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Avineonics

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for the www.avineon.com and www.avineonics.com sites and various related services (together referred to as the “site”). Avineon, Inc., the provider of the site (referred below to as “us” or “we”), is committed to protecting your privacy online. Please read the information below to learn the following regarding your use of this site.

You acknowledge that this Privacy Policy is part of our site’s terms and conditions (Terms of Use), and by accessing or using our site, you agree to be bound by all of its Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.

From time to time, we may update, modify, or change this Privacy Policy. When this occurs, our new Privacy Policy will be posted on the site. You should check the site periodically to review the most recent Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Policy.

Types of Information Collected

In order to better provide you with our numerous services, we collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our site.

Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that lets us know who you are. When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as registering for more information, submitting a resume, submitting content and/or posting content in discussion forums or other public areas, filling out a survey, or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, employer, job title and department, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal identifying information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the web site's Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.

Collection Methods and Use of Information

We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You have the option of providing certain Personally Identifiable Information to us when you visit points on our site that request such information (e.g., submitting a resumes or registering for more information).

In addition, we may also collect certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information. This information is ultimately stored in the form of store categories, and, in some cases, specific URLs. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our site and to gather demographic information.

We will primarily use your Personally Identifiable Information to provide our services to you, as required by our agreements with you. We will also use Personally Identifiable Information to enhance the operation of our site, improve our marketing and promotional efforts, statistically analyze site use, improve our product and service offerings, and customize our site. We may use Personally Identifiable Information to deliver information to you and to contact you regarding administrative notices. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our agreements with you, including our Terms of Use and this Private Policy.

Release of Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others except for affiliates and contractors supporting Avineon in the uses of information described above.

Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.

Updating and Correcting Information

We believe you should have the ability to access and edit the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us. You may access and correct your Personally Identifiable Information and privacy preferences by writing us at:

Avineon, Inc.

4825 Mark Center Drive, Suite 700

Alexandria, Virginia 22311

Email: privacy@avineon.com

Please include your name, address, and/or email address when you contact us.

You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on this site. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information because of backups.

User Choices on Collection and Use of Information

We may, from time to time, send you email regarding our products and services. Only Avineon (or contractors working on behalf of Avineon and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings. If you do not want to receive such mailings, each communication will include a link enabling you to edit your account information to no longer receive them.

You also have choices with respect to cookies, as described below. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, some parts of our site may not function properly.

Security of Information

At our site you can be assured that your Personally Identifiable Information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. Your Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information reside on a secure server that only selected Avineon personnel and contractors can access via password. We encrypt your Personally Identifiable Information and thereby prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.

Cookies

When you use our site we will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web site stores on your computer's hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your first name to welcome you back to our site. The cookies make your use of the site easier, make the site run more smoothly and help us to maintain a secure site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly in that case.

Privacy Policies of Third Party Sites

Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Other sites accessible through our site have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. Please consult each site's privacy policy. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.

International Transfers of Personal Information

Permitted transfers of information, including Personally Identifiable Information, may include the transfer of data from one jurisdiction to another, such as transfers to and from the United States of America. Because privacy laws vary from one jurisdiction to another, Personally Identifiable Information may be transferred to a jurisdiction where the laws provide less or different protection than the jurisdiction in which the information originated. We will always handle your Personally Identifiable Information as described in this Privacy Policy. Avineon abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union, which framework is posted by that department at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

Miscellaneous Privacy Issues

You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this site. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors that are under 18 years of age.

You should also be aware that when Personally Identifiable Information is voluntarily disclosed (i.e. your name, email address, etc.) in the discussion forums or other public areas on this site, that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and used by third parties and may result in un-solicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information. Any submissions to chat rooms or other public areas on this site are accepted with the understanding that they are accessible to all third parties. If you do not want your comments to be viewed by third parties, you are advised not to make any submissions.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us by sending a letter to:

Avineon, Inc.

4825 Mark Center Drive, Suite 700

Alexandria, Virginia 22311

You may also contact us by email at privacy@avineon.com.