At American Phone Services, we are committed to honoring the privacy of our on-line customers and visitors to our website. We recognize the importance of maintaining an appropriate level of privacy and security for the personal information we collect from you over the Internet.

 

The following discloses the information gathering and use practices with regard to www.amphone.com (the “Site”) and is limited to the protection and use of personal information collected by us. Your access to and use of our site are subject to this policy and any other terms of use or policies posted by us. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to this Site and not to the web sites of our advertisers or other companies that have links on our Site.

 

What Kinds of Information Does AmPhone.com Collect and Use?

We only collect personally identifiable information that you provide voluntarily. You can visit most of the Site without revealing any personal information about yourself. However, some portions of our Site may be accessible only to users who have registered with us (and who provide information in a login process).

 

At times, we may ask you to provide personally identifiable information. When you open an account, access your account information, order a service or make an on-line payment, request information, send us e-mail, register to receive e-mail alerts, or enter a promotion that we are sponsoring, we will ask you to provide identifiable information. This information will include the information on your account application or other forms, such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

 

What Do We Do With Your Information

When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for that purpose, to manage your account, and to manage the Site consistent with the terms of use applicable to the Site. At times, we may have to disclose your information to unaffiliated companies/vendors when necessary to process your requests and transactions or to provide you with products or services. We also share information in order to investigate and prevent against illegal activities, fraud, violations of our Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

 

Aggregate Information

Our servers may use "cookies" (discussed below) to collect information about visitors such as domain names. This information may be aggregated to measure such things as the number of visits, average time spent on the site, number of pages viewed, and methods by which our site was found. American Phone Services uses such information to evaluate our site and improve the content and services being provided.

 

Certain information related to telecommunications services provided to you by us, commonly referred to as "Customer Proprietary Network Information" or "CPNI," is subject to special Federal laws and regulations, both in on-line and in all other respects. For more information about these special rules and our related policies regarding the use of CPNI, please visit – www.fcc.gov .

 

Who Has Access to Your Information?

Unless we specifically disclose it to you at the time of collection or subsequently obtain your approval, we will not make customer-specific information that is gathered on our site available to unaffiliated organizations for commercial purposes unrelated to the business of American Phone Services. American Phone Services and its affiliated companies use this information to help us deliver the services you requested, or to offer products or services that we believe will be useful to you.

 

We will take commercially reasonable steps to safeguard such information from unauthorized access by any other parties. To meet the needs or our customers, we may disclose personally identifiable information we collect to companies and vendors that perform marketing or other services on our behalf so that we may provide information about products and services that we think will be of interest to you. Our policy is to prohibit these companies from otherwise selling or disclosing the personal information we provide. Certain federal, state and local laws or government regulations may require us to disclose non-public personal information about you. In these circumstances, we will use reasonable efforts to disclose only the information required by law, subpoena or court order to be disclosed.

 

Cookies

American Phone Services uses a feature of your Internet browser called a "cookie" to assign a unique identification to your particular computer used to access the Website. Cookies can be used to help save and retrieve passwords used on the Site, to save information on past activities and other preferences. Through use of cookie technology, you do not have to reenter information upon every visit to the Website. We create and then use these cookie files to track your clicks as you go through the Website. The cookie may help ensure that you do not receive an offer that you have already completed. Cookies also notify us of repeat visitors and if the Website is delivering quality offers to our customers. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once you close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.

 

You may set your browser to notify you or decline the receipt of a cookie; however, certain features of our sites may not function properly or be available if your browser is configured to disable cookies.

 

Children

We do not knowingly collect information from minors under the age of 18. No information should be submitted to, or posted at, this Site by individuals under 18 years of age. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children.

 

 

Security

We protect personal information that we collect from and about you by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with industry best practices. For example, unique passwords are required to access a number of our Web site services. All payments processed through our Site require personal transactional information provided by you to be sent in a "Secure Session" using Secure Socket Layer encryption technology. We regularly test and update our technology to help protect your personal information. Further, employee access is limited only to those individuals that require such access for legitimate business purposes. Employee use of information is limited to processing, servicing and maintaining our products and services. Any employees found to be in breach of this Privacy Policy are subject to disciplinary action. We note, however, that we can make no warranty or representation that use of our Site is protected from all viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities and that your information will always be secure. When doing business with others, such as advertisers to whom you can link from our site, you should consider the separate security and privacy policies of those sites.

 

Links to Other Sites

For the convenience of our visitors and customers, this Web site may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content, products or services offered or the privacy and security practices employed by these other sites.

 

Acceptance of This Privacy Policy

By using the Site, you hereby agree to this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add and/or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. All Privacy Policy changes will take effect immediately upon their posting on the Site. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Site, account and/or acceptance of our e-mail communications following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of any and all changes.