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KLA’s Foundation Privacy Policy

The KLA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization (the “Foundation”) which aims to support and benefit the communities in which KLA employees live and work.  KLA’s Website Privacy Policy and EEA+ Supplemental Data Protection Law Disclosures, and California notices provisions explain how KLA collects and uses personal information and what choices you have generally. In addition, the Foundation describes in this privacy policy (the “Foundation Privacy Policy”) KLA’s procedures regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information obtained from you when you visit this Foundation website (“the Foundation Website”).

If you do not want the Foundation to handle your personal information as described here, please do not use the Foundation Website.


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

  1. Personal information you provide: The Foundation Website may request, or provide an opportunity for you to submit, personal information in connection with an online feature or request. The personal information collected from you may include your contact information, including your name, Company or Organization name (if applicable), email address, password, telephone number and time zone.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: The Foundation uses cookies and similar technologies on this website. Please see KLA Foundation’s Cookie Policy (“Cookie Policy”) which describes how cookies and similar technologies are used on this website.


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

This includes:

  • presenting the Foundation Website and its contents;
  • providing Foundation 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 log-in and cookies, facilitating your use of the Foundation Website, analyzing usage by visitors, improving user experience, and delivering better service;
  • network and information security;
  • fraud investigation and prevention;
  • investigating suspected unlawful acts or unethical conduct; and
  • compliance with the law, KLA’s Standards of Business Conduct and to protect the rights, property, or safety of KLA, our users, or others.


We may 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.
  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.
  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.


The Foundation Website may include links to websites operated by third parties. This does not mean that the Foundation endorses these websites, nor are we responsible for their content or policies. Third party websites 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.


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 Foundation 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 your personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a grant analyst) are permitted access to it.

Although we use efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of the information transmitted through our Foundation Website. Please do not provide any personal information you are not asked to provide, which includes any sensitive personal information.


This Foundation Privacy Policy was last updated on August 25, 2022. 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 Foundation Website.


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