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NVIDIA Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated on July 15,2014.

NVIDIA ("Nvidia," "we" or "us") is committed to respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to our world-wide family of NVIDIA-owned websites, mobile apps and products including www.nvidia.com, www.slizone.com, 3DVision Live, GeForce.com, GTC, TegraZone.com, and shield.nvidia.com as we as to our mobile apps and internet-connected devices (collectively, our "Services").

View the NVIDIA Cookie Policy.

[CLICK HERE] for the NVIDIA Kids Privacy Policy.

1. Introduction

NVIDIA® is committed to implementing appropriate protections for any Personal Information that our users share with us.

NVIDIA's Online Privacy Policy and Kids Privacy Policy set forth our policies and procedures regarding our collection, use, and/or sharing of your Personal Information.

 

2. What Information We May Collect

When users visit our website or mobile apps or use our Services, we may collect "Personal information," which is any information that can be used to identify a particular individual, such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, or other contact information. In addition, we may collect information about your visits to our websites, including the pages you view, the links and ads you click, search terms you enter, and other actions you take in connection with NVIDIA websites. We may also collect certain information from the browser you used to come to our website, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and language, access times, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the website that referred you to our website and to which URL you browse away from our site if you click on a link on our site. When other non-public information, such as product preferences, hobbies or browsing history, is directly associated with personally identifiable information, that other information is treated as Personal Information.

Please note: The NVIDIA Online Store is managed independently by Digital River, Inc., and is subject exclusively to the Digital River Privacy Statement. For a complete view of the statement please click here.

[CLICK HERE] to learn more about how Personal Information is collected.

Personal Information You Provide to Us

Most of the Personal Information we receive comes to us voluntarily from our users who are interested in obtaining products and services from us. For example, Personal Information may be collected when you:

  • Register or log on to our website or Services;
  • Participate in activities on our website, such as a sweepstakes, contests, games and promotional offers;
  • Sign up for a newsletter;
  • Provide information to our customer service representatives;
  • Use our message boards and other public forums on our website;
  • Apply for employment online; and
  • Purchase cool stuff from NVIDIA's Online Store.

Personal Information Collected Via Technology

As you navigate our website or mobile apps, our information technology (IT) systems may collect passive information through the use of cookies, web beacons, log file information and other tracking technologies, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, device type, device ID, geolocation data and operating system and information about how you browse our site and use our Services. We also use cookies and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to gather information on the date and time of your visit, the products you reviewed, the areas of our site you visited, your referral/exit pages, and other such information. This information allows us to (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information, including targeted advertising; (c) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Services; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our website and our Services; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (f) otherwise to plan for and enhance our Services. . We may collect this information ourselves, or we may use third-party analytics tools to collect and analyze this information. We may associate this information with your other, personally identifiable information.

When you access our Services by using our internet-connected devices, we may receive or collect and store a unique identification numbers associated with your device ("Device ID"), as well as information about the device's function and use statistics, including technical specifications and information about how you use our Services, third-party services and the internet-connected device. We use this information to collect and analyze statistics and usage data, diagnose and fix technology problems, enhance device performance, provide customized content and advertising, and improve user experience.

Personal Information We Receive From Others

We may receive Personal Information about users from other sources, such as web analytics vendors, social media sites, and marketing consultants. This information supplements any information that we have collected directly from our users, and allows us to customize our website and products to better serve you. Sometimes, we may receive Personal Information about people who are not yet users of our website. NVIDIA's policy is to treat all information obtained from third parties in the same manner that we treat information that we have collected ourselves.

 

3. Why We Collect Personal Information

The Personal Information we collect helps us process transactions, respond to requests, and learn about our users' interests in terms of the features, performance and support of our products, and our users' website experience. We also use this information to send newsletters or promotional e-mails regarding new or upgraded products and services. (Please see the section below on Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information.)

 

4. How We May Share Your Information

We do not sell Personal Information about our customers or website users to any third parties. We may from time to time share your Personal Information with our business partners, resellers, affiliates, service providers, consulting partners and others in an effort to better serve you.

[CLICK HERE] to learn more how we may share your Personal Information with our business partners and others. For further information on your choices regarding your information, see the "Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information" section below.

Any Personal Information we collect may be shared with NVIDIA's corporate affiliates, or companies who operate under the same corporate control. NVIDIA will take reasonable steps to ensure that these company affiliates honor this Online Privacy Policy and Kids Privacy Policy.

We may, from time to time, share your Personal Information with third party business partners, vendors, affiliates, and other service providers that perform services on our behalf, in order to carry out their work for us, which may include identifying and serving targeted advertisements, e-commerce, content or service fulfillment, website operations, email communications management, customer service, analytics, manufacturing, integration, delivery, support, payment, and servicing processes. NVIDIA's policy is to prohibit these companies from using your Personal Information for any purpose other than to provide the services expressly requested by NVIDIA.

