TRUSTe Privacy Program
Accend Networks is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to build users’ trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have agreed to disclose our information practices and have our privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should first contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should contact TRUSTe at http://watchdog.truste.com/pvr.php?page=complaint. TRUSTe may serve as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.
Collection of your Personal Information
Accend Networks may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you purchase AccendNetworks’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Accend Networks. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Accend Networks website.
Accend Networks encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Accend Networks so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Accend Networks is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Accend Networks website.
Use of your Personal Information
Accend Networks collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. Accend Networks may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Accend Networks and its affiliates. Accend Networks may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Accend Networks does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Accend Networks may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. Accend Networks may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Accend Networks, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Accend Networks may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Accend Networks, in order to determine what Accend Networks services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Accend Networks to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Accend Networks will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Accend Networks or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Accend Networks; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Accend Networks, or the public.
The Accend Networks website 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 Accend Networks pages, or register with Accend Networks site or services, a cookie helps Accend Networks 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 the same Accend Networks website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Accend Networks 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 Accend Networks services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
Verisign is an independent, third-party company engaged in the development of digital trust. Verisign provides authentication of Internet services, digital identity and intellectual property. By clicking on the Verisign logo, the Verisign website will serve up a web page that confirms that Accend Networks is “Verisign Authenticated.”
Children Under Thirteen
Accend Networks does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Opt-Out & Unsubscribe
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Accend Networks by contacting us here:
Changes to this Statement
Accend Networks will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Accend Networks encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Accend Networks is protecting your information.
Accend Networks welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Accend Networks has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us.