AB collects information from our users when they create their account for this Website, when they request copies of publications, seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities, or register for conferences and other AB-sponsored events. Some of AB’s registration, enrollment, account setup and other forms may ask users to give us contact information, unique personal identifiers, financial information, subject areas of interest and/or demographic information. We may use this data to tailor the visitor's experience at our Website or, if applicable, to assess candidacy and qualifications for employment with AB. We sometimes aggregate demographic information, and the types of systems and browsers of users for internal purposes, so that we may better understand the user population of our Website, identify subject areas of interest, and determine whether the Website is designed to work with the computer settings of a majority of our visitors. AB also may conduct user surveys on the Web, which usually are intended to provide AB with information on a number of areas, such as user identity, user viewing habits, whether or not users found what they were searching for, whether the Website content is relevant to user needs, and the like. AB uses the information gathered from such surveys to improve our web content, navigation, and overall visitor experience.
Any personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, subject areas of interest, etc., allows AB to inform you about updates to the service and to notify you about other products and services offered by AB that may be of interest to you. We will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available any of that information to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services. In addition, AB may disclose contact information for you in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information that you have posted on the Website or otherwise provided to AB. Individuals that subscribe to e-mail newsletters are given the opportunity to opt-out of promotions, news, and information at the time of sign up. AB also provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the points where we request information. You may also feel free to contact us as indicated below.
We may collect the e-mail addresses at the point of subscription, of users who wish to receive e-mail notification of publications and press releases in identified subject areas of interest, and of those who send us e-mail messages or express interest regarding our services or employment opportunities, or register for conferences and other AB-sponsored events. We will not, however, share any e-mail addresses with any third party or send unsolicited e-mail to any of the addresses we collect, except in very limited circumstances as set forth in this policy.
Transfer of Information
Because AB is a global organization, information collected on this Website or through other means may be transferred from time to time among the AB offices or personnel, or to third parties located throughout the world, including offices located outside the European Economic Area, and this Website may be viewed and hosted anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have laws regulating the use and transfer of personally-identifiable data. AB complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries.
AB has in place technological and operational security processes designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or contractor having access to any personally-identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personally-identifiable information, AB cannot guarantee that your personally-identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorized persons.
Links to Other Web Websites
AB is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any non-AB web sites to which we link from this Website.
Compliance With Law
AB complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. AB may be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal or administrative order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules and regulations of any nation, state or other applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the terms and conditions of use of this Website or a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this Website, we may disclose personal user information to our affected business partners or legal authorities.
AB understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, particularly in their online interactions. This website is not designed for and does not intentionally target or solicit to children 16 years of age and younger.
Use of AB Web Websites
Your access to and use of the Website are subject to certain terms and conditions, which are summarized in our Terms and Conditions of Use.