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On May 9, 2016, the McAfee Privacy Notice was updated to the Intel Privacy Notice (see below).  To view Intel's previous notices, please click here.

Intel Corporation and its group companies ("Intel", "we", "us" and "our") respect your privacy. This Privacy Notice describes our privacy practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your information through Intel’s web sites, products, online services, software, apps, tools, and other services and functionality we provide both online and offline (collectively referred to as “Intel® Services”), along with our marketing and advertising practices.

Some Intel Services use cookies and similar technologies to access or store information. Specific information about how we use cookies, how we respond to Do Not Track signals, and how you can refuse certain cookies, is set out in our Intel Cookies and Similar Technologies Notice.

CONTENTS

  1. INFORMATION COLLECTION
    Personal Information We May Collect
    Other Information We May Collect
  2.  NOTICE
  3. INFORMATION USE AND DISCLOSURE
    How We May Use and Disclose Personal Information
    How We May Use and Disclose Other Information
  4. THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
  5. THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISERS
  6. SECURITY
  7. MARKETING PREFERENCES
  8. HOW YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 
  9. RETENTION PERIOD
  10. USE OF INTEL SERVICES BY MINORS
  11. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
  12. CONTACT US
  • SUPPLEMENTS AND ADDITIONAL NOTICES
  1. UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE

1. INFORMATION COLLECTION
Personal Information We May Collect
Intel may collect various types of personal information, including:

  • Personal and business contact information (such as name, billing and shipping address, phone number, email address, and social media/messaging account ID)
  • Intel Account ID
  • Profile picture
  • Social media postings and information
  • Payment card, digital wallet, or other payment service information
  • Depending on the service we are providing to you we may also need to collect more sensitive personal information (such as location, government-issued identification, photographs, audio/video recordings, images, and biometrics) directly from you

If you submit any personal information about other people to us or to our service providers, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use their personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice.

We and our service providers may collect personal information from a variety of sources, including:

  • From you or someone acting on your behalf: We may collect personal information you or someone acting on your behalf shares with us such as your name and contact details.
  • Through the Intel Services: We may collect personal information about you when you use Intel Services, for example, when you sign up for a newsletter, make a purchase, or use or install our products or apps.
  • Through Third Parties’ Services: We may collect personal information about you when you use third party services that utilize the Intel Services.
  • Offline: We may collect personal information you provide to us offline, such as when you visit our stores, attend one of our trade shows or events, place a verbal order over the phone or contact customer services. 
  • From Other Sources: We may collect your personal information from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, and social media platforms. We may also receive your personal information from people with whom you are "friends" or otherwise connected on social media platforms. For example, if you elect to connect your social media account to your Intel Services account, certain personal information from your social media account will be shared with us. Such information may include personal information that is part of your social media profile or your friends’ profiles. Similarly, if your social media "friends" connect their social media account to their Intel Services account, information about you may be shared with us via this “friend” connection.

Other Information We May Collect
Intel may also collect other information from your app, browser, or device that does not reveal your (or anyone else's) real world identity, for example:

  • Browser and device information
  • App or device usage data
  • Information collected through cookies, pixel tags, and similar technologies
  • IP address
  • Location data
  • Aggregated, anonymized, or de-identified information
  • Demographic information and other information provided by you (i.e., language, occupation, postal code).

We and our third-party service providers may collect this information in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through your browser or device: Most browsers and devices collect certain information automatically, for example, type and version of operating system, screen resolution, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version, and the name and version of the Intel Services (such as the app) you are using. We use this information, for example, to make sure that the Intel Services function properly, analyze the performance of our products, and improve and maintain the Intel Services.
  • Through your use of an Intel app: When you download and use an Intel app, we and our service providers may track and collect usage data, such as the date and time the Intel app on your device accesses our servers and what information and files have been downloaded to the Intel app.
  • Through cookies and similar technologies: We use cookies to make our web sites operate, work more efficiently, and provide analytic information. Technologies similar to cookies are also used in connection with some Intel Services, such as pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs, JavaScript, and local storage. Please view our Intel Cookies and Similar Technologies Notice for more information and how to disable/remove certain cookies.
  • IP Address: IP addresses are automatically transmitted as part of any Internet communication, and collecting IP addresses is a common practice; many web sites, applications and other Intel Services collect IP addresses automatically. We use IP addresses for purposes such as communicating with your device, calculating usage levels of the Intel Services, helping diagnose server problems, security, and administering the Intel Services. Location Data: We may collect the physical location of a connected device, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower, and WiFi signals. We may use your device’s physical location to provide you with personalized location-based Intel Services, content, and advertising. We may also share your device’s physical location, combined with information about what advertisements you viewed and other information we collect, with our marketing partners to enable them to provide you with more personalized content and to study the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. You can choose whether to allow or deny uses and/or sharing of your device’s location by changing your device settings, but if you choose to deny such uses and/or sharing, we and/or our marketing partners may not be able to provide you with the applicable personalized Intel Services, content, and advertising.

