Group (hereafter referred to as ASGK’s), is committed to protecting the
privacy of its customers and all users of our internet services. The
received about you when you visit our web sites.
Partners of ASGK’s and
other websites you may access via ASGK’s have different privacy policies
privacy statement of each such website to find out how they treat and
protect your personal information.
Collection and Use of User
When you register, and
at other times, ASGK’s collects personally identifiable information that
you provide voluntarily which includes such details as your name, address,
job title and function, organization, e-mail address and other information
that you may provide
ASGK’s uses personal
information in the following ways:
· To enable us to process, validate
and verify subscriptions or any other service
· To notify you of new
products, promotions and services from ASGK’s
· To allow us to deliver
content and advertising based on your characteristics and/or personal
The registration form
provides you with the opportunity of receiving information on new ASGK’s
products and services. If you want to be kept informed, then you should
select "Yes" in the opt-in box at the bottom of the registration form.
ASGK’s may also on occasion provide your information to third parties, who provide products and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive these messages please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Third Party" or visit our Feedback form
Our employees, agents
and contractors who have access to your personally identifiable
information are required to protect the information in a manner that is
ASGK’s collects IP
address and web site usage data information in aggregate form so that no
individual user is identified.
information in aggregate form in the following ways:
· To enhance and
develop content and services
· To aid future strategic development
· To plan for the maintenance and development of system software,
hardware and communications technology.
· To provide advertisers with
data on the number of users and usage patterns
1. Session Cookie.
When you log in or register on a ASGK’s web site, ASGK’s web
servers send a string of text called a "cookie" to your browser, which
stores it in its memory. The text identifies ASGK’s and includes a string
of numbers that
represent your rights to access restricted material on
ASGK’s web sites. As your browser connects to ASGK’s sites, it
automatically sends the cookie information back to ASGK’s servers so that
your access rights can be
determined very quickly. When you close your
browser, this cookie information disappears. It is never written to a file
on your machine.
When you access a file on a ASGK’s web site that contains
advertising, the Ad Server sends a string of text called a "cookie" to
your browser if you don't already have one. The text identifies the Ad
Server and includes a unique string of characters that allow the Ad Server
to recognize your browser as you visit sites that use the Ad Server's
advertising software. When the Ad Server receives the cookie from your
browser, it can recognize you and determine what advertisement to display.
For example, the Ad Server may use your cookie to select an ad you haven't
seen before, or to display an ad the advertiser only wants you to see once
Further information on
ASGK’s takes physical, electronic and managerial steps to maintain
the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information we
collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access
to our database servers, as well as electronic security systems and
password protections that guard against unauthorized access. However,
ASGK’s makes no representation, warranty or guarantee that such
information will remain secure and accurate at all times. In addition, no
data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely
secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any
information you transmit to ASGK’s, and you do so at your own risk.
Occasions will arise
when customer information is passed outside ASGK’s to other data
processors such as magazine subscription fulfilment bureaux but they will
only act upon instruction from ASGK’s in order to perform the services
required. ASGK’s provides your information to such third parties solely to
enable such parties to perform the services required.
If you are a user contracting for a fee-paying service,
ASGK’s may in some instances carry out credit checks on you with credit
reference agencies or we may request references. The fact that ASGK’s has
carried out such a credit check, and in some instances the nature or
results of the credit check, will appear on the agency's register. In many
countries you can obtain a copy of your register entry by writing to the
relevant credit reference agency, sometimes on payment of a
Personal Data Overseas
Given that the Internet is a global
environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data
necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis.
Therefore, by using ASGK’s and communicating electronically with us you
acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this
Protecting children's privacy is important to us. For
that reason, we do not collect or maintain information from individuals we
actually know are under 13, and no ASGK’s web site is targeted to attract
anyone under 13. We request that all visitors under 13 to a ASGK’s webs
site not disclose or provide any personally identifiable information. If
we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personally
identifiable information, we will delete the child's personally
identifiable information from our records.
We may provide access to your personally
identifiable information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with
police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against
misuse or unauthorized use of a ASGK’s web site, to limit our legal
liability and protect our rights or to protect the rights, property or
safety of visitors of a ASGK’s web site or the public. In those instances,
the information is provided only for that purpose.
In the event ASGK’s
goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by
another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal
information will, in most instances, be part of the assets
Changes to this
Due to changes in legislation and best practice or
enhancements to functionality and content on ASGK’s we may make changes to
you should check here from time to time.