Welcome to the Argos Software web site (the “Web Site”). Please review the following privacy policy and terms and conditions concerning your use of this Web Site. By accessing, using, or downloading information, documents, software, or any other materials from the Web Site, you agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions (the “Terms”), which Argos Software may update at any time without notice. You should visit this page periodically to review the then-current Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. Please note that Argos Software may, at its sole discretion, block access to this Web Site at any time without notice. 

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.argosoftware.com.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the Argos blog or website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this Web Site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your Privacy is Important to Us

Argos Software Group (“Argos Software”) is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the integrity of any identifiable information (“Personal Information”) we collect about you.  The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to outline the steps we take to keep your Personal Information confidential, to inform you about how and why we collect Personal Information, and to provide you with our contact information in case you have any questions or concerns arising out of our Privacy Policy.

Protecting your privacy and maintaining the integrity of Personal Information means that: we will keep your information and the business you do with us in confidence; we will not sell, rent, or loan your information to third parties; we will respect your privacy when we may contact you concerning various products and services which we make available to you from time to time; you will have control over how we obtain, use, and under circumstances give out information about you; and you will have access to the information that we have about you.

Why Argos Software May Collect Personal Information

Argos Software collects Personal Information and may use it in order to:

  • Establish identity;
  • Perform necessary identity and security verifications;
  • Process transactions and conduct business;
  • Deliver products and services;
  • Provide customer support and services;
  • Provide ongoing service delivery;
  • Provide you with information;
  • Improve products, services, and service delivery;
  • Better understand your needs, interests, and suitability for various products and services;
  • Recommend specific products and services that may meet your needs;
  • Respond to issues, questions, and queries;
  • Protect you and us against errors or fraud; and
  • Co-operate with law enforcement and legal authorities, where required, to comply with applicable laws and with court orders.

Argos Software will collect, use, and may disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances; and endeavors to collect as little information as possible as may be necessary under the circumstances.

Please note that aggregated statistics and information, where the identity of a specific individual cannot be identified, is not Personal Information.  Argos Software reserves the right to use aggregated information in any manner it determines, in its discretion, to be appropriate.  Use of such aggregated information may include, but not be limited to, the preparation of aggregated user statistics and information summaries to improve efficiency, more effectively describe our product and service offerings, and assist in the marketing of our products and services.  Aggregated statistics and information will not contain Personal Information.

What Type of Personal Information Argos Software May Collect

Argos Software collects various types of Personal Information.  During the course of doing business or interacting with Argos Software, or receiving products and services from or through Argos Software, you may, depending on the nature of the circumstances, be asked to provide Argos Software with:

  • Geographic (physical) addresses;
  • Demographic information;
  • E-mail addresses;
  • Phone numbers or other contact information;
  • Names (first, and last or whatever the family identifying name is);
  • Shipping information;
  • Billing information;
  • Transaction history;
  • Web site usage preferences;
  • Feedback regarding our business, services, website, and public relations;
  • Source IP addresses;
  • Times and dates of access to Web site servers;
  • Language;
  • Personal preferences;
  • Product and service preferences;
  • Browsers types and configurations; and
  • Miscellaneous administrative and computer traffic information.

Certain forms of information, such as government-issued or private-sector-issued licenses, permits, certificates, cards, in the nature of driver’s licenses, insurance cards, voucher numbers, and the like, although convenient for identification, is voluntary.  It is up to you whether you want to provide this, or other suitable identification, subject to any legal requirements.

How Does Argos Software Collect Personal Information?

Argos Software will only collect Personal Information that you have voluntarily provided to us or have agreed to have provided to us.  Argos Software will not collect any Personal Information about you without advising you accordingly (either by way of this Privacy Policy or by way of providing you with some other form of notice at the time we are requesting or collecting Personal Information), why and how that Personal Information is being collected, and how such Personal Information will be used or disclosed.  Argos Software may collect Personal Information through a variety of means:

  • Using our website;
  • Using our services;
  • In the course of communications with us (face-to-face, by e-mail, by phone, mail or otherwise);
  • In the course of feedback to us regarding our business, services, website, and public relations;
  • When registering with us for services or, where relevant, accounts, or, where relevant, for the download of our software;
  • Customer, membership, recipient, or service lists that have been lawfully acquired from third parties;
  • Through the completion of manual or electronic forms;
  • Website cookies – Cookies are identifiers that can be sent from a website via your browser to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. You may elect not to accept cookies by changing the designated settings on your web browser; however, not utilizing cookies may prevent you from using certain functions and features of Web Site.  Information collected from the use of cookies is used to improve Argos Software services and website content;
  • Web beacons – Web beacons are small, graphic images that allow a website operator to collect certain information and monitor user activity on its website. A web beacon is a very small pixel that is invisible to the user.  Argos Software uses web beacons to collect information that is not of a personal nature;
  • Clickstreaming – Clickstreaming is a technology that allows a website operator to track the paths that surfers take as they access a website and look at the site’s pages, and as they use links to other sites. Argos Software collects such information from visitors to www.ArgosSoftwareGroup.com; and
  • Website traffic information, which is monitored and analyzed in order to determine which products, services, or features may be of interest to visitors, so we may improve our website, products, services, features, or other offerings.

