ASM is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of this Website ("Website"). This Policy describes how ASM International N.V., Versterkerstraat 8, 1322 AP, Almere, The Netherlands and its affiliated companies (hereinafter jointly referred to as: “ASM”) collect and use personal data of users of our Websites. ASM encourages you to read this Privacy Policy and those of all our Websites you visit.


The types of personal data (i.e. information that is related to an identifiable individual) we collect and process are described in this chapter. When you visit our Website, we may 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 may 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. In addition to personal data 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 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 data in the ways specified when it was collected. We will not subsequently change the way in which we use your personal data, unless such is permitted by law.


ASM will use the personal data you provide to us for different purposes. First of all, we use your personal data in order to be able to process your requests and to communicate with you. In addition, we may also use your personal data in order to conduct statistical research, evaluate our services and to improve them, to provide more responsive services and to improve the design and content of our Website. We may also use your personal data for ASM's own marketing purposes. This may include providing you with information targeted to your interests. If you don’t want to receive direct-marketing materials from us anymore, you can send an email to privacy@asm.com, or you can easily opt-out via the link sent to you when you receive an e-mail from us. Where necessary we use your personal data to comply with applicable laws and regulations; investigate or prevent illegal activities, suspected fraud, violations of our terms and conditions, or threats to the property or safety of any person; and protect our legal rights or defend against legal claims.


We may share your personal data within our group of companies and receive data from these companies for the purposes described in this privacy Policy. We may also share your personal data with trusted third parties that perform business functions (e.g. hosting of our websites, analyzing data or a bank) or provide services on our behalf (e.g. support services). Consistent with applicable legal requirements, we take commercially reasonable steps to require third parties to adequately safeguard your personal data and only process it in accordance with our instructions. We may also disclose your personal data if disclosure is required by law; to investigate or prevent illegal activities, suspected fraud, violations of our terms and conditions, or threats to the property or safety of any person; or to protect our legal rights or defend against legal claims. Please be informed that ASM may transfer and process any personal data you provide to us to countries other than your country of residence, such as Singapore. The laws of these countries may not afford the same level of protection to your personal data. ASM will therefore seek to ensure that all adequate safeguards are in place and that all applicable laws and regulations are complied with in connection with such transfer.


ASM uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal data. We have taken technical, physical and organizational measures in order to protect data from loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, copying, accidental or unlawful destruction and any other unlawful forms of using.    Access to your personal data is limited to ASM employees and authorized third party agents (e.g, shipping companies) who need it to do their job. 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 data longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.


We may 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 data from children under the age of 16. If we learn that we have personal data on a child under the age of 16, we will delete that information from our systems.


The Website uses technologies that enhance user friendliness and engagement, to keep it operating as smoothly as possible and to provide web services and functionalities for visitors. Examples of these technologies are cookies, pixel tags, local storage and scripts (hereinafter collectively referred to as "cookies"). Cookies are used for a variety of purposes. For example, they enable to calculate web statistics, and improve visitor's experience on our Website. As your privacy is important to us, we would like to inform you about which cookies are used on our Website, as well as why we use them. We may use the following cookies on the application system and share the information gathered with us: ​

Name cookie Description type Duration

__utma Cookie

This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. 

Google Analytics Cookies

2 years


__utmb The cookie calculate how long a visit takes Google Analytics Cookie 30 min
__utmt This cookie is used to throttle the request rate. Google Analytics Cookie 60 min
__utmz This cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website Google Analytics Cookie 6 months



You can request access to, and have the opportunity to update and amend your personal data – if any - and you can exercise any other rights you enjoy under applicable data protection laws, including, for example, objection to the processing of your personal data, by contacting us via privacy@asm.com.


All updates to this policy will be posted here. Last update: March 2018
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@asm.com ​​​​​​