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RISC-V International (RISC-V)



Last updated April 22, 2024

At RISC-V, the privacy of our users and visitors is very important to us. The purpose of this privacy policy is to provide you with a description of the types of personal information we collect about you when you use our applications, websites, content, products and services, as well as when you interact with or participate in our events, programs, trainings and our other services and offerings, and how we use that information. This Privacy Policy only applies to personal information collected about you while you are accessing or using the Services. By registering to use the Services or otherwise accessing the Services, you accept this Privacy Policy and certify that you have reviewed it. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SERVICES OR REGISTER TO USE THE SERVICES.

In this document, references to “RISC-V”, “we”, “us” or “our” means RISC-V International, an incorporated association in Switzerland, “you” or “your” means the users of or visitors to our website and Services, “Privacy Policy” means this privacy policy, and “Services” means our portal, applications, websites, content, and products and services, as well as our events, programs, trainings.

Information we collect.

We collect and store information that you voluntarily provide to us as well as data related to your use of the Services.  Below is a more specific list of the personal information we collect and how we use it with your consent. You may be asked additional questions regarding items on this list to ensure we have your consent to collect and use your personal information for specific purposes.

  • Account Information. When you establish an account on our Services or sign up to receive a newsletter, you provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including without limitation, your first and last name, email address, username and password.
  • Event Registration. When you register for one of our events (e.g., conferences, summits, training) to participate as an attendee, a speaker, or a sponsor, we collect personal information that includes name, company, contact information, and other information. We may also collect other optional personal information such as likes, interests, preferred pronoun, dietary restrictions, and other information.  In addition, if you provide it, we may collect (1) personal information about disabilities, medical conditions and allergies in order to provide appropriate accommodations for attendees, and (2) personal information about your citizenship, date of birth, and passport details if you request assistance from us with obtaining a visa letter to travel to one of our events.
  • Demographic Information – When you post on a job board or submit other applications through the Services you provide us with certain information relating to your preferences and interests as well as the company at which you work.
  • Usage Data. When you use the Services, we receive data from your web browser, which we may or may not retain. including without limitation your device’s Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Services that you visit, the time and date of your usage, the length of time spent on the Services as well as unique device identifiers and other diagnostic information. This data may be used in order to help us improve the Services.
  • Information or Support Requests. When you contact us for support or to request information, we may collect personal information as part of these processes, including but not limited to your name, username, address, telephone number, email address, and other information from which your identity is or may be discernible.
  • Customer Surveys and User Research. We may send you surveys or contact you with questions to provide us with feedback on our Services. We collect any responses that you provide. Participation in surveys or research tasks is elective and does not affect your access to the Services.
  • User Communications. Our Services provides opportunities to interact with other participants who are not representatives of or employed by us. Accordingly, any information you provide to any participant may be publicly posted and otherwise disclosed without effective limitation as to its use such participants (“User Communications”). We do not require participants to include sensitive data (e.g., race, ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union, physical or mental , sexual life or criminal record) in their User Communications. This information may be required by other participants. If you choose to provide any such information in User Communications, it may be available to others. We have no obligation to keep private any sensitive information or personally identifiable information that you have made available to other participants using these functions.
  • De-identified Information. We may de-identify and aggregate certain personal information we collect such that the information no longer identifies or can be linked to a particular user or an individual data subject, subject to the terms of any applicable user agreements. We may use this information to improve our Services, analyze trends, publish market research, and for other marketing, research or statistical purposes, and may disclose such information to third parties for these specific purposes.

In addition, we and our third-party providers use cookies, clear GIFs/pixel tags, JavaScript, local storage, log files, and other mechanisms to automatically collect and record information about your usage and browsing activities on our Services and across third party sites or online services of the Services (see “Cookies” below). Such information may include the date and time of your visit, information about your usage of, and interaction with, our software, the Services, the IP address of your computer or mobile device, your computer or mobile device browser information, the internet address that you visited prior to and after reaching the Services, the name of the domain and host you used to access the internet, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device’s unique device ID, the features of the Services which you accessed, and correspondences between you and us. We may also use cookies and web beacons to track your interaction with the Services, and to customize our Services for you.

