Akoqua (”Company” or “We”) respects your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. As used in this Privacy Notice, terms such as “we” or “our” refer to Akoqua, LLC, and its current and future family of subsidiaries. This Privacy Notice applies to the web site: www.Akoqua.com as well as any of our other websites, including any websites owned, operated, or sponsored by any of our subsidiaries or affiliates. This Privacy Notice does not apply to information collected offline or via online sources other than the site. We invite you to visit the site to search or browse without revealing personal information or registering with Akoqua. However, as we gather information about your usage or as you may choose to give Akoqua or companies within Akoqua’s portfolio of companies personal information via the site, Akoqua will let you know how we will use such information and provide you with an option to opt out. Your continued use of the site will indicate your agreement to this Privacy Notice. You should review this Privacy Notice regularly as it may change at any time at our sole discretion.
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website Akoqua.com (our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information so that you can make an informed decision as to your use of this site.
This policy applies to information we collect:
On this Website
In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website
Through mobile and desktop applications you download from this Website, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this Website.
When you interact with our applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications include links to this policy
It does not apply to information collected by:
Us offline or through any other means
Any third party; including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from (or on) the Website
Section 508 Compliance and Children
Akoqua recognizes and acknowledges the requirement for compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Accessibility standards within 36 CFR part 1194. Additionally, this site is intended for adult use only. It is not intended for children, and Akoqua asks that minors not submit any personal information. Akoqua does not knowingly collect personal information from children. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child, we will delete that information.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:
By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (”personal information”)
That is about you but individually does not identify you
That is about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and/or usage details
We collect this information:
Directly from you when you provide it to us
Automatically as you navigate through the site; information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies
From third parties, for example, our business partners
Information You Provide to Us
The information you may provide to us through our Website may include:
Information included by filling in forms on our Website
Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us to report a problem with our Website, or for any other reason
Responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes
Your search queries on the Website
To the maximum practical extent, Akoqua will collect information directly from the individual. Akoqua provides means, where feasible and appropriate, for individuals to authorize the collection, use, maintenance, and sharing for information prior to its collection. Akoqua provides appropriate means for individuals to understand the consequences of decisions to approve or decline the authorization of the collection, use, dissemination, and retention of personal information. You do not have to provide us with personal information if you do not want to; however, that may limit your ability to use certain functions of this site or to request certain services or information.
By providing us with your contact information in order to receive information from Akoqua, you are opting into receiving a communication regarding your inquiry. If you do not wish to be contacted by Akoqua, please do not enter any contact information on our site.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website
Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type
The information we collect automatically may be only statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. This helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
Estimate our audience size and usage patterns
Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests
Speed up your searches
Recognize you when you return to our Website
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
Flash Cookies: Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
Web Beacons: Pages of our Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
To present our Website and its contents to you
To provide you with information or services that you request from us
To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it
To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection
To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it
In any other way we may describe when you provide the information
To respond to an e-mail or particular request from you
To process an application as requested by you
To comply with applicable laws, regulations, and legal process
To protect someone’s health, safety, or welfare
To protect our rights or take appropriate legal action
As otherwise necessary or useful for us to conduct our business, so long as such use is permitted by law and is consistent with the uses enumerated above
For any other purpose with your consent
Akoqua collects the minimum personal information necessary to serve its customers and the general public. Information collected on the site will be used for the specific reasons for which it was provided. Information collected from you will not be shared with third parties for purposes other than in support of QMS Kinetic’s operations and as necessary to facilitate the purpose for which it was provided.
We limit the collection of personal information to what we need to know in order to achieve our goal of providing superior quality and value. For example, some sections of our site invite you to contact us for more information, and in these cases we may request your name and email address. We will not use your email for any other purpose, and you will not receive unsolicited e-mail from Akoqua as a result of supplying this information.
Disclosure of Your Information
To our subsidiaries and affiliates
To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them
To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of QMS Kinetic's assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Akoqua about our Website users is among the assets transferred
For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information
With your consent
We may also disclose your personal information:
To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Akoqua, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising: If you do not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, you can opt-out by checking the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data. You can also always opt-out by sending us an email with your request to [email protected]
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, view the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls.
However, the safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
Our Website provides a capability for users to express interest in and otherwise apply for open positions. To comply with our affirmative action plan obligations, we accept resumes only through Workday (Applicant Tracking System). Any resumes received through Workdaywill be held in confidence and used solely in connection with the expression of interest in or application for open positions.
We furnish external links on Akoqua Kinetic web pages that cause you to leave our Website. These are provided for your convenience and should be used with discretion. Please be aware that we have no control over the Internet sites accessible through these links or the information found there. Akoqua cannot and does not make any representation about these sites or the material on them. We do not endorse or recommend any of the material or information found on any non-Akoqua site. Akoqua is not liable for any personal information that you submit to third parties or to any Web site linked to this Site.