THE TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The information we gather generally falls into two categories: (1) information supplied by you when you visit our site, and (2) tracking information gathered via “cookies” as you navigate through the site. We make every effort not to collect excessive amounts of information or data.
Information You Provided to Us
The types of information we may collect about you and your company include:
- Information you provide to us directly about your company and/or yourself so that we may contact you, such as your name, company name, physical addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses.
- Information you provide to us on registration and order forms, applications, questionnaires, claims forms, or other documents when you request to visit certain areas of our site, apply for a surety bond, or request to purchase other products or services, such as your name, company name, physical addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, tax identification number, social security number and/or vendor number, and information about the owner or officer of the company.
- Information you provide for us to process a payment, such as your name, company name, physical addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, tax identification number, social security number and/or vendor number, date of birth, information about the owner or officer of the company, bank account information, and credit/debit card numbers.
WE WILL NOT KNOWINGLY ALLOW ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR TO PROVIDE ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION TO US.
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Non-Personally Identifiable Data
Anytime you visit our site, we may gather certain non-personally identifiable information regarding the means you use to access our site, such as the type and version of your browser, your service provider, your IP address, referral data, which pages you visit while you are at our site, and any search engine you may have used to locate our site. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server, administer the website, and compile broad statistical data. We may also gather certain navigational information about where you go on our website. This information allows us to determine the areas of the site that are most frequently visited and helps us to tailor the site to the needs and interests of our online visitors. Such information is gathered in the aggregate and will not be associated with a specific individual without consent.
HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
AEC, Inc. understands the importance of your privacy. We use the information you provide to us or that we collect to provide the products and services you request from us, to communicate with you, and to provide information about other products or services we offer to you. Our company does not disclose any non-public personal information that we collect about our customers or former customers to anyone except as necessary to provide the products or services you request, to companies that perform marketing or communication services on our behalf, and as permitted by law.
Third Party Service Providers
We may offer some products and services in conjunction with other service providers and may share information with these third parties as necessary to provide the products or services you request. For example, we may share the information you provide with third parties such as underwriters to obtain bond approval; to process your application for a bond or other product or service; to consultants or agents who perform business or insurance functions for us; to process your request to purchase and download e-forms; and/or as necessary to process payments made to us. Such third parties only have access to the personal information needed to perform these functions and may not use or store the information for any other purpose, except as permitted by applicable law.
Both AEC, Inc. and our service providers may contact you directlWy by telephone, fax, or email to the extent necessary to provide the products and services you have requested. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES THE BANK ACCOUNT, CREDIT/DEBIT CARD, OR ANY OTHER ACCOUNT INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US TO PROCESS A PAYMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION AND COMPLETE THE PAYMENT PROCESS.
To Comply with the Law/Safety
Third Party Marketers and Advertisers
We use the contact information that you provide, such as telephone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses, to respond to your inquiries and to communicate with you regarding a product or service requested from us. If you provide us with an email address, we may also send you information from time to time and other offers that we think may be of interest to you. We may also share information with third parties who perform marketing or communication services on our behalf. We do not sell, rent, or trade personal information to third parties for their own marketing or solicitation purposes. If we do send you an email or other commercial solicitation unrelated to a product or service you have inquired about or purchased, you may always opt-out of receiving such communications from us in the future by following the opt- out instructions provided at our website or in the applicable communication itself, or by contacting us directly. We will take the appropriate measures to honor your request.
As our business grows, we may buy or sell various business assets. In the event that AEC, Inc. or substantially all of its assets are acquired by another company, information about our customers, former customers, and/or site visitors may be among the transferred assets.
DATA SECURITY AND SAFEGUARDING
Access to your information is allowed for business purposes only and is limited to those employees and third parties who need the information to respond to your inquiries, to provide better customer service, and to provide the products, services and other information you request or that we think may be of interest to you. AEC, Inc. maintains appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of the information we collect.
If you create a password during your use of our site for any purpose, including, but not limited to, registering to use our site, completing an application or order, or paying for a product or service, the personal data record created in connection therewith can only be accessed with the unique password associated with that record. To protect the integrity of the information contained in the record, you should not disclose or otherwise reveal your password to third parties.
Please note that while we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining information.
ACCESSING OUR SITE FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES
If you are vising this site from a location outside of the United States, your connection will be through and to servers located in the United States. Any information you provide during your visit will be processed and maintained on our server and other internal systems located within the United States. Our services are not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States.
BROWSER-BASED DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
Some browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that, when turned on, signals to websites and online services that you do not want to be tracked. These features are not yet uniform and our website is not currently set up to respond to Do Not Track signals.
We do not intend to collect personal information from children under 18 years of age. If a child has provided us with personal information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us if the parent or guardian wants the child’s information deleted from our records. We will then make reasonable efforts to delete the child’s personally identifiable information from the database that stores information collected on this website.
Last Updated July 15, 2022