Privacy Policy

QuantumScape Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 2, 2020

QuantumScape Corp. and its affiliates (“QuantumScape,” “we,” “our,” and/or “us”) values the privacy of individuals who use our website, including https://www.quantumscape.com (our “Site”).  This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) explains how we collect, use, and share personal information from or about the users of our Site.  By using our Site, you agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.  Beyond the Privacy Policy, your use of the Site is also subject to our Terms of Use.

Information We Collect

We may collect a variety of information from or about you or your devices from various sources, as described below.

If you do not provide your information when requested, you may not be able to use our Site if that information is necessary to provide you with our Site or if we are legally required to collect it.

A. Information You Provide to Us.

Careers.  If you apply for a job with us through our Site, you may submit your contact information and your resume online.  We will collect the personal information you choose to provide on your resume, such as your education and employment experience.  We will also collect information you choose to provide in response to our questions in the application.  You may also apply for a job with us through LinkedIn.  If you do so, we will collect the personal information you make available to us through LinkedIn.

Communications.  If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you.  For example, when you contact our Recruiting Team or External Relations Team, we will receive your name, email address, the contents of a message or attachments that you may send to us, and other information you choose to provide.  When we send you emails, we may track whether you open them to learn how to deliver a better customer experience and improve our Site.

B. Information We Collect When You Use Our Site.

Location Information.  When you use our Site, we infer your general location information (for example, your IP address may indicate your general geographic region).

Device Information.  We receive information about the device and software you use to access our Site, including internet protocol (IP) address, web browser type, operating system version, device identifiers, and advertising identifiers.

Usage Information.  To help us understand how you use our Site and to help us improve it, we automatically receive information about your interactions with our Site, like the pages or other content you view, the searches you conduct, and the dates and times of your visits.

Information from Cookies and Similar Technologies.  We and third-party partners collect information using cookies, pixel tags, or similar technologies.  Our third-party partners, such as analytics partners, may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across different services.  Cookies are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters.  We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies.  A session cookie disappears after you close your browser.  A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to our Site.

Please review your web browser’s “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings.  Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies from the Site, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Site to their fullest potential.

C. Information We Receive from Third Parties.

Information from third-party services.  If you choose to link our Site to a third-party account, we may receive personal information about you, including your profile information, your photo, and your use of the third-party account.  If you wish to limit the personal information available to us, you should visit the privacy settings of your third-party accounts to learn about your options.

Background Checks.  We work with third-party partners to perform background checks on job applicants, and we receive personal information such as criminal history and verification of applicants’ identity and education and employment history as part of such background checks.

Other third parties.  We may receive additional personal information about you from third parties such as data or marketing partners and combine it with other personal information we have about you.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We use the personal information we collect:

  • To process your job application;
  • To provide, maintain, improve, and enhance our Site;
  • To communicate with you, provide you with updates and other information relating to our Site, provide information that you request, respond to comments and questions, and otherwise provide support;
  • To facilitate the connection of third-party services or applications, such as social networks;
  • To generate aggregated and/or deidentified data for our business purposes;
  • To find and prevent fraud, and respond to trust and safety issues that may arise;
  • For compliance purposes, including enforcing our Terms of Use and other legal rights, or as may be required by applicable laws and regulations or requested by any judicial process or governmental agency; and
  • For other purposes for which we provide specific notice at the time the personal information is collected.

How We Share the Information We Collect

We do not share or otherwise disclose personal information we collect from you except as described below or otherwise disclosed to you at the time of the collection.

Affiliates.  We may share any personal information we receive with our affiliates for any of the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Vendors and Service Providers.  We may share any personal information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of our Site.

Third-Party App Integrations.  If you connect a third-party application to our Site, we may share personal information such as your name and email address with that third party.

Marketing.  We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes unless we have your permission.

Analytics Partners.  We use analytics services such as Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data.  These services may also collect information about your use of other websites, apps, and online resources.  You can learn about Google’s practices by going to https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures.  We may access, preserve, and disclose your personal information if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: (a) comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (b) respond to your requests; or (c) protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety.  For the avoidance of doubt, the disclosure of your personal information may occur if you post any objectionable content on or through the Site.

Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers.  We may disclose and transfer your personal information to service providers, advisors, potential transactional partners, or other third parties in connection with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of a corporate transaction in which we are acquired by or merged with another company or we sell, liquidate, or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets.

Consent.  We may also disclose personal information from or about you or your devices with your permission.

Your Choices

Do Not Track.  There is no accepted standard on how to respond to Do Not Track signals, and we do not respond to such signals.

If you choose not to provide us with the information we collect, some features of our Site may not work as intended. 

Third Parties

Our Site may contain links to other websites, products, or services that we do not own or operate.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties.  Please be aware that this Privacy Policy does not apply to your activities on these third-party services or any personal information you disclose to these third parties.  We encourage you to read their privacy policies before providing any personal information to them.

Security

We make reasonable efforts to protect your personal information by using physical and electronic safeguards designed to improve the security of the personal information we maintain.  However, as no electronic transmission or storage of personal information can be entirely secure, we can make no guarantees as to the security or privacy of your personal information.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 16 years of age, and no part of our Site is directed to children.  If you learn that a child has provided us with personal information in violation of this Privacy Policy, then you may alert us at info@quantumscape.com.

International Visitors

Our Site is hosted in the United States and intended for visitors located within the United States.  If you choose to use the Site from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personal information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing.  Also, we may transfer your data from the U.S. to other countries or regions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and operating the Site.  By providing any information, including personal information, on or to the Site, you consent to such transfer, storage, and processing.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will post any adjustments to the Privacy Policy on this page, and the revised version will be effective when it is posted.  If we materially change the ways in which we use or share personal information previously collected from you through the Site, we will attempt to notify you through the Site, by email, or other means.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our processing activities, please email us at info@quantumscape.com or write to us at:

Quantumscape Corp.
1730 Technology Dr.
San Jose, CA 95110