Privacy Policy at The Chip History Center

About This Privacy Policy

We’re committed to protecting your information. This Privacy Policy sets out how we handle your personal data in connection with your use of our services, including those offered through our websites, emails, and mobile applications. This policy also out how we support your rights concerning any personal data we process or store.

Who We Are and How You Can Contact Us

The Chip History Center website archives the semiconductor industry’s history and its development for the purposes of education and research. The Chip History Center is owned by TechInsights Manufacturing Analysis Inc. and is based in California in the United States. You can contact us at if you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or information we hold about you.

What Information We Collect About You

You provide us with personal information if, for example, you contact us with an inquiry; or in connection with services you request; or register as a subscriber/donor. The personal data that you provide to us may include your name, company name and address, e-mail address, telephone number, mobile phone number, and IP address.

We also collect personal data we receive from third parties, for example, if we work with other businesses or use sub-contractors these parties may collect personal data about you which they will share with us where there is a legitimate business interest or contractual arrangement.

We will only use your personal information for a purpose it was collected for or a reasonably compatible purpose if necessary. We do not carry out automated decision making or any type of automated profiling.

How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect from you while you are using the Site in a variety of ways, including using the information to customize features and advertising that appear on the Site. We also may provide your information to third parties, such as service providers, contractors, and advertisers, for a variety of purposes. For example, we may provide our advertisers with information about you and other visitors that will enable our advertisers to better target ads to specific types of visitors.
  • To deliver our products and services and to enhance your experience.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between your organization and ours.
  • To notify you about changes to our services or our terms and conditions.
  • To review and improve our services.
  • We may invite you to complete surveys conducted for our market research, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To manage and administer our business.
  • Personal data that we receive from third parties may be combined with the personal data that you provide to us and used for the purposes described above.

Marketing Communications

We have a legitimate interest in using the personal information that we have gathered from our contact with you in order to build a list of business contacts and/or to gain insight into who is interested in our products and services to grow our business.

In some cases, we may use your personal information (such as identity and contact details) to send you marketing emails which we think might be of interest to you. You can change your marketing preferences or opt-out at any time by using the unsubscribe links or instructions included at the bottom of our emails. Please note that we will continue to send you service-related communications regardless of any opt-out request. We do not sell or share your information with third parties (other than our subsidiaries or affiliates) for their own promotional or marketing purposes unless permitted by applicable law.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact us at

Disclosures of Your Personal Data

From time to time, when there is a legitimate business interest or contractual requirement we may have to share your data with our affiliates and any business partners, suppliers, and sub-contractors we work with to provide you with services that you have requested from us.

Account Managers at our client corporate accounts will have access to your personal data if you are a registered archivist within a corporate profile.

We may also share your personal information with third parties, for example, if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions of supply and other agreements; or to third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

To provide increased value to you, we provide links to other websites or resources that are not part of the products, programs, or services run by us. We do not control these websites or their privacy practices, and any information you provide to these sites is subject to the Privacy Policies of those sites and not this Privacy Policy.

Data Security

We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all our web pages. We have implemented administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help prevent unauthorized access and ensure your personal data is kept secure. Despite these measures, no data transmission over the Internet can be entirely secure, and we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit via our websites or apps.

We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorized manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if we are legally required to do so.

Please note that you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your credentials used to access any account or service with us and you must report suspected unauthorized activity to us. You are responsible for activity conducted with your credentials.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

A cookie is a small text file which includes a unique identifier that is sent by a web server to the browser on your computer, mobile phone, or any other internet enabled device when you visit an on-line site. Cookies and similar technologies are widely used to make websites work efficiently and to collect information about your online preferences. For simplicity, we refer to all these technologies as "cookies". Cookies do not track individual information. We also use cookies when you browse or login. In this situation, a cookie will store useful information that enables our website to remember you when you return to visit us.

Some of our website pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (also known as clear gifs, tags or pixels) that allow us to count users who have visited our pages. Web beacons collect only limited information, e.g. a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any information that could directly identify you.

International Transfers

We are a global company and, as such, we may transfer your personal information to our affiliates and subsidiaries outside your home jurisdiction. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is protected.

We may provide access to our servers that contain the personal information of individuals covered by this Privacy Policy outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). Some of these countries may not have the equivalent level of protection under their data protection laws as in the EEA. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Special Note to International Users

Our website is hosted in the United States. If you are a User accessing the Service from the EEA, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Service, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

Data Retention

We only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data we look at its amount, nature and sensitivity, potential risk of harm from unauthorized use of disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means and legal requirements.

Please note that we may anonymize your personal data or use it for research or statistical purposes. We keep anonymized and statistical data indefinitely but we take care to ensure that such data can no longer identify or be connected to any individual.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personally information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to delete this information. If you have a reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information to us, please contact us at

Your Legal Rights

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you. You can exercise this right by emailing or writing to us at the addresses given in the Who We Are and How to Contact Us section. If we do hold information about you we will give you a description of it; tell you why we are holding it; tell you who it could be disclosed to; provide you with a copy.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate. You may ask us to correct or remove information that you think is inaccurate.

Subject to certain limits under California Civil Code § 1798.83, California residents may request certain information regarding our disclosure of information to third parties or their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at

We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about your information. You are also entitled to make a complaint to the data protection authority in the country where you reside, where you work, or where an alleged infringement of data protection laws has taken place. We should be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you, please contact us using the details set out in the Who We Are and How to Contact Us section.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may change and/or update this Privacy Policy. If this Privacy Policy changes in any way, we will post an updated version on this website. We recommend you regularly review this website to ensure that you are always aware of our information practices and any changes to such. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will go into effect on posting to this page.

Date Last Modified

This Privacy Policy was last modified June, 2022.

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