Privacy Policy

MediaTek Privacy Policy was updated on Aug. 15, 2016.

This privacy policy describes the information that MediaTek and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "MTK" "we," "our", "us" or the "Company") collects about you, how we use and protect this information, and the choices you can make about how we use this information. This policy applies to information, including Personal Information, collected about you by MTK in different methods, including via the MTK Lab website.


We classify the information we collected into personal information and non-personal information. Personal information means any information or set of information that identifies or could be used by or on behalf of MTK to identify an individual, such as the individual's name, address, email address, affiliated organization or company name, phone number, employer/profession or other specific types of personal information. Personal Information does not include information that is aggregated, anonymized, or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public Personal Information. Non-personal information is data that does not permit direct association with any specific individual, such as operating system of your computer, language you use on your computer and browser, Your IP address, postal code and time zone.


MTK reserve the rights to update or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time.


MTK respects individual privacy and values the trust of its customers, employees, consumers, business partners and others.


Collection and Usage of Personal Information

You do NOT have to provide any personal information to us through the website. However, any information collected by MTK, if any,, will be limited to those details necessary for the purposes described below unless these are obvious to you or within your reasonable expectation.


In general, we collect, use, and disclose information for the following purposes: to provide the products and services you request; to tell you about other products and services offered by MTK; to manage our sites and services; to comply with our ethical, regulatory and legal obligations or requirements, including compliance with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process, or for the purposes of a government or regulatory investigation; or to protect or defend the rights or property of MTK.


When browsing our website, you are not required to give us your personal information. However, MTK may collect, store, and/or use personal information such as your name, address, work or business your work for, phone number, email address, or other information, when you voluntarily submit it to us - for example, when you request information about our products. We may use this personal information to delete your requests for information or to contact you.


In addition to register an account for the use of our MTK Lab website and the forum, you are required to provide your personally identifiable information, such as name and email address. If you do not provide those personally identifiable information you will not be able to register for an account and you are not able to post comments or questions in the forum (read-only).


We may use your personal information to provide maintain, protect, support and improve products or services you have obtained from us, such as


  • to notify you a product update or bug fix,
  • to provide tips and help in the forum.

We will ask your consent before using information for a purpose other than those are set out in this Privacy Policy.


Collection and Usage of Non-Personal Information

MTK may collect, store, and/or use non-personal information such as user name, password, country, postcode and other similar information. Through our use of cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, local storage, or other similar technologies, MTK may automatically collect information relating to such matters as:


  • the total number of visits to this website,
  • the language that the visitors use,
  • the number of visitors to each page of this website,
  • the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of our visitors,
  • the time of visitors spent on this website,
  • the number of searches and popular search terms, and
  • the number of downloads of particular tools or document.

We may use this information, which is collected and remains in aggregate form, to understand how our visitors use this website so that we can provide you with a good experience when you browse our website, and also to improve the website. For example, by saving your language preferences, we’ll be able to have our services appear in the language you prefer. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers and for purposes of system administration. From time to time, we may share such aggregated information, which does not identify any individual, with our agents, business partners, consultants, or other third parties.


We gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.


Cookies are text files stored on a user's computer hard drive containing information about the user and are used by most major websites. Cookies can enable us to track the activity of our users to enhance their experience on this website and to deliver content specific to a user's interests. We may place a cookie in the browser file of your computer when you visit this website.


You may delete or block cookies by activating the setting on your web browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Although you may still use this website without the cookie, some parts of the website may not work properly for you. Third parties also place cookies on our website and the data is only collected in the aggregate.


If you would like further information about managing and disabling cookies, you can refer to your browser's help section or user guide. Alternatively, the Interactive Advertising Bureau has produced a guide (see www.allaboutcookies.org) which explains how cookies work and can be managed.


MTK is assessing available technology to respond to "do-not-track" browser signals; however, this website currently does not support those web browser settings.


We and our affiliates, analytics or service providers use technologies such as cookies, scripts, and tags to analyze trends, administer the website, track users' movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual and aggregate basis. We also use software from Google Analytics for internal analytics that employs a software technology called "clear gifs" (which are also known as Web Beacons/ tracking pixels).


We use Google Analytics to collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use the website, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from, and the pages they visited. This information helps us better manage content on our website by informing us what content is effective. For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit  http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/


Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our website or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity use Local Storage (HTML5) to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5.


