Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 

Last Updated:  July 24, 2020

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information INTERDIGITAL, INC. (“InterDigital”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) collects through the website(collectively, the “Website”), and how that information is used and shared.

Please note that this Privacy Policy applies to information InterDigital collects from you via the Website, as well as other information provided to us online or offline by third parties when we associate that information with customers or users of the Website; however, it does not apply to information collected from our employees, contractors, or vendors.  It also does not apply to information that you ask us to share with third parties or that is collected by Online Tool Providers (as further described below) or any InterDigital Partners or Promoted Partners (as further described below).  You acknowledge that InterDigital is not responsible for the data collection or use practices of any other user of the Website and that the use of your information by third parties utilized in providing the Website may be governed by such third parties’ own privacy policies.

Further, the Website may contain third-party advertisements and/or links to or integrations with third-party websites, services, or apps that are not controlled or operated by InterDigital.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to such third party advertisements, websites, services, or apps, and InterDigital is not responsible for such third-party content or the privacy or security practices of such third parties.  Therefore, we encourage you to request and review the privacy policies of any third parties upon disclosing your information to such parties or visiting such third-party websites, services or apps so that you understand how those third parties collect, use, share and protect your information.


This Privacy Policy describes, among other things:  


Changes and updates to the Privacy Notice

We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason, without prior notice to you,  by posting of the updated Privacy Policy on this Website.  You can always check the “Last Updated” date at the top of this document to see when the Privacy Policy was last changed.  You should check this Website frequently to see the current Privacy Policy that is in effect and any changes that may have been made to it. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting on this page.  The provisions contained in any updated version of this Privacy Policy supersede all previous notices or statements regarding the privacy practices of this Website; however, material changes to this Privacy Policy will not apply retroactively to information we collected from you before the changes went into effect unless you affirmatively give your consent.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU MUST STOP USING THE WEBSITE AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF SUCH CHANGES (WHICH IS THE “LAST UPDATED” DATE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY).


By accessing or using this Website, you agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use this Website.  

1. Information Collected
When you register for or use the Website, we collect Personal Information.    By “Personal Information” we mean information that can identify or reasonably be linked to an individual, such as: 

  • General Identifiers: Your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and the name of your employer.
  • Identifiers Received from Third Parties: Third parties may provide us with your name, address, the name of your employer, your title, e-mail address, telephone number, and your industry, which we associate with users of the Website.  
  • Device Identifiers: Information about the computer or mobile device you use to access the Website, including IP address.  

You may choose not to provide Personal Information (subject to the controls offered by your device’s operating system), but this may prevent you from using certain features of the Website.  

We also collect non-Personal Information relating to the Website, that is, information that cannot identify or be reasonably linked to an individual.  The non-Personal Information we collect includes information generally collected or “logged” by Internet websites or Internet services when accessed or used by users, and information about how you interact with and use the Website. Examples of non-Personal Information we collect are:  URL visited, the content accessed, errors experienced, and in some cases, the websites you visited before or after you visit the Website.

We will not use non-Personal Information to try to identify you, and if we associate any non-Personal Information with information that personally identifies you, then we will treat it as Personal Information. As discussed in more detail below, we sometimes use cookies and other automatic information gathering technologies to gather non-Personal Information.

2. Cookies and Other Technologies
Every time you use the Website (e.g., access a Website page), we use various technologies to collect and store information regarding that use.  For example, to improve our Website, we collect how, when, and which parts of the Website or its features you use. To assist us in collecting and storing this non-Personal Information, we may use cookies or anonymous identifiers that are sent to your device, “web beacons”, clear GIFs, and pixel tags.  Cookies are text information files that a website operator, or a third party whose content is embedded in the website, may store in your web browser and/or your mobile device and that the website operator, or, as applicable, the third party, can access when you visit the website.   Pixel tags and web beacons are not visible to the user of a website and consist of a few lines of computer coding delivered with the web pages accessed which allow the operator of that website, or a third party, to read or write a cookie.   Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you may have the ability to configure your browser so that it does not accept them or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.  You may also be able to set your browser to refuse all website storage or to indicate when it is permitted, but some features of our Website may not function properly without it. 

More information about managing cookies is available here.  To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for your local browser storage, please refer to the end-user documentation for your browser.  

