Privacy Statement

Introduction

This web site is administered by AIMMS B.V. (“AIMMS”). When you visit this web site AIMMS may collect personal data about you, either directly (where you are asked to provide the data) or indirectly. AIMMS will, however, only use these personal data in accordance with the purposes set forth in this Privacy Statement and is committed to safeguarding the personal information collected. This statement sets out the purposes of AIMMS’ data processing in respect of this web site, the use of cookies and how to effect your rights in respect of your personal data. AIMMS recommends that you read this privacy statement prior to using the AIMMS website.

Purposes of processing

AIMMS collects and processes information about customers and visitors to its web site to conduct its business, to inform and make available products and services that may be of interest to you and for the development of web statistics. The information you provide will be used to contact you when necessary, e.g. to notify you about functionality changes to the web site and to offer services that you may find helpful (provided you have not opted out to receive such services).

Who will use the personal data?

AIMMS B.V. (also referred to as AIMMS) will be responsible for the use of the personal data in respect of the AIMMS website.

If AIMMS uses the services of firms with which it has a strategic alliance and/or other service providers, AIMMS – where necessary – will also provide your personal data to those other firms and/or service providers. The nature of the Internet in general and of the AIMMS website in particular means that your personal data might also be used outside of the European Union. To enable us to make available to you and provide you with the services referred to in this privacy statement, you will consent to the use of the personal data gathered on the AIMMS website and referred to in this privacy statement in countries outside of the European Union, and, where necessary, to the exchange of such data with other firms and/or service providers engaged by AIMMS.

Other than as described above, AIMMS will not sell, distribute or make available your personal data to third parties outside of its own organisation without your prior consent, unless obliged to do so under law, codes of conduct and professional practice or a court order.

What data will be used?

If you order licenses, make inquiries, ask questions, make comments, apply for a position and/or make use of other services through the AIMMS website (hereinafter to be referred to jointly as ‘the Services’), you may be required to provide certain personal data and/or you may provide this data on your own initiative. AIMMS will use this data for the purpose of:

  • making the AIMMS website available to its users;

  • making available to you and providing you with the Services offered on AIMMS website;

  • optimising AIMMS’ Services, whether provided via the AIMMS website or otherwise.

If you have submitted questions and/or comments by e-mail and/or requested other Services through the AIMMS website, AIMMS may use your personal data to contact you for the purpose of responding to those questions and/or comments and providing those Services.

AIMMS will not retain your personal data longer than is necessary for the purposes described above, unless this data is necessary for complying with a statutory retention obligation, or (if longer) after the retention period under the applicable code of conduct and professional practice has expired.

Sensitive data

AIMMS does not seek to collect sensitive personal data (such as data revealing political opinions, religious beliefs or data concerning health or sex life) through this site. If AIMMS does seek to collect such data, your prior consent hereto will be asked. Please note that, by providing AIMMS with unsolicited sensitive personal data you consent to our using those data as described above.

Security

AIMMS has put appropriate technical and organisational measures in place in order to safeguard your personal data against loss or any form of unlawful use. Those persons who, on behalf of AIMMS, have access to your personal data, have a confidentiality obligation – including that prescribed by the applicable code of conduct and professional practice.

Cookies and log files

AIMMS may gather and analyze information regarding usage of this web site, including domain name, the number of hits, the pages visited, previous/subsequent sites visited and length of user session. This information may be gathered by using a cookie. A cookie is a small unit of information which can be passed to your browser and placed on your hard drive while you are on the AIMMS website. You can choose to deactivate the use of cookies by altering the settings of your browser. If you have deactivated the cookies, it might have consequences for the ease of use of the AIMMS website. The AIMMS website automatically generates log files that register the use by you and other users of the AIMMS website. AIMMS maintains user data, such as source addresses of pages requested, IP (internet protocol) addresses and domain names, dates and times of page requests, links from other websites and other parameters in the URLs (universal resource locators). These log files and data will be used, on an anonymous basis, for statistical purposes and for improving the Services offered via the AIMMS website.

Third party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites on the internet. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page.

Third party sites

Please note that this Privacy Statement does not extend to third party sites linked to this web site. AIMMS may include links to third party websites and these third parties or other parties present on these websites may gather information about you. AIMMS will not be responsible for the content of these websites or the actions of these third parties and other parties present on these websites. AIMMS recommends that you read their policies on the use of personal data.

Trademarks

AIMMS and AIMMS’ logo and design are registered trademarks. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders, and are hereby acknowledged as such by AIMMS.

How to contact AIMMS

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or our data processing activities, please contact us.

Amendments

AIMMS reserves the right to modify sections of this Privacy Statement at any time. Please check this statement from time to time for any changes.