“Personal Information” is any information that enables us to identify You, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as your name, identification number, location data, online identifier, or one or more factors specific to you. Personal Information includes “Sensitive Personal Information” and “Pseudonymized Personal Information” but excludes anonymous information or information that has had the identity of an individual permanently removed.
Atorus takes personal privacy seriously. The purpose of this Policy is to clearly explain our privacy practices, and how and why we collect, use, and share your personal information so that you can make informed decisions when you visit or use our websites.
Atorus Research (in this Policy we may also say “Atorus,” “we,” “us,” or “our” to refer to ourselves) is the organization responsible for collecting, using, and sharing your personal information when you visit or use our websites. If you have any questions or concerns about how Atorus does these things, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Policy only applies to Atorus’ websites. Our websites may refer or link to other sites and resources. We are not responsible for how other sites collect and use your information, even if they link to, or from, Atorus. If you access any of these sites, this Policy will no longer apply. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of all the websites you visit so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information.
We are located in, and conduct our business from, the United States. Our data collection activities take place in the U.S.
Why We Collect Your Personal Information
Atorus collects and uses your personal information in order to understand how you use our websites, to manage and improve how our websites work, and to deliver services that you have requested.
We use your personal information to let you know of other products or services that we provide, or that are provided buy our affiliates. Sometimes we use your information to contact you about participating in opinion surveys or market research that we conduct to evaluate current services or new services we are thinking of offering.
We keep track of which of our websites and pages our users visit in order to understand which of our services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising to visitors whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Some of these decisions are automatic, based on the data we collect.
How We Collect and Use Your Personal Information
- General and Automatic Collection
Atorus will collect your personal information when you:
- Visit our websites
- Register on our websites
- Respond to one of our surveys
- Fill out one of our online forms
We won’t collect your personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by visiting and engaging in activities on our website. You can always refuse to provide personal information on our site, although this may limit how certain website features work or whether you can use them. Some personal information will be collected automatically when you visit our sites:
- IP address
- Browser type
- Domain names
- Times you visited or used site features
- Pages you have viewed and links you have clicked
- Websites that referred you to our sites
You can opt out of receiving announcements, or any other communications from Atorus at any time and for any reason by contacting us at email@example.com.
Our websites use “cookies” to enhance user experience. Cookies are small text files that your web browser may store locally on your hard drive to keep records of your information of how you use the website. Some cookies are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser. Other cookies are persistent and remain on your hard drive even after you close the browser. Cookies can be read and analyzed by third parties to understand how people are interacting with one or more websites.
While you cannot directly control the cookies we store when you visit our websites, you can configure your browser to alert you to when cookies are used, and to refuse or delete some or all of the cookies that your browser stores. If you choose to limit cookies, you may also limit certain functions of our websites.
Communicating With You
To the extent that the law allows, we can use your personal information to communicate with you directly about our business and the services we offer. Where required, we will get your permission before communicating with you. Examples of how we communicate with you include:
- Sending you emails
- Sending newsletters and articles
- Sending promotions or special offers
- Notifying you of things related to our services (like technical or security notices)
- Administrative communications necessary to run our business
Sharing Your Personal Information
We share personal information with our trusted partners. These partners are required to maintain the confidentiality of the shared information, and they are prohibited from using it except to provide specific services to Atorus, including:
- Perform statistical analysis of how people use our sites
- Send email and postal mail as part of marketing campaigns
- Provide you with customer support
- Arrange for deliveries
Atorus does not sell, rent, or lease your personal information, nor do we transfer your personal information internationally as part of our normal business activities.
We will disclose your personal information, without notifying you, only when we are required to by law or when we believe in good faith that disclosing the information:
- Answers a legal requirement imposed on Atorus or the site
- Protects and defends our rights and property, without violating any restrictions on disclosing the information
- Will protect people’s personal safety or the safety of the public
Protecting Your Personal Information
We have programs and processes in place to protect your personal data against loss, theft, and unauthorized access or disclosure, as well as a dedicated data protection officer responsible for security and privacy. Our information security program includes physical, technological, and administrative measures. Our websites use encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, to protect information transmitted to and from our sites. Collected personal information is contained in secure networks and access to your information is limited to only the people with special access rights.
You may contact our Data Protection Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Long We Keep Your Personal Information
We retain your personal information for only as long as necessary to meet the specific needs for which we collected it, including legal and reporting requirements. If we collect your personal information in order to identify you as a current or potential client or customer, as part of running our business, we will dispose of your information within a reasonable period after we determine you are no longer a current or potential client or customer.
Changes to This Statement
Atorus will occasionally update this Policy and we encourage you to periodically review the Policy to stay up to date on how we use and protect your personal information. If we are in contact with you and we make a change to this Policy that is, in our opinion, materially important, we will notify you by email at the email address we have on file.
Your Acceptance of This Policy
By using our websites you accept this Policy. If you do not agree with any part of the Policy, please do not use our websites. Continuing to use our websites after we have announced changes to this Policy indicates that you have accepted those changes as well.
We welcome your questions or comments regarding this Policy. If you believe that we have not followed this Policy, please contact us at email@example.com.
Effective as of June 12, 2020