Information that Cree collects
Cree collects information about you in two 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.
Information that you voluntarily provide to us
Cree may ask you for personal information when you sign up to use a website feature. You can read some of the company and product information available on the website without revealing any personal information. However, in certain places on this website you may be asked to provide your name and/or email address in order to communicate with us, or to open an account that may involve providing information such as your name, company, email address, telephone number, mailing address, and credit card numbers. It is your option to provide the information requested. In addition, Cree will retain records of any messages that 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 (if that feature is provided on any Cree websites).
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.
Information collected automatically
When you visit our website Cree’s information technology systems automatically collect information about the equipment you are using and about your use of our website and services. Equipment information includes information about your browser and, if you are viewing the website through a telephone, may include your telephone number. If you have an account with Cree, this equipment information may be associated with your account. Automatically collected information also includes various types of log or other session information, which can include such things as the settings of your browser, the Internet Protocol address of your equipment, search queries that you have made on the website, pages that you have viewed, and the length of your visit to the website. Depending upon the settings of your browser, Cree may also make use of “cookies” or other technology to store information about you and your visits to this website on your equipment so that Cree’s systems can recognize you and services be provided more efficiently to you the next time you access our website.
Cree’s use of information
The information that Cree collects is used by Cree to respond to specific requests or product orders that you have made and to improve the services that we provide to you and to other visitors to our website. Depending upon the settings that you have chosen for your account, your information may be used by Cree and/or Cree’s agents and distributors to inform you about Cree’s products and services that we think may be of interest to you, or to send to you important information about Cree’s products and services that you have previously ordered.
Your choices about use
If you have created an account with Cree, you can access your account through this website at any time to view and edit your account information and to change settings that affect how Cree uses and retains information that has been collected about you. You should be aware that deleted or changed information may be retained in Cree’s backup archives and may be kept by Cree for legitimate business or legal purposes. You can also adjust the settings of your browser to block cookies, but this may inhibit or delay services provided through this website.
Disclosure of Information
About IP Addresses
Cree collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for the purposes of system administration. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers -- the computers that "serve" up Web pages for viewing by your Web browser -- automatically identify your computer by its IP address. Our servers log a visitor’s IP address when the visitor’s Web browser requests pages from this website. In general, we do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We may, however, attempt to link an IP address to personal information if it appears that that IP address is being used to commit fraud or in connection with security breaches or attempts to disrupt the operation of Cree’s websites.