This Policy applies to our websites, products, services, software, or apps on which we post a direct link to this Policy or refer to within this Policy (collectively the "Services"). This Policy covers data collected through the Services and not any data collection or processing practices of other services that maintain their own, separate privacy policies. Occasionally, we refer to this Policy in relation to surveys and special-purpose web pages, for example, our Careers web pages; under such circumstances, this Policy applies as modified in the particular notice or consent request (e.g., with respect to types of data collected or purposes of collection).
Types of Data and Collection Methods
Data you submit.
Contact Information: We collect your name, email address(es), mailing address(es), telephone number(s), and data related to the business you represent when you request information from us, register, order a product or service, or otherwise intentionally send us such information.
Payment Information: In connection with chargeable services, we will also collect payment information (e.g., credit card number and related verification data), phone number, and billing and shipping addresses.
Employment Application: If you apply for employment or other role as a worker for Qualcomm and/or one of its affiliates, we will collect your name, contact information, application, job or role for which you are applying, and any information you provide to us such as your resume, CV, reference letters or other information. Please see our Applicant Privacy Notice for further details.
Data we automatically collect from our websites.
Device and Browser Information: When you visit one of our websites, we collect general data from your computer or mobile device such as your browser type, operating system, IP address and the domain name from which you accessed the site, and if you are accessing our site with your mobile device, type of mobile device.
Browsing Activities: We collect data about how you use our websites, such as the date and time you visit the site, the areas or pages of the site that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing the site, the number of times you return to the site and other click-stream data.
The California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) requires us to describe the categories of personal information (as defined by CCPA) we sell to third parties and how to opt-out of future sales. The CCPA defines personal information to include online identifiers, including IP addresses, cookies IDs, and mobile IDs. The law also defines a “sale” broadly to include simply making data available to third parties in some cases. We let advertising and analytics providers collect IP addresses, cookie IDs, and mobile IDs, along with associated device and usage data, when you access our websites or web apps, but we do not “sell” any other personal information. If you do not wish for us or our partners to “sell” personal information relating to your visits to our sites for advertising purposes, you can make your Do Not Sell Request by emailing us or using the opt-out choices above. If you opt-out using these choices, we will not share or make available such personal information in ways that are considered a “sale” under the CCPA. However, we will continue to make available to our partners (acting as our service providers) some personal information to help us perform advertising-related functions. Further, using these choices will not opt you out of the use of previously “sold” personal information or stop all interest-based advertising.
Software and apps:Qualcomm Incorporated's subsidiaries create a variety of software and applications for mobile devices. Through these software applications, we may collect location data, unique identifiers (such as a chipset serial number or international subscriber ID), data about the applications installed and/or running on the device, configuration data such as the make, model, and wireless carrier, the operating system and version data, software build data, and data about the performance of the device such as performance of the chipset, battery use, and thermal data. Learn More
Third Party Sources: We may also obtain personal data from third party sources such as data brokers, social networks, other partners, or public sources.
Collection Purposes, Use of Data
We collect and process personal data about you with your consent and/or as necessary to provide the products you use, operate our business, meet our contractual and legal obligations, protect the security of our systems and our customers, or fulfil other legitimate interests. The purposes for which we collect and use each of the categories of personal data include:
- To respond to the request that you sent us such as your request for information, or your request to subscribe to a service or purchase a product;
- To provide, manage, maintain, and secure the Service(s) you request;
- To operate and improve our business, including to administer, protect, and improve our services and our systems, to develop new products and services, and for other internal business purposes;
- To better understand the preferences of the users of our Services, compile aggregated statistics about usage of our Services, and help personalize your experience of our website and Services;
- To provide you with information about our technologies, product or service releases, news, and other communications; and
- Any other use we describe in this Policy or at the point where we collect the data.
To achieve these purposes, and to the extent permitted by applicable law, we may combine the various types of data that we collect from different on and offline sources. In addition, we may de-identify and/or anonymize the personal data we collect such that it no longer can be used to identify you and, in such case, the de-identified and/or anonymized data is no longer subject to this Policy.
Where We Store and Process Data
We store and process data in the United States and on servers around in the world, including, without limitation, Asia and the European Economic Area. Wherever we store or process personal data pursuant to this Policy, we take measures designed to ensure that the data is processed in accordance with this Policy and in compliance with applicable law.
We transfer personal data from the European Economic Area to other countries, some of which have not been determined by the European Commission to have an adequate level of data protection. When we do so, we use a variety of legal mechanisms to effectuate the transfer (such as your consent or adequate legal contracts).
Disclosures of Personal Data
We may share each of the categories of personal data we collect with the following types of third parties. We share your data with Qualcomm subsidiaries. For example, we may share your request to subscribe to newsletter regarding certain products or services with the applicable Qualcomm subsidiary. We may also share your personal data with service providers who process the data on our behalf for the purposes set forth in this Policy. We may also offer training or other services to the employees and workers of our business customers. In such cases, we may share data relating to the use of our training and other services with the identified business customers for their business use. We may also share your data as required by law or in the interest of protecting or exercising our or others' legal rights, e.g., without limitation, in connection with requests from law enforcement officials and in connection with court proceedings. We may share or transfer your data in connection with a prospective or actual sale, merger, transfer or other reorganization of all or parts of our business, including related negotiations. Finally, we may also share your personal data where you have granted us permission.
Opt-In/Out. In some circumstances, such as email marketing, we offer you the ability to opt-in or opt-out of some kinds of data collection, use, or sharing. In such circumstances, we will respect your choice.
Data Subject Rights. The laws of some countries or states allow you to request access, correction, deletion, restriction, or other rights with respect to your personal data. Click here to exercise those rights. If you have trouble exercising your rights using the above link, you may contact us using the information at the bottom of this Policy.
Do Not Track. We do not currently respond to “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signals sent by web browsers. A uniform standard has not yet been adopted to determine how DNT signals should be interpreted and what actions should be taken by websites and third parties that receive them. However, you may use a variety of other means of controlling data collection and use, including cookie controls in your browser settings and the personalized advertising controls described in the Cookies section above.
Non-Discrimination/Financial Incentives. The laws of some countries or states prohibit us from discriminating against you for exercising your rights described above and imposes requirements on any financial incentives offered to you related to your information. If we offer any such financial incentives, we will describe them in more detail here.
We retain personal data while your account is active, or as needed to provide you services. We will delete or de-identify personal data within a reasonable time after the data is no longer necessary for the business purposes for which it was collected. We will, however, retain and use personal data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Transmissions over the Internet are never 100% secure or error-free. However, we take reasonable steps to protect your data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. It is your responsibility to safeguard your passwords and User IDs and to notify us using one of the contact methods listed below if you ever suspect that your password or User ID for one of our Services has been compromised. To help us protect personal data, we request that you use a strong password and never share your password with anyone or use the same password with other sites or accounts. You are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of our Services conducted via your password and User ID.
We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Policy at any time, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Policy the date it was last updated. If we change the Policy in a material way, we will provide appropriate online notice to you at least thirty days in advance and/or obtain your express consent as required by law. When you visit our websites or use our Services, you are accepting the current version of this Policy. We recommend that users revisit this Policy on occasion to learn of any changes.
To contact us, send us an email at privacy[at]qualcomm[dot]com, or write to us at Qualcomm Incorporated, Attn. Privacy Counsel, 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121.
Effective Date: May 20, 2021