Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

By entering into this website, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the terms described here below; your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use.
Should you do not understand or agree to or accept these terms, you should immediately refrain from using this website.

Limited Authorization

Part of the content of this website is copyrighted. Relevant copyrights are owned by SM-Optics S.r.l. Microelettronica S.p.A. or the holders of the copyrighted material.
Nevertheless, you are entitled and free to view, copy and print such SM-Optics S.r.l. material found on this website as long as:

1.the material is used for information purposes only;
2.the material is used for private, non-commercial purposes only; and
3.copies of extracts of the material include SM-Optics S.r.l. copyright notice.

You are allowed to distribute SM-Optics S.r.l. materials found on this website as long as:

1.the material is used for information purposes only;
2.the material is used for non-commercial purposes only;
3.the material includes the SM-Optics S.r.l. copyright notice; and
4.the material is not identified as SM-Optics S.r.l. confidential or proprietary information.

Any other rights and/or uses not expressly granted herein are reserved and require SM-Optics S.r.l.’s written consent. Requests for additional rights and/or uses should be sent to SM-Optics S.r.l. Legal Services set forth here below.

Business partners, customers and suppliers of SM-Optics S.r.l. may, in cooperation with SM-Optics S.r.l., publish their own proprietary material on this website. In such a case, they retain full legal and copyright ownership of their respective material and hold the relevant Intellectual property Rights. Please note that no right to use such Intellectual Property Rights is granted hereunder.

Legal Notices and Privacy Statements

Legal Notices and the privacy statement are an integral part of these Terms of Use that you are deemed to have read, understood and accepted.

Third Party Copyrights

SM-Optics S.r.l. is committed to respecting the intellectual property ownership rights of any third parties, and require that the users of and visitors to SM-Optics S.r.l. website do the same. SM-Optics S.r.l. may, in its sole discretion, terminate the accounts or access rights of users or visitors who violate the intellectual property ownership rights of third parties.
Should you have good reasons to believe that materials in which you have intellectual property ownership rights have been copied in a way that constitutes a copyright infringement on SM-Optics S.r.l. website, please provide the following information to the SM-Optics S.r.l. Legal Services:

1.an electronic or hard copy signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner
2.a description of the copyrighted work that you have good reason to believe has been infringed;
3.a description as to where the copyrighted materials you believe is infringing is located on our website;
4.your address, telephone number, and email address so that we may contact you;
5.a certified statement by you that have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
6.a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice to us is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

SM-Optics S.r.l. Legal Services for notice of claims of copyright infringement on our website or for requests for additional us of materials can be reached at:

SM-Optics S.r.l.
Via Buonarroti 21
20093 Cologno Monzese - Italy
fax + 39 02 27325316

SM-Optics S.r.l. Trademarks

“SIAE Microelettronica” and “SIAE” and their respective logos are trademarks and service marks of SM-Optics S.r.l. You may not use these or any other SM-Optics S.r.l.’s trademarks or service marks without the express written consent of SM-Optics S.r.l.

Use of Product Catalogue

SM-Optics S.r.l.’s product catalogue found at this website is for informational or planning purposes only, and is not intended to create, modify or supplement any SM-Optics S.r.l. specifications or warranties relating to the products or services found in the catalogue. Information and/or technical specifications supplied within this catalogue do not waive (directly or indirectly) any rights or licenses – including, but not limited to, patents or other protective rights of SM-Optics S.r.l. or others.

Warranty Disclaimer

While SM-Optics S.r.l. attempts to provide accurate information on this website, it assumes no responsibility for accuracy. SM-Optics S.r.l. may change the information and/or materials available at this website or the product mentioned, at anytime without notice. Information may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. SM-Optics S.r.l. does not warrant that the electronic functions contained in or on this website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, of that this website or the server that make sit available are free of viruses or bugs or represents full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the information available through this website.

Information and/or materials on this website is provided “AS IS” and does not constitute a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. SM-Optics S.r.l. disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. It also includes any expressed or implied warranties arising from any course of dealing, usage, or trade practice.

You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining means for the reconstruction of lost data.

Limitation of Liability

Neither SM-Optics S.r.l. nor any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent or sister companies or their respective directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive and/or consequential damages arising out of the use – or the inability to use – the information and/or materials on this website. This includes, but is not limited to, loss of data, loss of revenues, loss of savings, loss of business, loss of reputation, loss of profits and/or any economic loss in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use or inability to use this website or reliance on the information and/or materials contained in this website; even if SM-Optics S.r.l. is advised of the possibility of such damages.

Termination of Use

SM-Optics S.r.l. may, at its option, terminate, without notice, any person or entity’s access to the website upon any breach of this Terms of Use without prejudice to its right to make a claim for compensation of damages.


