Privacy Statement, as of: October 2014

Protecting the privacy of Internet users is very important to Infineon. We always comply with the applicable laws on privacy and data security. The following sections explain what type of information we may collect and how we handle it.

  1. Scope of this Privacy Policy
    This privacy policy applies to all data on the website of the Infineon group of companies (hereinafter "Infineon") that is collected and used. By using our website you consent to our collection and use of your data and information in accordance with this privacy policy and the Terms of Use of our website.
  2. General
    We collect no personal data (e.g. names, addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses) on our website, unless you have provided us with such data voluntarily (e.g. through registration or survey), or the relevant legal requirements pertaining to the protection of your data permit this.
  3. Collection of Site Usage Data
    By visiting our website, our web servers automatically store the IP address and the domain from which access to the website is made, the date and time of your visit, the website of ours that you visit, as well as technical information about the visit (http method, http version, http status code, and browser used). If you login as a user on our website, the user ID required for the login is also stored.
  4. Collection and Processing of Personal Data
    Personal data is only collected if you provide it voluntarily, e.g., as part of a registration, a survey, a contest, or in the execution of a contract.
  5. Disclosure
    It is possible that your data may be passed on within the Infineon network to our marketing department, or third parties if this serves your business interests. For example, if we send products to you, we transmit personal data to suppliers, distributors, or third parties that work with us. Data shall only be sent to government bodies and authorities in accordance with mandatory national legal provisions.
    Our employees are sworn to secrecy and to protect all personal data.
  6. Purpose
    Infineon collects user data in order to make communication with you more personal and interactive. With your data, you are helping Infineon to make our customer service more efficient and continuously improve our website. When you provide us with personal data, we use it primarily to respond to your inquiries, to process your orders, to provide specially-tailored information or services, and to strengthen our customer relationships. Occasionally we use and share your information within Infineon in order to get a better understanding of your and your business needs, as well as to improve our products and services. Also, we (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data to get in contact with you regarding an offer or survey, or we may pass on personal information to our network of certified distribution partners, if this facilitates a completion of a transaction with you (e.g. if we need to send you products). Finally, Infineon is obliged to disclose personal data if required by local laws. In all other cases, we will not pass your data on to third parties without your express consent.
  7. MyInfineon
    You may check, change, or delete the personal data you have entered at our website. Your login data and your personal data are accessible to you only if you have logged in with your username and password. You can change your password at the Login Data page and your address at the Personal Data page.

    1. Some personal data is collected during registration for “MyInfineon”. Infineon will ask you for your name, e-mail address, gender, zip code, your industry, your profession, your company’s name, your mailing address, your nationality, and your telephone and fax numbers.
      Once you have registered, you are no longer anonymous to Infineon — you will get a user name and can use the services of Infineon.
      In addition to your registration, we may ask you about your specific areas of interest if you choose to subscribe to the Infineon Design:-) Link.
    2. If you wish to change your e-mail address, or other personal data, you can do so here
    3. You’ll find the Personal Data hyperlink in the "Preferences" section on the left-hand navigation bar within “MyInfineon”.
      The information you provided Infineon, and your profile, are both protected by your password, which means only you can access this personal information. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone. Whenever Infineon works with your personal data, it will be treated confidentially and in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We strive to protect your personal data through the application of high security standards.

