Privacy Policy

ARC respects your privacy. This current privacy policy constitutes an inseparable part of our Terms of Use. Please notice that the privacy policy may change from time to time, ARC recommends that you read it periodically.

Information we collect and how we use it

We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us, such as paper Search. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

  • Information you provide - When you sign up for a seller / buyer or affiliate account or any other service that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password).
  • Cookies - When you visit our site, we send one or more cookies - a small file containing a string of characters - to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences, improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Some site features and services might not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
  • Log information - When you access our site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
  • Communications - When you send email or other communications to ARC, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

ARC only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and/or the supplementary privacy notices for specific services. In addition to the above, such purposes include:

  • Providing our services, including the display of customized content and advertising;
  • Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
  • Ensuring the technical functioning of our network;
  • Protecting the rights or property of ARC or our users; and
  • Developing new services.

You can find more information about how we process personal information by referring to the supplementary privacy notices for particular services.

ARC processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country. We may process personal information to provide our own services. In some cases, we may process personal information on behalf of and according to the instructions of a third party, such as our advertising partners.

Choices for personal information

We ask for some personal information when you sign up for a particular service that requires registration. In addition to publishing your content, you may also provide additional profile information, such as a photo, location, academic background etc. and can edit your profile at any time on edit profile page. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case we may not be able to provide those services to you.

Information sharing

ARC only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of ARC in the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of ARC, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

If ARC becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions and provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Disclaimer

ARC assumes no responsibility for the content or privacy practices of any other web site, company or organization, including web sites that may be accessed through a hyper link from ARC's site. Please review the privacy policy of such sites before providing information. ARC reserves the right to modify and/or update your account information based on information we receive.