Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Updated 01/06/2009

Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us on theAkkadian.com and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Web site, products and services.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice, you should first contact Customer Service.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit our Web site, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information that you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis; and Web site use information that is collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.

1.     Personal Information You Choose to Provide

Registration & Purchase Information

You will provide us information about yourself, your firm or company, and your practices when you register to be a member of theAkkadian, register for certain services, register for e-mail newsletters and alerts.  This data collection can include such personally identifiable information as name, company name, address, phone number, e-mail address, etc.  You may also provide additional comments on how you see theAkkadian servicing your needs and interests.

If you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses.

2.     Web site Use Information

Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see “What Are Cookies?” explanation below) and Web server logs (“log files”) to collect information about how our Web site is used.  Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent on our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.  We, our advertisers and ad serving companies may also use small pieces of code called “web beacons” or “clear GIF’s” to determine which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them.  Personally identifiable information is not stored in these cookies, web beacons or clear GIF’s.  We use a third-party tracking service that uses cookies and log files to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate, for usage and volume purposes, to help us better understand the needs of our visitors.

How Do We Use the Information You Provide to Us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers.  We occasionally also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable.  We may retain your personal information for administrative, reporting and analytic purposes.  We will not share or sell your information.  You have the opportunity to opt in or opt out of these specific types of communications in our Member Center.  You have the opportunity to opt out any time you receive an e-mail from us by using the link provided at the bottom of the e-mail communication.  You may also notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by contacting us.

Communications from Our Site & Opt-out Options

If you register with our Web site, you can expect to receive a welcome e-mail and/or an order confirmation e-mail.  If you have registered with our Web site, you will receive any of the communications (newsletters, updates, product information, alerts) that you have opted in to receive.  From time to time, we may need to send critical service updates from the Web site.  You may not opt out of receiving these critical service updates.  If you wish to change your preferences for receiving communications from our Web site, please visit our Member Center to change your preferences or contact us.

Blogs

If you use our blogs, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit may be read, collected or used by other users in this forum.  We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in the blogs.  Violation of our Terms of Use Agreement may result in removal of your post and/or termination of your membership, and or deletion of your post or comment.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document that often includes an anonymous unique identifier.  When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.  Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it.  In order to protect your privacy, your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you and not the cookies sent to you by other sites.  Some of our business partners (e.g. advertisers) use cookies that originate from their Web sites.  We have no access to, or control over, these cookies.  For more information, see “Third Party Advertisers.”

Third Party Advertisers

The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by our advertising partners.  We share aggregate Web site usage information about users with potential advertisers for the purpose of targeting our Internet advertisements on this site.

We use cookies and clear GIF’s on this Web site, which allow it to recognize a user’s cookie when a user visits the site.  The information collected and shared through this technology is not personally identifiable.

For more information about our third-party advertisers or to learn more about the choices available to you regarding this anonymous information, please click here.

Notice of New Services and Changes

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable.  You have the opportunity to opt in for these notifications at registration and you have the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by contacting us at a later date.

How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?

The security of your personal information is important to us.  At present, there is no reason to join our site, however the option exists.  We do not protect your personal information in transit, but we also do not verify it as authentic.  It is still important to protect your password.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  However, no method of transmission over the Internet and no method of electronic storage is 100% secure.  Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

E-mail is not recognized as a secure medium of communication.  For this reason, we request that you do not send private or sensitive information to us by e-mail.  If you have any questions about security on our Web site, please contact us.

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?

You can view and update your registration information online on our Member Center page.  You may also request access to all of your personally identifiable information that we collect and maintain in our database by contacting us.

Certain Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena, or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or our Affiliated Parties (as defined in our Terms of Use Agreement); (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our site, the users of our site and/or our Affiliated Parties; or (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our site, ourselves or third parties.

What About Other Web sites Linked to Our Web site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site, nor are we responsible for the information or content contained therein.  Links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.

Please remember that, when you use a link to go from our Web site to another Web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect.  Your activities and interaction on any other Web site, including Web sites that have a link on our Web site, is subject to that Web site’s own rules and policies.  Please review those privacy rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent

By using our Web site, you consent to our collection, use and retention of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.  If we make material changes to our privacy practices, we will post those changes on our Web site to keep you informed of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

theAkkadian.com
425 Severnside Dr.
Severna Park, MD  21146

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