Online and Cookie Policy

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc., with its Corporate Headquarters at 23A Serangoon North Ave 5, #01-01, K&S Corporate Headquarters, Singapore (554369) ("K&S" or “we” or “us”) is operating the website https://www.kns.com (“Website”). We are committed to protect the personal data of people using this Website and adheres to the stipulations of applicable data protection laws with respect to the collection, processing and use of personal data. This privacy policy is aimed to inform you of the nature, extent and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data. The privacy policy can at all times be accessed on this Website.

Should you have any further questions regarding data protection or should you wish to exercise your rights or claims in connection with personal data, please send us an email at privacy@kns.com.


A. Collection, processing and use of personal data

In order to provide the Website, we collect, process and use certain limited personal data from you. Personal data is any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person, e.g., your name, your email address, your activities on our platform, as further specified below. We process your personal data exclusively for the following purposes for which they were collected for or for which you have provided your consent:


1. Registration data
In order to be able to use some services available on our Website, you need to register and/or create a user account. In such cases, we may ask you to provide certain information as presented in an online form such as your name, your company’s name, place of business of your company (country and state), login data (including a username and a password) and your company e-mail address that is needed to create your personal account (e.g., we may use your company e-mail address to provide you with your password, in case you forget and need to reset your password).


2. Login data
In order to access some services after your registration, you need to login to your account, using the login data you defined in the registration process. The login data comprises of your username and your password. The login data is used in order to verify you when you want to login to a protected part of our Website only accessible with a personal login.


3. Contact data
We provide several opportunities on our Website to contact us by either using one of our contact forms on our Website or by sending as an e-mail or download materials. We use the information you provide to us via either one of our contact forms or via e-mail, such as your name, e-mail address or other contact details, to process your request and to provide you with adequate answers to your specific request.


4. Server log data and usage data
Whenever you visit this Website, information about your visit (such as the IP address, the date and time of your visit, the pages accessed, as well as your web browser’s type and operating system) will be stored temporarily in a log file (“server log data”). Server log data is used to provide the services of this Website and to ensure system security.


B. Cookies and web analytics


1. What are Cookies?
We and our partners use so-called “Cookies” to fashion our Website in a most user-friendly way. By Cookies we also mean similar technologies, such as scripts, pixel tags and other web beacons. Cookies are small files stored on the user’s device. They allow the storage of information for a determinate period of time and the identification of the user’s device.

When you visit our Website for the first time, the entry page will show information on privacy and respective wording regarding the consent to the use of Cookies. By actively continuing to use the Website and not actively objecting to the use of Cookies, you agree to the use of Cookies. Should the consent be missing in your browser (e.g. if you deleted your browser history) the privacy information will appear again the next time you visit our Website.


2. What Cookies do we use?
On this Website we use two types of Cookies: (1) Cookies required for technical purposes, without which the functionality of our Website would be reduced, and (2) optional Cookies for analytics purposes, generally set by third-party providers:


2.1 Cookies required for technical purposes
These Cookies are indispensable if we want to ensure proper functioning and easy navigation of our Website. They allow, e.g., to store your consent/non-consent to the use of Cookies and your selected Cookie settings or in case of a webshop, store your shopping cart. Such Cookies do not collect any information about you for marketing purposes and do not record the sites you visit when surfing the internet. Instead, these Cookies are, in general, specifically set for individual sessions and expire when you leave the Website and end the session, except where the respective functionality requires a storage beyond that (e.g. storage of the Cookie settings). A deactivation of this type of Cookies would reduce all or part of the functions of the Website.


2.2 Cookies for analytics purposes
Analytics Cookies gather general information on how users use a website, e.g. which pages they visit most frequently and whether they receive any error messages from websites. These Cookies do not collect any data that may lead to a direct identification of the user. The data collected with these Cookies will not be merged with any other information on the visitors of our Website. All information collected with the aid of such Cookies exclusively serves the purpose to comprehend and improve the functionality and services of the Website. This Website uses Web Analytics from Piwik PRO. The information regarding your usage of this Website generated by the use of Web Analytics is transmitted to and stored on a Piwik PRO server in the United States. However, due to the activated IP masking on this Website, Piwik PRO will previously abbreviate your IP address within the member states of the European Union and in other contracting states under the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Piwik PRO will use such information to evaluate your use of the Website, to compile reports on website activities for the operator of the website, and to render further services in connection with the use of the website and the internet. Piwik PRO might transmit this information to third parties where this is prescribed by law or where data are processed by third parties on behalf of Piwik PRO.

A deactivation of this type of Cookies does not reduce the functionality of our website. The Cookies of this type presently used by us are offered by the following provider, to whom you may refer for information on /description of the respective Cookies or if you wish to object to their use:

Tool: Piwik PRO Web Analytics
Provider’s privacy information: https://piwik.org/privacy/
Possibility to opt out: 

If you would rather receive information about these Cookies directly from us, please contact us via email at: privacy@kns.com


2.3 How can I deactivate Cookies?
If you wish to generally deactivate analytics Cookies, you may deactivate individual Cookies by clicking on one of the links in the above table (opt out). Finally, you may prevent the use of any Cookies whatsoever by adjusting the settings in your browser accordingly. We wish to point out, however, that in such case the functionality of our Website will be reduced if Cookies required for technical purposes are also blocked.

For further information on Cookies and individual providers, you may e.g. refer to http://www.youronlinechoices.com, where you may also object to usage-based online advertising via certain or any tools.


C. Users’ rights

You may at all times, without indication of reasons and free of charge, request information about your personal data stored by us. You may at all times request an update or deletion of such data if it proves to be incorrect.

Moreover, you have the right to terminate your account on our Website at any time and/or request that all of your personal data will be deleted without any indication of reasons. In either case, all of your personal data will be erased. However, please be aware that in that case, you are no longer able to access the respective services on our Website.

You have the right to at any time opt out from us collecting and processing your usage data of this website on a pseudonymized basis by using the technical solutions described above at “Cookies and web analytics”.

Should you wish to exercise your rights, please send us an email at privacy@kns.com.