As is true of most websites, ARS may gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information, which does not identify you, includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We may use this information to track user habits and improve the functionality of the Site as a result of our observations.
Collection and Use of Personal Data
Your privacy is important to ARS. We at times collect, retain and utilize Personal Data about you to operate our business and to make services and other opportunities available to you. The term “Personal Data” means personally identifiable information that ARS obtains about you, including your name, social security number, telephone number, physical address and email address. If you are a Bidder, you may provide your payment card information through our on Bid portal. Your payment card information is also considered Personal Data for purposes of this Policy. We recognize and respect your privacy concerns about your Personal Data. We obtain Personal Data in a variety of ways (for example, directly from your Site registration, from your other transactions or experiences with ARS or its affiliates or from other third parties).
Disclosure of Information
Except as indicated within this Policy, we will not sell, rent or transfer your Personal Data to or otherwise share your Personal Data with third parties. We may share or transfer your Personal Data as directed to do so by you.
We may otherwise transfer Personal Data to third party vendors who assist us in operating the Site. For example, a third party consultant might have access to your Personal Data in the course of providing database management services to ARS. We require all ARS vendors to operate under applicable federal and state laws regarding consumer privacy and data security.
We may also disclose Personal Data about you as required or permitted by law, including to comply with legal process (for example, we may disclose your information as necessary to comply with an authorized civil, criminal or regulatory investigation).
We may, in our sole discretion, share or transfer your Personal Data in the event of a business transition as described below under “Business Transitions,” to protect and defend our rights or property, or for resolving disputes, inquiries or complaints with respect to your use of the Site.
Links to Other Sites
You should know that while visiting the Site, you can be directed, through links, to other websites that are beyond ARS’s control. ARS is not responsible for the privacy practices and policies of such websites.
Maintenance of Accurate Information
We have established procedures to correct inaccurate information in a timely manner. If you have any reason to believe that Personal Data about you that is stored and maintained by us is incorrect, please contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Protection of Personal Data
We strive to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of your Personal Data in our databases and to protect the privacy and security of our databases and the data we collect. Any Personal Data that you provide to us will be stored on our computer network servers. We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your Personal Data. The security measures in place on the Site and computer systems aim to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information you provide to us. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the security of your information, please email us at email@example.com
In the event ARS explores or enters into a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Data might be disclosed to the other company, and might be included among the assets transferred. You will be notified via this Site of any such change in ownership or control of your Personal Data.
If we decide to change this Policy, we will post the changes at this Site and at other places we deem appropriate. We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time, so please review it frequently.
This Policy is effective as of March 13, 2017.