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SEMI Website Property Terms of Use

  • General Use Restrictions

  • Use of SEMI Online Communities

  • Links to Third Party Sites

  • Password Restricted Areas of the Site

  • Submissions

  • Disclaimer of Warranty

  • Limitation of Liability

  • Local Laws; Export Control

  • General

  • Trademarks

  • Copyrights and Designated Agent for Notification of Claims of Infringement

  • Copyright Notice

THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW (THE "TERMS") GOVERN YOUR USE OF THIS SITE ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB (THE "SITE") OF SEMI, AND ARE LEGALLY BINDING ON YOU. BY USE OF THE SITE OR MATERIALS YOU INDICATE YOUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND AGREEMENT WITH THESE TERMS. YOU ARE AGREEING ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF AND YOUR EMPLOYER TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THIS SITE OR ANY MATERIALS CONTAINED OR MADE AVAILABLE HEREIN.

General Use Restrictions

All information, documents, products and services provided on this Site (the “Materials”), including but not limited to Materials that are downloaded from the Site (“Downloaded Materials”), are provided by SEMI or its respective members, manufacturers, developers and vendors (the “Third Party Providers”), and are the copyrighted work of SEMI and/or the Third Party Providers, as applicable. Materials, and any copies thereof, are licensed, not sold.

Subject your compliance with these Terms (including your payment of any applicable fees), SEMI and its licensors grant to you the limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to display the Materials as presented on the Site and, as applicable to the access license you have purchased (as further discussed in the Section entitled “Purchases and Access Licenses”, below), download, copy, reproduce and internally distribute the Materials, provided that: (1) both the SEMI copyright notice (set forth below) and these General Use Restrictions appear in the Materials, and (2) such copies are solely for your personal or internal informational use (for example, not copied or posted, broadcast in any media or otherwise redistributed). You acknowledge and agree that you have no right to modify, edit, alter or enhance any of the Materials. In addition, you agree not to “frame” or “mirror” any Materials contained on this Site on any other server without the advance written authorization of SEMI. The limited license set forth herein terminates automatically, without notice to you, if you breach any of these Terms. Upon termination of this limited license, you agree to immediately destroy any downloaded and printed Materials.

Except as stated herein, you agree that you have no right, title or interest in or to the Materials, without the advance written authorization of SEMI or the applicable Third Party Provider. No Downloaded Materials or trademarks, logos, graphics or images from the Site may be copied, sold, leased, assigned, loaned, transferred, shared through an internal computer network or otherwise transferred or distributed without the prior written consent of SEMI.

Third Party Content Disclaimer

You acknowledge that the Materials may contain certain information that has been compiled by SEMI based on information provided by a variety of sources (including information from Third Party Providers and publicly available sources) that SEMI believes to be reliable, but which may not be accurate or current, and for which SEMI has not necessarily verified accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that the Materials, including any Financial Information therein, are not intended to be relied upon for transactional purposes. Reference to any specific commercial products, process, or service by tradename, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by SEMI. The views and opinions of authors expressed in the Materials do not necessarily state or reflect those of SEMI.

You acknowledge that SEMI is not obligated to monitor any transmissions that occur over the Site or “chat room” messages posted to the Site, and you expressly agree that SEMI shall have no liability of any kind for any such transmissions or messages. If you believe that a transmission or message on the Site violates any applicable laws, you may forward the relevant transmission or message to SEMI at legal@semi.org, and SEMI will review the transmission or message, and respond accordingly.

In your use of the Site, you may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of advertisers, members or sponsors showing their goods and/or services on the Site. Any such correspondence or promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and/or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such correspondence or promotions, are solely between you and the applicable third party. You agree that SEMI assumes no liability, obligation or responsibility for any part of any such correspondence or promotion.

Use of SEMI Online Communities

By accessing and participating in any of SEMI’s Online Communities, you agree: (1) to comply with U.S. law regarding the transmission of technical data to outside the United States of America; (2) not to use the SEMI Online Communities for illegal purposes; (3) not to interfere or disrupt networks connected to the SEMI Online Communities; (4) to comply with all regulations, policies and procedures of networks connected to the SEMI Online Communities; and (5) not to use the SEMI Online Communities to collect or harvest personal information, including, without limitation, financial information, about other users of the SEMI Online Communities.

You agree not to transmit through the SEMI Online Communities any unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature. You further agree not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. Attempts to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems are prohibited. You agree not to send transmissions through the SEMI Online Communities which attempt to hide your identity or represent yourself as someone else. If any information provided by you to the SEMI Online Communities is found to be incomplete or inaccurate, SEMI retains the right to terminate your rights to use the SEMI Online Communities. You will not interfere with another member’s use and enjoyment of the SEMI Online Communities or another entity’s use and enjoyment of similar services.

In addition to any other termination rights, SEMI may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate your access to the SEMI Online Communities should your conduct fail to conform with any term or condition of this Agreement.

It is your responsibility to take precautions to ensure that any information shared in the SEMI Online Communities is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

Links to Third Party Sites

This Site may be linked to other sites on the World Wide Web or the Internet which are not under the control of or maintained by SEMI. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by SEMI of those sites. You acknowledge and agree that your use of such third-party sites may be governed by different terms and conditions and/or privacy policies than SEMI and you hereby agree to comply with any and all terms and conditions and privacy policies of such third-party sites. You acknowledge that SEMI is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and agree that SEMI is not responsible for the content of those sites.

Password Restricted Areas of the Site

Certain Materials, functionality and areas of the Site are password restricted. To access such password-restricted areas, functionality and Materials, you must successfully register an account with SEMI. You agree that you are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your or your employees’ account information and passwords, and agree to notify SEMI if any such password is lost, stolen, disclosed to an unauthorized third party, or is otherwise compromised. You agree that you are entirely responsible for any and all activities which occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify SEMI of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you.

Purchases and Access Licenses.

If applicable, you agree to pay all applicable fees or charges to your account based on your use of the Site and the Materials and billing terms set forth on the invoice or the SEMI order form used in connection with the purpose. You are responsible for payment of all taxes associated with the license of any Materials (except those taxes based on SEMI’s income). You are expressly agreeing that SEMI is permitted to invoice you (and/or charge your credit card, if applicable) for all applicable fees, taxes and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of this Site and/or the Materials. If you do not pay on time (or, if applicable, if SEMI cannot charge your credit card) for any reason, SEMI reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your access to your account and terminate your license to access and use the Site and/or Materials.

Your ability to download and use certain Downloaded Materials, such as SEMI’s Market Research and Market Reports, is limited by the type of access license you purchase. Specifically, SEMI offers three types of access licenses:

  • Single Edition – If you have purchased a Single Edition license then, subject to your compliance with these Terms, including, without limitation, your payment of all applicable fees, SEMI grants you an additional limited, revocable, non-transferable non-exclusive, non-sublicensable license to download and reproduce a single copy of the applicable Downloaded Materials in the manner and file format(s) that we permit. A Single Edition license may be used by only one person and is not transferrable, even within your organization. You may use the Downloaded Materials solely for your internal business purposes and agree that you will not disclose the Downloaded Materials to any other person.

