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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit www.aghs.com (the “Site”).

AGHS-American Global Heir Search complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States. AGHS-American Global Heir Search has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and data/time stamps.
  • “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels,” are electronic files used to record information about how your browse the Site.
  • We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ONWARD TRANSFER

AGHS-American Global Heir Search will transfer Personal Data to third parties only for limited and specific purposes. We will obtain assurances from our Agents that they will safeguard Personal Data in a manner consistent with this Policy. Examples of appropriate assurances that may be provided by Agents include: (a) a contract obligating the Agent to provide at least the same level of protection as is required by the relevant Privacy Shield Principles; (b) the Agent’s certification that they participate in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield; or (c) being subject to EU Data Protection Directive (EU Directive 95/46/EC) or being subject to another European Commission adequacy finding. AGHS-American Global Heir Search recognizes its responsibility and potential liability for onward transfers to Agents. Where AGHS-American Global Heir Search has knowledge that an Agent is using or disclosing Personal Data in a manner contrary to this Policy and/or the level of protection as required by the Privacy Shield Principles, AGHS-American Global Heir Search will take reasonable steps to prevent, remediate or stop such use or disclosure.

If AGHS-American Global Heir Search transfers Personal Information to non-agent third parties acting as a Controller, AGHS-American Global Heir Search will obtain assurance from these parties that they will provide the same level of protection as is required under the principles unless a derogation for specific situations under European data protection law applies.

YOUR RIGHTS

If you are a European Union resident whose personal data is covered by this Privacy Shield Policy, you have the right to access such personal information we hold about them and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European Union resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example, if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

THIRD PARTY DISCLOSURE

We may disclose personal data that our customers and users provide to our subsidiaries and affiliates. We may disclose personal data if required to do so by law or legal process or in response to lawful requests from public authorities, including to meet national security, public interest or law enforcement requirements.

ENFORCEMENT

AGHS-American Global Heir Search participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Framework is subject to investigation and enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, AGHS-American Global Heir Search commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information.  EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact AGHS-American Global Heir Search at: info@aghs.com or by mail at 400 N. Tampa Street, Suite 2220, Tampa, Florida 33602, U.S.A.

AGHS-American Global Heir Search has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to United States Council for International Business (USCIB), an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please contact or visit http://privacyshield.uscib.org for more information or to file a complaint.  The services of USCIB are provided at no cost to you.

Under certain conditions detailed in the Privacy Shield, you may be able to invoke binding arbitration before the Privacy Shield Panel to be created by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.

CHANGES

AGHS-American Global Heir Search may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Privacy Policy effective: May 7, 2019