Personal Information and non-Personal Information may also be collected automatically by Online Tool Providers.  By “Online Tool Provider” we mean a licensor of software that we include in, or use with, the Website, including an API or SDK, that provides a specialized function or service to us and that requires the transmission of Personal Information and/or non-Personal Information to the Online Tool Provider.  Online Tool Providers may have the right to use Personal Information and non-Personal Information about you for their own business purposes.  Use and disclosure of Personal Information and non-Personal Information by an Online Tool Provider is described in its privacy policy.  You can read more about the Online Tool Providers we use here: 

Google Analytics

Pardot (provided by Salesforce)

3. Use of Your Information

Upon our collection of your information, InterDigital may use such information internally, separately, or in combination with pre-existing information which we will treat as Personal Information or non-Personal Information (as applicable) when we associate it with information collected on the Website, for the “Business Purposes” set forth below.  

  • To assist us in providing, maintaining, and protecting the Website;
  • To contact you, including via e-mail, to respond to your comments or requests for information;
  • To improve our, and our affiliates’, products and services and identify, develop or offer new products and services;
  • To contact you with more information about InterDigital and its products and services, as well as information regarding products and services that are provided or fulfilled by our authorized partners (each an “InterDigital Partner”) or our affiliates. 
  • To enforce the Website terms and conditions, including this Privacy Policy;
  • To generate aggregate statistical studies and conduct research which may be used in marketing our services to you or to third parties;
  • To make you aware of and promote products and services offered by trusted third parties (our “Promoted Partners”) which may be of interest to you;
  • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations;
  • To respond to your requests under data privacy laws and regulations that apply to your Personal Information, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”) or the GDPR (as defined below);
  • For any other purposes described to you when we collect your information; and
  • For any other acceptable purposes as set forth in the data privacy laws and regulations that apply to your Personal Information, such as the CCPA or the GDPR.

We may combine Personal Information about you received from several sources, including without limitation, the information that is collected on the Website as described above, in order to create more tailored personalized promotions of certain products and services for you and to better market our products and services to you and to third parties.  

4. Disclosure of Your Information:  Data Sharing and Transfer

InterDigital discloses Personal Information to the following categories of third parties for a Business Purpose:   

InterDigital Affiliates – We may disclose Personal Information to our affiliated companies that carry out one or more of the Business Purposes described above.  


InterDigital Partners –In order to provide you with information about or fulfill your order for a product or service that is provided or fulfilled by an InterDigital Partner, as discussed above.  


Service Providers – We may provide your personal information to our Service Providers. By “Service Providers” we mean trusted businesses, agents, contractors, or service providers that provide services to help us with our business activities (such as the provision of data storage, hosting of our Website, marketing of our products and services, and conducting audits), based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.  Our Service Providers are authorized to use your Personal Information only as necessary to provide these services to us or as required by applicable law.


Online Tool Providers - We may disclose your Personal Information to Online Tool Providers, as described above.  


Promoted Partners – We may disclose your Personal Information to Promoted Partners, as described above.


Government Authorities, Law Enforcement, and Others —InterDigital may disclose your Personal Information to government authorities, law enforcement, courts, or other third parties based on the good faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate to: (a) meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, or to demonstrate compliance with any of the foregoing; (b) enforce the terms and conditions of the Website, including investigation of potential violations; (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; (d) protect and defend the rights or property of InterDigital; or (e) act in urgent circumstances to protect the safety or security of the public or of the users of the InterDigital product and service offerings.


We may share aggregated, non-Personal Information publicly and with companies or financial institutions that perform marketing services on our behalf, or with other financial institutions with which we have joint marketing arrangements.  For example, we may share non-Personal Information publicly to show trends about the general use of our Website or services.

We may also share or sell such aggregated, non-Personal Information to other third parties.

Lastly, in the event that InterDigital is involved in a transaction such as a merger, stock purchase, or sale of substantially all of InterDigital’s assets, your Personal Information may be transferred to the other party in such transaction, or transferred to a third party in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy, liquidation, or receivership of our business.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of such transfer, for example via email or by posting notice on our Website.

5. Children’s Privacy
The Website is not directed at children and children are not intended as the audience of the Website.  Furthermore, we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under 18 years of age, and we do not authorize users under 18 years of age to use the Website.  Accordingly, the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act do not apply to the Website.  We encourage all parents to talk to their kids about online safety and to monitor their children’s use of the Internet and mobile applications.

