MKS Instruments, Inc. (together with its affiliates and subsidiaries, referred to herein as "MKS," "we" or "us"), recognizes the importance of data privacy to our customers, suppliers, potential employees and other individuals visiting our website or providing us with personal data in connection with our products and services (collectively referred to herein as "you"). This Privacy Statement describes our policy regarding the privacy of your personal data when visiting our website, purchasing or supplying products and services, submitting employment applications, and otherwise providing personal data to us at events, trade shows, or in connection with product or service inquiries.
The information that we learn from you helps us to continually improve your experience with our website, products and services. Below are the types of personal data that we gather:
We limit the use of the personal data that we collect from you. We might use your personal data in connection with the following legitimate business purposes and as otherwise described throughout this Privacy Statement:
We may in some cases have a need to share your personal data in connection with our business operations. We do not sell personal data. Below are the categories of third parties that we may share your personal data with.
Where personal data is transferred to non-related third parties or any country outside the EU/EEA within the above-mentioned cases, appropriate measures are provided to safeguard such data transfer and data protection clauses are agreed upon by the recipients, the content of which is made available to you upon your request.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data integrity and ensure that your information is used only in connection with legitimate purposes, we have established certain technical, management and operational security controls to safeguard and secure the personal data that we process. We also take steps to safeguard information according to established industry practices and periodically evaluate our current practices against new technologies for methods of protecting information. Some of the specific technical and administrative safeguards that we employ include, but are not limited to, the following:
If you are a California resident, California law requires us to provide you with some additional information regarding your rights with respect to your personal data (as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")). These rights include:
To exercise any of your rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, toll free at 1-855-378-5244 or via our website contact form. Once you contact us, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before responding to a request, which may include, at a minimum, verifying your name, email address, and other account information. You are also permitted to designate an authorized agent to submit certain requests on your behalf. For an authorized agent to be verified, you must provide the authorized agent with signed, written permission to make such requests or a power of attorney. We may also follow up with you to verify your identity before processing the authorized agent's request. We will answer all requests in a timely manner, as provided for in the CCPA.
We do not sell products or services for purchase by children. Our website is only intended to provide products and services and information related thereto for adults over the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 18 and we require that any child under the age of 18 solely access our website with the consent and supervision of a parent or guardian.
Our website may contain links to third-party websites. Those websites may have privacy policies that differ from ours. We are not responsible for those websites, and we recommend that you review their policies. Please contact those websites directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.
We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time as our practices change and privacy law evolves. You will know if this Privacy Statement has changed since the last time you reviewed it by checking the "Effective Date" included at the end of the document. If we make a material change to this Privacy Statement, you will be provided with appropriate notice in accordance with legal requirements. By continuing to use our website, you are confirming that you have read, understood and agree to the latest version of this Privacy Statement.
MKS Privacy Statement, Rev.6.0, 2.3.22