  • Multi-User – If you have purchased a Multi-User license then, subject to your compliance with these Terms, including, without limitation, your payment of all applicable fees, SEMI grants you an additional limited, revocable, non-transferable non-exclusive, non-sublicensable license to access the applicable database and/or download and reproduce copies of the applicable Downloaded Materials in the manner and file format(s) that we permit, for use by the number of users specified in your Multi-User license. You may use the Downloaded Materials solely for your internal business purposes and agree that you will not disclose the Downloaded Materials to any other person other than those users for whom you have purchased licenses or publish the Downloaded Materials in any manner accessible to third parties.

  • Enterprise – If you have purchased an Enterprise license then, subject to your compliance with these Terms, including, without limitation, your payment of all applicable fees, SEMI grants you an additional limited, revocable, non-transferable non-exclusive, non-sublicensable license to access the applicable database and/or download and reproduce copies of the applicable Downloaded Materials in the manner and file format(s) that we permit for use by anyone within your organization. You may use the Downloaded Materials solely for your internal business purposes and agree that you will not disclose the Downloaded Materials outside of your organization or publish the Downloaded Materials in any manner accessible to third parties.

You shall not: (i) modify or create derivative works of the Downloaded Materials; (ii) incorporate the Downloaded Materials in any product that results in a re-distribution or re-use of the Downloaded Materials; (iii) remove, obscure or alter any trademark, logo or any copyright or other intellectual property notice appearing on the Downloaded Materials; or (iv) sub-license, sell, rent, lend, assign, or otherwise transfer or distribute the Downloaded Materials or the rights granted herein.

Submissions

Unless otherwise explicitly stated, herein, or in the Privacy Policy (below), you agree that any information provided by you in connection with this Site are provided on a non-proprietary and non-confidential basis. You agree that SEMI shall be free to use or disseminate such information on an unrestricted basis for any purpose. You acknowledge that your unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and certain communications statutes and regulations, and agree that your use of the Site will comply with all applicable laws. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the information that you submit, and you, not SEMI, have full responsibility for such information, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright, and you agree to indemnify and hold SEMI harmless from and against any and all costs, expenses, and damages arising from your use of the site, or use under your password and account information. You acknowledge that SEMI shall have the right to terminate the limited licenses contained in these Terms in the event that you provide any false or misleading information during the registration process.

Disclaimer of Warranty

UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY STATED, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, AND ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. SEMI, FOR ITSELF AND EACH OF THE THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS, MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR GUARANTEES AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON OR OBTAINED THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SITE. ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE MATERIALS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF SUCH MATERIALS.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, SEMI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF USING, MODIFYING, CONTRIBUTING, COPYING, DISTRIBUTING, OR DOWNLOADING THE MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL SEMI BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) HOWEVER ARISING, WHETHER FOR BREACH OR IN TORT, EVEN IF SEMI HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADEQUATE PROTECTION AND BACKUP OF DATA AND/OR EQUIPMENT USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND WILL NOT MAKE A CLAIM OF ANY NATURE AGAINST SEMI FOR LOST DATA, RE-RUN TIME, INACCURATE OUTPUT, WORK DELAYS OR LOST PROFITS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE MATERIALS.

YOU AGREE TO HOLD SEMI ENTIRELY HARMLESS FROM, AND YOU COVENANT NOT TO SUE SEMI, OR ITS AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, FOR, ANY CLAIMS RELATED TO THE SITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS.

Local Laws; Export Control

SEMI controls and operates this Site from its headquarters in the United States of America and makes no representation that these Materials are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use this Site from outside the United States of America, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws including but not limited to the export and import regulations of other countries in relation to the Materials.

Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all marketing or promotional materials found on this Site are solely directed to individuals, companies or other entities located in the United States.

You acknowledge and agree that Materials may be subject to the U.S. Export Administration Laws and Regulations, and that diversion of such Materials contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. You agree that none of the Materials, nor any direct product therefrom, is being or will be acquired for, shipped, transferred, or re-exported, directly or indirectly, to proscribed or embargoed countries or their nationals, nor be used for nuclear activities, chemical biological weapons, or missile projects, unless specifically authorized by the U.S. Government for such purposes. You agree to comply strictly with all U.S. export laws and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required.

General

You acknowledge and agree that this Site and/or the Materials may include certain inaccuracies or typographical errors which may affect the quality of the Materials. In addition, you agree that SEMI and the Third Party Providers may make improvements and/or changes in the products, services, programs, and prices described in this Site, if any, at any time without notice, and further agree that SEMI can revise these Terms at any time without notice by updating this posting. You agree that your continued use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of such revised Terms; provided that if you have purchased a license to use Downloaded Materials, your license to use such Downloaded Materials shall remain the version you accepted at the time you purchased your license.

Any action related to these Terms will be governed by California law and controlling U.S. federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts located in Santa Clara County, in the State of California, for the resolution of all disputes arising from or related to these Terms and/or your use of the Site.

If any provision of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties, with all other provisions remaining in full force and effect. The failure of SEMI to enforce any right or provision in these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by SEMI in writing. The Terms comprise the entire agreement between you and SEMI and supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein.

Copyrights and Designated Agent
For Notification of Claims of Infringement

SEMI respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on this Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide SEMI’s Designated Agent the following information:

SEMI’s Policy Concerning Claims of Infringement:

A Written Notice of Copyright Claims of infringement should be directed to SEMI’s designated agent as specified below. Please include the following information:

  • A signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest that is allegedly infringed;

  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;

  • Your address, telephone number, and email address;

  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

SEMI’s Designated Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement:

SEMI Legal
673 South Milpitas Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035, USA

Phone: 1.408.943.6900
Email: legal@semi.org

SEMI’s Policy Concerning Repeat Infringers:

Under the appropriate circumstances, it is SEMI’s policy to remove and/or to disable access from SEMI to web pages of repeat infringers, to terminate subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers, and to remove and/or to disable access from SEMI to web pages as to which there have been steps taken for the purpose of affecting SEMI’s search results such as adding inappropriate “meta-tags.”

In this Privacy Policy (“Policy”), we describe how SEMI (“SEMI” or the “Company”) of 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035 collects, uses, and discloses information that we obtain about visitors to our website, www.semi.org (the “Site”), users of our mobile Application (our “App”), and the services available through our Site and App (collectively, the “Services”), and how we use and disclose that information. SEMI's representative in the European Union is SEMI Europe of Helmholtzstrasse 2-9
House D / 3rd floor, 10587 Berlin, Germany.

By visiting the Site, using or downloading our App, or otherwise using our Services, you acknowledge that your personal information will be handled as described in this Policy. Your use of our Site, App, or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Service, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. Our Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into this Policy.

The Information We Collect About You
Information We Collect Directly From You
Information We Collect Automatically
How We Use Your Information
How We Share Your Information
Our Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies
Third Party Analytics
Third-Party Ad Networks
Third-Party Links
Security of My Personal Information
Access To My Personal Information
What Choices Do I Have Regarding Use of My Personal Information?
Children Under 13
Contact Us
Changes to this Policy

The Information We Collect About You

We collect information about you directly from you, from third parties, and automatically through your use of our Site, App, and Services.

