Effective Date December 2013
Personal Information may be requested and collected offline and at various locations and on various forms on our Sites, including, but not limited to: registration forms for newsletters and other e-mail communications; registration for membership to the Sites; registration for participation in contests, sweepstakes, auctions, surveys or other promotions that may be offered on the Sites; when you submit an inquiry via the Sites; when you purchase a product from the Sites; when you register your product warranty information; or when you communicate or otherwise interact with us via the Sites or otherwise. You may always elect not to submit Personal Information, however, as a result, you may not be able to access certain features and functionalities of the Sites’.
If you have registered as a member of any of the Sites, you may update or modify some of the information that you actively provided through the Sites, including your contact information and e-mail marketing preferences. You may do this by logging into your member account. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us.
Passive Collection of Information. In addition to the Personal Information that you actively provide to us, we or our third party service providers may use a variety of technologies to automatically collect information about you when you use the Sites and when you use certain third party sites (see “Network Advertising and Retargeting,” below). This information may include demographic information, browser type, operating system, IP address, mobile device identifiers and other information. This information may also include clickstream data, which is information about the page-by-page paths you take as you browse through the Sites and certain third party sites. Some third parties may also collect Personal Information when you visit the Sites or other online websites and services.
The methods that we and our service providers may use to automatically collect such information include the following:
- Web Beacons and Pixels: We may include small graphic images called web beacons, also known as “Internet tags” or “clear gifs,” or pixels in our web pages and e-mail messages. We may use web beacons, pixels or similar technologies for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count the number of visitors to the Sites, to monitor how users navigate the Sites, to count how many e-mails that we sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed, and for third party marketing as described below in “Network Advertising and Retargeting.”
- Embedded Scripts: An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Sites. It is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from our web server or a third party we work with, is active only while you are connected to the Sites, and is deleted or deactivated thereafter.
- Software Downloads: We may obtain information about your usage of products we have sold to you after you download software from us that helps you to track your ink usage and allows us to monitor your printing patterns. See also the discussion of the Ask.com Toolbar below.
Use of Personal Information. ACS may use your Personal Information, whether collected online or offline, and whether collected actively or passively (as described above in “Passive Collection of Information”): (1) to provide you with information or services, or process transactions that you have requested or agreed to receive; (2) to process your registration with the Sites, including verifying that your e-mail address is active and valid; (3) to improve the Sites or our services, to customize your experience on the Sites, or with your consent to serve you specific content that is relevant to you; (4) to market products and services to you; (5) to contact you with regard to your use of the Sites and, in our discretion, changes to our policies; (6) for internal business purposes; and (7) for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your Personal Information.
Opting Out Of Receiving Commercial E-mail Correspondence from ACS. ACS provides several means for you to opt-out of receiving commercial e-mails from ACS. If you do not wish to receive e-mail notices regarding our products or services, you may opt-out at the time you provide your Personal Information to us. Otherwise, at any other time you may opt-out calling (262) 942-8572 and verbally requesting to be unsubscribed, or through any commercial e-mail you receive from Absolute Computer Systems by selecting the “unsubscribe” or similar option included with each e-mail. To opt-out of direct mailings, we will provide you with a postage paid opt-out card with any promotional offers we mail to you.
Some browsers have a “do not track” feature. For more information about Do Not Track, see http://allaboutdnt.com/.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a “Promotion”) through the Sites that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to the terms, conditions or official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the Promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, your Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion’s official rules, such as on a winners list.
Disclosure of Information. Except as otherwise provided herein, Absolute Computer Systems does not share, rent, or sell any Personal Information it collects to any third party for third party marketing or solicitations purposes. We may, in our sole discretion, share with third parties information that is not associated with your name or identity, such as website usage information, non-personally identifiable demographic information, and aggregate user statistics. We may share Personal Information with third parties as described at the time you provide the information and under the following circumstances:
- Business Transfers: Absolute Computer Systems may share Personal Information with its subsidiaries and affiliates for internal business purposes. Absolute Computer Systems also reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer all information collected, whether through or in connection with the Sites or otherwise, including Personal Information, to third parties in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, sale (including a liquidation, realization, foreclosure or repossession), lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance or financing of all or any portion of Absolute Computer Systems or of any of the business or assets or shares of Absolute Computer Systems or a subsidiary or division thereof in order for you to continue to receive the same products and services from the third party.
Information You Provide About Others. We may also provide you opportunities to submit certain Personal Information about other individuals as permitted under applicable law. For instance, you may choose to send a notice through the Sites to a friend regarding products or content offered by the Sites. Please note that any such notices we send to third parties on your behalf will appear to be sent by you and not Absolute Computer Systems. You agree that you will not abuse this feature by entering names, addresses, e-mail addresses or other Personal Information of individuals who you know or ought to know would not be interested in Absolute Computer Systems’ products and/or for whom you have not obtained prior consent. We will not use the Personal Information of these individuals for any other purpose without their consent except in connection with legal and safety obligations set forth above.
Children’s Privacy Protection. Absolute Computer Systems is aware of the heightened need to protect the privacy of children under the age of 13. The Sites are not intended for children and are not targeted to children under the age of 13. Absolute Computer Systems does not knowingly collect data from children and, if we learn that we have received identifying information from a user under the age of 13, we will delete this information.
Third Party Websites. There may be hyperlinks on the Sites to other websites or locations that are operated and controlled by third parties (“Third Party Websites”). These Third Party Websites may use their own cookies, web beacons and other technology to independently collect information about you. In addition, these Third Party Websites may solicit Personal Information from you. We make no representations regarding the policies or business practices of such Third Party Websites and encourage you to familiarize yourself with their privacy policies before providing them with your Personal Information.
Your California Privacy Rights (as provided by California Civil Code Section 1798.83). When California customers provide personal information to a business, they have the right to request certain disclosures if that business shares personal information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Once per calendar year the customer may request that the business provide a list of companies with which it shares personal information for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, and a list of the categories of personal information that the business shares. Instead of responding to such requests, however, a company may choose to comply with this law by establishing and publishing on its website a policy of not disclosing a customer’s personal information to such third parties unless the customer affirmatively agrees to such disclosures, or a policy of not disclosing a customer’s personal information to such third parties if the customer has exercised an option that prevents that information from being disclosed to third parties for those purposes. Thus, a company may comply with the law by notifying the customer of his or her right to prevent disclosure of personal information and providing a cost free means to exercise that right.
California customers may request information about our compliance with this law by using the contact us form, which will send an email to the appropriate parties. Any such inquiry must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this contact us form.
Security. Absolute Computer Systems retains your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws, and your consent to such purposes(s) remains valid after termination of our relationship with you. Absolute Computer Systems takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure Personal Information. However, no data transmission over the Internet, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information we collect, and you use our Sites and provide us with your information at your own risk.
Absolute Computer Systems
8719 Sheridan Road
Kenosha, WI 53143