FEI has outlined our policies below to help visitors to www.fei.com understand what information we collect, how it is used and how it is protected.
What Information is Collected
FEI gathers only the information that is essential to providing good service to our customers, partners, investors and other website visitors. On certain pages, we may give you the option of providing us with your name, address, phone number, fax number, email address or various other kinds of details to allow you to register for use of special areas of the website, to register you for downloadable materials or FEI seminars or to receive newsletters and other services. The information you share with FEI through optional registration forms or other interactions on our Web site is safeguarded and secured in a manner consistent with data security best practices. FEI will not sell, lease, or rent your information to third-parties, nor will it distribute your registration details in any manner that may compromise the integrity or security of your personal information.
In addition to information you provide, FEI may collect information about your use of our websites, such as information regarding what pages you access on our sites, what URL you just came from and the URL you next go to, what browser and operating system you are using and your IP address. This information may be used to analyze trends and statistics, monitor link usage and to administer our website.
Use of Information
The purpose of collecting information is to enable FEI to deliver the requested services or products, to complete a transaction initiated by you, to consider you for a job opening or scholarship, to contact you about a requested service, if necessary, and to provide related information that may be of interest to you. During the course of completing a transaction initiated by you, FEI may provide your contact or other information to a third party fulfillment partner or sales agent.
If you choose to post messages in message areas or to provide feedback or send an email to us, we may keep a record of that posting or correspondence. FEI may respond directly to your questions or comments, file your comments for the purposes of evaluating how FEI can improve our site or services or FEI may review and discard the information. Information you disclose in a public message area will naturally be available to and shared with other visitors to our websites. To the extent you make your information available in this manner, use of such information by third parties will not be subject to this privacy statement.
You may choose not to receive future communications at any time by following the instructions in the communication on how to unsubscribe. Users who have registered on FEI.com may review or modify their information or choose to no longer receive communications from FEI sent as a result of such registration via the user profile management tool located on www.fei.com. Users of FEI’s investor relations site can update their information and preferences at investor.fei.com/login.cfm. Users of FEI’s careers site can update their information and preferences at careers.fei.com.
FEI Careers Data
If you register or submit information through the “Careers” section of FEI.com, FEI may use the information that you provide and any other information which is subsequently provided in considering you for a specific position or other available positions at any FEI location. Your information may remain active for as long as we may be considering you for a position and may be kept on record for a limited period of time as required by law. Your information is visible to multiple FEI locations globally, including countries where laws may not protect data privacy to the same extent as laws in the country or region in which you live. If your submission is considered for employment, it will be used for these purposes only and normally considered primarily in locations where the position(s) is available. If you become or currently are an FEI employee, your information will be retained in individual employment records kept by FEI. Such information will be used in administering benefits and performing FEI’s contractual and other legal obligations. By submitting your information, you acknowledge and agree that FEI will retain such information for the purposes mentioned above and consent to such use.
FEI makes efforts to meet industry standards to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. Unfortunately, it is impossible to absolutely guarantee the security of data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network. Therefore, although we take reasonable measures to protect your information, FEI cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or from online services and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we will use industry standard efforts to ensure its security on our systems or require that our third party vendors storing the information use industry standard efforts to ensure its security on their systems.
Information you share with FEI is safeguarded and used in a manner consistent with industry best practices. Your information will not be sold, rented, leased or otherwise used for any purpose other than that for which it is intended. FEI will not distribute subscriber information internally or externally in any manner that may compromise the security and/or integrity of registration information or subscriber data.
FEI may amend this policy from time to time. If we decide to make substantial changes in the way we use your personally identifiable information, we will post the changes on this page and other places we deem appropriate so you become aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose information. Your continued use of FEI’s websites following such change will be deemed acceptance of the revised policy.
Revised November 4, 2008