All text, images, logos and information contained on the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (hereafter referred to as “ARCS”) web sites are the intellectual property of ARCS unless otherwise registered, and are protected under the U.S. Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 101-810 and international treaties. Copyright gives the owner exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, or license a given work. Whether or not a web site includes a statement about copyright, the US copyright act provides protection for such works, and they may not be used or reproduced without permission.
It is the responsibility of all parties storing materials on the ARCS web site to ensure that such material does not violate other parties’ proprietary rights and does not otherwise violate law or any applicable university policies relevant to the submitted materials. ARCS reserves the right to delete or make inaccessible any files in its sole discretion. ARCS is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the material provided on the websites and shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of any material found on any ARCS web sites. DO NOT copy or adapt the HTML that ARCS creates to generate pages or any other object code, source code, programming code, data, information or HTML script, as these are also covered by ARCS’ copyright.
Links to Other Sites
Provision of links from official ARCS web sites to sites located outside of the ARCS domain does not imply endorsement or credibility of the service, information, or product offered through the linked sites. Web developers should avoid the following: creating links to other websites that the developer knows contain infringing or defamatory material; inserting from other web sites inline images or graphics into ARCS HTML documents; and framing as a means of linking web sites.
Respect for Copyrights of Digital Materials and Software
It is the policy of ARCS to respect the intellectual property rights granted under Federal law to owners of digital materials and software. It is against ARCS policy for anyone to use ARCS websites to access, use, copy or otherwise reproduce, or make available to others any third party copyright-protected digital materials or software, except as permitted by the respective owners.
Pursuant to 37 CFR 201.38, ARCS has designated the following person to receive notification from copyright owners of claimed infringement of copyright:
President, Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS)
Commitment to Privacy
Individuals’ privacy is important to ARCS. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information policy and practices.
Notice About the Information We Collect
When you access our web pages, the client information and the essential and nonessential technical information listed below are automatically collected — we refer to those categories collectively as “access” information. No other information is collected through our official web sites except when you deliberately decide to send it to us (for example, by clicking on a link to send us an e-mail). The information you might choose to send us is listed below as “optional information.”
Automatically Collected Access Information
Client information: the Internet domain and Internet address of the computer you are using.
Essential technical information: identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser and operating system you are using; and the date and time of access.
Nonessential technical information: the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our web site, and the “cookie information” described below.
When you send us an e-mail: your name, e-mail address, and the content of your e-mail.
when you complete online forms: all the data you choose to fill in or confirm, including credit or debit card information if you are ordering a product or making a payment, as well as information about other people if you are ordering a gift and want it sent directly to the recipient’s address.
ARCS uses web traffic analysis tools to analyze patterns of use on the www.corporate-sustainability.org web site. These tools do not create individual profiles for visitors and only collect aggregate data.
The Way We Use Information
Client information is used to route the requested web page to your computer for viewing. In theory, the requested web page and the routing information could be discerned by other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to you. We do not control the privacy practices of those entities. Essential and nonessential technical information helps us respond to your request in an appropriate format (or in a personalized manner), and helps us plan web site improvements. Optional information enables us to provide services or information tailored more specifically to your needs or to forward your message or inquiry to another entity that is better able to do so, and also allows us to plan web site improvements.
We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our web site. For example, we may report that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our web site, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
We may keep client information from our systems indefinitely after the web page is transmitted, but we do not try to obtain any information to link it to the individuals who browse our web site. However, on rare occasions when a “hacker” attempts to breach computer security, logs of access information are retained to permit a security investigation and in such cases may be forwarded together with any other relevant information in our possession to law enforcement agencies.
Under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, any records in our possession at the time of a Freedom of Information Request might be subject to being inspected by or disclosed to members of the public for any purpose they may desire. As indicated above, client information may be retained after transmission of the requested web page and might be available for inspection.
We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order or request only to complete that order or request. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request. Similarly, we use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order or request only to complete that order or request. Again, we do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request. Information you provide may be used for internal ARCS purposes.
We generally use return e-mail addresses only to answer the e-mail we receive. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without a clear notice on the particular site and without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Some web sites use “cookies.” Often a cookie enables web sites to tailor what you see according to the way you entered the site. For this kind of cookie, the information stored in that cookie might include the following (formatted for legibility):
Name: UVA_cookie Session: 973016679.175537
Expires: Tue, 01-May-2001 19:40:58 GMT
Providing Information is Your Choice
There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information at our web site. However, our web site will not work without routing information and the essential technical information. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of our web site but may prevent certain features from working. For any optional information that is requested at the web site, failure to provide the requested information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the web page may not be available to you.