Last updated on: 2013-11-04
Aaroni Limited respects your privacy. This Privacy Statement informs you of our privacy practices and of the choices you can make about the way information about you and your online activity is collected and how that information is used. This statement is readily available on our aaroni.com home page.
Scope of this Privacy Statement
Links to non-Aaroni Limited websites
We may also provide social media features that enable you to share information with your social networks and to interact with Aaroni Limited on various social media sites. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the social media sites with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by those sites.
Collection of personal information
We collect, export, and use personal information to better serve you and personalize your experience and interaction with Aaroni Limited. Such collection is done with appropriate notice and consent, along with required filings with data protection authorities, where required.
We may collect personal information from you to complete various transactions, such as:
The types of personal information you provide to us may include:
If you apply for instant credit, we may ask you to provide additional personal information such as salary, government issued identification number, banking/financial account information, and other information to authenticate you and verify credit worthiness. This information will be used by our financial services providers in determining whether to extend you credit and how much to extend.
If you post, comment, indicate interest or complaint, or share personal information, including photographs, to any public forum on an Aaroni Limited site, social network, blog, or other such forum, please be aware that any information you submit can be read, viewed, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to contact you, send you unsolicited messages, or for purposes that neither you nor Aaroni Limited have control over. Aaroni Limited is not responsible for the personal information you choose to provide in these forums.
In addition to the information you provide, we may also collect information during your visit to an Aaroni website, web-based application, or a website "powered by" another company on behalf of Aaroni Limited, through our Automatic Data Collection Tools, which include Web beacons, cookies, and embedded Web links. These tools collect certain traffic information that your browser sends to a website, such as your browser type and language, access times, and the address of the website from which you arrived. They may also collect information about your Internet Protocol (IP) address, unique device identifier, clickstream behavior (i.e., the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with our websites or "powered by" websites) and product information. We may also use some of these Automatic Data Collection Tools in connection with certain emails and communications sent from Aaroni Limited and therefore may collect information using these tools when you open the email or click on a link contained in the email. To learn more, read How Aaroni Limited uses automatic data collection tools.
Aaroni Limited also collects information from publicly or commercially available sources that it deems credible. Such information may include your name, address, email address, preferences, interests, and demographic/profile data. The information we collect from its public or commercial sources may be used along with the information Aaroni Limited collects when you visit our sites. For example, we may compare the geographic information acquired from commercial sources with the IP address collected by Automatic Data Collection Tools to derive your general geographic area.
How we use your information
The information we collect to understand your needs and interests helps Aaroni Limited deliver a consistent and personalized experience. For example, we may use your information to
We will give you the opportunity to choose your privacy preferences regarding the marketing communications we send (see Your choices and selecting your privacy preferences).
Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. Salary information, government issued identification number and other sensitive personal information is not used for any other purpose by our financial services providers or Aaroni Limited and will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services, unless you ask us to retain your credit card information for future purchases.
How we share your information
We will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others except as described in this Statement. We share personal information in the following ways:
Aaroni Limited retains service providers and suppliers to deliver complete products, services and customer solutions and to assist Aaroni Limited with marketing and communication initiatives. These providers and suppliers include, for example, credit card processors, providers of customer support and live-help, marketing, email service providers, automated data processors, and shipping agents. Suppliers and service providers are required by contract to keep confidential and secure the information received on behalf of Aaroni Limited and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Aaroni Limited.
We may transfer your personal information to other Aaroni Limited owned business entities in the Hong Kong and Worldwide. By accessing Aaroni Limited websites, registering for an account or service, or otherwise providing Aaroni Limited with your personal information, you consent to this transfer of your personal information throughout the global Aaroni Limited network of entities.
Except as described in this Statement, we will not share the personal information you provide to Aaroni Limited with non-Aaroni Limited third parties without your permission, unless to: (i) respond to duly authorized information requests of police and governmental authorities; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, or court order; (iii) investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; (iv) enforce/protect the rights and properties of Aaroni Limited or its subsidiaries; or (v) protect the rights or personal safety of Aaroni Limited, our employees, and third parties on or using Aaroni Limited property when allowed and in line with the requirements of applicable law.
Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, Aaroni Limited decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is our practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.
Aaroni Limited does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13, or 14 in Korea, and does not target its websites to children under these ages. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online and mobile activities and interests.
Your choices and selecting your privacy preferences
Aaroni Limited gives you the choice of receiving a variety of information that complements our products and services. You can subscribe to receive certain product- and service-specific information and also choose to receive Aaroni Limited general communications. We give you a choice regarding delivery of Aaroni Limited general communications by postal mail, email, telephone, or mobile device.
You can make or change your choices about receiving either subscription or support portal at the data collection point or by using other methods, which are listed in the following sections. This option does not apply to communications primarily for the purpose of administering order completion, contracts, support, product safety warnings, driver updates, or other administrative and transactional notices where the primary purpose of these communications is not promotional in nature.
