Privacy Policy

The following is a description of how we collect, store, and use the personal information you provide us through this website and related websites. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy before you submit any personal information on this website. For a complete description of our online privacy practices, please review the following details.

WHAT DOES THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLY TO?

Our Website and Information Collected Online

The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Policy pertain only to the on-line collection of information through the www.mobilesecurity.abus.com and www.abus.com websites, and do not apply to information that we may collect through other means such as responses to promotions delivered by postal mail.

Websites Not Covered by this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy does not apply to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we link, including websites that are operated by our parent or affiliate companies (collectively, “third party sites”).

We encourage you to read the privacy policy of the third party sites to which you link before you submit any personal information to that site. We are not responsible, and disclaim any liability, for the independent practices or content of any third party site.

Special Note to Non-U.S. Visitors

This Privacy Policy is intended to meet the laws and requirements of the United States and Canada, which may not necessarily be consistent with the laws and regulations of your home country. Any information that you provide on this website will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Your Acceptance / Changes to this Privacy Policy

By using this website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use this website. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Any changes will be posted in this Privacy Policy and material changes will generally apply only to activities and information collected on a going forward basis. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy whenever you come back to this site to make sure you are aware of any changes and how your information may be used. Your continued use of this website signifies your acceptance of these changes.

WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU?

If you visit or browse our website, we do not ask you to provide any information. However, if you wish to participate in some of the features and services, we may ask you to provide certain personal and/or demographic information. Personal Information (as the term is used in this Privacy Policy) refers to any information about you or that can be used to personally identify you or contact you. This may include personally identifiable information such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, and phone number and nonpersonally identifiable information or demographic information such as your date of birth, age, gender, habits or preferences (collectively, “Personal Information”).

Personal Information is only collected with your knowledge (i.e., if you voluntarily provide it to us through one of the many online forms available on this website) and will usually take the form of registration or participation in: A newsletter that is specific to an event, product, or website and that is not included under general website registration; Purchasing a product or using a service available on this website; Feedback, questions, or comments through one of our Contact forms; Any other request that requires the submission of personal information (e.g., Consumer Panel, Product Request, “Where to Buy,” etc.)

The types and amount of information collected for the features listed above will vary depending on the website and activity. The requested Personal Information may include: first and last name, email address, home address (including city and state), telephone number (work or home), and (for those purchasing products online) credit card information. For some activities, you may be asked to create a username and/or password and/or to provide additional, demographic information, including: (i) your age or date of birth, (ii) gender, (iii) frequency of use, purchase, and consumption of certain ABUS products and/or other similar products, and/or, (iv) other information relevant to the ABUS product you’ve purchased or the specific Site which you are visiting.

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information on our Web sites directly from children and will destroy such information if we become aware that a child has disclosed such information to us without proper parental consent.

Access to Your Information

If you would like to understand what information we have on file about you, please contact us using the contact information listed at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. You can also use this contact information to request a correction of deletion of your information.

HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

Information we collect about you is used for the purpose for which the information was collected or as otherwise identified in this Privacy Policy. For example, if you sign up or register on a website covered by this Privacy Policy (“general website registration”), the information you provide is used to offer you the benefits and privileges that typically come along with registration. This may include access to and use of exclusive or personalized content or activities on the websites, participation in special events and promotions, and the ability to receive the communications or marketing material you select at the time of registration or that automatically come with your registration. Similarly, if you contact us via an online contact form, your information is used to respond to your inquiry or comment, and in some instances, post the answers to your question in anonymous form on the relevant website. Any credit card information you provide us or a payments processor acting on our behalf is used to fulfill and process your online purchases.

When registering or providing information on our websites, you may also be given the option (through a check box or otherwise) to have your information used for an activity or service different from the primary activity or service that you are requesting. For example, if you are signing up for a promotion, we may provide you the option to sign up for newsletters or alerts from the site hosting the promotion or from other ABUS sites or products. If you choose to receive these additional services, ABUS will use your information to provide them to you.

Newsletters and Email

If you provide us your email address and/or mailing address (whether as part of our general website registration or for a specific newsletter or communication), the contact information you provide will be used to send you the specific newsletter, communication, or literature requested. In addition, you may receive communications introducing you to other ABUS products or websites. These materials may come in the form of regular mail or email, depending on the site you register on and the information you provide during registration. If you are in Canada, our policy is to only send you commercial email messages if we have your consent, as required by law.

We may also use your email address to send you transactional or administrative communications (e.g., confirmation email when you purchase a product online or when you sign up for, or unsubscribe from, a specific registration or activity), as well as certain service-related announcements (e.g., notices about updates to our Privacy Policy, discontinued features or programs on our websites, changes to our online services or technical support policies, or other related changes). Collectively, these types of communications are referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Administrative Communications.”