  8. Profile Center
    Access to some Infineon websites and web pages requires prior registration. By registering, you are voluntarily providing us with personal data. After registration, you can use all Infineon online services. In addition to registering, we may ask you about special interests or preferences in order to provide you with tailored information and improve your use of our website. You can object the collection and use of this data for the future and unsubscribe from any Infineon communication to which you have subscribed. Every e-mail from Infineon contains a link to your "Profile Center,” where you can view, change, or delete the data you’ve shared with us, and also subscribe or unsubscribe to/from information services.
  9. Right of Objection
    If you have given your consent for us to use your data for the reception of company and product information through one of our applications (e.g. e-mail), you may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.
  10. Security
    We have taken extensive technical and operational safeguards to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or unauthorized access. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted in line with technological advancements.
  11. Retrieval of Privacy Policy
    You can retrieve information about the Infineon Privacy Policy at any page on the Infineon website via a hyperlink in the footer.
    At the end of this page you will find the date of the most recent changes to the Privacy Policy.
  12. Chat
    The data collected during the use of the chat system, as well as the content of chats, will be used for the proper processing of your requests.
    You also have the option to use the chat function anonymously without giving your name.
    After we respond to your request, the content of the chat will be processed for the purposes of quality assurance, and to improve our services. It will then be immediately deleted.
  13. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube & Co.
    The social media links embedded on our website (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) are integrated through AddThis and not through a "Social Plugin". The embedded links only contain an HTTP link to AddThis. Thus, when you visit our website, no direct connection to social media servers is created. Clicking on the respective social media button creates a connection to AddThis. AddThis then sends the data to the respective social media service.
  14. Personalization
    Infineon uses cookies, web beacons, and the personal data that you provide us to personalize the online presentation for you and to improve our services. We use cookies, for example, to recall the country and language preferences you have selected on our website.
    A cookie is a text file that is stored on your computer which makes it possible to analyze your use of the website.
    Cookies are sent from the Infineon web server to help your browser to identify you and to enable Infineon to provide you with customized and personalized services. All web pages by Infineon which ask you to log in, or which are customized, require cookies.

    1. Adobe Analytics
      Infineon stores anonymized user information on this website using the Adobe Analytics tool. This involves using cookies from a third party. These are used for the purpose of optimizing the website and are not connected with personal data without the explicit consent of the user. You can, however, object to this data collection and opt out here with effect for the future. The web analytics services also use cookies that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by a cookie of your use of this website is transmitted exclusively in an anonymous form to a server operated by the web analysis service, and is then stored there.

      Opt out
      You can block the collection or processing of data generated by the cookie related to your visit to our website by Adobe, by stating your intention to opt-out via the following link:
      http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
    2. Eloqua
      We use Eloqua for the login to our email service. The Eloqua server is located in Canada. Eloqua places a permanent cookie on the respective login page, unless an Eloqua cookie is already present on your device. If you have used a website that uses Eloqua, your browser may already have stored an Eloqua cookie. We may use the Eloqua cookie to analyze your use of our websites so that we can continuously improve it. E-mails sent using Eloqua use tracking technologies. We use this information primarily to find out what topics you’re interested in by monitoring whether our e-mails are opened and which links are clicked on. This information will help us to improve the e-mails we send to you and the services we provide. If you wish to block the use of Eloqua cookies on your device for the future, you can do so via this link: http://www.oracle.com/us/legal/privacy/privacy-policy/index.html#opt-out If you do not want us to recognize your computer (hard disk cookies), you can also delete cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or warn you before a cookie is stored by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not accept cookies, the use of some of our services will not be available to you. Generally, cookies allow us to determine who you are and thus provide you with better and more personalized services.
    3. Google Analytics
      Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies. Information gained by cookies about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity for website operators, and provide other website-use and Internet-related services. Google may also transmit this information to third parties where required by law, or in cases where third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may block the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however we point out that if you do, you may not be able to use all the features of this website. By using this site, you agree to the processing of data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

      You have the option to object this data collection by Google Analytics via the following link:

      https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de 

      For more information on Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html  or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/

  15. Links to Other Websites
    Our website may contain links to websites of other providers to which this Privacy Policy does not extend. If the usage of web pages of other providers is connected with the collection, processing, or use of personal data, please see the respective privacy policies of those providers.
    Infineon assumes no responsibility for the content of these websites.
  16. Note
    In order to keep up with the continuous development of the Internet, Infineon may amend this Privacy Policy at any time in compliance with data protection regulations.
  17. Contact to Data Protection Officer 
    You can contact us at any time regarding privacy rights concerns at the following e-mail address: dataprotection@infineon.com, or send a letter to the mailing address given below.

    Please provide us with your contact details, the name of the Infineon website or service in question, and a detailed description of your request or your privacy/data protection issue.

    To the Data Protection Officer
    Infineon Technologies AG
    81726 München
    Deutschland