SanDisk® Privacy Policy FAQ

Why does SanDisk have a Privacy Policy?

SanDisk respects your privacy, and is committed to providing you with a positive experience on our website and in your other interactions with us. We want you to be informed about what we do with personal information you share with us.

The Privacy Policy explains our practices for handling personal information on- and off-line. If you provide us with personal information, we will treat it as outlined in the policy.

How will I know if the Privacy Policy has been updated?

If we update our Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy in this location and will post a notice in a prominent location on our website. The Privacy Policy will state when it was last updated. The most recent update went into effect on January 1, 2014. The previous version was updated on December 12, 2012 and can be found here.

Where is the Privacy Policy located?

The SanDisk Privacy Policy is located here or can be accessed from a link on the bottom of all local website pages, as well as other web properties to which the policy applies.

What is new about the January 1, 2014 updated Privacy Policy?

On January 1, 2014, SanDisk’s new Privacy Policy went into effect. The following are some of the changes reflected in the new Privacy Policy (U.S. Version):

  • Information collected: The scope of information collected has been broadened to include personal and non-personal information, real time location, information provided by prospective employment candidates, Unique Device Identifiers and other device information.
  • Information obtained when accessing the limited-access portions of site: Information obtained by logging on and registering for access to limited access portions of the site is addressed by the new Privacy Policy. SanDisk will retain login information to remember a user when the user logs in. This information may be linked to other information collected as the user visits the site.
  • Do-Not-Track settings: The new Privacy Policy states that the site is capable of recognizing when a user’s browser is set to a Do-Not-Track setting.
  • California specific provisions: The updated Privacy Policy includes provisions to address the sharing of information to third parties for direct marketing including the non-disclosure of information on minors.
  • Government requests: The new Privacy Policy states that SanDisk will disclose information to comply with government or quasi-governmental requests.

What types of information does SanDisk collect?

“Personal information” is information that can be used to identify you, including name, title, occupation, postal or physical address, telephone number, e-mail address, and other information required to carry out a transaction, provide a service or deliver a product you have requested. We collect and store community discussions, chats, correspondence through our Sites and correspondence sent to us.

We will not collect personal information from you if you have not given us your consent (approval) to do so. We will tell you why we wish to collect the personal information, and we will only use your personal information in the way and for the purposes we told you about when we collected it. We will not change the way in which your personal information is used unless we have your consent to do so.

“Non-personal information” includes hardware configuration, computer or device characteristics and connection information such as browser type, version and timezone setting, operating system, and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through and from our websites including date and time; cookie number; and the products you viewed, searched or purchased.

Will SanDisk sell or give my personal information to third parties?

We are not in the business of selling your personal information. SanDisk does not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, unless you have expressly agreed that we can do so.

We do use service providers to help us run our business operations. For example, we work with service providers to support our online sales and email or other communications you may have asked us to send you. We require our service providers to protect your personal information, and they are never allowed to use your information other than for the purposes you said we could use your information – for example, to process your product registration request or to send you messages you have requested.

SanDisk will disclose information to comply with government or quasi-governmental requests.

How does SanDisk protect my personal information?

We appreciate your trust in sharing your personal information with us, and are committed to protecting it. We utilize a combination of industry-standard security technologies, procedures and organizational measures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

What happens if a breach of security occurs and my information is taken?

Despite our efforts, there remains the possibility that information may be accessed, altered, disclosed, or destroyed due to a security breach. In the unlikely event of a breach of security, and we have a way and (if required) your permission to do so, we will notify you by email if your personal information was involved in any way.

Does the Privacy Policy relate to all countries?

Yes, the SanDisk Privacy Policy is applicable worldwide.

What are cookies and does SanDisk use them?

Cookies are small text files placed on your hard drive. We use cookies to personalize your online experience and improve our services to you. For example, cookies will remember the country or language preferences you selected on our web site. This saves you time, since you are not required to re-enter the same information each time you visit our site.

Can I reject all cookies?

You can modify your browser settings to control whether your computer accepts or declines cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use certain interactive features of our Sites. Note that you can always go back and delete cookies from your browser; however, that means that any settings or preferences controlled by those cookies will also be deleted and you may need to recreate them.

Are there a minimum age requirements for participating in SanDisk websites?

If you are not of the age of majority where you live (generally, but not always, this is 18 years of age), you may use SanDisk Sites only with the involvement of your parent or guardian.

SanDisk does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we inadvertently have collected personal information from a minor under the age of 13, we will delete that data from our systems.

In California, SanDisk does not knowingly use, disclose, compile or allow third parties to use, disclose, or compile the personal information of California residents who are under the age of 18 for the purposes of marketing or advertising products or services to such children in violation of California law. Any California residents under the age of 18 who have registered to use this site or who have posted content or information on this site can request that such information be removed from the site by contacting us.

How can I access, update or remove my personal information?

  • UNSUBSCRIBE: To unsubscribe from SanDisk promotional communications, click here.
  • UPDATE PREFERENCES: Update your SanDisk communications preferences any time online here.
  • "MY SANDISK" PRODUCT REGISTRATION: To update or change contact information you provided in connection with product registration or customer support through the My SanDisk feature, you can click here. (If this feature is not available in your country, the link may not be active.)
  • ECOMMERCE: As noted above, the SanDisk Store is operated by our ecommerce vendor, who is the merchant of record in regard to online sales. This vendor’s terms of sale and privacy policy apply when you make online purchases through the SanDisk Store. Links to the privacy policy and terms of sale applicable to you are at the bottom of the Shopping Cart page and at Checkout. To update or change information you provided when purchasing SanDisk products online through the SanDisk Store you can contact our ecommerce vendor here. (If this feature is not available in your country, the link may not be active.)
  • OTHER INQUIRIES: If these links do not address your access needs, you can email us at one of the email addresses in the “Contact us” section listed below. You can also contact us by mail. Please include your contact information, the name of the SanDisk website, communication or other service about which you are contacting us, and a detailed description of your specific request.

Who can I contact if I have questions or issues with items included in the Privacy Policy?

If you have comments or questions about this privacy policy, you can email us at one of the email addresses below or send us mail at the address below. Please include your contact information, the name of the SanDisk website, mailing or other service, and a detailed description of your request or privacy concern.

Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
951 SanDisk Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
Attention: Privacy Office
(408) 801-1000