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SEMI Privacy Policies and Terms of Use

 

SEMI ACADEMIC PRIVACY POLICY

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 15, 2019

In this Privacy Policy (“Policy”), we describe how SEMI (“SEMI” or the “Company”) of 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035 collects, uses, and discloses information that we obtain about visitors to our website, www.semi.org/en/join-edu (the “Site”) and users of the services available through our Site (collectively, the “Services”), and how we use and disclose that information. 

By visiting the Site or using the Services, you acknowledge that your personal information will be handled as described in this Policy. Your use of our Site or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Service, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. Our Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into this Policy.

The Information We Collect About You
Information We Collect Directly From You
Information We Collect Automatically
How We Use Your Information
How We Share Your Information
Our Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms
Third Party Analytics
Do-Not-Track
User Generated Content
Third-Party Links
Security of My Personal Information
For How Long Will You Use My Personal Information?
Access To My Personal Information
Children Under 18
Contact Us
Changes to this Policy

The Information We Collect About You

We collect information about you directly from you and automatically through your use of our Site and Services.

Information We Collect Directly From You. The scope of information that we collect about you depends on your interaction with our Services.

If you are a student and register with us, we will collect your:  first and last name, email address, age, major, grade point average, school, and resume. 

If you are an existing member of SEMI/a university affiliate and register with us, we will collect the following:  first and last name, school email address, school name, school address, career center email address, administrator or career center contact (including name, job title, and email), college/department of engineering or physical sciences leader/head/dean name and title, college/department contact email, access to clean room facilities (if yes, lab manager name and email), and access to electrical and materials characterization facilities.

Students and SEMI members/university affiliates may also provide additional information, such as, for students, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, and phone number, and for SEMI members/university affiliates, administrator or career center contact phone number, description of specific type of electrical and materials characterization facilities, list of research programs, and list of academic programs specializing in the microelectronics industry

Information We Collect Automatically. We automatically collect the following information about your use of our Services through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies:  your domain name; your browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your IP address; the length of time you visit our Site and/or use our Services; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site. 

We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you, including, where applicable, your name and other personal information.  Please see the section “Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms” below for more information.

How We Use Your Information

We use your information, including your personal information, for the following purposes:

  • To provide our Services to you, to communicate with you about your use of our Services, to respond to your inquiries, and for other customer service purposes.
  • To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, to offer location customization, and personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using our Services.
  • To better understand how users access and use our Services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis.
  • To improve our Services.

How We Share Your Information

We may share your information, including personal information, as follows:

  • Users of Our Service. A key component of our Services is to connect students with SEMI members/university affiliates who are looking for candidates for employment, internships, scholarships, or other relevant opportunities.  So when you, as a student, create an account and provide information to us, including your resume, this information will be available to all of our SEMI members/university affiliates who are using the Services for such purposes.  Likewise, when you, as a SEMI member/university affiliate, and use our Services and provide information to us, this information will be available to all of the students who have registered to use our Services for such purposes. 
  • Affiliates. We disclose the information we collect from you to our affiliates or subsidiaries; however, if we do so, their use and disclosure of your personal information will be subject to this Policy.
  • Service Providers. We disclose the information we collect from you to third party vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents who perform functions on our behalf.
  • Business Transfers. If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if we transfer assets to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the other company.
  • In Response to Legal Process. We also may disclose the information we collect from you in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena.
  • To Protect Us and Others. We also may disclose the information we collect from you where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which Company is involved.
  • Aggregate Information. We may share aggregate information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes.

Our Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms

We and our third party service providers use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track information about your use of our Site or Services. We may combine this information with other personal information we collect from you (and our third party service providers may do so on our behalf).

Cookies.  Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities at our Site and Service. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies.

  • Session Cookies. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged into the Site. This allows us to process your online transactions and requests and verify your identity, after you have logged in, as you move through our Site.
  • Persistent Cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity, and to display advertising both on our Site and on third-party sites.

Disabling Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the Site, but some features may not function.

Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.

Third Party Analytics. We use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate use of our Services. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Services. To learn more about Google’s privacy practices, please review the Google Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. You can also download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We use these tools to help us improve our Services, performance and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies to perform their services. We do not share your personal information with these third parties.

Do Not Track

Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies); you also may opt-out of targeted advertising by following the instructions in the Third Party Ad Network section.

Third-Party Ad Networks

We use third parties such as network advertisers to display advertisements on our Sites, to assist us in displaying advertisements on third party websites, and to evaluate the success of our advertising campaigns. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on your visits to our Site as well as other websites. This enables us and these third parties to target advertisements by displaying ads for products and services in which you might be interested. Third party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you. These third party cookies and other technologies are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this one. We may provide these third-party advertisers with information about your usage of our Site and our services, as well as aggregate or non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our Site and users of our service.

You may opt-out of many third-party ad networks, including those operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”).  For more information regarding this practice by NAI members and DAA members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to opt-out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites: www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp (NAI) and www.aboutads.info/choices (DAA).

Opting out of one or more NAI member or DAA member networks (many of which will be the same) only means that those members no longer will deliver targeted content or ads to you. It does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on our Site or other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your NAI or DAA opt-out may no longer be effective. Additional information is available on NAI’s and DAA’s websites accessible by the above links.

User Generated Content

We invite you to post content on our Site in designated areas. If you post content to our Site, all of the information that you post will be available to registered users of our Site along with your first name and last initial. If you post your own content on our Site or Services, your posting may become public, and we cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy. 

Third-Party Links

Our Site and Services may contain links to third-party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third party websites. 

Security of My Personal Information

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures that are designed to provide an appropriate level of security taking into account the risks that are presented by the relevant processing, in particular from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.

You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private.  You may be held legally responsible where you have failed to take reasonable care resulting in lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

For How Long Will You Use My Personal Information?

We will retain your personal information as long as necessary for purposes for which it was collected and used by us, as stated in this Policy.  Further, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we will retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, maintain appropriate business records, and enforce our agreements.  Please contact us if you require more information about how we apply these criteria in specific cases.

Please note that after your information has been disclosed as described herein, we cannot and will not be able to prevent students or SEMI members/university affiliates, as applicable, who have previously received that information from retaining and using such information. 

Access To My Personal Information

When the account log-in functionality of the Site becomes available, you may modify the personal information that you have submitted by logging into your account and updating your profile information. Until this functionality is available, you may modify the personal information that you have submitted by contacting us at universityprograms@semi.org.  Please note that copies of information that you have updated, modified or deleted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Site for a period of time.

Children Under 18

Our Services are not designed for children under 18. If we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at universityprograms@semi.org.

Changes to this Policy

This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes to this Policy on our Site. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site, or sending a note to registered users at the email address of record.