Information Collection and Use
Arlington Economic Development (AED) is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. AED will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. AED collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
Photo and Information Use Policy
Any person is hereby authorized to browse the AED Web site for informational purposes. Photography and information may be printed or downloaded from the Web site for non-commercial, personal use only, provided all copyright and copyrights and other proprietary notices contained on the material are retained. No person may, however, sell, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, use or create derivative works based on the content of the Web site in whole or part for any purpose without the written permission from AED or the owner of such content in each instance.
In order to use some services on this Web site, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration, a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and e-mail address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as income level and gender), and unique identifiers (such as phone number), but encouraged so AED can provide a more personalized experience.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Cookies are stored on users' computers to simulate a continuous connection. Cookies let us "remember" information about your preferences and passwords and allow you to move within our site without reintroducing yourself.
We also use aggregated information about the use of our site to evaluate our users' preferences, improve our programming, and facilitate third party reporting of Internet usage.
If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, AED will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
This Web site contains links to other sites. AED is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. AED encourages our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletters, AED asks for contact information such as name and e-mail address.
Surveys & Contests
Occasionally, our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Correction/Updating Personal Information:
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, AED will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by e-mailing us.
Notification of Changes