In addition, we may review and analyze your use of products and services to help us serve you better and to bring other products and services to your attention, that we feel will be of benefit to you. We also collect and analyze information from other sources for the same purposes.

How Argos Software May Disclose Personal Information

Argos Software does not sell any Personal Information it collects to third parties.  Argos Software may share Personal Information with its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, and/or agents in the course of providing you with our business services, support, or the fulfillment or delivery of our products or services.

Argos Software may disclose Personal information if we are required to do so in a court of competent jurisdiction, other legal or regulatory authority, or, if there is a good faith belief, and reliance on said belief that disclosure is necessary to: comply with any legal process served on Argos Software; maintain, uphold or protect Argos Software’s rights or property; protect and ensure the personal safety of the public or other Argos Software clients; or protect against criminal or quasi-criminal activities, or to detect, prevent, investigate allegations of, or address, misrepresentation or fraud.

Argos Software reserves the right that in the event of a bankruptcy filing, mergers with third parties, acquisition by third parties, sale of assets (all or partial), or any other transfer of all or substantially all of Argos Software’s relevant assets to a third party, that Argos Software shall be entitled to share (or sell as an ancillary aspect of the overarching business transaction) the Personal Information you have provided to us to the third party.

Retention and Disposal

We keep information only for so long as it is needed for the efficient and effective delivery or fulfillment of the software, products, or services you are using or contemplating using and for a reasonable time thereafter, or to meet any legal requirements. We will either destroy or remove information when it is no longer needed.

Security and Storage

Argos Software endeavors to maintain appropriate physical, procedural, and technical security with respect to its offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of Personal Information. This also applies to our disposal or destruction of Personal Information.

Argos Software keeps the Personal Information we collect from or about you strictly confidential. Only authorized personnel have access to this Personal Information. Argos Software personnel who have access to Personal Information receive training regarding privacy protection.

If any employee, contractor, or agent of Argos Software misuses Personal Information, this will be considered a serious offense for which disciplinary action may be taken, up to and including termination of employment or contract for service. If any individual or organization misuses Personal Information – provided for the purpose of providing services to or for Argos Software, this will be considered a serious issue for which action may be taken, up to and including termination of any agreement between Argos Software and that individual or organization and possible legal action against such individual or organization.

Our computer security specialists build security into all our computer systems. This protects your information at all times when it is stored in data files or handled by our employees. Our systems also protect your information when it is transmitted, for example, between our data processing centers, our employee workstations, and corporate offices.  Personal Information may be stored or processed in any jurisdiction in which we or our affiliates, suppliers, subsidiaries, or agents maintain facilities. By supplying us with Personal Information you consent to any transfer of this information to other jurisdictions (including countries that have not been assessed for adequacy of privacy laws).

Argos Software uses and shall continue to use industry-standard technology to maintain the security of your personal information, and for our connections to the internet; however, Argos Software cannot and does not guarantee the privacy, security, authenticity, or non-corruption of any information transmitted through the internet or any information stored in any third-party system connected to the internet.

While Argos Software takes steps to verify that any service providers, suppliers, or the like with whom we share information are committed to maintaining the privacy of Personal Information at standards that are at least as stringent as our own Privacy Policy and has communicated to them to refrain from making any independent or unauthorized use of any Personal Information, Argos Software does not and cannot guarantee the actions, conduct or standards of any such parties.

Argos Software shall not be responsible for any claims, damages, costs, or losses whatsoever arising out of or in any way related to third-party connections to or use of the Internet. Argos Software cannot and does not ensure the protection of any Personal Information that you provide to a third-party website that may reference, be referenced, or link to our website. Personal Information collected by these third parties is not subject to or governed by, this Privacy Policy. Argos Software shall not be responsible for events beyond our direct control. Argos Software will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages relating to the use or release of Personal Information.

Contact

We are committed to upholding our Privacy Policy. We have policies and procedures in place to educate and assist our employees and contractors in fulfilling their obligations under our Privacy Policy. Our policies and procedures will be reviewed on a regular basis and the results of such review will be presented to Argos Software’s personnel responsible for overseeing privacy matters.

Argos Software is committed to treating you with the greatest respect and consideration. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns and we will take steps to address them. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, would like to confirm the accuracy of your personal information, believe that the privacy of your personal information has not been respected, or would like to update or delete incorrect personal information, please contact Argos Software.

Age

Argos Software is committed to protecting the safety of children. Argos Software will not knowingly or intentionally request, collect, or use Personal Information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. If Argos Software receives actual knowledge that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from children under the age of 13, Argos Software will take steps to have such information eliminated.

This business website is not intended to be used by anyone under the age of 18. Persons under the age of 18 are not authorized to use this website without parental consent and are directed to immediately discontinue use of this website.

Updates

Argos Software may from time to time update this Privacy Policy, with the updated policy to be posted on the Argos Software website. The use of Personal Information provided to Argos Software prior to the update will continue to be governed by the policy in effect at the time the information was provided. We recommend that you revisit this Privacy Policy from time to time on a regular basis.

