You can access some areas of the Site without submitting any personally identifiable information. AWorks collects personally identifiable information only if you choose to: (a) sign up for specific pages, polling panels, participate in surveys, report issues, or request information or assistance through the Site or (b) post any information on discussion groups, bulletin boards or forums on the Site including, without limitation, the Blog area of the Site. The personally identifiable information that AWorks collects through these portions of the Site includes your name, E-mail address, and URL (if any). Under some circumstances we may also request and collect additional information that is necessary or appropriate for the completion of a transaction requested by you, such as credit card or banking information and billing address.
All of the information that you provide on the Site is maintained by AWorks. AWorks may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information in connection with the operation of the Site, including IP addresses, browser or operating system information, and data on purchases. Such information is maintained by AWorks or service providers acting on behalf of AWorks.
“Cookies” are small text files stored on your computer’s hard drive. “Clear gifs” are small graphics files stored on your computer’s hard drive that are similar in function to cookies. They allow AWorks to personalize your experience, provide specialized content and support to customers, record session information, recall visitor preferences and/or simplify the completion of online forms. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can use settings on your browser to disable or turn off cookies. If you choose to reject the cookies used by the Site, you may be unable to access certain areas of the Site, or your use of the Site may be degraded.
“Log files” are files that store information such as internet protocol addresses, browser type, internet service provider, pages visited before or after the Site and similar demographic information for aggregate use to determine how the Site is used. We maintain log files to proactively monitor IT security and to gauge the effectiveness of search engine optimization efforts. Log files are periodically purged from disk storage and not archived off-site.
To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and facilitate the appropriate use of information, AWorks uses physical, technological, and administrative procedures to attempt to protect the personally identifiable information we collect through the Site. Nevertheless, Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any messages or information you send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others.
AWorks uses the personally identifiable information we collect about you to provide any products or services requested by you. Upon our collection of your personally identifiable information, AWorks may use such personally identifiable information internally, separately, or in combination with pre-existing information, for the following purposes:
- To provide any requested products or services, including, without limitation tutorials, classes or other training services, technology services, or polls;
- To troubleshoot problems with the Site, or services, as requested;
- To bill you for and collect fees owed;
- To detect and protect against error, fraud and any other unauthorized or illegal activities;
- To contact you with more information aboutAWorks and its services; or
- To alert you to updated information and other new services.
Personally identifiable information collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the United States or abroad.
We will not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties without your explicit instructions to do so.
In addition, your name, e-mail address, username, user ID, or URL (if any) will be displayed when you use certain portions of the Site, including, without limitation, in connection with the Blog and any other discussion groups, bulletin boards or forums in which you participate. Other users may be able to view your name, E-mail address, username, user ID, or URL (if any) and the contents of any posts by you (collectively, your “User Posts”). Therefore, when you include any personally identifiable information in any of your User Posts, any other person or entity who accesses this Site may be able to identify you and your activities on this Site.
AWorks reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or legal process, or otherwise requested by any law enforcement officer or agency acting under color of law. In addition, AWorks reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information based on the good faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate to: (a) protect and defend the rights or property of AWorks, or (b) act in urgent circumstances to protect the safety or security of the public or of users of the AWorks’ services and/or the Site.
Although the Site may not be of interest to children, the forms on the Site are capable of collecting online contact information from children who furnish it without prior parental consent or parental notification. AWorks does not intend to collect the personally identifiable information of children under the age of 16. Upon discovery that any such information has been supplied by children, AWorks will disregard and delete such information.
You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for all actions taken using any username, user ID, login or other identifier (each, an “Identifier”) or password selected by, or issued to, you in connection with the Site, including, without limitation, any fees charged to your account. You agree to notify AWorks immediately of any unauthorized use of any Identifier or password or any other breach of security of which you are aware by contacting us through our Contact Form (Make sure you add “Breach of Security” in the subject line.) and you should immediately change your password. You may not use any Identifier or password that is not issued directly to you by AWorks or its authorized vendors.
In order to protect the privacy of the personally identifiable information of others, you may not collect, use, disclose, publish, display, link to, or otherwise provide access to the personally identifiable information of any other person in connection with the Site without the express written permission of AWorks or through certain areas of the Site, including those titled “Tell A Friend” or “Send To A Friend.”
Once registered with the Site, the personally identifiable information that you provide will be stored and maintained by AWorks until you instruct us otherwise, or, in AWorks’ sole discretion, for the longer of: (a) for so long as is necessary or appropriate to carry out the purpose(s) for which such information was collected, and (b) for so long as we are required to maintain such information by law.
AWorks aims to keep your personally identifiable information as accurate as possible. You will have the opportunity to update and correct any of your personally identifiable information collected and maintained by AWorks by logging into the Site and entering any new information about yourself. You must promptly update your personally identifiable information if it changes or it is not accurate. You may change your password, E-mail address and other contact information, financial and shipping information and user preferences by logging into the Site and selecting the appropriate options from our menus. As a general policy, AWorks will not modify your personally identifiable information upon request, although AWorks reserves the right to access, remove, or modify such information in its sole discretion. AWorks further reserves the right to deny access to your personally identifiable information: (a) when such denial of access is required by law, (b) when granting you access is reasonably likely to negatively impact other people’s privacy, (c) to protect AWorks’ rights and property, and (d) when such requests are frivolous or made in bad faith.
Last Updated: December, 2022