EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2023
For information about the privacy choices you have regarding your personal information, review Section 7. Your Privacy Choices below, as well as Section 14. Additional Privacy Information for Certain Jurisdictions, which includes additional information about residents of certain jurisdictions. If you are a resident of California, please refer to Section 14.I. Additional Information for California Residents for information about the categories of personal information we collect and your rights under California privacy laws.
For visitors outside the EEA / UK: by visiting the Site or using any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Policy.
For visitors in the EEA / UK: Additional information concerning the collection, use, and sharing of personal information, and the rights available to you under the laws of those jurisdictions, can be found in Section 14, “Additional Privacy Information for Certain Jurisdictions”.
- Users of our Site where this Policy is posted, including www.maxlinear.com/privacy-policy, and the Services we provide through the Site;
- Individuals who register for our webinars or other events;
- Current, former, and prospective customers, vendors, and partners;
- Individuals who are subscribed to receive news, information, and marketing communications from us; and
- Individuals that communicate with us or otherwise engage with us related to our Services.
Not in Scope. This Policy does not apply to the personal information that we collect and process about MaxLinear employees, personnel, job applicants, and candidates.
- Personal Information Collected
Personal Information Collected Directly.
- Registration and account information. When our business clients register for an account with us, we may collect certain personal information, including name, company, email, and physical address, and other information submitted to us through the account.
- Payments and purchases. When our business clients make a payment in connection with the Services, we and/or our payment processors collect information in order to process payment.
- Communications and interactions. When individuals, including our business clients, email, call, or otherwise communicate with us and with members of our team, we collect and maintain a record of contact details, communications and our responses. We also maintain records of communications and information provided to us related to any business client support requests.
- Surveys. We may ask you to provide feedback or participate in surveys. We may use this information, some of which may be personal information, to improve our Services and in any manner consistent with our policies.
- Events and other requests. We also collect personal information related to participation in our events as well as other requests submitted to us related to our Services. For example, if an individual registers for or attends an event that we host or sponsor, we may collect information related to the registration and participation in such event. When a business client or individual signs for our mailing lists or otherwise requests information from us, we collect and maintain records of those requests.
Personal Information Collected Automatically. We automatically collect information about your use of our Services and interactions with us and others, including information we collect automatically (e.g., using cookies, pixel tags and other technologies), as well as information we derive from the use of the Services. Such information includes:
- IP address and/or Internet service provider;
- date and time you access the Site;
- the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site;
- the computer technology you are using;
- your movements and preferences on the Site, including the web pages you view on the Site and links you click on;
- general location information, such as city, state, or country, when you are logged into your myMxL account; and
- the length of time you visit our Site and or use our Services, when you are logged into your myMxL account.
- Purposes of Use and Processing
- Services and support. To provide and operate our Services, communicate with our business clients about their use of the Services, provide troubleshooting and technical support, respond to inquiries, fulfill orders and requests, process payments, communicate, and for similar service and support purposes.
- Analytics and improvement. To better understand how users access and use the Services, and our other products and offerings, and for other research and analytical purposes, such as to evaluate and improve our Services and business operations, to develop services and features, and for internal quality control and training purposes.
- Marketing and advertising. Where you have provided consent, for marketing and advertising purposes. For example, we may send information about our Services, such as offers, newsletters and other marketing content. We also may use certain information we collect to manage and improve our advertising campaigns so that we can better reach people with relevant content.
- Planning and managing events. For event planning and management, including registration, attendance, and providing updates about relevant events and Services.
- Research and surveys. To administer surveys and questionnaires, such as for market research or member satisfaction purposes.
- Legal proceedings and obligations. To comply with the law and our legal obligations, to respond to legal process and related to legal proceedings.
- General business and operational support. To consider and implement mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, bankruptcies, and other business transactions, and related to the administration of our general business, accounting, auditing, compliance, recordkeeping, and legal functions.
- Disclosures of Personal Information
- Vendors and service providers. We disclose the personal information we collect from you to service providers, contractors, agents, or others who perform functions on our behalf. These may include, for example, IT and support service providers, sales representatives, distributors, payment processors, analytics providers, consultants, auditors and legal counsel.
- Affiliates and subsidiaries. We disclose the information we collect from you to our affiliates or subsidiaries.
- Business clients. Any business client personal information such as employee or user information that we process on behalf of our business clients will be disclosed as directed by those business clients.
