Date of last revision: August 2015
2. Information Collection Practices
i. Types of Information Collected
Personal Information Collected. In order for you to access and purchase products offered via the Site, we may require you to provide information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information may include the following categories of information: (1) Contact Data (such as your name, mailing address, social security number, driver’s license and email address); (2) Financial Data (such as your account or credit card number); and (3) Demographic Data (such as your zip code, gender and age). If you communicate with us by email, post messages to our website, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys, or other entries, any information provided may be collected as Personal Information.
Traffic Data Collected. We may automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Site: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Site; and (4) types of web browsers used to access the Site (collectively “Traffic Data”).
ii. Uses of Information Collected
We may use your Personal Information to send you information about our company and our products or services or to contact you when necessary. We also use your personal and demographic information (when authorized by you and with your consent) to complete the necessary background and credit screenings in order to obtain your clearance. We use your Financial Data only to verify your qualifications for certain products or services and to bill you for products and services when authorized by you and with your consent. We do not use your Financial Data for any other purpose.
iii. Cookies and Web Beacons
- Understanding traffic patterns and the number of visitors to the Site and other websites that we partner with;
- Understanding how you use and interact with the Site;
- Improving Aegis Clearance products and services;
- Optimizing your experience on the Site;
- Providing anonymous individual or aggregate auditing, research, modeling, and reporting for our partners;
- Maintaining an online session your active session;
- Storing your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site; and
- Managing our Site.
iv. Sharing of Personal Information
We may share Personal Information with other third parties for the purpose of completing the qualification process for your clearance. We do not share your Financial Data with these third parties.
We maintain a procedure for you to review and request changes to your Personal Information, described below.
v. Internet Based Ads
We may also share Traffic Data with advertisers and other third parties who may use it for advertising purposes, including to serve targeted advertising on non-affiliated third party sites. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information about your online activities on the Site or other websites over time. For example, anonymous information collected across multiple sites may enable the ad network to predict your preferences and show you ads that are likely to be of interest to you. Please note that we do not share any information that identifies you personally with the third party service providers who serve ads on our behalf. To opt out of these types of ads, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative for information about how to opt-out of interest-based advertising by their members. See http://www.networkadvertising.org for general information about the NAI and http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp for the opt-out page. You may also visit http://www.aboutads.info/consumers/ to learn about interest based advertising and how to opt-out from online behavioral ads served by some or all participating companies.
vi. Email Marketing
By submitting your email address via the Site, you are expressly consenting to receive emails from Aegis Clearance. To opt-out of receiving email messages from us, click on the “Unsubscribe” link contained in each email.
3. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information
i. User Ability to Access, Update, and Correct Personal Information
At any time you may contact Aegis Clearance via logging into your account to update your Personal Information or request that your Personal Information no longer be shared by Aegis Clearance. In the case that your email address or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission, promptly contact Aegis Clearance to update the Personal Information we have on file for you.
Aegis Clearance uses reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Aegis Clearance’s control.
4. Public Information
The Site contains links to websites not operated by Aegis Clearance. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Please review the privacy policies of each site you visit. We may also make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available to you. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes accessible to the public. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information in a public forum.