Using the information we collect.

Our primary purpose in collecting information is to provide you the Services.  We may use the information you provide to us for other purposes as follows:

  • Internal Recordkeeping. We may use the information you provide us to keep track of members and their preferences relating to newsletters, job postings, applications and other Services.
  • Support the Services. We may use the information you provide us to provide any customer support you request, including troubleshooting problems, and monitor such requests, and to inform you about updates to the Services.
  • Event Affiliates and Providers. If you register for an event, we may use the information you provide us to facilitate your participation in the event.
  • Improve the Services. We may use the information you provide us to customize, measure, and improve the Services, including through data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey processes.
  • Enforce Rights. We may use the information you provide us to enforce your and our rights and protect you against fraud.
  • Newsletters. If you specifically sign up for a newsletter or other communication, we will maintain your contact information for that purpose unless instructed otherwise.
  • Marketing Purposes. We occasionally may contact you about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you provided. We may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. Lastly, we may provide your information to our third party partners for marketing or promotional purposes.

If you have any questions regarding the foregoing, or our privacy practices, you may contact us at

Controlling your personal information.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the Services, look for a box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

We will not sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Sharing the information we collect.

In our regular course of business, we do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise transfer personally identifiable information to third parties who are not our affiliates or event sponsors without your consent to do so. We may, however, disclose personally identifiable information: to our affiliated companies, agencies, carriers, agency clients, event sponsors, third party service providers and/or agents, as reasonably necessary to provide you with the Services you have requested or market additional services; as required by law or legal process; in response to lawful requests for information by governmental agencies, such as law enforcement authorities, authorized to request such information; to enforce our contractual agreements, including investigation of potential violations thereof; to help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and violations of our policies and to otherwise protect our interests; to help detect and prevent harm to persons or property or otherwise to protect public safety; to third parties that perform functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, third parties that host or operate our Services, analyze data, perform email list management services, provide customer service, or provide public relations and marketing services; and to vendors of products and services that are offered through the Services.

We are not limited in our use of non-personal information that does not permit direct association with any specific individual, or non-identifiable aggregate information about our users (such as the number of users on the Services and the geographic distribution of our users). As such, in no way to limit the foregoing, we may share aggregate (non-personally identifiable) information with certain third parties such as industry organizations, and prospective affiliates.

We do not enable third parties, except for certain of our agencies, to collect information directly from users while they interact with Services. Our agencies only collect and use information at our direction and only to support the functioning of the Services and to perform analytics. Our agencies may not share this information with third parties.

As with any other business, it is possible that in the future we could sell or buy subsidiaries or business units. In any such transaction, as well in the event all or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, personal information of our users will generally be one of the transferred assets. We reserve the right to include your personal information, collected as an asset, in any such transfer to a third party.

Information collected by or sent to us may be stored and processed in any country in which we and our affiliates, subsidiaries, or service providers maintain facilities. We reserve the right to transfer your personal information outside of the country where you reside and/or from which you use our Services. By using our Services you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Links to other websites

Our Services may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

How long is your information kept by us?

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to order to: provide the use of our Services; communicate with you regarding other Services that we offer; comply with applicable laws, regulations, and court orders; enforce our contractual agreements; or fulfill any of the purposes for which we collected the personal information as listed in this Privacy Policy.

However, you can choose to or delete your entire account at any time. If you delete your entire account, all data associated with your account is destroyed. Understand that RISC-V has no control where data form a share may be printed or retained. We have no obligation to keep private any sensitive information or personally identifiable information that you have made available to other participants using these functions.


We may use “cookies” to assist in web securitydata collection and to track visitor Services usage and trends to help us better serve you. A “Cookie” is a simple text file stored on your computer or device for use by a browser. Certain Services features may only be available through the placement of a cookie. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Services.

