This Statement of Privacy applies to communications with Advanced Network Systems, Inc. (Advanced Network Systems), as well as the use of Advanced Network Systems' website (Website), and governs data collection and usage. Advanced Network Systems' Website is a company information and news site with a blog. By using the services of Advanced Network Systems and by using the Website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
collectively all information that you submit to Advanced Network Systems, Inc. via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;
a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);
Data Protection Laws
any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and legislation, for as long as they are in effect;
the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;
Advanced Network Systems, Inc., or us
Advanced Network Systems, Inc., a company incorporated in Virginia SCC ID: 04745188 whose registered office is at 355 Rio Road West, Suite 201, VA, 22901;
UK and EU Cookie Law
the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
User or you
any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Advanced Network Systems, Inc. and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Advanced Network Systems, Inc. and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and
the website that you are currently using, https://www.getadvanced.net, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Advanced Network Systems, Inc. is the "data controller." This means that Advanced Network Systems, Inc. determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.
We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
We collect Data in the following ways:
Advanced Network Systems, Inc. will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
Advanced Network Systems, Inc. will receive Data about you from the following third parties:
To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed "Your rights" below).
For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we'll need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in:
We may use your Data to show you Advanced Network Systems, Inc. advertisements and other content on other websites. If you do not want us to use your data to show you Advanced Network Systems, Inc. ads and other content on other websites, please turn off the relevant cookies (please refer to the section headed "Cookies" below).
We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:
We will use technical and organizational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
Technical and organizational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorized access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want detailed information on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit https://staysafeonline.org or https://www.getsafeonline.org.
Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.
You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
To make inquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: email@example.com.
If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is at https://ico.org.uk.
It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.
Data which we collect from you may be stored, processed, and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). For example, this could occur if our servers are located in the United States (a country outside the EEA) or one of our service providers is situated in a country outside the EEA.
We will only transfer Data outside the EEA where it is compliant with data protection legislation and the means of transfer provides adequate safeguards in relation to your data, e.g. by way of data transfer agreement, incorporating the current standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission, or by signing up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, in the event that the organization in receipt of the Data is based in the United States of America.
To ensure that your Data receives an adequate level of protection, we have put in place appropriate safeguards and procedures with the third parties who we might share your Data with.
We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.
What types of cookie are there and which ones do we use?
There are two types of cookies:
Persistent cookies remain on a user's device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies are temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies also have, broadly speaking, four different functions and can be categorized as follows: 'strictly necessary' cookies, 'performance' cookies, 'functionality' cookies and 'targeting' or 'advertising' cookies.
Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Advanced Network Systems, Inc. to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.
This Website may place the following Cookies:
Type of Cookie
Strictly necessary cookies
Cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or make use of e-billing services.
Cookies that allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Cookies that allow users to customize how a website looks for them: they can remember things like language preferences and regions, or if you've been to the site before so that messages intended for first-time users are not displayed to you.
Cookies that record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.
You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalization settings.
It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to https://www.allaboutcookies.org or https://www.aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.
Children under 13
Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
Opt-out & unsubscribe
Advanced Network Systems, Inc. respects your privacy and gives you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Advanced Network Systems by replying “UNSUBSCRIBE” or by contacting us using the information provided below.
Cookies we use
Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.
Description of Cookie
We use session cookies to remember users and collect information about how users interact with our website.
We use analytic cookies to help us to understand how visitors engage with the content on our site.
We use targeting/advertising cookies to make promotional content more engaging to users, to select advertising based on what's relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance; and to avoid showing ads a user has already seen.