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SiTime Online Privacy Policy

Introduction

SiTime Corporation is committed to respecting your online privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate handling of any personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you share with us in connection with our website at sitime.com (the “Site”).

SiTime has established this Online Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) so that you can understand our policies with respect to our use and disclosure of your Personal Information. By using our Site, you consent to the terms of our Privacy Policy and to SiTime’s collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

What Information Do We Collect?

You can visit our Site without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself. However, our Site provides opportunities for you to voluntarily provide us with certain Personal Information, including your name, user name, password, physical address, email address, phone number, fax number, mobile number, company name, and position at your company, by registering with the Site and creating a login or requesting samples through our request form. If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we may collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any Personal Information and other content included in the e-mail or that you submit to us, in order to send you a reply.

What SiTime May Do With Your Personal Information

SiTime gives Site visitors the ability to “opt in” to receive its newsletters, product information, data sheets, and collateral marketing material (collectively, “Materials”). SiTime may use your Personal Information to fulfill your requests for Materials or samples. In the future, SiTime may permit Site visitors to make purchases of SiTime’s products through its Site, using Personal Information to facilitate that service. SiTime also uses your Personal Information to respond to your inquiries relating to employment opportunities, product sales, support, and corporate information about SiTime.

With Whom Do We Share Personal Information?

If you choose to submit Personal Information to us, SiTime may share that Personal Information with its distributors, sales representatives, dealers, value added resellers and other third parties in SiTime’s distribution channels for their marketing and support purposes. SiTime may also share your Personal Information with third party service providers under contract to perform functions on our behalf, such as customer support for SiTime’s products and sending postal mail or e-mail to fulfill requests for Materials or samples. These third party service providers may have access to your Personal Information only as necessary to perform their functions. SiTime may share your Personal Data with any company that acquires our company or our assets. That company will possess the Personal Information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. We may share some or all of your Personal Data with our Affiliates, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. “Affiliate” means a parent company, subsidiary, joint venture, or other company under common control with SiTime. We may disclose your Personal Information if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or with legal process served on us; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of us or our users; (3) act in an emergency to protect someone’s safety; or (4) investigate any violation or potential violation of the law, this Privacy Policy, or any other agreement between you and SiTime.

Anonymous Information

SiTime may also share with advertisers, business partners, and other third parties Anonymous Information in aggregated form about its Site visitors. For example, we might share that our Site users are x percent PCs users and y percent Macintosh users. SiTime will have the right to use Anonymous Information for any purpose and in any manner. “Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons. Anonymous Information includes non-personally identifiable data we create from Personal Information by excluding information that makes such data personally identifiable.

Public Areas

We display your username and e-mail address (collectively, your “Public Profile”) when you post comments to our blogs or use other community features of the Site (collectively, “Public Areas”). Your Public Profile is available on the Site to other visitors. If you post content to or use Public Areas or send emails or other messages to other users of our Site, you should be aware that any Personal Information you provide can be read, collected, or used by other users of the Site and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the Personal Information you choose to submit in the Public Areas or send to other users.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

SiTime may also collect visitor information, such as an IP address, browser type, operating system type, pages visited, clickstream patterns, and time spent on our Site, by using cookies, Flash cookies, navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators, server log files, clear gifs, and JavaScript. This information will be used only by SiTime to better understand the use of Site and to improve your customer experience and the usability of and content on the Site.

We may also use cookies or Flash cookies to save your settings and to provide customizable and personalized services (such as to hold your registration information). A “cookie” is a small data file placed on your hard drive when you visit certain websites. A “Flash cookie” is a small data file placed on your hard drive when you visit certain websites that use Adobe Flash. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser. Consult the “Help” feature of your browser for specific instructions. To adjust Flash cookie settings, access your Flash management tools from Adobe’s web site www.adobe.com directly. Please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies or Flash Cookies, you may need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Site, and other areas of the Site may not work properly. Our advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies used by advertisers and partners and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.

We may use software tools such as Flash or JavaScript to collect page interaction information such as clicks, drags, and hover-overs, response times, errors, and length of visits to certain pages.

We may use clear gifs (otherwise known as web bugs or web beacons) to gather information about your visit to the Site, such as what you click on and pages and information you viewed. Additionally, be aware that advertisers and partners may also use their own clear gifs and we do not control use of these by advertisers and partners and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are placed on a user’s hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages.

Your Control of the Use of Your Personal Information

If you receive Materials or other communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the email you receive. Should you opt-out of receiving future mailings, we may share your email address with third parties to ensure that you do not receive further communications from third parties. Despite your indicated email preferences, we may send you notices of any updates to our Privacy Policy or other terms for the Site.

How Long Do We Keep Personal Information?

SiTime keeps the Personal Information it collects indefinitely. From time to time, SiTime may purge or delete some or all of the Personal Information it keeps in its database.

Does SiTime Provide Means For You To View, Correct or Delete The Personal Information It Maintains In Its Database?

You may view, change, or request deletion of any of your Personal Information by contacting us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.

What Measures Does SiTime Take To Protect Your Personal Information?

Personal Information will only be shared within SiTime on a “need to know” basis. We have commercially reasonable security measures in place to help protect against loss, misuse and alteration of your Personal Information in our possession. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while SiTime uses reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, SiTime cannot guarantee its absolute security. SiTime will contractually require each third party with whom it shares Personal Information to use reasonable measures to protect that Personal Information. However, SiTime cannot monitor those third parties to ensure that they comply.

Third Party Links and Services

The Site provides links to third party web sites and services. These links are provided for your reference only. We do not control, operate or endorse in any respect information, products, or services on such third-party sites or services and are not responsible for their content. Many third-party sites and services have their own terms of use and privacy policies that differ from ours. This Privacy Policy only applies to our Site and does not apply to any other site or service.

Our lead collection partners may collect Personal Information from you when you visit the Site. SiTime is not responsible for the collection, use, and disclosure of such Personal Information by those lead collection partners. Such collection, use, and disclosure is governed by those lead collection partners’ terms of use and privacy policies, and not by this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

SiTime may from time to time revise this Privacy Policy. Should we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we intend to take reasonable steps to notify you of such change by posting a prominent notice on our Site for a reasonable period of time. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective immediately for new users of our Site; otherwise these changes will be effective thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of such notice. Continued use of our Site following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of, and agreement to be bound by, such changes. Except as otherwise provided in this section, no amendment to this Privacy Policy will be valid unless in a writing hand-signed by the parties.

Contacting SiTime

We welcome your comments or questions regarding this Privacy Policy. Please e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact us at the following address:

SiTime Corporation
Attn: Privacy Policy
990 Almanor Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Last Revised: November 15, 2010