Last Updated: July 27, 2020

Hutchinson Technology is concerned about privacy and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose your information. This Privacy Policy describes how we use data collected through our website.

By using our website and submitting Personal Information or Other Information to us, you consent to the use of your Personal Information and Other Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you are located outside of the United States, you consent to the use and transfer of your Personal Information to the United States for the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy. For more information, please scroll down to the “Cross-Border Transfer” section.

This Privacy Policy covers our website:

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. By continuing to use our website, you consent to the changes made to this Privacy Policy.


“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual or any other person, including:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Internal account ID

“Other Information” is information that does not identify you or any other person directly. Depending on the country you live in, some of this information may be considered Personal Information. Some examples of Other Information include:

  • Browser and device information
  • IP address
  • Location data (i.e., country)
  • Usage data (e.g., clicks, number of downloads)
  • Information collected through cookies and other technologies
  • Aggregated, anonymized information

How We Collect Your Data

We, and our service providers, collect data in a variety of ways, including:

Through our website: We may collect browser and device information through our website. We may use the information for analytics from your browser and other technologies on our website.

Our website does not collect Personal Information. However, we may collect your Personal Information if you email us using the email link on our website for career opportunities.

How We Use Your Data

How We May Use Personal Information

We may use Personal Information:

To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests via email.

For our business purposes during the recruitment and careers enquiries.

How Personal Information May Be Disclosed

Your Personal Information may be disclosed to our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. Hutchinson Technology is the party responsible for the management of the jointly used Personal Information.

We also may use and disclose Personal Information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

How Personal Information May Be Transferred

If you are in a country outside of the United States, your Personal Information (and Other Information) will be transferred to our Headquarters in the United States for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

How We Use Other Information

We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, or if it is combined with Personal Information, then we may use it for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information.


This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service we link to. The inclusion of a link on our websites does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates.

Please note that we are not responsible for the collection, usage and disclosure policies and practices (including the data security practices) of other organizations. Please refer to their privacy policies for more information.


We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect Personal Information that we maintain within our organization. We also seek to use third-party service providers capable of protecting the information they maintain or process for us. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.


Your choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information.

How you can access, change, or suppress your Personal Information:

If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, or delete Personal Information that has been previously provided to us by you, you may contact us by email at, or write us at the address listed in the “Contact Us” section below.

In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information that you have provided to us suppressed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information that you have provided to us. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion (e.g., when you make a purchase or enter a promotion, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal Information provided until after the completion of such purchase or promotion). There may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed.


We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.


Our website, products and services are not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information to us.


Our websites are controlled and operated by us from the United States, and are not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using our websites and submitting your Personal Information to us you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country.


We and our third-party service providers DO NOT use cookies on our websites. We may collect cookies in the future and this Privacy Policy will be updated if we choose to collect cookies.

Below is how we classify cookies:

Strictly Necessary Cookies: cookies that are necessary to the operation and functionality of our websites, such as technologies that give you access to our services, or to identify security-related issues.

Functional Cookies: cookies that perform functions such as remembering login information, language preference, locations, and IP addresses.

Performance Cookies: cookies that allow us to measure the performance and use of our websites.

Marketing Cookies: cookies that we or our third-party service providers may use to tailor advertisements to you based on your browsing history. Please note that we do not have control over the marketing cookies placed on our websites by our third party service providers, such as when that third party service provider tracks your online activities from our websites to unaffiliated third party websites, and delivers you targeted advertising. In those instances, the use of cookies is covered by that third party’s terms of use, privacy policy or cookie policy, and not by this Privacy Policy.

There are several ways for you to decline the use of certain types of functional, performance and marketing cookies, including modifying your internet browser’s settings. Please note that if you disable these types of cookies, your browser may not display content correctly, or you may be unable to use certain functionalities of our websites.


We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) to us.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at

Please note that email communications are not always secure; so please do not include credit card information or sensitive information in your emails to us.