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Privacy shield

Overview

 
BAE SYSTEMS APPLIED INTELLIGENCE US CORP. (also referred to in this policy as “we”, “us”, and “our”) offers customers a complete suite of reliable, highly available, secure and scalable Cloud-hosted solutions to individuals and enterprises of all sizes. Online privacy is something we take very seriously. This privacy policy is designed to inform you of how we collect and use the personal information you elect to provide to us. Further, our customers and website users from Europe should note that BAE Systems Applied Intelligence US Corp. commits to compliance with the principles set forth by the Privacy Shield Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as mandated by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from the European Economic Area member countries and Switzerland. BAE Systems Applied Intelligence US Corp. certifies that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework and to view BAE Systems Applied Intelligence US Corp.’s certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/list. The United States Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction to investigate and to bring enforcement actions for claims against us regarding possible violations of laws or regulations covering privacy, including the EU-US Privacy Shield. If you are a customer or a visitor to our website and you choose to register for our services or provide us with personal information, you authorize us to use such information as set forth in this privacy policy.
 

How we obtain and use information about you

 
When you visit our website or subscribe online to our Net@ddress email services, you may provide us with two general types of information: personal information that you consciously choose to disclose to us on an individual basis and website use information that we collect on an aggregate basis as visitors browse our website. You may also provide us with the personal information required for us to provide the Net@ddress services that you purchase directly from us online, however we only request the personal information necessary to establish and service our customers' individual Net@ddress email accounts. This subscriber personal information may include your:
 
  • Full name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Password
  • Credit card account information for billing purposes

We may also collect information such as gender, age, occupation and income. This information is used in the aggregate only and not on an individual basis and solely to determine the demographic statistics of those using our website or subscribing to our Net@ddress services.
 
You may also choose to provide us with a resume in response to available employment opportunities that we post on our web site. We only use the information included on your resume to evaluate you as a candidate for employment.
 
From time to time, we may use the personal information that you provide to us to notify you about important changes to our website, our services or special offers that we think you will appreciate. If we co-sponsor a special offer with another company and if you choose to provide personal information relative to the offer, then the information you provide may be used by both us and the co-sponsor. If you do not wish us to use your personal information to send you emails with this type of content, you may opt out by notifying us at privacypolicy@baesystems.com or by clicking on the opt-out link within the body of the email message.
 
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence US Corp. also provides Cloud-hosted services to our business entity customers (“Commercial Customers”). If you are an end-user of our services through a Commercial Customer, or if you are a customer of a Commercial Customer, information about you, including personal information, may be included in the data we process on behalf of our Commercial Customers (“Commercial Customer Data”). We do not control Commercial Customer Data; our access to personal information contained in that data is limited in scope. We may access personal information contained in Commercial Customer Data only to the extent necessary to perform and support the services purchased by Commercial Customers or as may be otherwise instructed by the Commercial Customer, or, if we reasonably suspect that our services are being misused, to investigate violations of our acceptable use policies. For options available to you to limit the use of your personal information by a Commercial Customer, please contact the Commercial Customer who controls your data directly.
 
Visitors to our website are not required to register or purchase our services in order to use our website.


Use of cookies

 
A cookie is a small text document that a web server can store temporarily with your web browser. Each time you visit a website, that website's server asks your computer's browser for permission to store a cookie on your hard drive in an area specifically designated for cookies. Cookies are useful for having your computer remember specific information from a particular website's server to be reloaded the next time you surf that server's website. Cookies help us gather feedback on our website to better serve our customers.
 
A cookie file is not a secret way for a web server to gain access to personal information about you or your computer. Each cookie is marked with information about its destination website server; your computer will not send cookies to any other website server. You may elect to be notified each time a website's server asks permission to store a cookie by amending certain settings in your web browser so that you have the ability to refuse a cookie when it is being served.
 

Our use of cookies is limited to the following:

 
  • To learn more about how our visitors use our website by analyzing usage patterns in the aggregate. We never use information collected from cookies to profile individual visitor behavior.
  • To collect information about how advertisements prompt visits to our website. In cases where a visitor views an advertisement which leads to our website, and subsequently fills out our visitor profile requesting information about our services, we combine information about that advertisement collected from cookies with the visitor profile in order to gauge the effectiveness of various advertising campaigns.
  • To keep track of the services you purchase from us and to maintain a list of purchases in your shopping cart.

We may require that you accept cookies in order to access certain of our services or features available through our services. We do not however, require you to accept cookies while visiting our website. However, you may limit our use of your personal information obtained through cookies  by setting your browser to refuse them. If you set your browser to refuse all cookies, you can still enjoy complete access to all areas of our website.
 

