Last updated: October 5, 2021
This Section 1 summary does not replace the contents of our formal policy below, but was prepared as an overview and for additional clarification.
1.1 If you are a client or a prospective client, we may request personal and other types of data from you for the purpose of doing business with you and providing our services to you.
1.2 If we enter into a business relationship with you, we may keep your details with your permission so that we can contact you about our services, our company or our people. You can ask us to stop at any time.
1.3 If you have expressed interest in being an ABI employee, Human Resources will keep, process and share your profile data with hiring managers so we can match your skills and credentials to opportunities within our organization.
1.4 We will use all reasonable processes, systems and good practices available to us to protect your data from unauthorized persons. We will never share your personal data with third parties without your express consent, and ABI does not and will not sell your personal information.
1.5 We use ‘cookies’ on our website to understand how visitors use the Site. Although it is possible to link analytical data with individual Internet Service Providers (“ISP’s”), we do not do this in practice.
1.6 If you have any comments, questions or concerns about this policy or how we store, process and use data, please contact ABI’s Data Protection Officer at email@example.com.
ABI is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy explains how we use any personal information that you provide to us through our Site. We may change this policy at any time, but we will post any changes on this page.
2.1 Why do we collect information?
We collect information about you for the following reasons:
- To better tailor our response to your query; and
- To update you on news related to the company, our work and our people.
2.2 How do we collect information?
You may provide us with information in several ways, including by filling in forms on our Site or at one of our office locations, by visiting our website, or by responding to an email. You may provide this information when you inquire about our company, our people or our services.
When you use our Site, we may automatically collect information about your device, including your IP address, your visit, including how you got to our Site. This information may be combined with other information which we have received from other sources.
The personal information that you provide may include your name, your company and/or business, address, email address and phone number. It may also include information about your business, company or the purpose of your inquiry.
We collect information in the following ways:
When visitors leave comments on our Site, we collect the data shown in the comments form. We also collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection.
2.2.2 Contact Forms
If visitors contact ABI or register to receive email updates through forms on our Site, we collect information to respond to their inquiry, including name, email address and message. We will also collect the IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection.
A cookie is a text-only string of information that our Site transfers to the “cookie” file of the browser you are using so that the Site can recognize your computer when you re-visit and remember certain information about you, such as which pages you visit, choices you make from menus, and the time and date of your visit. There are two main types of cookies: (i) Session cookies are temporary cookies that expire when you close your browser; these allow the Site to recognize your computer as you navigate between pages during a single browser session, allowing you to use the Site most efficiently. (ii) Persistent cookies are stored on your computer between browsing sessions until they expire or are deleted. They allow the Site to remember your preferences and tailor services to you.
Most browsers have a simple function that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or lets you accept or refuse a cookie (or cookies) from websites that you are viewing. Please check your Internet browsers “Help” screen for information about using these tools.
Please be aware that if cookies are disabled not all features of the Site may operate as intended.
2.2.4 Embedded content from other websites
2.2.5 Google Analytics
ABI uses Google Analytics for Site traffic analysis. Google Analytics places a cookie with a randomly generated ClientID in your browser. Google Analytics tracks aggregated website behavior, such as what pages are viewed and for how long. We may use this information to analyze our Site’s effectiveness and improve its usefulness to users. You can delete any Google Analytics data by deleting your cookies. If you have questions, please contact our Privacy Officer at the email at the end of this Policy.
2.3 How do we use your personal information?
We may use personal information for the following purposes:
- Providing information and/or services that are requested.
- Marketing, advertising and other informational purposes associated with our company, our services and our people.
- Measuring and understanding the effectiveness of our content on the Site.
- Administering our Site for internal business administration.
- Managing the security of our Site.
2.4 What legal basis do we have for processing your personal information?
Handling your personal information for the above purposes is covered by the following legal categories:
You consent to our use of your personal information when you leave a comment on our website, or request or agree to receive marketing emails from us. You can withdraw your consent at any time by updating your marketing preferences, or specifically sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to unsubscribe from our emails.
2.4.2 Legitimate interests
Our legitimate interest is to use your personal information to operate, improve and promote our services.
2.4.3 Legal obligations
We may disclose your personal information when required to do so by law or in response to a request from law enforcement or another regulatory authority. We may also disclose your personal information to enforce our agreements with you (if any) or to protect the rights, property or safety of ABI, its users or others. This includes sharing personal information with other organizations for fraud prevention purposes.
2.5 Sharing your personal information
ABI does not and will not sell your personal information.
Transmission of information over the internet is not completely secure. While we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot fully guarantee its security. Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security protocols to try to prevent unauthorized access.
3. Your rights
You have the right to request that we do not process your personal information for marketing purposes. You can do this at any time by updating your email preferences, or by clicking to “unsubscribe” in any marketing email we send you. You can also opt out of receiving any marketing-related emails by emailing email@example.com.
We will handle all information requests in accordance with the law, which means that certain legal reasons may preempt us from fulfilling some requests.
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