E.U. Safe Harbor Statement

International Rectifier Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement applies to all personal information collected or used by International Rectifier Corporation and its affiliates (hereinafter “IR”). IR strongly believes in protecting the privacy of the personal information You share with IR by using IR’s websites. This Privacy Statement describes IR’s privacy policy and how IR collects and uses personally identifiable information.

What Information Do We Collect?

You can visit our Website without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Some pages of IR under the URL are password protected and require registration by You if You want to access them. These pages allow you to volunteer personal information such as name, job title, address, telephone numbers, email, information on Your design interests, applications, credit card information and purchase quantities. IR also collects the number of visitors to our Website, browsing patterns, information derived from Your IP address indicating country or state where your communication originated, and areas of visitors’ interest.

How We Use Your Information

Non-personal information is used to generate statistics and to measure Website activity in order to improve the Website to better meet Your needs. Personal information allows IR to provide you with products, technology, services and information and enables IR to offer a customized experience on our Website. IR uses personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement or otherwise disclosed to You on our Website. For example, the personal information You provide allows You to:

  • Make purchases
  • Receive information or materials (such as samples)
  • Subscribe to receive regular information, including confirmations, brochures, technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages

You are not required to provide personal information, but some Website features will not be available if you decline to provide needed information.

Sharing Your Information

We do not share Your personal information with third parties except as described in this Privacy Statement or as otherwise disclosed to You on our Website. Under certain circumstances, Your information may be forwarded to our authorized sales representatives and authorized distributors for follow-up action or if IR needs to ship products to You, we will share Your name and address with a carrier. IR will also release Your personal information if compelled by law to do so. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement authorities any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful.

Your Right to Opt Out at Any Time

You may opt out of the collection and processing of your Personal Data at any time. By way of example, when you are registered with, enter our online stores or register for a contest or promotion you have the option to receive or not to receive additional communications from International Rectifier. If you choose to receive these additional communications and later change your mind, you may unsubscribe at any time. For example, e-mail messages will contain instructions on how to “unsubscribe” from receiving the e-mail in question.

If you wish to unsubscribe from receiving all IR email, please update your subscriptions.

You have the right to view the Personal Data we hold about you. In addition, you have the right to correct the Personal Data we hold about you.

To correct the personal data we hold about you simply login to


IR uses reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure Your personal information and uses a variety of commercially available security technologies to protect Your personnel information, including secure servers, firewalls, and encryption of financial data.

Privacy Policy for European Union Data

IR complies with the EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data from European Union member countries. IR has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement with respect to certain limited EU Personnel Data received in the United States from our affiliated companies in the EU. “EU Personnel Data” is defined as “IR employees and their identified beneficiaries or dependents, prospective employees, and officers and directors of IR companies located in the EU.”

IR personnel in the EU may raise any questions or issues regarding Safe Harbor with their local Human Resources representative or the IR Safe Harbor Privacy contact. Any IR personnel in the EU that cannot resolve his or her issue directly with their Human Resources Department is permitted to contact his or her local data protection authority for further information and assistance. Any questions about IR Safe Harbor should be directed to Theresa Olson, Assistant General Counsel at

International Rectifier Safe Harbor Statement


IR is committed to continually improving the Web experience for our visitors. Currently, cookies are the most effective way of identifying a unique, anonymous visitor and their navigation during a visit. A "cookie" is a text file that is sent by a web server and stored in RAM while the browser is running so that it can be read back from that browser the next time a unique visitor returns to that web server. Companies commonly use cookies for on-line ordering systems, site personalization, and Web site tracking. Cookies allow the browser to "remember" specific information about the visitor such as last visit, time spent, or user preferences (like style sheets). When visitors to the site run into browser or HTML problems, cookies allow us to isolate their specific session in our visitor log files. This information helps to replicate the environment and isolate the problem. Cookies and registration are two methods that allow IR to offer more features to repeat visitors/customers. IR uses cookie information to understand usage patterns, to offer personalized features, or to isolate problems experienced by our users as they traverse our site. We do not use cookies for any other purpose. IR cookies are terminated when a visitor ends their browser session. However, cookies may also be stored on your computer's hard drive once you log off from our Web site.

  • Enabling Cookies in Netscape - Select "Preferences" from the "Edit" menu of your browser. Under "Category" select "Advanced." Under "Cookies" select "Accept Cookies."
  • Enabling Cookies in Internet Explorer - Right mouse click on the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop and choose "Properties" from the menu. Click on "Security" from the Internet Properties menu.
  • A "High" security level will disable cookies. A "Medium" or below security level will enable cookies. Or you can click on "Custom Level" to make your selection.
Links to Other Websites

IR Website may contain links to third party websites. This Privacy Statement does not apply to the linked sites, and we do not control, nor are we responsible for, the content or privacy and security practices of those sites. Any personal information You provide to a linked site is provided directly to a third party and is subject to such third party’s privacy policy.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time.

Conditions of Use

By using IR’s Website, You consent to the collection and use of Your information as set forth in this Privacy Statement and to the Terms and Conditions of Use pertaining to our Website.

Contact Us

If You have any questions or comments about IR’s Privacy Statement, please contact

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