Information We Collect Directly From You. The scope of information that we collect about you depends on your interaction with our services. If you register with us, we will collect your: email, country/region, language preference, first name, last name, and information about your communications preferences. You have the option to provide us with additional information, including, your title, company, address, phone, fax, job function, job level. We also collect information from you when you contact us through our Site or App, download a whitepaper, submit a paper, attend one of our events, or otherwise interact with our Services. In addition, if you make a purchase, such as purchasing access to a webinar, we will also request that you provide your credit or debit card information and your billing and shipping address.

Information We Collect Automatically. We automatically collect the following information about your use of our Services through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies, including tracking technologies designed for mobile devices: your domain name; your browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your IP address; the length of time you visit our Site and/or use our Services; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site.

We also collect the following information about your use of the App: mobile device ID; location and language information; device name and model; operating system type, name, and version; your activities within the App; and the length of time that you are logged into our App.

We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you, including, where applicable, your user name, name, and other personal information. Please see the section “Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms” below for more information.

Information We Collect From Third Parties/Public Sources. If your employer registers you for one of our products or Services, then we collect the information that your employer provides to us. Members also may post press releases on our Site; such releases may contain your name as a contact point.

If You Do Not Provide Information If we need to collect your personal information for legal reasons, or under the terms of a contract or to enter into a contract with you, and you fail to provide that information then we may be limited as to the Services we can provide and in our performance of the contract and if there is a legal impact we will seek to explain this further to you]

How We Use Your Information

We use your information, including your personal information, for the following purposes:

  • To provide our Services to you, to communicate with you about your use of our Services, to respond to your inquiries, to fulfill your orders, and for other customer service purposes.
  • To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, to offer location customization, and personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using our Services.
  • As permitted by local law, for marketing and promotional purposes. Specifically, we use your information to send you news and newsletters, special offers, and promotions, or to otherwise contact you about products or information we think may interest you.
  • As permitted by local law, to gain insight into how users interact with our Services, which may assist us in determining appropriate advertising on our Site or on third party websites.
  • To better understand how users access and use our Services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis
  • To improve our Services
  • For research purposes, such as to research industry trends related to our Services

If you are in the European Union (EU), when we process personal data about you in the context of our activities established in the EU or related to our offering of goods or services to you or our monitoring of your behavior within the EU (“EU Processing”) we will do so only when the law allows us. In most cases we or our third parties will be processing your personal data where it is necessary: (a) for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) where these do not override your own interests, rights and freedoms: and our legitimate interests are the furtherance of (i) our mission to provide industry stewardship and engage our members to advance the interests of the global electronics supply chain and (ii) our vision to promote the development of the global electronics supply chain and positively influence the growth and prosperity of our members, advancing the mutual business interests of our membership and promoting a free and open global marketplace - including through the development, operation and promotion of our Services; or (b) to perform a contract we have entered into or are about to enter into with you personally; or (c) to comply with legal and regulatory requirements and requests. In rare, emergency situations we may use your personal data for your or someone else's vital interests. We generally do not rely on your consent for our EU processing other than in relation to the use of Cookies (see below) and to send you marketing emails, and we will inform you specifically when we seek to obtain this from you as well as your ability to withdraw that consent at any time. In some cases there may be overlap between these different basis.

Accordingly please note that we may undertake some EU Processing of your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above, where this is required or permitted by law, but if you would like more information about our basis of EU Processing please contact us at any time. Unless otherwise required or permitted by law, before we begin EU Processing of your personal data for a purpose unrelated to those above, we will notify you and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

How We Share Your Information

We may share your information, including personal information, as follows:

  • Users of Our Service. A key component of our Services is to connect you with other industry participants. If you choose to post a comment to one or our blog postings, then we collect the information that you make available through the blog. Any information that you post to our Site will be viewable by other visitors to our Site.
  • Event Attendees. If you attend one of our events, we share your contact information with other attendees.
  • Affiliates. We disclose the information we collect from you to our affiliates or subsidiaries; however, if we do so, their use and disclosure of your personal information will be subject to this Policy.
  • Service Providers. We disclose the information we collect from you to third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform functions on our behalf.
  • Business Transfers. If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if we transfer assets to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the other company.
  • In Response to Legal Process. We also may disclose the information we collect from you in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena.
  • To Protect Us and Others. We also may disclose the information we collect from you where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which Company is involved.
  • Aggregate Information. We may share aggregate information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes.

We provide the Services from the United States where the law may not provide the same level of data or privacy protection as your home territory. Where, however, we are conducting EU Processing we will ensure appropriate safeguards are put in place to protect your personal data including through the use of specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe and European Commission adequacy decisions about certain countries, as applicable. You can find further information about these at https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en.

Our Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms

We and our third party service providers use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track information about your use of our Site or Services. We may combine this information with other personal information we collect from you (and our third party service providers may do so on our behalf).

Cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities at our Site and Service. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies.

  • Session Cookies. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged into the Site. This allows us to process your online transactions and requests and verify your identity, after you have logged in, as you move through our Site.
  • Persistent Cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity, and to display advertising both on our Site and on third-party sites.

Disabling Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the Site, but some features may not function.

Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.

Third Party Analytics. We use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate use of our Services. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Services. To learn more about Google’s privacy practices, please review the Google Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. You can also download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We use these tools to help us improve our Services, performance and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies to perform their services. We do not share your personal information with these third parties.

Do Not Track

Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies); you also may opt-out of targeted advertising by following the instructions in the Third Party Ad Network section.

Third-Party Ad Networks

We use third parties such as network advertisers to display advertisements on our Sites, to assist us in displaying advertisements on third party websites, and to evaluate the success of our advertising campaigns. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on your visits to our Site as well as other websites. This enables us and these third parties to target advertisements by displaying ads for products and services in which you might be interested. Third party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you. These third party cookies and other technologies are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this one. We may provide these third-party advertisers with information about your usage of our Site and our services, as well as aggregate or non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our Site and users of our service.

You may opt-out of many third-party ad networks, including those operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). For more information regarding this practice by NAI members and DAA members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to opt-out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites: www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp (NAI) and www.aboutads.info/choices (DAA).

Opting out of one or more NAI member or DAA member networks (many of which will be the same) only means that those members no longer will deliver targeted content or ads to you. It does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on our Site or other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your NAI or DAA opt-out may no longer be effective. Additional information is available on NAI’s and DAA’s websites accessible by the above links.

User Generated Content

We invite you to post content on our Site, including your comments, pictures, and any other information that you would like to be available on our Site. If you post content to our Site, all of the information that you post will be available to all visitors to our Site. If you post your own content on our Site or Services, your posting may become public and Company cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy.

Third-Party Links

Our Site and Services may contain links to third-party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third party websites.

Security of My Personal Information

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures that are designed to provide an appropriate level of security taking into account the risks that are presented by the relevant processing, in particular from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.

You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. You may be held legally responsible where you have failed to take reasonable care resulting in lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

For How Long Will You Use My Personal Information?

