PRIVACY POLICY

Last Revised 20 May 2018

 

Introduction

 

The Institute for Anglo American-Central European Business Law (the “AACE Institute”) (hereinafter collectively, “we”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.  With this privacy policy, we would like to inform you what personal data we collect and how we process personal data, while using this website. 

 

The responsible body is: 

 

Institute for Anglo American-Central European Business Law

Letenská 5 118 00, Prague 1 Czech Republic

 

  1. Collection and Use of Data on the Website

 

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website aace.aauni.edu (our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

 

This policy applies to information we collect: 

 

  • on this Website;

  • in e-mail, text and other electronic messages between you and this Website; and/or

  • when you interact with our applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications include references or links to this policy.

 

It does not apply to information collected by:

 

  • us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by the AACE Institute or any third party; and/or

  • any third-party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from the Website.

 

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it.  If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website.  By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy.  This policy may change from time to time (see, “Changes to Our Privacy Policy”).  Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

 

Children Under the Age of 13

 

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age.  No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to the Website.  We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.  If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use.  If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.  If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at Institute for Anglo American-Central European Business Law, Letenská 5 118 00, Prague 1 Czech Republic or via email at scott.prange@aauni.edu.

 

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

 

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

 

  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”); and/or

  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.

 

We collect this information:

 

  • directly from you when you provide it to us;

  • automatically as you navigate through the Website.  Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies; and/or

  • from third parties, for example, our business partners.

 

Information You Provide to Us

 

The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

 

  • information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website.  This includes information provided at the time of subscribing to our newsletter, subscribing to our service, or requesting further services.  We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website;

  • records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses), if you contact us;

  • details of transactions you carry out through our Website; and/or

  • details of Website searches and button clicks are also recorded.

 

You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”).  Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk.  Although you may set certain privacy settings for such information by logging into your account profile, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.  Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions.  Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

 

Information We Collect through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

 

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:

 

  • details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website; and/or

  • information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.

 

The information we collect automatically is statistical data and may include personal information, or we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties.  It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

 

  • estimate our audience size and usage patterns;

  • store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests;

  • speed up your searches; and/or

  • recognize you when you return to our Website.

 

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

 

  • cookies (or browser cookies).  A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer.  You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser.  However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website; and/or

  • web beacons.  Pages of our Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit the AACE Institute, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

 

Third-party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

 

Some third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website.  The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

 

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used.  If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.  For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see “Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.” 

 

How We Use Your Information

 

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

 

  • to present our Website and its contents to you;

  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us;

  • to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;

  • to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;

  • to notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it and to help us understand how the Website is being used;

  • in any other way we may describe when you provide the information; and/or

  • for any other purpose with your consent.

 

We may also use your information to contact you about services that may be of interest to you.  If you do not want us to use your information in this way, you may elect to unsubscribe and we will cease using your information in that manner.  For more information, see “Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.”

 

Disclosure of Your Information

 

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

 

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

 

  • to our subsidiaries and affiliates for the sole purpose of providing our services;

  • to contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business;

  • to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of the AACE Institute’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by the AACE Institute about our Website users is among the assets transferred;

  • to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it;

  • for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; and/or

  • with your consent.

 

We may also disclose your personal information:

 

  • to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request; and/or

  • if We believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the AACE Institute or others.

 

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

 

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us.  We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

 

  • tracking technologies and advertising.  You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.  If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly;

  • opt-out.  You may “opt out” of receiving marketing or promotional emails from us by following the instructions in those emails.  If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about your accounts or our ongoing business relations; and/or

  • We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising.  However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. 

 

How We Protect Your Data 

 

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure.  All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls.  All transactions, regardless of their nature, are encrypted using SSL technology.

 

The safety and security of your information also depends on you.  Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.  We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

 

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.  Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website.  Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.  We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website. 

 

Transfer between subsidiaries: We may transfer user and customer information to our affiliates and to third party providers for the sole purpose of providing our services.

 

Data Retention 

 

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you our services.  If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, contact us at scott.prange@aauni.edu.  We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

Your California Privacy Rights

 

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  To make such a request, please contact us at Institute for Anglo American-Central European Business Law, Letenská 5 118 00, Prague 1 Czech Republicor via email at scott.prange@aauni.edu.

 

Access to Your Data 

 

If a user wishes us to remove the collected information stored with us (if any) please contact us at Institute for Anglo American-Central European Business Law, Letenská 5 118 00, Prague 1 Czech Republicor via email at scott.prange@aauni.edu.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

 

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page.  If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you through a notice on the Website home page.  The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page.  You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting our website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

 

Contact Information

 

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, please contact us at Institute for Anglo American-Central European Business Law, Letenská 5 118 00, Prague 1 Czech Republicor via email at scott.prange@aauni.edu.

 

  1. Tracking Technologies on our Website

 

Google Analytics

 

In order to optimize this website, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use this website.  The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  If the IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will previously be truncated by Google within the EU member states or EEA member states.  Only in exceptional cases will the IP address be transferred to Google on a server in the United States and thereafter be truncated.  On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  The IP address that was transmitted by your browser will not be combined by Google with any other data.  You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  You may also prevent the collection of the data that was generated by the cookie and that is related to the use of the website (including your IP address) as well as its processing by Google by downloading and installing a browser plugin that is available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

This Website uses Google Analytics with its extension code “gat._anonymizeIp()“ so that IP addresses will therefore only be processed in a shortened form to prevent persons from being identified.