Privacy Policy

Last Updated and revised: March 2, 2021

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy (our “Policy” or “Notice”) explains how Richardson Electronics, Ltd. and its affiliates (“Richardson Electronics, Ltd.,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) collect, use, retain and share information about you and the options available to you. This Policy applies to “Personal Information” Unless otherwise noted, “Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us, and as described below. It describes what types of information we gather and track, and how the information is used.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected or used by any third party or affiliate, including any such party that may link to, or be accessible, via our website. Richardson Electronics, Ltd. is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies or practices of any third parties, third-party websites or third-party apps. We process personal information, as described below, on the basis of our legitimate interest in fulfilling our service commitment to you.

Before accessing, using, or interacting with the websites, you should carefully review this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time and encourage you to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for updates. See “Changes to this Privacy Policy” below for more information.

Certain Users Outside of the United States: This Privacy Policy is applicable and also encompasses guidelines required by the European Union’s (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and Brazil’s Lei Geral de Proteção de Dado (“LGPD”). To learn more about what specific rights apply to individuals that reside in these regions, please see the rights outlined under Cookie Policy and GDPR Notice and Brazilian Privacy Notice.

User Consent: You consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy by visiting us and/or using our services, and you represent that you are at least sixteen (16) years old. If you do not consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this privacy policy, please exit and do not use this website.

California Users: If you are a resident of the State of California, see the California Privacy Notice for additional information about your rights and our disclosures. The California Privacy Notice is in addition to this Privacy Policy.

California Employees, Job Applicants, Owners, Directors, Officers, and Contractors: If you are a resident of California and you are an employee, job applicant, controlling owner, director, officer, independent contractor, or medical staff of Richardson Electronics, Ltd., see the California Privacy Notice.

This Privacy Policy includes the following:

Your Choices
What Information We Collect
How We May Use and Share Your Information
Location of Information
Changes to This Privacy Policy
Updating and Accessing Personal Information
Children’s Privacy
Contact Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Cookie Policy and GDPR Notice
California Privacy Notice
Brazilian Privacy Notice


What Choices Do I Have?

We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information. In some cases, we will ask you to indicate your choices at the time we collect your personal information. If you receive email or marketing communications, you may “opt-out” of receiving e-mail and other communications from us at any time by using the unsubscribe feature included in the e-mails we send. If you are a customer of Richardson Electronics, Ltd. products, we reserve the right to contact you with information regarding health and safety, applicable regulations, or stewardship of our product.

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. seeks to ensure all individuals are provided with the rights mandated by their governing jurisdiction. Not all of the rights discussed herein will apply to everyone and, depending upon your jurisdiction, may not apply to you. For example, the CCPA provides California Residents the right, under certain circumstances, to request that Richardson Electronics, Ltd. disclose or delete their personal information. Certain other rights are specific to individual data subjects residing in the European Union (“EU”), including: the right to access (GDPR, Article 15); the right to rectification (GDPR, Article16); the right to erasure (GDPR, Article 17); the right to restrict processing (GDPR, Articles 18); the right of object (GDPR, Article 21); and if applicable, the right to data portability (GDPR, Article 20). You may also have a right to lodge a complaint with an appropriate data privacy regulatory authority (GDPR, Article 77).


What Personal Information Do We Collect?

For purposes of this Notice, unless otherwise noted, when we use the term “personal information,” we mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular person or household (“personal information”).

Information You Give Us Directly. Personal information generally includes your full name, email address, postal address, telephone number and fax number. The “personal information” we collect from you may be different depending upon your state of residence and your relationship with us, and when you provide information by completing an online form, registering for information or services, applying for a job or otherwise sending information to us.

Supplemental Information. From time to time, we may supplement the information you give us with information from other sources, such as information validating your address, information based on your zip code or business, or information that we have based upon your relationship with Richardson Electronics, Ltd. For example, if you are a Richardson Electronics, Ltd. customer or supplier, we may supplement the information you provide online with information you provide through your business relationship with Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

Information We Collect Automatically. We collect information that is sent to us automatically when you interact with us online or with our website via your web browser. This information includes: cookies, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, the identity of your internet service provider, the name and version of your operating system and browser, the date and time of your visit, the page that linked you to Richardson Electronics, Ltd., and the pages you visit.

Cookies contain information that is sent by a website and stored in your hard drive or temporary memory. You may change your cookie settings on your internet browser or delete our cookies at any time. We may use cookies to save your preferences for our websites or to collect statistics related to the number of visitors to our websites and requests for files, the types of browsers used, and other aggregate data. For more information about how we use cookies, read our Cookie Policy, and see our Manage Your Cookie Settings page to manage your cookie preferences.