6. Security
Your Personal Information will be stored by InterDigital or its Service Providers.  To the extent your Personal Information is stored by our Service Providers, we require that they use reasonable information security measures to safeguard your Personal Information.  If you wish to receive information about such Service Providers, you may make such a request using the contact information set forth at the end of this document, including the phrase “Third Party Service Providers” in the subject line, and providing us with your name, address and e-mail address.  We will respond to you within thirty (30) days of receiving such a request.

To help protect the privacy of data and Personal Information you transmit through use of this Website, we maintain reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards. For example, data transmitted via the Website may use Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, and data may be encrypted on some pages of the Website.  To the extent such technology is utilized on a given page, you may be unable to use certain account or customization features of the Website unless your web browser software supports such encryption.  We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We require that access to your Personal Information is limited to those employees, Service Providers, and Online Tool Providers who need to know that information to provide the Website. In addition, we train our employees about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of information. We commit to taking appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce our employees' privacy responsibilities.  

Information gathered through the Website may be transferred, used, and stored by InterDigital in the United States or in other countries where our Service Providers or we are located.  If you use the Website, you agree to the transfer, use, and storage of your Personal Information (as defined below) in those countries. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. You agree that all transactions relating to the Website are deemed to occur in the United States, where our servers are located.  

Transmissions via the Internet and mobile networks are never completely private or secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its security. You understand that any messages or information you send to our Website may be read or intercepted by others.  If you have any questions about the security of your Personal Information collected by InterDigital, please contact us at the e-mail address shown below.

7. Access to your Information
We attempt to keep your Personal Information complete, up-to-date, and accurate.  This section describes how and where to conveniently access your Personal Information, how to notify us about errors, and how to request that we delete your Personal Information.  

If your Personal Information is subject to the CCPA or the GDPR, you may have certain additional rights with respect to your Personal Information, as discussed below.

  • You may use the contact information set forth at the end of this document to contact us for any inquiry or request regarding our Privacy Policy or the handling of your Personal Information.
  • You also may write to us directly if you wish to: (a) update or delete your Personal Information; (b) close your account (if any); or (c) request that we cease sending you promotional or other commercial information via mail or e-mail.  Such written requests should be sent to InterDigital at the address below.  We will comply with requests for the deletion of your information, subject to the provisions of Section 8 below.

However, you understand and acknowledge that we (and you) are not able to control information that you have made available to third parties through the Website.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected, or removed before processing such requests, and unless otherwise required by applicable law, we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backups), or relate to information that is not associated with your Personal Information.  In any case, where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.  We reserve the right to deny access to Personal Information if we are required or permitted to do so under applicable law.

8. Choice and Opt Out Preference.
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further marketing e-mail communications from InterDigital, you will have the ability to unsubscribe from all marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in these e-mails, updating your preferences in your InterDigital account, or writing to us at the contact information below with your request to opt out.  Also, even if you opt out of marketing e-mails, we may continue to send you certain account-related e-mails, such as notices about your account and confirmations of transactions you have requested.  If, at any time, you prefer not to receive any other form of communication from InterDigital, you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by contacting us at the address below, as well as to close your InterDigital account.  Please note that it may take up to ten (10) business days for your opt-out request to be processed.  

Nevada residents who wish to exercise their sale opt-out rights under Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A may submit a request to this designated address:

If you wish to cancel your InterDigital account, request that we no longer use your Personal Information to provide you services, or request that we delete your Personal Information as further described in Section 7 above, contact us  at the contact information listed in Section 12 below.

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as your InterDigital account is active, or as needed to provide you with the services you requested, or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.  However, if your Personal Information is subject to the CCPA or the GDPR, you may have certain additional rights with respect to our retention of your Personal Information, as discussed below.

We may use Service Providers that collect information for interest-based advertising purposes (advertisements that are tailored to your likely interests, based on categories in which you have shown an interest).  To learn more about these third parties and the choices they offer users, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s choices page or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s choices page.  If you are reading this Privacy Policy from a mobile device, you can learn more about the DAA's mobile choices program here.

9. Special Notice to California Residents
This Section 9 – Special Notice to California Residents supplements the information contained in our Privacy Policy and applies only if you reside in the State of California (you are a “California Consumer”).  

