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Privacy Policy

Last modified: April 2020

Dialog Semiconductor PLC and its affiliates (Dialog, We, Us) adheres to the Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and Legal Notices listed on this website www.dialog-semiconductor.com ("Website"), which may be updated from time to time, regarding its collection, use and disclosure of personal and non-personal information collected through its website.

Please read this policy carefully.  By visiting our Website you acknowledge and agree to the practices described in this policy.

For the purposes of applicable data protection law, Dialog is the controller of any personal data collected from you on the Website.

Information We Collect Automatically

When you visit our Website, our server automatically collects certain browser or device generated information, including but not limited to your:

  • domain
  • IP address
  • date, time and duration of your visit
  • browser type
  • operating system
  • page visits

We do not use this automatically collected information to try to identify you, and we do not associate it with the information you provide voluntarily.

Information You Provide

In using our Website, you may voluntarily provide personal information to us in the following ways:

  • by filling in forms on our Website (for example, our 'Inquiry' form)
  • by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise using the contact details provided on our Website
  • by accessing Dialog product support services on our third party hosted sites or
  • by applying for a job, work placement or internship over our recruitment platform, in relation to which you should also refer to our Global Data Privacy Policy which is available to you during the recruitment process

Typically, the personal information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and any personal details required to resolve your inquiry or complaint. Where you are applying for a job, work placement or internship, you will be asked to provide certain additional information, for example your first name, last name, telephone number, email address, address (country, city, postal code and street) and curriculum vitae.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device's hard drive or on a website server. We use cookies to obtain some of the automatically collected information described above. Most browsers automatically collect cookies but you do not have to accept a cookie, and you can in fact modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. For more information about cookies including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.

By continuing to use our Website, you agree to our use of cookies, according to the Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy and Legal Notices described on this website, www.dialog-semiconductor.com.

Different types of cookies are used for different purposes on our Website, these are known as: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, and functionality cookies. Some cookies may be provided by an external third party to provide additional functionality to our Website and these are included below.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are essential to fulfil an action requested by you, such as identifying you as being logged in. If you prevent these cookies by adjusting your browser settings we cannot guarantee how our Website will perform during your visit.

Performance cookies

These are cookies used to improve our Website, for example for analytics that let us see how our Website is being used and where to make improvements. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Website. The information is collected in an anonymous form and includes the number of visitors, where visitors have come from to the Websites and the pages they visited.

Functionality cookies

These cookies enhance the performance and functionality of our Website, often as a result of something you’re doing as a user. For instance, we may personalize our content for you or remember your preferences.

Managing and Deleting Cookies

If you want to manage cookies, you can do so from your browser. You can find out how to do this by going to the help menu in your browser. Please see www.allaboutcookies.org for further information.

Use of Personal Information

The following is an overview of our purposes for using your personal information.  Please remember that additional information may be provided to you in a separate notice or contract.

All processing (i.e. use) of your personal information is justified by a "condition" for processing.  In the majority of cases, processing will be justified on the basis that:

  • the processing is in our legitimate interests
  • you have consented to the processing
  • the processing is necessary to perform a contract with you or take steps to enter into a contract
  • the processing is necessary for us to comply with a relevant legal obligation

We use the personal information we collect to:

  • improve our Website and services generally,
  • customize our Website to users' needs,
  • address inquiries that you have submitted, 
  • manage a recruitment, work placement or internship process, including considering applications and making offers
  • provide you with access to our support site and forums, 
  • provide information regarding our products and services.
We will process this information on a legitimate business basis and may provide you from time to time with further information in relation to the products and services that we offer (including via 3rd party regional sales representatives and distributors under contract to Dialog).

Disclosure of Personal Information

As a company with offices situated throughout the world, it will from time to time be necessary to pass your information between our overseas offices and our affiliated businesses. We may also appoint third party service providers (who will operate under our instructions) to assist us in providing information or services to you or to manage and improve the Website, and these third parties may need access to your information.

