Privacy statement

This document was last updated August 7 , 2008.

 

Introduction

Argosy International Inc. (Argosy) is committed to protecting your privacy. The following privacy statement describes our practice with respect to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information (personal information) on this Web site. By using this Web site, you consent to the terms of our privacy statement and to Argosy's processing of personal information for the purposes stated below.

 

Collection of Your Personal Information

Argosy may require you to provide us with personal information if you would like to participate in or benefit from some activities and/or services available on, or benefit from services offered on, this Web site. We endeavor to limit our requests for personal information to information we believe is minimally necessary to achieve our stated collection purposes. Personal information collected on this Web site is often limited to e-mail address, andcountry or location but may include additional information when needed to provide a service you requested. For example, if you choose a service or transaction that requires payment, such as making a purchase on the Argosy e-Store Web site, we will request personal information necessary for billing and/or shipping such as name, address, telephone number and credit card number.

Also, in order to improve our services and the quality of the Web site, Argosy offers you the opportunity to provide your suggestions and contributions by completing a Contact Us form which collects personal information such as name and e-mail address. Please note that any comments or materials sent to us, including feedback data, such as questions, comments, suggestions and any other responses are deemed to be non-confidential. We have no obligation with respect to such responses, and Argosy shall be free to use, reproduce, distribute and publicly display such comments and materials without reference to you personally. Argosy is also free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such responses for any purpose whatsoever.

 

Use of Personal Information Collected

Argosy uses your personal information collected on this Web site primarily for the following purposes:

  • to deliver services such as newsletters, events, training or software you request or purchase.
  • to alert you to product updates, special offers, updated information and other new services from Argosy or to forward promotional materials, if you so request.
  • to ensure our Web site is relevant to your needs.
  • to help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
  • to allow you access to limited-entry areas of our Web site as appropriate.
  • to contact you in response to sign up forms such as Contact Us or Career Opportunities.

If you choose to provide us with your personal information on this Web site, we may transfer that information to Argosy's affiliates and subsidiaries or to Argosy' third party service providers, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. By using this Web site, you consent to any such transfer of personal information outside of your country or jurisdiction.

Argosy occasionally hires third parties to provide certain services available on our Web site or made available on our behalf. We will only provide those third party providers the personal information they need to deliver their services, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Argosy may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on this Web site, protect and defend the rights or property of Argosy and its family of Web sites or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Argosy employees, users of Argosy products or services, or members of the public.

Argosy reserves the right to transfer personal information to third parties as part of any corporate reorganization process including, but not limited to mergers, acquisitions and sale of all or substantially all of our assets.

Argosy does not use, sell, rent, share or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third parties.

 

Use of Non-Personal Information Collected

Argosy uses non-personal information, such as demographic data, to analyze and develop marketing strategy and to determine how you discovered us, your interests regarding our products and services and how to further improve this Web site based upon user data. We may share such non-personal data with third parties.

 

Opt-Out

Argosy provides you the opportunity to exercise an opt-out choice if you do not want to receive emails from us or updates regarding new services and products offered on this Web site or if you do not want us to share your personal information with third parties. The opt-out choice may be exercised at the points where personal information is collected by un-ticking the appropriate box. If you have not exercised the opt-out option at the point where personal information is collected you may also do it by contacting us at webmaster@argosyinternational.com. We will process your opt-out as soon as possible, but please be aware that in some circumstances you may receive a few more messages until the opt-out is processed.

 

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Argosy uses "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used to collect information about Web site activity. For example, when someone visits the Web site, a cookie is placed on the user's machine (if the user accepts cookies) or is read if the user has visited the Web site previously. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Web site.

Argosy uses an email delivery and marketing third party provider to send emails that you have agreed to receive. Pixel tags and cookies are used in those email messages and at this Web site to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our Web site. For more information about the technology used to deliver our emails, or to set your browser to reject cookies, please contact webmaster@argosyinternational.com

If you have agreed to receive emails from us, those emails may contain advertising about goods and services that we think might be of interest to you. In order to understand how our readers interact with the emails and the content that we send, we use pixels in the text in order to understand who has opened the emails that they have been sent. In order to provide our content in the most interesting way, we also use pixels to learn whether you can receive emails in text or html form. If you click on a link in the email, we may set a cookie on your browser. If you visit this Web site as a result of clicking on a link, we are able to understand how you interact with the pages of our Web site through the combination of the cookie and pixels set on the pages of our Web site. This enables us to understand what interested you in our emails and what did not, and what interests you about our Web site and what does not. We can then try to send you more interesting information in the future. Please note that this information is for our use only - we do not disclose or share this information with any third parties.

Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our Web site and your Web experience. We may also analyze information that does not contain personal information for trends and statistics.

 

Third Party Links

This statement applies solely to information collected on this Web site. This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we have no control or influence over the privacy practices of such other Web sites. We encourage you to read such other Web sites' privacy statement in order to understand whether and how they process data about your visit to their site.

 

Access to Your Personal Information

Argosy provides you with an opportunity to access your personal information to ensure it is correct, accurate and current. To edit your personal information, please follow the instructions. Some services offered on this Web site may collect information that is not accessible via the Preferences Center. In such cases, you can access your personal information by contacting Argosy as described at the bottom of this statement. We will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes as soon as practicable.

 

Changes to This Privacy Statement

With effect for the future, Argosy reserves the right to change this privacy statement from time to time. When we do, we will also revise the "last update" date at the top of this privacy statement. For material changes to this privacy statement, we will notify you by placing a notice on this Web site.

 

Security

Argosy endeavors to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, we do not warrant or represent that your personal information is completely safe from hackers and other security threats. If you have any questions about the security on this site, you can send an email to webmaster@argosyinternational.com.

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