Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR ADVECTION SITES

Advection is committed to respecting the privacy of the individuals that use Advection’s solutions. This Privacy Statement describes how Auragan LLC d/b/a Advection.NET, its affiliates, and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Advection”) collect, use, and share information about you when you visit Advection’s website (www.advection.net), Advection Customer Portal, and all other Advection websites that link to this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement also applies to the mobile applications operated by Advection that link to or otherwise display this Privacy Statement (collectively, along with the Advection websites, the “Sites”).

Advection provides solutions for delivering, optimizing, securing, and marketing online content. In providing the solutions that support this business, Advection generally serves as a conduit for information controlled by others. This Privacy Statement does not govern how we treat such information, which we handle subject to our contracts with our customers and which we may use to provide, maintain, protect, develop, and improve our solutions.

What Information Does Advection Collect?
Information that You Provide

Advection and its service providers (i.e., companies that perform business operations on Advection’s behalf, such as mailing, ad management, web analytics, data processing, or marketing) may collect information that you provide when you use the Sites, including when you contact Advection with a question, comment, or request; enter a search term on the Sites; chat with an Advection online representative; subscribe to an Advection newsletter or publication; or register for an event or training. The information you provide to us may include, but is not limited to, your name, your contact information, your employer, your username and password, your registration code, and other information you choose to provide to us.

Information that Advection Automatically Collects

Advection and its service providers may automatically collect certain information from your computer or mobile device over time and across different online services when you use the Sites. That information may include the Internet Protocol address associated with your computer or device, the domain name of your Internet Service Provider, the type of device you use to access the Sites, the browser you use to access the Sites, the operating system on your computer or device, the content or pages you view on the Sites, the operating system of your computer or device, device identifiers associated with your mobile device, the duration of time that you use the Sites, and the content you view immediately before and after you access the Sites. Advection may also use technologies that let us know whether you viewed Advection emails or other electronic communications, how you interacted with them, and whether the advertisements we place on the Sites are effective. Advection and its service providers may collect this information whenever you use the Sites or interact with our electronic communications. We may collect the information using “cookies,” web beacons, or similar technologies. For more information about these technologies and your choices regarding them, see our “All About Cookies” section below.

Other Information

Subject to applicable laws, Advection may collect information about you from publicly or commercially available sources and combine that with the information that we collect when you use the Sites. That information may include your name, contact information, interests, and demographics. Advection may use the combined information as disclosed in this Privacy Statement, including to contact you with offers that we feel may be of interest to you. If you do not wish us to supplement the information we collect about you when you use the Sites with information from publicly or commercially available sources, please contact via one of the channels listed in the “Contact Us” section.

How Does Advection Use the Information?
Advection may use the information to:
  • provide you with the information, products, and services that you request;
  • help you complete transactions and orders;
  • improve the Sites and your experience when visiting the Sites;
  • contact you for support or to provide you with information about Advection solutions;
  • personalize the content you see on the Sites;
  • troubleshoot the Sites;
  • deliver special offers or advertisements that may be of interest to you, including the delivery of targeted advertisements that are based on your online activity on the Sites and other third-party websites (for example, if you view a page on an Advection website about a particular Advection offering, you may receive an online advertisement for that offering or a related one on a different Advection web page or on other online services you visit);
  • analyze the effectiveness of advertising on the Sites and other online services;
  • better understand Advection customers, the people who visit the Sites, and how people interact with the Sites;
  • develop new products, services, and solutions;
  • support Advection’s business operations.
How Does Advection Share the Information?

Advection will not sell, rent, or lease information collected via the Sites that can reasonably identify you except as described in this Privacy Statement. Advection may share the information:

  • with service providers, contractors, and other businesses as reasonable to complete transactions and support Advection’s business operations;
  • with business partners that may deliver marketing communications, promotional materials, or advertisements that may be of interest to you;
  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, court order, other legal process, or government reporting obligations;
  • when Advection believes the disclosure to be reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, or interests of Advection, you, or others;
  • to detect, prevent, or respond to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of law, or misuse of the Sites;and
  • with affiliates, service providers, or other third parties as reasonable to proceed with the negotiation or completion of a merger, acquisition, sale, or other transfer of all or a portion of Advection’s assets (we will do so only if the recipients agree to comply with this Privacy Statement or have in place substantially similar privacy policies regarding the treatment of information that reasonably identifies you and only under a non-disclosure agreement).
  • Advection may share aggregated or de-identified information with any third party.
In all cases, Advection will seek reasonably appropriate protections for your information when disclosing it with third parties.

Advection may provide message boards, blogs, chat rooms, or other interactive forums on the Sites. If you post messages, photos, or other content via those forums, that information may be read, collected, or used by others who visit the forums. We do not control how the people outside Advection who receive that information will use or share that information. Please use caution when sharing information about yourself or others. And note that our interactive forums may be governed by additional rules and terms of use that we make available to you.