- Third parties. We may disclose or make available personal information to third party platforms and providers that we use to provide or make available certain features or portions of the Services, or as necessary to respond to your requests. We may also make certain information (such as browsing information) available to third parties in support of our marketing, advertising and campaign management.
- In support of business transfers. If we or our affiliates are or may be acquired by, merged with, or invested in by another company, or if any of our assets are or may be transferred to another company, whether as part of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding or otherwise, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the other company. We may also share certain personal data as necessary prior to the completion of such a transaction or corporate transactions such as financings or restructurings, to lenders, auditors, and third-party advisors, including attorneys and consultants, as part of due diligence or as necessary to plan for a transaction.
- Compliance and legal obligations. We may also disclose personal information to third parties to the extent required by applicable law and legal obligations. For example, we may disclose information in response to subpoenas, court orders, and other lawful requests by regulators and law enforcement, including responding to national security or law enforcement disclosure requirements. This may include regulators, government entities, and law enforcement as required by law or legal process.
- Aggregate Data and Non-identifiable Data.
- Cookies, Targeting, and Analytics
Cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your device’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities at our Site and Service. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies.
- Session Cookies. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your device when you close your browser or turn off your device. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged into the Site and Services. This allows us to process your online transactions and requests and verify your identity, after you have logged in, as you move through our Site and Services.
- Persistent Cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your device after you have closed your browser or turned off your device. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity.
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site and Services to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third-party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
Cross-Device Use. We and our third-party service providers, including Google, may use the information that we collect about you (whether directly from our Site, through your device(s), or from a third party) to help us and our third-party service providers identify other devices that you use (e.g., a mobile phone, tablet, other computer, etc.). We, and our third-party service providers also may use the cross-device use and other information we learn about you to serve targeted advertising on your devices and to send you emails. To opt-out of cross-device advertising, you may follow the instructions set forth in the Third Party Ad Networks section below. Please note: if you opt-out of these targeted advertising cookies, your opt-out will be specific to the web browser, app, or device from which you accessed the opt-out. If you use multiple devices or web browsers, you will need to opt-out each browser or device that you use.
Managing Your Preferences. We make available several ways for you to manage your preferences regarding targeted advertising, matching and cookies within our Services. Many of these are browser and device specific, which means that you need to set the preference for each browser and device you use to access our Services; in addition, if you delete or block cookies, you may need to reapply these preferences. Further, opting out of cookies and advertising as discussed below does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising content from us. You may continue to receive generic or “contextual” ads from us.
- Cookie preference manager. You can review or change your preferences for targeting cookies and tags on our websites by adjusting your cookie settings here. These settings are browser and device specific.
- Browser signals. If our website detects that your browser is transmitting a “global privacy control”—or GPC— signal, we will apply that to opt that browser on your device out of targeting cookies on our website If you come to our website from a different device or from a different browser on the same device, you will need to apply GPC for that browser and/or device as well. See Section 14.I. Additional Privacy Information for California Residents, below, for more information about GPC.
- Industry ad choice programs. You can also control how participating third-party ad companies use the information that they collect about your visits to our websites and those of third parties, in order to display more relevant targeted advertising to you; for more information and to opt out of receiving targeted ads from participating third-party ad networks go to:
- U.S. Users: aboutads.info/choices (Digital Advertising Alliance) (You can also download the DAA AppChoices tool in order to help control interest-based advertising on apps on your mobile device)
- Canada Users: youradchoices.ca/choices/ (Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada)
- EU Users: youronlinechoices.eu (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance)
- Browser settings. If you wish to prevent cookies from tracking your activity on our website or visits across multiple websites, you can set your browser to block certain cookies or notify you when a cookie is set; you can also delete cookies. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your device from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to delete cookies. Visitors to our Services who disable cookies will be able to browse the website, but some features may not function.
- Your Privacy Choices
- myMxL Account. You can review and update some of the personal information we maintain about you by logging into your account and updating your information.
- Marketing communications. We may send periodic promotional emails to you. You may opt-out of promotional emails by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt-out of receiving promotional emails, we may still send you emails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.
