WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
In general, when you visit our Website and access information, you will remain anonymous. For some services provided through our Website, we will ask you to register using online registration forms. A registration form will ask for information both about the company to be registered and the individual employees who will use our online services as representatives of the company. For some Website services, you will be asked to provide a password and user identification. This information is collected to confirm eligibility for use of the online services, to establish the identity of the company and authorized users, and for business contact purposes. Some services available on our Website involve the purchase of ASM equipment or spare parts by our customers. If you elect to engage in e-commerce transactions on our Website, you will be asked to provide information necessary to facilitate transactions such as shipping address and payment instructions. In addition to information you provide, ASM may collect information about your use of our Website that will help ASM improve its online services (for example, the pages you access on our sites, the name of your Internet Service Provider, the site that referred you to the Website, what browser you are using, your IP address, etc.). This information may be used to analyze trends and statistics and monitor link usage. If you choose to post messages in message areas or to provide feedback or send an email to us, we may keep a record of that posting or correspondence. Information you disclose in a public message area will naturally be available to and shared with other users of our Website. ASM will only use your personal information in the ways specified when it was collected. We will not subsequently change the way in which we use your personal information, unless you consent to the new usage.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION
ASM may use your personal information for ASM's own marketing purposes. This may include providing you with information targeted to your interests. We will give you the opportunity to elect not to receive direct-marketing materials from us. ASM does not sell any personally identifiable information.
We want to know you better so we can serve you better. However, the choice whether you want this kind of service is up to you. You should know that your personally identifiable information may be transferred from your home country to other ASM companies around the world who may communicate with you about our products or special offers you may find useful. Your data may also be transferred to countries outside the European Union. When you place an order or otherwise participate in an e-commerce transaction opportunity, we will use your personally identifiable information to facilitate the transaction. ASM may also maintain transaction history information about our Website users. The primary use of your information is to enable ASM to deliver specific services or products you request or to complete a transaction initiated by you. During the course of completing a transaction initiated by you, ASM may provide your contact or other information to a trading partner or other party to the transaction (e.g., financier or bank).
ASM uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. Access to your personal information is limited to ASM employees and authorized third party agents (e.g, shipping companies) who need it to do their job. We only provide third party agents with the minimum amount of information needed to complete the requested service or transaction. We do not otherwise share your personal information with third parties, unless you have granted us permission to do so. Unfortunately, it is impossible to absolutely guarantee the security of data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network. Therefore, although we take reasonable measures to protect your information, ASM cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or from online services and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we will use industry standard efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
ASM will not retain your personal information longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.
We provide links to third party Websites. Since we do not control these third party Websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these Websites.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems.
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All updates to this policy will be posted here. Last update: March 19, 2013