EFFECTIVE DATE: APRIL 1, 2011
NOTICE CONCERNING CHILDREN. The Site is a “general audience website”, and Aarki does not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Information from persons under 13 years of age and does not direct the Site, the Services or any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then you may not use or access the Site or the Services at any time or in any manner. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a user of the Site or Services is under age 13 or if we learn or have reason to suspect that Personal Information of persons under age 13 has been collected on the Site or through the Services without verifiable parental consent, we will take steps to promptly delete any such Personal Information.
INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY AARKI. In operating the Site and providing the Services, Aarki may collect certain information, including without limitation the following:
PERSONAL INFORMATION. When you sign up for an account at the Site or register for any Services, Aarki may ask you for personally identifiable information including but not limited to your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, contact preferences and credit card or other billing information (“Personal Information”).
AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION. Our servers automatically recognize information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website, which may include information such as the domain names and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors to the Site, as well as the browser type and the date and time of the browser’s access to the Site. No Personal Information about you is revealed in this process and we generally treat information collected by such process as non-Personal Information. However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered Personal Information by local law, we treat these identifiers as Personal Information. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer.
COOKIES. From time to time, we may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows us to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to the Site. Cookies help us to understand user behavior, and learn which areas of the Site are useful and which areas need improvement. We do not set any Personal Information in cookies, nor do we employ any data capture mechanisms on the Site other than cookies. We treat information collected by cookies as non-Personal Information. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at the Site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. You may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
COMMUNICATIONS. When you send email or other communications to Aarki, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
ANONYMOUS INFORMATION. We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic, but we do not examine this information for Personal Information. In addition, we may (subject to “AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION” above) use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our Site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
SALE OF INFORMATION. In order to accommodate changes in our business, we may sell, buy or otherwise transfer portions of our company or other companies or assets, including the information collected through this Site. 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 substantially all of the assets of Aarki, user information (including Personal Information) will be one of the assets transferred to the transferee.
OPTING-OUT AND OPTING-IN. Aarki may use non-Personal Information that we collect in mobile apps to tailor advertising to you in other mobile apps and sites. You can opt out of cross-app and cross-site use of non-Personal Information:
To opt-out of our mailing list, please click unsubscribe in the body of the email communication. You are able to opt-in at any time.
REMOVAL OF INFORMATION. When you request us to delete your account for the Services, your data will be permanently expunged from our primary production servers and further access to your account will not be possible. However, portions of your data may remain on our production servers indefinitely. Your data may also remain on a backup server or media. Aarki keeps these backups to ensure our continued ability to provide the Services to you in the event of malfunction or damage to our primary production servers. We also reserve the right to use any aggregated or anonymous data derived from or incorporating your personal information.
RETENTION OF INFORMATION. Aarki will retain 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 Aarki’s relationship with you.
Aarki has implemented and maintains administrative, technical and physical security measures to help prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, loss, theft, misuse, destruction and alteration of your Personal Information, but we cannot guarantee that such measures will prevent any unauthorized access, disclosure, loss, theft, misuse, destruction or alteration of your Personal Information. Aarki will notify you of any suspected or confirmed unauthorized access, disclosure, loss, theft, misuse, destruction or alteration of your Personal Information to the extent required by and in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. We may attempt to notify you so that you can take appropriate protective steps, or we may post a notice on the Site if a security breach occurs.
WEBSITE AREAS BEYOND AARKI’S CONTROL
PUBLIC FORUMS. The Site may include interactive forums such as bulletin boards and blogs. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information. Aarki will not be liable for any disclosure of your Personal Information or other information as a result of your use of any such public forums, that you display publicly or that becomes publicly known as a result of your actions.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES. The Site may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit any other websites other than the Site, we will not be responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and you shall bear all risk of access to such websites. It is solely your responsibility to review the privacy and usage policies at those websites and confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.
CONTACT INFORMATION AND POLICY UPDATES
CONTACTING US. If you have any questions about this Policy, or our practices related to this Site, please feel to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.