- Targeted advertising/Cookie preferences. You can review or change your preferences for many cookies on our site, other than those that are necessary by adjusting your cookie settings through our cookie manager. These preferences are browser and device specific so you will need to set your preferences for each browser and device you use, and if you subsequently delete or block cookies, you may need to reapply these settings. You may also adjust your advertising preferences as set forth above in Section 6, Cookies, Targeting, and Analytics. You can also change your preferences for cookies by turning on GPC.
- International Transfers of Data
- Third-Party Links
- Contact Us
5966 La Place Ct.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
- Changes to this Policy
- Additional Privacy Information for Certain Jurisdictions
- Additional Information for California Residents
- Categories of Personal Information Under the CCPA
In this subsection, we provide additional information to California residents about how we handle their personal information, as required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). This section does not address or apply to our handling of publicly available information or other personal information that is exempt under the CCPA.
Categories of Personal Information Collected and Disclosed. While our processing of personal information varies based upon our relationship and interactions with you, the table below identifies, generally, the categories of personal information (as defined by the CCPA) that we have collected about California residents, as well as the categories of third parties to whom we may disclose this information for a business or commercial purpose.
|Categories of Personal Information||Description||Third party disclosures for business or commercial purpose|
|Identifiers||Includes direct identifiers, such as name, alias, user ID, username, account number or unique personal identifier; email address, phone number, address and other contact information; IP address and other online identifiers, and other government identifiers.||
|Customer Records||Includes personal information, such as name, account name, user ID, contact information, account number, and financial or payment information that individuals who work for our Business Clients provide us in order to purchase or obtain our products and services. For example, this may include information collected when an individual registers for an account, purchases Services, or enters into an agreement with us on behalf of a Business Client.||
|Commercial Information||Includes records of Services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or use histories or tendencies.||
|Internet and electronic network activity information||Includes browsing history, clickstream data, search history, and information regarding interactions with an internet site, application, or advertisement, including other usage data related to use of any of our Services or other online services.||
|Location data||Location information about a particular individual or device.||
|Audio, visual and other electronic data||Includes audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information such as, temperature screenings and CCTV or other video footage (e.g., collected from visitors to our offices or online events), photographs and images (e.g., that you provide us or that may be captured during events), and call recordings (e.g., business client support calls).||
|Professional information||Includes professional and employment-related information (such as current and former employer(s) and position(s), business contact information and professional memberships).||
|Profiles and Inferences||Includes inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile or segment reflecting preferences, characteristics, behavior or attitudes.||
Sources of personal information. In general, we may collect the categories of personal information identified above from the following categories of sources:
- directly from you;
- advertising networks;
- Internet service providers;
- data analytics providers;
- MaxLinear representatives and distribution partners; and
- other users who we notify you of or to which you consent.
Purposes of Collection, Use, and Disclosure. As described in more detail in Section 3, Purposes of Use and Processing, and Section 4, Disclosures of Personal Information in general, we collect use, disclose, and otherwise process the above personal information for the following business or commercial purposes and as otherwise directed or consented to by you:
- services and support;
- communicating with you;
- analytics and improvement;
- marketing and advertising;
- planning and managing events;
- research and surveys;
- security and protection of rights;
- legal proceedings and obligations; and
- general business and operational support.
Retention. We retain the personal information we collect only as reasonably necessary for the purposes described above or otherwise disclosed to you at the time of collection. For example, we will retain your account data for as long as you have an active account with us and additional information as necessary to comply with our tax, accounting and recordkeeping obligations, to provide you with the services you have requested, as well as an additional period of time as necessary to protect, defend or establish our rights, defend against potential claims, and comply with our legal obligations.
Sales and Sharing of Personal Information. The CCPA also requires that we disclose how we ‘sell’ and ‘share’ personal information. Under the CCPA, a ‘sale’ is defined broadly to include disclosing or making available personal information to a third-party in exchange for monetary compensation or other benefits or value, and ‘share’ broadly includes disclosing or making available personal information to a third party for purposes of cross-context behavioral advertising. As such, while we do not disclose personal information to third parties in exchange for monetary compensation, we may, pursuant to the CCPA, sell or share business contact information with our distributors and sales representatives to assist with distribution, marketing, and sales of our products and Internet and electronic network activity information and identifiers (not including government identifiers), which we may disclose or make available to ad networks and data analytics providers in support of advertising and campaign management, to analyze use of the Services, to optimize and develop our products and Services, and to improve and measure our ad campaigns. We do not sell or share any personal information about individuals who we know are under sixteen (16) years old.
