1. Collection of Personal Information from Site Visitors
Except as specifically set forth herein, Applied Energetics may collect or track (a) the home server domain names, date and time of your visit, type of computer, the originating IP address, files downloaded, search engine used, operating system, and type of Web browser of visitors to the Site; (b) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with Applied Energetics via e-mail; (c) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration or membership forms, surveys, e-mail, and other online avenues (including, without limitation, demographic and personal profile data); (d) aggregate and user-specific information regarding which pages a user accesses; and (e) for users who opt-in to the Geolocation service (described in greater detail in Section 5 below), the location of visitors to the Site.
Applied Energetics may place Internet “cookies” on your hard drive. Internet cookies are small amounts of data that contain a unique identifier that many websites frequently send to your web browser to be stored on your computer’s hard drive in order to save data about you, such as your name, password, user-name, screen preferences, and the pages of a website you have viewed. When you revisit the Site, Applied Energetics may recognize you by your Internet cookies and customize your experience accordingly. You may decline Internet cookies by using the appropriate feature of your Web browser software, if available
Applied Energetics may use Google Analytics or a similar service to gather, store, and track certain information related to your visit to and activity on the Site.
When a visitor performs a search within the Site, Applied Energetics may record information identifying the visitor or linking the visitor to the search performed and recording information related to the search request.
2. Use of Personal Information Collected
Personal information collected by Applied Energetics may be used by Applied Energetics for many reasons, for example, for recordkeeping, editorial and feedback purposes, marketing and promotional purposes, statistical analysis of users’ behavior, product development, content improvement, or to customize the content and layout of the Site. Aggregate data on visitors’ home servers may be used for internal purposes, and individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information which visitors voluntarily provide to Applied Energetics may be added to Applied Energetics’ databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding Site updates, new products and services, and upcoming events.
3. Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Except as provided herein, individually identifying personal information provided through the Site will not be sold or otherwise disclosed to third parties not affiliated with Applied Energetics.
Identifiable and non-identifiable visitor information and data may be disclosed or distributed to another party with which Applied Energetics enters or reasonably may enter into a corporate transaction, such as, for example, a merger, consolidation, acquisition, or asset purchase, or to a third party pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, in response to a request by or on behalf of any local, state, federal, or other government agency, department, or body, whether or not pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, or if determined by Applied Energetics in its sole judgment that such disclosure or distribution is appropriate to protect the life, health, or property of Applied Energetics or any other person or entity.
While Applied Energetics may undertake efforts to see that any third party to which Applied Energetics discloses personal information is under an obligation to use the personal information solely for the purposes for which the information was disclosed, such third parties are independent third parties over which Applied Energetics exercises no control. Applied Energetics is not responsible for, and will not be liable for, the conduct, actions, omissions, or information handling or dissemination practices of third parties.
4. Links to Other Sites
The comment system on the Site may utilize an opt-in Geolocation service in accordance with a prevailing community standard such as HTML 5. Such Geolocation opt-in ability is managed by the user’s browser settings. If a user chooses to opt-in to the Geolocation service, the user’s comments may be associated with the user’s location, both internally within Applied Energetics and publicly on the Site.
6. Privacy of Children
The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. It does not knowingly collect personal information online from visitors in this age group. All users must be at least 18 years of age in order to use the Site and to provide information to the Site.
7. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Information
Upon your request via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone, Applied Energetics will provide you with a summary of any personal information retained by Applied Energetics that has been voluntarily provided by you to Applied Energetics through online forms, registration forms, surveys, e-mail, or another online avenue. You may modify, correct, change or update your personal information by contacting Applied Energetics via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone at the addresses or numbers above.
8. Right to Change Privacy Statement
Applied Energetics may change this Privacy Statement at any time. Notice of any new or revised Privacy Statement, as well as the location of the new or revised statement, will be posted on the Site for at least twenty (20) days after the change. It is the obligation of users returning to the Site to learn of changes to the Privacy Statement since their last visit. Any change to this Privacy Statement shall be effective as to any visitor who has visited the Site before the change was made.
Dated: October 28, 2010