Aberdeen Solutions Ltd. (“us”, “our” and “we”) appreciates your interest in our website, www.aberdeeninternational.com.com, and such other activities, products, services, features and content which we may offer from time to time (collectively, the “Services”).
We value the privacy of those who visit and use the Services (individually, “you” or collectively, “Users”). We take your privacy seriously and make it a priority to protect personal information that we obtain from and about our Users.
Persistent cookies store information on your hard drive and can be re-read when you return to the site that placed them on your hard drive. We use persistent cookies to remember your preferences and to help block unauthorized attempts to access your Personal Information.
We may also implement third-party content on our website that uses “clear gifs”, “web beacons” or other similar techniques, which allow third-party content providers to read and write cookies to your browser, or implement similar tracking mechanisms, in connection with your viewing of that third-party content displayed on our website. This information is collected directly by the third-party, and we do not participate in that data transmission. Information collected by third parties in this manner is subject to that third-party's own data collection, use, and disclosure policies.
We will collect information arising from your relationship with and through us and your use of the Services. For example, we require that you enter into an escrow services agreement in respect of deposit transactions in order for us to provide the Services. As well, we maintain a record of your transaction and payment history and when you send us an e-mail, speak with one of our telephone service representatives, or communicate with us through any other means, we may monitor, record and retain those communications for our mutual protection and in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our Services.
We use the Personal Information that you provide or that we collect for legal and regulatory purposes, to manage business risks, to provide our Services to you and to establish and enhance our relationship with you. We generally use the Personal Information you provide or that we collect to operate, maintain, improve, and provide our Services. For example, we may use your Personal Information to: respond to specific requests from you; process the receipt or disbursement of deposits; help us better understand your use of the Services, and to administer the Services and protect the security of the Services when necessary. The Services may allow you to submit feedback. Should you choose to provide feedback, you consent to us contacting you by way of follow-up e-mail or phone call to discuss your feedback.
We may generate non-identifying and aggregate profiles from the information you provide during registration for our Services and through your use of our Services. Non-identifying and aggregate profiles are used to improve the quality of our Services and to develop new Services. Aggregated non-personally identifying information may be shared with third parties.
We may use your Personal Information to provide you with information about our features, services and other offerings that may be of interest to you. This information may be provided to you by mail or phone and/or, with your prior consent, by email. We may also send information or offers to groups of Users on behalf of other businesses. We may share your Personal Information with certain other websites that we link to, to the extent that you click on such links, in order to enhance your experience in connection with our website.
We may share your Personal Information with our subsidiaries or affiliates (the “Group”) for legal and regulatory purposes, to manage business risks, to perform analytics, to ensure that we have correct and up to date information about you and to the extent necessary if you have requested a Services that is jointly offered by more than one member of the Group.
We may use other companies, such as banking institutions, to provide individual Services on our behalf. These companies will only be given the information needed to perform those Services. We have contracts in place holding these companies to the same standards of confidentiality by which we are governed. Our suppliers may perform activities outside of our company of domicile. As a result, your Personal Information may be securely used, stored or accessed in other countries and may be subject to the laws of those jurisdictions. These companies may be required to disclose your Personal Information in response to valid demands or requests from governments, regulators, courts and law enforcement authorities in those jurisdictions or countries.
If we are acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, or if we sell a part of our business, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the Personal Information that we have collected from you as part of such merger, sale or other change of control.
We may disclose your Personal Information if we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such Personal Information is reasonably necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, self-regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request. When we provide Personal Information in response to a legal inquiry or order that we believe to be valid, we disclose only the Personal Information that is legally required. Note that we use cloud storage services to store your Personal Information. As a result, the physical storage of your Personal Information may span multiple jurisdictions or countries, and we may disclose your Personal Information in response to valid demands or requests from governments, regulators, courts or law enforcement authorities in those jurisdictions or countries.
We may also disclose your Personal Information if we believe, in good faith, that it is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; to help us collect a debt or enforce an obligation owed to us by you; to protect against fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of our Services; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our Users, employees or others.
We may disclose your Personal Information where you have authorized us to do so. For example, if you have given us consent, we may share your Personal Information with business partners and other entities that are not affiliated with us who would like to send you information about their products and services. We do not share Personal Information with other third-party organizations for their marketing or promotional use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in.
We make commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard your Personal Information from loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, duplication, use or modification through security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. These steps include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures which include appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store Personal Information.
You may update, correct, or delete your information and preferences at any time.
We make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your Personal Information and to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual Users to identify themselves, and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case, where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. We will advise you of any applicable fee before proceeding with your request. Upon your request, we will make reasonable efforts to delete your Personal Information from our database. However, it may be impossible to remove your information without retaining some residual data for a period of time due to backups and records of deletion.
We retain your Personal Information only as long as it is required for the reason(s) that it was collected. This length of time will vary depending on the Service and the nature of the information and may extend beyond the end of your relationship with us. When your information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected, we will destroy, delete, erase or convert it to an anonymous form.
You may withdraw your consent provided that: you provide reasonable notice; we are not legally required to collect, use or disclose your Personal Information; and withdrawing your consent does not impede our ability to fulfill our obligations to you. You may withdraw your consent by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will be pleased to explain your options and any consequences of refusing or withdrawing your consent and record your choices.
Several of the privacy preferences available to you, subject to legal, business or contractual requirements, are outlined below.
The Services may provide an option for you to consent to receive information that may be of interest to you through various channels including direct mail, telephone, electronic or other means. You may opt-out of receiving such communications from us at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any such electronic messages, or by contacting us through the Services or at email@example.com. We will respect your opt-out instructions. However, any marketing campaigns that are already underway may not immediately take your preferences into account.
We may share your Personal Information with our subsidiaries or affiliates (the “Group”) for fraud or crime prevention, suppression or detection; to meet regulatory, legal or reporting requirements; to manage business risks; to perform analytics; to ensure that we have correct and up to date information about you. You may not withdraw consent for this sharing. We may also share your Personal Information to manage your total relationship with the Group better and enable other members of the Group to bring suitable Services to your attention. We may share your Personal Information within the Group for these purposes unless prohibited by law or you tell us not to.
We may share Personal Information with our suppliers, agents and other organizations that perform Services for us or on our behalf to the extent necessary to provide and administer the Services that you have requested from us. If you withdraw your consent for this sharing, we may not be able to provide you with your requested Service.
Please note that we use cloud storage services to store and process your Personal Information. In some cases, we save and process your Personal Information outside your own country. As a result, the physical storage of your Personal Information may span multiple jurisdictions or countries and the governments, regulators, courts or law enforcement authorities in those jurisdictions or countries may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through applicable laws. Your use of the Services or your submission of any Personal Information to us will constitute your consent to the transfer of your Personal Information outside of your home country, which may provide for different data protection rules than those in your own country.