Last updated May 9, 2016
and services (collectively, “Services”).
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Chronus may collect personal data from customers both online and offline. In many cases, such information will be collected directly from you, such as through a transaction or inquiry, or your submission of a form, registration, or communication to us. Information may also be gathered from third-party sources (including without limitation, opt-in lists, publicly available data, consumer reporting agencies, other companies, and referrals) and through your activities and interactions with us. We may combine data collected from these disparate sources.
Chronus collects personal data about its customers in a number of ways. While we have tried to be complete, this list is not necessarily exhaustive, given that these activities can vary from time to time.
The types of personal data typically collected by Chronus may include the following, depending on your activities:
- Contact information, including name, title, street address (home, work), postal code, country, telephone numbers (home, work, cell, etc.), email address (home, work), company name, and other similar information.
- Personal/demographic information, including gender, level of education and the like.
- User content, including information provided when you use one of our online communities, forums or other online means of communications, and all other user submissions and content you provide.
As you use our Services, some information can be “passively” collected using various technologies, such as cookies, web beacons, and navigational data collection (clickstream, log files, server logs, etc.). Your Internet browser automatically transmits some of this information, such as the URL of the website you just visited and the Internet Protocol (IP) address and browser version currently being used by your computer. Such technologies help us to keep track of your interactions with our Services, and provide you with a more customized experience, and may include referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks.
We use both session cookies (which exist only until you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which exist for a longer, specified period of time) on this website. The type of cookies used on our website can generally be put into three categories: Strictly Necessary, Performance/Analytics and Functionality. Strictly Necessary cookies on our website are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. Performance/Analytics Cookies on our website collect information about how visitors use the website. For example, these cookies collect information about which pages visitors go to the most often, and if visitors get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identify a visitor. Information collected by performance/analytics cookies is aggregated and anonymous and only used to improve how our website works. Functionality cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features to you.
Chronus websites may also use IP addresses for the same purposes identified above, as well as to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use and to confirm that a particular individual affirmed his/her consent to specific legal terms (e.g. our clickwrap license agreement).
We may use web beacons (also known as Internet tags or clear GIFs) on our Services to access and set cookies and otherwise help us to better understand how users are utilizing our websites. Information provided by the web beacon includes the computer’s IP address, the type of browser being used, and the time that the web beacon was viewed. We may also use web beacons in emails and newsletters so that we know when such communications have been opened and to otherwise help us tailor our communications to individual users.
We may disclose personal data you provide to our affiliates and partners and to consultants, service providers, and contractors that we use to support our business and operations (e.g., delivery services, financial institutions, fulfillment services, technical support, advertising, public relations, media and marketing services, legal services, call-in centers, e-commerce and other web-related services such as web hosting and web monitoring services, and event-related services such as online and offline data capture services) who have agreed to keep the information confidential and use it only to provide the applicable service(s). In some cases, we work with other companies who help to gather information from you or help us to communicate with you.
We may process your or your users’ personal data in the U.S. or any other countries in which we have a presence or facilities (including through our subcontractors).
We may make full use of all information that is de-identified or otherwise not in personally identifiable form, including without limitation, user-generated content.