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Privacy Policy for UMC Websites

The purpose of this privacy policy is to explain how United Microelectronics Corporation (hereinafter referred to as "UMC") collects and processes (hereinafter referred to as ”Process” or “Processing”) your Personal Data. In order to respond to the legal changes and the needs of UMC's business execution, UMC will modify this policy from time to time. It is recommended that you read this policy carefully and check this website regularly to keep you informed of the updates.

 

1. Applicable Objects

This policy applies to individuals and individuals outside UMC, including customers, visitors to UMC's website, users of UMC's products or services, employees of UMC's customers and contractors, applicants of UMC, visitor to UMC (hereinafter referred to as "you").

2. Purpose and legal basis for Processing your Personal Data

(1) For the purpose of providing products and services (including but not limited to the matters related to enter into any contracts signed with UMC, in order to negotiate with you prior to enter into a contract with UMC and communicate matters related to products and services), UMC may Process your Personal Data by your prior consent, or base on UMC’s legal interests for the aforementioned purposes (to the extent that such legitimate interests are not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms).

 

(2) For the purpose of UMC's business and operations (including but not limited to the matters related to enter into any contracts signed with UMC, in order to negotiate with you prior to enter into a contract with UMC and communicate matters related to products and services, operate and manage UMC's products and services, etc.), UMC may Process your Personal Data by your prior consent, or base on UMC’s legal interests for the aforementioned purposes (to the extent that such legitimate interests is not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms).

 

(3) For the purpose of communication and marketing (including but not limited to providing you with updates of MyUMC system, processes, and other news items and other information of UMC, communicating UMC's policies to you, communicating or interacting with you; maintaining and updating your contact information, UMC may Process your Personal Data by your prior consent, or base on UMC’s legal interests for the aforementioned purposes (to the extent that such legitimate interests is not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms).

 

(4) For the purpose of system management (including but not limited to the management and operation of UMC's communication system, information system and security system; and conducting audits (including security audits) and monitoring the above systems, etc.), UMC may Process your Personal Data by your prior consent, or base on UMC’s legal interests for the aforementioned purposes (to the extent that such legitimate interests is not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms).

 

(5) For the purpose of managing suppliers (including but not limited to managing supplier management systems such as MyUMC system), UMC may Process your Personal Data by your prior consent, or base on UMC’s legal interests for the aforementioned purposes (to the extent that such legitimate interests is not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms).

 

(6) For the purpose of obtaining your feedback on UMC's products or services, UMC may Process your Personal Data by your prior consent, or base on UMC’s legal interests for the aforementioned purposes (to the extent that such legitimate interests is not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms).

 

(7) For the purpose of maintaining the security of UMC’s plant (including but not limited to the plant site visit records, monitor records, and system login records and access records and other electronic security measures), UMC may Process your Personal Data in order to perform its statutory duties or fulfill its statutory obligation, or base on UMC’s legal interests for the aforementioned purposes (to the extent that such legitimate interests is not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms).

 

(8) For the purpose of fulfilling statutory obligations such as case investigations, UMC may Process your Personal Data for cooperating with the judicial authorities in detecting and investigating fraud and other crimes in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, and preventing violations of UMC’s regulations and criminal offences.

 

(9) UMC may Process your Personal Data for the purpose of fulfilling legal obligations such as compliance with laws and regulations.

 

(10) For the purpose of improving or developing UMC's products and services, UMC may Process your Personal Data by your prior consent, or base on UMC’s legal interests for the aforementioned purposes (to the extent that such legitimate interests is not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms).

 

(11) For the purpose of claiming, exercising or defending legal rights, UMC may Process your Personal Data to submit, collect, review documents, or submit facts, evidence and testimony of witnesses in formal legal proceeding for facts and rights claims (but to the extent that the legitimate interest does not exceed your interests, basic rights and freedoms).

3. Categories of Personal Data UMC Process (the following types are collectively referred to as "Personal Data")

(1) General Personal Data

 

  • Personal information: name, alias, photo, ID number, gender, date of birth, age, nationality, company name, job title, title, account information, military service status.
  • Contact information: contact address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail information, etc. If you interact with UMC as an employee of a company, it may contain your name, alias, photo, company phone number, and company email address.
  • Expertise and social information: educational background, research field, language abilities, professional skills, experience, occupation, qualification certification, work experience, membership in participating in UMC’s campus activities, and relationship with other individuals or institutions.
  • Your consent record in paper or electromagnetic form for obtaining Personal Data.
  • Information related to UMC’s website: information about your login to the MyUMC system of UMC’s website and the feedback you provided to UMC.
  • Others: Whether relatives work in UMC, relative information, etc.

