Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy

Arbitrator Intelligence, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively, “Arbitrator Intelligence,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) maintain our website www.arbitratorintelligence.org and our other related services, tools and other applications (collectively, the “Site”). We, along with our vendors, use a variety of technologies to learn more about how people use the Site. You can find out more about these technologies and how to control them in the information below. This policy forms part of the Arbitrator Intelligence Privacy Policy.

  1. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: How We Use Them
  2. Your Cookie Choices & How to Opt-Out
  3. Cookies and Tracking Technologies Used On Arbitrator Intelligence’s Site
  4. Definitions
  5. Social Plugins
  6. Contact Us

1. COOKIES & OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES: HOW WE USE THEM

Like many companies, we use cookies and other tracking technologies on our Site (referred to together from this point forward as “cookies”, unless otherwise stated) including HTTP cookies, HTML5 and Flash local storage, web beacons/GIFs, embedded scripts and e-tags/cache browsers as defined below.

We may use Cookies for a variety of purposes and to enhance your online experience, for example, by remembering your log-in status and viewing preferences from a previous use of our Site, for when you later return to the Site.

We use both session and persistent tracking technologies. Tracking technologies (e.g., cookies) can either be persistent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser).

We also use first and third-party cookies. First party cookies are used and controlled by us to provide services on the Site. Third-party cookies are controlled by third-parties, mostly for the purpose of advertising and analytics.

In particular, our Site uses the following categories of cookies:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are cookies which are needed to provide services and features you have specifically requested. We may use cookies and tracking technologies required to prevent fraudulent activity, improve security (both not applicable under German law), for system administration and/or allow you to make use of shopping‑cart functionality.  We are not required to obtain your consent to cookies that are strictly necessary.
  • Analytics and Performance‑Related Cookies: We may use cookies to assess the performance of our Site, including as part of our analytic practices to improve the content offered through the Site. These cookies may be used to prevent fraudulent activity and improve security.
  • Functionality‑Related Cookies: We may use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Site before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify the features in which you may have the greatest interest.
  • Targeting‑Related Cookies: We may use cookies to deliver content, including ads, relevant to your interests on our Site and third-party sites based on how you interact with our advertisements or content. We have set out further information about the use of cookies by our Ad Network partners below.

By using our Site you consent to the use of cookies and tracking technologies and the corresponding processing of information. You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting placed cookies and disabling cookies in your browser. For further information about our use of cookies and tracking technologies and your opt-out choices, see Your Cookie Choices & How to Opt-Out.   See here for details of each type of cookie used on Arbitrator Intelligence’s Site.

2. YOUR COOKIE CHOICES & HOW TO OPT-OUT

You have the choice whether to accept the use of cookies and we have explained how you can exercise your rights, below.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept HTTP Cookies. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies and how to disable existing cookies. For more information about HTTP cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Controlling the HTML5 local storage on your browser depends on which browser you use. For more information regarding your specific browser please consult the browser’s website (often in the Help section).

Please note, however, that without HTTP cookies and HTML5 local storage, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Site features and some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

3. COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES USED ON ARBITRATOR INTELLIGENCE’S SITE

The following table sets out details of the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them:

We provide the chart below as a courtesy for all users outside of Germany, but we are not obligated to maintain or update it. We are not responsible for third-party sites and their privacy practices as it relates to opt-outs from tracking activities. The following third-parties that collect information from you on our Site have given us notice that you may obtain information on their policies and practices, and in some instances opt-out of certain of their activities, as follows:

Party Service For More Information Use of Tracking Technologies Privacy Choices
Google AnalyticsGoogle acts as our data processor on our behalf. Google Analytics for Display Advertisers, Ads Preferences Manager, and Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-onCookie name:__utma
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Information generated to better understand how to improve the Site. Identifies user when they return to specific websites store. Your IP-address anonymized by removing the last octet of the IP address prior to its storage.
http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&topic=2611283&answer=2700409
http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en&sig=ACi0TCg8VN3Fad5_pDOsAS8a4…
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
Yes. See information links in prior column. To opt- out install the plug-in: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. If Google does not provide any plug-in for your browser, click here <link to opt-out cookie>. A no-tracking cookie is then set. Further information under http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

4. DEFINITIONS

Cookies A cookie (sometimes referred to as local storage object or LSO) is a data file placed on a device. Cookies can be created through a variety of web-related protocols and technologies, such as HTTP (sometimes referred to as “browser cookies”), and HTML5.
Web Beacons Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our Site’s pages and messages.  Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or email can act as a web beacon.

Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to HTTP cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

Embedded Script  An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
ETag, or entity tag A feature of the cache in browsers, an ETag is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL.  If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned.  Used in this manner ETags are a form of device identifier.  ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash, and/or HTML5 cookies.

5. SOCIAL PLUGINS

We also use social plugins on our Site. The social plugins used on the Site are hosted by a social media network such as Facebook or Google+ and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to that social media network when loading the social plugin inside your browser. These data contain information on your use of the Site. In case you are registered with the social media network, the data will be associated with your data already stored in the social media network. We use a two-click-mechanism for social plugins. Prior to using the social plugin, you must activate it by clicking the social plugin. Until the social plugin is activated, some cookies will not collect your data and they will not be sent to the social media network. To find out more on the social media networks and their corresponding social plugins, see the table in Section 3 of this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy.

6. CONTACT

For any queries in relation to this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy please contact us at privacy@arbitratorintelligence.org, the contact us form on the Site or write us at Arbitrator Intelligence, Inc., 19 Colonnade Way, Box 191, State College, PA 16803.