Overview of Privacy in the Intel® Technology Provider Program and on Intel's websites
Intel Corporation along with its worldwide subsidiaries ("Intel") is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of the information you share with us. This privacy statement explains how we collect, use and safeguard the data we collect from you when you access the Intel® Technology Provider Program websites intended for employees of participating members of such program ("Intel® Technology Provider").
We collect a limited amount of information from you when you register to participate in the Program which enables us to contact you at your place of business (e.g., such as your first and last name, company name, office phone number, company mailing address and e-mail address). The information collected by the Program may vary depending on the geographic region around the globe (e.g., Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, China, Latin America or North America) for the program in which your company registers. Generally, a member profile contains only the information requested as part of the registration process for the Program. Additional information may be collected when you register to enter a contest offered to Program members, sign up for a Program event or training activity and at other times when you access the Program websites.
Use of Your Information
We use your information for the following purposes related to the Program:
To deliver member benefits such as financial incentives or customer support programs
To deliver member services such as newsletters, events or training activities and other content relevant to members
To ensure our Program websites are relevant to the needs of our members
To inform members of new product offerings, product discontinuances, special offers, updated information and other benefits or services available to members
Sharing of Your Information We will not sell or rent your information. Intel may provide some or all of your personal or business profile information to certain of our direct customers in the distribution channel (specifically our authorized distributors or other approved sales entities), or to third-party service providers to help us deliver products, information, benefits and services for the Program (collectively referred to as "Authorized Third Parties"). Except for Authorized Third Parties, we will not provide your information to other companies or individuals without your permission.
Protecting Your Information Intel is committed to protecting the security of the information you provide to us as part of the Program. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures and take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the information that you share with us from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal and business profile information we collect in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. Whenever we collect sensitive information, such as your company's bank account information or your company's sales out data of Intel's products sold through Intel's authorized distributors, we will take reasonable security measures to protect your information, such as encrypting the information in storage and transmission using encryption devices.
Tracking Activity on Our Websites
Registering on the Intel Technology Provider Program Websites When you browse any of the Program websites and have not registered for any online service from Intel, you browse anonymously. Personal or business profile information-such as your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address-is not collected as you browse.
You will be asked to create a password for your account when you register for the Program. At the time of registration, you will be requested to provide a secret answer to one of several predefined questions. We use your secret question and answer to help verify your identity to the Program if there are account issues, such as needing to reset your password. Becoming a registered user enables you to view your confidential account information for the program(s) in which you are enrolled, access content that is available only to program members and perform other confidential transactions.
Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you will be able to view the text on the screens; however, you will not be able to access many important functions of the Program websites and you will not experience a personalized visit.
Other Tracking Technologies Another way we track website activity on the Program web pages is by using transparent electronic images called "clear GIFs," "Web bugs," or "Web beacons". This technology counts the number of users who visit a particular Program web page from specific banner ads outside the Program website or who clicked on links or graphics included in e-mail newsletters you receive from Intel. We do not use this technology to collect or access your personal information. Rather we use this technology as a tool to compile aggregated statistics about the usage of the Program websites. We may share aggregated site statistics with our service providers for the Program. We do not share these aggregated site statistics with third party companies and do not allow other companies to place clear gifs or other tracking technologies on our sites.
Personalization of Program Benefits or Services In order to provide you with a meaningful web experience and to improve the quality of services available through the Program, Intel may customize its Program websites or email newsletters for program members based on information you provide to us in individual (e.g., preferences, job function), aggregate form (e.g., business profile, sales out information) or behavioral data tracked by Intel (e.g.,, newsletter opens or web “clicks”) to better ensure that the information we provide about our products or services is of interest to you and better meet your needs. For example, an individual may complete a training course and Intel may therefore send them more information based on similar content..
Our third-party service providers may send you periodic email newsletters that you have subscribed to on behalf of Intel informing you about our products and services, as well as activities or events concerning the Program. These third-party service providers may use software tools to track, measure and collect page interaction information, such as the links on which you clicked in a newsletter, based on a unique identification number that is assigned to your email address. They also retain and report to Intel the individual clicks in the newsletters solely for the purpose of analyzing product preferences and customizing subsequent email newsletters to include products or services that may be of interest to you. Occasionally Intel may include in its email newsletters information about other companies' services and products that are complementary to Intel's product or service offerings. We do not sell, rent or lease your information to these third-party companies. Each email newsletter contains a link that allows you to unsubscribe for the newsletter at any time.
Data Storage Many of our Program websites that collect information will store and process that information in databases in the United States; however, we may transfer your personal information to Intel Corporation in the US, to any Intel subsidiary worldwide or to third parties acting on behalf of Intel or an Intel subsidiary for the purposes of processing and/or storage. Intel complies with all applicable laws around the globe that are designed to protect your data. Although legal requirements may vary from country to country, Intel adheres to the principles set forth in this privacy notice and strives to provide adequate protection for your information no matter where that information is collected, transferred or retained.
Updating Your Information Accurate contact and business profile information allows our Program to learn more about your business and tailor messages, benefits and program offerings to suit your needs. We provide you with the means to ensure that the information you provide to Intel is correct and current. Click on the 'My Intel ' link on your Intel Technology Provider Program website to update your information.
Changes to this Privacy Notice Intel may occasionally update this privacy notice. When we make any changes to this privacy notice, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy notice. Intel will notify you of changes to this privacy notice by placing a prominent notice of change on the Intel Technology Provider Program websites for a reasonable period of time or by any method customarily used for communicating with members of the Intel® Technology Provider Program including, but not limited to, electronic mail.
Any changes to this Privacy Notice will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Notice is posted or otherwise communicated to you. Your continued participation in the Intel® Technology Provider Program following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Notice.