Third-Party Content and Collection

The Sites may contain links to content or integrated content (like embedded videos) provided by third parties. The information practices of those third parties may differ from Advection’s. You should consult the privacy policies of any third party that provides content that you access through the Sites as Advection does not have control over the information that they collect, use, or share. Because your web browser may obtain integrated content directly from third-party servers, the third parties may be able to collect information as if you had visited their sites directly. These third parties may use the information they collect to track your online activities over time and across various websites.

We may include applications (or “widgets”) from social media providers that allow you to follow or interact with us on social media platforms. These widgets, such as a Twitter “Share” or “Favorite” button, are visible to you on the web page you visit. When you use these widgets or when you are logged in to those platforms, the respective social media providers may be able to collect information about your use of the Sites. Please visit the applicable social media network’s privacy policy to better understand their data collection practices and choices they make available to you. The privacy policy of the social media network controls the collection, use and disclosure of all personal information transmitted to that network. Depending upon your privacy settings with the social media providers, we may be able to collect information from your profile when you interact with the widgets.

Where Does Advection Process Information?

Advection processes information collected via the Sites primarily in the United States, and the processing is inter alia subject to the laws of the United States. The United States may not offer the same protections for your information as those provided in your country of residence. In addition, we may transfer your information outside the United States to Advection affiliates, business partners, and service providers located in other countries. Information stored in the United States or other countries may be accessible to law enforcement and national security authorities in those jurisdictions. Wherever the information is stored, we take reasonable steps to protect information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. By using the Sites, you consent to Advection processing information in and transferring information to the United States and other countries.

Data Security

Advection strives to maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to safeguard the information collected from the Sites against loss, and unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. However, no information system can be 100% secure. Advection cannot, therefore, guarantee the absolute security of your information. Advection is not responsible for the security of information you transmit to the Sites over networks that Advection does not control, including the Internet and wireless networks.

Your Choices

You can always choose to not provide Advection with information. Advection may not be able to fulfill your requests or process your transactions if you do not provide certain required information.

If you purchase a solution or service on the Sites and do not wish Advection to use or share information that reasonably identifies you except to provide the solution or service, you may submit your request via the Marketing channel listed in the “Contact Advection” section below.

If you do not wish Advection to share your information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, you may opt out by submitting a request via the Marketing channel listed in the “Contact Advection” section below. If we provide your information to third parties for their direct marketing purpose prior to receiving your request to opt out, you will need to contact those parties directly to opt-out of their use of the information.

Advection does not currently respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms that provide a method to opt out of the collection of information across the networks of websites and online services in which Advection participates. If Advection does so in the future, Advection will update this Privacy Statement accordingly.

If you subscribe to newsletters or other communications from Advection, you may opt out of receiving them in any of the following ways:
  • Select the opt-out or unsubscribe link contained in the emails Advection sends you and follow the opt-out instructions;
  • Reply with the words “STOP” or “END” if you have elected to receive text messages to your mobile device;
  • Submit your request via the Sales channel listed in the “Contact Us” section of the Sites.
Cookies and Third Parties

Cookies are small text files that the Sites save on your computer or device. Web beacons are snippets of code embedded in websites or emails that allow us to collect information about how users interact with that content. We may use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies (in this section, collectively, “cookies”) to recognize you, for advertising purposes, to enhance your experience on the Sites, to understand how users interact with the Sites, and generally improve the Sites.

The Sites use first party cookies (i.e., cookies set directly by us to your device) as well as cookies served by third parties (e.g., ad networks). Some of the Cookies the Sites use remain on your device only while your browser is open (these cookies are known as 'session cookies'). Other cookies remain for longer periods (these are known as 'permanent cookies').

You can control or delete these cookies through your browser settings.

You can choose whether to accept cookies. However, they are an important part of how our Sites work. If you choose to refuse or remove cookies, that may affect the availability and functionality the Sites.

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser, which are usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" facility.

Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third-party flash cookies used in connection with our Sites. To learn how to delete or disable flash cookies please visit http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html for more information.

About Our Ads

We follow the industry privacy standards for online advertising.

If you are in the United States and would like more information about cookies and targeted advertisements or to opt out of having this information used by companies that participate in the Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

If you are outside the United States and would like information about online behavioral advertising and online privacy, please visit http://youronlinechoices.eu

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Advection will notify you of any updates to this Privacy Statement by posting a new Privacy Statement on this page and updating the effective date listed in this Privacy Statement. You should read this Privacy Statement regularly to familiarize yourself with Advection’s practices.

Contact Advection

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement or Advection’s collection, use, or sharing of your information, please contact us via one of the following channels:

Email: sales@advection.net

Mail:
Auragan LLC d/b/a Advection.NET
PO Box 104
Wilton, CT 06897
Attention: Legal Counsel

Last Updated: October 17, 2016