Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: Mar 1, 2020

Applied Academics LLC (“Applied Academics” or “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting
your privacy.  We created this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to give
you confidence as you visit the www.AppliedAcademics.com website located within
the AppliedAcademics.com domain (“Website”) and use the Applied Academics
services (the “Services”) provided through the Website, and to demonstrate our
commitment to fair information practices and the protection of privacy.  
Your use of the Website and the Services is governed by this Privacy Policy and
the Terms of Use.

1. About This Privacy Policy and Our Services

This Privacy Policy is only applicable to the Website and not to any other websites
that you may be able to access from the Website (whether through an advertisement,
service, or content link) or any website of Applied Academics’ partners, each
of which may have data collection, storage, and use practices and policies that
differ materially from this Privacy Policy.

While you may use some of the functionality of Applied Academics without registration,
many of the content and Services on the Website require registration.  If
you use our Website without registering, the only information we collect will
be Non-Personal Information through the use of Cookies or Web Beacons (please
see Section 2).  If you choose to register with our Website, we require
you to submit certain Personal Information, which is information that
personally identifies you, including, your first and last name, e-mail address,
 username and password.  You are responsible for ensuring the
accuracy of the Personal Information you submit to Applied Academics.
Inaccurate information will affect the information you receive when using our
Website and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy.

2. Information We Automatically Collect About You

Even if you do not register with Applied Academics, we collect Non-Personal information
about your use of our Website.

3. Cookies

We do not use tracking“cookies” to monitor your experience on the Website.

4. Web Beacons

We or our third party tracking utility company also use “web beacons” to collect
anonymous information about your use of our Website and the websites of
selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of emails, special promotions
or newsletters we send to you. Web beacons are tiny graphic image files
embedded in a web page or email that provide a presence on the web page or email
and send back to its home server information from the user’s browser. The
information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how
many people are using our Website and selected sponsors’ and advertisers’ sites
and opening our emails, and for what purposes. Our web beacons are not used to
track your activity outside of our Website or those of our sponsors’. We do not
link Non-Personal Information from web beacons to Personal Information without
your permission.

5. Traffic Data

We automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our
Website: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing
the Website; (4) types of web browsers used to access the Website; (5)
referring source which may have sent you to the Website; and (6) other
information associated with the interaction of your browser and the Website
(collectively “Traffic Data”). We do not link Non-Personal Information from
Traffic Data to Personal Information without your permission.

Personal Information We Collect About You

1. Registration

In order for you to access certain areas of the Website, we may require you to register
and provide us with certain Personal Information. Personal Information includes
Contact Data (such as your e-mail address, phone number and password).  We
use the Personal Information that you provide to respond to your questions,
provide you the specific Services you select and send you emails about Website
maintenance and updates.  You may choose not to provide us with any
Personal Information. In such case, you can still access and use much of the
Website; however you will not be able to access and use those portions of the
Website that require your Personal Information and registration.

Inquiries:
Subject to the Privacy Policy, if you contact Applied Academics, we may use any
of the information you submit in connection with your inquiry, or any Personal
Information and Non-Personal Information when responding to your inquiries.

2. Email to You

We may use your contact data to send you information to contact you when necessary,
including registration verification emails, and in conjunction with your use of
certain Services. In some cases, when you click on a link or an advertisement
in an e-mail, your browser may be momentarily directed to the website of a
third party which, acting on behalf of Applied Academics (see Section 5 below),
notes or “counts” your response to the e-mail before re-directing your browser
to your selected destination; this re-direction process may not be apparent to
you.

3. Market Research

From time to time the Applied Academics market research department, or its operations
contractors acting on its behalf, may conduct online research in order to
gather feedback about our site and our sponsors through email invitations,
pop-up surveys and online focus groups. When participating in a survey, we may
ask you to submit Personal Information. This Personal Information is used for
research purposes, and is not used for sales solicitations. When a survey is
sponsored by a third party, aggregate information of the survey results is
reported to the sponsor. Personal Information collected through market research
will be used only by Applied Academics and its service providers and
contractors and will not be given or sold to a third party without your consent
or as otherwise permitted by this Privacy Policy. We will not knowingly accept
survey responses from or conduct interviews with any person under the age of
18. In addition to collecting survey responses from our members, cookies may be
used to authenticate respondents or to help you pick up where you left off in a
survey. If you have cookies disabled you may not be able to participate in some
studies. Cookies may be used to connect survey data with Applied Academics site
usage characteristics. You will be notified when we would like to use cookies
in this way and your consent will be requested for these cookies.

4. Applied Academics Use of your Information

We may use your contact data to send you information about Applied Academics or our
products or Services, to contact you when necessary and in conjunction with
your use of certain Services.  We may use your Traffic Data to customize
and tailor your experience on the Website, in emails and in other
communications, displaying content that we think you might be interested in and
according to your preferences.

5. Information Collected by Third Parties Not
Acting on Behalf of Applied Academics

Certain content and Services offered to you through our Website are served on websites
hosted and operated by a company other than Applied Academics (“Third Party
Contractor Websites”). Applied Academics does not disclose your Personal
Information to these Third Party Contractor Websites without your consent, but
you should be aware that any information you disclose once you access these
other websites is not subject to this Privacy Policy. Applied Academics does
not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third
Party Contractor Websites. You should review the privacy policy posted on any
other website to understand how that Third Party Contractor Website collects
and uses your personally identifiable information.

6. Links to Other Websites

The Website contains links to third party websites to which Applied Academics has no
affiliation.  Applied Academics does not share your personal information
with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. Some
websites may have the look and feel of our Website. Please be aware that you
may be on a different site and that this Privacy Policy only covers our
Website. Should you decide to visit one of these third party websites, we
suggest that you read its privacy policy.

7. Disclosure of Your Information

We share certain categories of information we collect from you in the ways described in
this Privacy Policy. We share Personal Information and Traffic Data with our
business partners who assist us by performing core services (such as website
hosting, data storage and security) related to our operation of the Website
and/or by making certain Services available to our users. Those business
partners shall be bound to uphold the same standards of security and
confidentiality that we have promised to you in this Privacy Policy, and they
will only use your Contact Data and other Personal Information to carry out
their specific business obligations to and to provide you with Website related
services.

Last, we may transfer information about you to another company in connection with a
merger, sale or acquisition by or of Applied Academics. In this event, we will
use reasonable efforts to notify you before information about you is
transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy. Applied
Academics does not share, sell, rent or trade your Personal Information with
any third parties for their promotional purposes.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by
law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights
and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served
on our Website.

8. Choice/Opt-out

If you no longer wish to receive emails, you may opt-out of receiving them by following
the instructions included in each email, or by emailing us at
Michael.kim@appliedacademics.com.

or

Applied Academics LLC

110 West 40th Street, Ste. 1901

New York, NY 10018

Phone: +1.917.262.0516

9. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We are a Data Controller of your information.

Applied Academics LLC legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

  • Applied Academics LLC needs to perform a contract with you
  • You have given Applied Academics LLC permission to do so
  • Processing your personal information is in Applied Academics LLC legitimate interests
  • Applied Academics LLC needs to comply with the law

Applied Academics LLC will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.  In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

10. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Privacy
Policy so please review it frequently. If we do, then we will notify you here,
as well as by posting a notice on our Website and/or by e-mailing you. In all
cases, use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect
at the time such information is collected.

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