Other Business Interests

We may also combine your non personally identifiable (i.e. “aggregate”) information with other consumers' information or other publicly available information to help us satisfy our legitimate business interests, such as performing trend analysis or market studies; identify consumer preferences or interests; set prices; perform billing functions; establish credit; or comply with government regulations. We may also share anonymized data, such as statistical or demographic information in aggregate form, with third parties for research or marketing purposes. However, this anonymized data will not contain your individually identifiable Personal Information
What happens if you refuse to provide your Personal Information? If you choose not to submit any Personal Information when requested, you may not be able to participate in certain activities and personalized features on our websites and may limit the services and special offers we can provide you. For example, if you decline to share your email address, you will not be able to receive any of our newsletters or otherwise register on our websites. If you choose not to provide your credit card number, you will not be able to purchase products.

DO WE USE COOKIES, TRACK IP ADDRESSES, OR USE OTHER MEANS TO COLLECTION INFORMATION?

Cookies

We use cookies to improve the use and functionality of our websites. A cookie is a small text file that may be placed in your browser by websites you visit and the content partners for those sites. You can use the preferences in your browser to view, control and delete the cookies you have by, for example, emptying the cache in your browser. You may check the "Help" menu on your Internet browser for more information, or check with your browser provider.

Cookies help websites remember visitors when they return to the site. For example, a cookie can help a website remember that you’ve already registered, so you don’t have to sign in again each time you visit. Essentially, cookies are used to customize websites based on the content you view and the preferences you have indicated.

We may use cookies to (i) personalize information for certain segments of our customer base, (ii) associate individual customers with their information profiles, (iii) keep track of and administer status, preferences, business information and other information provided by you, (iv) support security functions, and (v) understand visitor usage of our websites on an anonymous basis.

You may remove any cookies as described above or “opt out” of receiving advertisements or other cookies by using services such as those provided by the Digital Advertising Alliance or Network Advertising Initiative. You may find more information about their members and the “opt out” process by going to their websites at www.aboutads.info/choices or www.networkadvertising.org.

IP Addresses

We may keep track of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to (among other things): (i) troubleshoot technical concerns, (ii) maintain website safety and security, (iii) restrict access to our sites to certain users, and, (iv) better understand how our sites are utilized. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet.

Log Files

We (or a vendor on our behalf) may collect information in the form of logs - files that record website activity and gather statistics about web users' browsing habits. These entries are generated anonymously, and help us gather (among other things) (i) a user’s browser type and operating system, (ii) information about a user’s session (such as the URL they came from, the date and time they visited our site, and which pages they've viewed on our site and for how long), and, (iii) other similar navigational or click-stream data. We also use information captured in log files for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve and customize the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only, and are not associated with any particular user.

Web Beacons

We may use web beacons or clear GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format)) on our websites or include them in the e-mail messages we send you. Web beacons (also known as “web bugs”) are small strings of code that provide a method of delivering a graphic image on a web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data back to us. The information collected via web beacons may include some of the information described in the IP Address section directly above, as well as information about how a user responds to an email campaign from or on behalf of ABUS (e.g., the time the email is opened, where does the user link to from the email, etc.). We use web beacon information for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising and email auditing and reporting, and personalization.

HOW DO WE SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU?

The information that you disclose on this website is collected by ABUS or by a vendor acting on our behalf; and is used in accordance with the practices set forth above. The following provides more specific information about how and to whom we may disclose your information.

Agents and Contractors

We may use outside companies, agents, or contractors (“vendors”) to provide support for the internal operations of our websites and to assist us with administering this site or the various programs and promotions available on our other websites. In the course of doing so, these vendors may come into contact with your personal information. However, we only give them access to (or allow them to collect on our behalf) the information they need in order to perform the specific tasks they’ve been hired to do. They have also agreed to protect the confidentiality and security of this information.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, you may have the right to request and receive certain information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, and your choices with respect to such disclosures. Our policy is not to share your personal information with third parties for such purposes. We would not initiate such activity in the future unless you first opt-in to such disclosure or are first given the opportunity to opt-out.

This practice is disclosed in the preceding sections of this Privacy Policy. If you still wish to learn more about our compliance with this requirement, you may contact us using the contact information provided below.

Do Not Track Disclosure

We do not respond to web browser “do not track” signals at this time but carefully monitor efforts in the policy community and industry standards to determine whether this functionality should be reviewed.

Legal and Business Transfers

We may also disclose personally identifiable information if we are required to do so by law or if, in our good faith judgment, such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes, to respond to any claims, or to protect the safety or rights of ABUS, its customers, or the public.

In the event of a merger or acquisition of all or part of ABUS by another company, or in the event that ABUS were to sell or dispose of all or a part of the business, the acquirer would have access to the information maintained by that business, which could include Personal Information, subject to applicable law. Similarly, Personal Information may be transferred as part of a corporate reorganization, insolvency proceeding, or other similar event, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.

How can you ask a question? (Contact Information)

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or our information collection practices, please contact us at:
312.640.1111;
CustomerService@abus.com;
in writing at ABUS Mobile Security,
1440 N. Dayton,
Suite 203, Chicago, IL 60642
or using the Contact Us form available on our website.

Updated November 12, 2014