Privacy Policy

Acacia Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “Acacia” or “we”) is committed to protecting your privacy and providing you with a positive experience when visiting or using our websites, and in using our products and services (“Solutions”).

This Privacy Statement applies to all Acacia websites, Solutions, or communication with Acacia that link to or refer to this Statement. It describes how we handle personal information, the choices available to you regarding data collection, use, and access, and how you can update and correct your personal information. Certain Acacia websites may have their own privacy statement that describes how we handle personal information for those websites specifically. Please check the websites for information on such additional privacy-related issues. If there are contradictions between this Policy and the notice provided at the time of collection or a website or Solution specific privacy statement, such specific notice or supplemental privacy statement will control.

Questions or Issues with the Policy and Contact Information

When your employer, your company (“Company”) or you communicate with Acacia, purchase or use our Solutions, provide products or services to us, visit our website, facilities, trade shows or customer events, the party responsible for processing your data is:

Acacia Communications, Inc.
3 Mill and Main Place, Suite 400
Maynard, MA 01754
Attn: Privacy
Phone: (978) 938-4896

Acacia may be reached via mail, phone or by email as stated above.

Personal Information We Collect

Unless otherwise disclosed, Acacia collects only personal information that is disclosed on a voluntary basis, such as by using the website or submitting a request for additional product information. Information we collect may include, but is not limited to, any information that can be used to identify an individual, such as names, addresses, email addresses, information in the context of applying for an employment position at Acacia, etc. Acacia collects personal information directly, and via trusted third-party sources engaged to collect personal information to assist us.

How we use Personal Information

Acacia uses all personal information solely for the purposes of operating our business. Examples include but are not limited to improving and customizing our Solutions, websites and interactions with you; personalizing marketing and other communications related to our business and Solutions; processing job applications and hiring employees and contractors; processing shareholder or analysts requests, meetings or calls; or any other legitimate purposes permitted by applicable law.

Acacia will retain any data and any personal information as needed to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.

Sharing Personal Information

Acacia may share your personal information with trusted third parties for the purposes of operating our business; improving and customizing our Solutions, websites and our interactions with you; sending marketing and other communications related to our business and Solutions; processing job applications and hiring employees and contractors; processing shareholder or analyst requests, meetings or calls; general shareholder meetings; and other legitimate purposes permitted by applicable law.

We may share personal information in the following ways:

  • Within the worldwide subsidiaries and affiliates of Acacia.
  • With trusted service providers, trusted business partners or trusted contractors to market, offer, manufacture, sell, provide or deliver a Solution to you or your Company
  • In response to a request for information by a competent authority if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or is otherwise required by law, regulation or legal process.
  • With law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties as necessary to comply with legal processes.

Security of Your Personal Information

Acacia protects any data, including any personal information entrusted to Acacia, and treats it securely in accordance with the law and this Privacy Statement. Acacia implements physical, administrative, and technical safeguards designed to protect any data and personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Acacia also contractually requires that Acacia’s trusted service providers, trusted business partners or trusted contractors protect such information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. Email communication as well as the internet, however, cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information shared with us.

Cookies and Other Web Technologies

Acacia may use cookies (alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser). Most browsers now recognize when a cookie is offered, and will permit the user to opt out of receiving the cookie. If you are not sure whether your browser has this capability, you should check with your software manufacturer or your internet service provider. Acacia uses cookies to facilitate use of the website and to improve navigation within the site. Acacia does not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in the cookie, nor does it use such information for any promotional or marketing purposes.

Please note that certain features of our web pages may not function if you choose to disable cookies.

Protect Children’s Privacy

The Acacia website is not designed or intentionally directed at children thirteen years of age or younger. Acacia has a policy of never knowingly collecting or maintaining information about anyone under the age of thirteen. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that we may have collected personal information from your child or someone under the applicable legal age please contact us and Acacia will take appropriate measures to investigate and address the issue promptly.

Consent to Transfer, Processing and Storage Personal Information

Acacia is a global organization. We may transfer data and any personal information to any Acacia subsidiary or affiliated entity worldwide, or to trusted third parties, trusted business partners or trusted contractors as described above that are located in various countries around the world. When communicating with Acacia, doing business with Acacia, using our Solutions or when using our websites, you consent to transfer, process, and store such information outside of your country of residence where data protection standards may be different.

European Union

If you are a resident of the European Union, Acacia provides the following information for the purposes of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). This information constitutes a notice for the purposes of the GDPR, and Acacia is the Data Controller of your personal data.

You have certain rights under GDPR which include, but are not limited to the following: the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you; the right to correct, erase or restrict processing of your personal data; the right to obtain your data in a structured, commonly used format. You have the right to withdraw your consent to use your personal data.

The exercise of these rights is free of charge, however you are required to prove your identity with two pieces of approved identification. We will use reasonable efforts consistent with our legal duties to provide, correct or delete personal information about you from our files.

If you have comments or concerns that remain unresolved after contacting us, you have the right to complain to the relevant data protection authority in your EU member state.

Updates to this Acacia Privacy Statement

Acacia will update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do so, we will post the revised version here, with an updated revision date. Please, visit these pages periodically to be aware of and review any such revisions. By continuing to communicate with Acacia or use Acacia’s website after such revisions are in effect, you accept and agree to the revisions and to abide by them.

The Privacy Policy was revised and posted as of November 20, 2018.

Acacia Privacy Notice for California Residents

California residents, please click here.

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