This policy was last updated on July 15,2014.
- What Information We May Collect
- Why We Collect Personal Information
- How We May Share Your Information
- Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
- Links to Other Sites
- How to Contact Us
- Notice to California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights
- Your Consent
NVIDIA® is committed to implementing appropriate protections for any Personal Information that our users share with us.
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.
Learn more about how Personal Information is collected.
We collect Personal Information about our users in several ways.
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
(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.
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 customize our users' website experience (including the content and advertisements delivered on our websites). 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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 take care to protect the privacy of children under the age of 13 who visit our websites or mobile apps.
Links to Other Sites
We will take all reasonable and appropriate measures to protect the personal information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure.
How to Contact Us
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:
2701 San Tomas Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Alternatively, you may send us an email at CaliforniaPrivacyDisclosure@nvidia.com.