We will retain your personal information as long as necessary for purposes for which it was collected and used by us, as stated in this Privacy Policy. Further, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we will retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, maintain appropriate business records, and enforce our agreements. Please contact us if you require more information about how we apply these criteria in specific cases.

Access To My Personal Information

You may modify personal information that you have submitted by logging into your account and updating your profile information. Please note that copies of information that you have updated, modified or deleted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Site or Application for a period of time.

What Rights and Choices Do I Have Regarding Use of My Personal Information?

Email: We may send periodic promotional to you (and if you are in the EU we will only do this if you have opted-in to receiving such promotions). You may opt-out of such communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the e-mail. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt-out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you e-mails about your account or any Services you have requested or received from us.

Special Note to EU Data Subjects: In respect of EU Processing you have the right to: (a) request a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it; (b) request that any incomplete or inaccurate personal data we hold about you is corrected; (c) request us to delete or remove the personal data we hold about you if we do not have a good reason to continue to process it (including if you successfully object to our processing below or where our processing was unlawful or erasure is required by law) note that if we cannot comply with your request for legal reasons we will notify these to you; (d) object to processing of your personal data if we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) which you believe are overridden by your interests, rights and freedoms - although we may be able to demonstrate otherwise, or where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes - see how to opt-out above; (e) request us to suspend the processing of your personal data if: (i) you want us to establish its accuracy; (ii) the processing in unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (iii) you want us to hold it in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to our use of it but we need to verify whether we have an overriding legitimate grounds to use it; (e) request we transfer your personal data to you or to a third party in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format where you provided this automated information to us on the basis of consent or to perform a contract with you; and (f) withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data (but without affecting the lawfulness of any prior processing and subject to us advising you as to the impact if you withdraw your consent).

If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact SEMI Europe Helmholtzstrasse 2-9 House D / 3rd floor 10587 Berlin, Germany. You will not have to pay a fee unless your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive (or in which case we may refuse to comply). We may need to carry out verification checks including requesting identity information from you. We seek to comply with legitimate requests within one month but complex or multiple requests may take longer but we will keep you updated.

Children Under 13

Our Services are not designed for children under 16. If we discover that a child under 16 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at customerservice@semi.org.

You also have the right to lodge complaint with a supervisory data protection authority in respect of our EU Processing.

Changes to this Policy

This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes to this Policy on our Site. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site, or sending a note to registered users at the email address of record.

In this Privacy Policy (“Policy”), we describe how SEMI (“SEMI” or the “Company”) of 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035 collects, uses, and discloses information that we obtain about visitors to our website, www.semi.org/en/join-edu (the “Site”) and users of the services available through our Site (collectively, the “Services”), and how we use and disclose that information.

By visiting the Site or using the Services, you acknowledge that your personal information will be handled as described in this Policy. Your use of our Site or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Service, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. Our Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into this Policy.

The Information We Collect About You
Information We Collect Directly From You
Information We Collect Automatically
How We Use Your Information
How We Share Your Information
Our Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms
Third Party Analytics
Do-Not-Track
User Generated Content
Third-Party Links
Security of My Personal Information
For How Long Will You Use My Personal Information?
Access To My Personal Information
Children Under 18
Contact Us
Changes to this Policy

The Information We Collect About You

We collect information about you directly from you and automatically through your use of our Site and Services.

Information We Collect Directly From You. The scope of information that we collect about you depends on your interaction with our Services.

If you are a student and register with us, we will collect your: first and last name, email address, age, major, grade point average, school, and resume.

If you are an existing member of SEMI/a university affiliate and register with us, we will collect the following: first and last name, school email address, school name, school address, career center email address, administrator or career center contact (including name, job title, and email), college/department of engineering or physical sciences leader/head/dean name and title, college/department contact email, access to clean room facilities (if yes, lab manager name and email), and access to electrical and materials characterization facilities.

Students and SEMI members/university affiliates may also provide additional information, such as, for students, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, and phone number, and for SEMI members/university affiliates, administrator or career center contact phone number, description of specific type of electrical and materials characterization facilities, list of research programs, and list of academic programs specializing in the microelectronics industry

Information We Collect Automatically. We automatically collect the following information about your use of our Services through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies: your domain name; your browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your IP address; the length of time you visit our Site and/or use our Services; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site.

We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you, including, where applicable, your name and other personal information. Please see the section “Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms” below for more information.

How We Use Your Information

We use your information, including your personal information, for the following purposes:

  • To provide our Services to you, to communicate with you about your use of our Services, to respond to your inquiries, and for other customer service purposes.
  • To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, to offer location customization, and personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using our Services.
  • To better understand how users access and use our Services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis.
  • To improve our Services.

How We Share Your Information

We may share your information, including personal information, as follows:

  • Users of Our Service. A key component of our Services is to connect students with SEMI members/university affiliates who are looking for candidates for employment, internships, scholarships, or other relevant opportunities. So when you, as a student, create an account and provide information to us, including your resume, this information will be available to all of our SEMI members/university affiliates who are using the Services for such purposes. Likewise, when you, as a SEMI member/university affiliate, and use our Services and provide information to us, this information will be available to all of the students who have registered to use our Services for such purposes.
  • Affiliates. We disclose the information we collect from you to our affiliates or subsidiaries; however, if we do so, their use and disclosure of your personal information will be subject to this Policy.
  • Service Providers. We disclose the information we collect from you to third party vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents who perform functions on our behalf.
  • Business Transfers. If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if we transfer assets to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the other company.
  • In Response to Legal Process. We also may disclose the information we collect from you in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena.
  • To Protect Us and Others. We also may disclose the information we collect from you where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which Company is involved.
  • Aggregate Information. We may share aggregate information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes.

Our Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms

We and our third party service providers use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track information about your use of our Site or Services. We may combine this information with other personal information we collect from you (and our third party service providers may do so on our behalf).

Cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities at our Site and Service. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies.

  • Session Cookies. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged into the Site. This allows us to process your online transactions and requests and verify your identity, after you have logged in, as you move through our Site.
  • Persistent Cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity, and to display advertising both on our Site and on third-party sites.

Disabling Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the Site, but some features may not function.

Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.

Third Party Analytics. We use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate use of our Services. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Services. To learn more about Google’s privacy practices, please review the Google Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. You can also download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We use these tools to help us improve our Services, performance and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies to perform their services. We do not share your personal information with these third parties.

Do Not Track

Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies); you also may opt-out of targeted advertising by following the instructions in the Third Party Ad Network section.

Third-Party Ad Networks

We use third parties such as network advertisers to display advertisements on our Sites, to assist us in displaying advertisements on third party websites, and to evaluate the success of our advertising campaigns. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on your visits to our Site as well as other websites. This enables us and these third parties to target advertisements by displaying ads for products and services in which you might be interested. Third party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you. These third party cookies and other technologies are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this one. We may provide these third-party advertisers with information about your usage of our Site and our services, as well as aggregate or non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our Site and users of our service.

