Privacy Statement

 
ABS Global has long recognized that individuals with whom we conduct business value their privacy. However, in order to conduct global business in the increasingly electronic economy, the collection of personal information is often necessary and desirable. It is ABS' goal to balance the benefits of e-commerce with the right of individuals to prevent the misuse of their personal information. This privacy statement does not apply to offline collection of information.  

The Collection of Personal Information:
In some circumstances, ABS may request personal information from you, like your name, email address, company name or telephone number. Your response to these inquiries is strictly voluntary. ABS uses this information to customize your experience on our websites. In addition, ABS may use this information for other business purposes, such as to alert you to products and services that can assist you in your business, promoting site registration, and assisting in order processing.   In general, you can visit our site without divulging any personal information. However, there are areas of this site that require this information to complete their customization functions, and may not be available to those choosing not to reveal the information requested.

The Collection of Usage Information:
ABS also collects your domain information, browser type, internet protocol address and other similar technical information when you visit our site as part of its analysis of the use of the site. This data enables us to become more familiar with which customers visit our site, the software they use to visit our site, their geographic location based on their Internet protocol address, and what parts of the site they visit most often. This data may also be used for system administration, analysis, auditing, research, evaluation of the design or functionality of our web site and to improve our web-based offerings. We may share such usage information with ABS business units, subsidiaries and other business partners. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.

Disclosure to Third Parties:
In cases where we believe your business interests will be served, ABS may share your usage information and personal information (with the exception of account, credit card and ordering information) with ABS business units, subsidiaries and other business partners, who can alert you about new products and services to improve your competitive edge. If you receive unwanted marketing materials from ABS or our business units, subsidiaries or other business partners, please let us or them know that you wish to be removed from their contact list.

Use of Cookies:
Some pages on this site uses "cookies", which are small files that the site places on your hard drive, if you allow your browser to do so, for identification purposes. These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit us. They also enable us to log how often you visit our site and what parts of the site you visit. You should note that cookies can not read data off of your hard drive. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.

Modification:
ABS reserves the right to change, modify or update this statement at any time without notice. Such revisions may be posted to this web page from time to time.

Terms of Use:
Terms of use of ABS Global web site and business unit or subsidiary web sites.   Acceptance of Terms: When you access this site, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by the terms described below. If you do not agree in the terms discussed here, you should exit this site now.

Copyright:
Everything on this site is copyrighted. ABS Global or the original creator of the material owns the copyrights. However, you are hereby granted only a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-commercial and revocable license to view, copy, print and distribute ABS material from this site, as long as:
1. The material is used for information only
2. The material is used for non-commercial purposes only
3. Copies of any material include ABS' copyright notice

Trademarks:
ABS and the ABS logo are trademarks or service marks of ABS Global. You may not use these or any other trademarks or service marks of ABS or its licensors without the written permission of ABS Global.

No Warranty:
While ABS attempts to provide accurate information on this web site, it assumes no responsibility for accuracy. ABS may change the information on the site, or the products mentioned, at any time without notice.
MATERIAL ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ABS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THIS INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IT ALSO INCLUDES ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM ANY COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE.  

Limitation of liability:
ABS IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIAL ON THIS SITE. THIS INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF PROFIT, EVEN IF ABS IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Links:
While this web site may contain links to third-party sites, ABS is not responsible for the privacy practices, terms of use or content of any linked sites. ABS provides these links as a convenience and does not by providing these links endorse the companies or contents of any linked sites.

Product Availability:
The availability of the products described on this site, and the products descriptions, may vary from country to country and from time to time. Consult your ABS Account Executive for specific product information.

Your Posted information:
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to this web site any unlawful, infringing, threatening, obscene, libelous, or otherwise offensive material and agree to indemnify ABS from any and all damages and costs that ABS incurs if you do so.

Your Submission:
Any material, information, or idea submitted or posted on this web site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. ABS may share or otherwise use your submission for any purpose whatsoever. If any of the information submitted constitutes personal information, you agree that ABS may transmit such personal information across international boundaries for any ABS business purpose. Personal information will be treated as set forth in our Privacy Statement.

Export of Information:
The United Kingdom Export controls laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. No content from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported in violation of United States Law.  

Jurisdiction and Choice of Law in the United Kingdom:
This agreement and all claims or issues regarding this web site, shall be governed according to the English laws. Any legal action concerning these Terms or this web site must be brought within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises and must be brought in the United Kingdom.   

ABS Global Web Content Privacy Statement Updated 1-25-08