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.
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 the Website 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 he/she 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.
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 under 14 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 14. If you are under 14, do not provide any 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 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.
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 inquire about, review, obtain a copy of or modify an application or other information submitted for employment purposes, you should resubmit the revised information through the Careers page of our Websites. 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 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.
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, 2021