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 order products or services, 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. "Personally identifying information" also includes credit card information. 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, purchase a product or service, 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, place an on-line order for products, or request a user account, we collect only information — such as name, company affiliation, mailing address, title, department, telephone numbers, email address, and credit card issuer, account number, and expiration date — 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, email address, or credit card information.

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 buy products, register for conferences, or access the "user accounts" online. You can order any product or conference 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.

When you purchase a product or register for a conference and include personally identifying credit card information, you may elect to transmit your information to us through a secure Internet connection.

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.