Web site Usage Information
We collect information about how you use our Web sites, including the Web pages and features you visit and the technologies associated with your visit to our Web site. In most instances, Website Usage information is automatically obtained through the systems and technologies connecting you to our Web sites. Web site Usage information may include, but is not limited to, your internet domain, the IP address assigned to your device by your internet provider or other unique device identifiers. Web site Usage information also includes information about your internet browser, operating system or mobile device platform that you use to connect to our Web sites. In general, we assemble Web site Usage information into an aggregate form, meaning we combine information across all visitors to better understand the technologies used to connect to our Web sites. We may also use Web site Usage information to approximate the geographic location associated with a visitor’s internet domain or IP address.
Personal Information
We receive and collect personally identifiable information which helps us identify or communicate with you, such as your name, telephone number, email address and postal address. We collect personal information from visitors to our Web sites when they (i) submit inquiries or requests to us, (ii) become registered users of our Web sites, (iii) sign up to receive newsletters, bulletins or other communications from us, (iv) purchase or download our research products, or (v) choose to provide information to us for any other reason. Any personally identifiable information we obtain will be used in connection with providing our products and services and to process any requests or inquiries that you initiate. While you can choose not to provide us with your personal information, that decision may limit our ability to contact you and provide you with our products or services. Also, please note that if we obtain personally identifiable information about you, you may be contacted by an ADVANCED Professionals representative or our clients, unless you have requested that we put you on one of our do-not-contact lists.
Financial Payment Information
We may also request you provide us with financial information as may be required to facilitate financial transactions that you initiate. We may share financial payment information with third parties, retained under contract by us, to facilitate such transactions. As described elsewhere within this policy, we implement safeguards designed to protect against the unauthorized use and disclosure of information. Financial payment information provided to us is not otherwise used and, once terms have been established and such transactions are complete, we destroy, or otherwise obscure, such information.
Supplemental Information
Information Provided to Us Will Be Shared with Others
Unless you have previously requested otherwise, we will share your personal information with other parties. To the extent you wish to object to such sharing or otherwise specify your preferences regarding your personal information, please let us know using any of the Contact Us methods set forth below.
We will share information provided to us with other parties in order to operate our Web site and provide services. We may rely upon third parties to provide services on our behalf including the administration of certain Web site functions, processing financial payments, shipping, database management, communications system providers and other services related to ensuring information privacy and security. We seek to work with only third-party providers who conform their privacy and information security practices in a manner consistent with our practices and in keeping with industry standards.
We will also share information with our subsidiary affiliates, such as a parent or sister company, in furtherance of our operations any requests that you initiate, such as responding to an advertisement or sending us a do-not-contact request. We will share information about you when we believe the transfer is necessary to comply with the law, to protect or enforce our rights and our safety, or to protect the rights and safety of anyone else.
Except as noted above, we do not share information with third parties so that they may market their products or services to you. Information provided to us by visitors will not be sold, transferred, licensed or otherwise traded to third parties for their marketing purposes without a visitor’s consent. Our Web sites may provide you with the opportunity to “opt in” or “opt out” in connection with the collection or use of your personal information for marketing purposes. We will only use your information consistent with your “opt in” or “opt out” preferences and note that if you “opt in”, you can subsequently “opt-out”.
As our Privacy Statement provides you with information on how you may “opt in” or “opt out” from our information-sharing activities and direct marketing services, we do not maintain, or disclose, a list of parties which may have received your personal information. If you wish to request additional information about how to exercise your choices, please let us know.
We Work to Keep Information Secure
ADVANCED Professionals has training, policies and procedures in place designed to cover and address the logical and physical security of our workplaces, the integrity of such information and the protection of information stored in our systems and on our premises. We seek to ensure our security measures reflect legal requirements, industry standards and additional security measures imposed upon us by our clients. We regularly test, and seek to continuously improve, such security measures.
Unfortunately, no data security methodology is 100% safe, and we cannot guarantee information security. It is also important for you to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your information. Be sure to take simple steps, such as signing off and logging out after each use of a shared computer, keeping your passwords in a secure location, and not sharing your passwords with any third parties.
Our Web site may contain links to other Web sites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other such Web sites, and this Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by us in connection with our Web sites.