The use of cookies is a standard practice among internet web sites; most internet browsers permit a user to accept, decline or delete cookies. We may use persistent cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Services. Specifically, we may use persistent cookies to track whether you are logged into the Services. A persistent cookie may remain on your local device for an extended period of time.

We may set a persistent cookie to store how you came to the Services and what items you interact with during your visit. Persistent cookies also enable tracking and targeting the interests of our users to enhance their experience on the Services. If you reject cookies, you will still be able to view contents through the Services, but your ability to use some areas of the Services may be limited. Some of our business partners (e.g., analytical tracking software providers and other third-party widgets like may use cookies and tracking technologies on the Services. We have no access to or control over these cookies or tracking technologies. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies on our Services and does not cover the use of cookies or tracking technologies by any such business partner.

Certain countries, including members of the European Union, require your consent to the use of cookies when you visit the Services. Please note that you will not be able to opt out of receiving certain cookies that are strictly necessary for the delivery of a service requested by you.

If you do not accept cookies, your browser can be set to not automatically accept cookies from being stored or to inform you whenever a site requests storing a cookie. Previously stored cookies can also be deleted through the browser. See the help pages of your browser for more information. However, be aware that some areas or functions of the RISC-V website depends on cookies and may not work if you delete or not to accept cookies. Please contact us at for more information about the cookies used on the website.

Additionally, we use a site analytics service, Google Analytics to collect information about use of the Services. The Services analytics service collects information such as how often users visit the Services, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Services. We use the information we get from the Services analytics service only to improve the Services. The Services analytics service collects activity data only, it does not collect your name or other identifying information. Although the Services analytics service plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit the Services, the cookie cannot be used beyond or by anyone but the Services analytics service. You can prevent the Services analytics service from recognizing you on return visits to the Services by disabling cookies on your browser.

Choices regarding cookies.

Certain countries, including members of the European Union, require your consent to the use of cookies when you visit the Services.  Please note that you will not be able to opt out of receiving certain cookies that are strictly necessary for the delivery of a service requested by you.

If you do not accept cookies, your browser can be set to not automatically accept cookies from being stored or to inform you whenever a site requests storing a cookie. Previously stored cookies can also be deleted through the browser. See the help pages of your browser for more information. However, be aware that some areas or functions of the RISC-V website depends on cookies and may not work if you delete or not to accept cookies. Please contact us at for more information about the cookies used on the website.

Protecting your personal information.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We follow commercially accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to or collected by us, both during transmission and once we receive it. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. In the event of an inadvertent disclosure of your personal information, we will take all commercially reasonable steps to limit and remedy the disclosure as required by the applicable law. In light of the foregoing, your use and access of the Services is at your own risk. If you have any questions about security of our Services, please contact us in the manner set forth under the heading “Contact Us” below.

For site security purposes this service monitors network traffic. Anyone using this system consents to the monitoring of their use. Unauthorized use, tampering with or modification of this system—or its supporting hardware or software—may violate federal or other statutes and may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties. In the event of unauthorized intrusion, all relevant information regarding possible violation of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Please note that electronic communication, particularly email, is not necessarily secure against interception. Please do not send sensitive data (e.g., Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers) by email or web form.

Can children use the Services?

The Services are intended for the use of users who are at least 18 years of age. The Services are not directed to persons under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect or solicit information from, market to or accept services from persons under the age of 18 years old. If we become aware that a person under the age of 18 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to remove such personal information.

How far does our responsibility extend?

This Privacy Policy applies to the Services that are owned and operated by us. The Services and our communications to you may contain links to other third-party sites that may offer products or services that our users might find useful. These third-party sites may request information from you. In such instances, the collection and use of your personal information will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that third party site. We do not and cannot control the privacy policies, contents or links that appear on these third-party sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information. We accept no responsibility or liability for other third-party sites or services.

Your rights under GDPR.