Consent

By using this website, you agree and do hereby consent to our collection and use of information and Personal Information for the purposes of which the information/Personal Information was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent, you are to immediately discontinue use of this website and refrain from further visits.

Governing Law and Venue

By visiting and using this website, you acknowledge and agree that the laws of the State of Illinois in the United States of America shall govern, construe, and apply to this Privacy Policy (without any reference or regards to any principles of conflict of laws). The venue for the resolution of any question, dispute, proceeding or other matter arising out of this Privacy Policy shall be the courts located in the State of Illinois. 

Terms of Use

Intellectual Property Rights

All materials provided on this Web Site, including but not limited to information, documents, products, logos, graphics, sounds, images, software, and services (“Materials”), are provided either by its parent company, FOG Software Group, by Argos Software – a wholly owned subsidiary company – or by third-party manufacturers, authors, developers, and vendors (“Third Party Providers”), and are protected by applicable laws. All copyright, trademark, and other rights in the Web Site and materials as well as all services relating thereto, are reserved to FOG Software Group or Argos Software, its wholly owned subsidiary, and/or its Third-Party Providers.

Use of Web Site Content

You may display, copy, distribute and download Argos Software’s Materials on this Web Site provided that: (1) the use of such Materials is solely for personal, non-commercial, and informational use and will not be copied or posted on any publicly networked computer, broadcast in any media, or used for commercial gain; and (2) the Materials are not modified in any way. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including but not limited to electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or other means, without the prior express written permission of Argos Software or the Third-Party Provider. Also, you may not “mirror” any Materials contained on this Web Site on any other server without Argos Software’s prior express written permission.

This permission terminates automatically without notice if you breach any of these terms or conditions. Upon termination, you will immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials.

Any unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Web Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks, and logos of Argos Software and others used in this website (“Trademarks”) are the property of Friedman Operating Group (Argos) and their respective owners. You have no right to use any such Trademarks, and nothing contained in this Web Site or the Terms of Use grants any right to use (by implication, waiver, estoppel, or otherwise) any Trademarks without the prior written permission of Argos Software or the respective owner.

Links to Third Party Sites

As a convenience to you and without endorsement, the Web Site contains links to websites controlled by third parties. Such linked, third-party sites are not under the control of Argos Software and Argos Software is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Argos Software reserves the right to terminate any link at any time. You agree to assume all the risk of your use of any linked site. Argos SOFTWARE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO ANY SUCH LINKED SITES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY TERMS AS TO THE ACCURACY, OWNERSHIP, VALIDITY OR LEGALITY OF ANY CONTENT OF A LINKED SITE.

Access to Password Protected or Secured Areas

Access to and use of password-protected or secured areas of this website is restricted to authorized users only. You will be asked to provide accurate and current information on all registration forms on this website. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any username and password that you choose or is chosen by your web administrator on your behalf, to access this website as well as any activity that occurs under your username/password. You will not misuse or share your username or password, misrepresent your identity or your affiliation with an entity, impersonate any person or entity, or misstate the origin of any Materials you are exposed to through this website.

All information specified and materials posted on a Secured Website by Argos Software are CONFIDENTIAL and PROPRIETARY to Argos Software and its licensors and shall only be used in connection with (i) the use of Argos Software software; and (ii) informational communications with other Argos Software customers, partners, or suppliers. Use of such CONFIDENTIAL and PROPRIETARY information and materials for any other purpose is strictly prohibited.

If you violate your obligations under this section, you may be subject to prosecution.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Argos Software, its parent, its affiliates, and their respective officers, employees, shareholders, directors, agents, vendors, contractors, and business partners from and against any and all third-party claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) arising out of, based on, or in connection with your access and/or use of this web site.

Warranties and Disclaimers

Argos Software assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, correctness, timeliness, or content of the Materials provided on this website. You should not assume that the Materials on this website are continuously updated or otherwise contain current information. Argos Software is not responsible for supplying content or materials from the website that have expired or have been removed. THE MATERIALS PROVIDED AT THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ANY WARRANTY (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED), CONDITION OR OTHER TERM OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTIBILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR TITLE IS HEREBY EXCLUDED.

IN NO EVENT SHALL ARGOS SOFTWARE OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS PRESENTED ON THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY EVEN IF FOG SOFTWARE GROUP, ARGOS SOFTWARE GROUP, OR THEIR SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Web Site is controlled by Argos Software from its offices in Rosemont, Illinois, United States of America. All matters relating to your access and use of this Web Site shall be governed by the federal laws of the United States and the laws of the State of Illinois. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any actions arising out of, relating to, or in any way connected with your access and/or use of this Web Site shall be in Cook County, Illinois if in state court and in the Northern District of Illinois if in Federal Court.

You may not access, download, use, or export the site materials, products, or services contained on the Web Site in violation of U.S. export laws or regulations, or in violation of any applicable local laws or regulations.

Thank you for reviewing our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.