AMD’s User Experience Program allows you to choose to share details of your experience with AMD so that we can continue to improve and develop our products and services. Radeon Settings is AMD’s desktop application used for controlling many aspects of your GPU. There are many different ways you can use Radeon Settings – to optimize your games, adjust display settings, update your graphics drivers, and to update your preferences in relation to participation in this program. When you share information with us, for example by launching a game, your information helps us provide you with better optimized game profiles and configurability settings which ultimately improve your enjoyment and overall user experience.
This summary explains:
- What information we collect
- How we use and store that information
- Our commitment to being transparent and giving you choice, and
- A glossary of useful terms
Information We Collect
Through your participation in AMD’s User Experience Program we collect basic information like which language you prefer, to more complex things like the display resolution for your games, what graphics card (GPU) you have installed, or what games you’re playing.
We collect information about the features that you use and how you use them, like when you record gameplay with Radeon ReLive, overclock with Radeon WattMan or change a game's visual profile settings. In addition, we also record the following information:
- Device-specific information: Hardware components (CPU, GPU, memory, etc), software versions (operating system, display driver, supporting libraries versions), timezone/locale, and system language.
- User interactions with Radeon Settings user interface: Features or options that have been used or modified by you.
- Video display information: Monitor/screen size & resolution, VR headset information, video connection type, HDMI scaling, AMD FreeSync feature, other detailed graphics attributes and settings.
- Hardware usage information: CPU & GPU frequency states, voltage, temperature, disk bandwidth, memory and disk percentage used, network data used.
- Application usage: Application used and duration.
- Device event information such as crashes.
- Region selected in the operating system (i.e. country-level information).
- Unique application numbers.
We do not collect:
- Username and passwords.
- Host name or system name.
- Audio or video data (e.g. from microphone or webcam).
- Biometrics data (e.g. from fingerprint scanner).
- Network information: IP address, access point name, routing information, MAC address, data packet contents.
- GPS or any dynamic location information.
- Web browser URL (commonly called "web address"), search terms, history, cookies.
- Any system or user files.
How We Use the Information We Collect
The goal of the User Experience Program is to enhance the experience for AMD users, and to continue to improve and develop our products.
Your feedback and the information you share with us is used to improve:
- Features, such as to optimize your game profiles and configurability settings, adjust display settings, update your graphics drivers, and generally make your gaming experience better
- Graphics driver quality
Transparency and Choice
Participation in AMD’s User Experience Program is voluntary, and you can choose to participate and help us improve our products via an explicit consent opt-in box found during installs of Radeon Settings. You can change your mind at any time and withdraw from the program through Radeon Settings which stops all logging and sharing of information to AMD. By withdrawing your consent from the User Experience Program, the software related to this functionality will be uninstalled. Drivers and user-related features will not be altered.
You can opt-out (stop participating) in the User Experience Program via the Radeon Settings user interface by going to Radeon Settings (located within the system icons tray), navigating to the preferences tab and selecting “Leave AMD Experience Program.”
We are dedicated to protecting your privacy and will make every reasonable effort to keep your information secure. In particular:
- As a participant in this program, the information you share will only be used to improve and develop our products.
- The storage and transmission of your information is done via plain text to maintain transparency to you, while the authenticity of the information is ensured via checksum.
- We regularly review our information collection, storage and processing practices, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
- We have implemented strict security measures and safeguards to ensure that we protect the integrity and confidentiality of the information we collect.
Below are simple definitions of some terms we have used in this summary.
- CPU: Central Processing Unit - the hardware where operating system and software programs like word processors, web browsers, etc., are executed.
- GPU: Graphics Processing Unit - the hardware engine that produce graphical displays on the monitor. The GPU can be located on a separate graphics card, or integrated on the same chip as the CPU.
- Operating system: This is the basic software that coordinates the functioning of the different components on a computer. Examples of operating systems are Microsoft Windows, and the Linux operating system.
- Memory: These are the hardware components that provide temporary storage for the programs and data while the computer is running (as opposed to persistent storage like hard disks or solid state drives). Other common names for memory are DRAM or just RAM.