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Automated Systems of Tacoma

 

Automated Systems of Tacoma, LLC (“AST” or “we”) provides this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) to explain our practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and protection of personal information that we gather from individuals accessing AST’s website as well as via e-mail and other electronic messages between individuals and AST recipients. Please read this document carefully. We reserve the right to change it at any time. If you do not agree to the collection of data as set forth in this Privacy Statement, you will not be able to use AST’s website or exchange electronic messages with its employees.

WHAT INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

 

“Personal Information” means information that may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate a specific person, such as: name, address, email address, phone number, membership in a professional organization, or payment information. Personal Information does not include information that has been anonymized or aggregated so that it does not allow for identification of a specific individual. We collect Personal Information from individuals who volunteer their information to us to enable us to contact them regarding our products and services.

“Usage Information” means certain personally identifiable and non-identifiable information that we or our third-party service providers may collect through a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect certain information from users as they visit or interact with our website. Usage Information may include IP address or other device identifiers, the type of browser, device, and operating system a user employs, the URL that referred users to our website, how and when users interact with our website, and other similar information. In particular, we collect information about the manner in which our website is used and the devices on which they are used and to collect data to improve the performance and features of our website. If we combine Usage Information with Personal Information, we will treat the combined data as Personal Information.

Once a user accesses or uses our website, we and our vendor(s) assisting with the administration of our website may engage, receive, collect, and store Usage Information through automatic data collection tools including cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, embedded web links, and similar technology. Usage Information collected is used to compile overall statistics and is not recorded at an individual level. The statistics help us decide which products and services best serve our website visitors and other customers and for the maintenance and improvement of our website.

The Usage Information we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store can include location data, such as GPS coordinates or similar information regarding the location of the mobile device. Location data may help us understand where our website is being used. Location data, however, is only displayed and shared in accordance with the privacy settings in each user’s device or browser software.

We also use Google Analytics software and tools are used for tracking visitors and aggregating information about the traffic to our websites. The Google Analytics Privacy Statement can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy. You can learn more about how to opt-out of tracking in Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

By using our website, you are authorizing us to process Personal Information and Usage Information in this fashion.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

AST takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. The servers that store Personal Information are kept in a secure environment under restricted access. If you have any questions about the security at our website, send us an e-mail at privacy@ast-inc.com  for more information.

Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure. Should any event occur where Personal Information has been potentially compromised, our policy is to alert our customers when required under applicable law.

By providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our website. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on our website or by sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in paper or hard copy format. To receive free written notice of a security breach in paper or hard copy format (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at privacy@ast-inc.com.

USER RIGHTS AND CHOICES

Opt-Out. If you have provided your Personal Information to us but do not wish to receive communications from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by contacting us at privacy@ast-inc.com. You may decline to submit any Personal Information through our website, but this may prevent us from providing certain services to you.

In addition, your web browser and/or device may allow you to adjust your browser settings.  For example, you may be able to disable the use of cookies or other persistent identifiers. But doing so may adversely affect our ability to provide our website to you as it was designed because our website was designed to operate using cookies.

 

You may also set up your browser so that it does sends a so-called “do not track” signal to websites you visit. Because we never track your activities across websites or use Usage Information to allow behavioral advertising companies, analytics companies, or others to track users for marketing purposes, your use of the “do not track” signal does not alter the way we collect Personal Information and Usage Information about you.

 

Be Informed. You have the right to be informed about our data policies. This Privacy Statement is the primary tool we use to ensure customers understand when and why we collect data, which data we collect, and the uses we have for the data.

California Privacy. If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by AST or its affiliates to a third party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes. AST does not currently disclose any Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.

European Union Privacy. If our processing of your information is subject to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”), we may have obligations to you and you have additional rights under the GDPR. 

 

We will process your personal data in order to provide our website to you. The lawful bases under GDPR for processing your data may include:  

 

  • when you have given consent;

 

  • when processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract; or

 

  • when processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interests or that of a third party, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights.

 

We may rely on more than one of the lawful bases under GDPR for processing your information described above. 

 

In addition, under the GDPR, you have the following rights:

  • the right to confirmation as to whether we process your personal data and the right to access such personal data;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to object to processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
  • the right to withdraw consent.

In some circumstances, these rights are qualified or limited by countervailing interests. Nevertheless, if you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at privacy@ast-inc.com.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant EU supervisory authority.

If your information is transferred to us or to another recipient in a manner that requires your information to leave the boundaries of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), we will ensure that at least one of the following shall apply:  (i) the transfers will be to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission; (ii) we have used specific model contracts approved by the European Commission which are intended to give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; (iii) where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer information to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US; or (iv) any alternative transfer mechanism that can under GDPR lawfully support the transfer. Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our website is intended for professional use, and we therefore do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use Personal Information from children under 16 years of age without parental consent, and no part of the website is directed to children under the age of 16. If you learn that a child has provided us with Personal Information without parental consent, you may alert us at privacy@ast-inc.com. If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 16 years of age without parental consent, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.

GOVERNING LAW & LOCATION OF ADJUDICATION

By choosing to use our website or otherwise provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Policy will be governed by the law of the United States and the state of Washington and the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection our website or your Personal Information, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law (unless the parties unanimously consent to another forum), must occur in a federal or state court in the State of Washington.

DATA RETENTION

Except where otherwise required by law, we will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you with our services as you have requested, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

DISCLAIMER

AST makes no representations or warranties at to the accuracy, completeness, or quality of information on its website. It takes no responsibility for the conduct of its website’s users. No information on the website should be considered a binding offer. AST reserves the right to discontinue its website at any time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

For inquiries or further information, please contact us at:  info@ast-inc.com

For Privacy Inquiries, please contact us at:  privacy@ast-inc.com

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