August Research Systems, Inc. (“ARS”) respects your privacy. We do not collect personally-identifying information from site visitors unless voluntarily provided in the course of your interactions with our websites, software, products and/or services. This information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your e-mail address and any other information you provide while using our software, purchasing a product or service, requesting assistance, commenting on our blog or participating in our discussion forums.
Like most websites, AugustRS.com (“Website”) does collect non-personally-identifying information such as your browser type, operating system, language preference, referring site and the date, time and duration of visits. This information is used periodically, in aggregate form, for reporting, trend analysis and marketing optimization efforts.
Data use and protection
ARS may collect personal information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to:
- When Users visit our site, leave a comment or fill out a form
- In connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Website
We collect personal identification information from Users who voluntarily submit such information to us. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, their name, organization name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number and/or other contact information. Personally-identifying information provided to ARS is used for purposes of processing orders, rendering services and/or responding to your information request(s), except where otherwise provided by law (e.g. in connection with pending litigation). This information is disclosed to employees, contractors, payment processors and affiliated organizations as needed; we will not disclose your personal information to other parties in any form unless we have obtained your consent, believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to protect the property or rights of ARS, third parties or the public at large, or are legally required to do so. ARS employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using this website you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
For Users who register on our Website, we also store personal information provided in your user profile. Users can view, edit, or delete user profile information at any time (except Users cannot change their username) through the “My Account” link. Website administrators can also see and edit user profile information. If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Personal Information and other user submitted content is retained indefinitely at the discretion of ARS. Analytics data (if any) is typically retained for one (1) year.
In the event of an ownership transfer, data collected by ARS may be transferred as an asset to the acquiring entity(ies). Use of this website is an acknowledgement by you that such transfers may occur, and that the acquiring entity(ies) may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Right of access, correction and cancellation
You have the right to review and amend your personal data at any time. You can also request the removal of your personally-identifying information from our records. To initiate these actions, please send an email to the address provided below.
Data provided by children
ARS does not knowingly collect, process or maintain personally-identifying information related to individuals under the age of 13 without prior, verifiable consent from his or her legal representative. Such representatives have the right, upon request, to view information provided by the child, and/or to request that such information be removed from our records.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Third party websites/services
Users may find content on our Website that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers or other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Website. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
If you post a comment on the Website, an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
This Website may also use an analytics service (Google Analytics) to collect data regarding User interactions with the Website. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor (aka. User) interactions. Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). Users may disable cookies or delete individual cookies. In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that — once installed and enabled — disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits.
ARS reserves the right to modify its privacy policies at any time. Visitors are encouraged to check this page regularly for updates; continued use of this Website after changes are made to this privacy statement will constitute your acceptance of such changes.