In the past twelve (12) months, InterDigital has collected General Identifiers, Identifiers Received from Third Parties, and Device Identifiers from California Consumers who use the Website.  We obtain this information directly from you (for example, from forms you complete on the Website) and indirectly from you (for example, from information that is automatically sent by your web browser or from analyzing data about your actions on our Website).  We also obtain information offline from third parties, which we treat as Personal Information when we associate it with California Consumers that use the Website.  

InterDigital may use, disclose, or sell Personal Information for each of the Business Purposes described in this Privacy Policy.  Unless we notify you otherwise, we will not collect additional categories of Personal Information, nor use the Personal Information we collect for any other materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes.

In the past twelve (12) months, InterDigital has disclosed Personal Information to third parties as described in Section 4 of this Privacy Policy.  We Sell (as defined by the CCPA) Personal Information, subject to your right to opt-out of those Sales, to Promoted Partners.  In the past twelve months, we have Sold General Identifiers and Device Identifiers to Promoted Partners. 

If you are a California Consumer, you may request certain information about our collection, use, disclosure, and Sale of your Personal Information over the past twelve (12) months, whether or not it was collected electronically.  You also have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we collect or maintain; however, we reserve the right to deny your deletion request in accordance with the CCPA.  We also reserve the right to verify all such requests, in accordance with the CCPA, to confirm that the information provided in connection with a request matches the Personal Information maintained by us.  

California Consumers can submit requests and exercise their rights under the CCPA by contacting us as set forth in Section 12 below or by submitting a request via our Privacy Webform.  If you choose to exercise a privacy right under the CCPA, you have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment.  However, please be aware that it may be a functional necessity for our Website to have Personal Information about you in order to operate, and we may not be able to provide some or all of our Website features to you if you direct us to delete your Personal Information.

10.  Special Notice to European Residents

This Section 10 – Special Notice to European Residents supplements the information contained in our Privacy Policy and applies only if you reside in the European Economic Area or in Switzerland (you are an “EU Consumer”).   If you are an EU Consumer, then information we collect from you may be subject to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (the “GDPR”), and the following additional information is provided for your benefit. 

The controller for the Personal Information collected by the Website is:

InterDigital, Inc.

200 Bellevue Parkway

Suite 300

Wilmington, DE 19809

If you use the Website, you acknowledge that your Personal Information is being processed on the basis of your consent and our legitimate interests in engaging in the Business Purposes described in this Privacy Policy.  For example, our use of your Personal Information to manage our relationship with you, to provide our Website to you (including troubleshooting, data analysis, and hosting of data), to enforce the terms and conditions of the Website, and to deliver relevant InterDigital content and advertisements to you is necessary for our legitimate interests of running and growing our business and developing our products and services.  Our use of your Personal Information to respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations is necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation.  Finally, we rely on your consent as the lawful basis for sharing your Personal Information with third-party advertising partners, as described in Sections 3 and 4 above.  You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time by contacting us as described in Section 12 below.  

You hereby consent to the processing of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy, including the transfer, use, and storage of your Personal Information in the United States as further described below. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country.  You may withdraw your consent at any time by following the instructions in Section 8 above, but this will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.  However, if you withdraw your consent or decline to provide Personal Information to us, you may be unable to use functions of the Website that require your Personal Information in order to operate.  

EU Consumers have the right to file a complaint relating to the processing of personal data with a supervisory authority.  EU Consumers also have certain additional rights with respect to their Personal Information, including the right of deletion of Personal Information, restriction of processing of Personal Information, the right to object to processing of Personal Information, and the right to data portability.  To request more information about these rights or to submit a request, please contact us as at or by submitting a request via our Privacy Webform.


For purposes of the GDPR, we use the following companies as subprocessors of EU Consumers’ Personal Information:

  • Google Analytics - analytics
  • Pardot (provided by Salesforce) – analytics 
  • OneTrust – cookie management
  • Amazon Web Services – web hosting


11. Do Not Track
At this time, the Website does not have a mechanism to recognize or support the various “do not track” signals (“DNT”) that may be sent from your browser, in part, because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies or regulators.  InterDigital takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browsed technology and the implementation of a standard.

12. Questions or Comments
InterDigital welcomes questions and comments about this Privacy Policy and/or our use of and the processing of your personal data.  Questions or comments should be directed to:

InterDigital, Inc. – Corporate Headquarters

200 Bellevue Parkway

Suite 300

Wilmington, DE 19809


or by clicking here.

