Last Updated: February 23, 2022
Site Traffic Monitoring
ABS collects anonymous information about every visit to our Website by tracking internet protocol (IР) addresses on an aggregate basis. We do not link IP addresses to any other personal information associated to the individual visitor. We use this information only for statistical purposes to determine the server load that is used to optimize efficiency and performance to serve you better during your future visits. We also collect browser type, access time, and the URL where a user is entering or exiting the Website. ABS may also use information it collects in aggregated form to monitor Website performance, use of features, traffic patterns, and browser version. Where you submit personal data to ABS, you consent to the processing of that data for the above purposes.
Submission & Use of Personal Information
If you choose to submit any personal information on any public page of the Website by completing requests for information or any online contact form (for example, providing your name, company name, street or email address or your telephone number, or by submitting your resume online or signing up for email updates and alerts), ABS may collect, retain, use and share that information in aggregated or unaggregated form in connection with the purpose detailed in the collection form. As appropriate, ABS may use your personal information to respond to your queries, send you email alerts and updates, or provide you with other marketing information about employment, current projects or opportunities, or related information.
There may be circumstances in which ABS may be required under the terms of a subpoena or order issued by a court or by a governmental body or pursuant to applicable law, decree, regulation, order, ruling, judgment, injunction, or the like, to use, preserve, share, or disclose information about you and your use of the ABS Website or its Contents.
No ABS website targets or intends to attract children under the age of 13. ABS does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for personal information. If we learn that a child's personal information was collected without appropriate authorization, it will be deleted as soon as possible.
ABS values your trust and we respect the fact that, in the course of providing services to you through the ABS MyFreedom™ Portal, we may receive Confidential Information from you. We understand that handling that kind of information with care is one of our most important responsibilities. Accordingly, only ABS agents who are bound by a confidentiality agreement, ABS employees and persons or entities to whom you grant access as customer oversight users are authorized to have access to your Confidential Information (defined below). We use your information primarily to complete transactions that you request.
As used herein, “Confidential Information” means confidential or proprietary information belonging to you or to a third party who has given you the right to use or provide the same to ABS, and includes, but may not be limited to, contact information, such as names, addresses, ZIP codes, email addresses, phone numbers, design information and information provided by you that is marked as confidential or proprietary. Confidential Information also includes information provided by you, which under the circumstances surrounding the disclosure would be reasonably deemed confidential or proprietary. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the term “Confidential Information” shall not include information which: (1) was or becomes generally available to the public through no fault of ABS; (2) was in АВS’ possession free of any obligation of confidence at, or subsequent to, the time it was communicated to ABS by you: (3) was developed by employees or agents of ABS independently of and without reference to any information communicated to ABS by you; or (4) was communicated by you to an unaffiliated third party free of any obligation of confidence.
Collection of Information
Once logged into the ABS MyFreedom™ portal, ABS can track certain information regarding user behavior. We may use this information for internal research, so that we may better serve our users. This information may include the address information associated with your access, the address information for computer network accesses subsequent to access to the ABS MyFreedom portal any applications or programs accessed through the ABS MyFreedom portal, information concerning your access hardware and software and your network address information. You will have the ability to access and update or use any information you submit to ABS through the ABS MyFreedom portal.
We operate the ABS MyFreedom™ portal under policies designed to provide reasonable protection of the security and confidentiality of your information. We have in place physical, administrative, and technical safeguards designed to protect against the unauthorized access to confidential customer information. While we strive to protect your Confidential Information once it reaches us, we cannot ensure the security of the transmission of information to us, and encourage you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.
We have a strict Code of Ethical Business Conduct (“Code of Ethics”) for all ABS employees and agents involved with the ABS MyFreedom™ portal which requires confidential treatment of your information. Our Code of Ethics expresses our absolute commitment to integrity, our related corporate values and ethical standards, and the associated business conduct we expect from our employees. These include very specific guidelines concerning the safeguarding of confidential information. In general, these guidelines limit employee and agent access to confidential information and limit the use and disclosure of such information to specifically authorized work processes. If it is determined that an employee or agent has violated the Code of Ethics, corrective action may be taken, including immediate dismissal. Further, ABS stands ready to cooperate with any law enforcement authorities in the course of investigation and law enforcement proceedings, where warranted.
To protect your Confidential Information, our computer systems have а variety of technical safeguards in place to control and monitor access. Among those:
Computer anti-virus protection detects and prevents viruses from entering our computer network systems.
Firewalls block unauthorized access by individuals or networks. Firewalls are one way we protect our computer systems that interact with the internet.
Secure transmissions ensure information remains confidential. We use encryption technology, such as a secure socket layer (SSL), to transmit information between you and us. This protects data in three key ways:
An intrusion detection system (IDS) actively monitors external to internal internet access to ABS systems so that suspicious or Denial of Service attacks can be quickly identified and defended against.
Logging of access into ABS systems is performed to differing extents by both the applications themselves and by ever-present computer system software tools meant to provide the levels of audit trails and monitoring deemed necessary to ensure data integrity.
Advances in security technology are constantly evaluated by our experts to ensure that we provide the right protection for you.
ABS makes no warranties as to the security of your data communications, or that third parties will not gain unauthorized access to or monitor your computer(s) or online communications. ABS cannot commit to particular confidentiality obligations if you have uploaded any information to a third-party website in a public Internet environment or over an unsecured network. You agree that ABS will not be liable for any such access.
Communications Regarding Privacy