The following Terms of Use constitute a legal agreement between a customer and Hutchinson Technology (hereinafter, the “Company” or “HTI”). By accessing, browsing, or using the HTI Website (hereinafter, the “Website”), a customer is deemed to have read and understood these Terms of Use and to have agreed to abide by the Terms of Use of the HTI Website (hereinafter, the “Terms of Use”) and to comply with related laws and regulations. If a customer does not agree to the Terms of Use, that customer cannot use the Website. The Terms of Use also apply to the websites of subsidiaries and affiliates, unless their own terms of use are posted, or the Terms of Use are not posted thereon.

Enacted: June 11, 2021

Revised: June 11, 2021

1. Protection of Personal Information on the HTI Web Site

HTI takes all reasonable measures to protect the personal information of customers. HTI uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to prevent unauthorized access, improper use, and disclosure of personal information. For example, when confidential information such as credit card data is transmitted over the Internet, encryption technologies such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) are used.

2. Use of Cookies

We and our third-party service providers DO NOT use cookies on our websites. We may collect cookies in the future and this Terms of Use 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 Terms of Use. 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.

3. Limitations of the Use of Information on this Web Site

1. The information posted on this Web site is protected by the laws of various countries and by international treaties. The use of this information (including reproduction, modification, uploading, display, transmission, licensing, and sale) for purposes other than personal use or other uses permitted by law is prohibited without HTI's prior written consent.

2. Software provided on this Web site is the copyrighted material of the respective copyright holders. All provided software must be used in accordance with individual software user license agreements and applicable laws and treaties.

3. The TDK trademark and the names of TDK products mentioned on this Web site are trademarks or registered trademarks of TDK. Other product and company names are the trade names, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

4. Prohibitions

The following are prohibited with respect to the use of this Web site.

1. Any conduct that infringes or may infringe on the property or privacy of any third party or HTI.

2. Any conduct that causes or may cause loss or harm to any third party or HTI.

3. Any conduct that violates or may violate public order or morals.

4. Any criminal act and any conduct that leads to or may lead to a criminal act.

5. Registration of the email address of any third person.

6. Any conduct that constitutes marketing or for-profit activity or is intended as preparation for such activity.

7. Any conduct that impinges on the honor or reputation of any third party or HTI.

8. Any conduct that constitutes or may constitute the use or provision of malicious software such as computer viruses.

9. Any conduct that violates or may violate applicable laws or regulations.

10. Any conduct that HTI determines to be inappropriate.

5. Linked Sites

HTI shall not be responsible for the protection of personal information on Web sites (including the Web sites of both businesses and individuals) to which there are links on this Web site.

6. Proposals

As a general policy, HTI does not accept proposals from the public concerning new products, technologies, designs, manufacturing methods, advertising and publicity, or marketing. If you wish to submit a proposal notwithstanding the above policy, all submissions received shall be deemed to have been made subject to the following conditions:

1. HTI shall not be under any duty of confidentiality.

2. HTI shall be under no obligation to investigate, evaluate, or adopt any proposal.

3. HTI shall not be liable to pay any compensation whatsoever to any person who submits a proposal, even in the event HTI adopts a submitted proposal or a similar idea.

7. Limitation of Liability

1. HTI takes due care with regards to the information posted on the Web site. Nonetheless, HTI makes no warranty concerning the accuracy, validity, reliability, suitability for a particular use, or safety (including termination of function, correction of errors, the absence of computer viruses or other harmful elements on the Web site or servers) of the information on this Web site. HTI shall not be liable for any harm resulting from the use of information on this Web site or the inability to use such information.

2. HTI may without prior notice change the content of this Web site or suspend or terminate its operation. HTI shall not be liable for any harm resulting from any changes to the content of this Web site or from suspension or termination of its operation.

8. Applicable Laws and Court of Competent Jurisdiction

Unless otherwise provided, the interpretation and application of use of this Web site and the conditions for its use shall be governed by the laws of United States of America. Unless otherwise provided, the US District Court shall have original and exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes concerning the use of this Web site.

If you have comments or questions about our Terms and Use, you can contact us at:

Hutchinson Technology

40 West Highland Park Drive NE

Hutchinson, MN 55350-9784

Phone: +1 (320) 587-1900