The Annual Report Service (“ARS”) operates a leading platform for investor information. It is ARS’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while visiting our website.
Like most website operators, ARS 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. ARSs’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how ARSs’ visitors use its website. From time to time, ARS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
ARS also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our site. ARS 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 blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses may be made visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to ARS’s websites choose to interact with ARS in ways that require ARS to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that ARS gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we might ask visitors who sign up for a to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with ARS – by requesting information from our website – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and delivery information required to process those request. In each case, ARS collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with ARS. ARS 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.
ARS may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, ARS may monitor the most popular pages, or use spam-screening services to help identify spam. ARS may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, ARS does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information
ARS 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 ARSs’ behalf or to provide services available at ARSs’ 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 ARSs’ websites; you consent to the transfer of such information to them. ARS 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, ARS discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when ARS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ARS, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an ARS website and have supplied your email address, ARS 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 ARS platform. If you send us a request (for example via a support 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. ARS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
If ARS, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, 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 ARS may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.