Privacy Notice

Ver. 2024.2.1

Advantest Corporation ("Advantest") is committed to respecting your privacy. Advantest acknowledges that any information that may be used to identify you, as an individual ("Personal Data"), such as your first and last name, street address, e-mail address, or telephone number, is your private information and our intention is to collect, use, store, or otherwise process this information appropriately and lawful.

The controller is:
Advantest Corporation
1-6-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan

For all privacy-related requests, you can reach us via e-mail*:
InformationSecurityCommittee@advantest.com

* We would appreciate if you contact us in English or Japanese.

Purposes and Usage of Personal Data

Advantest will process with our best possible care the Personal Data that you have provided us when visiting this website, when doing business with us or when otherwise contacting Advantest.

We have adopted strict security policies and safeguards to protect Personal Data from unauthorized access, loss, alteration and destruction. We have assigned Regional Information Security Officers who manage the implementation and the compliance with data protection rules in the countries where Advantest does business. We also provide training within the company on the importance of protecting Personal Data and are constantly striving to protect Personal Data throughout all facets of the company.

We will not disclose, provide, or transfer Personal Data that you have provided to a third party without your permission, or unless permitted or required by applicable law. We will store your Personal Data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill a specific purpose for which they were collected (e.g. performing a contract). Once this primary purpose is fulfilled, we store the required Personal Data for the duration of the statutory retention periods. Subsequently, we delete or anonymize Personal Data.

Logfiles

Every time you access our website, your browser automatically transmits some information to our servers, such as date and time of access, name of the requested file, IP address of the requesting device, information about the browser type and version used, your operating system, websites from which your system reaches our website and websites accessed from your system through our website. It is necessary that our system temporarily stores your IP address so that the website can be delivered to your computer. We store this information in so-called log files for up to 1 year and solely use the listed data to ensure the continued functioning and optimization of our website, e.g. through detecting malfunctions and protecting from cyberattacks as well as to secure our IT systems. Furthermore, temporary storage of the log files is used for error detection and error prevention. The data will not be used for marketing purposes in this context. After the stated time period, the log files will be deleted or anonymized.

Registration for the customer web portal

Advantest will use your Personal Data that you have given us in your registration for our customer web portal for the purpose of

  • Registration process
  • Complying with Advantest's legal or regulatory obligations
  • Troubleshooting or ensuring security of our website

We process the following data:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Company
  • E-mail
  • Message
  • Login name and password for the login

When you click "Register" we additionally collect your IP address and the date and time of submission.

Contact form

Advantest will use your Personal Data that you have provided via the contact form for the purposes of

  • communicating, entering or performing a contract with you
  • developing, providing and improving products and services
  • providing marketing information where this is requested from you or if we have a predominant legitimate interest in direct marketing
  • complying with Advantest's legal or regulatory obligations
  • troubleshooting or ensuring security of our website

We process the following data:

  • Name
  • Mailing address (only required if you wish to receive brochures)
  • Company
  • E-mail
  • Subject
  • Message

When you use our contact form and click "Send Mail" we additionally collect your IP address and the date and time of submission.

Contact form for reporting to the Corporate Ethics Office

Advantest will use your Personal Data that you have provided via the contact form for the purpose of reviewing, evaluating or investigating the events, circumstances or any information relevant to the matters you report in the form.

We process the following data:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • E-mail
  • Company
  • Department
  • Phone number
  • Subject and Content of inquiry
  • Message

When you use our contact form and click "Submit” we additionally collect your IP address and the date and time of submission.

Subscription to the GO SEMI & BEYOND Newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will regularly send you current information and offers regarding our products and services by e-mail. If you decide to subscribe for our newsletter, you will be forwarded to an external website hosted by a third party: Constant Contact, 10 Drive, Ste. 300, Burlington, MA 01803. Constant Contact is responsible for the data processing on its website and will provide you with a separate privacy notice.

Data transfer and disclosure of Personal Data

When it is necessary to disclose to an entity to which we have entrusted business ("Business Service Provider"), such as an Advantest subsidiary, affiliate, sales agent, or service provider, your Personal Data for the purpose of providing a product or service that you desire, Advantest will disclose or provide to the Business Service Provider the Personal Data you have supplied to the extent necessary for the Business Service Provider to carry out the entrusted business. When we do provide a Business Service Provider with your Personal Data, however, we will ensure appropriate management of the Personal Data by entering into a confidentiality or data processing agreement with the Business Service Provider in advance and implementing other appropriate protective measures.

Jobs at Advantest

Personal Data of job applicants will be used solely for the purposes for which it was provided (e.g. processing your application) and will be retained for such period as is necessary to comply with Advantest's legal and administrative requirements. If you decide to post your resume to our online application tool at http://www.135168.com/careers/jobs.html, please note that you will be redirected to the Advantest career site hosted by ADP, LLC. in the U.S., where you can find additional Data Privacy information, including all relevant information for data subjects under the GDPR.

Cookies

"Cookies" are small packets of information that are stored in visitors' or users' internet-enabled equipment such as computers and smart devices when you access this website. There are two types of cookies: "session" and "persistent" cookies. A "session" cookie is stored temporarily while you are browsing the website. A "persistent" cookie is stored in your computer after you have finished browsing the website, until either a specified date or it is manually removed.

Use of Cookies

This website may use cookies for the following purposes.

  • To optimally display the website and enhance services.
  • To temporarily manage the information you input.
  • To display the best links for your region.

Management of Cookies

Most Internet browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. They can be configured so as to not accept cookies or alert you about cookies. However, please note that this may prevent you from having access to some site functions or features. You can also delete the stored cookies by modifying your browser settings. Please refer to your browser's online help to learn more about browser operations and settings.

Social-Media-Platforms and External Links

On this website there are links, no plugins, to profiles or fan pages on social media platforms that Advantest has created. These are identified by small icons of the Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube platforms. If you click on one of these icons, you will be redirected to the relevant Advantest profile/fan page on the respective network. You will then leave the Advantest website and be on the social network's site, where their privacy policy applies. When entering the respective platform, the provider will receive your Personal Data (e.g. IP address). If you are logged in to your respective account, the visit of our website may be associated to your profile.

The privacy statements of the networks can be found under the following links:

https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php
https://twitter.com/en/privacy
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=en_EN
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=en

This website may also contain links to third-party websites. These external links are marked with the following icon:

When you click on one of these links, your Personal Data (e.g. IP address) will be transmitted to the link destination and you will be redirected to this website which has its own privacy policy. If you do not want your data to be transferred, do not click on the link.

Advantest is not responsible for the processing of your data by third parties or for the content of these third-party websites.

Changes of this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify our security and data protection measures to the extent necessary due to technical developments. In these cases, we will also adapt our Privacy Policy accordingly. Please refer to the current version of our Privacy Policy.

Business relationships with Advantest

In the context of a business relationship with Advantest, we may process Personal Data of contact persons at customers, suppliers, sales partners and other business partners.

For further information, please refer to our Business Partner Privacy Policy.

General notice of Rights to individuals in Japan

If you are located in Japan, you can learn more about your rights according to Act on the Protection of Personal Information here.

California Residents

If you are a California resident, for more information about your privacy rights, please see the California Privacy Notices here.

General notice of Rights to Individuals which are subject to the GDPR

If you are located in the European Union, you can learn more about your rights according to the GDPR here.

General notice of Rights to individuals in the People’s Republic of China

If you are located in China, you can learn more about your rights according to Personal Information Protection Law here.

 

ADVANTEST CORPORATION