General EEA Safe Harbor Notice

Scope of Safe Harbor Certification
(As last amended on November 11, 2013.)

Synopsys, Inc. (hereinafter "Synopsys" or "we") recognizes that the European Community has established a data protection regime pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC, which applies to the European Economic Area ("EEA"), and that Switzerland has enacted Swiss data protection laws, and that these laws in the EEA and Switzerland (hereinafter collectively "EEA/CH") restrict companies in the EEA/CH in transferring personal data about individuals in the EEA/CH to the United States, unless there is “adequate protection” for such personal data when it is received in the United States. To create such "adequate protection" and to overcome the restriction on international data transfers established by the Directive, Synopsys adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles published by US Department of Commerce ("Safe Harbor Principles") under the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor programs with respect to personal data about individuals in the EEA/CH that subsidiaries, customers, suppliers and other businesses in the EEA/CH send to Synopsys. Synopsys's Safe Harbor Certification does not extend to data that Synopsys receives directly through or other websites (information on Synopsys’s practices regarding data received through websites is contained in the applicable website privacy statements, if any). More information on the Safe Harbor Principles and Synopsys’s scope of participation is available at

Scope of this Notice
Synopsys will issue a separate Safe Harbor Notice for Employees in the EEA/CH and this Notice does not apply to employees of Synopsys. Rather, this Notice addresses other data subjects residing in the EEA/CH ("EEA/CH Persons") whose data Synopsys may receive from one of its subsidiaries, customers, suppliers or other businesses in the EEA/CH, e.g., customers' procurement managers, suppliers' sales representatives, individual independent contractors, etc.

Categories of EEA/CH Data
Synopsys primarily provides electronic design automation software and related semiconductor design services largely to businesses and rarely to individual consumers. Thus, Synopsys receives mostly business-related information from the EEA/CH. Occasionally, Synopsys also receives contact information related to individual representatives of businesses with whom Synopsys is dealing (including, without limitation, names, addresses, work phone numbers, work email addresses, etc.), and, in connection with our services, Synopsys processes data that may be relating to EEA/CH residents on behalf of, and in accordance with instructions from, customers (collectively "EEA/CH Data"). Since EEA/CH Data covered by this Notice is by definition sent to Synopsys by another company in the EEA/CH (e.g., a supplier to Synopsys), the categories of data sent and the purposes of processing often depend on such other company, with whom the EEA/CH Persons typically have a closer employment, business or other relationship (and which therefore, can provide additional information on categories of data shared with us).

Synopsys collects and uses EEA/CH Data for purposes of providing products and services to its customers, communicating with corporate business partners about business matters, processing EEA/CH Data on behalf of corporate customers, transmitting marketing emails and performing other marketing activities, and conducting related tasks for legitimate business purposes.

Synopsys shares EEA/CH Data with affiliates and contractors, which process EEA/CH Data on behalf of Synopsys. Synopsys also shares EEA/CH Data with other third parties for the purposes for which Synopsys receives the EEA/CH Data (e.g., performance of contractual obligations) and as required or permitted by law.

With respect to marketing emails, EEA/CH Persons may opt-out of receiving further email marketing communications (including newsletters) from Synopsys by sending an email to, or by following opt-out instructions that are contained in each marketing communication. EEA/CH Persons may also send an email to address to ask to opt-out of disclosures to third parties, but such a limitation on data sharing may make it difficult or impossible for Synopsys to provide the requested services. Notwithstanding other statements in this General EEA/CH Safe Harbor Notice, Synopsys may disclose EEA/CH Data where it is legally required to disclose (e.g., under statutes, contracts or otherwise) or when the disclosure is permitted by law and Synopsys has a legitimate business interest in such disclosure.

Access and Review
EEA/CH Persons whose EEA/CH Data Synopsys holds may request access to, and the opportunity to update, correct or delete some or all of the EEA/CH Data that Synopsys holds about them. To submit such requests or raise any other questions, please contact the Synopsys Safe Harbor Contact as described below. Synopsys reserves the right to take appropriate steps to authenticate an applicant's identity, charge an adequate fee before providing access and deny requests, except as required by the Safe Harbor Principles.

Safe Harbor Contact
If you have questions, please contact our Synopsys’ Data Privacy Officer at 690 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA 94043; telephone: (650) 584-1039; or e-mail:

If you have a comment or concern that cannot be resolved with Synopsys directly, you may contact the competent local data protection authority in your EEA/CH Member State.