1. INFORMATION ATS COLLECTS FROM YOU
Active Information Collection
Like many other Web sites, we actively collect information from our visitors both by asking specific questions on the Web Site and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e mail. Some of the information that you submit during the registration process or while making a purchase may be personally identifiable (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your name, business name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, etc.). Also, if you place an order, you may be required to provide financial information.
When you visit the Web Site, we will not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily. If you choose to register with the Web Site, during the registration process you may be asked for both personal and demographic information, most of which is required in order to complete the registration. We will inform you which information is optional. If you opt not to register with the Web Site, you still can visit the Web Site but you will not be able to access certain areas of the Web Site.
Passive Information Collection
As you navigate through a Web site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without you actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as navigational data collection. Like most Web site operators, we track IP addresses, use both session and persistent cookies, and assign Internet tags. Our system also automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on this site and collects operational information about the technology you use, such as your browser, type of computer, operating systems, Internet service providers and the domain name of the Web Site from which you linked to our site.
In addition, when you view the Web Site, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a cookie or similar file and will help us in many ways. For example, cookies allow us to tailor a Web site or advertisement to better match your interests and preferences. Most Internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. ATS does not collect personally identifiable information automatically, but we may tie information collected automatically to your previously submitted personally identifiable information.
We passively collect information to understand what areas of the Web Site are most popular, which areas may require improvement and what technologies are being used by our visitors. This information helps us to update and improve the Web Site. We also use this information for security purposes, to detect and to block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment.
2. HOW ATS USES YOUR INFORMATION
ATS uses your personal information to enhance the operation of the Web Site and allow you to use all of its features.
Your contact information (billing, shipping and e-mail addresses) and financial information will be used for the purposes for which you supplied it to us (e.g., registering with the Web Site, processing orders, etc.), to send you related notices or promotional materials and to respond to your comments or requests for information. If you direct comments to us or you request information from us, we may ask you to verify where you are doing business so that we can be assured that the response or information we provide is appropriate for that geographic location. We may also enhance or merge personally identifiable information with data obtained from third parties for the same purposes.
ATS will not give or sell your personally identifiable information to any outside organization for the organization’s own use without your consent. ATS may disclose your personal information to the reputable vendors that assist us in processing information or delivering the items that our customers order. These vendors are restricted from using the information for any purpose other than helping us to provide products and services.
ATS does not otherwise distribute to third parties your personally identifiable information. ATS, however, will have no liability for disclosure of information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized intervention of third parties.
ATS may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, online traffic patterns and related information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information. ATS also will disclose any information that it is required to disclose by law or by an appropriate government authority.
Although ATS does not currently rent, sell, or otherwise share your information with third parties for purposes unrelated to this site, it may do so in the future. If you do not want your information to be shared, you should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. CHOICES YOU HAVE ABOUT HOW ATS USES YOUR INFORMATION
We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
- You may view and modify the personal information you have provided to us by submitting an email with your name, company name, telephone, email address and fax number to email@example.com. Please specify the name of the Web Site to which you submitted the information. If you have forgotten your password please forward an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You may also send us an e-mail message at email@example.com, to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. To protect your privacy, we will only respond to e-mail messages sent from the e-mail address you used to set up your account. Should you elect to have your information deleted, we will also delete your user account.
- If you do not wish us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties, please tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also opt out of receiving marketing messages from ATS by notifying us at that email address
4. HOW ATS PROTECTS YOUR INFORMATION
We use both technical and procedural methods to protect the integrity and security of the personal information in our databases. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. If you have access to password-protected features, never share your password with anyone else, notify us promptly if you believe your password security has been breached, and remember to log off of this Web Site before you leave your computer. We further urge you to be careful about giving out personal information in public areas of this site like chat rooms or bulletin boards. When you provide information in these forums you do so at your own risk. The information you share may be viewed by any user of this Web Site.
This Web Site contains links to other Web sites operated by third parties that may be of interest to you. We cannot control these third party sites, which may collect personal information from you. When you follow a link and leave this site, you do so at your own risk.
5. WHAT ATS DOES ABOUT CHILDREN VISITING THE WEB SITE
The Web Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information from site visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose online. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us via e-mail at email@example.com if they would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child’s information from our databases.
6. HOW YOU CAN CONTACT ATS
If you have submitted personally identifiable information through the Web Site or an interactive advertisement, or if someone else has submitted your personally identifiable information through the Web Site or an interactive advertisement, and you would like to have that information deleted from our marketing databases, please contact us via e-mail a firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then use reasonable efforts to remove your personally identifiable information from our files. You also may contact us to request the personally identifiable information that ATS has collected about you through the Web Site or interactive advertisements. ATS will use reasonable efforts to supply you with this information and correct any factual inaccuracies in this information.