Conditions of Use

Conditions of Use

AER Website Conditions of Use

Welcome to this AER website. Atmospheric and Environmental Research ("AER") requires that all visitors to our sites on the World Wide Web (the "Site") adhere to the following Conditions of Use. Please read the Conditions of Use carefully. By accessing the Site, you indicate that you acknowledge and accept the Conditions of Use. If you or your company has executed a license or similar agreement with AER, the terms of that agreement will take precedence if they conflict with these Conditions of Use.

Privacy

Please review our Privacy Policy, which also applies to your visit to this Site.

Copyright

By visiting this Site, you agree to respect all copyrights and trademarks.
Copyright © 2011, 2012 by Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
All information and content included on this Site, including but not limited to (i) text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, and product demonstrations; (ii) data and content compilations; and (iii) software, are the property of AER or its content or software suppliers and are protected by United States and international copyright laws. You may not modify copy, distribute, transmit, display, publish, sell, or license any information from this Site without the express written consent of AER and any applicable third-party owner or licensor. You may not create derivative works, or use any information, content, or software available on or through this Site for commercial or public purposes without the express written consent of AER and any applicable third-party owner or licensor. In addition, you may not reproduce, transmit, transcribe, store in a retrieval system, or translate into any human or computer language any part of the material and databases on this Site in any form or by any means whatsoever without the express written consent of AER. Such consent may be requested by contacting AER at 131 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421-3126. Attn: Legal Department.

Trademarks

The trademarks, logos, service marks, graphics, and trade dress displayed on this Site are the intellectual property of AER and other applicable parties that have licensed their property and/or material to AER. You should assume that any product or service name is a registered mark, trademark, or service mark and the intellectual property of AER or a third party. You are prohibited from using any AER or third-party trademarks or service marks noted on the Site for any purpose, including but not limited to use as metatags on other pages or sites on the World Wide Web, without the express written permission of AER or such third parties. If AER grants such written permission, you may not use the trademarks and service marks in any manner that (i) is likely to cause confusion among clients or the public, or (ii) disparages or discredits AER.

License and Site Use

AER grants to you, the user, a limited license to access and make personal use of this Site; but you may not download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of AER. This license does not include any right to (i) resell or use this Site or its contents for any commercial purposes; (ii) collect and use any product listings, descriptions, or prices found on this Site; (iii) make any derivative use of this Site or its contents; (iv) download or copy account information found on this Site for the benefit of any individual or corporation; or (v) use data mining, robots, or similar data-gathering and extraction tools in connection with this Site or any information found on this Site. You may not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, visit, or otherwise exploit this Site or any portion of this Site for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of AER. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of AER or any third party without the express written consent of the applicable proprietary information owner. You may not use any metatags or any other "hidden text" using AER's name or trademarks without AER's express written consent. Any unauthorized use immediately terminates the limited license granted to you by AER.
AER grants to commercial web search engines a limited license to index this site by any manual or automated method and to display the titles of pages and brief excerpts from those pages as search results.
You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of this Site so long as the link does not portray AER or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use the AER logo or any other proprietary graphic or trademark of AER as part of such link without AER's express written permission. Nothing in this license shall confer on you or any third party any rights to or under any patent, copyright, or trademark of AER or any third party.

Linked Internet Sites

Except as noted above, AER expressly prohibits unauthorized hypertext links to the Site and the framing of any content available through the Site. AER reserves the right to disable any unauthorized links or frames and specifically disclaims any responsibility for the content available on any other Internet sites linked to the Site. Access to and use of any other Internet sites linked to the Site is at the user's own risk.
Although AER maintains high standards regarding the protection of your privacy and personal data and information, linked sites may contain rules and regulations, privacy provisions, confidentiality provisions, transmissions of personal data provisions, and other provisions that differ from the provisions provided on the Site. AER is not responsible for examining or evaluating these provisions and expressly disclaims any and all liability related not only to such provisions, but also to any of the content found on any linked sites and your use of such sites. You should carefully review both the privacy statements and the terms or conditions of use applying to any linked site.

Information You Provide

Should anyone visiting the AER website respond to AER by sending information, including data, questions, comments, or suggestions, such response shall be non confidential, and AER shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute said information to others without limitation. Further, AER shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products incorporating such information.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

ALL CONTENT, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON THIS SITE, OR OBTAINED FROM A WEBSITE TO WHICH THIS SITE IS LINKED, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU BY AER "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND CONTENT PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE OR A LINKED SITE MAY CONTAIN TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR ERRORS, INCLUDING TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. AER SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR SUCH ERRORS AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS OR CHANGES TO THE SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
YOU AGREE THAT AER WILL NOT BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS OR LOST OPPORTUNITY) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE OR A LINKED SITE, OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR A LINKED SITE. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, THE TRANSMISSION OF ANY VIRUSES WHICH MAY INFECT A USER'S EQUIPMENT, FAILURE OF MECHANICAL OR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT OR COMMUNICATION LINES, TELEPHONE OR OTHER CONNECTION PROBLEMS, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, THEFT, OPERATOR ERRORS, STRIKES OR OTHER LABOR PROBLEMS, OR ANY FORCE MAJEURE. AER CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS TO THE SITE.
CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless AER, together with its respective employees, agents, directors, officers, and shareholders, from and against all the liabilities, claims, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees and costs) arising out of your use of this Site; your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement; or your breach or alleged breach of the copyright, trademark, proprietary, or other rights of AER or third parties.