2. NOTICE
We provide access to our Privacy Notice by:

  • Linking to it throughout our websites
  • Referencing it in our Terms of Use, End User License Agreements
  • Incorporating it into our contracts, agreements, and other documents as necessary or appropriate

3. INFORMATION USE AND DISCLOSURE
How We May Use and Disclose Personal Information
We may use personal information:

  • To provide Intel Services.
  • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you technical documents or whitepapers.
  • To send you marketing communications that we believe may be of interest to you, such as newsletters, in accordance with your communication preferences.
  • To personalize your experience on the Intel Services by presenting products, marketing messages, offers, and content tailored to you.
  • To allow you to participate in surveys, sweepstakes, contests, and similar promotions and to administer these activities. Some of these activities have additional rules, which could contain more information about how we use and disclose your personal information, so we suggest that you read these rules carefully.
  • To allow you to send messages to a friend through the Intel Services. By using this functionality, you are telling us that you are entitled to use and provide us with your friend’s contact information. 
  • To complete and fulfill your purchase, for example, to process your payments, have your order delivered to you, communicate with you regarding your purchase, provide you with related customer service, and establish and manage your Intel accounts.
  • For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, crime/fraud monitoring and prevention, security, developing new products, testing, enhancing, improving or modifying our Intel Services, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and operating and expanding our business activities. 
  • Perform accounting, auditing, billing, reconciliation, and collection activities. To send administrative information and service notifications to you, for example, information regarding the Intel Services and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • Perform other activities consistent with this Notice.

Personal information may be shared or disclosed:

  • To our affiliate entities and subsidiaries for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice.
  • To our authorized service providers and suppliers who provide services to us such as web site hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, credit card processing, auditing and other similar services.
  • To third parties to permit them to send you marketing communications, as permitted under applicable law and in accordance with your communication preferences.
  • To third party sponsors of sweepstakes, contests, and similar promotions.
  • To identify you to anyone to whom you send messages through the Intel Services.
  • By you, on message boards, forums, chat, profile pages and blogs to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any such information you post or disclose in public forums will become public information, and may be available to users and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your personal information, or any other information, online.
  • To a third party in the event of any contemplated or actual reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
  • As we believe is required, necessary, or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process and/or to respond to requests from competent public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations and those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, security, safety, and physical and intellectual property, and/or the rights of our affiliates, you, or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

How We May Collect, Use and Disclose Other Information
Please note that we may collect, use, and disclose other information obtained through cookies in accordance with our Intel Cookies and Similar Technologies Notice or Intel Services. In some instances, we may combine other information with personal information (such as combining your name with your postal code). If we combine any other information with personal information, we will treat the combined information as personal information as long as it is combined and is personally identifiable.

Product Updating and Reporting
Our products and services may also process certain data to provide software updates and reports. These update functions may automatically check your system to see whether files relating to the services need to be refreshed, updated, or modernized.

Intel may also uses the information to adapt the product to conform to user preferences based on actual use.

4. THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
This Privacy Notice does not address, and we are not responsible for, the policies and practices of third parties or other organizations that are not Intel service providers, including policies and practices related to privacy and security, data collection, processing, use, storage, and disclosure. This includes: (a) any third party operating any site or service to which the Intel Services link – the inclusion of a link on the Intel Services does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates; or (b) any app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer (such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, etc.) - including any personal information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Intel Services or our Social Media Pages. For example, we may use and direct you to a third party payment service to process payments made through the Intel Services. If you wish to make such a payment, your personal information may be collected by such third party and not by us, and will be subject to the third-party’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Notice. 

