Avtec Privacy Statement
Avtec recognizes privacy and security as being concerns for most individuals accessing the Internet, including our customers. This Statement describes how Avtec collects, uses and safeguards the information you provide when using avtecinc.com in accordance with the relevant legislation for the countries in which such data is being processed. By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by Avtec as set forth in the policy currently in effect. Any changes to this Statement will be posted on our website. Avtec will take appropriate and reasonable measures to inform you when we update this Statement, consistent with the significance of the changes. You can see when this Statement was last updated by checking the date displayed at the bottom of this Statement.
What personal information is collected?
Product and Services
When a visitor places an order with us or inquires about product offerings Avtec may collect personal information about you including your name, address, email address, company, phone numbers and in rare instances, other categories of personal information, such as payment card information.
We may ask you for and collect personal information at other times, including when you enter a sweepstakes or contest; participate in a promotion or marketing campaign sponsored by Avtec or one of its business partners; when you want to find out about service offered in your area; when you complete surveys or other questionnaires; when you participate in a user forum or blog hosted by Avtec or one of its business partners; or when you send an email to Avtec.
Avtec (and our Service Providers) may also collect information made publicly available through third-party platforms such as social media websites, online databases, or directories or other legitimately obtained information. This information will be governed by the privacy notice(s) provided by the third party at the time of collection.
If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from Avtec, you can opt out by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email. After you opt out, we will not send further promotional emails, but we may continue to contact you to the extent necessary for the purposes of any services that you have requested or that are necessary to fulfill any existing agreement.
We will collect personal information when you express interest in employment with Avtec, whether directly or via an agent or recruiter (speculatively or in response to any ad on the basis of our legitimate interest to recruit new employees or contractors). Data that may be collected by Avtec or one of its business partners includes, but is not limited to, names, contact information, CV or resume, date of birth, performance management information, compensation information, race and ethnic origin.
Other Information Collection
We may also collect personal information when you engage in other activities on our website. Our web server logs collect the domain names of visitors to our website. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on an Avtec website, pages viewed and website usage information. We use this information to measure the use of our site and to improve the content of our site. Aggregated information is not used in such a form that would enable direct connection of any personal information to our visitors.
In some cases, Avtec (“Processor”), as part of its business relationship with a retail business or other business or government customer, may be asked to receive, gather, store, or analyze information about the users, consumers or potential consumers of that business or government organization. In such cases, the business or government organization (“Controller”) will be responsible for determining how the information will be used and for providing notice and taking any other legal steps with regard to the collection and use of such information. Avtec will be subject to binding contractual obligations to: (i) only Process the Personal Data in accordance with our prior written instructions; and (ii) use measures to protect the confidentiality and security of the Personal Data; together with any additional requirements under applicable law. We will process your data on the basis of our legitimate interest to recruit new employees or contractors.
Information for Channel Partners
If you represent an Avtec channel partner, you may visit Avtec's site intended specifically for channel partners. We may use information provided on that site to administer and develop our business relationship with you, the channel partner you represent, and channel partners generally. For instance, this may involve using your information to send you details of channel partner programs, including product offerings or special opportunities. It may also include sharing certain information with other channel partners (subject to any confidentiality obligations that may exist), or Avtec’s customers or prospects. In connection with a particular transaction or program, we may also contact you as part of customer satisfaction surveys or for market research purposes. We will process your data on the basis of performance of a contract to which you (as a representative of an Avtec channel partner) are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract.
Information for Suppliers
If you represent an Avtec supplier, you may visit Avtec’s website intended specifically for use by Avtec’s suppliers. We may use the information provided on that site in connection with entering into or performing purchases, contracts, or other transactions with you or related business partners (such as customers). For example, this may include sharing information with other parts of the Avtec organization, Avtec channel partners, customers, shipping companies, financial institutions and postal or government authorities involved in fulfillment. It may also be used to administer and develop our relationship with you, the supplier you represent, and other Avtec suppliers generally.
Mobile Applications and Use of Information in the Social Computing Environment
Avtec also provides social computing tools on portions of its website to enable online sharing and collaboration among members who have registered to use them. These include forums, wikis, blogs and other social media platforms.
When registering to use these social computing tools, you may be asked to provide certain personal information. Registration information will be subject to and protected in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
After completing your registration and with your permission, any other content you voluntarily post, such as pictures, information, opinions, or any other type of personal information that you make available to other participants on these social platforms may be made available to others inside and outside Avtec.
If you do not wish this information to be made broadly available you can cancel your registration at any time. However, you may not be able to participate on these social platforms once you cancel your registration.
Who is collecting the information?
