Privacy Policy

What information does Siliconera collect?

We collect information from you when you register, enter a contest, respond to a survey, fill out a form or place comments. When submitting any information, exercise common sense in all of your online activities.

When signing in to submit comments you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, Facebook login, or Twitter login. Siliconera does not collect or process any information. Disqus, a third party commenting program processes this information. Please read and thoroughly understand the privacy policies and terms of conditions of any partner sites. You may, however, visit Siliconera anonymously.


What is your information used for?

Any information collected or submitted by you may be used in one or more of the following ways:

A personalized site experience.

Transaction processing of prizes and other items.

If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive e-mails that may include company news, updates, related products or service information, etc. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, contact us via e-mail.

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever without your consent. Siliconera is not responsible for information submitted to partner sites.


How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to protect and maintain the safety of your personal information when submitted.


Cookie use

Cookies, small files that a site or service provide transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser, if allowed, enables the site to recognize your browser, capture, and remember certain information.

We use cookies to recall user submitted information, to save your preferences for future visits, and compile aggregate data about site traffic so we may offer you a better experience in the future.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. 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.

BlueKai is a full compliance member of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). If you have opted out of all NAI member sites, you do not need to opt out again. BlueKai has recently rolled out an open‐source solution as a mechanism for protecting opt‐out preferences. Click here to learn more.


Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or other otherwise transfer personally identifiable information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating Siliconera, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe the release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce site specific polices, or the rights, property, or safety, of Siliconera, its staff, or others. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to third parties for marketing or other uses.

Third party links

Linked sites have separate and independent privacy polices and terms of service agreements. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content, activities, and policies of linked sites.


California Online Privacy Protection Act

We value your privacy and have taken all the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute submitted personal information to outside parties without your content. As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their submitted profile information by logging on and editing their profile.


Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.


Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the user rules, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of Siliconera.

By using our site, you consent to this privacy policy. This policy only applies to information collected online and not to information collected offline. Any changes to the privacy policy will be posted on this page.


This policy was last modified on April 15, 2010.



If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy submit an e-mail to [email protected]

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