ATS Internet is respectful about the privacy concerns of the visitors
to its sites on the Internet. Information about our customers is an
important part of our business and we treat individual customer
information as confidential. As a general policy, no personal
information is automatically collected from visitors to this site.
However, certain non-personal information about visitors is recorded
by the standard operation of ATS Internet's Internet servers. This
information is primarily used to provide an enhanced online experience
for the visitor. Information tracked includes the type of browser
being used by the visitor (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the
type of operating system (e.g., Macintosh, Windows) in use by the
visitor and the domain name of the visitor's Internet service provider
(e.g., ATS Internet, America Online, etc.). By having this
information, web pages optimized for a particular visitor's computer
are automatically made available to that visitor. Other use of this
information may include internal review of the number of visitors to
this site, but only in aggregate and in a non-personally-identifiable
form. Email addresses and other personally identifiable data about the
visitor to this site are known to ATS Internet only when voluntarily
submitted by the user.
When you sign up for or inquire about ATS Internet services, you may
provide us with information that is associated with your personal
identity, such as your name, service address, telephone number(s),
social security number or driver's license number, premium service
subscription information, user IDs, passwords, email address, billing
and payment information, customer correspondence and communications
records, maintenance and repairs, and other service-related
information. To the extent that you request or subscribe to ATS
Internet service, you may also provide (or we may electronically
collect) information about your computer, as well as your service
choices. We may also collect Information from visitors or customers
who respond to email surveys. All personal information that we collect
is treated as strictly confidential.
Use of IP Addresses
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your
computer whenever you are surfing the web. Web servers - the big
computers that "serve up" Web pages - automatically identify your
computer by its IP address.
ATS Internet collects IP addresses for the purposes of system
administration, to report aggregate information, and to audit the use
of our site. When guests request pages from ATS Internet sites, our
servers log the guests' IP address. We do not normally link the IP
address to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user's
session will be logged but the user remains anonymous to us. We can
and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is
necessary to enforce compliance with our Acceptable Use Policy or
Terms of Service or to protect our service, site, customers, or
Some services within ATS Internet, such as certain message boards, may
display IP addresses along with the message poster's name and message.
Please review each service prior to use and only use those that
disclose information you are comfortable with sharing.
What are cookies? Cookies are pieces of information that a web site
transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes.
Cookies make web surfing easier for you by saving your preferences
while you are at our site. We never save passwords or credit card
information in cookies.
By showing how and when a guest uses a site, cookies help us see which
areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to
the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages
viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use
the information from cookies to provide services that are tailored to
our user's needs.
While these activities may depend on the use of a cookie, visitors to
our site always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser
preferences. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You
can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie
Internet's best features. Please note that some of the parts of ATS
Internet's web site may not function properly or may be considerably
recommend that you leave them turned on.
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information
associated with our guests is of utmost concern to us. We exercise
great care in providing secure transmission of your information from
your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the
Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we
strive to protect your personal information, ATS Internet cannot
insure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us
or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own
risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best efforts to
ensure its security on all of our systems.
A Special Note to Parents
Children must get permission from their parents before sending any
information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses,
and phone numbers) over the Internet, to ATS Internet or anyone else.
ATS Internet will not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to register with
any of its company-owned sites, to order ATS Internet services or
products online, or to access those features that require registration
ATS Internet does not sell products for purchase by children. ATS
Internet believes that parents should supervise their children's
online activities and consider using parental control tools available
from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a
child-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent
children disclosing online their name, address, and other personal
information, without parental permission. For additional information
about parental control tools, please consult the "Consumer Assistance"
page of the Direct Marketing Association home page (http://www.the-dma.org).