Revised: April 22, 2022
1. Our pledge to you
Hemlock Semiconductor will:
- NOT sell, rent, or lease your personal information
- NOT keep you on our mailing lists if you have requested to be removed
- NOT share your information with any trading partners unless you have requested information, products, or services that can be best handled by another company
Hemlock Semiconductor will:
2. What information do we collect and what do we do with it?
Information You Give Us
If you contact Hemlock Semiconductor, including via e-mail or a “Contact Us” form, we may keep a record of that correspondence and your contact information, which may include your first and last name, email address, mailing address, and phone number. Hemlock Semiconductor also occasionally asks users to complete surveys that we use for research purposes. From time to time we may provide you with special offers based upon information you have provided within your e-mail. Note: If you unsubscribe or remove yourself from our mailing lists it will not stop e-mail that responds to your specific request or activities, including follow up e-mail on samples, order confirmations, and responses to your questions.
Automatically Collected Information
Like most standard websites, we use log files to capture IP address, browser type, machine ID, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, number of clicks, and other information. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement in aggregate, troubleshoot problems, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information. However, if you are also registered on our site (by providing your e-mail address when asked in a variety of places), we capture your e-mail address in our log files in order to understand your interests to better serve you.
Information We Get from Others
We do purchase/rent/lease e-mail lists for which we do not have direct access to the addresses and therefore are unable to remove you from the e-mail communication if you have previously unsubscribed from receiving communications from Hemlock Semiconductor. We rely on the fact that you gave permission to the owner of the purchased/rented/leased e-mail list and therefore we are in compliance with this Privacy Statement.
Additional Used of Your Information
We may use your personal information as we believe appropriate to: (a) investigate or prevent violation of the law or your agreements with us; (b) protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy, safety or property (including by prosecuting and defending legal claims); (c) protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity; (d) comply with applicable laws, lawful requests and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities; and (e) where permitted by law in connection with a legal investigation. For example, we may share information with law enforcement to reduce the risk of fraud or if someone uses or attempts to use our site for illegal reasons.
3. How We Share Your Information
4. Use of “Cookies” and other Tracking Technology
- To track usage so we can improve the site’s navigation, layout, and general design.
- To determine what is useful to users of the site.
- To determine areas you are interested in so that we are better able to serve you.
- So you do not have to enter your e-mail address each time you visit this site and/or each time you submit a “Contact Us” form.
We also place cookies with non-personally identifiable information such as last visit date, number of visits, survey and other information in order to not display information/offers you have already seen. We may from time to time place other cookies on your device with non-personally identifiable data in order to better support and serve you.
In addition to our own cookies and tracking technologies, we allow Google to place third-party cookies on our site. We use Google Analytics to help us gather statistical information about the visitors to our Site and how they use the Site on an anonymous, aggregate basis. We also use Google DoubleClick to help manage online advertising. However, we will not associate any data collected or used with these services with your personally identifiable data unless required to do so to cooperate with law enforcement activity or other governmental request or to comply with law. We may use this information to gain a better understanding of the users of our Site, to improve our Site, to improve our services, and to deliver more targeting advertising to you. Depending on the type of browser and device that you use, you may have the ability to control the type of information that Google uses. To understand how Google collects and processes data, click here.
How Can You Disable Cookies and Other Tracking Technology?
For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.
Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies. To do so, locate your browser-specific options menu and delete the cookie files. Information about opting out of cookie-based advertising can be found at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org and https://www.neustar.biz/privacy/opt-out. Please keep in mind that cookies and similar technologies are an important part of how the Sites work, and removing, rejecting, or limiting the use of these tools might affect the availability and functionality of our Sites.
Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
5. Your Choices
6. Protection of Information; Data Transfers
Hemlock Semiconductor will release your personal information if required to do so by law or by search warrant, subpoena or court order.
The Hemlock Semiconductor website is currently hosted in the United States, but we may have affiliates and service providers located in other countries. Therefore, your personal information may be collected, used and stored in the United States or other locations outside of your home country. Privacy laws in the locations where we handle your personal information may not be as protective as the privacy laws in your home country. By submitting your information through this site, you are consenting to this information being processed by Hemlock Semiconductor and its services providers on servers located outside of your home country.
7. Other Important Privacy Information
Third Party Sites and Services
This site may contain links to other websites and services operated by third parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. We do not control third party websites, applications or services, and we are not responsible for their actions. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding their collection, use and sharing of your personal information. We encourage you to read their privacy policies to learn more.
Verifying, Changing, and Deleting Your Information
You can contact us as detailed below and ask us to change, update or fix your information in certain cases, particularly if it is inaccurate. You can also request that we erase or delete all or some of your personal information or otherwise object to, limit, or restrict the use of such information (if we have no legal right or legitimate business interest in retaining such information).
