Introduction to Synapse's Privacy Terms and Conditions
Last Updated: January 3, 2023
Synapse Wireless and its affiliates, divisions, facilities, and subsidiaries (collectively “Synapse”) value and respect your privacy. This Privacy Statement describes the information Synapse collects about you through its websites, how Synapse uses this information, and other pertinent information related to your online interactions with Synapse.
This Privacy Statement applies to the following websites and applications operated by Synapse:
Synapse Wireless, Inc. is the controller for all of these websites and applications. By interacting with any of these websites or applications, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Statement, do not use Synapse’s websites or applications.
Information that Synapse Collects
Synapse collects information you provide directly through its websites and applications. Synapse also collects information through automated means. Both mechanisms are described in more detail below.
Information You Provide
Some Synapse website and application functions request or require you to provide information to Synapse. Required categories of information for these functions are marked with an asterisk. Declining to provide the required categories of information may limit your ability to interact with Synapse through its websites and applications.
- Requests, Questions, and Comments – Synapse asks for certain information when you choose to make requests, ask questions or submit comments using the forms on its websites and applications. When submitting your requests, questions, or comments, these forms may require you to enter information such as your name, address or geographic region, phone number, fax number, email address, company name, and company website. When submitting support requests through Synapse’s applications, you also have the option to include photos.
- Whitepapers and E-Books – Synapse asks you to provide information such as your name, email address, and company name, in order to download certain whitepapers and e-books from some of its websites.
- Forums – Synapse asks for your date of birth, email, company name, and geographic region when you sign up to participate in its online forums.
- Job Applications – Synapse requires you to provide your name, email address, phone number and address when you apply for a job through Synapse’s websites. You may also choose to submit additional information such as a resume.
- Creating online profiles – If you wish to create an online account or profile with Synapse to access certain features or portals, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, telephone number, address, email address, country, and company name.
Synapse uses the information you provide only consistent with your relationship with Synapse and the practices described in this Privacy Statement in order to respond to your requests, questions, comments, or support needs; to provide you with reference materials and information that may be of interest to you; to allow you to participate in our online forums; to process your job application(s), to understand how visitors are interacting with Synapse’s websites and applications, and to provide you with information about Synapse’s products or services that may be of interest to you. Synapse does not intentionally collect or store sensitive information about you. Please do not submit sensitive information to Synapse through its websites or applications.
Information Collected by Automated Means
Synapse’s websites and applications collect certain information by automated means, such as how many users visit, the pages visited, the searches conducted, or the number of downloads of Synapse materials. By collecting this information, Synapse learns how to best tailor its websites and applications to its visitors. Synapse collects this information as explained below.
When you visit Synapse’s website, the IP address of the device you use to connect to the internet is automatically recorded in server logs located in the United States. Synapse connects your IP address to the information you submit when creating a profile or registering to use one of its forums. Synapse does not connect IP addresses to other personal information, except as necessary to investigate illegal conduct or any unreasonable conduct in connection with the use of its websites, to comply with legal process, and to assist law enforcement with subpoenas.
Third Party Analytics
Synapse uses third party service providers to operate some of its websites’ functions. For instance, Synapse’s career application platform is operated by a third party, iCIMS; vBulletin hosts Synapse’s forums; translations.com translates Synapse’s websites into foreign languages; and Wistia and YouTube host Synapse’s online videos. These third-party service providers often have access to the information Synapse collects from you and Synapse does not control the privacy practices of these entities. Synapse encourages you to review the privacy statements of these third parties to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by them when you use these functions on Synapse’s website.
In addition, Synapse may disclose information about you to third parties where it has a legitimate purpose for doing so, including: (i) if it is required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, (ii) in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when it believes disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
Links to Other Websites
Synapse may also provide links to third-party social media websites that enable you to share information with your social networks and to interact with Synapse on platforms not controlled by Synapse. Your use of these third party websites may result in the collection or sharing of information about you. Synapse encourages you to review the privacy statements and settings on the social media websites with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by those websites.
Synapse also provides links to third party websites such as the websites of its distributors, websites which it thinks may serve as useful resources, or websites advertising events that may be of interest to you. These third party websites are not affiliated with Synapse and your use of these third party websites may result in the collection or sharing of information about you. Please review the privacy statements of these third party websites to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by them.
Synapse uses reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect personal information collected through its website.
Global Data Transfers
Synapse has its headquarters in the United States and information Synapsee collects from you will be processed in the United States and the regions where Synapse and the third parties described above conduct business.
EU residents: The United States has not received a finding of “adequacy” from the European Union under Article 45 of the GDPR. Synapse relies on derogations for specific situations set forth in Article 49 of the GDPR in order to transfer your personal information across international borders. In particular, Synapse collects and transfers to the U.S. personal information only: (i) with your consent; (ii) to perform a contract with you; or (iii) to fulfill a compelling legitimate interest of Synapse in a manner that does not outweigh your rights and freedoms.
Synapse retains your information for as long as needed: (i) to conduct business with you; (ii) as needed for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement or at the time of collection; (iii) as necessary to comply with Synapse’s legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce any agreements.
Synapse does not target its websites and applications to children under the age of 13.
Synapse does allow individuals between the ages of 13 and 18 to participate in the Synapse online forum in compliance with the forum’s Terms and Rules and other applicable laws.
Synapse does not otherwise target its websites or mobile applications to children as defined by applicable law. If you believe your child has impermissibly provided Synapse with their personal information, please contact Synapse, so that it can identify and delete the information.
To the extent required by law, Synapse provides users with (i) reasonable access to the personal information collected through our website, and (ii) the ability to review, correct, export, and delete such personal information. Please contact Synapse if you would like to exercise your individual rights and for information on any fee required to obtain copies of your personal information.
If you have comments, questions, or concerns about this Privacy Statement or Synapse’s processing of your personal information, please contact Synapse using one of the following methods:
Synapse Wireless, Inc.
Attention: Data Privacy Officer
351 Electronics Blvd SW Suite D
Huntsville, Alabama 35824
EU Residents: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that Synapse has processed your information in a manner inconsistent with your privacy rights.
Updates to the Privacy Statement
Synapse may update or change this Privacy Statement from time to time and, unless material changes substantially affecting your privacy rights are made, without prior notice to you. The top of this Privacy Statement will indicate when it was most recently updated.