Who are we?
What information do we collect?
How do we use your information?
Who may use your information?
Third party links and services
How do we protect your information?
Where is your information processed?
What are cookies, web beacons and clear GIFs and why do we use them?
Applying for a job online
How long do we keep your information?
Access to your information and updating and correcting your information
How do you contact us?
We do not knowingly collect or process data from anyone under the age of thirteen (13) years old.
You can find details of all of our group companies by visiting http://www.ansys.com/About+ANSYS/ContactsLocations.
Most of the information we collect is information provided directly by you. This may include:
We may also collect and process information obtained through the Site or the device you are using, including:
Finally, we may use publicly accessible information to verify information we are provided with and to manage and expand our business.
Our primary purpose in collecting your personal data is to provide you with the services you requested and those which we believe will optimize your use of the Site. We may use your personal data for the following purposes:
We may disclose your personal data to enforce our policies, to comply with our legal obligations or in the interests of security, public interest or law enforcement in any country where we have entities or affiliates. For example, we may respond to a request by a law enforcement agency or regulatory or governmental authority. We may also disclose data in connection with actual or proposed litigation, or to protect our property, security, people and other rights or interests.
We share your information with third parties who help deliver our products and services to you. Examples include hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. These companies will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not use that data for any other purpose.
We may also share your personal data:
You may have accessed our website through a hyperlink from the website of one of our trading partners. If so, you consent to your personal details and purchase information, including behavioral patterns, being shared with that trading partner in accordance with our contractual relationship with them.
Similarly, your personal information may be passed on to a successor in interest in the unlikely event of a liquidation, bankruptcy or administration.
Please remember that when you share information publicly on the Site, for example a comment on a blog post, it may be indexable by search engines, including Google, which may mean that the information is made public.
The Site may contain links to third parties’ websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites. Therefore, please read carefully any privacy policies on those links or websites before either agreeing to their terms or using those websites.
If you have asked us to share data with third party sites (such as social media sites), their servers may not be secure.
Note that, despite the measures taken by us and the third parties we engage, the internet is not secure. As a result others may nevertheless unlawfully intercept or access private transmissions or data.
We take what we consider to be appropriate technical and organizational measures to guard against unauthorized or unlawful processing of your personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal data. While no system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by the Site reduce our vulnerability to security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. We have security measures in place to protect our user database and access to this database is restricted internally. However, it remains your responsibility:
Your data may be processed and stored on our or third party providers’ computers in the United States or other countries where we or our services providers have a presence.
We comply with the US Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor scheme to cover the transfer of data to the US from the European Union and Switzerland. We have certified that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about this scheme and see the information we have filed with the Department of Commerce click here:
You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site may not work as expected.
We gather and share information concerning the usage of the Site for the purpose of reporting statistics. Sometimes this is done using electronic images placed in the web page code, called pixel tags (also called a "clear GIFs" or "web beacons") that can serve many of the same purposes as cookies.
Web beacons may be used to track the traffic patterns of users from one page to another in order to maximize web traffic flow. Our third-party advertising service providers may also use Web Beacons to recognize you when you visit the Site and to help determine how you found the Site. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here: http://networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp.
We may also use similar technology in emails that we send you.
As outlined above, we (or in some cases third parties) may use your information to send you marketing information in accordance with any marketing preferences you have selected when providing your information.
You may opt-out of receiving marketing communications at any time by the following means:
Please remember that if you change your preferences, it may take a short time for those preferences to become effective.
If you use the Site to apply to work with us, we will use the information you supply to process your application and to monitor recruitment statistics. As a global business we may transfer your details outside of your home country and to other companies in the ANSYS group. Where we want to disclose information to a third party, for example where we want to take up a reference, we will not do so without informing you first unless the disclosure is required by law. Personal information about unsuccessful candidates will be held for up to 12 months after the recruitment exercise has been completed, it will then be destroyed or deleted except for recruitment exercises for US-based offices for which applicable local legislation may require to hold such information for a longer period of time. We retain de-personalized statistical information about applicants to help inform our recruitment activities, but individuals should not be identifiable from that data. Once a person has taken up employment with us, we will compile a file relating to their employment. At that stage we will give more details about how we hold employee data.
In some countries you may have the right to see the information we hold on you. If you wish to inquire about this service then please direct your queries to email@example.com. We may charge a small fee for this service.
In some countries you may have a right to change or request the deletion of information we hold about you. This could include changing your contact details or your payment details or cancelling your account. If you wish to do this, please send the details of your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the unlikely event you still have an unresolved complaint, and if your data was transferred to the US from the EU or Switzerland under Safe Harbor, you can also contact our dispute resolution service operated by an independent arbitration service based in the EU. This arbitration service is currently operated by JAMS: http://www.jamsadr.com/safeharbor/. Our Privacy Officer can give you the details for this service if you email them at email@example.com, or you can find them on our Safe Harbor filings here: http://export.gov/safeharbor/.