Employment Opportunities

AER may place notices of employment opportunities on this Site. At AER, we fully recognize and are sensitive to all confidentiality issues surrounding the online employment application process. Therefore, in accordance with AER's privacy guidelines and principles, if you choose to submit your name, address, contact information, resume, and/or any other personal information to AER in response to an employment opportunity, you can be confident that AER will use this information only for lawful and legitimate employment purposes. AER does reserve the right to distribute the information you submit among its employees for legitimate business purposes. Furthermore, nothing in these Conditions of Use or contained on this Site shall constitute a promise by AER to interview, hire, or employ any individual who submits information to it, nor shall anything in these Conditions of Use or contained on the Site constitute a promise that AER will review any or all of the information that users or applicants submit. AER is an equal opportunity employer.

Changes to Conditions of Use

AER reserves the right to revise these Conditions of Use at any time. Users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any changes.

Severability

If any condition is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining conditions.

Violations of Conditions of Use

AER reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Conditions of Use, including the right to block access to this Site.

Access to Password-Secure Areas

AER may restrict certain secure areas of this Site to authorized users and permit access to these secure areas only by the use of a confidential password. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access such areas of this Site are in explicit violation of these Conditions of Use and may be subject to prosecution and applicable damages.

Jurisdictional Issues and Applicable Law

You acknowledge and agree that the laws of the State of New York without regard to conflict of law principles, and applicable federal law, will govern these Conditions of Use, your use of the Site, and any dispute of any kind that might arise between you and AER in connection with the Site. Any action you, any third party, or AER brings arising out of or in any way connected to this Site and/or these Conditions of Use shall be brought exclusively in either the state or federal courts located in New York County, New York, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts.

Privacy Policy

The following statements will help you understand how Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) collects, uses, and safeguards the personally identifying information you give us when you use this website to register for a conference, inquire about job openings, or otherwise communicate with us through email.
We define "personally identifying information" as information — such as name, address, telephone number, and email address — that can help to locate or identify individuals. Protecting the privacy of personally identifying information is important to us.
Visitors to www.aer.com and other AER websites are subject to important limitations. Please review our Conditions of Use, which govern your visit to this site on the World Wide Web.

Information We Collect

When you browse this website, you browse anonymously, unless you submit a form, respond to an e-mail solicitation from AER or an affiliate, register for a conference, request a user account, submit a question or comment through "Contact AER" or send us employment information. We do not collect or store any personal information — such as your name, address, phone number, or email address — unless you knowingly and willingly provide it.
When you register for a conference, submit a form, or request a user account, we collect only information — such as name, company affiliation, mailing address, title, department, telephone numbers, email address — necessary to fulfill the transaction you requested.
You may request information, make a suggestion, or ask us a question on the website or by email. We ask you to provide certain information — your name, title, company, type of business, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address — so that we can respond to your request. We may use the information you provide, together with your browsing history, to help us understand your needs and provide information that meets those needs.
We may use the personal information you provide to contact you about your request, to provide announcements about products and future conferences, to conduct surveys of our clients, to respond to your inquiries and suggestions, and to contact you for other reasons related to offering and improving our services. We may use and share all of this information, subject to applicable law, with our affiliates and business partners that wish to offer products and services in which our clients may be interested.
We may display employment opportunities on this site. If you choose to submit your resume or other information through our website, we use that information only in considering your application for employment. We will share the information only with employees involved in making hiring decisions. We may also submit the information to our subsidiaries, affiliates and other business partners for their use in considering your application for employment. AER keeps employment application information strictly confidential, and does not sell, rent, share, or otherwise disclose any personally identifiable employment application information that you directly provide, except as required by law.
We do not permit other persons, companies or entities to collect personal information through our website.

Access

Upon request, we will give you access to your personal information that you submit through this website. We permit you to review the personal information you submit to us, and to correct inaccurate information. You may submit your request by email.

Children

Only adults may use this site. We do not knowingly use this website to solicit data from or market to children.

Cookies

Our Web server may write a "cookie," a small computer file, to your hard drive. We may use cookies to enhance your online experience, to facilitate your use of our site, to recognize you as a repeat visitor, and to collect statistics about your visit to the site. If you access products through our "user account" feature, we may use a cookie to track your usage. The cookies used by this site do not contain personally identifying information, such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address.
Most web browsers allow you to exercise control over cookie files on your computer by erasing them, blocking them, or notifying you when you receive such files. Please refer to your own browser's instructions for information on those functions. If you do elect to disable the cookies from this site, please note that you may not be able to register for conferences or access the "user accounts" online. You can order any product or service by telephone by calling AER Customer Service at 1-781-761-2288.

Security

The security of client information is very important to us, and we take a number of steps to safeguard it. After receiving your personally identifying information, we maintain reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect it from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, loss, or destruction. We limit access to those employees, affiliates and other business partners who assist us in providing the services you order. We also require that third parties to which we disclose personally identifying information establish information security procedures.

Linked Internet Sites

We may establish relationships with affiliates and other business partners by creating a link between our sites. Although we choose our sites carefully, we are not responsible for the content, maintenance, or privacy policies of those sites. Once you click over to a third-party site, we encourage you to check that site's privacy policy.

AER Respects Your Privacy Concerns

AER's privacy and security policies demonstrate our responsibility to the individuals from and about whom we receive and report information, and to our clients, who rely on us to safeguard the information they report. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy and security policies, please contact us.