You may opt-out of many third-party ad networks, including those operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). For more information regarding this practice by NAI members and DAA members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to opt-out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites: www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp (NAI) and www.aboutads.info/choices (DAA).

Opting out of one or more NAI member or DAA member networks (many of which will be the same) only means that those members no longer will deliver targeted content or ads to you. It does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on our Site or other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your NAI or DAA opt-out may no longer be effective. Additional information is available on NAI’s and DAA’s websites accessible by the above links.

User Generated Content

We invite you to post content on our Site in designated areas. If you post content to our Site, all of the information that you post will be available to registered users of our Site along with your first name and last initial. If you post your own content on our Site or Services, your posting may become public, and we cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy.

Third-Party Links

Our Site and Services may contain links to third-party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third party websites.

Security of My Personal Information

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures that are designed to provide an appropriate level of security taking into account the risks that are presented by the relevant processing, in particular from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.

You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. You may be held legally responsible where you have failed to take reasonable care resulting in lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

For How Long Will You Use My Personal Information?

We will retain your personal information as long as necessary for purposes for which it was collected and used by us, as stated in this Policy. Further, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we will retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, maintain appropriate business records, and enforce our agreements. Please contact us if you require more information about how we apply these criteria in specific cases.

Please note that after your information has been disclosed as described herein, we cannot and will not be able to prevent students or SEMI members/university affiliates, as applicable, who have previously received that information from retaining and using such information.

Access To My Personal Information

When the account log-in functionality of the Site becomes available, you may modify the personal information that you have submitted by logging into your account and updating your profile information. Until this functionality is available, you may modify the personal information that you have submitted by contacting us at universityprograms@semi.org. Please note that copies of information that you have updated, modified or deleted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Site for a period of time.

Children Under 18

Our Services are not designed for children under 18. If we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at universityprograms@semi.org.

Changes to this Policy

This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes to this Policy on our Site. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site, or sending a note to registered users at the email address of record.

Welcome to the SEMI ("Us" or "Our" or "We") Website

– and thank You for visiting. We hope You enjoy the experience!

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) are a legal contract between You and Us (collectively, "Everyone") and govern Your use of all the text, data, information, software, graphics, photographs and more (all of which We refer to as “Materials”) that We and Our affiliates may make available to You, as well as any services (“Services”) We may provide through our SEMI Academic Website located at www.semi.org/en/join-edu (all of which are referred to in these Terms as this “Website”).

READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE BROWSING THIS WEBSITE. YOU MUST ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS BY CREATING AN ACCOUNT AND CLICKING ACCEPT. USING THIS WEBSITE INDICATES THAT YOU HAVE BOTH READ AND ACCEPT THESE TERMS. YOU CANNOT USE THIS WEBSITE IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS.

NOTE: THESE TERMS CONTAIN A DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION PROVISION, INCLUDING CLASS ACTION WAIVER THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THESE TERMS AND WITH RESPECT TO DISPUTES YOU MAY HAVE WITH THE COMPANY. YOU MAY OPT OUT OF THE BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER AS PROVIDED BELOW. THESE PROVISIONS ONLY APPLY TO ACADEMIC USERS AS DEFINED HEREIN.

CHANGES

GENERAL USE

USING THE WEBSITE AND THE WEBSITE'S SERVICES

PASSWORD RESTRICTED AREAS OF THIS WEBSITE

PRIVACY POLICY

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES

SUBMISSIONS

UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

LOCAL LAWS; EXPORT CONTROL

FEEDBACK

DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION; CLASS ACTION WAIVER

GENERAL

CONTACT US

CHANGES.

We may alter the Materials and Services We offer You and/or choose to modify, suspend or discontinue this Website at any time and without notifying You. We may also change, update, add or remove provisions (collectively, “modifications”) of these Terms from time to time. Because Everyone benefits from clarity, We promise to inform You of any modifications to these Terms by posting them on this Website and, if You have registered with Us, by describing the modifications to these Terms in an email that We will send to the address that You provided during registration. To be sure We properly reach Your email inbox, We just ask that You let Us know if Your preferred email address changes at any time after Your registration.

If You object to any such modifications, Your sole recourse shall be to cease using this Website. Continued use of this Website following notice of any such modifications indicates You acknowledge and agree to be bound by the modifications. Also, please know that these Terms may be superseded by expressly-designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of this Website. These expressly-designated legal notices or terms are incorporated into these Terms and supersede the provision(s) of these Terms that are designated as being superseded.

GENERAL USE.

There are three types of users that may use this Website: existing members of SEMI (“Members”), college students who have participated, will participate, are participating, or desire to participate in a SEMI event, informational forum, or other SEMI program (“Students”), and professors, researchers, staff and other university staff or affiliates (“University Affiliates,” and together with Students, “Academic Users”).

If You are an Academic User, by using this Website, You promise that You are at least 18 years of age.

If You are an Academic User, we invite You to use this Website for individual, personal purposes ("Academic User Permitted Purposes") – enjoy!

If You are accessing or using the Website in Your capacity as an employee or other representative of a Member, You are agreeing to these Terms on behalf of yourself and such Member, and You represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind such Member to these Terms.

If You are a Member, we invite You to use this Website for your internal business purposes (“Member Permitted Purposes,” together with Academic User Permitted Purposes, “Permitted Purposes”)

In these Terms we are granting You a limited, personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use and to display the Materials; Your right to use the Materials is conditioned on Your compliance with these Terms. You have no other rights in this Website or any Materials and You may not modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of this Website or Materials in any manner. If You make copies of any of this Website while engaging in Permitted Purposes then We ask that You be sure to keep on the copies all of Our copyright and other proprietary notices as they appear on this Website.

Unfortunately, if You breach any of these Terms the above license will terminate automatically and You must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials (and any copies thereof).

USING THIS WEBSITE AND THE WEBSITE’S SERVICES.

In order to access this Website (such as viewing this Website’s blog posts and other User Submissions (defined below)) and to use certain Services and Materials offered on and through this Website, You must successfully register an account with Us.

PASSWORD RESTRICTED AREAS OF THIS WEBSITE.

If You are a Member, You will be able to access password restricted areas of the Website using the existing credentials that You use to access SEMI.org.

If You are a Student and You want an account with Us, You must submit the following information through the account registration page on this Website: first and last name, email address, age, major, grade point average, school, and a resume (collectively, “Student Required Information”).

If You are a University Affiliate and You want an account with Us, You must submit the following information through the account registration page on this Website: first and last name, school email address, school name, school address, career center email address, administrator or career center contact (including name, job title, and email), college/department of engineering or physical sciences leader/head/dean name and title, college/department contact email, access to clean room facilities (if yes, lab manager name and email), and access to electrical and materials characterization facilities (collectively, “University Affiliate Required Information” and together with Student Required Information, “Required Information”).