When we share personal information with an Intel service provider, we require that they first contractually agree to comply with reasonable and appropriate privacy and security standards.

5. THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISERS
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements regarding goods and services that may be of interest to you when you access and use the Intel Services and other web sites, based on information obtained, for example, through cookies and similar technologies relating to your access to and use of the Intel Services and other web sites. Please refer to our Intel Cookies and Similar Technologies Notice on how we use cookies and how you can disable certain cookies.

Intel does not share your personal information with non-affiliated third parties for their own marketing use without your permission.

6. SECURITY
The Intel Services are designed to provide reasonable and appropriate organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect personal information within our organization against unauthorized or unlawful access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Users of Intel Services must also do their part in protecting the data, systems, networks, and service they are utilizing. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that your password to any Intel account has been compromised), please immediately notify us by contacting us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below.

7. MARKETING PREFERENCES
We give you many choices regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information for marketing purposes. You may update and request access to your contact details and communication preferences by using one of the following methods: visit the specific product or service web site; use the Contact Us form; use the “unsubscribe” link, or send a letter to the postal address below. You may choose to update your communication preferences for the following types of marketing activities:

  • To accept or refuse receiving marketing-related messages from us in the future. 
  • To accept or refuse our sharing of your personal information with affiliates and subsidiaries so that they may market directly to you.
  • To accept or refuse our sharing of your personal information with non-affiliated third parties so that they may market directly to you.

You can also unsubscribe from Intel marketing-related messages by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each marketing-related message sent to you. We will comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please also note that if you do choose not to receive marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you important administrative and transactional messages (i.e., service notifications) about your Intel Services.

8. HOW YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you would like to correct, update, delete, or request access to the personal information that you have provided to us, you may contact us by: visiting the specific product or service web site; the online Contact Us form; or sending a letter to the postal address below including your name, email address, account identification, and purpose of the request.

For your protection, we will only implement requests with respect to personal information about you (not anyone else), and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable and in accordance with applicable law. We may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, as required under applicable legal obligations, and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion (e.g., when you make a purchase or enter a promotion, you may not be able to change or delete the personal information provided until after the completion of such purchase or promotion). Some of your information may remain within our systems and other records, in compliance with applicable law.

Storage of the information we collect from you
The information we collect may be stored and processed in servers in the United States and wherever Intel and our service providers have facilities around the globe and in accordance with local laws.

9. RETENTION PERIOD
We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. 

10. USE OF INTEL SERVICES BY MINORS
We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of the United States and similar laws around the world where applicable to Intel Services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children without proper parental consent. If you believe that we may have collected personal information from someone under the age of thirteen (13),or under the applicable age of consent in your country, without parental consent, please let us know using the methods described in the Contact Us section and we will take appropriate measures to investigate and address the issue promptly. 

11. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Intel is a U.S.-based, global company. As such, we may transfer your personal information to its parent company, Intel Corporation in the United States (U.S.), or to any Intel group company worldwide when processing that information for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We may also transfer your personal information to our third party service providers, who may be located in a different country to you.

Personal Information shared by an Intel entity from the European Economic Area and Switzerland is also subject to a set of binding corporate rules known as the Intel Corporate Privacy Rules (“Intel’s BCR”) which establish adequate protection of such personal information at participating Intel group companies. Intel's BCR can be accessed here.

Intel Corporation complies with the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor frameworks as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from the European Union and Switzerland. Intel has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. We will protect the information we receive in the U.S. from the EU and Switzerland in accordance with our Safe Harbor commitments. To learn more about the Safe Harbor Program, and to view Intel’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.

12. CONTACT US
If you have questions or concerns about Intel’s privacy practices, you can contact us by using the Contact Us form or send a letter to the postal address listed below. Please include your contact information, name of the Intel Service or website, and a detailed description of your request or privacy concern.
Intel Corporation
ATTN: Privacy Office
M/S RNB4-145
2200 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA

13. SUPPLEMENTS AND ADDITIONAL NOTICES

Some Intel Services may have additional Notices about how such products and services process Personal Information. Please refer to the relevant Notice for the Intel Service you are using for additional information about how Intel processes Personal Information.

The following privacy supplements, policies, notices, and statements (“Notice”) are incorporated by reference into the Intel Privacy Notice:

 

14. UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
We may change this Privacy Notice. The “Last Updated” section at the top of this page states when this Privacy Notice was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Notice will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Notice on the Intel Services. Your use of the Intel Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Notice.

