SMA Site Privacy Policy

Effective: Aug 10, 2011

This is the privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) for the Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (“SMA”) website, (hereafter, “SMA Site”). SMA is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (“Sharp”), the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corporation.

Sharp respects the privacy of our affiliates, customers and visitors to our SMA Site and recognizes the need of our affiliates, customers and visitors to control personal information shared via this SMA Site. As such, the following sets out when and how your personal information is collected, used, disclosed and protected.

The SMA Site is a technical information site for corporate customers and is not directed to or meant for individuals under the age of 18. In addition to information about SMA’s products, including, but not limited to, product specifications, the SMA Site also provides information on contacting SMA’s sales and distribution affiliates for more information, as well as placing orders for SMA products. SMA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict access to/distribution of information, product specifications, etc. as may be necessary.

Information We Collect and How it is Used
You are free to browse through the SMA Site to learn more about our products without having to provide any personal information. However, if you choose to provide certain personal information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number and business affiliation, we may use that information to: (1) provide you with information regarding the products or services you have requested; (2) enhance your experience on the SMA Site; (3) to develop new or existing products or services or inform you about other products or services; and/or (4) to provide you with promotions, offers or other sales benefits.

Information We Share
When you provide information to us through the SMA Site, we may share your information with third party providers (“Service Providers”) we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These Service Providers are not authorized by Sharp to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to otherwise comply with legal requirements. We also may share your information with our affiliated companies, including subsidiaries, as well as our parent corporation (hereafter, collectively, “Sharp Entities”), to fulfill your requests, improve our products and services, and develop, inform you about and offer you other products and services. By providing your information to us via the SMA site, you are hereby consenting to us sharing that information with Sharp Entities, including those located outside of the United States. Sharp may also disclose your information if required or permitted to do so by law, applicable regulations, court orders or subpoenas, to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others. Sharp reserves the right to share your information if the disclosure is done as part of a purchase, transfer, or sale of services or assets.

A 'Cookie' is a text-only string of characters that is temporarily stored in your computer's memory. Our Cookies are time-sensitive. If the expiration of a Cookie is set to be longer than the time you spend on a site, then this string is saved in a Cookie on your hard drive for future reference, otherwise it disappears from your computer when your browser is closed. Cookies such as we use cannot retrieve information from your computer's hard drive, destroy files, or send viruses. When a Cookie is placed on your hard drive, it does not allow access to your personal information although it may be used to identify your computer. Sharp uses Cookies to track the pages that a user visits so that information can be customized to the visitor on a session-by-session basis, and so that future visits may be enhanced. It is a quick and convenient means of keeping site content fresh and relevant to the viewer.

If you do not wish to receive offers or other notifications from us in the future, or if you do not want us to share any of your personal information with any third parties, you can “opt-out” by sending us an email message to or by contacting us at the address listed at the end of this Privacy Policy. Moreover, you can update your personal information by sending an email message to or by contacting us at the address listed at the end of this Privacy Policy. Further, you can “opt-out” of receiving future emails by following the “unsubscribe” procedure described in the emails sent to you.

Sharp takes precautions, including administrative, technical and physical measures, to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Please be aware that emails you send us are not transmitted in a secure environment. Therefore, we recommend that you do not send sensitive or financial information to us an email.

Third Party Sites
This Privacy Policy only applies to this SMA Site, but does not pertain to any other site, including any other Sharp sites. There may be links on the SMA Site to other websites which may collect personal information about you. The information practices of those other websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy; you should review the privacy policies of those sites before providing any personal information.

Updating this Privacy Policy
Sharp may revise or update this Privacy Policy as we change or add new services or develop better ways to serve our customers. Please review our Privacy Policy for updates periodically. When we make a change we will post a new effective date on the Privacy Policy. If your personal information will be used in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users via a posting on this page for 30 days before the material change is made. You will always have a choice of opting out if you do not want your information used as set forth in this or any future Privacy Policy.

International Users
The SMA Site is a United States-based site that is subject to United States law. This SMA Site is controlled, operated and administered by Sharp from its SMA offices located within the United States. This Privacy Policy is provided in accordance with and subject to applicable U.S. laws. If you are located outside of the United States and if you decide to access this SMA Site from your location outside of the United States, you hereby agree that your use of this SMA Site is subject to the terms set out in this Privacy Policy.

Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us via email at or contact us at:

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas
5700 NW Pacific Rim Blvd.
Camas, WA 98607
Attn: Contract Administrator
Phone: 360.834.2500