If we are required under the GDPR to appoint a data protection officer (“DPO”), you can contact the DPO that is responsible for your country/region at


13.  Binding Arbitration

a. Purpose.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, any and all Disputes (as defined below) involving you and InterDigital will be resolved through individual arbitration. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and there is less discovery and appellate review than in court. This Section 13 (the "Arbitration Provision") shall be broadly interpreted. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, this Section 13 does not apply to an action by either party to enjoin the infringement or misuse of its intellectual property rights, including copyright, trademark, patent or trade secret rights.


b. Definitions. The term "Dispute" means any claim or controversy related to the Website, including but not limited to any and all: (1) claims for relief and theories of liability, whether based in contract, tort, fraud, negligence, statute, regulation, ordinance, or otherwise; (2) claims that arose before this Privacy Policy or any prior agreement; (3) claims that arise after the expiration or termination of this Privacy Policy; and (4) claims that are currently the subject of purported class action litigation in which you are not a member of a certified class.  As used in this Arbitration Provision, "InterDigital" means InterDigital, Inc. and any of its predecessors, successors, assigns, parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, and “you” means you and any users or beneficiaries of your access to the Website.


c. Arbitration Procedures. This Arbitration Provision shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. Arbitrations shall be administered by American Arbitration Association ("AAA")pursuant to its Consumer Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the "AAA Rules") then in effect (the “AAA Rules”) as modified by the version of this Arbitration Provision that is in effect when you notify InterDigital about your Dispute. You can obtain the AAA Rules from the AAA by visiting its website ( or calling its toll-free number (1-800-778-7879.). If there is a conflict between this Arbitration Provision and the rest of this Privacy Policy, this Arbitration Provision shall govern. If there is a conflict between this Arbitration Provision and the AAA Rules, this Arbitration Provision shall govern. If AAA will not administer a proceeding under this Arbitration Provision as written, the parties shall agree on a substitute arbitration organization. If the parties cannot agree, the parties shall mutually petition a court of appropriate jurisdiction to appoint an arbitration organization that will administer a proceeding under this Arbitration Provision as written applying the AAA Rules. A single arbitrator chosen pursuant to the AAA Rules will resolve the Dispute. Unless you and InterDigital agree otherwise, any arbitration hearing will take place Wilmington, DE.   The arbitrator will honor claims of privilege recognized by law and will take reasonable steps to protect customer account information and other confidential or proprietary information. The arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision that explains the arbitrator’s essential findings and conclusions.  The arbitrator’s award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties only if necessary for purposes of enforcing the arbitrator’s award. An arbitrator’s award that has been fully satisfied shall not be entered in any court.

d. Initiation of Arbitration Proceeding/Selection of Arbitrator. The party initiating the arbitration proceeding may open a case with the AAA by providing the other party with a written Demand for Arbitration as specified in the AAA Rules. (The AAA provides a form Demand for Arbitration - Consumer Arbitration Rules at or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879). You may deliver any Demand for Arbitration or other required or desired notice to InterDigital, Inc. by mail to 200 Bellevue Parkway, Suite 300, Wilmington, DE 19809.

e. Right to Sue in Small Claims Court. Notwithstanding anything in this Arbitration Provision to the contrary, either you or InterDigital may bring an individual action in a small claims court in Wilmington, Delaware if the claim is not aggregated with the claim of any other person and if the amount in controversy is properly within the jurisdiction of the small claims court.




g. Arbitration Fees and Costs. If your claim seeks more than $75,000 in the aggregate, the payment of the AAA fees and costs will be governed by the AAA Rules. If your claims seek less than $75,000 in the aggregate, the payment of the AAA fees and costs will be InterDigital’s responsibility. You may hire an attorney to represent you in arbitration. You are responsible for your attorneys’ fees and additional costs and may only recover your attorneys’ fees and costs in the arbitration to the extent that you could in court if the arbitration is decided in your favor. 


h. Severability and Waiver of Jury Trial. If any part of subsection (f) of this Arbitration Provision is found to be illegal or unenforceable, the entire Arbitration provision will be unenforceable and the Dispute will be decided by a court. WHETHER IN COURT OR IN ARBITRATION, YOU AND InterDigital AGREE TO WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW. If any other clause in this Arbitration Provision is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from this Arbitration Provision and the remainder of this Arbitration Provision will be given full force and effect.


i. Continuation. This Arbitration Provision will survive the termination or expiration of this Privacy Policy or your relationship with InterDigital.