Although this website may contain from time to time links to third party web sites and/or may also be linked with other web sites, either with or without SM-Optics S.r.l. consent, SM-Optics S.r.l. is not responsible for the content of any linked sites and/or any link contained in a linked web site. SM-Optics S.r.l. provides these links as a convenience and does not endorse the companies or contents of any linked sites.
SM-Optics S.r.l. reserves the right to terminate any link and/or linking program at any time and without notice.
Should you decide to access any of such third party web sites linked to this web site, or should you link to this web site from some other web site, you do this entirely at your own risk. By linking to another web site, you are leaving SM-Optics S.r.l. web site.
SM-Optics S.r.l. is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or any pages linked to this web site.

Product Availability

The availability of the products and services described on this website, and the descriptions of such products and services, may vary from time to time and from country to country. Please contact SM-Optics S.r.l. sales departments or local offices for specific product and/or service information.

Posting and Submitting of Information

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, obscene, defamatory, or otherwise offensive materials on or through this website.

Any material, information or idea submitted or posted on this website by you will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.

SM-Optics S.r.l. may share or otherwise use your submission for any purpose whatsoever. If any of the materials or information submitted constitutes personal data, you agree that SM-Optics S.r.l. may use such personal data for any SM-Optics S.r.l. business purpose. Personal data will be treated as set forth in the Privacy Statement.

Export Laws

The United States Export Control laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. No content from this website may be downloaded or otherwise transmitted in violation of the United States Export Control laws.

Jurisdiction and Choice of Laws

These Terms of use and all claims or issues regarding this website shall be governed according to the laws of Italy, to the exclusion of its conflict of law provisions. The application of the United nations Convention on Contracts for the International sale of Goods of April 11, 1980, shall be excluded.

Dispute Resolution

Any dispute or difference arising out of or concerning these Terms of Use or this website which dispute or difference cannot be settled amicably shall be resolved definitely and exclusively by arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by three (3) arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules, unless the parties agree on the name of a single arbitrator.
The place of the arbitration shall be Milan, Italy. All documentary submissions, presentations, and proceedings shall be in the English language.
The arbitral award shall be substantiated in writing. The decision of the arbitral tribunal shall be final and binding, and judgment upon the arbitral award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitral tribunal shall assign the costs of the arbitration.

Modification of Terms of Use

These Terms of Use were last updated on November 30, 2016.
SM-Optics S.r.l. reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time without prior written notification. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, any new Terms of Use will only apply to users upon acceptance thereof upon such user’s first subsequent login.

Privacy statement

Our commitment to Privacy

SM-Optics S.r.l. recognizes that individuals who represent companies with whom we conduct business value their privacy. However, in order to conduct global business in this increasing electronic economy, the collection of the personal information of individuals is often necessary. We respect your right to privacy and are committed to protecting your personally identifiable information. It is our goal to balance the benefits of e-commerce with the right of individuals to prevent the misuse of their personal information.
SM-Optics S.r.l. do its outmost to comply with all applicable laws that are designed to protect your policy, in particular the Decreto Legislativo n. 196 dated June 30, 2003 and following integrations and modifications as well. Although legal requirement may vary from country to country, we intend to adhere to the principles set forth in this Privacy Statement even if we transfer your information from your country of residence to countries that may not require the same level of protection for your information. Our commitment is to protect your information no matter where it is collected, transported or retained.

Websites covered by our Privacy Statement

This SM-Optics S.r.l. Privacy Statement applies to all websites and domains of SM-Optics S.r.l. (siaemi.com) and its subsidiaries. The SM-Optics S.r.l. website may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information, however SM-Optics S.r.l. does not control those third-party websites or their privacy policies or practices.

Collecting your information

Personally identifiable information means any information that may be used to identify an individual. This includes, but is not limited to, an individual’s first and last name, email address, mailing and residential addresses, telephone number, tilt, birth date, gender, occupation, company of employment and/or other information required in order for us to provide a service you request at our website.

You browse our website anonymously unless you have previously indicated that you wish SM-Optics S.r.l. to remember your login identification and/or password. In some circumstances, we may request you to provide personally identifiable information. Your response to such a request is strictly voluntary. SM-Optics S.r.l. uses this information to customize your experience on our website. We may also use your information for other business purposes, such as alerting you to products and services that can assist you in your business, promoting site registration, order processing and on-line customer service.

When you visit certain SM-Optics S.r.l. web pages, you need to be registered and a password in order to login. The use of those web pages, and the downloadable information on such web pages, may be governed by a written agreement between your employer and SM-Optics S.r.l.. Unless you request your personally identifiable information to be deleted, it may be retained by SM-Optics S.r.l. to verify compliance with the agreement, to track software and documents you download, or track page visits and usage of other applications available on the SM-Optics S.r.l. web sites.

