Privacy Policy

APPLIED ENERGETICS, INC.

WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

Applied Energetics, Inc. (“AE”) is responsible for this website, and we are committed to respecting the privacy of its visitors. AE has implemented technical, administrative and physical measures to safeguard any personal information that we may collect.

This Privacy Notice describes our practices related to personal information collected through this website.

AE may monitor user traffic patterns throughout this website according to a user’s domain name, browser type, date and time of access, and pages viewed. This information is collected in order to measure the number of visitors to our website and to determine which areas users find useful based upon the traffic to particular areas. AE uses this information to enhance visitors’ experience and to better prepare future content based on the interests of visitors.

A visitor to our website may be asked to provide personal information to sign up for alerts or other information regarding our company. The personal information that you may be requested to provide includes your name, email address and any information that you choose to provide. The collection of information will be transparent to you – you will be asked for it and will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to provide it. If you choose not to provide any of the personal information requested, we may be unable to complete the transaction you have requested.

Your mobile provider may have a conflicting privacy position that captures personal information when you visit our website, but AE is not responsible for and does not control how other parties may collect your information when you access our website(s).

Any personal information collected will only be used to:

• conduct basic business operations, such as communicate with customers, investors and business planning;

• provide investor services;

• provide the information, item or service you have requested;
• communicate with you about products, services and events relating to Applied Energetics;

• improve our products and/or our website;

• verify your identity for security purposes;

• respond to a legitimate legal request from law enforcement authorities or other government regulators;

• investigate suspected or actual illegal activity;

• conduct investigations to ensure compliance with, and comply with, legal obligations.

Except where used in support of a contract with you or to fulfill a legal obligation, our use of your personal information will be only for legitimate business interests as set forth above.

AE does not use the personal information collected on this website to contact you except in response to a direct inquiry or if you register for communications in the Investors section of this site.

AE may share your Personal Information with our business partners who directly support our operations or investor relations. AE will do so only on an as-needed basis. We may also share Personal Information with government agencies and others as required by law. AE will only share your information with third parties to:

• allow service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf and, in such cases, only for the purposes outlined above. These service providers are contractually restricted from using or disclosing the information except when it is necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements;

• comply with legal obligations, including but not limited, to complying with tax and regulatory obligations, sharing data with labor/trade unions and works councils, and responding to a court proceeding or a legitimate legal request from law enforcement authorities or other government regulators;

• investigate suspected or actual illegal activity; or

• prevent physical harm or financial loss.

AE will retain personal information as long as needed to comply with its contractual and legal obligations. If the personal information is not subject to contractual or legal obligations, we will retain the data for as long as is required for the original purpose for which it was collected.

AE uses cookies on this website. Cookies are small text files sent to and stored on users’ computers that allow websites to recognize repeat users, facilitate users’ access to websites and allow websites to compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies do not damage users’ computers or files. If you do not want cookies to be accessible by this website, you should adjust the settings on your browser program to deny or disable the use of cookies. The cookies that we use on this site do not identify you. The cookies simply provide us with aggregate, anonymous analytics about the number of people visiting particular pages on this website.

In some instances, this site may provide links to non-AE controlled websites, which we will make reasonable efforts to identify as such. We do not control such third-party websites, however, and cannot be responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other websites.

Parents, guardians and children: This website is intended for visitors who are at least 18 years of age and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Applied Energetics does not knowingly solicit information from, or market products or services to, children. If you do not meet the age requirements set out above, please do not enter your personal information on this website.

Residents of California:

California Shine the Light Law: California residents may annually request and obtain information that is shared with other businesses for their own direct marketing use within the prior calendar year. Applied Energetics does not share your personal information with other businesses for their own direct marketing use.

California Consumer Privacy Act: Except for those who interact with Applied Energetics as employees and contractors, those whose information we have because of their relationship with employees and contractors (such as family members receiving health benefits or emergency contacts), job applicants, those whose information we have because of their relationship with job applicants (such as references), and those whose information we have as a result of a business-to-business interaction or relationship (such the personnel of a business customer or vendor), California residents have the right to:

• request details about the personal information that we have about you, including the categories of information, the purpose for which we use it, with whom we share it, and specific information about what personal information we have about you specifically;

• request that your data be deleted; and

• direct a company not to sell your data (although it is not Applied Energetics’ practice or policy to sell your data.

If you are a California resident not covered by the exclusions mentioned above and you would like to exercise your rights, you should contact AE at 520-628-7415. Please provide your name, a way for AE to contact you (such as an email address or telephone number) to respond to your request, information about the nature of your relationship with us (for example, are you a visitor to our website or a shareowner), and details about the action that you would like us to take. Based on your request, we will investigate to determine if we have any of your personal information. If we do have your personal information (other than that provided in your request), we will seek to verify your identity based on the personal information that we already have; the data we will request will depend on the nature of the personal information we have about you. Once we verify your identity, we will provide you with a response, indicating how we will satisfy your request or why we cannot comply with your request.

Users from the European Union and other countries with privacy laws: You have the right to lodge a complaint with your national or state supervisory authority. You also have the right to request access to and correction or erasure of your personal information, seek restrictions on or object to the processing of certain personal information, and seek data portability under certain circumstances. To contact Applied Energetics about a request to access, correct, erase, object or seek restrictions or portability, please use the contact methods indicated at the end of this notice.

Users from the United States: AE does not collect Social Security Numbers through our website. However, we do collect Social Security Numbers where required by law, such as tax and payroll purposes for its employees. When AE collects and/or uses Social Security Numbers, we will take proper care by protecting confidentiality, limiting collection, ensuring access on a need-to-know basis, implementing appropriate technical safeguards and ensuring proper disposal.

As AE enhances and updates this website, we may need to update this policy. This policy may be modified from time to time without prior notice. We encourage you to review this policy on a regular basis for any changes. The date of the latest version will be identified at the bottom of the policy.

If you have any comments or questions, or if there are other things we can do to maximize the value of this website to you, please email communications@aergs.com. If you wish to access, correct or update your personal information, or if you have questions about Applied Energetics privacy practices in general or a complaint, you should contact AE at 520-628-7415.

Last updated: February 27, 2022