If you are a resident of or are located in the European Economic Area (EEA), you may have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

In general, under the GDPR you have the following rights:

  • Right to information. This right provides you with the ability to ask RISC-V for information about what personal information is being processed and the rationale for such processing.
  • Right to access. This right provides you with the ability to get access to your personal information that is being processed. This request provides the right for you to see or view your own personal information, as well as to request copies of the personal information.
  • Right to rectification. This right provides you with the ability to ask for modifications to your personal information in case you believe that this personal information is not up to date or accurate.
  • Right to withdraw consent. This right provides you with the ability to withdraw a previously given consent for processing of your Personal information for a purpose.
  • Right to object. This right provides you with the ability to object to the processing of your personal information.
  • Right to object to automated processing. This right provides you with the ability to object to a decision based on automated processing.
  • Right to be forgotten. Also known as right to erasure, this right provides you with the ability to ask for the deletion of your data. This will generally apply to situations where a customer relationship has ended.
    • This is not an absolute right, and depends on RISC-V’s retention policies.
  • Right for data portability. This right provides you with the ability to ask for transfer of your personal information. As part of such request, you may ask for your personal information to be provided back to you or transferred to another controller.

Should you request a copy of your personal information, we will supply it to you. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.  Should you request the deletion of your personal information, RISC-V will generally do so as soon as practicable, although your right to have your personal information deleted is subject to exceptions, such as, for example, compliance with a legal obligation or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

Contact RISC-V at if you have concerns regarding your personal information, or wish to exercise any of these listed rights.

California Privacy Rights

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), California residents have certain rights relating to collection, use, and sharing of their personal information for companies that do a minimum amount of business in or with California residents.

We currently do not meet the minimum necessary requirements to be subject to the CCPA.  However, we also do not sell your personal information (though sharing your information with our affiliates and event sponsors may be considered selling under the CCPA or other applicable law) and will not do so in the future without providing you with notice and an opportunity to opt-out of such sale, if required by law.  Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we do not offer financial incentives associated with our collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information.

If you are a resident of California, you have the right to request to know what personal information has been collected about you, and to access that information.  You also have the right to request deletion of your personal information, though exceptions under the CCPA may allow us to retain and use certain personal information notwithstanding your deletion request. You have the right to opt-our of sale of your information and the right to non-discrimination.  You may also send your request to us by contacting us at the address below under “How Can You Contact Us?”.

Separate from the CCPA, California’s Shine the Light Act (California Civil Code Section 1798.83) gives California residents the right to ask companies what personal information they share with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

Also, the Shine the Light Act permits customers who are California residents and who have provided us with “personal information” (as that term is defined in CA Civ. Code Section 1798.83) to request certain information about the disclosure of that information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident with questions regarding this, please contact us in the manner set forth under the heading “How Can You Contact Us?” below.

Transfer of personal information.

Our computer systems are currently cloud based, so your personal information may be processed by us in various countries. If you use the website and/or services offered on the website as a customer or visitor from outside the United States, by using the website and/or services offered on the website, you agree to this Privacy Policy and you consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that required in the European Union or certain other countries, and to the processing of that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Inquiries and complaints.

If you believe RISC-V maintains your personal information in one of the Services discussed in this Privacy Policy, you may direct inquiries or complaints to  If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily after 45 days, and you are located in the EEA, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Modifications of this Privacy Policy.

Each time you use or access the Services, the current version of the Privacy Policy will apply. Accordingly, when you use the Services, you should check the date of this Privacy Policy (which appears at the top of the Privacy Policy) and review any changes since the last version. We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our Services and/or business practices. You are encouraged to check regularly for any changes to this Privacy Policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you. We will not materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of user information collected in the past without the consent of affected users. You agree that your continued use of the Services shall constitute your acceptance of the Privacy Policy as revised.

What law applies to this Privacy Policy?

This Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of law. If you are outside of the United States, your information will be processed and stored in the United States and you consent to such processing and storage under the laws of the United States.

Contact us.

To contact us with your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or our information collection and dissemination practices, please contact us at: or +1‑415‑723‑9709.

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