In relation to both internal transfers and the use of service providers, if personal information is transferred outside the EEA we will take steps to ensure that the information receives the same level of protection as if it remained within the EEA. 

We may disclose Personal information originating in the EEA outside of the EEA in the following circumstances:

  • The EC has issued a decision confirming that the country to which we transfer the Personal Data ensures an adequate level of protection.
  • Appropriate safeguards are in place such as standard contractual clauses approved by the EC or certification mechanisms.
  • You have provided explicit consent to the proposed transfer after being informed of any potential risks.
  • If the transfer is necessary for the the performance of a contract, reasons of public interest, to establish, exercise or defend legal claims and, in some limited cases, for our legitimate interest.

To facilitate the sharing of Personal Data within Dialog group companies for business purposes, we have an Intra Group Company Data Sharing Agreement (IGDTA), which conforms with applicable laws in relation to data processing and data security.

Your information will only be transferred to a third party where: 

  • The organization has equivalent measures and safeguards in place and as required by applicable laws.
  • We sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose Personal Data we hold to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • We are acquired wholly or partly by a third party, Personal Data we hold will be one of the transferred assets.
  • We use outsourced service providers to administer certain HR and business functions (e.g. pre-employment screening, customer relationship management, corporate communications)

We will also respond to requests for information where required by to do so by law, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, request from a regulator or any other legal process served on us.
 

Marketing emails

Where lawful to do so, we may communicate with you by email to tell you about our products and services. If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing communications, please use the 'unsubscribe' link provided in our emails, or otherwise contact us directly and we will stop sending you communications.

Security

We use data storage and security techniques to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss. However, it is important to remember that no website can be 100% secure and we cannot be held responsible for unauthorized or unintended access that is beyond our control.

Retention of your Information

We apply a general rule of keeping personal information no longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes for which it was collected and will take into account statutory data retention periods, industry practices and our specific business needs. We will require our outsourced providers to take reasonable steps to destroy, or erase data which is no longer required from our or their systems.

External Links

The Website may contain links to third party sites. Since Dialog does not control nor is responsible for the privacy practices of those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third party sites. This policy applies solely to personal information collected by our Websites.

Your rights

Subject to applicable law, you may have some or all of the following rights in respect of your personal information:

  • You may make a formal request for information we hold about you and request access, rectification, erasure, suppression or portability of the data held. We will consider any request in accordance with Dialog’s legal obligations.

  • You may make a formal request to rectify information held about you in the event it is inaccurate or incomplete. We will ensure that any relevent third parties are informed of the rectification where it is appropriate to do so.

  • You may make a request to have information held about you deleted or removed where there is no compelling reason for it’s continued processing. We will consider any such requests. Dialog retains the right to refuse a request for erasure where the data is processed in order to comply with a legal obligation for the performance of a public interest task or exercise of official authority or in the exercise of defence of legal claims.We will ensure that any relevant third parties are informed of the deletion where it is appropriate to do so.

  • You may make a formal request to block or supress processing of personal data. Where processing is restricted, Dialog is permitted to store the personal data but is restricted from further processing.  We will ensure that any relevent third parties are informed of the restriction where it is appropriate to do so. Dialog will also inform the individual when the restriction is lifted. 

  • You  may object to the processing of your data. We will cease processing data unless there are demonstrable and compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the individual; or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

  • Where profiling or automated decision making takes place we ensure we have a lawful basis to do so. You are able to access information used for profiling, edit it for accuracy or object to it’s use.

  • You may request a copy of an agreement under which personal data is transferred outside of the EEA: 

In addition to the above, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.  We are headquartered in the UK, and our lead supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner's Office.  However, you also have the right to complain to your local supervisory authority.

In relation to all of these rights, please contact us using the details given below. Please note that we may request proof of identity, and we reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law, for instance if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. We will endeavour to respond to your requests within all applicable timeframes.
 

Contact information

If you have any questions in relation to this policy or you wish to exercise any of your rights, please contact us at: Legal@diasemi.com.