If any change may materially and negatively affect the privacy of your personal information, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you in advance and give you a reasonable period of time to object to any changes.

We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Notice to stay informed about how we collect, use, and share personal information.

Intel Cookies and Similar Technologies Notice

Our Sites (as defined below) use Cookies and Similar Technologies to ensure that we give our visitors the best possible experience by providing you personalized information, remembering your marketing and product preferences, and helping you obtain the right information. You can find out more about Cookies and Similar Technologies, how we use them, and how to control them below.

Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies
This Notice describes how Intel, our partners, and our other third parties use Cookies and Similar Technologies (such as pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs, JavaScript, and local storage). We will refer to these Cookies and Similar Technologies simply as “Cookies” for the rest of Notice. We will also describe what options you may have regarding those Cookies. This Notice covers Intel’s use of Cookies that may be used in connection with the web sites (including mobile web sites and apps) owned and controlled by Intel (the “Sites”).

In some cases, we may use Cookies to collect information that is personally identifiable, or that can become personally identifiable if we combine it with other information. In such cases, the Intel Privacy Notice will apply in addition to this Intel Notice.

What are Cookies and Similar Technologies?
Cookies are small files—usually consisting of letters and numbers—placed on your computer, tablet, phone, or similar device, when you use that device to visit a web site. Cookies are widely used by web site owners to make their web sites operate, work more efficiently, and provide analytic information.

These are the different types of Cookies we and our service providers may use on our Sites:

  • Essential Cookies. These Cookies are required for the operation of our Sites (for example, to enable you to log into secure areas of our web site or use a shopping cart). These Cookies enable you to move around the Sites and use their features. Disabling these Cookies will encumber the Sites’ performance and may make the features and service unavailable.
  • Analytics and Customization Cookies. These Cookies allow us to analyze activities on our Sites and on other sites where we post content in order to improve and optimize the way our Sites work. For example, we may use these types of Cookies to ensure that visitors can easily find the information they are looking for on our web sites. One way we do this is to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how they move around our web site when they are using it. Analytics cookies also help us measure the performance of our advertising campaigns in order to help us improve our advertising campaigns and to optimize our Sites’ content for those who engage with our advertising.
  • Functionality Cookies. These Cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our Sites. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Advertising Cookies. These Cookies record your online activities, including your visits to our Sites, the pages you have visited, and the links and advertisements you have clicked. One purpose of this is to help make the content displayed on our Sites more relevant to you. Another purpose is to allow us and our service providers to deliver advertisements or other communications to you that are designed to be more relevant to your apparent interests. When we and our service providers do so, this also involves partners such as publishers, data management platforms, and demand side platforms that help to manage the data. For example, if you look at one page on one of our Sites, we may cause an advertisement to be delivered to you, on our Sites or on other sites, for products referenced on that page or for similar products and services. We and our service providers and partners may also append other data to information collected by these Cookies, including information obtained from third parties, and share this information with third parties for the purpose of delivering ads to you.

How does Intel Collect and Use Other Information?
We and our service providers may use Cookies for a variety of purposes, including to:

  • Help us and third parties obtain information about your visits to the Sites;
  • Process your orders;
  • Analyze your visiting patterns to improve our Sites;
  • Deliver advertising, communications, and content from us and third parties, on our Sites and those of third parties, specific to your interests;
  • Remember your language and other preferences;
  • Help you obtain information you are looking for;
  • Provide a safe and secure service for online transactions;
  • Measure how many people use our Sites, and how they use them, to keep our Sites running efficiently and to better understand our Sites’ audiences.
  • If you register on one of our Sites, or otherwise provide us with your personal information, we may associate that information with other information we collect from or about you or that you provide, information regarding your use of our Sites, or information we receive from or about you from third parties. We will use this combined data for marketing and analytics purposes.

How Long do Cookies Stay on My Device?
Other Cookies operate from the time you visit an Intel service to the end of that particular web browsing session. These Cookies expire and are automatically deleted when you close your Internet browser. These Cookies are called “session” Cookies.