Students and University Affiliates may also provide additional, optional information so that We can provide You a more customized experience when using this Website, such as, for Students, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, and phone number (collectively, “Student Optional Information”) and for University Affiliates, administrator or career center contact phone number, description of specific type of electrical and materials characterization facilities, list of research programs, and list of academic programs specializing in the microelectronics industry (collectively, “University Optional Information,” together with Student Optional Information, “Optional Information”)–but, We will leave that decision with You. Required Information and Optional Information shall collectively be referred to herein as “Academic User Information.” Once You submit the required registration information, We alone will determine whether or not to approve Your proposed account. If approved, You will be sent an e-mail detailing how to complete Your registration. For so long as You use the account, You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information which can be accomplished by logging into Your account and making relevant changes directly or contacting Us using the below contact information and We can make the changes for You. And, if You forget Your password – no worries as We will happily send a password update to Your provided email address.

You are responsible for complying with these Terms when You access this Website, whether directly or through any account that You may setup through or on this Website. Because it is Your account, it is Your job to obtain and maintain all equipment and services needed for access to and use of This Website as well as paying related charges. It is also Your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of Your password(s), including any password of a third-party site that We may allow You to use to access this Website. Should You believe Your password or security for This Website has been breached in any way, You must immediately notify Us.

PRIVACY POLICY.

We respect the information that You provide to Us, and want to be sure You fully understand exactly how We use that information. So, please review Our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) which explains everything.

Without limiting the foregoing, If You, as an Academic User, create an account on the Website and provide Your Academic User Information, You understand and agree that You are requesting and authorizing Us to make Your Academic User Information available to any Member(s) that We believe may have an interest in You or Your Academic User Information. As an Academic User, by creating an account, providing information, and uploading a resume, You agree that Members may contact you to share potential job or internship opportunities, potential scholarships, or other relevant opportunities (collectively, “Opportunities”). If You do not wish to share Academic User Information with Members or other third parties, please refer to the Privacy Policy regarding how to stop sharing such Academic User Information. You acknowledge and agree that We cannot and will not be able to prevent Members or other third parties who have previously received a copy of Your Academic User Information from retaining a copy or contacting You regarding the same.

If you are a Member, you agree to use the Academic User Information solely in a manner consistent with the Privacy Policy and all applicable law. If you, AS A MEMBER, use the website for the pruposes of recruiting, hiring and/or employing any ACADEMIC USER or any other third party, or for any other employment related purpose, you represent that you are an equal opportunity employer and are in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local labor and employment laws.

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES.

We think links are convenient, and We sometimes provide links on his Website to third-party websites. If You use these links, You will leave this Website. We are not obligated to review any third-party websites that You link to from this Website, We do not control any of the third-party websites, and We are not responsible for any of the third-party websites (or the products, services, or content available through any of them). Thus, We do not endorse or make any representations about such third-party websites, any information, software, products, services, or materials found there or any results that may be obtained from using them. If You decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to from this Website, You do this entirely at Your own risk and You must follow the privacy policies and terms and conditions for those third-party websites.

SUBMISSIONS.

Certain areas of this Website (e.g., blogs, message or bulletin boards, informational posts, or forums) may permit You to submit feedback, information (including without limitation Academic User Information and/or Opportunities), data, text, software, messages, or other materials (each, a "User Submission"). You agree that You are solely responsible for all of Your User Submissions and that any such User Submission is considered both non-confidential and non-proprietary. Further, We do not guarantee that You will be able to edit or delete any User Submission You have submitted.

By submitting any User Submission, You are promising Us that:

  • You own all rights in Your User Submissions (including, without limitation, all rights to the reproduction and display of Your User Submissions) or, alternatively, You have acquired all necessary rights in Your User Submissions to enable You to grant to Us the rights in Your User Submissions as described in these Terms;
  • You have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other financial obligations, of any kind, arising from any use or commercial exploitation of Your User Submissions;
  • Your User Submissions do not infringe the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;
  • You voluntarily agree to waive all "moral rights" that You may have in Your User Submission;
  • Any information contained in Your User Submission is not known by You to be false, inaccurate, or misleading;
  • Your User Submission does not violate any law (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising);
  • Your User Submission is not, and may not reasonably be considered to be, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially, ethnically, religiously, or otherwise biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership, or corporation, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, or invasive of another's privacy;
  • You were not and will not be compensated or granted any consideration by any third party for submitting Your User Submission;
  • Your User Submission does not incorporate materials from a third-party website, or addresses, email addresses, contact information, or phone numbers (other than Your own);
  • Your User Submission does not contain any viruses, worms, spyware, adware, or other potentially damaging programs or files;
  • Your User Submission does not contain any information that You consider confidential, proprietary, or personal; and
  • Your User Submission does not contain or constitute any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation.

By submitting a User Submission, You grant to Us an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide, royalty-free license (sublicensable through multiple tiers) to:

  • Use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform, and publicly display Your User Submissions (or any modification thereto), in whole or in part, in any format or medium now known or later developed;
  • Use (and permit others to use) Your User Submission in any manner and for any purpose (including, without limitation, commercial purposes) that We deem appropriate in Our sole discretion (including, without limitation, to incorporate Your User Submission or any modification thereto, in whole or in part, into any technology, product, or service);
  • Display advertisements in connection with Your User Submissions and to use Your User Submissions for advertising and promotional purposes.

We may, but are not obligated to, pre-screen User Submissions or monitor any area of this Website through which User Submissions may be submitted. We are not required to host, display, or distribute any User Submissions on or through this Website and may remove at any time or refuse any User Submissions for any reason. We are not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage of any kind to any User Submissions. Further, You agree that We may freely disclose Your User Submission to any third party absent any obligation of confidence on the part of the recipient.

We do not endorse and are not responsible for any User Submissions, including any opinion, advice, information, or statement contained therein. User Submissions may be inaccurate, incomplete, misleading or deceptive. You acknowledge that by accessing the Website, You may come into contact with Materials (including User Submissions) that You find harmful, offensive, threatening, indecent or objectionable, including, but not limited to, explicit language and other potentially offensive material, and you acknowledge that We shall have no liability with respect to such Materials.

UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.

To be clear, We authorize Your use of this Website only for Permitted Purposes. Any other use of this Website beyond the Permitted Purposes is prohibited and, therefore, constitutes unauthorized use of this Website. This is because as between You and Us, all rights in this Website remain Our property.

Unauthorized use of this Website may result in violation of various United States and international copyright laws. Because We prefer keeping this relationship drama-free, We want to give You examples of things to avoid. So, unless You have written permission from Us stating otherwise, You are not authorized to use this Website in any of the following ways (these are examples only and the list below is not a complete list of everything that You are not permitted to do):

  • For any public or commercial purpose which includes use of this Website on another site or through a networked computer environment;
  • In a manner that modifies, publicly displays, publicly performs, reproduces or distributes any of this Website;
  • In a manner that violates any local, state, national, foreign, or international statute, regulation, rule, order, treaty, or other law;
  • To stalk, harass, harm, or unlawfully discriminate against another individual;
  • To impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent Your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • To interfere with or disrupt this Website or servers or networks connected to this Website;
  • To use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering, scraping, or extraction methods in connection with this Website; or
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of this Website or any other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to this Website, whether through hacking, password mining, or any other means.