 

(2) Sensitive Personal Data

 

Except for special circumstances, in the ordinary course of UMC’s business, UMC will not Process your Sensitive Personal Data. However, it becomes necessary to Process your Sensitive Personal Data for legitimate purpose, UMC will do so it accordance with applicable law. UMC may Process your Sensitive Personal Data types including medical records, family medical history, healthcare records, physical examination records, criminal records, etc. UMC may Process your Sensitive Personal Data in the following situations:

 

  • To comply with applicable laws and regulations: To the extent of required or permitted by applicable laws and regulations, UMC may Process your Sensitive Personal Data (e.g., to comply with UMC's diversity reporting obligations).
  • To detect or prevent crime: Based on the need to detect or prevent crime, our company may Process your Sensitive information (e.g., to avoid fraud, violation of Foreign Corrupt Practice Act.)
  • To claim, exercise or protect the legal rights of UMC or relevant parties: UMC may also Process your Sensitive Personal Data when it is necessary for UMC or relevant parties to claim, exercise or protect legal rights.
  • Based on your voluntary consent: UMC may Process your Personal Data by your prior consent in accordance with applicable law.

4. Collection of Personal Data

UMC may collects your Personal Data from the following sources:

 

(1) UMC may obtain your Personal Data provided by you, e.g., you contact UMC via e-mail or telephone, or provide your Personal Data to apply for vacancies in UMC.

 

(2) UMC may obtain your Personal Data through direct contact with you because of business visits or other parties.

 

(3) UMC may obtain your Personal Data due to business cooperation (including but not limited to cooperating with you in research and development, conducting business transactions to provide products or services, hiring you as a consultant, lecturer of UMC, or you’re the contact window for the aforementioned business cooperation, etc.).

 

(4) UMC may obtain your Personal Data in the content of information that you disclose yourself (including but not limited to UMC's access to social media content that you disclose on the media on social media).

 

(5) UMC may obtain your Personal Data from you by logging into the MyUMC system of UMC's website and using the functions or resources on UMC's website.

 

(6) UMC may obtain your Personal Data from the information provided by third parties (including but not limited to credit reference agencies, law enforcement agencies, etc.).

5. UMC may take the initiative to create your Personal Data file

UMC may record and use the Personal Data (such as your interaction record with UMC) obtained in the MyUMC system, the provision of goods and services.

6. The parties with whom UMC may share your Personal Data

(1) UMC may share your Personal Data with:

 

  • You and the agent appointed by you
  • The judiciary authorities. UMC may disclose your Personal Data to them in accordance with legal requirements, or to report any illegal or suspected illegal behavior.
  • Accountants, auditors, consultants, lawyers and other professionals who is under confidentiality obligation to UMC
  • Provide your Personal Data to UMC’s global service providers under this Policy (for example: payment service agencies, freight companies, etc.).
  • Provide your Personal Data to relevant parties, governmental authorities, governmental department, law enforcement department or Court in order to claim, exercise or defend legal rights when necessary, or to prevent, investigate, prosecute wrongdoing, or to execute criminal penalties.
  • Provide your Personal Data to the Purchaser or transferee of the transaction in the event that UMC sells or transfers all or part of the business or assets (including but not limited to reorganization, dissolution or liquidation).

 

(2) If UMC retains an information service provider to Process your Personal Data, UMC will enter into a contract with such service provider to ensure its compliance with the following requirements: (i) it shall Process your Personal Data within the scope of the purpose according to UMC's prior written instructions; and (ii) it shall comply with any applicable legal requirements and establish a mechanism to protect the security and confidentiality of your Personal Data.

7. Data profiling and automated decision-making

UMC may Process your Personal Data and make it subject to automated decision-making and profiling for the following purposes:

 

In order to prevent information leakage and protect UMC's intellectual property rights, UMC may Process and use the information you share with any other UMC's employees in order to establish a threatening behavior model or analyze the possible threats to UMC’s information system, which may possibly affect the privacy of communications between you and any other UMC's employees. Therefore, if not necessary, it is recommended that you avoid exposing your Sensitive Personal Data or any other Personal Data that is highly-privacy or confidential in your communications with any other UMC’s employees.

8. Cross-border transfer of Personal Data

In consideration of the international and transnational nature of UMC's business and services, we will transfer your Personal Data to UMC's Affiliates, including but not limited to those in Taiwan, United States, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Singapore and other countries where the level of protection to Personal Data might be different from the country you based in, in accordance with Article 6 of this policy and any purposes within the scope of this policy.

 

If we transfer your Personal Data from the EU to other countries that is not certified by EU regarding the adequacy of the level of protection, we will enter into a contract based on EU’s standard terms with the recipient. You may request for reviewing the foregoing standard contract terms by contacting UMC in accordance with the contact information specified in Article 17 of this policy.

