Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how Exar Corporation located at 48720 Kato Road, Fremont, California 94538 USA and its subsidiaries (“Exar” or “we”) handle information, including collection, use, and transfer of Personal Data from you, a website visitor, through www.exar.com and any other websites that we operate and on which we post a direct link to this Statement (collectively the "Site").

You may give us Personal Data and financial information, employment information, application information, and your buying interests. The information that you provide us is used to respond to your requests, notify you of products being shipped to you, customize your interactions with us, improve our offerings, provide materials or offers to you, and communicate with you. It is your choice whether or not to provide us with certain information.

Our Safe Harbor Certification covers offline and human resources data, but not data submitted through the Site. Some of our business units and web pages apply this Statement subject to specifically disclosed modifications, supplements or exceptions.

“Personal Data” is information relating to an identified or identifiable person; for example, your email address, name, or phone number. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that Exar collects offline. By visiting Exar’s sites, you agree to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and made a part of our Terms of Use.

Cookies: We also receive and store certain types of information through use of “cookies.” Some examples of information gathered this way are the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, log-in, e-mail address, password, computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, platform, and the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) used to, through, and from our Sites. We use the information gathered by “cookies” to manage and customize your on-line experience and to improve our offerings. You can avoid certain "cookies" by indicating in your Customer Profile that you do not want us to remember you. Your browser may also have options to prevent acceptance of new “cookies.” There are also utilities available allowing you to visit our Sites anonymously. Unfortunately, certain features and offerings available through the Sites may not be available to anonymous users.

Disclosures of Personal Information

We are not in the business of selling or renting your information to telemarketers and do not share your personally identifiable information with others. We may share your information with agents and service providers who use the data only on our behalf and for our purposes under confidentiality agreements. We may share your information as required by law or in the interest of protecting or exercising our or others’ legal rights, e.g., without limitation, in connection with requests from law enforcement officials and in connection with court proceedings. We may share or transfer your information in connection with a prospective or actual sale, merger, transfer or other reorganization of all or parts of our business. Also, we reserve the right to fully use and disclose any information collected via the site that is not in personally identifiable form.

Types of Data and Collection Methods

Through the Site, we receive data that you actively submit as well as data that we track:

Actively Submitted Data: When you request information, respond to an online survey or otherwise actively send us data, we usually collect data such as your name, email address(es), mailing address(es), telephone number(s), and certain information related to the business you represent. In each such instance, you will know what data we collect through the Site, because you actively submit it.

Passively Tracked Data: When you visit the Site, we also passively track information on your computer and Internet connection, such as the IP address of your computer and/or Internet service provider, the date and time you access our websites, the Internet address of websites from which you link to our Site, the computer technology you are using and your movements and preferences on our Site. We use technology that many other websites employ, including, without limitation, "cookies" or small data files stored on your computer's hard drive, to collect information such as the aforementioned. In some instances, we also use cookies to collect information in connection with future visits from that Site, to recognize you as a previous visitor and to track your activity on the Site. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit our Site. You can refuse cookies by turning them off on your browser.

Combinations: Unless you also actively submit personal information such as your name or address, passively tracked data does not typically allow us to identify you personally (even though it can theoretically be done, we do not have the means or an interest to find out who you are, unless you identify yourself voluntarily through an active submission of data). To the extent permitted by applicable law, we reserve the right to combine passively tracked data with personal data that you actively submit.

Collection Purposes, Use of Data

We collect passively tracked data primarily for purposes of administering, protecting and improving our Site and our systems, to better understand the preferences of our Site visitors, to identify server issues, to compile aggregated statistics about Site usage, and to help personalize your experience of our Site.

We collect actively submitted data primarily for two purposes: Firstly, for the purpose for which you originally sent us the data (e.g., to mail information to you or sign you up for a training course). Two, for purposes of informing you about products and services; you can opt out of receiving marketing email as explained below.

Opt-Out

Subject to any laws that require a recipient to receive communications on an opt-in basis, in connection with promotions or other projects, we may ask you specifically whether you have objections against a certain kind of data use or sharing. You may opt out of receiving additional information or request that we not share your information either with our affiliates or other third parties. If you opt-out under such circumstances, we will respect your decision. To opt-out of receiving further commercial email or to unsubscribe from services, please contact us at privacypolicy@exar.com

Access

If personal information you have submitted through the Site is no longer accurate, current, or complete, and you wish to update it, please send an email to privacypolicy@exar.com. Upon appropriate request we will usually be glad to update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use information obtained previously to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate.

Security

Transmissions over the Internet are never 100% secure or error-free. However, we take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. It is your responsibility to safeguard any password and User ID you use to access the Site and to notify us at if you ever suspect that this password or User ID has been compromised. You are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of the Site conducted via your password and User ID.

Children’s Privacy

The Site is intended for adults and business partners. We do not intentionally or knowingly collect, personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 and we request that individuals under the age of 13 not submit any personal information on the Site.

Effective Date, Amendments

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy from time to time at our sole discretion. When you visit the Site, you are accepting the current version of this statement as posted on the Site at that time. We recommend that users revisit this statement on occasion to learn of any changes.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any comments, questions, complaints or suggestions you might have regarding the information practices described in this statement. You may send us an email at privacypolicy@exar.com

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