- California Residents’ Rights
- Do-not-sell or share (opt-out): California residents may opt out of “sales” and “sharing” of their personal information as those terms are defined under the CCPA.
- Right to limit use and disclosure of sensitive personal information: the right to limit the use or disclosure of their sensitive personal information to those authorized by the CCPA. We do not collect, use, or disclose sensitive personal information, thus this right is not available to California consumers.
- Right of deletion: to request deletion of their personal information that we have collected about them and to have such personal information deleted (without charge), subject to certain exceptions.
- Right to know: the right to know what personal information we have collected about them, including the categories of personal information, the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected, the business or commercial purpose for collecting, selling, or sharing personal information, the categories of third parties to whom we disclose personal information, and the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about them.
- Right to correct: the right to request that a business that maintains inaccurate personal information about the resident correct that personal information.
- Right to non-discrimination: the right not to be subject to discriminatory treatment for exercising their rights under the CCPA.
Requests to know/access, correct, and delete. California residents may submit CCPA requests to access/know, correct, and delete their personal information maintained by us through our webform or calling 1-800-227-7103.
When you submit a request, we will take steps to verify your identity and request by matching the information provided by you with the information we have in our records. In some cases, we may request additional information in order to verify your request or where necessary to process your request. If we are unable to adequately verify a request, we will notify the requestor.
Authorized agents may initiate a request on behalf of another individual by contacting us at the toll-free number above; authorized agents will be required to provide proof of their authorization and we may also require that the relevant consumer directly verify their identity and the authority of the authorized agent.
Requests to Opt Out. California residents may exercise their right to opt out of the sale and sharing of their personal information through our webform. We will apply your opt out based upon the personal information in our records that is linked or reasonably linkable to the information provided in your request. In addition, our website responds to global privacy control—or “GPC”—signals, which means that if we detect that your browser is communicating a GPC signal, we will process that as a request to opt that particular browser and device out of sales and sharing (i.e., via cookies and tracking tools) on our website. Note that if you come back to our website from a different device or use a different browser on the same device, you will need to opt out (or set GPC for) that browser and device as well. More information about GPC is available at: https://globalprivacycontrol.org/.
- Additional Information for Residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) and United Kingdom (UK)
- Purposes of Processing and Legal Bases
Legal Bases under GDPR. Pursuant to the GDPR, processing personal information may be justified by one of the following legal bases:
- To comply with an EEA or UK legal obligation to which MaxLinear is subject: Personal information may be processed in order to comply with our legal obligations, such as to retain records of transactions. In some cases, we may need your personal information in order to comply with a statutory obligation.
- For our legitimate interests: We may process personal information in furtherance of our legitimate interests, where those interests are not overridden by your rights, freedoms and interests.
- With your consent: We may process personal information about you based on your consent, for example (where required by law) to send you marketing communications, surveys, news, and updates. Where our processing of personal information is based on your consent, you may withdraw consent at any time; please see Section 7. Your Privacy Choices above, or Section E. Contact Us, for information on how to withdraw your consent.
- Services and support. To provide and operate our Services, communicate with our business clients about their use of the Services, provide troubleshooting and technical support, respond to inquiries, fulfill orders and requests, process payments, and communicate for similar service and support purposes. (Legal basis: Performance of our contract with you; if your employer has entered a contract with us or requested that we take steps prior to entering into a contract, the legal basis is our legitimate interest in efficiently managing that contract or request in order to satisfy expectations and expand our business.)
- Analytics and improvement. To better understand how users access and use the Services, and our other products and offerings, and for other research and analytical purposes, such as to evaluate and improve our Services and business operations, to develop services and features, and for internal quality control and training purposes. (Legal basis: Our legitimate interests in improving our products and Services in order to expand our business and increase our revenue.)
- Marketing. For marketing purposes. For example, we may send information about our Services, such as offers, newsletters and other marketing content. (Legal basis: Where required by law, your consent. In other cases, we rely on our legitimate interests in promoting our products and Services in order to expand our business and increase our revenue.)
- Advertising. We may use certain information we collect to manage and improve our advertising campaigns so that we can better reach people with relevant content. (Legal basis: Our legitimate interests in improving the relevancy of our advertising in order to encourage interactions with us and grow our business.)
