- the kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit our Website
- how we may use that information
- whether we disclose that information to anyone
- your ability to correct that information
Please note that this policy applies only to the NET Website and not to other companies’ or organizations’ websites to which we link. We have clearly marked our Website with our logo so you know where this policy applies.
Information We Gather About All of Our Website Visitors
NET keeps track of the pages our customers visit within our Website in order to determine what pages and services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within NET to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Our service automatically gathers certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to our Website and its areas.
This is similar to the way television ratings tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate and not on an individual basis. This collective data helps us determine how much our customers use parts of the Website, so we can improve our site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many of you as possible.
For example, our Website may use a technology nicknamed "cookies" that tells us how and when pages in our site are visited, and by how many people. NET cookies do not collect personally identifiable information and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personally identifiable information to tell us who you are or even what your screen name or e-mail address is. We also may provide statistical "ratings" information to our Website’s partners about how our members, collectively not individually, use our Website. We do this so that our partners too can understand how much people use their areas of our Website and our site in order for them to provide you with the best possible Web experience. Such ratings information does not contain any information about you personally.
NET may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize NET pages, or register with our Website or for our services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to our Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Website features that you customized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the NET Web site.
Information About You
Sometimes, we may specifically ask for information about you when you sign up to use a service or when you order a product. NET does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. We do, however, need certain information such as: name, age, Internet address or screen name, billing address, type of computer, credit card number -- in order to provide that service or product to you. We may also use that information to let you know of additional products and services about which you might be interested. You can choose not to receive such information if you don't want to by letting us know on the registration screen when you sign up for the product or service. We may ask you for information about your interests so that both you and we can take advantage of the interactivity of the online medium, but you may always choose to respond or not. Additionally, we may provide you with an opportunity to be listed in a directory on one of our NET-branded services. These listings are also optional and you can make changes to or eliminate this information when you want to. NET does not associate sensitive data, such as your race, religion, or political affiliations, with personally identifiable information. NET takes precautions to segregate any sensitive data you may provide on our Website and any services that reference your race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or political affiliations.
Securing Your Personal Information
NET secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. NET secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites through the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypted protection.
Third Party Disclosure and Protection
We do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to our Website or information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any outside companies. However, we may share with our Website partners aggregated statistical "ratings" information about the use of our Website. NET may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to NET, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. The NET Website will never disclose your personal information without notice unless it is required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to :
- conform to the law or comply with legal process served on NET or our Website
- protect and defend the rights or property of NET or our Website
- Act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of NET’s products or services, our Website, or the public
Children On The Web
NET takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of children using our services. We do not specifically collect information about children and believe that children should get their parent's consent before giving out any personal information. We encourage you to participate in your child's experience in cyberspace and to review our important safety tips before your child explores the Internet. NET also recommends that parents use Web filtering technology to supervise their kids' access to the Web.
Enforcement and Questions