Last updated March 6, 2014
Our websites are controlled and operated within the United States of America. 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, mobile applications, social media, other electronic and offline communications.
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 your name and contact information.
In certain places on this website, you may be asked to provide your name, contact information and/or email address to use a website feature or 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 which you may send to us through this website or other websites owned by Cree, or by other electronic communications with Cree.
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 which 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 also may collect 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
We may work with online advertising companies to provide you with advertising which is tailored to your interests. These ads may be seen on our website, other Cree websites or on other third-party sites which you visit. These ads may be based on information gathered as you browsed our website or based on your transactions with us. Our advertising partners collect information using cookies, web beacons, and other technologies which do not identify you personally. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for interest-based advertising, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.
This website may offer features and services which are administered or provided by third parties hired by Cree. To receive these services, you may be required to provide these third parties with personal information. This website may also contain links to other sites which are not owned, maintained, operated or endorsed by or for Cree. Since such services and sites are subject to separate privacy practices and security protocols established by the third-party providers, please read the other sites’ privacy policies to understand how your personal information is collected, used and protected when you visit those sites. Otherwise, Cree does not authorize third parties to collect and use personally identifiable information from or through our website except for the purpose of providing services to or on behalf of Cree.
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.
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.
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.
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.