Some Cookies will stay on your device between browsing sessions—they do not expire when you close your browser. These Cookies are called “persistent” Cookies. The length of time a persistent Cookie stays on your device varies from Cookie to Cookie. We and others use persistent Cookies for a variety of purposes, such as to store your preferences so that they are available for the next visit, and to keep a more accurate account of how often you visit our Sites, how often you return, how your use of the Sites may vary over time, and the effectiveness of advertising efforts.

Who Puts the Cookies on My Device?
Cookies may be placed on your device by Intel as the Site operator. These Cookies are called “first party” Cookies. Some Cookies may be placed on your device by a party other than Intel. These Cookies are called “third party” Cookies. For example, an Intel partner may place a third party Cookie to enable online chat services.

Cookies may also be used that allow us and third parties to know when you visit our Sites, and to understand how you interact with e-mails, advertisements, or other content. Through Cookies, aggregate and other information not identifying individual users (such as your operating system, browser version, and the URL you came from, including from e-mails and advertisements) may be obtained and used to enhance your experience and understand traffic patterns. This technology counts the number of users who visit a particular service from specific banner advertisements outside the Intel Site or who clicked on links or graphics included in e-mail newsletters received from Intel. It is also used as a tool to compile aggregated statistics about how Intel Sites are used, to perform analytics and help us to optimize our Sites, and to help serve you advertising based on your interests, as described in further detail below.

How does Intel Use Online and Mobile Advertising?
We and third parties, including technology partners, and service providers engage in interest-based advertising to deliver advertisements and personalized content that we and other advertisers believe will be of interest to you. To the extent third party vendors are using Cookies to perform these services for Intel or others, Intel does not control the use of this technology or the resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

Ads may be delivered to you based on your online or mobile behavior (on Intel Sites and non-Intel sites), your search activity, your responses to one of our advertisements or e-mails, the pages you visit, your general geographic location, or other information. These ads may appear on our Sites or on third party web sites. The technology partners with whom we work to help us conduct interest-based advertising may be members of self-regulatory associations such as the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA). For Sites directed at persons located in the European Union, we may work with technology partners who are members of the European Digital Advertising Alliance (eDAA). You may also see advertisements for third parties on Intel Sites or other web sites or properties, based on your visits to, and activities on, Intel Sites and other sites.

How do I Manage Cookies?

You can decide whether or not to accept Cookies. One way you can do this is through your Internet browser’s settings. Most Internet browsers allow some control of most Cookies through the browser settings (Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies you may not be able to access parts of our web site.). The following web sites provide information on how to adjust the Cookies settings on some popular browsers:

You can also use a browser plug-in such as Ghostery* from Ghostery, Inc. or the Tracking Protection List* from TRUSTe. (A browser plug-in is a piece of software which adds extra capabilities to your browser—for example, to play video or scan for viruses.)Adobe Flash Player* is software for viewing multimedia on a computer. Web sites that use Adobe Flash* may store flash cookies on user’s devices to remember settings, preferences, and usage similar to other types of Cookies. These flash Cookies may also be known as Flash Local Shared Objects (LSOs). Intel may use Flash LSOs to provide special content, such as video and animation playback. You can find a good summary of how to manage Flash LSOs at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html.

To find out more about interest-based advertising and your choices, visit these sites: Digital Advertising Alliance, the Network Advertising Initiative, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe. You can opt out of the use of Cookies to tailor content or advertising to you by visiting the following links. Note that if you choose to opt out, you won’t necessarily see fewer ads. However, the ads you see may be less relevant to your interests.

How does Intel respond to a Do Not Track signal?
There is currently no industry agreed upon response to a Do Not Track signal. At this time, Intel Services and websites do not function differently based on a user’s Do Not Track signal. For more information on Do Not Track, see All About Do Not Track.

Privacy at Intel
Intel is committed to privacy. For more information about Intel's approach to privacy see our Intel Privacy Notice and the Intel Code of Conduct.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about how Intel uses Cookies, you can contact Intel by using the Contact Us form or send a letter to the mailing address below. Please include your contact information, the name of the Intel web site or service, and a detailed description of your request or Cookie concern.

Intel Corporation
ATTN: Privacy
M/S RNB4-145
2200 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
This Notice updates and supersedes previous versions. We may change this Notice at any time. The “LAST UPDATED” section at the bottom of this page lists when this Notice was last revised. Any changes to this Notice will become effective when we make the revised Notice available on or through the Sites.
LAST UPDATED: March 20, 2015

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