About the ESI Privacy Policy

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (“ESI”) respects your individual privacy. This privacy policy documents our adherence to the highest industry standards for the protection of your personal information. The policy is effective as of April 1, 2005, applies to the site www.esi.com, and covers the following areas: 

  • What personally identifiable information is collected by ESI or by any third party through our site.
  • How ESI uses this information.
  • With whom ESI may share customer information.
  • What choices are available to you with respect to our collection, use and distribution of the information.
  • What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.


Collection and Use

ESI may collect information at two different stages.  First, we collect anonymous, aggregate information (such as domain name or IP address) from all visitors to the site. This type of information is not linked to any personally identifiable information and is only used in the aggregate to generate statistical reports about the use of our site.

Second, we require the submission of certain personally identifiable information when you use certain services available on the site.  If you communicate with us via e-mail, we will retain the e-mail address and other personal information submitted as part of the communication.  Additional personal information is collected when submitted by you in other areas of the site. For example, personal information is submitted if you apply for employment through the site, make postings to a chat or blog areas, participate in a survey or subscribe to a ESI newsletter.

Personal Information of Children Under 13

ESI complies with the requirements of the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the FTC’s Rule interpreting COPPA (16 CFR § 512).  Our site is not directed to children and it does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age.

Use of Your Personal Information

ESI does not sell, rent, or share customer information to or with any third party not affiliated with or owned by ESI, except service providers who assist ESI in such areas as data storage or direct mailing.  ESI will never give or sell your personal information to be used for the purposes of sending you unsolicited commercial offers (such as spam) from any third party.  We will not ourselves use your personal information to send you unsolicited commercial offers, except for occasional and infrequent communications about updates to our web site or new ESI services that may be of interest to you. You may choose to decline to receive these kinds of communications. For electronic messages, simply click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email from us.

We may need to contact you regarding the status of a transaction between you and ESI. You may not opt-out of these kinds of communications.

Use of Aggregate Information

We store information that we collect through log files to create a profile of our users.Log files record information such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track a customer’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  The aggregated information is not linked to personally identifiable information. A profile is stored information detailing how individual customers use the site. It is used solely for internal purposes, to help us improve the experience of our customers. We do not share your profile with any third parties. 

Disclosure of Personal Information As Required By Law

We will disclose personal information when required by applicable law, or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us.

Business Transitions

In the event ESI goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, your personal information may be part of the assets transferred.  You will be notified via prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of your personal information.  If, as a result of the business transition, your personally identifiable information will be used in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, you will be given a choice consistent with our Notification of Changes section.


This site contains links to other sites.  ESI is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these other sites.  We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our site.


ESI takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect our users’ information.  For example, we encrypt your employment application information submitted through our site with 128-bit encryption, the industry standard.  However, given the nature of the Internet and the fact that network security measures are not infallible, we cannot guarantee the security of your information.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also make an effort to protect your information off-line.  All of your personally identifiable information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our human resources managers or customer service representatives) are granted access to personally identifiable information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that store your personally identifiable information are housed in a secure environment.

If you have any questions about the security at our site, you can send a message to the webmaster at webmaster@www.esi.com

Correcting, Updating, Deleting and Deactivating Personal Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, you may contact us to correct, update or delete and deactivate our record of your personally identifiable information.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will prominently post a notice on the main page and other pages to alert you about the change.  If the privacy policy changes materially so that we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you via email and give you a choice as to whether or not we may use your information in this different manner.  However, if you have deleted and deactivated your account, then you will not be contacted and your personal information will not be used in this new manner.  In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that affect information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email to our users notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.

Contact Information

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
13900 NW Science Park Dr.
Portland, OR 97229
(503) 641-4141 

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