 

Please note that when you directly transfer your Personal Data to our affiliated companies outside the EU, we cannot be held responsible for the transfer thereof.

9. Information Security

UMC has employed appropriate technical and organizational security measures in accordance with the applicable law to prevent your Personal Data from being accidentally or intentionally damaged, lost, tampered with, unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized access, and other illegal or unauthorized Processing.

 

Due to the open nature of the Internet, the information transmitted over the Internet is not completely secured. Although UMC has employed all reasonable measures to protect your Personal Data, there is still no guarantee that the processing of transmitting information via the Internet will be completely safe. You shall bear the possible risks underlying the transmission process. Please be sure to make sure there is no security issue during the processing of transmitting your Personal Data to UMC.

10. The accuracy of your Personal Data

UMC endeavors to employee reasonable measures to ensure that your Personal Data processed by UMC is correct and timely. If there is any error exist in your Personal Data, our company will immediately correct or delete it. In order to ensure the accuracy of your Personal Data, our company may occasionally confirm the accuracy of your Personal Data with you.

11. The principle of minimizing the Processing of Personal Data

UMC endeavors to employee reasonable measures to ensure that the scope of Personal Data processed by UMC has a reasonable relevance to the purposes contained in this policy, and is limited to the Processing within the reasonable scope.

12. Personal Data retention period

UMC endeavors to take reasonable measures to ensure that the Processing of your Personal Data by UMC will only be made for the period necessary for the purposes listed in this policy. UMC will keep your Personal Data in accordance with the following principles:

 

(1) During the period that there is a continuous employment relationship between you and UMC (for example: from the time you approached UMC as an employee of your previous company, and until you notify UMC of your intention to leave).

 

(2) For the period necessary to achieve the legitimate purpose set out in this policy.

 

(3) During the period of statute of limitation prescribed by the applicable laws or regulations. For example, when a third party exercise the legal right to request for your Personal Data from UMC, UMC must continue to Process your Personal Data for the period necessary for fulfilling the request. The Processing of your Personal Data will be limited to for the purpose of storing and maintaining the security of your Personal Data.

 

(4) After the expiration of the retention period agreed under this policy, UMC will permanently delete or destroy your relevant Personal Data, or pseudonymize your Personal Data.

13. Your rights to your Personal Data

According to applicable Personal Data protection laws or regulations, you may claim the following rights to UMC:

 

(1) Review your Personal Data, request UMC to provide a copy of your Personal Data, supplement or rectify your Personal Data.

 

(2) Refusal to provide your Personal Data: However, please note that if you refuse to provide your Personal Data, UMC may not be able to fully provide you with our products or services. For example, due to lack of necessary information, UMC may not be able to Process your request for review your Personal Data.

 

(3) Stop Processing your Personal Data, restrict the Processing of your Personal Data, delete your Personal Data, or transfer your Personal Data to other Personal Data controllers under reasonable and feasible technical premises.

 

(4) Withdrawing your consent to the Processing of your Personal Data by UMC: please note that withdrawing your consent will not affect the legality of UMC's Processing of your Personal Data based on your prior consent. If the Processing of your Personal Data has other legal basis, UMC may continue to Process your Personal Data.

 

(5) You reserve the right to appeal to the competent authority responsible for information protection for the Processing of your Personal Data.

 

(6) On the premises of complying with applicable laws and regulations, you have the right to object to the third party who Processes your Personal Data on behalf of UMC.

 

(7) If you intend to exercise the above rights or have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact UMC in accordance with the contact information in Article 16 of this policy. However, please note that before UMC can provide any assistance to your request, you need to provide identification documents in order to exercise the above rights.

14. Cookies and other similar technologies

When you visit our MyUMC website, we may set cookies on your device or read cookies already on your device on the condition that applicable legal requirements are met or your consent is given in advance. We may use cookies to record information on your browser, or to record your preferences and browsing habits. We will use cookies and other similar technologies to Process your Personal Data in accordance with cookie policy. For any details, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

15. Direct marketing

UMC may use your e-mail and other Personal Data to provide you with information that may be of interest to you, including but not limited to business sustainability and corporate social responsibility. When UMC provides you with the foregoing information, UMC may use the contact information provided by you to UMC or any other legitimate methods to contact you. You can unsubscribe at any time from the emails sent by UMC. After canceling the subscription, UMC will no longer send those emails to you.

16. Contact information

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact UMC at:

 

United Microelectronics Corporation

Company address: No. 3, Li-Hsin Rd. 2, Hsin-Chu Science Park, Hsin-Chu City, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Telephone: 03-5782258

Email: personnel_data_admin@umc.com