BAE SYSTEMS APPLIED INTELLIGENCE US CORP. tracks Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses for your protection

 
An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer or mobile device each time you log onto the Internet. If you are subscribed to our hosted messaging  services, the email messages that you send through our services typically contain your IP address in the header information of the email message. IP addresses provide the recipient of your email message with the ability to track your IP address to your Internet service provider or the location of the computer or mobile device from which you sent the email message.
 

Disclosure of your information

 
We do not sell, rent, or share your personal information with any unaffiliated third party except as necessary to provide our services. We have in the past and may in the future, enter into strategic partnerships, alliances or other business arrangements with third parties in order to provide and enhance our services, which may include, but is not limited to; Hosting  or Payment Processing Services. Certain of these third parties may have access to your personal information; however they are obligated to provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles and are contractually required to restrict access as necessary to provide their services to us or to you. In instances where we transfer your personal information to a third party who is acting as our agent, we are responsible if the third party processes the personal information we transfer in a manner that is inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles.

We have chosen a third party to process our credit card transactions in order to provide enhanced security, reliability and fraud protection mechanisms for your purchases. The credit card information that you choose to provide during your purchase is maintained in our credit card processing company's database for accounting and billing purposes. Unless expressly authorized in writing by you, we do not maintain a copy of your credit card information on our servers. Credit card account numbers you choose to authorize us to maintain in our databases are encrypted and access is restricted.

Under certain situations, we may release your personal information if required by law, or if we believe the disclosure is necessary to abide by law or to protect our website or users of our services, or to defend our property. We will only disclose the minimum information that we are required to disclose.
 

Contact us

 
Please contact us for more information about your options regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information.To contact BAE Systems Applied Intelligence US Corp. with questions or complaints about our participation in the Privacy Shield Framework or this privacy policy, or for more information about the options available to you for limiting our use of your personal information, email The Head of Privacy at privacypolicy@baesystems.com. To access or change personal information contained in Commercial Customer Data, please contact the specific Commercial Customer. If you are a Net@ddress subscriber and wish to access or change the personal information you provided in your subscriber registration, please contact Net@ddress customer service at 1-800-448-4374 or click on the Customer Service link on the Net@ddress home page located at https://www.netaddress.com/
 

Complaints and Recourse

 
We are committed to resolving complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information.  However, if we fail to resolve your complaint under the Privacy Shield Principles to your satisfaction, we have selected the International Centre for Dispute Resolution®/American Arbitration Association® as our independent recourse mechanism to investigate and resolve any unresolved complaints from individuals residing in Switzerland or the European Union who may be affected by our actual or perceived non-compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles or the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. As detailed in Annex 1 of the Privacy Shield Principles, under certain circumstances a binding arbitration option will also be made available to you. This resource will be provided at no charge to you. For more information or to file a complaint, go to the ICRD/AAA website at http://info.adr.org/safeharbor.
 

We are a strong advocate of children's privacy

 
We believe, as a core principle, that it is of utmost importance to protect the privacy of children online. Our services are not intended to be used by, nor do we intentionally collect personal information from, children under the age of 18. We comply with all federal laws and regulations regarding the privacy of children, including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
 

We are committed to data security

 
We understand the increasing need and desire of our customers to secure their email messages over the Internet. In connection with the provision of our services, we are a conduit that transports information and that does not access this information other than on a random or infrequent basis as necessary for the performance of our services. Nonetheless, in order to appropriately protect the information transmitted by users via our services and to prevent unauthorized access and maintain data security of our customers’ personal information and email messages, we maintain commercially accepted physical, electronic, administrative, technical and managerial security and enforcement procedures to safeguard against the loss, misuse, corruption and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of our customers' information or email messages, including the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption for the transmission of credit card and personal information.
 
We keep the personal information, other than credit card account numbers, that you provide to us during the registration process on our servers for the period of time that your account is active and for up to one year after your account is terminated or cancelled, at which time all the information is deleted from our servers.
 

Updating your personal information

 
If you purchased our services through Net@ddress Messaging Center®, you may access and update the registration data that you provided to us when you set up your account by clicking on the Preferences link on the left side navigation bar and then clicking on Individual Profile from the list of menu items or by contacting customer service at 1-800-448-4374. 
 
For all of our other services, access to and changes to your personal information must be made through your employer’s designated administrator or postmaster. You may also request changes to your personally identifiable information by emailing - privacypolicy@baesystems.com
 

We may make changes to this policy 

 
We review this privacy policy at regular intervals and at least annually for compliance with internal procedures and industry standards. We reserve the right to change to this privacy policy at any time. If we change this privacy policy, we will post the changes on the Privacy Policy link on our website located TBD so that you will always know what information we collect from you and how we use it. We encourage you to check our website frequently for updates.


BAE SYSTEMS APPLIED INTELLIGENCE US CORP. is here to help you

 
If you have other questions about our privacy policy, please send us an email at privacypolicy@baesystems.com
 
 
Updated 12th October 2016