When you are on an Avtec site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Avtec, its subsidiaries and related companies. Additionally, if you purchase a product or other device requiring service, your personal information may be collected by a third party company working with Avtec. Avtec may also contract with third party companies to perform services for Avtec on its website that require these companies to collect personal information (e.g. hosting a website sweepstakes, promotion or survey, or selling software downloads, online job application).
What about cookies?
When you enter our site, our server may attach a small text file to your hard drive called a cookie. A "cookie" is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device when you visit a website. These cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. In some countries, including European Union Member States, this information may be considered personal data under applicable data protection laws. A cookie will in most cases only be attached to your hard drive if you have taken some form of action on our website(s) to accept cookies using the prominent banner notice. However, note that where implied consent is permissible by law, your action taken to browse the website will constitute consent. Cookies help Avtec deliver a better website experience to our users. Please refer to allaboutcookies.org website for more information about cookies.
We may also use this information to better personalize the content, banner ads, and promotions that you and other users will see. This helps Avtec deliver you the content you want when you want it, in order for you to make better purchasing decisions. Avtec uses third parties to track user clickstreams. These third party companies use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., clickstream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, hardware/software information, cookie and session ID) and personally identifiable information (e.g., in some jurisdictions, IP address) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest or relevance to you.
You have choices with respect to cookies. We may Process your Personal Data through cookie technology, in accordance with this Cookie Statement.
On what legal basis does Avtec process my personal information?
Avtec's legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.
However, Avtec will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, Avtec may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.
If Avtec asks you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information).
Similarly, if Avtec does collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.
For how long will Avtec keep my personal information?
We apply a general rule of keeping personal information only for as long as required to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. However, in some circumstances we may retain personal information for longer periods of time, for instance where we are required to do so in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements.
In specific circumstances we may also retain your personal information for longer periods of time so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenges.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
With whom does Avtec share my personal information?
In addition, Avtec shares the information you provide with Avtec subsidiaries and related companies. If you or your company purchase a product or other device requiring service, your personal information is shared with the relevant service provider. Additionally, if you express an interest in a product requiring a particular type of service, Avtec may share your personal information with your local service provider in order to determine whether such service is available in your area.
Avtec may share your personal information with third-party business partners so that they may provide services to Avtec that are consistent with the terms of this Privacy Statement, and this website (e.g. database management, sending targeted emails, software sales, and conducting sweepstakes and other promotions on behalf of Avtec). Avtec takes great pride in utilizing only reputable business partners. Avtec may also, on occasion, provide personal information to third-party businesses as part of a specific product, service, or promotion.
Avtec shares website usage information about visitors to our website, who have received a targeted promotional campaign, with reputable third-party advertising companies for the purpose of targeting future campaigns and upgrading visitor information used in reporting statistics. For this purpose, we and our third-party advertising companies note some of the pages you visit on our website through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs). The information collected by our third-party advertising companies through the use of these pixel tags is not personally identifiable.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, your are entitled to be made aware that Avtec does not currently respond to web browser "do not track" signals. If Avtec does so in the future, it will describe how it works in this privacy statement. To learn more about do not track, please visit www.allaboutdnt.org.
Avtec qualifies for the alternative option. We have a comprehensive privacy statement, and provide you with details on how you may either Opt-out or Opt-in to the use of your Personal Information by third parties for direct marketing purposes. Therefore, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received your Personal Information for marketing purposes during the preceding year.
If you are a California resident and wish to request information about how to exercise your third-party disclosure choices, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Data Transfers
We have implemented similar appropriate safeguards, such as entering into the European Commission's Standard Contractual Clauses, with our third party service providers and partners and further details can be provided on request.
What about information security?
When you place an order or provide personal information, we employ certain technical and organization security measures, such as encryption where appropriate. Encryption scrambles the information in your purchase, including your credit card number, so this information can only be viewed by Avtec. Avtec currently uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, where appropriate, for Internet-based transactions.
However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we have taken appropriate steps to protect your personal information. Avtec cannot ensure or otherwise warrant the security of any information you provide to us or from our website, and therefore you use our site at your own risk.
What about my child's privacy?
Any website operated by or on behalf of Avtec and its affiliated companies are intended for use by persons age 13 and over or as required by local law. Avtec does not seek to collect information about children under the age of 13. No information should be submitted to or posted on Avtec’s website by users under 13 years of age. If a child under the age of 13 submits personal information to Avtec’s website, we delete the information as soon as we discover it was provided by a child under 13 years of age and do not use it for any purpose. Avtec encourages parents to take an active role in their children's use of the Internet, and to inform them of the potential dangers of providing information about themselves over the Internet.
Mergers or Acquisitions or Sale
Also, in the unlikely event of our bankruptcy or insolvency, your personal information may be included in the transferred assets to third parties.