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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS PRIVACY POLICY

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) cares about your right to privacy. This policy explains how we intend to handle any personally identifying information you give us online. It does not apply to personally identifying information that we may collect offline. Personally identifying information is information that enables us to identify you, for example, your e-mail address, name, home phone number, etc.

How We Collect and Use Personally Identifying Information

You are welcome to visit TI's web sites while remaining anonymous and not revealing any personally identifying information. Sharing your personally identifying information is strictly voluntary.However, if you choose not to provide certain information, you may not be able to take advantage of many of TI’s features and programs. The information you provide to TI will better enable TI to communicate with you regarding our products and your product needs.

Sharing your personally identifying information makes it easier for you to:


  • Request information or materials concerning our products and services.
  • Receive personalized newsletters and other messages on our products and services that we feel may be relevant to your interests, and generally facilitate future communication with you. By way of example, your my.TI registration information and custom profile will be used to generate a personalized web page and to send you the my.TI weekly e-mail newsletter, if you select that option, and from time to time also send you helpful e-mails about TI products and service.
  • Purchase or license TI products online.
  • Register your purchase so you can receive certain benefits.
  • Participate in online communities, such as discussion groups.
  • Participate in surveys or register to participate in a promotion (such as sweepstakes or contests).

In each of the instances above, for example, when you register with my.TI, purchase products or participate in a survey, we may ask you to offer personally identifying information so that we may serve your needs.

To help TI make our e-mail communications to you more useful, TI may receive a confirmation notice when you open an e-mail from TI and/or click on a link provided in an e-mail from TI. TI may use this confirmation information to provide additional information to you about TI’s products and to enable TI to better support your product needs.We also collect certain anonymous information that cannot be associated with you personally, such as the domains from which you visit us, the number of visitors to our web sites, browsing patterns and areas of interest. We analyze this data to assess trends, statistics and customers' needs, to help us improve our web sites, products and better serve our customers.

You May Opt Out at Any Time

You may opt out at any time. By way of example, when you are registered with my.TI, enter our online stores or register for a contest or promotion you will have the option of choosing not to receive additional communications from TI on our products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. If you choose to receive these additional communications and later change your mind, you may unsubscribe at any time. For example, e-mail messages will contain instructions on how to "unsubscribe" from receiving the email in question.

  • If you wish to unsubscribe from receiving all Texas Instruments Semiconductor Division email, please send an email to tiprime@dlep14.itg.ti.com placing the word "remove" in the subject line.
  • If you wish to unsubscribe from receiving all Texas Instruments Education Technology email, please send an email to calc-webmaster@ti.com.
  • If you wish to unsubscribe from receiving all Texas Instruments TI-RFID email, please send an email to rfweb@list.ti.com

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that our web sites ask to place on your computer's hard drive. If your browser is set to accept cookies, then your browser adds the text in a small file. We do not use cookies to read any other information on your computer's hard drive. We use cookie technology to authenticate your access to various areas of our web site, tailor its content to your preferences, to help us analyze web traffic in general and to track when site visitors complete surveys, so that we do not present a survey again for 90 days. Cookies may be used in interactions where you request something from TI: literature, CD-ROMs, technical support, seminar registrations, personalized web pages, or when you participate in a survey. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies, or to warn you before a cookie is placed. If you choose not to accept cookies, you may have to manually input user IDs and passwords to receive certain data.

We also use pixels, or transparent GIF files, provided by our service providers SilverPop, DoubleClick, WebSideStory or ForeSee Results, to report activity on our site, help manage our online advertising and measure its effectiveness. These files enable our service providers to recognize a cookie on your web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements are most effective. The cookie was placed either by us or by our service providers. The information that we collect by means of these technologies is anonymous and not personally identifiable. For more information about SilverPop, including information about how to opt out of SilverPop’s use of these technologies, click here For more information about DoubleClick, including information about how to opt out of DoubleClick's use of these technologies, click here. For more information about WebSideStory, including information about how to opt out of WebSideStory's use of these technologies, click here. For more information about ForeSee Results including information about how their survey works, click here.

Accuracy and Access

We want your personally identifying information to remain accurate. If you are registered with my.TI or our Education Technology or Radio Frequency Identification Systems (RFID) or TI Mall online stores, and any of your personally identifying information changes or if you simply want to see what personally identifying information we have stored in your my.TI or online store profile, you can review and update your profile using your user name and password. Otherwise, you may contact us at the e-mail addresses listed below to request a change to your personally identifying information or a copy of the personally identifying information stored. We will make a sincere effort to honor your wishes. Please allow up to four weeks to process your request. Proof of identity is required.

Safeguarding Personally Identifying Information

We aim to protect the personally identifying information you share with us. TI uses a variety of commercially available security technologies to protect your personally identifying information, including secure servers, firewalls and encryption of financial data.

Bulletin boards, forums and/or newsgroups are also available to you on TI's web sites. Please remember that any information that you provide in these areas becomes public and you should exercise caution in deciding to disclose it.

Disclosure to Third Parties

Under certain circumstances, personally identifying information may be given to TI business partners when we believe your business interests will be served. For instance, if we need to ship products to you, we will share your name and address with a carrier. TI will also release personally identifying information if compelled by law to do so. Otherwise, TI will not provide your personally identifying information to any third party outside the TI group of companies without your consent.

Children under the age of 13

The vast majority of TI web sites do not target and are not intended for children under the age of 13. TI values the privacy needs of these children and encourages parents to be an active participant in their child's online activities and interests. We abide by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requirements. TI web sites that do not target children will not knowingly collect data from them. If we discover personal data from a child that has been provided through a TI website that is targeted to adults and older children, we will eliminate that data.

A few portions of TI's Education Technology Group web sites may include material targeted to children under the age of 13 as part of a broader family audience target. When the collection of personally identifying information is involved, those specific web pages will be clearly identified, and will require that a parent's or guardian's permission is secured when required by COPPA. Appropriate notices and instructions will be included on such sites. Parents wishing to access, review or delete their child's personal information should contact us at the calc@webmaster.ti.com.

Contact us

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. While we do not intend to make changes to this policy very often, it is always a good idea to double check our most current policy statement when you visit us to be sure that you have read and agree with what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. For more information on using TI's web sites, see the Terms of Use.

Policy last revised on April 2, 2007