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Privacy Policy

Forte Design Systems ("Forte") is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains our privacy practices for our website, www.forteds.com, on the World Wide Web (the "Site"). You can travel through much of our Site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request. The following statement explains our information-gathering and dissemination practices. Please read the complete Forte Privacy Policy.

Forte may periodically update this Privacy Policy. If so, Forte will post the updated Privacy Policy on this Site. Forte encourages you to review this Privacy Policy from time to time for any changes.

By using this Site or any products, services or programs provided through the Site, you expressly consent to the use and disclosure of information as described in this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS BELOW, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THIS SITE OR THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR PROGRAMS OFFERED BY FORTE AT THIS SITE.

What Information We Gather/Track

You may decide whether to proceed with any activity that requests personally identifiable information. If you do not wish to provide the requested information, however, you may not be able to complete the transaction. In order to fully use this Site, you will be asked to complete a registration form which asks for personally identifiable information such as your name and email address. Forte uses this information to contact you about products described on our Site in which you have expressed interest, including informative emails/newsletters about Forte product upgrades, product updates, new products, services and to provide you with special offers that may be of interest to you. In addition, some products on the Site may be available for downloading, and you may be required to submit a brief form prior to downloading these product files. If you request technical support online, we may ask you for information necessary to assist you, such as your name, email address and information about your computer hardware, software and the nature of the problem you are experiencing.

In the event you no longer wish to receive such information, you may choose to opt out of receiving further communications by complying with the procedures listed in the "Choice/Opt-Out" section of this Privacy Policy.

Except as described herein, Forte will only disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties if acting under a good faith belief that such action is necessary (1) to conform to legal requirements; (2) to protect and defend the rights or property of Forte; (3) to enforce the Forte Terms of Use; or (4) in the event of a merger, acquisition or sale of all or substantially all Forte's assets relating to the business in connection with which the information was collected.

If you have been explicitly referred to this Site from a third party site with which Forte is affiliated, we may disclose personally identifiable information to the third party with regard specifically to the referral.

Cookies

In order to improve access on our Site, we use "cookies." A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, and allows you to quickly sign into the Site. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. If you want to sign into the Site, your browser must be set up to accept cookies. (This is generally the default setting.) Users choosing not to accept cookies will not be able to sign into the Site and may be restricted from certain web content. You may access some information on the Site without revealing your identity and accepting cookies.

Log Files

We do keep track of the domains from which you visit us on the World Wide Web, and log IP addresses for statistical purposes. We do this to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use to identify and analyze trends and the results of our marketing efforts, to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer the Site, and analyze users' movements. We may periodically share aggregate demographic information with our business partners. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links

The Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are "clicking" to another Web site. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these linked sites, as their privacy policies may differ from ours. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Forte on this Site.

Security of Your Information

All information gathered on the Site is stored and maintained in secure facilities. In addition, internal security provides that this information is coded with restricted access, and our servers are kept in a secure, locked environment that limits access to authorized personnel only. All Forte employees are briefed about the company's privacy and security policies on a regular basis. The Site is regularly tested for security breaches to ensure that all information collected is secure from unauthorized viewing.

If you have any questions about the security at our Site or our privacy policy, you can contact us in the following ways:

  • By Email:

privacy@ForteDS.com

  • By Postal Mail:

Attn: Privacy Contact
Forte Design Systems.
16150 NE 85th Street, Suite 214
Redmond, WA 98052

Correction/Updating Personal Information

At your request, Forte will change your information. To request that your information be changed, please use one of the following options to notify us of the change:

  • By Email:

info@ForteDS.com

  • By Postal Mail:

Attn: Contact Information
Forte Design Systems
16150 NE 85th Street, Suite 214
Redmond, WA 98052

Choice/Opt-out

Our users are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our Site at the point where we ask for the information.

In addition, users who no longer wish to continue receiving our communications may opt-out of receiving these communications in the following ways:

  • By replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email
     
  • By sending email to us at unsubscribe@ForteDS.com
     
  • By Postal Mail:

Attn: Unsubscribe
Forte Design Systems
16150 NE 85th Street, Suite 214
Redmond, WA 98052

 

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