Effective Date: August 1, 2020
This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) explains how Automated Business Designs, Inc., (“ABD”) uses personal information (“Personal Information”) and applies to all users who use our Internet web site www.abd.net (the “Site”). Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. If you do not agree to our practices, please do not interact with ABD of the Site.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices or this Privacy Statement. You can reach us online at privacy@ABD.net. You can reach us via postal mail at the following address:
Automated Business Designs, Inc.
Attention: Privacy Office
8755 W. Higgins, Suite 600,
Chicago, IL 60631
- Types of Personal Information We Collect.
Personal Information is information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual. It also includes other information that may be associated with Personal Information. We collect the following types of Personal Information:
Contact Information that allows us to communicate with you, such as your name, postal addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, or other addresses at which you receive communications from or on behalf of ABD.
Transaction Information about how you interact with ABD, such as how you use the Site, email, and other communications.
- How ABD Collects Personal Information.
We ask you for Personal Information (including Contact Information) when you contact ABD or complete a form requesting information from ABD, or otherwise interact with the web site or contact ABD.
We collect Transaction Information when you use our website.
We also collect Transaction Information if you contact us via telephone, email, text, postal mail, social media interaction, or other methods of communication, such as for customer support purposes.
If you use a social media platform or your mobile device (or other method of communication) to interact with ABD or the Site, the application may have a specific privacy statement that governs the use of Personal Information related to that application. If you have questions about the security and privacy settings of your mobile device, please refer to instructions from your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.
We may receive additional Personal Information from third parties. We may use this Personal Information to enhance other information we have about you to help us better understand you and to otherwise enhance the Site or ABD services.
- How ABD Uses Personal Information.
ABD uses Personal Information to:
- Operate and improve our Site;
- Provide customers with offers for products and services;
- Provide customer support;
- Fulfill requests for ABD services;
- Communicate and provide additional information that may be of interest to you about ABD such as ABD news, announcements, and marketing materials;
- Send you reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages service bulletins, or marketing;
- When and Why ABD Discloses Personal Information.
We will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties except to:
Affiliated companies (e.g., subsidiaries and other companies owned by or controlled by ABD) who may only use the Personal Information for the purposes described in Section 3 above.
Our service providers that provide services for us such as sending emails on our behalf and processing payments. Our service providers are bound by law or contract to protect the Personal Information and are only allowed to use the Personal Information in accordance with the terms of our service agreements with them.
Effect a merger, acquisition, or otherwise; to support the sale or transfer of business assets; to enforce our rights or protect our property; to protect the rights, property or safety of others, investigate fraud, respond to a government request; or as needed to support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions. We may also disclose Personal Information to defend ourselves in litigation or a regulatory action, and when required or advised to do so by law, such as in response to a subpoena, or similar legal process, including to law enforcement agencies, regulators, and courts in the United States and other countries where we operate. If ABD is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.
- Cookies and Related Technologies.
When you use our Site, we collect certain information by automated or electronic means such as browser analysis tools, and web server logs. As you use our Site and applications, your browser and devices communicate with servers operated by us.
We collect different types of information when you visit the Site. For example, we may collect your operating system type or mobile device model, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone of your device. Browsers routinely send these types of information to web servers. Our server logs also record the Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses of the devices you use to interact with the Sites. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet.
In many cases, the information we collect is used in non-identifiable ways, without any reference to Personal Information. For example, we use information we collect about web site users to optimize our website and understand its traffic and usage patterns.
Additionally, if the settings on your location-aware device allow us to receive Location Information, we will collect that automatically. If we associate Location Information with other Personal Information, this Privacy Statement governs how we would use that information too.
ABD does not now, but may in the future use certain analytics (e.g. Google Analytics) and optimization services for our websites. If you would like more information on how to remove yourself from the tracking and reporting functions performed for this website by a third party, please contact privacy@ABD.net.
- Your Choices.
You can limit the information you provide to ABD, and you can limit the communications that ABD sends to you.
You can manage your subscriptions by following subscription management instructions contained in the commercial messages that we send you. You may choose to subscribe to some types of messages, and may choose to unsubscribe from others. You may update your subscription preferences from time to time. Please note that even if you unsubscribe from promotional email messages, we may still need to contact you with important transactional information related to your account and your purchases.
You may manage how your browser handles cookies and related technologies by adjusting its privacy and security settings. Browsers are different, so refer to instructions related to your browser to learn about cookie-related and other privacy and security settings that may be available.
You may manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share Location Information, as well as how your mobile browser handles cookies and related technologies by adjusting your mobile device privacy and security settings. Please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.
You may also manage the sharing of certain Personal Information with us when you connect with us through a social media platform or application. Please refer to the privacy settings of the social media website or application to determine how you may adjust our permissions and manage the interactivity between ABD and your social media account or your mobile device.
- Accessing and Correcting Personal Information.
Keeping your Personal Information current helps ensure that we offer you the best service. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services and to maintain a record of your transactions. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. You can update and request deletion of your Contact Information, and the other information you provided to us by sending us an email at privacy@ABD.net.
- Security of Personal Information.
ABD uses commercially reasonable controls that are designed to reasonably safeguard Personal Information. By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You acknowledge and agree that any message or information sent to ABD may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transaction or transmission is encrypted. You agree to hold ABD, its officers, directors, employees and agents harmless in the event that ABD’s security is breached by a third-party through no fault of ABD.
- Notice to Residents of Countries outside the United States of America.
ABD, Inc. is headquartered in the United States of America. Personal Information may be accessed by us or transferred to us in the United States or to our affiliates, business partners, merchants, or service providers elsewhere in the world. By providing us with Personal Information, you consent to this transfer. We will protect the privacy and security of Personal Information according to our Privacy Statement, regardless of where it is processed or stored.
- Privacy Practices of Third Parties.
This Privacy Statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information by ABD through your interaction with the Site. Other web sites that may be accessible through links from our Site may have their own privacy statements and personal information collection, use, and disclosure practices. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy statements provided by these other parties prior to providing them with information or taking advantage of an offer or promotion.
- Changes to this Privacy Statement.
From time to time, we may update this Privacy Statement to clarify our practices or to reflect new or different privacy practices, such as when we add new features to the Site. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of notice on the Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information about our privacy practices.
- California Privacy Rights.
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information about the types of Personal Information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the proceeding calendar year. In particular, the law requires that companies inform consumers about the categories of Personal Information that have been shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by ABD pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please contact us via email to privacy@ABD.com, or by writing us at the following address:
Automated Business Designs, Inc.
Attention: Privacy Office
California Customer Choice Notice
8755 W. Higgins, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60631 USA
Please allow 30 days for a response.