We use Google Analytics to help analyze how visitors use this site. We refer you to Google Analytics’ website regarding their policy on privacy

How We May Use or Process Your Personal Information

Please note that that at no time does Richardson Electronics, Ltd. sell personal information or exchange that information for consideration from other entities. We may use or process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes. These include but are not limited to the following:

  • To provide products, information and services you request;
  • To provide you with effective customer service;
  • To improve the content, functionality, performance and usability of our website;
  • To improve our marketing and promotional efforts and for direct marketing;
  • To provide technical support and troubleshooting; and
  • For security, credit or fraud prevention purposes;
  • To send periodic e-mails;
  • To process your orders or requests; and,
  • For any other purpose identified in an applicable privacy statement or other agreement you have with Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

You have the right to object to this usage or processing.

We will not use your personal information to send product or promotional advertising unless you have agreed to receive product or promotional advertising. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails from us, we include an unsubscribe button at the bottom of each email. Other than the purposes described above, Richardson Electronics, Ltd. does not provide or sell your personal information to third parties.

How We May Share Your Personal Information

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. does not and will not sell your personal information. We have not sold personal information in the past twelve (12) months.

We may share information about you, including personal information, with subsidiaries who are subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described here, or with Service Providers with whom we have entered into contracts that require personal information be kept confidential and prohibit the retention, use, or disclosure of personal information for any purpose other than the services specified. Richardson Electronics, Ltd. does not share or disclose information for commercial purposes without your consent, except as described below:

  • Within Richardson Electronics, Ltd. We may share your personal information with Richardson Electronics, Ltd. affiliates for the purposes set forth in this Online Privacy Policy.
  • Our Service Providers. We may share your personal information with companies or organizations, including subsidiaries, affiliates, and other entities that perform services on our behalf, such as website support service providers. In each case, such third parties are required to use adequate privacy protections and may use the information only for the purpose of providing services to Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
  • Business Transactions and Transfers. Richardson Electronics, Ltd. may buy, sell, form, or otherwise reorganize one or more of its businesses or sell stock or assets, for example, as the result of a sale, merger, reorganization or liquidation. A transaction of this type may involve the disclosure of your information to prospective purchasers or partners who have signed a confidentiality agreement with Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
  • Compliance with Laws and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others. We may disclose personal information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose personal information to cooperate with a government investigation; to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce or apply this Online Privacy Policy or our other agreements; or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.


Location of Information

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. is a global organization with its corporate headquarters in the United States. Our servers, databases, and service providers are located in the United States and in other countries. Different countries have different privacy laws and requirements, and some, including the United States, may provide less legal protection for your personal information than others. By using this site, you are consenting to the collection, use and transfer of your personal information in or to the United States or other countries for the purposes described in this Online Privacy Policy.


We realize that you trust us to protect your personal information. We take that task seriously and maintain reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, consistent with industry standards, to help protect the privacy, accuracy, and reliability of personal information and to protect it from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, acquisition, exfiltration, alteration and destruction. Our websites are hosted on secure servers through DigitalOcean. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted to a subsidiary of CyberSource, who uses encryption technology to protect sensitive personal information. After a transaction, your personal information will be kept for as long as the information is needed for the purposes listed above and for any additional period that may be required or permitted by law.

We also take reasonable steps to ensure that our Service Providers reasonably protect your information. If Richardson Electronics, Ltd. becomes aware that a Service Provider is using or disclosing information improperly, we will take commercially reasonable steps to end or correct such improper use or disclosure.

While we attempt to protect the information in our possession, and account for the protection of information provided to our Security Providers through us, no security system is perfect and we cannot promise that information about you will remain secure in all circumstances. Please do your part to help us keep your information secure. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and websites account(s), and for all activities that occur under your password or account. We specifically reserve the right to terminate your access to our websites in the event we learn or suspect you have disclosed your account or password information to an unauthorized third party.

Changes to This Online Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Online Privacy Policy and related business practices at any time by posting updated text on this site and updated effective date at the bottom of this page. As we add new features and functionality to our websites or Richardson Electronics, Ltd. policies or applicable laws evolve, we may need to update or revise this Online Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to do so, at any time and without prior notice, by posting a revised version on our website. These changes will be effective as of the date we post a revised version on our website. Your use of one of our websites following any such change constitutes your consent to the terms of the revised Online Privacy Policy. For this reason, it is important for you to review this Online Privacy Policy regularly.

Updating and Accessing Personal Information

Under the law of some countries, you may have the right to access the information Richardson Electronics, Ltd. holds about you, correct mistakes in that information, and to delete personal information. If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or request deletion, please email us at: Depending on the applicable law, we will endeavor to respond to requests within 30 days. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect information from children to sell or promote our products or services. We do not invite minors to contact us or provide personal information. Visitors must be sixteen (16) years of age or older to submit registration or survey information. If you believe a child under the age of sixteen (16) has sent personal contact information to Richardson Electronics, Ltd., please contact us immediately at the address listed below, and we will use reasonable efforts to promptly remove that information from our databases.

