We do not collect Personal Information (as defined below) about you unless you voluntarily submit that information to us such as through our contact pages, by email, when you chat with us, by seeking employment with us, or through some other means. “Personal Information” may include your name, the company you work for, postal address, email address, telephone number, and other personally identifiable information you provide.
When you visit or use the website, we may automatically collect certain non-personally identifying information about you, such as your internet protocol (IP) address, the type of browser or device operating system you use, the domain name of the website from which you linked to us, the amount of time you spend on the website, the pages on the website that you view and similar data. We may also aggregate information collected from our users (such as the number of users in a particular region or having particular characteristics).
Information Usage & Disclosure
We will use and disclose your Personal Information as described herein, unless you have specifically consented to another type of use, either at the time the Personal Information is collected from you or through some other form of consent from you or notification to you:
- We will use Personal Information to operate and improve the website and to provide you with any specific services that you have requested.
- We may use your Personal Information to respond to your direct inquires.
- We will use your Personal Information to add you to our mailing lists, to send you emails from time to time, and to inform you of services and product updates, new products and other related information from AWI.
- We may permit our vendors and service providers (such as our payment processors, email service provider, host providers, personnel management service providers) to access your Personal Information in connection with performing services for us.
- We may disclose Personal Information as required by law or legal process.
- We may disclose Personal Information to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or the policies for the website.
- We may transfer your Personal Information in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding or the sale, merger or change of control of AWI or the division responsible for the services with which your Personal Information is associated.
Cookies & Similar Technologies
We may also use and place cookies on your device from our third-party service providers in connection with the website, such as an analytics provider that helps us manage and analyze website usage. An example of such third-party is Google Analytics, which we use to collect and analyze demographic and other information, and through which Google will collect certain information to be used according to Google’s privacy practices. To opt-out of the use of Google Analytics, click here. We use session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. Our persistent cookie remains active on your hard drive until they expire or are deleted.
Third parties may use information collected about you on the website in connection with their own information to deliver targeted advertising to you when you visit other websites. Cookies, described above, may be used in this process. For example, if you are searching for information on a particular product or service, our vendor may cause an advertisement to appear on other websites you view with information on that product. This form of advertising is called “behavioral advertising” or “interest-based advertising.” We believe that such advertising is helpful because you will see ads that are relevant to your interests. We comply with the self-regulatory principles for online behavioral advertising set forth by the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). You can opt-out of behavioral advertising from certain providers at aboutads.info/consumers.
Do Not Track
Please note that we do not respond to or honor “do not track” (a/k/a/ DNT) signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
What Opt-Out Rights & Choices Do I Have?
As noted above, you may opt-out of or restrict the placement of cookies on your device or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. To opt-out of the use of Google Analytics, click here. By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website or some of its functionality may be affected.
You can opt-out of targeted advertising from certain providers at aboutads.info/consumers. Please note that by opting out, you will continue to see generic advertising that is not tailored to your specific interests and activities. To be clear, cookie-based opt-outs must be performed on each device and browser that you wish to have opted-out.
You may also request access to your Personal Information (if you have provided it to us through the website) and information about our collection, use and disclosure of that information by using the contact information provided below. Unless prohibited by law or legal process, you will be given reasonable access to your Personal Information, entitlement to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your Personal Information, and the ability to have it amended as appropriate. You can help us maintain the accuracy of your Personal Information by keeping your account information up-to-date or notifying us of any changes to it.
Can I Access & Correct My Personal Information?
To request access or to correct the information we have about you, please send a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. AWI will respond within 45 days.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides California residents with the additional rights listed below.
Right to Know
You have the right to know and see what data we have collected about you over the past 12 months, including:
- The categories of personal information we have collected about you;
- The categories of sources from which the personal information is collected;
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information;
- The categories of third parties with whom we have shared your personal information; and
- The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
Right to Delete
You have the right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you. There are a number of exceptions, however, that include, but are not limited to, when the information is necessary for us or a third party to do any of the following:
- Complete your transaction;
- Provide you a good or service;
- Perform a contract between us and you;
- Protect your security and prosecute those responsible for breaching it;
- Fix our system in the case of a bug;
- Protect the free speech rights of you or other users;
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et seq.);
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interests that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws;
- Comply with a legal obligation; or
- Make other internal and lawful uses of the information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
You can request certain information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. This request is free and may be made once a year. You also have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of the rights listed above.
Exercising Your California Privacy Rights
To request access to or deletion of your personal information, or to exercise any other data rights under California law, please contact us using one of the following methods:
Email: You may write to us to exercise rights. Please include your full name, email address, phone number, and state of residence, along with the right you wish to exercise, so that we can process your request in an efficient manner. Please email us at email@example.com.
Phone: You may phone us to exercise rights. Please include your full name, email address, phone number, and state of residence, along with the right you wish to exercise, so that we can process your request in an efficient manner. Please phone us at 1-866-I-OPT-OUT (1-866-467-8688) and enter Service Code 719.
We aim to respond to a consumer request for access or deletion within as soon as possible. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
By submitting a Do Not Sell My Personal Information Request, the personal information that you provide will be used to determine what data, if any, is maintained within our systems.
By submitting this form, I confirm that I am the person whose name appears on the form, I am a resident of California, and that the information I have provided is accurate. I understand that Andrews Wharton Inc. may contact me to validate my identity. I consent to having Andrews Wharton Inc. collect and store my information provided to maintain a suppression list.
How Is My Information Kept Secure?
We protect information we collect about you by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to user data retained in our servers, however, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information provided online. We take reasonable precautions to protect your information both online and offline. The servers on which we store data are kept in a secure environment.
How Long is My Information Retained?
We will retain your information for as long as your account or inquiry is active or as needed to provide you with the website or any requested services, and for a reasonable time thereafter in accordance with our standard procedures or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. Even if we delete some or all of your Personal Information, we may continue to retain and use aggregate or anonymous data previously collected and/or anonymize or aggregate your Personal Information. Please note that we will not be liable for disclosures of your data due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties.
As a convenience to you, we may provide links to third-party websites or services from within the website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party websites or services, and by providing a link we are not endorsing or promoting such third-party websites or services. When you link away from our website, you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to read the policies and terms of every website or service you visit.
Social Networking Services
The website may integrate with social networking services. You understand that we do not control such services and are not liable for the manner in which they operate. While we may provide you with the ability to use such services in connection with our website, we are doing so merely as an accommodation and, like you, are relying upon those third-party services to operate properly and fairly.
Information Relating to Minors
Communications with Us or Through Our Website
By providing us your email address, you expressly consent to receive emails from us. We may use email to communicate with you, to send information that you have requested or to send information about other services provided by us. Any communication or material you transmit to us by email or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, are and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Except to the extent expressly covered by this policy, anything you transmit or post may be used by us for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting.
How Will I Know About Changes to This Policy?
Cross Border Transfers