We may also receive your personally identifiable information from our business partners and suppliers. We only use such information if it has been collected in accordance with acceptable privacy practices consistent with the SM-Optics S.r.l. privacy policy and applicable laws.
In general, you can visit our website without divulging any personally identifiable information. However, there are areas of our website that require this information to complete the customization functions for which they are designed, and may not be available to those individuals who elect not to provide the information requested. You are always welcome to visit the public portion of the SM-Optics S.r.l. website without revealing any personally identifiable information.

Use of your information

When we collect your personally identifiable information form you, we will inform you at the time as to the reason we are requesting such information. The information will only be used for SM-Optics S.r.l. business purposes such as, to respond to requests for products, documentation and/or services, to process an order, to conduct a transaction, to correspond with you, to enable a subscription or event registration, to handle a job application or send direct marketing information and/or perform market research. We will also use your information to personalize the content you review and to better understand how you use the website in order to improve the services SM-Optics S.r.l. provides.

Upon your acceptance of the Terms of Use, which this Privacy Statement is a part, SM-Optics S.r.l. will assume that you have given your permission to us to collect and use your information. However, you have the right to request SM-Optics S.r.l. to not contact you for the purposes of sending you newsletters, customer surveys, direct marketing materials and/or market research information. You can exercise this right by clicking on the appropriate option or check box at the point where the information is collected or by editing your personal profile.

In specific cases, SM-Optics S.r.l. may request your direct consent to use your personally identifiable information by providing an “opt-in” check box in information fields before your information can be used for any purpose other than that for which it was given.

Disclosure of your information to Third Parties

SM-Optics S.r.l. may share your information (with the exception of account, credit card, and ordering information) with SM-Optics S.r.l. business partners who may alert you to new products and services to improve your competitive edge, in cases where we believe your business interests will be served. SM-Optics S.r.l. will only share your personally identifiable information with its business partners if you have provided us with your consent to do so. If you do not want to receive marketing materials from any of our business partners, please do not provide contact information via the Internet or let them know directly that you wish to be removed from their contact list.

In addition, SM-Optics S.r.l. may work with third companies to deliver SM-Optics S.r.l. advertising and undertake surveys. These companies may collect information to help us determine which products, services and offers are of most interest to our current and future customers. The information that is collected is not identifiable at an individual or company level. It is aggregated at an anonymous level to provide us with general statistics and trends.

In the event that SM-Optics S.r.l. sells a part or parts of its business, the personally identifiable information that we have collected could be transferred to the acquiring company unless you instruct SM-Optics S.r.l. not to do so in writing.

If you elect to provide us with personally identifiable information, we may transfer that information, within SM-Optics S.r.l. or to SM-Optics S.r.l. business partners, across borders and from your country of residence or jurisdiction to other countries around the world.

Collecting your domain information

SM-Optics S.r.l. also collects domain information as a part of our analysis of the use of our website. This data enables us to become more familiar with which customers visit our website and pages, how often they visit, and what parts of the website they visit most often. SM-Optics S.r.l. uses this information to improve our web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.

Collecting your information through “cookies”

Some pages on our website use "cookies," which are small files that are placed on your hard drive by the website for identification purposes. These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit us.
The only information held in a cookie is that information you have provided to SM-Optics S.r.l.
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Securing your information

Appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been put in place with the aim of preventing unauthorized access, maintaining data accuracy and ensuring correct use of information and in order to keep safe and protected your online collected information.

Please take note of the following to ensure information security:

  • You should be aware that when you disclose personally identifiable information in the discussion forum or chat rooms, such information is accessible to and collectable by others participants.
  • SM-Optics S.r.l. advises you to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your computer and disclosure of your SM-Optics S.r.l. password as well. If you presume that your password has been compromised, you should immediately change your password.

Supporting children’s Privacy

SM-Optics S.r.l. website do not target, and is not intended to attract, children under the age of 14. SM-Optics S.r.l. neither knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 14 nor send requests to children for personally identifiable information.

Accessing and correcting your information

SM-Optics S.r.l. wants to ensure the accuracy of any personally identifiable information you provided.
Should you have any changes to your personally identifiable information, you have the right to review and update your information after logging onto the website with your user name and password. Alternatively, you can ask us to correct errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request and pointing out the error.
To protect your privacy and secure your information, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making the corrections.

Contacting Us

We appreciate your opinions and feedback. If you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy, please contact us.

Changing our Privacy Statement

This SM-Optics S.r.l. Privacy Statement was last updated on November 30, 2016.

SM-Optics S.r.l. reserves the right to make changes to this policy from time to time and without notice. We recommend that all visitors and users of this website re-visit this Privacy Statement page occasionally to ascertain of any new privacy practices or changes to our policy. Your continued use of the SM-Optics S.r.l. website is a sign of your acceptance of any changes to this Privacy Statement.

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