You agree to hire attorneys to defend Us if You violate these Terms and that violation results in a problem for Us. You also agree to pay any damages that We may end up having to pay as a result of Your violation. You alone are responsible for any violation of these Terms by You. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by You and, in such case, You agree to cooperate with Our defense of such claim.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.

"SEMI" is a trademark that belongs to Us. Other trademarks, names and logos on this Website are the property of their respective owners.

Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all Materials, including the arrangement of them on this Website are Our sole property, Copyright © 2019 SEMI. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Except as otherwise required or limited by applicable law, any reproduction, distribution, modification, retransmission, or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright owner or license.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT.

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and encourage You to do the same. Accordingly, We have a policy of removing User Submissions that violate intellectual property rights of others, suspending access to this Website (or any portion thereof) to any user who uses this Website in violation of someone’s intellectual property rights, and/or terminating in appropriate circumstances the account of any user who uses the this Website in violation of someone’s intellectual property rights.

Pursuant to Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 512, We have implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement and for processing such claims in accordance with such law. If You believe Your copyright or other intellectual property right is being infringed by a user of this Website, please provide written notice to Our Agent for notice of claims of infringement:

Attn: SEMI Legal

673 South Milpitas Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035

Phone: 1.408.943.6900

Email: legal@semi.org

To be sure the matter is handled immediately, Your written notice must:

  • Contain Your physical or electronic signature;
  • Identify the copyrighted work or other intellectual property alleged to have been infringed;
  • Identify the allegedly infringing material in a sufficiently precise manner to allow Us to locate that material;
  • Contain adequate information by which We can contact You (including postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address);
  • Contain a statement that You have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material or other intellectual property is not authorized by the owner, the owner's agent or the law;
  • Contain a statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and
  • Contain statement, under penalty of perjury, that You are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or other intellectual property right owner.

Unless the notice pertains to copyright or other intellectual property infringement, the Agent will be unable to address the listed concern.

Submitting a DMCA Counter-Notification

We will notify You that We have removed or disabled access to copyright-protected material that You provided, if such removal is pursuant to a validly received DMCA take-down notice. In response, You may provide Our Agent with a written counter-notification that includes the following information:

1. Your physical or electronic signature;

2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;

3. A statement from You under the penalty of perjury, that You have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and

4. Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that You consent to the jurisdiction of a court for the judicial district in which Your physical address is located, or if Your physical address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which We may be located, and that You will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.

Termination of Repeat Infringers

We reserve the right, in Our sole discretion, to terminate the account or access of any user of this Website or Service who is the subject of repeated DMCA or other infringement notifications.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.

THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE IS WITH YOU.

WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY) WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE, WHICH INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.

THIS MEANS THAT WE DO NOT PROMISE YOU THAT THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF PROBLEMS. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, We make no warranty that this Website will meet Your requirements or that this Website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free or that defects in this Website will be corrected. We make no warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of this Website or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through this Website. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by You through this Website or from Us or Our subsidiaries/other affiliated companies shall create any warranty. we disclaim any warranty for any communications between any member and any ACADEMIC USER with respect to any opportunity. We disclaim all equitable indemnities.

Academic Users: Without limiting the foregoing, if You are and Academic User, You understand and agree that We are not responsible for Member’s User Submissions, including without limitation Opportunities, or any communications from any Members (collectively, “Member Content”). We cannot confirm the accuracy or completeness of Member Content. We assume no responsibility and disclaim all liability, for the content, accuracy, completeness, legality, reliability, or availability of Member Content. In addition, We are not involved in the administration of the Opportunities, including the content of the Member’s application form, messages, screener questions, testing assessments or their format or method of delivery. We do not guarantee the validity of any Opportunities and caution Academic Users to verify the validity of a job offer before taking an adverse action regarding their current employment situations. Academic Users are solely responsible for verifying the accuracy of any Member Content. Further, We do not guarantee You will receive, be notified about, access, read or respond to any of an Academic User’s User Submissions, communications or Academic User Information (collectively, “Academic User Content”), or that there will no mistakes in the transmission or storage of Academic User Content.

Members: Without limiting the foregoing, if You are a Member, You understand and agree that We are not responsible for Academic User Information. We cannot confirm the accuracy or completeness of Academic User Content. We assume no responsibility and disclaim all liability , for the content, accuracy, completeness, legality, reliability, or availability of Academic User Content. In addition, We do not verify the identity of any Academic Users who provide Academic User Content, no do we know an Academic User’s motivation for providing such Academic User Content (including in such Academic User’s communications with such Member), and thus, We provide no guarantee as to the Academic User’s qualifications or interest in Your Opportunity.

Both Academic Users and Members agree that, in providing the Website, We are not acting as a job placement agency or staffing firm.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR DISPLAYING, COPYING, OR DOWNLOADING ANY MATERIALS TO OR FROM THIS WEBSITE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) HOWEVER ARISING, EVEN IF WE KNOW THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

LOCAL LAWS; EXPORT CONTROL.

We control and operate this Website from Our headquarters in the United States of America and the entirety of this Website may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations. You are not permitted to use this Website to post or otherwise provide or communicate regarding Opportunities outside of the United States of America. If You use this Website outside the United States of America, You are solely responsible for following applicable local laws.

FEEDBACK.

Any submissions by You to Us (e.g., comments, questions, suggestions, materials – collectively, “Feedback”) through any communication whatsoever (e.g., call, fax, email) will be treated as both non-confidential and non-proprietary. Except as prohibited by applicable law, you hereby assign all right, title, and interest in, and We are free to use, without any attribution or compensation to You, any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, or other intellectual property and proprietary rights contained in the Feedback, whether or not patentable, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, having manufactured, licensing, marketing, and selling, directly or indirectly, products and services using such Feedback. Where the foregoing assignment is prohibited by law, you hereby grant Us an exclusive, transferable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up license (including the right to sublicense) to use and exploit all Feedback as We may determine in our sole discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and agree that We are not obligated to use, display, reproduce, or distribute any such ideas, know-how, concepts, or techniques contained in the Feedback, and You have no right to compel such use, display, reproduction, or distribution.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION; CLASS ACTION WAIVER.

This Provision applies exclusively to Academic Users. Members shall not be subject to or able to enforce or otherwise avail themselves of the terms of this Provision, but shall instead remain subject to any of the Dispute Resolution provisions contained in their other membership documents and agreements.

Please Read This Provision Carefully. It Affects Your Legal Rights.

This Provision facilitates the prompt and efficient resolution of any dispute (e.g., claim or controversy, whether based in contract, statute, regulation, ordinance, tort – including, but not limited to, fraud, misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, or negligence – or any other legal or equitable theory, and includes the validity, enforceability or scope of this Provision (with the exception of the enforceability of the Class Action Waiver clause below) that may arise between You and Us. Effectively, then, “dispute” is given the broadest meaning enforceable by law and includes any claims against other parties relating to services or products provided or billed to You (such as Our licensors, suppliers, dealers or third-party vendors) whenever You also assert claims against Us in the same proceeding.

