Last revised: 10/11/16
Commitment to Privacy
Collection of Information and Use
We may collect personal information when you interact with the Website or Mobile Apps. Depending on the specific Web page of the Website or Mobile App you are using, such information may consist of your name, current job title, company address, email address, telephone and fax numbers, correspondence with you, which newsletters you subscribe to, and other information you provide to us.
When using a Mobile App, in addition to contact information, we may also collect information relating to your devices, including your device model, operating system, browser type, unique device identifier, IP address, mobile phone number, mobile network carrier, location, and the way you are using the Mobile App. The information collected will depend on the functionality of the specific Mobile App you are using. If any other information is collected in connection with your use of a Mobile App, such information will be specified in the Mobile App.
The Website may also collect content that you provide, including postings on blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications and services that we may provide.
We do not usually seek to collect sensitive personal information (i.e., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, political opinions, medical or health conditions, or information specifying the sex life or sexual orientation of an individual) from users. We will, where necessary, obtain your explicit consent to collect and use such information.
At times, you may choose to register or create a user profile on the Website or a Mobile App (e.g., to gain access to specific content, attend a hosted event, respond to a survey or request communications about specific areas of interest). In such cases, the personal information you submit may be used to manage your request; to manage our relationship with you; or to customize or improve the Website or a Mobile App and related services offered to you.
We may also use your personal information for marketing purposes, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by us that we feel may be of interest to you. We may also contact you to seek feedback on services provided by us or for market or other research purposes. Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users.
You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you emails or other communications generated in response to your registration on the Website or a Mobile App.
Disclosure of Collected Information
ADE does not share personal information collected from or about you via this Site with any entities not associated with ADE.
Privacy Practices of Third Parties
Access to Information
If you choose to register with the Website or a Mobile App you may access your user profile, correct and update your details, or unsubscribe at any time. If you decide that you no longer wish to have your third party social network site account (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter) linked to your profile on the Website or a Mobile App, you may change your account settings at any time. If you have any problem accessing your profile, or would like to request a copy of your personal information, please contact us. In all cases we will treat requests to access information or change information in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
Special notices to California residents
In response to California law, if you are a California resident, you are entitled to request information concerning whether your personal information has been disclosed to nonaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not share your personal information with nonaffiliated third parties for such purposes.
“Do Not Track” is a preference you can set in your Web browser to let the websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting information about you. The Website does not currently respond to a “Do Not Track” or similar signal. We do not engage in the collection of personal information about your online activities across third-party websites or online services and we do not allow third parties to collect such personal information when you use the Website.
How to Unsubscribe
If you no longer want to receive e-mail communications from ADE, you may unsubscribe by clicking the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of each e-mail ADE sends.
In order to use certain of the features of this Web site, you may be asked to complete a registration form. During registration, you are required to provide contact information which is used to determine whether you are a subscriber or the authorized employee of a subscriber.
Purchases and Fulfillment
When you place an order or register for an ADE service or program, we may request additional information such as credit card number and expiration date. This information is used for confirmation and billing purposes. The contact information you provide is used to service the order. ADE uses third-party service providers, including, but not limited to, credit card processing companies and shipping companies, together with other service providers as required to satisfy client requests. ADE does not store credit card information in a way that we can access the information.
ADE monitors how you use our Web sites including search terms you enter, pages visited and documents viewed. If you are a registered user, this information is stored with your registration information. It is unique-number identifiable, and is used solely for purposes of enabling us to provide you with a personalized Web site experience. Aggregated (not personally identifiable) forms of this data may also be used in order to help us understand areas for future research and to identify future features and functions to develop for the Web sites.
A “cookie” is a small text file placed on your computer’s hard drive by a web server and which is acknowledged by your web browser. On this Site, we may use “cookies” or other technology to gather information about Site usage to help us improve the content, usability and functionality of this Site, and to remember certain user attributes (such as the country you are accessing this Site from and your language selection). Each time you initiate a session on this Web site, a cookie is set in order to identify you and determine your access privileges. Cookies do not store any of the information that you have provided to the site. This helps us better tailor this Site for users and better understand how many new and repeat users visit this Site, which features or pages are most popular, and user browsing and usage patterns.
You can set parameters on your computer that allow you to elect to accept cookies or to have your browser notify you each time a cookie is offered. You can also usually delete cookies from your hard drive. However, you should know that cookies may be necessary to provide you with access to much of the content and many of the features of this Web site. We use cookie technology to enable registered users to move quickly and securely through access-controlled areas of the sites. Cookie technology also enables registered users to take advantage of certain useful features on the sites, including “remember my password.” Instructions on how to accept cookies, on how to be notified that a cookie is being offered and on how to delete cookies are available through your Internet Browser.
We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all personal information provided by users via the Website or Mobile Apps from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
Notification of Policy Changes
ADE reserves the right to amend or modify this policy from time to time. We urge you to review this statement whenever you visit this Site in order to obtain the most current policy statement.
Children’s privacy protection
We understand the importance of protecting children’s online privacy. The Website and Mobile Apps are not designed for or intentionally targeted at children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have received such information, we will take steps to delete it.