AU is based, and this website is hosted, in the United States of America. If User is from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law and User is registering an account on the Website, visiting the Website, purchasing products or services from AI or the Website, or otherwise using the Website, please note that any personally identifiable information that User provides to AU will be transferred to the United States. Any such personally identifiable information provided will be processed and stored in the United States by AU or a service provider acting on its behalf. By providing your personally identifiable information, User hereby specifically and expressly consents to such transfer and processing and the uses and disclosures set forth herein.
AU may use technologies such as “cookies” or “web beacons” to track how Users use the Website. A cookie is a piece of software that a web server can store on Users’ computers and use to identify Users should they visit the Website again. A web beacon is a type of technology that can be placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on the website or email. Users may adjust their web browser software if they do not wish to accept cookies. AU may collect and store personal information locally on Users’ devices through browser web storage, such as HTML 5, and application data caches. AU may use third party advertising networks to serve advertisements on the Website. The technologies such as cookies or web beacons received with such advertisements, including banner or video advertisements, served by these networks are used to collect and build anonymous behavioral profiles by these companies to deliver targeted advertisements and tracking referrals, and AU generally does not have access to this information.
AU may use personally identifiable information collected through the Website and by subscribers to AU services for the specific purposes for which the information was collected, to process purchases and sales of products or services offered via the Website, to track and record User use of the Subscription Content, if any, including completion of certain training and education programs, to report such records to User and other entities subscribing to AU services, to provide customer service and respond to questions regarding the Website, products or services offered on the Website, and other specific inquiries, to contact Users regarding products and services offered by AU, its parent, and other related companies and its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners, to create custom content for User and/or the entity to whom User’s account relates, to develop, modify and/or enhance the Website and its content, to support and enhance academic research, academic development and other academic purposes, and otherwise to enhance Users’ experience with AI and such affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. AU may also use information collected through the Website for research regarding the effectiveness of the Website and its content, including the Subscription Content, and the business planning, marketing, advertising and sales efforts of AU, its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners.
Disclosure of Information
AU may disclose personally identifiable information collected from Users to the subscriber entities to whom Users’ account relate. Upon request by (a) a User or (b) a subscriber entity wishing to associate such User with such User’s consent, AU may disclose personally identifiable information about a User to a subscriber to AI services previously unassociated with a User. AU may disclose personally identifiable information collected from Users to its parent, subsidiary and other related companies, trusted affiliates, independent contractors, business partners and academic partners who will use the information for the purposes outlined above, as necessary to provide the services offered by AU and to provide the Website itself, and for the specific purposes for which the information was collected. AU may disclose personally identifiable information at the request of law enforcement or governmental agencies or in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process, to establish, protect or exercise AU’s legal or other rights or to defend against a legal claim or as otherwise required or allowed by law. AU may disclose personally identifiable information in order to protect the rights, property or safety of a User or any other person. AU may disclose personally identifiable information to investigate or prevent a violation by User of any contractual or other relationship with AI or the perpetration of any illegal or harmful activity. AU may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from Users to investors and potential partners. Finally, AU may disclose or transfer personally identifiable information collected from Users in connection with or in contemplation of a sale of its assets or business or a merger, consolidation or other reorganization of its business.
AU may choose to disclose nonpublic personal information about a User to third parties for compensation. For example, AU may disclose a User’s zip code and email address to a sponsor or an underwriter of a portion of a User’s Subscription Fee to permit the delivery of advertisements targeted to the User.
Personal Information Provided as Part of User Content
If a User includes such User’s personally identifiable information as part of the User Content that such User posts to the Website, such information may be made available to any parties using the Website and/or such User Content. AU does not edit or otherwise remove such information from User Content before it is posted on the Website. If a User does not wish to have such User’s personally identifiable information made available in this manner, such User must remove any such information from the User Content before posting. User contact information (which may include, without limitation, a User’s username and email address) may be included with any User Content that a User posts via the Website. AU is not liable for any damages caused or incurred due to personally identifiable information made available in the foregoing manners.
Security of Information
Information about Users that is maintained on AU’s systems is protected using industry standard security measures. However, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and AU cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on or transmitted from its systems will be completely secure. AU is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures relating to the Website by any Users or third parties.
Correcting, Updating, Accessing or Removing Personal Information
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits Users that are residents of California to request certain information regarding AI’s disclosures of personally identifiable information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If User is a California resident and would like to make such a request, please email AI at info@armoryUP.org.