Privacy Policy


This page summarises the privacy policy and practices of the AISTS website.

What kind of information is collected?

If you visit the AISTS website to browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about the visit. The following information is automatically collected and stored:
  • The Internet Protocol address and domain name used. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting;
  • Information relating to your computer system, such as the type of browser and operating system, language used, and demographic information such as global location;
  • The date and time of the visit; and
  • The web pages or services accessed.
Information collected automatically in this manner is used for purposes such as assessing system performance, improving web services, improving website management and determining best content for our visitors. The AISTS website does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, or email address. We only obtain personal information in a manner where you provide consent.

Information collected directly from you

All personal information, such as your name, phone number, or email address, held or collected by the AISTS is done so with your consent, and you will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected. You can request us at any time to remove your information from our records either partially or completely. Under no circumstances will your personal data be sold to or given to a third party.

What safeguards are in place?

The AISTS makes reasonable security arrangements to protect your personal information against such risks as unauthorised access, collection, use, disclosure, or disposal. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operating practices as part of the AISTS's continuing commitment to the protection of personal information it holds. Consumer inquiries will be forwarded to the appropriate AISTS staff by email, and we will make every effort to ensure the security of these transmissions. The AISTS does not sell or rent your personal information.

Cookies

The AISTS uses "cookies" to track how our visitors use this site, demographics on their systems, languages, global locations, and sites previously visited or to determine which site content most appropriately fits our visitors, such as topic specific content. The cookies are not used to identify individuals. Cookies can be disabled or denied in your web browser settings with minimal impact on your ability to access information from this site. However, many other websites will not function properly without them.

(A "cookie" is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a website to allow it to monitor your use of their site. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device. They are created when you visit a website that uses cookies and are stored in the memory or hard drive. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information about the visitor’s experience and interests. The information is generally used to make content and services more relevant and useful. For more details about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org)

Google Analytics

The AISTS website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilises the data collected to track and examine the use of the AISTS website (www.aists.org), to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualise and personalise the adverts of its own advertising network.

The Google Analytics' features that the AISTS has implemented are based on Display Advertising (e.g., Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings, which can be found here: https://www.google.com/settings/ads

The AISTS will not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Display Advertising features that is based on the DoubleClick cookie unless we have obtained a visitor's prior consent to that data merger.
Visitors can also make use of the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, which can be found here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Use of information

Information on individual visitors is used by the AISTS employees who need to know the information in order to respond to your request or to ensure the content of this site remains relevant for its visitors. We do not disclose this information to anyone outside of our organisation except where legally permitted to disclose some personal information in situations such as an investigation of illegal activities, reasonable methods to collect overdue accounts, a medical emergency or suspicion of illegal activities, etc. Only pertinent information is disclosed. The AISTS does not sell, lease, or trade information about visitors to other parties.

How long is information retained?

Personal information is retained indefinitely as long as it remains relevant and valid, or until it is specifically requested to be removed, at which point the information in question will be permanently deleted.

Disclosure of third party services

The AISTS works with third party services for the capturing, storage, review and analysing of data. These thrid party services are bound by their own privacy policies. The AISTS makes every effort to select reputable service providers for these services, but is not responsible for the privacy practices of these service providers. Third party service providers with whom the AISTS works and whom may, but not necessarily, be able to access personal information or web data pertaining to the AISTS website are:

Links to other sites

Visitors should be aware that the AISTS websites contain links to websites not operated by the AISTS. If you visit these websites, you will leave our site. When you visit these other sites, this privacy policy will not apply, although you may be subject to the privacy policy of that new site, if one exists. The AISTS is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites.

How can I access and correct information I submit to the AISTS website?

The AISTS will inform an individual, upon the individual's request, of the existence, use, and disclosure of the individual's personal information, and shall give the individual access to it in accordance with the law. Individuals may access and verify any personal information with appropriate notice so that the office is able to supply the information required.

Enquiries and Complaints

All enquiries and complaints regarding your personal information or our Privacy Policy should be forwarded to the AISTS office:

 

AISTS

EPFL, Innovation Park, Bâtiment C

CH-1015 Lausanne

Switzerland

Email: info@aists.org

Telephone: +41 (0) 21 693 85 93

 

AISTS Founders