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For further information on Applied Materials’ collection, use, storage, and disclosure of personal information of individuals located in the People’s Republic of China (“China”), please refer to our “China Addendum” located herein.
We collect personal information from and about you as follows:
Personal Information You Provide. “Personal Information” is information relating to a directly or indirectly identiﬁed natural person such as your name, email address, physical address, or telephone number. Applied Materials may request, or provide you an opportunity to submit, personal information. For instance, we may ask customers, suppliers, or job applicants for information necessary to verify eligibility to use a Website service, collaborate on or review conﬁdential or proprietary business materials, or to facilitate dealings or transactions. While under no obligation to provide us with personal information, you should understand that we will not be able to process your communications with us or render certain services that we offer without this information.
Use of Personal Information (for job applicants, please see section 2 below). We use the personal information we collect for purposes as described above, to meet our legitimate business interests and for other necessary purposes as permitted by applicable law. This includes responding to your requests, inquiries, or otherwise serving you in ways associated with the circumstances under which we collected the information. We do not use your personal information for Applied Materials’ marketing purposes unless you aﬃrmatively agree or opt-in to such usage. Marketing may include sending you communications about our products and services or other communications targeted to your interests. If you do not wish us to use your email address or other contact information for our direct marketing purposes, do not select the opt-in option (if any) in the online form in which we collect your data. You can withdraw your consent at any time by: (i) replying to a promotional email we have sent and indicating your preference to unsubscribe; (ii) clicking the “unsubscribe” link provided at the bottom of any electronic marketing communication; or (iii) adjusting your subscription settings for your account. You can also send us an email stating your request to DataProtection@amat.com. Additionally, we may use your personal information to execute an agreement or transaction concluded through our Websites and to meet Applied Materials’ legal obligations with regards to the agreement or transaction.
Use of Job Applicant Data. Applied Materials will use personal information provided by job applicants for the following purposes: (i) assess candidate suitability for the position for which the candidate applies and make hiring decisions; (ii) communicate with and send materials to candidates (including telephone, email, and postal mail) as well as with designated emergency contacts, including to notify candidates of office closures or emergent situations; (iii) investigate, document, and report security incidents and onsite injuries, illness, or grievances; (iv) communicate offers of employment to the candidate and inform the candidate of current and future career and training opportunities; (v) manage interview-related travel; (vi) manage and improve Applied Materials’ recruiting and hiring processes, administer pre-employment activities, and maintain employment records; (vii) authenticate candidate identity and conduct or obtain reference and background checks only to the extent required or permitted by applicable law (if the candidate provides personal information of personal references, Applied Materials may also reach out to them directly); (viii) other purposes as required or permitted by applicable law. For job applicants located in China, please refer to our Candidate Personal Information Protection Notice for more information.
Applied collects data through its CCTV system for various reasons: (i) to control access to its buildings and to ensure the security of those buildings, the safety of Applied’s staff and visitors, as well as property and information located or stored on its premises; (ii) to prevent, deter, and if necessary, investigate unauthorized physical access, including unauthorized access to secure premises and protected rooms, IT infrastructure, or operational information; (iii) to prevent, detect and investigate a theft of equipment or assets owned by Applied, visitors, or staff, or threats to the safety of personnel working at the office (e.g. fire, physical assault). Applied's legal basis for the processing is the legitimate interest of Applied as controller.
The CCTV system is not used for any other purpose, such as to monitor the work of employees or their attendance. It is important to notice that the location and positioning of the video-cameras are such that they are not intended to cover the surrounding public space; the cameras are aimed to give a general overview of events taking place in certain places but not to recognize persons. The system is also not used as an investigative tool or to obtain evidence in internal investigations or disciplinary procedures unless a security incident is involved. (In exceptional circumstances, the data may be transferred to investigatory bodies in the framework of a formal disciplinary or criminal investigation). The CCTV cameras are installed at the entrances, placed, focused, and filming only people who want to access the site or the annexed facilities, including parking areas. The CCTV system covers the area of entry and exit points of the building, entry points inside the building, delivery, garage, and outer area of the building. The system only captures images without recording audio. Unless otherwise required by law, the images are not shared with third parties and can only be accessed by a limited number of people in Applied's Security Office. They are periodically overwritten and deleted immediately once its purposes are fulfilled.
Service Providers and Agents. We may share personal information with outside service providers or agents. These outside service providers or agents are only authorized to use the information on Applied Materials’ behalf for purposes such as to provide services or products you have requested, perform billing and collection, or help us manage and analyze data and improve our Websites.
Business Transfers. If Applied Materials is involved in a merger, acquisition, business combination, reorganization, or other transfer of some, or all, of the company’s business, your personal information may be transferred to the buyer or other successor to Applied Materials.
Non-Personal Information. We may disclose aggregated information, and information that does not identify or allow for the identification of a particular person, at our discretion.
Our Websites are not intended for children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are a child or guardian of a child, please do not provide any child’s personal information on our Websites or use any of the interactive or public comment features.
California residents may be able to exercise additional rights granted by California law in relation to the personal information that we have collected (subject to certain limitations). For more information, please contact us at DataProtection@amat.com.
We do not generally sell information as the term "sell" is traditionally understood. However, if and to the extent "sale" under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is interpreted to include advertising technology activities such as those implemented specifically for interest-based advertising, we will comply with applicable law as to such activity. Applied Materials will not share your personal information with any third party for that party’s marketing purposes. Applied Materials honors "do-not-track" technology, which enables you to signal your preference concerning the automatic collection of your information.
Applied Materials has implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss or unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. However, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we use industry-standard efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of the information transmitted through our Websites.
If you are a resident of EU/EEA/UK, please note that we may transfer your personal information outside the EU/EEA/UK. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to guarantee that your personal information is adequately protected according to the requirements of the applicable data protection laws. For example, with respect to transfer of EU personal information, we use Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the EU Commission.
You have the right to contact us at DataProtection@amat.com for more information about the safeguards we have put in place (including a copy of relevant contractual commitments) to ensure the adequate protection of your personal information when it is transferred as mentioned above.
You can access and change personal information provided to us as described below. Subject to limitations in applicable law, you also have a right of restriction, opposition, erasure, and portability.
Job Applicant Information. To modify an application or other information submitted for employment purposes, you should resubmit the revised information through the Careers page of our Websites. To inquire about, review, obtain a copy of, or if you wish to have your employment-related information removed from our system, please send an email to DataProtection@amat.com and include your name, email address, and phone number as they were submitted with your application (note, however, that we may be required to retain certain information for regulatory purposes). If you wish to have your employment-related information removed from our system, please send an email to DataProtection@amat.com and include your name, email address, and phone number as they were submitted with your application (note, however, that we may be required to retain certain information for regulatory purposes).
Other Personal Information. To access and have personal information you have provided through our Websites (other than the Careers page) updated or removed, please email your request to DataProtection@amat.com.
Note that you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority in your country if you think that Applied Materials did not adequately address your concern.
Depending on your country/region of residency, you may have the following rights concerning your personal information (subject to legally permissible restrictions):
If you want to exercise any of these rights or have any questions or concerns about how we treat your personal information, please email your request to DataProtection@amat.com.
Where necessary and possible, we will inform you if any changes require your involvement (e.g. renewed consent) or individual notification.
Effective date: November 1, 2022