Last revised May 2012

Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation Privacy Policy

This website (the “Site”) is operated in the United States of America by Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation (“HSA Foundation”, “We”, “Our” or “Us”), a company incorporated in the state of Texas, United States, in 2012.  HSA Foundation’s headquarters is located at HSA Foundation, c/o AMD – Gregory Stoner, 7171 Southwest Parkway MS: B300.3A Austin Tx 78735 . This Privacy Policy applies to personal information which is collected and used by HSA Foundation.  This Privacy Policy forms part of the Site’s Terms and Conditions of Use and describes how We collect, protect and use the personal information We receive from visitors to the Site.

Personal Information We collect

We may collect several kinds of information from you, depending on the part of the Site being visited. For example, We may collect personal information from you when you register for a forum or newsletter, create a user name and password, provide feedback, or send email inquiries.  The information that We collect is set out on the relevant pages of the Site and may include your name, email address, postal address, postcode, country of residence, job title, daytime and/or mobile phone number and information about your workplace and the nature of your business.  In general, you can visit the Site without revealing any information about yourself. However, some portions of the Site may require you to register to be able to use its features to their fullest extent.

Our use of your information

We may use the personal information We collect via the Site for any of the following purposes:

  • providing, developing, improving and personalizing Our services and the Site;
  • registering you on the Site;
  • providing you with promotional communications (subject to the Promotional Activities section below);
  • dealing with your inquiries and requests;
  • generating anonymous reports about use of the Site and its features;
  • allowing you to take part in promotions or surveys; and
  • keeping you up to date by sending you Our newsletters.

Promotional Activities

If you register on the Site We may use the personal information We collect to provide you with information about Our activities.  We may send you such information by Email, SMS text message, or any other form of electronic message, as well as any other medium which becomes relevant from time to time.  If We send you an electronic newsletter, information about Our activities, or if you sign up to an HSA Foundation group or email list, each message We send will include instructions on how to “unsubscribe” from that communication.

Disclosure of Information

We will not disclose your personal information that We collect from the Site to any third parties without your consent except:

  • to employees and independent contractors of HSA Foundation, analytic vendors, and other service providers and suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform a business, professional, or technical support function for HSA Foundation or to perform a service that you have requested;
  • to and between members of the HSA Foundation;
  • where you give Us permission to disclose your personal data to third parties selected by Us for marketing purposes;
  • if We are required to do so to comply with a legal requirement or request from a competent court, regulator or other authority; and/or
  • where We deem it necessary, in Our sole discretion, to protect Our legal rights or property or the legal rights or property of an individual who registers with the Site or any third party, or to prevent personal injury.

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information about you that We pass to a third party will be held securely by that party and only be used for the purposes for which it was provided to them. Except as noted above, information We collect from Site visitors will not be shared with individuals or other companies unrelated to, or that do not perform a business, professional or technical function for HSA Foundation.

Security and Quality

HSA Foundation is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect the personal information that you provide. We will use a variety of advanced security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.  Please help Us to keep your personal information secure by not using an obvious login name or password and ensuring you do not divulge your password to any other person.

We do our best to maintain the accuracy of any personal information you do supply to Us. You can help HSA Foundation update and maintain the accuracy of any personal information you supply by notifying HSA Foundation of any changes to your address, title, phone number or e-mail address. In some parts of the Site, you may do this online by following the instructions on membership profile pages. You may also do this by contacting the address set out in the Access to your information section of this Privacy Policy.

Cookies, Web Beacons & Other Tracking Technologies

A cookie is small file that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system.  We may use cookies to allow Us to understand what areas of the Site are of interest to you so We can better serve and provide you with tailored information from the Site. We may use cookies that We place on the Site to collect data such as information about your web browser and operating system, the frequency of your visits, what you do on the Site and, if you arrived at the Site from another website, the URL of that website. A third party web analytics provider may then collect and analyze the data We obtain from Our cookies to tell Us how you use the Site.

HSA Foundation may also use cookies when you register for some parts of the Site. In this case, a cookie will store useful information, including your personal information, which enables the Site to remember you when you return to visit. Only We can read the information We gather from the cookies We place on your system.

You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen for information about how to do this. You may also delete cookies whenever you wish. However, this will mean that any information you have entered onto the Site will be lost. For example, the Site will not recognize you on your next visit and you will have to re-enter any personal details you had previously inputted. Please note that if you choose not to accept cookies you may not have access to certain features that make your experience of the Site more efficient and some of the features on the Site may not function properly. You can find out more about cookies, including how to delete them, at

The Site may also use “Web beacon” technologies. When you access pages on with a Web beacon, an anonymous notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by Us or by Our analytics vendors. These Web beacons work in conjunction with cookies to let Us know what portions of the Site are of interest to Our visitors, how many of Our newsletters have been read and to help Us provide you with tailored information from the Site.

If you choose not to accept cookies, Web beacon technologies will still detect anonymous visits, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other information and are disregarded.

Links to external websites

The Site may contain links to other websites belonging to third parties. These websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy and We are not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other websites. You should be aware of this when you leave the Site and We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other websites.

Access to your information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information We hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Please address requests (with a return email where possible) to:

HSA Foundation

Or by Post to:
HSA Foundation
c/o AMD – Gregory Stoner
7171 Southwest Parkway
MS: B300.3A
Austin, Texas 78735

Changes, Oversight and Questions

HSA Foundation welcomes comments and questions on this Privacy Policy. We are dedicated to protecting your privacy and will make every reasonable effort to keep your information secure. Due to the rapidly evolving changes on the Internet, We may update this policy. All revisions will be posted to the Site. Regularly viewing this Privacy Policy ensures that you are always aware of what information We collect, how We use it and under what circumstances We will share it with third parties. If you do not agree to the changes We make please do not continue to use the Site.

Comments and questions regarding our policy should be directed to the address shown in the “Access to your information” section above.