Full Privacy Statement

At ANSYS, Inc., providing our customers and web site visitors with useful information without infringing on privacy is of the utmost importance. ANSYS safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic and management procedures.

The following policies are in effect for the web pages and online services operated by ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

ANSYS, Inc. is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of its customers and web site visitors. That is why we want you to understand the actions we take to protect your privacy and to ensure data security when we collect and use information about you. Because your privacy is important, ANSYS, Inc. will not disclose, sell, rent, trade or share your personal information except as outlined in this Privacy Statement. Where ANSYS, Inc. engages third parties, channel partners or uses subsidiaries to perform services on our behalf, we will require them to observe the intent of this Privacy Statement.

The Site and the Products and Services are intended for adult audiences, and ANSYS, Inc. does not knowingly collect any personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Please take a moment to read this Privacy Statement to learn how we handle your information.

What information does ANSYS collect and how will it be used?

ANSYS, Inc. may collect the following types of personal information when you interact with us online or complete an online form:

Contact Information such as: name, job title, company name, department, e-mail address, physical mailing address, telephone number. We may use this information to notify you of products and services offered by ANSYS, Inc., to manage our relationship with you, to provide you with after-sales service and to conduct research into the needs of the market. ANSYS, Inc. works with a number of carefully selected partner organizations. From time to time, we may use your contact details to forward to you information about the products and services offered by our partners

Professional Data such as: employment background, industry, and general information on your professional background. If you provide us with this information, we will use it to better understand your needs and to help us in offering you appropriate products and services.

Personal Billing and Transaction Information such as: credit card details and financial information. When you provide us with this information, we will use it only for the purpose of conducting the relevant transactions. We will use your e-mail address to send a confirmation and, if necessary, might use the other information to contact you through one of our channel partners.

The personal information you provide to us when making a request may be made available to our channel partners or an ANSYS subsidiary for completing your request. After fulfilling your request, the information you provide may be used by us for direct marketing of ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and channel partners’ products and services or business partner products or services. ANSYS, Inc. may use the services of a third parties to process your information and send you mailings..

In addition, ANSYS, Inc. also collects non-personal information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our web sites. ANSYS, Inc. also collects non-personal information about which pages our customers visit within our web sites. Our web servers do not record e-mail addresses or other personal information unless it is willingly provided by the individual when filling out a web form.

ANSYS, Inc. will not share your information with other organizations besides its channel partners and subsidiaries without your prior approval, other than for the limited exceptions listed below.

Will ANSYS, Inc. disclose the information we collect to additional outside third parties?

ANSYS, Inc. uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure.

Should the situation arise, ANSYS, Inc. reserves the right to transfer information in connection with the sale of all or part of ANSYS, Inc.'s capital stock or assets.

As noted earlier, ANSYS, Inc. may operate subsidiary companies or engage third parties to perform services on its behalf. In these cases, we will require the subsidiary or third party to observe the intent of this Privacy Statement.

The personal information you provide to us when making a request is made available to the applicable subsidiary or channel partner in your area for completing your request. It may also be provided to third party providers to perform these functions on behalf of ANSYS, Inc., its subsidiaries and channel partners. After fulfilling your request, the information you provide may be used by us or our subsidiaries or channel partners for direct marketing of ANSYS, Inc., other ANSYS, Inc. products or business partner products.

ANSYS, Inc.’s web sites contain hyperlinks to other web sites. ANSYS, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such web sites, or how they treat information about their users. ANSYS, Inc. does not share any of your individual personal information with the web sites to which ANSYS, Inc. links, except as stated elsewhere within this Privacy Statement. Please check with the hyperlinked sites to determine their privacy policies.

ANSYS, Inc. will disclose personal information without your permission when required to do so by law or in good faith belief if such action is necessary or desirable to comply with the law, protect or defend the rights or property of ANSYS, Inc., its subsidiaries, its channel partners or this site or its users.

Opting Out/Unsubscribe

 

Individuals may opt-out of receiving marketing and non-administrative e-mailings from ANSYS, Inc. and our affiliated worldwide offices. If you do not wish to have ANSYS, Inc. contact you via e-mail, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time upon receipt of any marketing and non-administrative e-mailings delivered from ANSYS, Inc. by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the e-mail. If you prefer to never receive e-mail from ANSYS, Inc., please send an e-mail to privacy@ansys.com and type “remove”’ in the subject. Your e-mail will be removed from all of our e-mail lists as promptly as possible.

We may use a third-party e-mail service provider to send e-mails. This service provider is prohibited from using your e-mail address for any purpose other than to send an ANSYS, Inc. related e-mail.

Customers cannot opt-out of receiving administrative communications related to their accounts because they are necessary to adequately provide our services. Such e-mail may include confirmation of a registration or purchase or communication during the sales or support process.

Use of Cookies

 

Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a web server and are stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system and are used only to enhance your experience and to serve you better when you visit our sites.

You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at ANSYS, Inc.’s web sites and other web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Where is my data stored?

Your data may be processed and stored on ANSYS, Inc. or its subsidiaries’ or third party providers’ computers in the United States or other countries. You hereby consent to the transfer of any personal data to the United States or any other country outside of your home country where ANSYS, Inc. or its subsidiaries or third party providers provides services or processing or storing of data.

Changes to this Statement

ANSYS, Inc. will occasionally update this Privacy Statement. When we do, we will also revise the “Last updated” date at the top of this Statement to ensure that you are viewing the most current version. For material changes to this statement, ANSYS, Inc. will notify you by placing prominent notice on our web sites.

By visiting the ANSYS, Inc. website or its subsidiary websites, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree, please do not access the websites.

Contact Information

ANSYS, Inc. welcomes your questions regarding this Privacy Statement or regarding the data that we hold. Please contact us via e-mail or postal mail:
ANSYS, Inc.
Southpointe
275 Technology Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317
USA
privacy@ansys.com

(Last updated 1/22/08)