This Privacy Policy explains the information that Nanophase Technologies Corporation (“Nanophase,” “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) collects on (the Web Site), how we use your information collected at the Web Site and your choices related to our data collection practices on the Web Site. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Please also read our Terms of Use, which governs your use of the Web Site. Your use of the Web Site indicates to us that you have read and accept our privacy practices, as outlined in this Privacy Policy. Please note that this Privacy Policy only covers information collection practices on the Web Site and does not cover any information collected offline by us or at any other web site.

Information Collected

We may ask you to provide us with personally identifiable information, which is information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally (such as your name, address, or e-mail address) when you are on the Web Site, such as when you register with us, if you agree to receive e-mails from us, you contact us with a question, or you submit a resume. We may, at any time, add features to the Web Site that also require you to register or otherwise provide personally identifiable information. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in some or all of the Web Site’s features. This Web Site is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age.

In addition to the above, when you visit or download information from this Site, our web servers may automatically collect web site usage information. Web site usage information is non-personally identifiable information that describes how our visitors use and navigate this Site. It can include the number and frequency of visitors to each web page and the length of their stays, browser type, referrer data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting the Site, and IP address (see below for more information on IP addresses). We may determine the applicable technology available in order to serve you the most appropriate version of a web page, e-mail or similar service.

Use of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses

An IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer or network when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from this Web Site, our servers log your IP address. We may use IP addresses for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit the use of the Web Site. We may associate your IP address with the personally identifiable information you provide. We may also use IP addresses in cooperation with internet service providers or law enforcement agencies to identify users if we deem it necessary to comply with law, to enforce compliance with its Privacy Policy or this Web Site’s Terms of Use, or to protect the Web Site or its users.


Cookies are pieces of information that a web site either transfers to your computer’s hard drive or stores temporarily in your computer’s memory for record-keeping purposes. We may use cookies for a number of purposes, such as to recognize registered users and their access privileges, as well as to track site usage and maintain security of the user’s account. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent by indicating this in the preferences or options menu in your browser. However, it is possible that some parts of this Web Site will not operate correctly if you disable cookies and you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in certain features of this Site. You should consult with your browser’s provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.

Use and Disclosure of Information Collected at the Site


We may use your personally identifiable information to answer a question or provide you with requested information concerning our products and services, to send you e-mail updates on our behalf or on behalf of our external business partners or affiliates, for internal business purposes, to contact you regarding your use of the Web Site or changes to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, or for other purposes disclosed at the time you submit your information.


Nanophase does not share the personally identifiable information collected through the Web Site with third parties except as set forth in this Privacy Policy and:

We may also disclose non-personally identifying information, such as aggregated user statistics to third parties for several reasons, including, without limitation, obtaining advertisers and describing us and the Web Site to third parties.


You may edit your registration profile by logging in with your user id and password. Once logged in, you may edit your contact information or change your user id and password. If you decide that you no longer wish to receive e-mail from us, you may unsubscribe from this service by selecting "Join Mailing List” under “Contact Us,” and selecting “unsubscribe.” You can also unsubscribe through the mechanism provided in an e-mail you receive from us.

If you have difficulty unsubscribing through our web site or if you have other privacy questions, please contact us by email or in writing at the following location:

Nanophase Technologies Corporation
Attn: Privacy Manager
1319 Marquette Drive
Romeoville, IL 60446

Please be aware that we will process your request as quickly as we reasonably can, but it may not be possible to update our systems immediately. You should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases.


We use reasonable safeguards to protect Personally Identifiable Information we collect on this Site from unauthorized access, use, modification or disclosure. However, due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside of our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.

Consent to Transfer

This Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in Canada, the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to Nanophase will be transferred to the United States. By using this Site, participating in any of the Company’s services or providing Company with your information, you consent to this transfer.


While on the Web Site or viewing an e-mail or other content provided by Nanophase or the Web Site, you may encounter links to other web sites or online materials operated by third parties. If you click on a link to such a third party, the click takes you off the Web Site and to a third party’s web site, which is beyond Nanophase’s control. These other web sites may set their own cookies (there is information above about cookies), collect data or have their own privacy policies and practices. As noted above, this Privacy Policy only covers information collected by the Company on this Web Site, and we encourage you to review the privacy policy of any other web site you visit. Links to any third party web site or content do not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by Nanophase of the linked web site or content.


By using this Site, you accept our privacy practices, as outlined in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any new or revised policies on the Web Site, but we will only use your personally identifiable information in accordance with the privacy policy that was in effect at the time it was collected, unless you consent to any new terms regarding its use.

This Company Privacy Policy has an effective date of June 15, 2009.