eSilicon Privacy Policy

Effective Date: March 31, 2005

This statement applies with respect to information we collect from

Collection of Information

We do collect personally identifiable information about you when you voluntarily submit such information to us, such as by filling out a form or survey, entering a contest or sweepstakes, registering your email address with us or emailing us. We may also collect personal information from you at other points on our site that state that personal information is being collected. We also collect non-personally identifiable information about you in a number of ways, including tracking your activities through your IP address or most-recently-visited URL.

eSilicon’s websites are intended for users ages eighteen and older. Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or use any personally identifiable information from individuals we know to be under the age of eighteen. In addition we will delete any personally identifiable information that. we are aware of which originates from anyone under the age of eighteen.

Disclosure of Information

Except as discussed below, we do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to any third parties. We will not share your personally identifiable information with eSilicon business partners without first obtaining your express consent. However, we may sell and rent aggregated (non-personally identifiable) information about our users generally .

We may disclose information when required by law or under the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to conform to applicable law, comply with legal process served on eSilicon, or to protect the property or interests of eSilicon, its agents and employees, personal safety, or the public. Under such circumstances, eSilicon may be prohibited by law, court order or other legal process from providing notice of the disclosure, and eSilicon reserves the right to not provide such notice in its sole discretion.

As its business evolves, eSilicon may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including personally identifiable information, in connection with a merger, reorganization, or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. In such an event, personal and anonymous information may be one of the assets transferred.

Use Of Information

We use personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information for internal marketing purposes and for site administration. However, unless we tell you otherwise, we do not use personally identifiable information collected from the website to send unsolicited mailings to you. Of course, if applicable, we do use personally identifiable information to perform the services for which such data was collected (i.e., if you sign up for an email newsletter, we will send the email newsletter to the address you provide us).

Third Party Sites

This Policy only addresses our activities from our servers. Other sites (including those that we link to within an advertisement banner or otherwise, and third party sites or services which we co-brand) may have their own policies, which we do not control, and thus are not addressed by this policy.

Your California Privacy Rights

In accordance with California Civil Code 1798.83, eSilicon does not provide personally identifiable information of our customers with third parties for that third party’s direct-marketing use.

Review and Removal of Your Personally Identifiable Data

If you provide us with personally identifiable information to have us perform ongoing services to you, we will provide you with a way to review the information we have on file and either change or remove such data. Unfortunately, to the extent that such information is also stored in other databases, we cannot always ensure that such corrections or deletions will reach the other databases. If you wish to have information that you provided to us online removed from our records, please give us instructions, including the specific data you want removed, by completing the feedback form.

We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is removed from our online records.

Cookies and Other Tracking Methods

When you view our website or advertisements, we might store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a cookie or similar file. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive, not on our site, to help you navigate a website as easily as possible. Cookies can help us provide information that is targeted to your interests and they allow us to better understand how users use our site, which in turn helps us focus our resources on features that are most popular with our users. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site, including that portion which is targeted for our RegisteredUsers, may not work properly in that case.


We use industry-leading methods to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access. Among other techniques, we usually store such information on a computer behind our firewall in a secure location, and we often restrict the number of employees internally who can access such data. Of course, there is no such thing as perfect security on the Internet. Please see eSilicon’s Security Policy for more details regarding our commitment to security.


Amendments to this policy will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. If you have any questions, comments, or requests regarding eSilicon’s privacy policy, please send us an information request.