Privacy Policy

Mattson Technology, Inc., including all of our subsidiaries, (collectively referred to as “Mattson Technology,” the “Company” or “we”) is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that any personal data collected through our website ( is maintained safe.

This policy describes the personal data we collect through our website, and how that personal data is used, retained and shared. By using or accessing our website, or by providing personal data to us on or through our website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this privacy policy.

Collection of Personal Data

We collect personal data from and about our website users, both directly when you provide it and automatically while you visit our website, as follows:

  1. Personal Data You Provide. Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. Through our website, Mattson Technology may request, or provide an opportunity to submit, personal data in connection with an online feature or service. For example, for job applicants to use our online employment application service, certain information, including but not limited to name, address, contact numbers and work history, is required for the application to be fully considered. This information is used primarily for the purposes of determining the applicant’s suitability for employment, but the Company reserves the right to use the information for other purposes consistent with this policy.
  2. Information Collected Automatically. We use Cookies, which are very small data files transferred to your computer, smartphone or other electronic device (“device”), to collect information when you direct your browser to our website. This information is automatically recorded from the device you use to visit the website and stored in our server log files. We may collect information about your equipment and browsing actions, including  (i) the browser types and versions used, (ii) the operating system used by the accessing system, (iii) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (iv) the sub-websites, (v) the date and time of access to the website, (vi) an Internet Protocol (IP) address, (vii) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (vii) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems. This information allows Mattson Technology to make its website more useful by storing information about users’ preferences, and helps us (i) track user traffic patterns and analyze trends, (ii) optimize the content of our website, (iii) monitor the security and integrity of our website and information technology platforms, and (iv) as required by law, provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.

At any time, you may prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, any already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software program. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely accessible or functional.

Use of Personal Data

We use personal data you submit on our website to meet our legitimate business interests. This includes responding to your requests, inquiries, or otherwise serve you in ways associated with the circumstances under which you provided the information. We do not use your personal data for marketing purposes unless you 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. Additionally, we may use your personal data to execute an agreement or transaction concluded through the website and to meet our legal obligations with regards to the agreement or transaction.

  1. Job Applications. We will only use personal data provided by job applicants for recruitment purposes.
  2. Use of Automatically-Collected Information. We use information we collect automatically through logging and Cookie technologies for legitimate business interests, to facilitate your use of our website, to analyze usage, to improve user experience, to deliver better service and when required, to support law enforcement requests.

Retention and Deletion of Personal Data

We will store your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the personal information is processed. We may retain your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements and rights, or if it is not technically reasonably feasible to remove it. Consistent with these requirements, upon request, we will try to delete your personal information in a timely manner.

Sharing of Personal Data

We may disclose or share your personal data with our corporate subsidiaries worldwide that are also bound by this privacy policy.

We will not share your personal data with any third party for that party’s marketing purposes, although we may also disclose your information to certain third parties as described below.

  1. Service Providers and Agents. We may share personal data with outside service providers or agents. These outside service providers or agents are only authorized to use the information on Mattson Technology’s 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 website. These parties may access your information only for these tasks and are under obligations similar to those in this privacy policy.
  1. Legal Compliance or Enforcement. We may disclose your personal information to third parties when we believe disclosure is necessary to: (i) comply with a law, regulation or compulsory legal process, including a law enforcement, regulatory or court-authorized request; (ii) protect the rights, property or safety of Mattson Technology or other persons or entities; or (iii) enforce our website Terms of Use.
  1. Business Transfers. If Mattson Technology is involved in a merger, acquisition, business combination, reorganization or other transfer of some, or all of, the company’s business, your personal data may be transferred to the buyer or other successor to Mattson Technology.
  1. Non-Personal Data. We may disclose aggregated information about our website users, and information that does not identify or allow for the identification of a particular person, at our discretion.

Note that your personal data may be shared with and stored in countries outside your own, including in the U.S. and other countries that may not protect personal data to the same extent. By submitting your personal data, including your application and related information, you are consenting to the transfer of your personal data as described in this policy.

Data Security

Mattson Technology has implemented measures designed to secure your personal data 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 data, we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted through our website.

Accessing and Updating Personal Data

You can access and change personal data provided to us as described below. Subject to limitations in applicable law, you also have a right of restriction, opposition, erasure and portability. We generally will respond to requests within 30 days of receipt.

  1. 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 Career page of our website. If you wish to have your employment-related information removed from our system, please send an email to and include your name, email address and phone number as submitted with your application (note, however, that we may retain certain information for regulatory purposes).
  2. Other Personal Data. To access and have personal information you have provided through our websites (other than the Career page) updated or removed, please email your request to

Note that you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority in your country if you think that Mattson Technology did not adequately address your concern.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy only addresses the use and disclosure of your personal data collected through our website, if any. If you choose to visit an external website linked from a website, you will leave our website. While we try to link only to websites that share our standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties or the content of linked websites. We encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies and terms and conditions of such parties or websites.

Child Privacy

If you are under the age of majority in your home jurisdiction, please do not use or access the website. It is not our intention to collect or use personal data from anyone under the age of majority, and we will not knowingly do so.

California Privacy Rights

For California Residents Only.  Mattson Technology will not share your personal information with any third party for that party’s marketing purposes.

European Privacy Rights

For European Residents Only. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), in certain circumstances, you have the right to:

  • Request access to any personal data we hold about you as well as related information, including the purposes for processing the personal data, the recipients or categories of recipients with whom the personal data has been shared, where possible, the period for which the personal data will be stored, the source of the personal data, and the existence of any automated decision making;
  • Obtain without undue delay the rectification of any inaccurate personal information we hold about you;
  • Request that personal information held about you is deleted;
  • Prevent or restrict processing of your personal data; and
  • Request transfer of personal data directly to a third party where this is technically feasible.

You can exercise any of these rights by contacting us at

Also, where you believe that Mattson Technology has not complied with its obligation under this privacy policy or European law, you have the right to make a complaint to an EU Data Protection Authority.

The Company has also engaged a third-party, Saenger Consulting GmbH & Co. KG, as its Data Protection Officer for its German subsidiary, to ensure full compliance with the GDPR. Contact details for the Data Protection Officer:
Juergen Pfalz
Saenger Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
Elisabethenstrasse 37
89077 Ulm
Phone:  49-0-731-9359770

Contact details for Mattson Technology, Inc.
47131 Bayside Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538 USA
Phone:  1-510-657-5900

Contact details for Mattson Thermal Products GmbH:
Daimlerstrasse 10
89160 Dornstadt
Phone: 49-0-73489810

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally amend this privacy policy to reflect our activities and user feedback, and we reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time. Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the bottom of this page to see when this privacy policy was last revised.

By visiting our website, you agree to accept the terms of our privacy policy posted on the website at that time.


If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at

Last Updated:  June 2018