This portion of the Agreement describes how we collect information from you or about you, why we collect this information, how we will use or disclose this information and how you can update or delete personably identifiable information collected about you from our records. In addition, this portion of the Agreement sets forth our general policies on security.
There are several types of information we collect. For all visitors, we collect and log your IP address. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. IP addresses allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. We collect IP address information to properly administer our system and to gather aggregate information on visitors to our site and how our site is being used, including the pages visitors are viewing. This aggregate information may be shared with advertisers, sponsors and others businesses. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information.
We also place small data files, called "cookies," in the browser file of your computer's hard drive. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with aramcoexpats.com. Most browsers automatically accept these cookies, but you usually can change your browser setting to prevent the acceptance of cookies. In addition, we usually collect the domain name of the server from which you are visiting. This can provide us with information relating to the sources of our traffic. Collecting this information does not allow us to personally identify you.
We also collect personal information that you choose to share with us in the registration. This information may include e-mail addresses and your answers to questions. Again, this information is only collected with your permission and, as explained below, may be updated or deleted by you at any time.
E-Mail Communications, Newsletters and Related Services
We may, from time to time, send you informational e-mails or surveys. In addition, aramcoexpats.com provides you with the opportunity to receive certain other communications from us or third parties. To stop receiving communications, you may send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org or send snail mail to the following address: Aramco ExPats Corporation, 215 W Holly Street, Suite H22, Bellingham, WA 98225.
Information for E-Commerce Transactions
Some areas of aramcoexpats.com may allow you to conduct e-commerce transactions. In connection with these transactions, we collect data necessary to complete the transaction and that is furnished by you. This information may be furnished to a third party in order to facilitate the transaction.
We use general traffic, site usage, and length of stay information in reports to advertisers and firms with which we have a business relationship. This sort of information is shared only on an aggregated basis and does not personally identify you.
Limitations on Content
This site includes bulletin boards and other user created pages that allow you and other users to post information, content, provide feedback, and interact in real time. You agree not to submit, post or otherwise transmit anything that is religious, unlawful, harmful, threatening, vulgar, profane, abusive, harassing, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, tortuous, a personal attack, or objectionable material of any kind. Any material that Aramcoexpats.com, in its sole discretion, considers religious, unlawful, harmful, threatening, vulgar, profane, abusive, harassing, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, tortuous, a personal attack, or objectionable material of any kind will be remove and/or not published. You further agree not to submit, post or otherwise transmit any content which is part of any third party referral program, essentially void of any substantially meaningful content or detrimental in any way to Aramco Expats Corporation web site or business.
Aramcoexpats.com encourages children to submit user created pages and use the bulletin board only with parental approval. All entries will be edited for content and must meet our guidelines stated above. Minors under the age of 18 are required to obtain permission from their parents or legal guardians before submitting user created pages or using the bulletin board.
Collection of Information posted to Public Forum
Any information posted on this site in a public forum may be collected and used by parties browsing this site. You agree that you are fully responsible for any and all information, material or works that you transmit to aramcoexpats.com. Aramcoexpats.com reserves the right to edit, copy, publish, retransmit and distribute any information and/or material that you post or transmit to this site. Information or pictures that are submitted to Aramco ExPats must be original material and not copyrighted.
Our privacy policies apply only to aramcoexpats.com. Aramcoexpats.com contains links to other sites, including sites that may indicate a special relationship with us. While we do not disclose personably identifiable information to those operating these linked sites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.
Changes to Our Privacy and Security Policies
Just as with the other terms and conditions of this Agreement, we may change the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policies at any time by posting policy revisions. You agree to review the Privacy Policies portions of this Agreement each time you use this site so that you are aware of any modifications made to these policies. By accessing or using aramcoexpats.com, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Agreement as at the time of your access or use, including the Privacy Policies then in effect.
October 1, 2007