Last Updated: 1/28/2013
The Information We Collect.
Novus collects the following types of information, both directly from you and indirectly through our third-party service providers (our “Providers”).
1. Personal Information
Novus collects Personal Information for specific and limited purposes. When we or our Providers collect Personal Information, we or our Providers will inform the individuals of these purposes and the choices and means, if any, offered to such individuals for limiting the use and disclosure of that Personal Information. We or our Providers will endeavor to provide such notice in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide Personal Information or as soon as practicable thereafter.
Examples of different purposes for which we may collect Personal Information include, but are not limited to (i) the user registration process; and (ii) responding to a request from you for information regarding our products and services.
2. Other Information.
In addition to the Personal Information, we may collect additional information on the Website (collectively, the “Other Information”). Such Other Information may include:
a. From Your Activity. Information that we or our technology providers may automatically collect when you visit, access, and/or use the Website, such as your IP addresses, Internet service provider, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of the Website you visit, number of links you click while on the Website, search terms, and operating system.
How We Use and Share the Information.
We use the Personal Information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Novus will take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.
We may also use and/or share the Personal Information and the Other Information as described below.
• In an ongoing effort to better understand visitors to our Website and our products and services, we may analyze the Other Information in aggregate form in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Website and/or our products and services. This aggregate information does not identify individuals personally. We may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents, and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our products and services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
• We may share some or all of the Personal Information and Other Information with any of our parent companies, subsidiaries, or other companies under common control with us.
• As we develop our businesses, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, sale of assets, dissolution, or similar event, the Personal Information and Other Information may be part of the transferred assets.
• To the extent permitted by law, we may also disclose the Personal Information and the Other Information: (i) to government and regulatory agencies in connection with our seeking regulatory approval for our products; (ii) when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; or (iii) whenever we believe that disclosing such information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Novus or others.
Accessing and Modifying Information; Communication Preferences
Upon request, Novus will grant individuals reasonable access to Personal Information that we and our agents hold about them. For example, visitors to the Website who have provided Personal Information to us may review and/or make changes to the same by contacting Novus. In addition, individuals may manage their receipt of marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of any Novus marketing e-mail or by following the instructions found on the Website. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to process such requests in a timely manner. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our subscription databases.
How We Protect the Information.
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information and Other Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information that you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Website may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.
Important Notices to Non-U.S. Residents/Safe Harbor Certification
Novus complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss 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 and Switzerland. Novus has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Novus’s certification, please visithttp://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
How to Contact Us.