About Privacy: We have a long-standing tradition of recognizing and protecting the privacy of web visitors who use our services. We maintain strict customer information privacy policies.
We recognize that the growth of online services, including Internet services, has created additional privacy concerns, particularly for consumers.
Online privacy concerns focus primarily on the protection of "customer identifiable" information which an individual or other customer reasonably expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, "customer 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.
Some activities on the Internet follow very familiar patterns. Consumers signing up for an Internet access service, for example, are usually asked to provide name, address, telephone number and credit card and other information that is typical when the consumer orders a product or service. Similarly, business Web sites may ask visitors to supply information about themselves, particularly when information, services or merchandise are requested, but often simply to be able to better target the company's services to the customer's interests and requirements.
Collection and Use: We will collect and use customer identifiable information for billing purposes, to provide and change service, to anticipate and resolve problems with your service, or to create and inform you of products and services that better meet your needs. This means that we and our affiliates may use your customer identifiable information, in conjunction with information available from other sources, to market new services to you that we think will be of interest to you.
We use advertising companies to deliver ads on some of our Web sites. The advertising companies may also receive some anonymous information about ad viewing by Internet users on our Web sites and other Internet sites. This information may be associated with a customer's Web browser, but cannot be associated with a name or e-mail address without the customer's permission. (This means that advertising companies may know where your computer goes on the Internet, but they don't know who you are unless you tell them.) We do not supply customer identifiable information to unaffiliated advertising companies or to individual unaffiliated advertisers or other unaffiliated third parties. If you go to another Web site, including an advertiser's Web site (for example by clicking on an ad), and request information or enter a contest, be aware that you may be authorizing another company, including an advertising company, to use information you supply. Be sure to read the privacy policies of these sites and other sites you visit, and choose whether to let them collect information about what you do on the Internet.
Disclosure: We will not sell, trade, or disclose to unaffiliated third parties any customer identifiable information derived from the registration for or use of one of our online services -- including customer names and addresses -- without the consent of the customer (except as required by subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process or in the case of imminent physical harm to the customer or others). We may sell, trade, or disclose customer identifiable information to affiliates we think will offer a valuable service to our clients.
Changes in Practices: We will keep this Policy current. Your use of any of our web sites or services indicates that you have read, understand and agree to the terms of this policy.
Third Party Ads:
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Google and the DoubleClick DART cookie:
* Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Google's users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet.