KLA Privacy Policy

The KLA Foundation (the “Foundation”) respects the privacy of visitors to our website. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes our procedures regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information we collect from you when you visit the Foundation’s website (“Website”), including https://www.kla.foundation/. The KLA Corporation has a separate privacy policy, available here, for its website.

This Privacy Policy tells you about:

If you do not want us to handle your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website.

What personal information we collect

The Foundation collects personal information from and about our Website’s users, both directly when you provide it and automatically while you visit the Website, as follows:

  1. Personal Information You Provide. Through its Website, the Foundation may request, or provide an opportunity to submit, personal information in connection with an online feature or request. The personal information we collect from you may include:

    • contact information, including name, Company or Organization name (if applicable), email address, password, telephone number and time zone; and
    • messages you send to us.

    While under no obligation to provide us with personal information, you should understand that the Foundation will not be able to process your communications with us or respond to grant opportunities that we offer online without this information.

  2. Information Collected Automatically.

    Our Use of Cookies

    What Are Cookies?

    Cookies are small data files that are placed on your device when you visit a website. The cookie then sends information back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognizes the cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow the Website to recognize a user’s device.

    What Information Do Our Cookies Collect?

    As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we collect certain information that is automatically recorded from the computer, smartphone or other electronic device (“device”) you use to visit the Website. This may include information about your equipment and browsing actions, such as your device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser type, and web pages viewed immediately before and after visiting our Website, information you search for on our Website, and other technical data. While an IP address may reveal your internet service provider or geographic area, we cannot determine your identity solely based upon your IP address.

    We use browser Cookies, which are very small data files transferred to your device, to collect information when you direct your browser to our Website; these include Session Cookies, which are deleted when you exit, that enable certain features on the Website and help us understand how visitors interact with the Website. When you register for one of our web-based services, we may use Persistent Cookies to store information that enables our Website to remember you on a return visit. These technologies also help us better understand which areas of the Website are of interest to visitors.

    If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of the features on the Website may not function properly.

    You can find additional information about the Website’s use of cookies by visiting our Cookies Policy: https://www.kla.com/cookie-policy.

    Service Providers’ Cookies

    We use cookies provided by third-party service providers, such as Google Analytics, FullStory, and HotJar to assist us in better understanding our Website’s visitors. These cookies generally collect data about a user’s IP address; device identifier; browser identifier; city, state, region, and language; internet service provider; length of time a user spends on a page, and the websites a user visits before visiting the Website. For example, based on this information, Google Analytics compiles aggregate data about the Website’s traffic and interactions, which we use to offer better experiences on the Website and tools in the future. Google Analytics does not collect any personal data (other than IP Address which may be considered personal data in some countries). The Foundation also uses service providers such as Versaic to host our grant request form.

    Web Beacons

    We include small graphic images or other web programming code, called web beacons (also known as “pixel tags,” “web bugs” or “clear GIFs”) on the Website. The web beacons are minute graphics with a unique identifier. They are used to track the online movements on web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s device, web beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

How we use personal information

We use the personal information you submit on our Website to meet our legitimate interests as a philanthropic organization.

This includes:

  • presenting the Website and its contents;
  • providing Website users with information about grants;
  • responding to your requests, inquiries, or otherwise serve you in ways associated with the circumstances under which you provided the information;
  • accepting applications for grants;
  • meeting the Foundation’s legal obligations;
  • with respect to information collected by logging and cookies, facilitating your use of our Website, analyzing usage by visitors, improving user experience, and delivering better service;
  • network and information security;
  • fraud prevention;
  • reporting suspected criminal acts; and
  • compliance with the law or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Foundation, our Website’s users, or others.

How we share your personal information

We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties. We will not share your personal information 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. Corporate Affiliates. The Foundation may disclose or share your personal information with its corporate affiliate, KLA Corporation, and its subsidiaries worldwide that are also bound by this Foundation Privacy Policy.
  2. Service Providers and Agents. We may share personal information with outside service providers or agents. These outside service providers or agents are only authorized to use the information on the Foundation’s behalf for purposes such as to provide information you have requested, perform grant related services, or help us manage and analyze data and improve our Website. These parties may access your information only for these tasks and are under written obligations for handling your personal information similar to those in this Foundation Privacy Policy.
  3. 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; or (ii) protect the rights, property or safety of the Foundation or other persons or entities.
  4. Business Transfers. If KLA Corporation is involved in a merger, acquisition, business combination, reorganization or other transfer of some, or all of KLA Corporation’s business, your personal information may be transferred to the buyer or other successor to KLA Corporation.
  5. Non-Personal Information. We may disclose aggregated information about our Website’s users, and information that does not identify or allow for the identification of a particular person, at our discretion.

Children's privacy

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 13. If you are under 13, do not provide any personal information on our Website or use any of the interactive features.

California notice provisions

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance/Your California Privacy Rights: The Foundation will not share your personal information with any third party for that party’s marketing purposes.

Your “Do Not Track” Browser Setting: The Foundation honors “do-not-track” (DNT) technology. DNT is a preference you can set in your browser’s settings to let the websites you visit know that you do not want the websites collecting your personal data.

Links to third-party sites

Our Website may include links to sites operated by third parties. This does not mean that the Foundation endorses these sites, nor are we responsible for their content or policies. Third party sites are governed by their own privacy policies. You should familiarize yourself with the privacy policy of other sites you visit as it will govern any information you provide through that site.

How we protect your personal information

The Foundation has implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss or unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. However, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. The Website uses HTTP Secure (“HTTPS”) for secure communications. The Website uses Transport Layer Security (“TLS”) to protect information collected through the Website. In addition, we restrict access to your personal information. Only authorized individuals who need the personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a grant analyst) are permitted access to personal information. Authorized individuals with access to personal information are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

Although we use industry-standard efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of the information transmitted through our Website.

Your choices regarding the personal information we collect

You may contact the Foundation at +1(408)875-5733 or send us an e-mail at [email protected] to access, update, correct, and delete your personal information.

Effective date of Foundation Privacy Policy; Changes

This Foundation Privacy Policy was last updated on November 1, 2018. This Foundation Privacy Policy may change from time to time and we will specify the date on which this Foundation Privacy Policy was last revised. If we make a material change to how we use or disclose our users’ personal information, prior to the effective date of the changes, we will notify you by means such as email or by notice posted on the home page of our Website.

How to contact us

If you have questions about this Foundation Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please email us at [email protected].