Ascent Decisions is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Ascent Decisions Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Ascent Decisions website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Ascent Decisions collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, telephone number and insurance information. Ascent Decisions also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender and preferences.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Ascent Decisions. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Ascent Decisions for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Ascent Decisions Web site.
Ascent Decisions encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Ascent Decisions so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Ascent Decisions is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Ascent Decisions and Ascent Decisions family of Web sites.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Ascent Decisions collects and uses your personal information to operate the Ascent Decisions Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Ascent Decisions may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Ascent Decisions and its affiliates. Ascent Decisions may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Ascent Decisions does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Ascent Decisions 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. In addition, Ascent Decisions may share data with trusted partners to help us 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 Ascent Decisions, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Ascent Decisions does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Ascent Decisions keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Ascent Decisions, in order to determine what Ascent Decisions services are the most popular.
Ascent Decisions Web sites 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 Ascent Decisions or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Ascent Decisions; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Ascent Decisions, or the public.
The Ascent Decisions website 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 Ascent Decisions pages, or register with Ascent Decisions site or services, a cookie helps Ascent Decisions 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 Ascent Decisions Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Ascent Decisions 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 Ascent Decisions services or Web sites you visit.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Ascent Decisions secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Ascent Decisions secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
Ascent Decisions will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Ascent Decisions encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Ascent Decisions is protecting your information.
Ascent Decisions welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Ascent Decisions has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Ascent Decisions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.