Our Commitment: Respecting and Protecting Our Members Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. We strive to maintain high standards for the protection of privacy over the internet. We carefully ensure that confidentiality of each member or visitor’s information.
Online privacy concerns focus primarily on the protection of “client or member identifiable” information which an individual or other customer reasonably expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, “member identifiable” information is information that when associated with an individual identifies that individual. For example, a customer’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
The purpose of this statement is to explain to our visitors the type of information obtained about visitors to our website, how we gather it, how we use it, how long we retain it, and how visitors can restrict the use or disclosure of personally identifiable information
Information We Collect
The personal information obtained about individual visitors to our website is information the visitor supplies voluntarily. This means that you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. To gauge the effectiveness of our website, we do collect some generic information about our visitors. Our web servers automatically recognize a visitor’s domain name (such as .com, .edu, etc.), the point of entry from which a visitor enters our site including web pages, newsletters, forms, which pages a visitor visits on our site, and how much time a visitor spends on each page. This information is not linked to any personally identifiable information about the visitor.
We may collect personally identifiable information (such as name, email address, postal address) and/or personally identifiable information through this website. In certain situations, such as when you register for online billing, we may collect billing information, such as your credit card number and billing address, and we may share this information with our third party contractors (such as your credit card company solely for the purpose of processing the transaction you have requested). You may choose to provide individual information in a number of ways through our website such as by:
- Requesting a product or service from us
- Sending us email
- Becoming a member
- Entering a contest
How Your Information is Used
When visitors supply information about themselves for a specific purpose, we use the information for that purpose (such as to provide the information the visitor has requested or to consider a visitor for some other purpose related to activities via this site). When visitors use our website to request information about products and services, we may use the individual information as we would use the same information obtained offline – for example, to evaluate your service needs and contact you regarding additional services you may find useful. You have the right to choose not to receive this information by notifying us of your preference.
Confidentiality of Your Information
We do not sell individual information obtained online about our visitors. And, we will not disclose the individual information provided to us to anyone outside of unless you specifically authorize it (by using online bill payment, for example, you authorize us to provide information regarding the payment to your credit card company), it is required by law, or disclosure is necessary to protect the safety of members, affiliates or property. Examples of disclosures permitted by law include the following:
- To government, regulatory and legal authorities in response to a subpoena, to prevent fraud and to comply with an inquiry by a government agency.
- To directory publishers in accordance with the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) directory listings order.
- To credit reporting and/or collection agencies when necessary.
We may use email to communicate with our customers, to respond to visitors’ emails, to confirm requests, and to send information that a visitor has requested. If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can simply reply to ask not to receive future emails.
We use Secure Socket Layer technology with encryption for the transmission of sensitive data.
We are committed to safeguarding your privacy on our website. We employ the following security measures to safeguard your transactions with us:
- We maintain and protect the security of our servers and your personal information.
- To secure the information collected online, prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure only appropriate use of information.
- We require user names and passwords to access sensitive data.