- Planning and managing events. For event planning and management, such as organizing activities that align with participant interests. (Legal basis: Our legitimate interest in ensuring that events generate interest and participation, and well-managed, in order to satisfy expectations and maintain our reputation.)
- Managing your event participation. For managing event participation, including registration, attendance, and providing updates about relevant event services. (Legal basis: Performance of a contract to manage your registration; if your employer has registered, the legal basis is our legitimate interest in efficiently managing event participation in order to satisfy expectations and expand our business.)
- Research and surveys. To administer surveys and questionnaires, such as for market research or member satisfaction purposes. (Legal basis: Our legitimate business interests in improving the relevancy of our Services, products and advertising in order to improve Services and products and to encourage interactions with us, which allows us to grow our business.)
- Legal proceedings and obligations. To comply with the law and our legal obligations, such as accounting and reporting requirements. (Legal basis: To comply with an EEA or UK legal obligation, or in reliance on our legitimate interests in conducting our business in a lawful manner and protecting our rights and interests as well as those of our stakeholders and society at large where we need to comply with non-EEA or UK law.)
- General business transactions. To consider and implement mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, bankruptcies, financings and other business transactions. (Legal basis: Our legitimate interests in organizing our business efficiently.)
- General business and operational support. To administer general business, accounting, auditing, compliance, recordkeeping, and legal functions. (Legal basis: Our legitimate interests in running our business efficiently in order to improve our performance metrics and maintain profitability.)
- Your Rights in respect of Your Personal Information
- Access. You have the right to obtain information about our processing of your personal information and obtain access to and a copy of your personal information.
- Rectification. You have the right to update, complete or correct inaccuracies in your personal information.
- Erasure. You have the right to have your personal information deleted.
- Portability. You have the right to obtain a machine-readable copy of your personal information or to have us transfer it to another controller of your choice.
- Restriction. You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal information, meaning that we will not further process your personal information except to store it.
- Withdrawal of consent. You have the right to withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information, without affecting the lawfulness of processing up until withdrawal.
See below, Section E., Contact Us, for information about how to exercise your rights.
If you are not happy with how your rights are handled, you can submit a complaint with the relevant data protection authority of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement/violation of your rights. This link will redirect you to the European Data Protection Board Website with an up-to-date list of all European Union Data Protection Authorities: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en.The UK authority, the ICO, can be reached here: https://ico.org.uk/.
- Retention of Personal Information
- International Data Transfers
Transfers within MaxLinear will be performed on the basis of the EEA / UK standard contractual clauses for transfers as approved by the European Commission or the ICO. Transfers to service providers or other third parties will be made pursuant to the recipient’s compliance with standard contractual clauses or binding corporate rules; pursuant to the consent of the individual to whom the personal information pertains; as necessary to perform a contract with that individual or in the individual’s interest, or to carry out pre-contractual steps; or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. See below, Section E., Contact Us, for information about how to obtain a copy of standard contractual clauses or binding corporate rules.
- Contact Us
966 La Place Ct. #100,
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Our Austrian representative, Peter Caldera, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Spanish representative, Mayte Bacete Castello, can be reached at email@example.com
Our German representative, Joschua Volp, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Additional Information for Residents of Canada
- Access: You have a right to access your personal information held by us. Upon written request and authentication of identity, we will provide you with your personal information under our control. We will also give you information about the ways in which that information is being used and a description of the individuals and organizations to whom that information has been disclosed. We may charge you a reasonable fee for doing so.
In some situations, we may not be able to provide access to certain personal information (e.g., if disclosure would reveal personal information about another individual, the personal information is protected by solicitor/client privilege, the information was collected for the purposes of an investigation or where disclosure of the information would reveal confidential commercial information that could harm our competitive position). We may also be prevented by law from providing access to certain personal information.
Where an access request is refused, we will notify you in writing, document the reasons for refusal and outline further steps which are available to you.
- Accuracy and Correction: If you demonstrate the inaccuracy or incompleteness of personal information, we will amend the information as required. If appropriate, we will send the amended information to third parties to whom the information has been disclosed. When a challenge regarding the accuracy of personal information is not resolved to your satisfaction, we will annotate the personal information under our control with a note that the correction was requested but not made.
- Complaints: We will, on request, provide information regarding our complaint procedure.
To exercise your rights, or obtain information regarding how to file a complaint, please contact us at email@example.com or write to us at:
5966 La Place Ct.
Carlsbad, CA 92008