Ares Management LLC and its affiliates, including its UK affiliates Ares Management Limited and Ares Capital Europe Limited (see the Contact Us page for their address) (“Ares,” we,” “us” or “our”), value your privacy rights. Please take a moment to review our policies and practices described below. By visiting our website, you consent to these policies and practices.
What Information do We Collect?
Ares collects your IP address when you access this website.
Ares will collect certain personally identifiable information (“PII”) about you if you contact us through our website (using the Contact Us page) and submit such information. For example, we will ask for and collect your name, company name, address, city, state, zip/postal code, country, email address, phone number, fax number, and any other information that you choose to provide to us in your subject line and message.
Registered users may access a private section of our website that requires entry of a username and password. We collect that username and password both when you register and whenever you enter it in order to access the private section of the website.
We collect general non-personal information about you when you visit our website, such as whether you have accessed the page before and the time of your last visit. We accomplish this through a cookie placed on your computer (see below for a description of how cookies function). Further, if you log into the private section of our website, we separately track your navigation within that section of our website through use of an additional cookie.
How Is Your Information Used?
We consider the PII we collect from you to be confidential. If you submit your e-mail address or other PII to us via our website while requesting information or contacting someone at Ares, we will use this information only to the extent necessary to respond to your request(s) and as discussed below.
We use the information collected about site visits, including IP address, the pages you view, information you search for, the average time spent on our websites, and statistical information about website visits, to better understand our audience and its interests, and to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our site.
To the extent permitted by law, any information collected over our website or concerning its use (personal and non-personal) may be disclosed to government authorities or third parties pursuant to a legal request, subpoena, or other legal process. We may also use or disclose your information as permitted by law to collect debts, fight fraud or protect the rights or property of Ares, our customers, our website, its users, or third parties, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it. If you are visiting the site from a member state of the European Union or another country with strict data protection or privacy laws, you should be aware that this site is hosted, and some Ares companies are located, in the United States and other countries that do not have similar laws in place. We will, nevertheless, protect your personal information with appropriate security measures, and only use and disclose it in accordance with this privacy statement.
Ares may use technologies such as cookies to learn about your visit. A cookie is a piece of information that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie allows us to determine that a visit has occurred within our site, as well as which pages were viewed. These cookies are deleted from your computer when you leave the site and are used solely to help you navigate the site.
When you access our website, we place a cookie on your computer. This cookie is not used to identify you and will not collect personal information. When you access the private section of our website, we place another cookie with a session identification number that tracks how you navigate within the private portion of our website.
You can decide if and how your computer will accept cookies by configuring the preferences option within your web browser. If you choose to decline cookies, however, some of the functionality of this website might be impaired.
To What Third Parties Do We Disclose Your Personally Identifiable Information?
How Do We Protect Personally Identifiable Information Collected on This Site?
We have established certain reasonable electronic and administrative safeguards and take reasonable precautions to protect the PII in our possession from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Ares does not warrant or represent that its level of security meets or exceeds any particular standard. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. Due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from unauthorized intrusion by third parties, such as hackers. While we strive to protect visitors' personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information visitors transmit to us, and visitors do so at their own risk.
Links to Third Party Sites
Our website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of those other sites. You should consult those sites’ privacy policies.
Your Rights Under UK Data Protection Laws/ How Can You Review or Correct Your Personally Identifiable Information?
You may have rights of access to, or correction of, personal information held about you by some of Ares’ affiliated companies under UK data protection laws. If you wish to review or correct the PII we have about you, please submit a request to do so through our Contact Us page.
What If There Is a Change in Corporate Control?
In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets, Ares reserves the right to transfer your personal information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets.
How Can You Contact Us?
If you would like to contact us about this policy or our website, you may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Policy is effective November 9, 2009.