20120511 AMEEscore – Privacy Policy

About this Privacy Policy

AMEE Group (“AMEE“, “we” or “our“) is fully committed to protecting your privacy and any personal information that you provide to us when you use this website and our services.  This privacy policy contains details about our collection, use, disclosure and transfer of personal information and also outlines how we use cookies.

This privacy policy was last updated in May 2012.  Please check back regularly to keep informed of updates to this privacy policy.

Information we may collect about you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website at http://blog.amee.com or http://www.ameescore.com. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to use our service/s, posting material or requesting further services.  When you register for an account, we ask for your name, company, e-mail address, post code, occupation, industry and related data to set up the account and for administration purposes;
  • If you are a supplier to a company that uses AMEE’s services, that company might provide us with personal information concerning a key contact in your business.
  • Information about your transactions with us, including information about your use of the products and services that we offer;
  • We may keep a record of any correspondence if you contact us, for example, when you send us e-mail communications or send letters to us; and
  • We also collect certain information automatically about visitors to this website, as described in the section headed “information that we automatically collect” below. 

We may offer you the opportunity to post, comment or exchange information on publicly accessible areas of this website (for example, to post comments on news posts).  You should exercise caution if you choose to disclose personal information such as your name or contact details when doing so, as this information may be accessible by the general public and indexed by search engines. 

How we use the information you provide us

We use the personal information we collect from you for the following purposes, i.e. to:

  • Register you (or invite you to register) as a user of AMEE services and to provide you with, and personalise our services;
  • Deal with your inquiries and requests;
  • Send you service related communications, including announcements and administrative messages;
  • Provide you with information about other AMEE products, services and promotions that may be of interest to you. Please see the ‘editing and deleting your personal information’ section below for further information about how you can opt-out of receiving these updates; and
  • Understand how our website is used so that we can continuously improve our website and offering.

We may also generate, use and disclose aggregated and/or anonymised information and statistics about our website for marketing and strategic purposes.  However, no visitor will be individually identifiable from these aggregated and/or anonymised information and statistics.

Information that we automatically collect

IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type.  We use this information to better understand how visitors use our website and for internal reporting purposes. 

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that websites often store on computer hard drives of visitors to their sites. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

A cookie contains a unique number, which is used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously. We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors (for example, by remembering your language preferences) and to better understand how our site is used. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our site before or whether you are a new visitor. 

There are two broad categories of cookies – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’.  First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer, and are used only by the website operator to recognise your computer when it revisits that site.  Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when it visits other websites.  Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.

This website serves only the following cookies to your computer:

We do not use cookies to collect any information that enables us to directly identify you as an individual. 

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies.  You can exercise this right by using the controls on your browser and the ‘help’ portion of your toolbar will tell you how to do so.  Please note that if you choose to refuse cookies that you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.  For more information about cookies generally, you may also wish to refer to www.allaboutcookies.org.

Information we share

AMEE does not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide or improve the products or services you have requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • We request that you share such information and you choose to do so;
  • To respond to your questions or concerns, to fulfil your requests, or to share knowledge about an issue.  Please note that in these circumstances we may share the personal information you provide to us with one or more of our affiliated group companies or with our third party service providers.  Some of these affiliated group companies and service providers may be based in territories that are outside of the European Economic Area (including the United States) that are not governed by European data protection laws.  However, where this is the case, we will take measures to ensure that your personal information is protected in accordance with this privacy policy; 
  • If we are required to do so by law or in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials;
  • Where we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of AMEE’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law; and
  • In the event that we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets, we reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to ensure that the transferee uses personal information you have provided through this website in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

We may also transfer your personal information for the purposes set out in this privacy policy to any AMEE group company worldwide. 

Security

We want you to feel confident about using our website, and we are committed to protecting the personal information we collect.  We limit access to personal information about you to employees who reasonably need access to it, to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.  We also keep the data that we hold on behalf of each of our customers in an independent space that is separate from other customers.  We have appropriate technical and organisational physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information that you provide to us against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction. 

Editing or Deleting your personal information

You can edit the information linked to your account by accessing it here http://blog.amee.com/products/services/. You may opt out of receiving information about our products and services by selecting the relevant option on our website or by sending us an email at help@amee.com however please note that we may continue to send you service related (non-marketing) communications.

You may delete your AMEE account by visiting our account deletion page, verifying your password once more and confirming your choice to terminate the account.

Updates to this privacy policy

AMEE may amend this policy from time to time. If we make substantial or material changes in the way we wish to use your personal information we will communicate with you by sending a notice to the primary e-mail address that you have provided us and/or providing a prominent notice on our website.  If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use the website.  Any queries or comments about this Privacy Policy should be sent to us using the contact details listed below

Contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with AMEE you can contact us here.  You can also use this address if you wish to request from AMEE a copy of the personal data we hold about you. 

 

 

 

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