Last Updated: July 24, 2020
Changes and updates to the Privacy Notice
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:
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.
2. Cookies and Other Technologies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: privacy@InterDigital.com.
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.
9. Special Notice to California Residents
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.
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
The controller for the Personal Information collected by the Website is:
200 Bellevue Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19809
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 privacy@InterDigital.com 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:
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, Inc. – Corporate Headquarters
200 Bellevue Parkway
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 email@example.com.
13. Binding Arbitration
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 www.adr.org 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.
f. Waiver of Class Actions and Collective Relief. THERE SHALL BE NO RIGHT OR AUTHORITY FOR ANY CLAIMS TO BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON A CLASS ACTION, JOINT OR CONSOLIDATED BASIS OR ON BASES INVOLVING CLAIMS BROUGHT IN A PURPORTED REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC (SUCH AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL) OR OTHER PERSONS. THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF WARRANTED BY THAT INDIVIDUAL PARTY’S CLAIM. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING.
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.