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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 3/17/2017

NextFlex, the flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing innovation institute administered by FlexTech Alliance, Inc. (“FlexTech”), is committed to respecting your privacy, and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified, such as name, address, and telephone number, referred to in this policy as “personal information”) that you share with us through our websites. For this reason, NextFlex (or “we” in this policy) has established this privacy policy to help visitors to our websites (“you”) understand how carefully we treat your personal information.  This policy applies to our principal website located at and any other NextFlex-branded website that does not post a different privacy policy (each a “Site”), but does not apply to other websites that may be owned or controlled by FlexTech.


What We Collect and How We Use It

In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, there are times when we may collect personal information directly from you or via automated technology.

Your Choice.  Most of the personal information we collect is voluntarily entered by you when you register as a NextFlex member, sign-up for our newsletter or event notifications, request a document, send us a question via e-mail or otherwise contact us.  Examples may include name, username, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or similar information.  We use this information to administer our flexible hybrid electronics research and education membership program, improve our Sites and offerings, respond to your request or inquiry and to communicate with you regarding matters related to our program or Sites (e.g., should your membership fees be delinquent or we receive a complaint about a document you have submitted to be posted on our Site).  You will have the option not to provide the requested information, and you can still visit most of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options, functionalities, offers, and services and you may be unable to receive communications for which you have either not “opted in” or have chosen to “opt out.” You can modify your email preferences at any time by following the instructions (e.g., “Unsubscribe” link) in the NextFlex email.

Technical Usage Information.  We also log or collect some technical information such as IP addresses, domains, browser type, operating system information and page viewing history via cookies and other automated mechanisms.  This information usually does not personally identify you, but it is possible that it could at some point be linked with other personal information.  We use this information for internal analysis of trends and statistics, such as to improve our content and offerings based on user interest and to enhance a user’s experience with faster webpage loading.  We also track our email deliveries and recipient interaction to diagnose transmission errors and/or improve the effectiveness of our communication.

Use of Cookies.  Some of the pages of our Site utilize “cookies” so that we can better serve you with more tailored information when you return to our Site. Cookies are identifiers that are deposited on your computer to facilitate your next visit to the Site. You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. The information we collect and analyze, or have analyzed by third-party providers, through cookies is used solely to improve our service to you.

Children’s Information 

NextFlex’s Sites and program are not directed towards children under 13 years of age.  If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at

Access by Our Employees

We limit our employees’ access to your personal information to the minimum amount reasonably required to provide prompt, high quality service for the uses described in this policy.

Sharing Personal Information with Others

NextFlex is a collaborative research institute administered by FlexTech, and therefore all information subject to this policy is available to both NextFlex and FlexTech for the purposes described in this policy.

We also utilize certain third-party entities, vendors and subcontractors to help us provide our programs and Sites to you and to process related data, which may include data storage facilities, technical infrastructure providers, analytics providers, security vendors and payment processing companies, and we may provide your information to such third-parties, and/or permit such parties to collect the same through our Sites, as reasonably necessary to provide our programs and Sites as described in this policy.  Specifically, we use Google Analytics to help us with our Sites, and information on how data is collected and processed by Google Analytics may be found at  Some third-party companies, such as payment processing facilities, may ask you to enter your personal information directly with them and may provide some or all of that information back to us.  All third-party use of your information is governed by the privacy policy of the applicable third-party, and we disclaim any and all liability for a third-party’s actions, links, services and products.

Should we undergo a change to our corporate organization (for example, merger, spin-out or other corporate event), we may provide your relevant information to the relevant entity and reserve the right to do so.  In rare circumstances, we may need to disclose your personal information (a) in response to a subpoena or law-enforcement procedure or as we otherwise reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or governmental authority, (b) to preserve our rights or property, or (c) to protect the personal safety of someone in an emergency, and we reserve the right to do so.

We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly, such as to demonstrate usage trends of our programs and Sites.

Third-Party Collection of Personal Information

Our Sites do not knowingly permit or facilitate any third-party to collect personal information about your online activities over time via the Sites, except to the limited extent described in this policy such as by our vendors.


For your convenience, we have provided links to certain third-party websites. If you choose to visit a third-party’s site, please be aware that the third-party’s privacy policy, and not NextFlex’s, will govern your activities and any information you disclose while visiting the third-party’s site.


NextFlex takes reasonable steps consistent with industry practice to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.  No measure of security is foolproof, so please keep this in mind when deciding the information you choose to provide through our Sites.  NextFlex encourages you to notify us at of any security breach, vulnerability or unauthorized use of our Site should you become aware of the same.

Do Not Track Signals

Our Sites currently do not support the ability to respond to “Do Not Track” signals or other similar mechanisms that may be emitted from a user’s device.

Why did you Receive an Email from Us?

If you received a mailing from us, (a) your email address is either listed with us as someone who has expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future (“opt-in”), or (b) you have registered or purchased or otherwise have an existing relationship with us.   Each email sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us, such as an “Unsubscribe” link.  If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of any email. If you have received unwanted, unsolicited email sent via the NextFlex system or purporting to be sent via our system, please forward a copy of that email with your comments to for review .

How to Update, Correct and Manage your Personal Information

Should you wish to update, correct or otherwise manage any personal information you have provided through the Sites, you may do so by contacting us at for assistance.  We may retain your personal information for an indefinite period, but at a minimum for the duration of you or your organization’s membership in NextFlex and for a reasonable period thereafter.

Policy Changes

NextFlex reserves the right to amend this privacy policy, and will post a revised version of the policy on this Site indicating the revision date. Any such changes will become effective fifteen (15) calendar days from our posting the amended Privacy Policy on our Site.  The changes will become effective immediately for new users of our Site.  Changes will not apply retroactively.  Your access or use of the Site and continued receipt of NextFlex emails after our posting of the revised version will constitute your acceptance of such revisions.

Governing Law

We are located in California, U.S.A., and this privacy policy will be governed by California law without regard to any conflict of law principles.  By using any of the Sites, you submit to the jurisdiction of and within the State of California.  You acknowledge and expressly consent that the use and transmission of your personal information as described in this policy may occur within and/or outside of the U.S.A., including in jurisdictions that may have less protective data protection laws than the region in which you are situated, and that your personal information may be stored and processed manually and electronically through global systems and tools for the purposes described in this policy.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy or your personal information, please contact us at:

Strategic Operations Department
2244 Blach Place, Suite 150
San Jose, CA 95131, USA
Phone: 1-408-797-2244

We encourage you to contact us via e-mail for fastest response.

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