COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you visit AratiHammond.com, Arati Hammond collects personally identifiable information that you have provided, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address and telephone number. In addition, Arati Hammond may collect anonymous demographic information not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
Arati Hammond takes precautions to segregate any sensitive data you may provide on the Arati Hammond site and services that reference your race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or political affiliations. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Arati Hammond Chats, Arati Hammond Communities, or other public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others. Arati Hammond does not, however, read any of your private online communications.
There also is information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Arati Hammond and may be shared with other Arati Hammond Sites. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Arati Hammond for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Arati Hammond Sites.
Arati Hammond encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Arati Hammond so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Arati Hammond is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Arati Hammond Sites.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Arati Hammond Sites and their service partners use your information to operate the Arati Hammond Sites and to provide and improve the services we offer. Arati Hammond Sites also use your information to inform you of other products or services available from Arati Hammond and its affiliates, deliver relevant content, monitor and evaluate the use of our websites and applications and analyze traffic on our sites and on the sites of third parties.
Arati Hammond does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Arati Hammond may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique, personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Arati Hammond may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Arati Hammond, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Arati Hammond keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Arati Hammond in order to determine what websites and services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Arati Hammond to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Arati Hammond Sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Arati Hammond or one of the Arati Hammond Sites; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Arati Hammond Sites; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Arati Hammond, its websites, or the public.
USE OF WEB BEACONS
USE OF THIRD PARTY AD NETWORKS
The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on Arati Hammond Sites are displayed by Arati Hammond. In addition, Arati Hammond also allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on Arati Hammond Sites. To do this, ad networks place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Arati Hammond does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks. Arati Hammond may maintain relationships with a number of the third-party ad networks. If you want to prevent one of these third-party companies from sending and reading cookies on your computer, you will need to visit each ad network’s Web site individually and request that you be removed from its system.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Arati Hammond secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Arati Hammond secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites through the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypted protection.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
Arati Hammond occasionally will update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. When Arati Hammond posts changes to this Statement, you will see the word “updated” next to the Privacy Statement link on the front page of Arati Hammond. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how Arati Hammond will use your personally identifiable information, Arati Hammond will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Arati Hammond encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Arati Hammond is protecting your information.
Arati Hammond welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Arati Hammond has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Arati Hammond by telephone, e-mail, or postal mail.