Subscription communications include email newsletters, software updates, etc. that may be expressly requested by you or which you consented to receive. After you request such communications, you may opt out of receiving them by using one of the following methods:
Aaroni Limited Support Portal communications
Aaroni Limited support portal communications provide information about products, services, and/or support. This may include new product or services information, special offers, or invitations to participate in market research or compliance reviews.
If you are unable to use Aaroni Login, you may opt out of receiving these general communications by using one of the following methods:
Access to and accuracy of your information
Aaroni Limited strives to keep your personal information accurately recorded. We have implemented technology, management processes and policies to help maintain data accuracy. Aaroni Limited provides individuals with reasonable access to personal information that they provided to Aaroni Limited and the reasonable ability to review and correct it or ask for anonymization, blockage, or deletion, as applicable. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. To view and change the personal information that you directly provided to Aaroni Limited you can return to the web page where you originally submitted your data and follow the instructions on that web page.
Keeping your personal information secure
Aaroni Limited takes seriously the trust you place in HK. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, Aaroni Limited utilizes reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect and process. Aaroni Limited retains data only as required or permitted by local law and while it has a legitimate business purpose.
When collecting or transferring sensitive information such as credit card information we use a variety of additional security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The personal information you provide us is stored on computer systems located in controlled facilities which have limited access. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as credit card number or password) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Credit card numbers are used only for processing payments and are not used for other purposes. As part of real-time payment processing, Aaroni Limited subscribes to fraud management services. This service provides Aaroni Limited with an extra level of security to guard against credit card fraud and to protect your financial data.
Changes to this statement
If we modify our Privacy Statement, we will post the revised statement here, with an updated revision date. If we make significant changes to our Statement that materially alter our privacy practices, we may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email or posting a notice on our corporate website and/or social media pages prior to the changes taking effect.
We value your opinions. If you have comments or questions about our Privacy Statement, please send them to the Aaroni Contact.
How Aaroni Limited uses automatic data collection tools
The following sections provide additional information about commonly-used web technology tools.
A "cookie" is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer's hard drive. Aaroni Limited or its service providers send cookies when you surf our site or sites where our ads appear, make purchases, request or personalize information, or register yourself for certain services. Accepting the cookies used on our site, sites that are "powered by" another company on our behalf, or sites where our ads appear may give us access to information about your browsing behavior, which we may use to personalize your experience. Cookies are typically classified as either "session" cookies or "persistent" cookies.
In certain countries you may also adjust your aaroni.com.hk and associated cookie preferences by using a preference manager tool available on the site you are visiting.
You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences in the help and support section of your browser.
From time to time, Aaroni Limited will use Flash local shared objects (LSOs) to store Flash content information and preferences. LSOs perform similar functions to HTML browser cookies and deposit small files on your computer, which are commonly called Flash cookies. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies and cookie management tools provided by your browser may not remove Flash cookies. To learn more about Flash Cookies and how to manage the related privacy and storage settings, please visit the Adobe Systems website.
Aaroni.com.hk and third-party web pages, applications, and HTML-formatted email use Web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about your website usage and your interaction with email, as well as to measure performance on aaroni.com.hk, applications, and websites "powered by" another company on our behalf. A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1) or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date of a page viewed, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Depending on the context, web beacons may also refer to content on a third-party server, and may be used by service providers to deliver relevant advertising to you.
You may be able to disable web beacons in email messages by not downloading images contained in the message you receive (this feature varies depending on the email software used on your personal computer). However, doing this may not always disable a web beacon or other automatic data collection tools in the email message due to specific email software capabilities. For more information about this, please refer to the information provided by your email software or service provider.
If you choose to receive marketing emails or newsletters from Aaroni Limited as specified in Your choices and selecting your privacy preferences, Aaroni Limited may automatically collect personal information about you. For example, through web beacons and personalized URLs embedded in these emails or newsletters, we can track whether you've opened those messages and whether you've clicked on links contained within those messages. For more information on embedded web links, see below.
Embedded Web links
Emails from Aaroni Limited, Internet keyboard keys preconfigured by Aaroni Limited, and promotional icons preinstalled on your PC desktop often use links designed to lead you to a relevant area on the Web, after redirection through our servers. The redirection system allows Aaroni Limited to change the destination URL of these links, if necessary, and to determine the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives.
In emails, such web links may also allow Aaroni Limited to determine whether you have clicked a link in an email, and this information about the interaction may be connected to your personal identity. If you do not want Aaroni Limited to collect information about the links that you click, you can:
Aaroni Limited ads and offerings on third-party websites
Aaroni Limited contracts with service providers to place ads on websites owned by third parties. In addition, some websites may be "powered by" a service provider to provide Aaroni Limited offers on our behalf. These service providers may send cookies from and use web beacons on these third-party websites and on aaroni.com.hk. The cookies and web beacons may enable Aaroni Limited to collect information about the pages you viewed and the links you clicked.