Contact Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

If you have any questions about this Online Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us via phone at the numbers listed in the Contact Us section of our website. You may also send postal correspondence to:

Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
40W267 Keslinger Road P.O. Box 393
LaFox, IL 60147-0393
United States of America

If you have concerns that someone affiliated with Richardson Electronics, Ltd. has used your information in a manner that is not consistent with this Online Privacy Policy; would like to seek guidance related to Richardson Electronics, Ltd.’s Code of Business Conduct; or report potential unethical business practices or other violations of our Code of Business Conduct, please contact Richardson Electronics, Ltd. in either of the ways listed above.

Effective Date: May 25, 2018

Cookie Policy and GDPR Notice

Use of Cookies by Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

Cookies are small files that a site, or its service provider, transfers to your device through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits. We use information gathered through analytics tools that utilize cookies to aggregate anonymized user information to help us better design our sites, and to enhance the functionality you enjoy as you navigate between our websites.

We also may use cookies to match the right people with the right message you see on our services or on third-party sites in conjunction with third-party advertising companies.

More information about Cookies

See our “Manage Your Cookie Settings” page to manage your cookie preferences.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them visit, or

What sort of cookies does Richardson Electronics, Ltd. use and for what purpose?

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. uses cookies for various reasons, including:

Essential Cookies
Richardson Electronics, Ltd. wants your experience to be user friendly and secure. We use “essential” cookies for security, load balancing, and identifying customers and visitors. These cookies make our websites work. Without these cookies, many of our products and services won’t work, or you may lose access to some content.

Performance Cookies
Richardson Electronics, Ltd. wants to offer you the best possible experience. These cookies allow us to customize our offering to you, and to help show the most relevant content.

Functionality Cookies
Richardson Electronics, Ltd. wants to offer you the most convenient experience. We use this type of cookies to remember your preferences, and to offer you advanced services.

Advertising Cookies
Richardson Electronics, Ltd. wants to provide you with the most relevant experience. These cookies help us show you advertising that relevant to you based on your interests.

More Information

If you would like to know more about cookies, or learn how to disable cookies, “Manage Your Cookie Settings.”

If you still have questions or concerns, please contact us at

See our Privacy Policy here.

How to enable and disable cookies using your browser

Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. The links below are provided to help you find the settings for some common browsers.

For all other browsers, please look for a “help” function in your browser or contact the browser provider.

The GDPR provides European Residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. The rights conferred by the GDPR apply solely to visitors, users, and others who reside in Europe or another jurisdiction that has adopted the same or similar requirements. GDPR provides rights that are specific to individual data subjects residing in the EU, including: the right to access (GDPR, Article 15); the right to rectification (GDPR, Article16); the right to erasure (GDPR, Article 17); the right to restrict processing (GDPR, Articles 18); the right of object (GDPR, Article 21); and if applicable, the right to data portability (GDPR, Article 20). You may also have a right to lodge a complaint with an appropriate data privacy regulatory authority (GDPR, Article 77).

The rights outlined under GDPR are already incorporated in our Privacy Policy. For more information about your privacy options in regards to Richardson Electronics, Ltd., we ask that individuals please review the terms disclosed in this policy. Additionally, we encourage individuals who are subject to protections under GDPR to review our Cookie Policy.

Effective Date: January 1, 2020

California Privacy Notice

The CCPA provides California Residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. For purposes of the CCPA, personal information does not include: publicly available information from government records; de-identified or aggregated consumer information; and, information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, including: health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data, certain information covered by sector-specific privacy laws, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Billey Act (GLBA), the California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994 (DPPA). Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this Notice.

The rights conferred by the CCPA apply solely to visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California or another jurisdiction that has adopted the same or similar requirements. The following sections describe your CCPA rights and explain how to exercise those rights.

In the last 12 months, we have collected the following Personal Information:

Category A: Identifiers. For example, names, postal addresses, IP addresses, email addresses and other similar identifiers

Category B: Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)). For example, names, addresses, and telephone numbers. In certain instances, we may collect to process financial information such as a credit card number.

Category F: Internet or other similar network activity. For example, your browsing history, search history, interaction with our websites or advertisements.

In the last 12 months, we are not aware of any active collection of the Personal Information of California residents by Richardson Electronics, Ltd. for the following categories: Categories C-E or G-K. We continue to review, audit and update these disclosures.

