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AEC News Today is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products, and services.
Our goal is to provide you and your family with media experiences that inform, entertain, and educate. Sometimes this means that we use information that you provide to us about yourself to customise that experience. We do this to improve your enjoyment of our products and services.
In providing our services to you, AEC News Today will be transparent about how and why we collect and use your information. In some cases, if you do not want us to collect or use your information in a particular way, then we will give you the opportunity to say so.
What information we collect
We collect information through the registration process, the subscription process, the classified advertising process, the purchasing process, and should you choose to comment on any of our articles, or use our contact form to contact us. We also collect non-personal identifying information as you browse our website. It may include, but is not limited to, the following fields of information :
(b) email address;
(c) telephone number;
(d) mailing address; and
(e) identification number such as a passport or national identification number.
(f) country of origin
(g) IP address
For business related inquiries, the information should also include the name of your organisation.
We may in addition ask for information for statistical purposes. Your answering such information requests is voluntary. Information requested may include gender, income level and profession.
What we use the information for
We use this information to contact you if you wish to post comments or send in letters by email, or if you wish to make an enquiry on our services. We may use the information to improve our services to you or targeted advertising on the Website.
- This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.
- We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself)
To protect your privacy our entire Website is protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology which creates an encrypted connection between your web browser and our Website which ensures private information is transmitted without the problems of eavesdropping, data tampering, and message forgery. You can confirm that your connection to AEC News Today Website is secure by looking for the green padlock icon in your browser address bar.
Age restrictions and Children’s Privacy Statement
This Website is meant for adults. If you are a child aged thirteen and below, you are advised not to use this Website.
This Website is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Website. We attempt to screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of 13 from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen as part of the Website, we will delete such information from our records, and also will NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Website. If a parent or guardian informs us a particular set of user information is of that of a child under the age of 13, we will do our best to delete it.
Who we share data with
We will not share your information with third parties that enables you to be identified without your prior agreement. We require that third parties who manage our website and who therefore have access to information collected on the site agree not to share the information with any other parties without your permission. Where required by law, we may share information with the government in jurisdictions in which we operate.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
The Website logs Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, or the location of your computer on the internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We use this information on an aggregate fashion to track access to our Website.
We automatically log certain usage information about your use of the Website. This information includes a reading history of the pages you view.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Please note that we reserve the rights to access and disclose personal data to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests to operate our Website properly and to protect both ourselves and our readers.
Your Data Rights
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy notice, please contact us by writing to admin [AT] aecnewstoday [DOT] com or by using our Contact Form
Changes to this policy
We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.
This page was last updated on February 21, 2019