Abt Associates, Inc.
Corporate Website Privacy Notice
Revised as of 5/14/13
This Privacy Notice provides important information about your privacy in connection with your use of the Abt Associates Corporation websites. Please review it carefully. Your continued use of this website constitutes your agreement with this Privacy Notice and any subsequent updates.
Our Commitment to Privacy
At Abt Associates your privacy is important to us. We are committed to complying with all applicable federal, state, local, and International privacy laws and regulations. We strive to provide an environment in which our employees, customers, stockholders, and partners trust us to handle personal information responsibly. We provide this privacy notice as part of our commitment to privacy by describing what personal information we collect, how we use it, how we protect it, and with whom we share it.
Scope of This Notice
This notice applies to all visitors to our corporate website and any affiliated websites that may be sponsored by the Corporation.
What Information We Collect and How We Use It
While visiting our website you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information in order to access our Services or to accomplish the goal of your site visit. For example, if you are exploring career opportunities you may be asked to provide your email address, residence, education, work experience, and other personal information typically found on a résumé. If you place an order for an Abt Associates publication, we will ask for personal information, such as your address or payment information, to place your order. The specific information that you may choose to provide will depend on the nature of the transaction to be completed and is always voluntary.
In order to use the Services, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, a user may be required to give contact information such as first and last name, company name, address, email address, job function, phone number, mobile number, URL and/or IP addresses. We use this information to verify the ownership of servers, URL, and IP addresses, to do non-invasive informational testing of users’ servers, and to contact the user about Services for which they have expressed interest. In order to use the Services, users must provide a username and password.
Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Session IDs, IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifying information in our database, except as entered by the user during registration. Session IDs and IP addresses entered during registration time by the user are tied to personally identifying information to enable the provision of our Services.
Cookies and Other Website Technical Considerations
Our website uses modern web application methods that result in the automatic collection and storage of certain data that some may consider to be personal or personally identifiable information. This includes your Internet Protocol or IP addresses, type of browser that you use, and other technical data about your computing environment. This information is stored in server logs that we maintain and review for the purpose of improving and supporting the secure operation of our website. We use “cookies” on our website to enhance the experience of our visitors, such as retaining user preferences between sessions. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer. Cookies cannot be used to deliver viruses to your computer, they are uniquely assigned to you, and our cookies can only be read by our web servers. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies or, if you prefer, you can modify your web browser settings to decline all cookies or selectively decline cookies as they are offered. Our website may contain links to other websites. You should carefully review the privacy notices and practices of other websites, as we cannot control or be responsible for the privacy practices of sites not affiliated with Abt Associates.
In the event that Abt goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling all or part of its assets, users’ personally identifying information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
How We Protect Your Information
We use reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide to us against loss, misuse, or unauthorized access. All personal information that we collect is protected using industry standard computer security and industrial security practices.
With Whom We Share Your Information
Information collected from you by Abt Associates will not be shared with third parties for purposes other than in support of Abt Associates operations and as necessary to facilitate the purpose for which you provided it. In some cases we may share the information with service providers retained by the Corporation to provide services on its behalf. Your information may also be shared under the following circumstances (i) if we are required to do so by law enforcement authorities or government agencies, and (ii) in connection with investigations or other efforts to prevent illegal activities or pertaining to public safety.
Cross Border Data Transfer
Abt Associates is a United States corporation with operations in many other countries. Your use of this website constitutes your consent for any cross-border data transfer resulting from such use.
Abt Associates websites are not designed with the intent to attract the collection of information from children under the age of 13. We ask that children under the age of 13 not submit any personal information to us while viewing our website.
Links to Other Web Sites
Notification of Changes
How to Contact us
If you have questions relating to this Privacy Notice, or for any questions you might have about our privacy practices, please contact our Webmaster at email@example.com.