Privacy Policy

MATTSON knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting our Website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.
Mattson Technology, Inc. (“we”, “us” or “MATTSON”) operates a website, (the “Site” or our “Site” or “MATTSON Website”) This Privacy Policy describes Mattson’s information collection practices, as well as circumstances under which Mattson discloses information collected from you. This policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site.
We understand and respect your concern about the privacy of any information you as a user supply while visiting our Site.

In order to access and use the Site, you must agree to the applicable terms and conditions posted on (the “Terms and Conditions). Visitors to the Site are collectively referred to as ‘Users’. This privacy policy applies to all Users, forms an integral part of the Terms and Conditions and is incorporated by reference into the Terms and Conditions.
We have adopted and implemented this privacy policy as part of our commitment to protecting your personal information from misuse.

Children under age 18
If you are under thirteen (13) years of age, you must ask your parents before signing up to use this Site and before answering any questions that we may ask you. We will not collect, store or use any personal information about you without your parent’s consent. Further, if we discover that any personal information was provided by a child under the age of 13 without a parent’s consent, we will promptly delete such personal information in a secure manner.
We recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18 ask and receive their parents' permission before using the Site or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.

Personal Information
Users are required to provide certain personal information in order to register for, or use certain parts of, the Site. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as age, gender, zip code). This information will be used for internal purposes or to send you updates about special offers, news or the like.
If you complete a User Profile (for example, in connection with collaborating with others on the Site), you may determine how much information to include in your User Profile and what Users will have access to the information that you include in your User Profile. You may at any time modify the information included in your User Profile (subject to common sense limitations required, for example, by your need to collaborate with other Users) and your choice of which Users may have access to your User Profile information.

MATTSON will never share, rent or sell your personal information to any unrelated third party for any reason. We may use consultants or other third parties to perform services for us (such as processing personal information on our behalf). Such third parties may have access to your personal information. They will be subject to an agreement to treat your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, but we will not be liable for any damages that may result from the misuse of your personal information by these third parties.

In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is one of the business assets that may be transferred. Moreover, if Mattson, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets transferred. If we become involved in a merger or acquisition, we will notify you by email before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Mattson, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

MATTSON offers you the ability to control the email communications we make to you. It is your choice to share personal information (other than that required in order to register for the Site) with MATTSON. We encourage you to consider only sharing information if you receive true value in exchange for that information transfer and if you agree to the privacy practices of MATTSON. MATTSON will always give you a chance to unsubscribe to any email communication from us - clear directions on how to do so will appear in any email message we send to you.

MATTSON reserves the right to contact you if compelled to do so as part of a legal proceeding or if there has been a violation of our Terms & Conditions. MATTSON is retaining these rights because in limited cases we may need to contact you as a matter of law or regarding matters which will be important to you.

MATTSON provides our users with the ability to access and edit the personal information they have provided to us. To update the information retained about you, please contact us at the following email address: You may request deletion of your Mattson account by e-mailing us at

MATTSON operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only MATTSON authorized personnel have access to the information provided by our Users. Any particularly sensitive information, such as a customer's credit card number collected for a commercial transaction, is encrypted prior to transmission.

When you visit the MATTSON Website, a cookie may be sent to your computer. A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer's hard drive and contains non-personally identifiable information about the user. Cookies only identify the user's computer. Cookies allow MATTSON to make its Site more useful by storing information about Users’ preferences.
When you log onto and browse our Site, our Site server automatically receives and records information on our Site server logs from your browser, which may include your IP address, cookie, page(s) viewed, the date and time of visits, time spent at our Site, and websites visited just before and just after our Site.

MATTSON does not rent or sell email lists.

Uses of Personal Information
We use information which we collect for purposes of helping ensure the functioning of our servers and for providing customer service. Please keep in mind that if you are using our Site, we may need to send you information regarding your account, such as service announcements. By your use of our Site, you authorize us to send you such information.

Please be aware that MATTSON Website may contain links to other sites that are covered by their own privacy policies. MATTSON is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites and we encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site. We recommend that our users read the privacy statements of each web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Online Privacy Policy
MATTSON reserves the right to change our online privacy policy. However, we shall not do so without posting those changes on the MATTSON Website and making the changes available from within the MATTSON Website.
LAST UPDATED: 10-12-2008