AVS Technology aka; Advanced Video Surveillance, Inc. hereinafter known as “AVS” is committed to respecting the privacy of the personal information of the individuals that visit our website or that AVS otherwise interacts with. AVS has developed our privacy statement to describe the privacy policies and practices that will govern the processing of personal information that you provide to AVS (whether through this website or other means) and to obtain your consent to AVS’ collection, use, disclosure, and processing of that personal information in accordance with this privacy statement.
In addition, with respect to certain of our current or future product offerings (such as AVS’ Internet Server Program or a managed services program), AVS may implement a supplemental privacy statement, notice, or policy that that will be in addition to, and should be read in conjunction with, this privacy statement.
NOTE: If this privacy statement is not acceptable to you, please do not submit any personal information (whether yours or that of other persons) to AVS, whether through this website or other means.
For the purposes of this privacy statement, “personal information” (also referred to as “personal data”) is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (being a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to one or more identifiers such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person). For the purposes of this privacy statement, “personal information” or “personal data” may include, without limitation, your name, title, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, identification number (such as a driver’s license number or passport), date of birth, or image.
For the avoidance of doubt, “personal information” does not include anonymous or non-personal information, including information that cannot be associated with or tracked back to a specific individual.
By using this website or otherwise providing AVS with your personal information, you consent to our collection, use, disclosure, and processing of such personal information in accordance with this privacy statement.
To the extent you provide AVS with the personal information of any other natural person, you represent and confirm to AVS that you have such person’s permission and consent to do so, and their consent to our collection, use, disclosure, and processing of such personal information in accordance with this privacy statement.
AVS’ legal basis for collecting and using personal information will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, AVS will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, AVS may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.
If AVS asks you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information).
Similarly, if AVS collects and uses your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.
Notwithstanding the forgoing, please note that AVS may also collect, use, disclose, or process your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements to do so.
In connection with your use of the website or you otherwise interacting with AVS, you may provide and AVS may collect your personal information. If you choose to provide such information to AVS, whether through this website or by other means, AVS may collect, use, disclose, and process such personal information in accordance with this privacy statement. For the purposes of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), AVS may be considered a “controller” of the personal information or personal data that you (the data subject) provide to AVS.
AVS (and our service providers) may also collect information made publicly available through third-party platforms such as social media websites, online databases, or directories or other legitimately obtained information. This information may be governed by the privacy notice(s) provided by the third party at the time of collection.
In carrying-out our marketing and promotional activities, AVS will attempt (as applicable under relevant laws) to ensure that AVS has your consent to receive any relevant communications through electronic means. If, as applicable, you have chosen not to receive such marketing or promotional information, AVS will not send you any further information, but may continue to contact you to the extent necessary to administer any other ongoing business relationship we have with you.
AVS will collect personal information when you express interest in employment with AVS, whether directly or via an agent or recruiter (speculatively or in response to any add, based on our legitimate interest to recruit new employees or contractors). Personal information that may be collected by AVS in connection with these activities may include, without limitation, your name, contact information, CV or resume, date of birth, performance management information, compensation information, or other relevant personal date.
In addition, our web server may also collect non-personal information related to your visit to our website, which may include the IP address (to the extent it cannot be used as an identifier in relation to a natural person) and domain used to access our website, the type and version of your browser, the date and time you accessed our website, the website that you came from to access our website, the page of our website that you entered and exited at, any of our website pages that are viewed by that IP address, and what country our website was accessed from. Such non-personal information may be collected and used by AVS without reference to this privacy statement.
The personal information collected by AVS may be used for certain business purposes including, without limitation:
- to manage, develop and improve our business and operations;
- to assist in the development and marketing of our products and services;
- to respond to specific requests from you;
- to provide localized content based on your location;
- for recruitment purposes, when you express interest in employment with AVS;
- to engage in a business transaction, including a purchase, sale, lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, securitization of financing involving AVS, our products or services, or a part of our business; or
- to establish and maintain an effective relationship with those with whom AVS interacts, including, without limitation, customers, end-users of our products or services, suppliers, and contractors with whom we do business.
In connection with these purposes, AVS may disclose your personal information to AVS’ employees, contractors, consultants, affiliates, suppliers, service providers, and other parties. When AVS shares personal information with such parties, we require that they only use or disclose such personal information in a manner consistent with the use and disclosure provisions of this privacy statement and applicable legislation.
Except as outlined in this privacy statement or any other AVS publication addressing our collection, use, disclosure, and processing of personal information, AVS does not provide your personal information to third parties without your consent. Please note that, in special cases, we may need to share personal information without acquiring consent, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating AVS’ or other’s rights or causing injury to or interference with AVS’ or others’ property.
AVS may share your personal information if required to do so by law, court order, subpoena or other legal process; as requested by a governmental or law enforcement authority; or to enforce applicable contractual rights we may have with you. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or advisable.
Non-personal information collected by our web server may be used to monitor our website’s performance (such as number of visits, average time spent, page views) and for business purposes such as working to continually upgrade our website. Such non-personal information may be disclosed to other third parties or permanently retained for future use without restriction.
AVS may have at any time operations, personnel, and/or business partners all over the world. The personal information collected by AVS from you may be transmitted, used, disclosed, stored, and otherwise processed outside of the country where you submitted that personal information, including jurisdictions that may not have data privacy laws that provide equivalent protection to such laws in your home country. Whenever AVS handles personal information, regardless of where this occurs, we take appropriate steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy statement and applicable laws and regulations.
AVS endeavors to maintain physical, technical, and procedural safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in question. These safeguards are designed to protect your personal information from loss and unauthorized access, copying, use, modification, or disclosure.
Unfortunately, no data transmission or data storage medium, whether electronic or physical, can be guaranteed to be entirely secure. As a result, we endeavor to protect your personal information, but we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit or otherwise provide to us, and such provision of personal information is at your own risk. Once we receive your personal information, we make commercially reasonable efforts to maintain its security on our systems.
As stated above, personal information collected by AVS from you may be transmitted, used, disclosed, stored, and otherwise processed outside of the country where you submitted that personal information and may be subject to disclosure in accordance with the laws of such jurisdictions.
We apply a general rule of keeping personal information only for as long as required to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. However, in some circumstances we may retain personal information for longer periods of time, for instance where we are required to do so in accordance with applicable legal, tax, or accounting requirements.
In specific circumstances we may also retain your personal information for longer periods of time so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenges.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to retain your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will endeavor to securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
If you connect social media to the AVS website (example; Linkedin), interactions will exist and posts to your profile at such third-party websites may occur. Social media websites or services may have different privacy practices and policies than AVS and we recommend that you review their privacy policies for acceptability.
What are your rights regarding collection, use, and distribution of your personal information?
Under the laws of certain countries (including the EU), you may have the right, by contacting AVS to access, review, correct, amend, delete, or receive a copy of any of your personal information that has been collected by AVS. You may also have the right to withdraw your consent to our collection, use, disclosure, and processing of your personal information.
To the extent you are providing personal information to AVS, you are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of such information, and for contacting AVS to correct such information, if required.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or enquiries with respect to this privacy statement, or if you have other questions, comments, or concerns about our privacy practices, or if you wish to issue a request to exercise your rights where applicable by law, please contact AVS via Email or mail. Please provide your contact information along with the request.
Contact AVS at: Privacy@AVSTech.com, Or by mail; Chief Executive Officer, 140J Commerce Way, Totowa, NJ 07424
If you still feel that your personal data has not been handled appropriately according to the law, you can contact the applicable data protection authority and file a complaint with them.
This privacy statement is subject to change at AVS’ discretion. The last content update was made on June 12, 2018th.