Synopsys California Consumer Privacy Act Notice

This California Consumer Privacy Act Notice is provided to California residents to supplement Synopsys, Inc.’s general privacy notices in compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this notice.

 

Personal Information We Collect

Synopsys does not sell personal information of California consumers for monetary or other valuable consideration.

 

Synopsys collects the following categories of personal information from California consumers:

Category

Examples

Collected

A. Identifiers.

A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver's license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.

YES

B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).

A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.

YES

C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.

Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).

NO

D. Commercial information.

Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

YES

E. Biometric information.

Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data.

NO

F. Internet or other similar network activity.

Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.

YES

G. Geolocation data.

Physical location or movements.

NO

H. Sensory data.

Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.

NO

I. Professional or employment-related information.

Current or past job history or performance evaluations.

NO

J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).

Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.

NO

K. Inferences drawn from other personal information.

Profile reflecting a person's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

NO

 

Our Personal Information Handling Practices in 2019

As of January 1, 2020, in the past 12 months we have collected such personal information from the following categories of sources and for the following business or commercial purposes:

  • Directly from our customers; for example, from documents that our customers provide to us related to the services for which they engage us
  • Indirectly from our customers; for example, through information we collect from our customers in the course of providing services to them
  • Directly and indirectly from activity on our website; for example, from submissions through our website portal or website usage details collected automatically
  • From third parties; for example, from professional social networking websites

Synopsys maintains information about the products or services purchased by our customers and their contact information. We may use this information to contact California consumers in order to provide support, billing, license verification, and other services connected with the use of Synopsys products.

 

In connection with the use of Synopsys’ websites, in order to use certain protected areas of the websites such as such as SolvNet® support, DesignWare® Download Request, or to request a white paper, we require California consumers to complete a registration form and/or create a user name and password. During registration, users are required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We may use this information to contact California consumers about the services on our site in which they have expressed interest. This information may also be shared with (but not sold to) Synopsys’ subsidiary companies and distributors.

 

Synopsys may collect information about the use of our websites including browsing history and information regarding a visitor’s interaction with our sites. Where such information is linked to a user’s contact information, we may use this information to contact California consumers about the services on our site in which they have indicated interest. Our Website Privacy Policy can be accessed here.

 

Synopsys may collect contact information of potential customers of Synopsys products and services from professional social networking websites and other public sources of information such as US Securities and Exchange Commission filings. In compliance with applicable laws, we may use this information to contact California consumers about products or services that may be of interest to their businesses.

 

In the past 12 months, we shared the above-listed categories of personal information collected by Synopsys with our subsidiary companies and distributors. We did not otherwise disclose any personal information of California consumers for a business purpose in the preceding 12 months.

 

In the past 12 months, Synopsys did not sell personal information of California consumers. This includes personal information of minors under 16 years of age.

 

California Consumers' Privacy Rights

California consumers have the right to request disclosure of (i) the categories and specific pieces of the personal information about them that we have collected and use, (ii) the categories of sources from which the personal information has been collected, (iii) the categories of personal information about them that we sold or disclosed for a business purpose and the categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold or disclosed for a business purpose (if applicable), as well as (iv) the business or commercial purposes for collecting or, where applicable, selling their personal information. California consumers also have the right to request (v) deletion of their personal information pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code §§1798.105 and (vi) may not be discriminated against because they exercise any of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.

 

To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, California consumers can make requests by sending us an email to privacy@synopsys.com, by telephoning us at 1-833-702-0435, or by sending a written request addressed to: Chief Privacy Officer, Synopsys, Inc., 690 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View CA 94043. When we receive a request, we will take steps to verify that the individual making the request is the California consumer to whom the requested personal information pertains. You may only make a verifiable request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period.

 

We will ask that California consumers provide certain information to verify their identity, such as a code sent to an email address we may have on file for them. If California consumers have a password-protected account with us, we may verify their identity through our existing authentication practices for their account. The information that we ask to be provided to verify the identity of California consumers will depend on their prior interactions with us and the sensitivity of the personal information at issue. We will respond to requests in accordance with the CCPA. If we deny requests, we will explain why.

 

You may designate an authorized agent in writing to make verifiable requests on your behalf. You may also make a verifiable request on behalf of your minor child. When using an authorized agent to submit a request, we may require that a California consumer (i) provide the authorized agent written permission to do so and make a certified copy of such written permission available to us, and that the California consumer verify his or her own identity directly with us. This applies unless the authorized agent has been provided with power of attorney pursuant to Probate Code sections 4000 to 4465. We may deny a request from an agent who does not submit proof that they have been authorized by the California consumer on whose behalf they are making the request.

 

What Information is Subject to this Notice

California residents are protected as "consumers" by the CCPA with respect to personal information. A number of statutory exceptions apply under the CCPA and to this Notice, including the following:

(1) personal information reflecting a written or verbal communication or a transaction between Synopsys and a consumer, where the consumer is a natural person who is acting as an employee, owner, director, officer, or contractor of a company, partnership, sole proprietorship, non-profit, or government agency and whose communications or transaction with Synopsys occur solely within the context of Synopsys conducting due diligence regarding, or providing or receiving a product or service to or from such company, partnership, sole proprietorship, non-profit, or government agency;

(2) personal information that is collected by Synopsys about a natural person in the course of the natural person acting as a job applicant to, an employee of, owner of, director of, officer of, medical staff member of, or contractor of Synopsys to the extent that the natural person’s personal information is collected and used by Synopsys solely within the context of the natural person’s role or former role as a job applicant to, an employee of, owner of, director of, officer of, medical staff member of, or a contractor of Synopsys;

(3) personal information that is collected by Synopsys that is emergency contact information of the natural person acting as a job applicant to, an employee of, owner of, director of, officer of, medical staff member of, or contractor of Synopsys to the extent that the personal information is collected and used solely within the context of having an emergency contact on file; and

(4) personal information that is necessary for Synopsys to retain to administer benefits for another natural person relating to the natural person acting as a job applicant to, an employee of, owner of, director of, officer of, medical staff member of, or contractor of Synopsys to the extent that the personal information is collected and used solely within the context of administering those benefits.

 

Note: If you are an employee, contractor, or intern of Synopsys, we may collect your name, contact information, identification data, bank account details, information related to your job, health-related information, salary, benefits, compensation, your use of company equipment and resources, your communications, your performance, any disciplinary actions against you, and other information relating to you as an employee based in California for purposes of administration of the employment relationship, providing payments and benefits, managing your daily job activities, compliance with laws and regulations and company policies and procedures, monitoring job performance, security and fraud prevention, compliance with corporate responsibilities, audit requirements, cost and budgeting analysis and controls. Synopsys also uses technologies, systems and processes to monitor and safeguard employee compliance with applicable laws and company policies, to protect Synopsys' employees, data, Synopsys’ intellectual property, and premises as well as any computer systems owned by Synopsys, employees or third parties that contain or provide access to information pertaining to Synopsys' business. Whenever you are using such computer systems, your actions and communications may be monitored, recorded, tracked, filtered, deleted, and otherwise processed.

 

For questions or concerns about our privacy policy and practices, please contact us at privacy@synopsys.com.

 

This California Consumer Privacy Act Notice was last updated on January 2, 2020.