Transparency and Choice

Where allowed by law, you may request access to Personal Information that MTK holds about you by contact us. MTK will process that request in accordance with any local laws and our policies and procedures for dealing with such requests.


If you wish to modify your personal information, or if you wish to discontinue receiving materials from us or if you become aware the information is incorrect and you wish to correct it, or wish to remove your personal information from MTK’s database, you may do so at the Member Login page of our website or you can contact us.


However, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to help us to response to your request.


Minors

MTK does not knowingly collect or use Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13, nor do we market this website to anyone under the age of 13.


Information We Share and Disclose

MTK reserves the right to provide such information to our officers, employees, contractors, agents, and designees to the extent necessary to enable them to execute certain web services for us. If we do rely on third-party service providers to perform a variety of services on our behalf. We provide our service providers with only the Personal Information they need to perform their services and we require that they protect this information and not use it for any other purpose. Except under the circumstances described above, MTK will not share or disclose Personal Information to any third party for promotional purposes without your permission. In no event will MTK sell, rent, share, trade or disclose Personal Information to any third party without your permission.


MTK also reserves the right to disclose such information to any third party if we are required to do so for any or all of the following:


  • by law;
  • to comply with legal processes or governmental requests;
  • to prevent, investigate, detect or prosecute criminal offences or attacks on the technical integrity of this Website or our network; and/or
  • to protect the rights, property, or safety of MTK, the users of this Website, or the public.

In the event that we acquire an entity (such as through a merger or acquisition), we may use and/or disclose Personal Information of prospective employees to third parties in connection with the proposed transaction for the purposes of evaluating and/or performing the proposed transaction, and you consent to such disclosure. These purposes may include, for example, receiving advice on whether to proceed or continue with the transaction, fulfilling any reporting or audit requirements to such parties, and/or disclosing Personal Information as part of concluding a sale or transfer of assets. In the event a transaction is not concluded, we will require, by contract, any third parties not to use or disclose Personal Information in any manner whatsoever for any purpose, and to return or destroy such Personal Information.


Links to Third Parties Web Site

As a convenience to you, MTK may provide links from this website to other websites maintained by independent third parties. We may also provide you with general links to third parties web sites. Links to other websites are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsements of those other websites.


However, MTK is not responsible for the privacy practices of independent third parties and once you leave the MTK website, this privacy policy will no longer apply. MTK is also not responsible for the content of links or third-party websites and does not make any representation regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk.


We encourage you to be aware when you leave MTK website, and to read the privacy policies of any other websites that you may visit.


Storage and Transfer of Information

Your Personal Information may be transferred to, stored, and/or processed in the Taiwan and/or other countries with different levels of privacy protection than are applicable in your country. When we do so, we transfer information in compliance with applicable data protection laws. We also take steps to protect Personal Information in the country in which it is stored or to which it is transferred. We have procedures and controls to help ensure the protection of Personal Information.


It is important to note that some or all of your Personal Information provided to third party service providers may be held by them in countries other than your own. You acknowledge and understand that your Personal Information will be subject to the applicable laws of each such jurisdiction, which may not provide for the same protection as your country of residence.


Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal information via our website, you agree to any such transfers, storage or other processing.


We will retain your information for as long as any accounts you may have are active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Subject to any applicable business, legal, or regulatory requirements, we securely destroy, erase or de-identify personal information when it is no longer required to fulfill our services to you or to enforce our rights or meet our obligations.


Information Security

We intend to protect your Personal Information and have implemented generally accepted industry standards of technical, administrative and physical procedures to protect Personal Information. We also limit access to Personal Information to those who have a business need for access.


When we provide your Personal Information to controllers or processors, including service providers, we require those companies to protect the information and not to use the information for any other purpose.


Nevertheless, although MTK website has been designed to offer a secure and reliable service we have tried to create a secured and reliable website, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from this website cannot be guaranteed. You should also recognize that your use of the Internet and this website is solely at your own risk.


Notification of Changes

This Policy may be amended from time to time.


If we decide to change our privacy policy, we may post those changes to this privacy policy, the MTK home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.


We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page prior to the change becoming effective.


Notice to California Residents

Subject to certain limits under California Civil Code § 1798.83, California residents may ask us to provide them with (i) a list of certain categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (ii) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us as specified in the Contact Us section below.


Privacy Questions

If you have any questions regarding our privacy practices or this privacy policy, or would like to review or update your Personal Information, you may contact us.