In the last twelve (12) months, we have shared personal information from Category A, Category B, and Category F with our subsidiaries (as described above), our service providers and third parties with which you have agreed we can share your information:

Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights

The CCPA grants California Residents the right to ask Richardson Electronics, Ltd. about its collection and use of the personal information it has collected, used, and disclosed over the past twelve (12) months. Instructions on how a California Resident can submit a verifiable consumer request for this information (a “Request to Know”) are below. Once we receive and confirm that you have made a verifiable consumer Request to Know, we will make an individualized disclosure to you about:

  • Categories of personal information we collected about you;
  • Categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you;
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting the personal information;
  • Categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information;
  • Certain, specific pieces personal information we collected about you (“Data Portability Request”); or,
  • If we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing: (1) sales, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and, (2) disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.

Requests to Modify or Delete Personal Data

California Residents have the right to request that Richardson Electronics, Ltd. delete the personal information that we have collected and retained (“Requests to Delete”). Upon Richardson Electronics, Ltd.’s receipt of a verifiable request to delete personal information (see Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights, below), we will delete the personal information from our records and will direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

However, please note that Richardson Electronics, Ltd. may deny your deletion request and need not comply with this request (and need not ask service providers to comply with a deletion request) if retaining the information is necessary to perform certain functions or commitments, including: completing the transaction for which the personal information was collected; providing a service requested; otherwise performing our contract with you or taking reasonably anticipated actions within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you; detecting security incidents and protecting against malicious, deceptive or otherwise illegal activity or to prosecute those responsible for those activities; complying with a legal obligation or otherwise using the personal information, internally, in a lawful manner; complying with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act; fulfilling the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law; or, for a purpose otherwise contemplated by Cal. Civ. Code Section 1798.105(c)-(d) or as otherwise amended.

How to Exercise Your Access, Data Portability, And Deletion Rights Under the CCPA

You may make a verifiable request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period.

To exercise the access, data portability and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf may make a verifiable consumer request related to the personal information about you. If the request is made through an agent, we reserve the right to require a signed authorization or verification of the agent’s identify from you in order protect the privacy of the personal information requested. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.

We cannot provide you with the information sought in a Request to Know, or comply with a Request to Delete, if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. A verifiable request must:

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative;
  • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate and respond to it.

We reserve the right to require additional information from you to verify your request before we respond. Any information provided to us in a verifiable customer request will be used only to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

Response Timing and Format

We will acknowledge your request within ten (10) days of receipt. We will endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time to provide a response, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to that account. If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.

Any disclosures we provide will only cover the twelve (12) month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

As mentioned above, we may collect or process sensitive data as needed or required to deliver services you have requested, to inform you of other products or services, and to contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinions. You may request that we delete this information, subject to certain exceptions as provided by the CCPA.

Other California Privacy Rights

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (known as the “Shine the Light” law), residents of California may request certain information about our disclosure of personal information during the prior calendar year to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at the address below or at with “Request for California Privacy Information” on the subject line and in the body of your message. We will comply with your request within thirty (30) days or as otherwise required by the statute. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.


We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of the rights conferred by California statute, including the CCPA. Unless permitted by law, we will not: deny you goods or services; charge you different prices or rates; provide you a different level or quality of goods or services; or suggest that you may receive a different price or rate or a different level or quality of goods or services. We may offer certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your personal information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material aspects.

Effective Date: September 18, 2020

Brazilian Privacy Notice

The LGPD provides Brazilian Residents (as defined in the law) with specific rights regarding their personal information. The rights conferred by the LGPD apply solely to visitors, users, and others who reside in Brazil or another jurisdiction that has adopted the same or similar requirements. This portion of the Privacy Notice regarding LGPD is subject to change because, given the complications of COVID-19, the Brazilian government may delay until 2021 the effective date of LGPD.

Under Article 18 of the LGPD, Brazilian residents may have certain rights including access to personal data; deletion of personal data; correction of incomplete, inaccurate, or out-of-date personal data; anonymization, blocking, or deletion of unnecessary or excessive data or personal data not processed in compliance with LGPD; portability of personal data to another service or product provider; information about the possibility of denying and revoking consent; and access to information about entities with whom the organization has shared the individual’s personal data.

The rights outlined under LGPD are already incorporated in our Privacy Policy. For more information about your privacy options in regards to Richardson Electronics, Ltd., we ask that individuals please review the terms disclosed in this policy.

In addition, individuals who are subject to protections under LGPD may contact Richardson Electronics, Ltd. Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) to submit complaints or communications regarding LGPD:

Jonathan Clark

Still have Questions? Contact Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

Please contact us via phone at the numbers listed in the Contact Us section of our website should you have any questions. You may also send postal correspondence to:

Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
40W267 Keslinger Road P.O. Box 393
LaFox, IL 60147-0393
United States of America

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