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AMERICAN SYSTEMS is a privately held, employee-owned, professional, technical and IT services provider. We apply diverse and innovative teams of professionals to enable our customers to accomplish their missions successfully.
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Privacy Policy

​Thank you for visiting the AMERICAN SYSTEMS website (the “Site”). Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice (“Privacy Policy”) explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the collection and use of the personal information you submit on Web pages where this policy is posted. The following information will help you understand how we collect, use, disseminate, and safeguard the information you provide to us while visiting the Site. This Privacy Policy lists our current policies, but, as noted below, this Privacy Policy may be adjusted from time to time at our discretion. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use or visit the Site.

 

As we operate internationally and the majority of our computer systems are currently based in the United States, your personal data will be processed by AMERICAN SYSTEMS in the U.S. where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you complete an application or otherwise submit information, with this Site, your doing so constitutes consent to the collection and/or processing in the United States of your personally identifiable information, which includes the use of cookies as described below.

 

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

AMERICAN SYSTEMS collects data via the Site in four main ways:
 
  • Data transmissions from users,
  • Registration screens and online forms,
  • E-mails or other correspondence sent to e-mail addresses provided via the Site, and
  • Automated means such as cookies.
 
We use the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of computers that access our Site to help diagnose any problems with our server and to administer our Site, to help identify you, and to gather broad demographic information. We use cookies to keep track of your use and to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our Site, and for other purposes.
 

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION

In general, you can visit many of our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We may track the Internet domain address from people who visit us or a user’s identity if he or she is a return customer or is responding to a direct promotion. We analyze these data for trends and statistics, but individual users will remain anonymous, unless you voluntarily tell us who you are or opt to subscribe to one of our promotion distribution lists.
 
There may be times (such as when you submit an employment application) when we ask you to provide certain information about yourself, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, and other information. Whether or not to provide such information is completely your own choice.
 
If you choose to identify yourself by sending us an email (e.g., when you provide us with feedback regarding this privacy policy), or otherwise communicate with us, we may store any personally identifiable information provided by you for a limited time. Please be aware that we will not knowingly accept any correspondence from anyone under the age of 13. By sending us any correspondence, you are confirming that you are 13 years of age or older.
 

USING INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

We use information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our Site, and to help us make our Site more useful. To the extent that you voluntarily provide any personal information when you correspond with us, we will use such information to respond to your comment or inquiry.
 
We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. In addition, we may transfer information about you if we are acquired by or merged with another company.
 
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that the personally identifiable information we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.
 
AMERICAN SYSTEMS will not sell, trade, or rent your information to any others. Your information may be disclosed to AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ domestic and foreign subsidiaries. Your information may also be transferred to a third-party vendor for the purposes of data back-up, consolidation, storage, and simplified customer management. As part of any data transmission, your information may be transferred across state and country borders.
 

COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

We may send "cookies" to your computer primarily to enhance your online experience. "Cookies" are files that can identify you as a unique customer and store your personal preferences as well as technical information (including click through and click stream data). Cookies can either be permanent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser). We may also use "Web beacons" that monitor your use of our Site. Web beacons (or Web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page for the purpose of transferring data, such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the Web beacon appears, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the page on which the Web beacon appears, the time the page containing the Web beacon was viewed, the types of browser that fetched the Web beacon, and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. When corresponding with you through HTML capable e-mail, Web beacons let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail.
 
On their own, cookies or Web beacons do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish the Site with personally identifiable information, this information can be linked to the data stored in the cookies and Web beacons.
 
By accepting this Privacy Policy (which you do by continued use of and access to this Site), you specifically agree to our use of cookies and Web beacons as described herein. You may adjust your browser to reject cookies from us or from any other website. In addition, by setting your Web browser to display HTML e-mails as text only, you may be able to prevent the use of some Web beacons. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information. However, certain areas of our Site can only be accessed in conjunction with cookies or similar devices and you should be aware that disabling cookies or similar devices might prevent you from accessing some of our content.
 

LINKS

The Site may contain links to other services and websites. For example, the page of the Site devoted to employee benefits offered contains links to third party providers and websites maintained by those providers. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of each and every website you visit.
 

SECURITY

AMERICAN SYSTEMS uses commercially reasonable efforts to protect the information provided us, but there is no guarantee against inadvertent disclosure or intentional misappropriation of data by a third party.
 

OPT-OUT/CHOICE

We may periodically send our customers information regarding our products and services. If you have been receiving such information and do not wish to continue receiving such information, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at webmaster@AmericanSystems.com.
 

CHILDREN

The Site is not designed for children. AMERICAN SYSTEMS does not target children for the Site, nor do we solicit data, or knowingly collect personally identifiable information from them.
 

MODIFICATIONS TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post any such changes on the Web page where the Privacy Policy is located on the Site so that you will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Please check this Web page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy means that you accept the changes to the policy.
 
If we decide to use your personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time that such information was collected, we will attempt to notify you of such changes. You agree that if we send such notice to your then-current e-mail address as reflected in our records, such notice will be sufficient. The notice will provide you with an opportunity to ‘opt-out’ so that we may not use your personally identifiable information in a manner that is different from the manner described at the time that you provided us with such information. If you do not affirmatively ‘opt-out’ pursuant to the instructions provided to you in the notice, then you agree that we may use your personally identifiable information in the manner described in the notice.
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

AMERICAN SYSTEMS has appointed a Privacy Administrator. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or its implementation you may contact us. You may send e-mail to webmaster@AmericanSystems.com, or you may send regular mail to the following postal address: 13990 Parkeast Circle, Chantilly, VA 20151. Should you believe your personal information has been used in a way that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy or should you have further questions related to this Privacy Policy, please contact the Privacy Administrator by e-mail at the above address.
 

EFFECTIVE DATE

This Privacy Policy became effective as of May 1, 2005.