This site is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 13, nor do we knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, you should not attempt to use this site or send any information about yourself to us.
8. Notice to European Residents
The following applies to individuals in the European Economic Area.
Legal bases for processing. We are required to inform you of the legal bases of our processing of your personal information, which are described in the table below. If you have questions about the legal basis of how we process your personal information, contact us using one of the methods detailed at the end of this policy.
|Processing Purpose||Legal Basis|
|To provide our site and communicate with you.||You are subject to a contract with us and we need to use your personal information to provide services you have requested or take steps that you request prior to providing services.|
|To send you marketing communications.|
For compliance, fraud prevention, and safety.
|These processing activities constitute our legitimate interests. We consider and balance the potential impact on your rights before we process your personal information for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal information for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).|
|For compliance with law.||Processing is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.|
|With your consent.||Where we specifically ask for your consent to process your personal information, such processing is based on your consent. Where we rely on your consent, you have the right to withdraw it anytime in the manner indicated on this site.|
Retention. We will only retain your personal information 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. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Your Rights. European data protection laws give you certain rights regarding your personal information. You may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your personal information that we hold:
- Access. Provide you with information about our processing of your personal information and give you access to your personal information.
- Correct. Update or correct inaccuracies in your personal information.
- Delete. Delete your personal information.
- Transfer. Transfer a machine-readable copy of your personal information to you or a third party of your choice
- Restrict. Restrict the processing of your personal information.
- Object. Object to our reliance on our legitimate interests as the basis of our processing of your personal information that impacts your rights.
You may submit these requests by contacting us as detailed at the end of this policy. We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or response to your requests regarding your personal information, you may contact us or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. You can find your data protection regulator here.
9. Notice to California Residents
The following section applies to California residents.
Shine the Light
Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, you have the right to ask us once a year if we have shared your personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make a request please contact us as instructed at the end of this Policy and specify you are making a Shine the Light request.
California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)
The CCPA creates consumer privacy rights and requires businesses to make disclosures about their privacy policies and practices. Pursuant to the CCPA, both our privacy practices and your privacy rights are discussed in detail in the following information.
|Category of Personal Information Collected||Business Purpose of Collection||Source(s) of information|
|Identifiers, including real name, mailing address, email address, telephone numbers, and unique personal identifiers such as online identifiers and IP address||To provide our site, products and services and to market our products and services to you||Directly from you when you contact us or respond to promotions as well as through third party mailing lists|
|Geolocation data||To provide our products and services and assist in marketing and identify website traffic patterns||Passively when you visit our site|
|Internet or other electronic network activity information, including browsing history, search history, and information regarding an individual’s interaction with an internet site, application, or advertisement||To provide you more relevant content, track original site visits, and optimize your site experience as well as to ensure our systems are properly functioning||Passively when you visit our site|
We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible business purposes without providing you notice.
Sharing Your Information. We do not sell your personal information, but may disclose it to third parties for a business purpose. Specifically, in the past 12 months we have disclosed unique personal identifiers such as online identifiers and IP address and Internet or other electronic network activity information to our internet service providers, operating systems and platforms, and marketing intelligence service providers.
Your Rights. The CCPA gives you certain rights regarding your personal information:
- Right to Know. You may request no more than twice in a 12-month period that we provide you with copies of specific personal information we have collected, sold, or disclosed about you. However, under California law, we cannot provide you with certain sensitive information, despite your request (for example, we will not send you copies of your social security number even if it is something we collected).
- Right to Delete. You may request that we delete certain personal information we have collected about you, with certain exceptions.
Exercising Your Rights. To exercise your rights above, please contact us as instructed at the end of this Policy and specify you are making a CCPA request. Please describe your request with sufficient detail so we can properly respond to your request. As part of your request, please specify which right you are exercising and be prepared to provide the following information: name, email address, and the type of request you wish to make. We may ask for additional information to verify your identity. The information you provide in your request and any follow up information we ask for from you will be used solely to verify your request. After receiving your request, we may need to contact you for further information and will notify you if your request has been granted or declined, or if an exception applies to your request. Only you or an individual designated as your authorized agent to act on your behalf may make a request related to your personal information. We may not discriminate against you if you choose to exercise your rights.
Responding to Your Rights Request. We will try to respond to your request within 45 days. If we need more time, we will contact you with the reason we need more time and the extension period. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. In response to your request to know, we will only disclose the information we have collected in the 12 months prior to our receipt of your request. Our response will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with any request, if applicable. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your request unless your request is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate prior to completing your request.
10. Notification of Changes
11. How to Contact Us
Hemlock Semiconductor Group
12334 Geddes Road
P.O. Box 80
Hemlock, Michigan 48626
United States of America
Phone: +1 (989) 301-5000