Artech Communications Inc ("Artech Communications ") operates http://www.artechcommunications.com and may operate other websites. It is Artech Communications's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Artech Communications collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Artech Communications's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Artech Communications's visitors use its website. From time to time, Artech Communications may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Artech Communications also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on http://www.artechcommunications.com blogs/sites. Artech Communications only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Artech Communications's websites choose to interact with Artech Communications in ways that require Artech Communications to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Artech Communications gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at http://www.artechcommunications.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Artech Communications are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Artech Communications collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Artech Communications . Artech Communications does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Artech Communications may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Artech Communications may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Artech Communications does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Artech Communications discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Artech Communications's behalf or to provide services available at Artech Communications's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Artech Communications's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Artech Communications will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Artech Communications discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Artech Communications believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Artech Communications , third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Artech Communications website and have supplied your email address, Artech Communications may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Artech Communications and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Artech Communications takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Artech Communications , or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Artech Communications goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Artech Communications may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.