We may share your Personal Information with business partners who offer a service jointly with us, for example, when running a co-sponsored contest or promotion, or offering a co-branded product or service.

In the event of a reorganization, merger or sale of some or all of the company’s assets, we may transfer personally identifiable information to a third party in connection with the transaction. If NVIDIA or its assets are acquired by another company, NVIDIA will request that the acquiring company assumes the obligations of this Online Privacy Policy and Kids Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on NVIDIA.

NVIDIA may "de-personalize" Personal Information by removing personally identifiable characteristics, such as name and email address, and aggregate data for use in surveys or other business purposes. NVIDIA may then use and/or share this de-personalized information with third parties.

 

5. Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information

NVIDIA respects your choices about how your Personal Information is used when you register with us, elect to receive our newsletters, or provide us with Personal Information for other purposes.

If you choose not to provide any Personal Information when requested on the website, you can still enjoy most areas on the website. However, you may be unable to access certain areas and services that require our interaction with you.

Marketing communications.
You can opt-out of receiving communications from NVIDIA at any time by unsubscribing at http://www.nvidia.com/nvregister/frmOptOut.asp, or by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any e-mail you receive. However, we may still send you updates to our Legal Notices, Online Privacy Policy, or regarding any account you have created with us.

Online advertising and other tracking.
As discussed above, NVIDIA collects certain information about you when you visit our websites or services through technology like cookies, web beacons and similar tools. Because we use this information only for internal and analytic purposes, your selection of the "Do Not Track" option provided by your browser will not have any effect on our collection of cookie information for these purposes. The only way to completely "opt out" of the collection of any information through cookies or other tracking technology is to actively manage the settings on your browser or mobile device. To learn more about cookies, clear gifs/web beacons and related technologies, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Depending on your mobile device, you may not be able to control tracking technologies through browser settings.

We permit third party ad networks and social media companies to use cookies, plug-ins and other technology to collect information about your browsing activities over time and across different websites when you visit our Site. For example, we use advertising services provided by third party ad partners to employ cookies and other tracking technology to market our services to you on other websites. We do not control the opt-out mechanisms of these third party ad partners. To avoid tracking by these third party ad partners, you can change your browser settings to reject cookies or to notify you when cookies are set and you could select the Do Not Track option on your browser, though we have no control over and cannot confirm whether these third parties honor the Do Not Track browser signal. Additionally, many advertising companies are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) which provide opt-outs for member companies at www.networkadvertising.org/choices or www.aboutads.info/choices.

 

6. Kids Privacy Policy

We take care to protect the privacy of children under the age of 13 who visit our websites or mobile apps.

[CLICK HERE] to access NVIDIA's Kids Privacy Policy.

 

7. Links to Other Sites

We are not responsible for any content, products or services offered on any third-party websites. Links to third-party websites are provided for your convenience only. This Privacy Policy will not apply to any Personal Information that you provide to, or that is collected by, any third-party website operator or third-party product/service provider.

Additionally, our site may include social media features such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest buttons (such as "Like," "Tweet" or "Pin"). These social media sites may automatically record information about your browsing behavior every time you visit a site that has a social media button, regardless of whether you click on the button. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the feature, not by our privacy policy. Please review your privacy settings on social media sites.

 

8. Security

We will take all reasonable and appropriate measures to protect the personal information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure.

 

9. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about NVIDIA's Online Privacy Policy or Kids Privacy Policy, please send an email to privacy@nvidia.com or write to us at: NVIDIA Corporation, 2701 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050.

 

10. Notice To California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (known as the "Shine the Light" law), NVIDIA customers who are residents of California may request certain information you have the right to request certain information regarding the disclosure of your information about our disclosure of personal information during the prior calendar year to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at the following address:

In the United States:
NVIDIA Corporation
2701 San Tomas Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Alternatively, you may send us an email at CaliforniaPrivacyDisclosure@nvidia.com.

 

11. Online Privacy Policy Updates

We may makes changes to our Online Privacy Policy from time to time. Please review our policies regularly as updated policies will apply to your future visits to our website.

 

12. Your Consent

By using this website, you consent to the terms of our Online Privacy Policy and to NVIDIA's collecting and processing of your Personal Information for the purposes listed herein. Your Personal Information may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in the United States and other countries in which NVIDIA's backup storage may be located. NVIDIA is committed to complying with all applicable laws regarding consumer privacy. At a minimum, your Personal Information will be processed in accordance with the terms of this Online Privacy Policy and the laws of the United States, which may be more or less stringent than the laws in your country.

 
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