Our websites are controlled and operated within the United States of America, and are designed for use by businesses worldwide and by consumers within the United States. CREE MAKES NO REPRESENTATION THAT OUR WEBSITE IS APPROPRIATE FOR USE BY CONSUMERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.
What Information Do We Collect?
Our information collection includes information obtained through our website, from our mobile websites, smart phone applications, social media, postings, email and offline.
Cree collects information about you in three different ways. The first is when you voluntarily provide information to us. The second is through automatic collection of traffic and other information about visitors to our website. The third is when we receive information from third parties that collect and provide information to businesses like Cree to help us provide better products and services.
Information that you voluntarily provide to us
You can read about Cree and our products on our website without sharing any personal information. Cree may ask you for personal information when you sign up to use a website feature.
In certain places on this website, you may be asked to provide your name and/or email address to communicate with us. Opening an account may require information, for example your name, company, email address, telephone number, mailing address, and credit card numbers. It is your option to provide the information requested. To place an order, we may ask you for financial information such as a credit card number, billing and shipping addresses.
Cree may retain records of any messages that you may send to us through this website or other websites owned by Cree, by email, by communication with Cree through social media sites, or by posting.
Information collected automatically
When you visit our website, our information technology systems automatically collect information about the equipment you are using and about your use of our website and services. Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, the login name and password for the website if you sign in for access, the email address that you use to communicate with us, your computer and connection information (for example, browser type, version, and time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, and platform), and records of your purchases with us. We sometimes aggregate information like this from multiple customers and visitors to create data that can be analyzed to determine general customer and visitor levels of interest in particular products or services. We also may collect and analyze URL click stream information to, through, and from our websites, which shows your website navigation history. This information may include the date and time of your visit, cookie number, if any, and products you viewed or searched for. We may also use browser data such as cookies for fraud prevention and other purposes. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (for example scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page. We may also collect technical information to help us identify your device for fraud prevention and for dealing with diagnostic purposes relating to our website.
Other information we might collect
We may also receive personal information about you from third parties, including contact information, user information, address and shipping information and credit information.
How We Use Information We Collect
Third-Party Collection and Use of Information
Cookies enhance our ability to provide you information and services. Cookies are pieces of text that a website stores on your computer that can be accessed by the website when you return to the site. Cookies help us improve your experience since they recall your use of the Internet and our website and services, your preferences, and your login and password to our website.
Do Not Track Requests
Our website honors do not track requests that are submitted to us by your browser when you visit our website. Your browser will submit these requests if you have enabled the “do not track” feature of your browser.
How We Protect Information
Our site uses industry- standard encryption technology to provide for the security of your credit card numbers, security codes and expiration dates. We also have reasonable procedural and technical standards to protect the security of our site and the information we maintain. We cannot guarantee, however, that any electronic commerce or communication is totally secure.
How We Protect Social Security Numbers
We may collect Social Security numbers (SSNs) from you in the course of business – for instance, for the purpose of running a credit report. We strive to protect the security of SSNs in our possession, custody or control. We maintain confidentiality through reasonable safeguards designed to protect against the loss, misuse or unlawful disclosure of SSNs, including, but not limited to, limiting access to SSNs.
What If You Don’t Want to Give us Personal Information
Personal information is not required to simply visit the areas of our website available to the general public. Personal information is required for you to purchase online, request information, or take advantage of certain services and features that we might offer.
Removing or Updating Personal Information
If you believe your personal information is not accurate, or if you would like us to delete personal information collected by Cree, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recipients of our email marketing messages can unsubscribe from receiving promotional email by using the unsubscribe instructions located in the bottom of the message.
Cree does not seek information from persons less than 13 years of age, and no information should be submitted to this website by visitors less than 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian.
Users Outside the United States
The website is managed from and operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States, and by using the website or providing your information, you consent to this transfer, and understand that the United States may not provide the same level of protection for your personal information as the laws of your country.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction