Effective Date: July 1, 2020

This Privacy Notice for California Residents (the "Notice"): (a) is provided by ANSYS Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, "Ansys"); (b) it supplements Ansys's Global Privacy Notice; and (c) it applies solely to visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California ("consumers" or "you").

We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended (the "CCPA") and any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this Notice. In situations of conflict between the Global Privacy Notice and this Notice, this Notice shall govern and control any situation.

Consistent with the CCPA: (a) job applicants, current and former employees, and independent contractors (collectively, "Personnel"); and (b) subjects of business-to-business communications acting solely as representatives of another business (collectively, "Business Representatives"), are not considered consumers for purposes of this Notice. Ansys is largely a "B2B Business," meaning that it provides products and services to mainly other businesses rather than to individuals directly. If you are using this website as a Business Representative or as Personnel, many of the individual CCPA rights described in this Notice are currently inapplicable to you; compliance relating to these areas is addressed separately from this Notice.

Information We Collect

We collect information that identifies or is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, to a consumer, a consumer's household, or a consumer's device ("Personal Information"). Personal information does not include publicly available information (from government records) or deidentified or aggregated information.
Specifically, we have collected the following categories of personal information from consumers within the previous twelve (12) months (the "Categories"):

Title

Category

Examples

A

Personal Identifiers

A name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers.

B

Personal Information Categories

Account information, education, employment, bank account number, and credit card number and related financial information.

C

Protected Classification

National origin, citizenship, or sex.

D

Commercial Information.

Records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

E

Internet or Similar Activity

Browsing history, search history, cookie information, and information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, service, or advertisement.

F

Geolocation Data

Physical location.

G

Professional & Employment

Current or past job title.

H

Inferences Drawn from Other Personal Information.

Profile reflecting a person's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

We collect the information listed above directly from you, indirectly from you, and as publicly available, as further described in our Global Privacy Notice.

Use of Personal Information

We may use or disclose the Personal Information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information. For example, if you share your name and contact information to request a price quote or ask a question about our products or services, we will use that personal information to respond to your inquiry. If you provide your personal information to purchase a product or service, we will use that information to process your payment and facilitate delivery. We may also save your information to facilitate new product orders or process returns.
  • To provide, support, personalize, and develop our Website, products, and services.
  • To create, maintain, customize, and secure your account with us.
  • To determine or prevent fraud, illegal activities or misuse of our services or products.
  • To provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses.
  • To personalize your experience and to deliver content, product and service offerings relevant to your interests, including targeted offers and ads through our Website, third-party sites, and via email or text message (with your consent, where required by law).
  • To help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our Website, products and services, databases and other technology assets, and business.
  • For testing, research, analysis, and product development, including to develop and improve our Website, products, and services.
  • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required or permitted by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
  • As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
  • To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us  is among the assets transferred.

Sharing Personal Information

We may disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose, we enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except as detailed in the contract and for performing the services. We share your personal information with the following categories of third parties (the "Third Party Vendors"):

  • Service providers; and
  • Vendors monitoring for fraud, misuse and illegal activity.

Disclosures of Personal Information for a Business Purpose

In the preceding twelve (12) months, Ansys may have disclosed:

  1. Categories A through H for a business purpose; and
  2. Your personal information for a business purpose to the Third Party Vendors.

Sales of Personal Information

In the preceding twelve (12) months, Ansys has not sold any Personal Information, as defined in the CCPA.

Your Rights and Choices

The CCPA provides you with specific rights regarding your Personal Information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your request (additional information below), we will disclose to you:

  • The categories of Personal Information we collected about you.
  • The categories of sources for the Personal Information we collected about you.
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting your Personal Information.
  • The categories of third parties with whom we share your Personal Information.
  • The specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you.

Please know, we do not provide these access rights for B2B Representatives or Personnel, unless they are acting in the capacity of a consumer.

Deletion Request Rights

You have the right to request that we delete your Personal Information that we collected from you (subject to certain exceptions). Once we receive and confirm your request, we will delete (and notify our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:

  1. Complete the transaction for which we collected the Personal Information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
  2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
  3. Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  4. Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
  5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
  6. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information's deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research's achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
  7. Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
  8. Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  9. Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

Please know, we do not provide these deletion rights for B2B Representatives or Personnel, unless they are acting in the capacity of a consumer.

Exercising Your Access and Deletion Rights

To exercise the access and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

  • Calling us at 855-729-0134;
  • Emailing us at privacy@ansys.com; or
  • Visiting https://ansys.ethicspointvp.com/custom/ansys/forms/data/form_data.asp?lang=en#FileReport.

Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Information (each, a "Request"). You may only make a Request for access twice within a 12-month period.  Each Request must:

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative, which may include:
    • Deletion Requests: (a) Full Name & Physical Address; and (b) Email address & access to this email account;
    • Access Requests: (a) Full Name & Physical Address; (b) Email address & access to this email account; and (c) details relating to your recent purchase, contact, or other engagement with Ansys.
  • Describe your Request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

We cannot respond to your Request or provide you with Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you. Please know, making a Request does not require you to create an account with us. We will use the Personal Information provided in a Request to verify your identity or authority to make the Request.

Response Timing and Format

We endeavor to respond to every Request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require additional time we will inform you of the reason and extension period. Most responses will occur via email, unless an extenuating circumstance requires another method. If we are unable to provide a response to your Request, we provide will with an explain, if applicable.  We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your Request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

Non-Discrimination

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

  • Deny you goods or services.
  • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
  • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that may result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your Personal Information's value and contain written terms that describe the program's material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt in consent, which you may revoke at any time.

Other California Privacy Rights

California's "Shine the Light" law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to Privacy@Ansys.com.

Changes to Our Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to amend this Notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes, we will post the updated notice on the Website and update the notice's effective date. Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about this notice, the ways in which Ansys collects and uses your Personal Information described here and in the Global Privacy Notice, or if you wish to exercise your rights under California law, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Phone: 833-706-0272
Online: Ansys Webform
Email: Privacy@Ansys.com
Postal Address:
Ansys, Inc.
Attn: Global Privacy Officer
2600 Ansys Dr.,
Canonsburg, PA 15317