaccurate Personal Data, please return the message to the sender with details of the requested correction. You may also send an email to the address specified below.
V. Erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
You have the right to have your Personal Data ‘erased’ in certain specified situations. In the event you wish to have your Personal Data erased, please contact us using the details provided in the “Contact” section below.
VI. Restriction of processing
You have the right in certain specified situations to require us to stop processing your Personal Data and to only store such Personal Data. In the event you wish us to do so, please contact us using the details provided in the “Contact” section below.
VII. Object to processing
You have the right to object to specific types of processing of your Personal Data, such as, where we are processing your Personal Data for the purposes of direct marketing. In the event you wish to object, please contact us using the details provided in the “Contact” section below.
VIII. Prevent automated decision-taking
In certain circumstances, you have the right not to be subject to decision being taken solely on the basis of automated processing.
If you wish to exercise any of your rights under applicable data protection laws, then please contact us using the details provided in the “Contact” section below. We will respond to your request without undue delay and within such timeline as specified by applicable data protection laws. We may charge a reasonable fee for dealing with your request which we will notify to you. Please note that we will only charge a fee where we are permitted to do so by applicable data protection laws.
If you are concerned that we have not complied with your legal rights under applicable data protection laws, you may contact your local data protection supervisory authority or regulator. For example, the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk) is the data protection regulator in the UK, where certain Cirrus Logic companies are located.
YOUR CHOICES (e.g. marketing related emails or otherwise)
We do not share Personal Data with third parties for the third parties’ marketing purposes.
We may also use your Personal Data to personalize and to target more effectively our marketing communications to ensure, to the extent possible, that any marketing-related correspondence is relevant to you.
To opt out of receiving marketing-related correspondence from us, please contact us (as set in the Contact section below) or click “Unsubscribe” from any marketing or promotional email or text message (SMS) you receive from us.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
It is important that you check back often for updates to this Privacy Notice, as we may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. The “Date last updated” legend at the bottom of this page states when the notice was last updated and any changes will become effective upon our posting of the revised Privacy Notice.
Questions regarding this Privacy Notice should be directed to the Cirrus Logic website coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to correct, block, rectify, object, access, revoke your consent to any applicable aspect of this Privacy Notice or to ask us to delete any of your Personal Data, please contact us at email@example.com.
_This Policy was last updated and effective as of: May 25, 2018.