Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) discloses the privacy practices for this website ( This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this website. This Privacy Policy describes the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used, and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your personally identifiable information.
  3. How you can correct any inaccuracies in your personally identifiable information in our possession.

Please read this Privacy Policy and the associated Terms of Use carefully before submitting any personally identifiable information via the website. By submitting such information to this website you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily give us via email or via other means of submission available on the website. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, do not provide the requested information. You may nevertheless continue to use most of our website, subject to the Terms of Use and the collection of information through cookies and log files as discussed below.  We also collect non-personal information − data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. This includes information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier and location. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose.

We may use the personally identifiable information that you submit to send you announcements of new products and services, updates, and other promotional information, as well as to provide services, goods, or information that you request, and to give you better customer service generally. We may share personally identifiable information with our business partners (“Partners”) and our present or future affiliated companies (“Affiliates”), who may provide the goods, services or information you request or who may otherwise contact you directly for marketing purposes. Moreover, we rely on various third-party service companies (“Service Companies”) to provide certain services (e.g., shipping) for which it may be necessary to provide your personally identifiable information.

We may share your personal information with our affiliates and subsidiaries as well as our consultants and service providers to conduct our business or with authorities to comply with the law for reasons, including as follows:

  • Contractors, security consultants, customer service providers (e.g., information technology or human resources consultants or service providers), credit bureaus, and collection agencies to perform certain functions on our behalf;
  • Our lenders or other financial partners
  • Respond to a subpoena or other legal process by a governmental entity or third party, or if otherwise under a good faith belief we are required by applicable law to do so;
  • Prevent illegal activity, protect or enforce our rights, property or customers and contact appropriate authorities.

Please note that although we use reasonable efforts to require that Affiliates, Partners and Service Companies use information regarding our users only in the ways permitted by this Privacy Policy, we do not control and are not responsible for their privacy practices or those of any other company.

Your Access to and Control over Information

You may opt out of any future marketing communications from us at any time. You may do so by sending an email to and including the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Please note that this will not prevent our Affiliates and Partners with whom we have shared your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy from contacting you after you send such email. In addition, please send an email to if you wish to request that we do any of the following with your personally identifiable information:

  • Change/correct any personally identifiable information we have about you.
  • Have us delete any personally identifiable information we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your personally identifiable information.

In the case of the foregoing requests, please indicate the type of request you are making in the subject line (e.g., “correction of personally identifiable information,” “deletion of personally identifiable information”).

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 408-416-2300 or via email at


“Cookies” are small text files that are stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. Websites generally use both session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) when you close your browser. Persistent cookies usually have an expiration date far into the future and thus stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. While some cookies are strictly necessary cookies to use our website or required for the performance of certain functionalities of our website, other cookies are used for marketing purposes.

We may use cookies to uniquely identify devices and browsers and to track end-user activity on the Site. Our cookies assign a random, unique number to the end-user device. Cookies do not contain information that would personally identify the end-user although we can associate a cookie with any identifying information that is or has been provided to us while visiting our website.  Most browsers allow users to refuse cookies, but doing so may impede the functionality of some portions of our Site. Cookies also enable us to improve the quality of the website and services, improve searching functions and results and track trends. Certain web browsers allow end-users to enable “Do Not Track” functionality or to specifically disable Cookies through the settings of the browser.  Intermolecular responds to an end-user’s choice to implement such functionality by accepting the cookie settings of the browser. This may result in users having to re-enter data to use the website. Please see your browser settings for cookie preferences and settings.

Log Files

We may also review data and information contained in log files located on our web server, which record the date and time of each visit to our web site, the user’ internet protocol address (“IP address”), the referring IP address or domain (the prior web site visited), and the files viewed on our web site (including the HTML pages, graphics, etc.). We use log file information to analyze data in the aggregate to determine the trends and usage of our site. We do not correlate the log data to identify specific users.

Third Parties. We may engage third parties to track and analyze website activity. These third parties may place cookies or web beacons to track user activity on our website. We use the data collected by such third parties to help us administer and improve the quality of the website, analyze usage of the website, and provide a more enhanced user experience on the website, such as personalizing and delivering relevant offers and content based on user activity on the website.


Access to certain pages of this website (the “Extranet”) requires a login and password. If there is a written agreement between your employer and us regarding your access to and use of the Extranet, then your use of the Extranet and the information or programs available thereon, and our use of any personally identifiable information you disclose via the Extranet, will be governed by such agreement. Otherwise such use and disclosure is governed by the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy. In any case, we may retain and use your personally identifiable information to verify compliance with the agreement between your employer and us, to track software downloads, and to track your use of or access to other applications.

Maintenance and Transmission of Information

Although we use reasonable efforts that are standard in the industry to maintain the privacy of your personally identifiable data and information, due to technological limitations and the risk of unlawful interceptions of and access to transmissions and stored data, we cannot completely assure you, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or any other electronically communicated information you provide to us will be absolutely confidential.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

International Compliance

This website is hosted in the United States. If use is permitted from outside of the US and you are accessing the website from outside the United States, by providing your information to the website, you do so at your own risk and are consenting to and authorizing the transfer of your information to the United States or other countries for storage, use, processing, maintenance and onward transfer of such information to other entities, regardless of their location, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  We may store your information in the United States and in other locations outside of the United States. Any transfer of your data to the United States or another location will be in compliance with applicable data protection laws.


We take reasonable physical, technical and administrative measures designed to protect the security of information that you provide to us. Despite our efforts, no data security measures can guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. We do not make any warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will be able to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access to, or alteration of personally identifiable information you provide to us.

California Privacy Rights

California law allows residents of the State of California to request certain information Intermolecular discloses to third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a resident of California and would like to request such information send a request to or via standard mail to Intermolecular, Inc., 3011 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134.

Users Under 18

This web site is not directed at children under the age of 13. If you are younger than 13, please do not provide any personally identifiable information in connection with your use of the site.  In addition, Intermolecular does not permit children under the age of 18 to register on the website or use any of its functionality for which registration is required. Intermolecular does not knowingly collect the personal information of children under age 18. If you are under 18 years of age, you may not use the website and you should not provide any information to Intermolecular. If Intermolecular determines that a minor under the age of 18 is using the website or has provided information to Intermolecular, Intermolecular will terminate the account, the minor’s use of the account and delete all related information.  In addition, if you are a minor under the age of 18 and wish to remove any content you have provided on the site please send an email to requesting removal of any content provided.

Job Candidates

This section provides additional details on the privacy practices of the “Submit Your Resume” section of the website.

By submitting your personally identifiable information to us, you are consenting to our use of your personally identifiable information for recruitment purposes and employment opportunities. If you are offered a job or become employed by us, this information may be used for other employment-related purposes.

By submitting your resume or C.V., you agree that we may use it for recruitment purposes. It will not be shared with others for non-recruitment purposes.

Resumes and C.V.s should include information relevant to your employment history and education (degrees obtained, places worked, positions held, relevant awards, etc).

We will not retain your personally identifiable information longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is collected. Resumes and C.V.s may be retained in order to comply with legal requirements on applicant data reporting.

For Job Candidates Outside of the U.S

Your information will be processed and/or stored in our U.S. database. By submitting your resume or C.V. you are consenting to the export of your information to the U.S. for processing and storage.


We reserve the right to transfer the personally identifiable information that we collect from you to a third party in the event that we sell or transfer all or substantially all of our business or assets related to your information to such third party.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this website after the Privacy Policy has been updated indicates your assent to the updated terms. Certain provisions of this Privacy Policy may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or other express terms located on particular pages of this website.

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