CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

AOI’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) includes:

AOI's policy represents a statement of our commitment to CSR that is based on and consistent with the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly known as the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), Code of Conduct.  The RBA Code of Conduct is a set of standards on social, environmental and ethical issues in the electronics industry supply chain.

We enforce these commitments through our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Environmental Management System, Employee Handbook and SOPs which are applicable to all our employees and operations and our Supplier Code of Conduct, which our business partners (including suppliers) are directed to comply with.

Conflict Minerals Policy Statement

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) enacted in July 2010 imposes certain reporting obligations on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registrants whose manufactured products contain conflict minerals which are necessary to the functionality or production of their products. Conflict Minerals are defined as tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold that originates from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country.

As directed by the Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC has adopted rules requiring publicly traded companies to disclose whether they use tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten that originated in the DRC or an adjoining country and if so, to issue a report identifying their products that are not conflict free and their due diligence efforts to determine the source and chain of custody of the metals. Conflict Free means the product does not contain tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten that directly or indirectly finances or benefits armed groups in the DRC or an adjoining country.

AOI supports efforts to eliminate the use of tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten from improper sources that could promote such serious problems in the DRC and adjoining countries.

Accordingly, AOI’s policy on Conflict Minerals is:

AOI will provide applicable vendors with the standardized Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition/Global E-Sustainability Initiative (EICC/GeSI) Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) that traces the metals back through the supply chain. AOI also supports industry initiatives such as the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) Conflict Free Smelter Program (CFSP) to validate responsible and sustainable sources. Our objective is to have a conflict-free supply chain. If AOI becomes aware of a vendor whose supply chain includes metals from a conflict source, AOI will take the appropriate actions to remedy the situation in a timely manner, including reassessment of vendor relationships, to achieve that objective. AOI expects our vendors to take similar measures with their vendors to ensure alignment throughout the supply chain.

Website Terms of Use

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

When you access this web site ("Web Site" or "Site"), you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by the terms described below ("Terms"). If you do not agree to the Terms discussed here, you should exit this Web Site now.

COPYRIGHT

Unless otherwise indicated, information contained in this Site is Copyright © 2000-2016 Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. ("AOI") or the original creator of the material. All Rights Reserved. Except as stated herein, none of the material may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of AOI or the copyright owner. Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute and download the materials on this Site for personal, informational, non-commercial use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. You also may not, without AOI's permission, "mirror" any material contained on this Site on any other server. This permission terminates automatically if you breach any of these Terms. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and printed materials. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

TRADEMARKS

All product and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., AOI, the AOI logo, QuantuMax, and "Bringing the World to Light" are trademarks, service marks, or registered trademarks of AOI. AOI's trademarks may be used publicly only with permission from AOI. Fair use of AOI's trademarks in advertising and promotion of AOI products requires proper acknowledgement.

PATENTS

The products described on this Site may be covered by one or more U.S. and foreign patents and pending applications.

OTHER TERMS

No Warranty

Material on this Site is provided "as is" and does not constitute a warranty of any kind, either express or implied. AOI disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied. This includes but is not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. It also includes any expressed or implied warranties arising from any course of dealing, usage or trade practice. While AOI attempts to provide accurate information on this Web Site, it assumes no responsibility for accuracy. AOI may change the information on the Site, or the products mentioned, at any time without notice. Mention of non-AOI products or services is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.

Third Party Web Sites

AOI may provide hyperlinks or pointers on this Site to other web sites maintained by third parties. The links to any such third party web sites are provided for your convenience and information only. The content in any linked web site is not under our control and if you decide to access any such web site, you do so entirely at our own risk. The fact that we provide a link to a third party web site does not mean that we endorse, authorize or sponsor any such site or that we are affiliated with such third party.

Legal Documents


FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Some of the information on this Site may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of AOI. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially.

AOI expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information contained in this Site. A visitor who uses, or makes decisions based upon, information contained in this Site does so at the visitor's own risk. AOI is not liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use, or the inability to use, the material on this Site. This includes but is not limited to the loss of data or loss of profit, even if AOI was advised of the possibility of such damages.

SUBMISSIONS

AOI does not want you to, and you should not, send any confidential information or proprietary information to AOI via the Web Site. Any submission by you becomes the property of AOI and you grant AOI the authority and right to use that information. By sending AOI materials or information, you grant AOI an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute such material or information and you further agree that AOI is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you provide for any purpose.

COMPLIANCE AND REVISION OF TERMS

Compliance and Revision of Terms. AOI makes no representation that the information contained in this Site or that access to this Site is appropriate or available for use throughout the world. You are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws in the geography from which you access this Site, including but not limited to, all applicable export and import laws and regulations. Any claims relating to AOI’s Site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, USA, exclusive of its conflict of law provisions. AOI may unilaterally revise these Terms and conditions without notice and any such changes shall be effective upon posting.


Privacy Statement

At Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AOI), we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains the types of personal information we collect, how we use this information, and the steps we take to secure your personal information.

Information We Collect

We collect information from you when you visit our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, or fill out a form. The information collected may include your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, and other details necessary to process your orders or respond to your inquiries.

How We Use Your Information
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Protection of Your Information

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. We use state-of-the-art encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online. Only authorized employees, agents, and contractors (who have agreed to keep information confidential) can access this information.

Sharing Your Information

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties, except to trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

Cookies

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Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, and we encourage you to review it regularly. Any changes made to this Privacy Policy will be posted here.