Communications Company



Individually Identifiable Information
Communications Companyrecognizes that the growth of online services, including Internet services, has created many privacy concerns, particularly for consumers.

These concerns focus on protecting "individually identifiable" information that an individual or customer reasonably expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, individually identifiable information is information that can be associated with a specific individual or entity, such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and/or information about online activities directly linked to them.

It is common practice and often a necessity for companies, governments or other organizations to collect individually identifiable information in order to conduct business and offer services. For example, a telecommunications provider may collect individually identifiable information in the course of billing and providing telephone service to a customer.

Some activities on the Internet follow very familiar patterns. Consumers signing up for an Internet access service are usually asked to provide 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.

Communications Company's Online Privacy Policy: Informed Choice
Communications Companyhas developed the following online privacy policy to protect individually identifiable information. This policy covers Communications Companyand its subsidiaries and applies to all individually identifiable information that Communications Company obtains when a customer registers for or uses a Communications Company online service, including visiting a Communications Company owned and controlled Web site. Communications Companywill continue to protect customer information derived from its local, long distance, and wireless services consistent with federal regulations issued by the Federal Communications Commission.

Communications Company protects online individually identifiable information as follows:

Disclosure. Communications Companywill not sell, trade or disclose to third parties any individually identifiable information derived from the registration for or use of a Communications Companyonline service 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). When Communications Company uses other agents, contractors or companies to perform services on its behalf, Communications Companywill ensure that the company protects your individually identifiable information consistent with this policy. If Communications Companyincludes your name and any other individually identifiable information in a directory that Communications Companycreates from information we receive as an online service provider, the company will give you the opportunity to have your information excluded from that directory. Business directories that Communications Company creates may, however, contain similar information obtained from other sources. Collection and Use. Communications Companywill collect and use individually identifiable information for billing purposes, 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 Communications Companymay use your individually identifiable information to market new services to you that we think will be of interest to you, but we will not disclose your individually identifiable information to third parties who want to market products to you.

Customer Choice. A customer may choose not to receive direct marketing communications from Communications Company in connection with Communications Company online services. Upon such choice, Communications Company (a) will not contact that customer directly with marketing messages about Communications Companyonline services, and (b) will not use individually identifiable information obtained from that customer's registration for use of an online service to contact that customer with marketing messages about any Communications Companyproducts or services. A customer may choose not to receive such messages by e-mail, by mail or by telephone.

For information and instructions about how to make this choice...

Click here if you are a consumer.

Click here if you are a business customer.

Individually identifiable information that a visitor volunteers at one of the Communications Company Web sites to order Communications Companyservices other than online services will be protected just as if the information had been provided under more traditional ways of ordering that service.

Collection of usage data. Communications Companyservers automatically gather information about which sites customers visit on the Internet and which pages are visited within a Communications Company Web site. The company does not use that information except in the aggregate.

Security. Communications Companyhas implemented technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your individually identifiable information from unauthorized access or improper use, and we will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.

E-mail Contents. The company will not read or disclose to third parties private e-mail communications that are transmitted using Communications Companyservices except as required to operate the service or as otherwise authorized by law.

Improper Conduct. Communications Companymay use individually identifiable information to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activity that threatens the network or otherwise violates the customer agreement for that service.

Account Information. Communications Companyhonors requests from customers for account information, such as name, address, or billing information, and will correct any such information that is inaccurate. Customers may verify that appropriate corrections have been made.

Customer Concerns. If you are a consumer with concerns about the Communications Companyonline privacy policy or its implementation, you may contact us at [your company's e-mail address] or [your company's phone number].

Changes in Practices. Communications Company will keep this policy current and will inform you of any changes that we make.

Additional Privacy Protections for Children Using the Internet

Communications Company joins the industry in recognizing that children, including young teens, may not be in a position to make informed choices about personal information requested online.

Accordingly, Communications Companydoes not target children or teenagers (younger than 18) for collection of information online. Communications Companydoes not solicit or collect individually identifiable information targeted at children and teenagers under 18 and does not allow anyone else to do so on a Communications Company Web site. In addition, the editorial content of Communications CompanyWeb sites designed for children will not knowingly promote or link to any third-party Web site that collects individually identifiable information unless that site publishes an easily accessible privacy policy.

In addition, on all of its online services and Communications Company Web sites, Communications Companywill encourage children to seek the consent of their parents before providing any information about themselves or their households to anyone on the Internet.

Finally, Communications Companyencourages parents to take an active role to protect the privacy and security of their children and to prevent the inappropriate use of information about their children. Communications Companysupports the development of technologies that help parents control the collection and use of personal information from children who use online services in their households.