This Provision provides that all disputes between You and Us shall be resolved by binding arbitration because acceptance of These Terms constitutes a waiver of Your right to litigation claims and all opportunity to be heard by a judge or jury. We prefer this because We believe arbitration is less drama-filled than litigation. To be clear, there is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. The arbitrator must follow these Terms and can award the same damages and relief as a court (including attorney’s fees). You may, however, opt-out of this Provision which means You would have a right or opportunity to bring claims in a court, before a judge or jury, and/or to participate in or be represented in a case filed in court by others (including, but not limited to, class actions). EVERYONE AGREES THAT, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BELOW, ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, AS DEFINED ABOVE, WHETHER PRESENTLY IN EXISTENCE OR BASED ON ACTS OR OMISSIONS IN THE PAST OR IN THE FUTURE, WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PROVISION.

Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution

For all Disputes, whether pursued in court or arbitration, You must first give Us an opportunity to resolve the Dispute which is first done by emailing Us at legal@semi.org the following information: (1)Your name, (2) Your address, (3) A written description of Your Claim, and (4) A description of the specific relief You seek. If We do not resolve the Dispute within 45 days after receiving Your notification, than You may pursue Your Dispute in arbitration. You may pursue Your dispute in a court only under the circumstances described below.

Exclusions from Arbitration/Right to Opt Out

Notwithstanding the above, Your or We may choose to pursue a Dispute in court and not by arbitration if: (a) The dispute qualifies for initiation in small claims court; or (b) YOU OPT-OUT OF THESE ARBITRATION PROCEDURES WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE THAT YOU FIRST CONSENT TO THESE TERMS (the “Opt-Out Deadline”). You may opt-out of this Provision by emailing Us at legal@semi.org the following information: (1) Your name; (2) Your address; (3) A clear statement that You do not wish to resolve disputes with Us through arbitration. Either way, We will not take any decision You make personally. In fact, We promise that Your decision to opt-out of this Arbitration Provision will have no adverse effect on Your relationship with Us. But, We do have to enforce the Opt-Out Deadline so keep in mind that any opt-out request received after the Opt-Out Deadline will not be valid and You must pursue Your dispute in arbitration or small claims court.

Arbitration Procedures

If this Provision applies and the dispute is not resolved as provided above (Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution) either You or We may initiate arbitration proceedings. The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), www.adr.org, or JAMS, www.jamsadr.com, will arbitrate all disputes, and the arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator. The arbitration shall be commenced as an individual arbitration only, and shall in no event be commenced as a class arbitration or a consolidated or representative action or arbitration. All issues shall be for the arbitrator to decide, including the scope of this Provision.

For arbitration before AAA, for Disputes of less than $75,000, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes will apply; for Disputes involving $75,000 or more, the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules will apply. In either instance, the AAA’s Optional Rules For Emergency Measures Of Protection shall apply. The AAA rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. For arbitration before JAMS, the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures and the JAMS Recommended Arbitration Discovery Protocols For Domestic, Commercial Cases will apply. The JAMS rules are available at www.jamsadr.com or by calling 1-800-352-5267. This Provision governs in the event it conflicts with the applicable arbitration rules. Under no circumstances will class action or representative procedures or rules apply to the arbitration.

Because this Website and these Terms concern interstate commerce, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs the arbitrability of all disputes. However, the arbitrator will apply applicable substantive law consistent with the FAA and the applicable statute of limitations or condition precedent to suit.

Arbitration Award – The arbitrator may award on an individual basis any relief that would be available pursuant to applicable law, and will not have the power to award relief to, against or for the benefit of any person who is not a party to the proceeding. The arbitrator will make any award in writing but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by a party or if required by applicable law. Such award will be final and binding on the parties, except for any right of appeal provided by the FAA or other applicable law, and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties for purposes of enforcement.

Location of Arbitration – You or We may initiate arbitration in either California or the federal judicial district that includes Your billing address.

Payment of Arbitration Fees and Costs – So long as You place a request in writing prior to commencement of the arbitration, We will pay all arbitration filing fees and AAA or JAMS hearing fees and any arbitrator's hearing fees, costs and expenses upon Your written request to the arbitrator given at or before the first evidentiary hearing in the arbitration. But, You will still be responsible for all additional fees and costs that You incur in the arbitration which include but are not limited to attorneys’ fees or expert witnesses. In addition to any fees and costs recoverable under applicable law, if You provide notice and negotiate in good faith with Us as provided in the section above titled “Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution” and the arbitrator concludes that You are the prevailing party in the arbitration, You will be entitled to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and costs as determined by the arbitrator.

Class Action Waiver

Except as otherwise provided in this Provision, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a class or representative proceeding or claims (such as a class action, consolidated action, representative action, or private attorney general action) unless both You and We specifically agree to do so in writing following initiation of the arbitration. If You choose to pursue Your Dispute in court by opting out of the Arbitration Provision, as specified above, this Class Action Waiver will not apply to You. Neither You, nor any other user of this Website can be a class representative, class member, or otherwise participate in a class, consolidated, or representative proceeding without having complied with the opt-out requirements above.

Jury Waiver

You understand and agree that by accepting this Provision in these Terms, You and We are each waiving the right to a jury trial or a trial before a judge in a public court. In the absence of this Provision, You and We might otherwise have had a right or opportunity to bring disputes in a court, before a judge or jury, and/or to participate or be represented in a case filed in court by others (including class actions). Except as otherwise provided below, those rights are waived. Other rights that You would have if You went to court (e.g.,, the rights to both appeal and certain types of discovery) may be more limited or may also be waived.

Severability

If any clause within this Provision (other than the Class Action Waiver clause above) is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from this Provision whose remainder will be given full force and effect. If the Class Action Waiver clause is found to be illegal or unenforceable, this entire Provision will be unenforceable and the dispute will be decided by a court.

Continuation

This Provision shall survive the termination of Your account with Us or Our affiliates and Your discontinued use of this Website. Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms to the contrary, We agree that if We make any change to this Provision (other than a change to the Notice Address), You may reject any such change and require Us to adhere to the present language in this Provision if a dispute between Us arises.

LANGUAGE.

The Parties hereto have expressly required that these Terms and all documents and notices relating thereto be drafted in the English language.

GENERAL.

We think direct communication resolves most issues – if We feel that You are not complying with these Terms, We will tell You. We will even provide You with recommended necessary corrective action(s) because We value this relationship.

However, certain violations of these Terms, as determined by Us, may require immediate termination of Your access to this Website without prior notice to You. The Federal Arbitration Act, California state law and applicable U.S. federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions, will govern these Terms. Foreign laws do not apply. Except for disputes subject to arbitration as described above, any disputes relating to these Terms or this Website will be heard in the courts located in Santa Clara County, California. If any of these Terms are deemed inconsistent with applicable law, then such term(s) shall be interpreted to reflect the intentions of the parties, and no other terms will be modified. By choosing not to enforced any of these Terms, We are not waiving Our rights. These Terms are the entire agreement between You and Us and, therefore, supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements between Everyone about this Website. The proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, representations made by You, indemnities, limitations of liability and general provisions shall survive any termination of these Terms.

CONTACT US.

If You have any questions about these Terms or otherwise need to contact Us for any reason, You can reach Us at semihq@semi.org