Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy tells you about the ways in which we protect your privacy and personal data we process about you.

LAST UPDATED: May 30, 2018

1. Introduction

Advan Research Corporation, LLC., a U.S. corporation with offices at 380 Lexington Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10168 ("Advan, "we", "us") is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms of Use and any other documents referred to in it) explains the policies adopted and used by us in order to protect your privacy as you visit and use our website located at www.advan.us (the "Website") and if you otherwise communicate with us, for example by requesting information related to our services. The Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be handled by us. In this Privacy Policy, the term "personal data" means information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person.

We know that you are concerned about how we use and disclose personal data, and we are committed to complying with data protection and privacy laws that apply to us. This Privacy Policy tells you about the ways in which we protect your privacy and personal data we process about you. We wish to remind you that this Privacy Policy applies to personal data that we process when you use the Website and if you otherwise communicate with us, for example by requesting information related to our goods and services. It does not apply to any links to third parties" websites and/or services, such as third-party applications, that you may encounter when you use the Website. We encourage you to carefully familiarize yourself with privacy policies applicable to any websites and/or services operated by third parties. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties.

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE.

2. Information We May Collect From You

In this Section 2 we describe the personal data we collect.

(i) Data You Provide to Us

When you use the Website or otherwise communicate with us, we collect information that you provide to us directly. For example, we collect information in the following circumstances: when you contact us via the Website; and when you otherwise communicate with us.

The information you provide to us directly may include, without limitation, the following information that may, in certain circumstances, constitute personal data:

(ii) Data Collected Automatically

The Website may automatically collect the following information from you that in certain circumstances, alone or in connection with other data, may constitute personal data:

3. The Purposes for Which We Use the Data

We use the personal data collected directly from you for the following purposes:

We use the data collected automatically for the following purposes:

4. How We Disclose Data

We do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose the personal data collected from the Website to our users to third parties unless otherwise stated below.

The personal data collected may be disclosed in the following manner:

(i) Personal Data You Provide to Us Directly

We may disclose personal data you provide to us on the Website with the following categories of third parties:

Service providers, such as data storage service providers and human resources service providers; Our advertising partners, in accordance with applicable law; Public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to do so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties; and Our subsidiaries and affiliates; or a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Website and/or our services and their advisors in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our stock and/or assets, or in connection with bankruptcy proceedings, or other corporate reorganization, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

(ii) Data Collected Automatically

The data collected automatically on the Website may be disclosed to the following categories of third parties:

To service providers, such as data analysis companies; To public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to do so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties; and To our subsidiaries and affiliates; or a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Website and/or our products and services and their advisors in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our stock and/or assets, or in connection with bankruptcy proceedings, or other corporate reorganization, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Moreover, we may disclose information to third parties in an aggregate format that does not constitute personal data and does not allow the identification of individual users.

5. Your Rights

You have the following rights with respect to the personal data we hold about you:

The right to know what data we hold about you: If you would like to know what personal data we hold about you, please contact us at privacy@advan.com. We seek to promptly respond to your inquiry. The right to have incomplete, incorrect, outdated, or unnecessary personal data corrected, deleted, or updated. If you have questions regarding the correction, deletion, or updating of the personal data we hold about you, please contact us at privacy@advan.com. The right to opt out of receiving electronic direct marketing communications from us: All electronic direct marketing communications that you may receive from us, such as e-mail messages and SMS-messages, give you an option of not receiving such communications from us in the future. If you have any additional questions about electronic direct marketing received from us, please contact us at privacy@advan.com.

6. Data Security

The security of personal data is important to us. We take reasonable measures to protect personal data about you from unauthorized access or against loss, misuse or alteration by third parties. Despite these efforts to store personal data collected on and through the Website and otherwise by us in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee the security of personal data during its transmission or its storage on our systems. Further, while we attempt to ensure the integrity and security of personal data, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-parties such as so-called hackers from illegally obtaining access to personal data. We do not warrant or represent that personal data about you will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.

7. International Transfers of Personal Data

Some elements of the Website and/or our products and services may be hosted on servers located in countries outside your own country. The laws applicable to the protection of personal data in such countries may be different from those applicable in your home country. In particular, if you are located within the European Union, please note that personal data collected by us may be transferred outside the European Union (the "EU")/ European Economic Area (the "EEA"). You consent to personal data about you being transferred outside your own country and, where applicable, outside the EU.

8. Children's Privacy

The Website is not directed to children younger than sixteen (16) years of age. We do not intend to collect personal data from children under 16. If you are under 16, please do not use the Website and do not send any information about yourself to us.

9. Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may change this Privacy Policy. You can tell when changes have been made to the Privacy Policy by referring to the "Last Updated" legend on top of this page. Please review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes. If we materially change the ways in which we use and disclose personal data, we will post a notice on the Website and send an e-mail to our registered users. Your continued use of the Website and/or our products and services following any changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of any such changes made.

10. Questions or Concerns?

Should you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, your privacy as it relates to the use of the Website, or the protection of the personal data we hold about you, please contact us at privacy@advan.com. We seek to promptly resolve any concerns you may have.