To respond to the inquiries or comments you submit, be advised that ABS may furnish the information you submit on this Website to our participating Partners or affiliated websites (“Partners”) so that they may contact you about their products and services. ABS may also gather information about you from this Website and from other sources, such as information you provide to our Partners.
As a general rule, you will not be required to provide personally -identifiable information as a condition to your browsing this Website. When such information is requested, we will gather limited information from you only that which is necessary to facilitate response to the request submitted by you, to improve this Website and/or your experience with this Website and to make future visits to this Website easier and more personalized for you.
TYPE OF INFORMATION IS COLLECTED AND HOW IT IS USED
Users of this Website may browse without being obligated to submit any personal information; however, we may collect certain personally-identifiable information from you for certain purposes. These purposes include:
- providing service to you and responding to your questions;
- providing ABS’s newsletter or other information to you via email;
- providing information to us and/or Partner(s) of services in which you express an interest so that we can contact you and help initiate contact and establish communication between you and such Partner(s);
- conducting other transactions offered by ABS that you may request;
- assisting us in providing improved products and services, such as contacting you to assist us in evaluating the performance of our staff, to assess the quality of services received and to help us improve our Website and our services; and,
- compiling and aggregating statistics about use of our Website and services, which statistics are used to help us provide better services to you and others in the future.
Information that may be collected are names, physical or mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, information about your business needs, information regarding your business, such as business name, revenue or other practice data and other personally-identifiable information you willingly provide to us.
Refusal to provide information to complete certain transactions or procedures will not prevent you from browsing the Website, but it may prevent you from being able to complete certain transactions or procedures and/or prevent us from contacting to respond to your inquiry.
The general categories of information gathered include:
User’s Personal Information We may require that you provide your name, address, telephone number, email address or other personally-identifiable information in order to complete transactions or provide information, We may also require additional personal information to provide specific types of services to you.
User’s Anonymous Information
Anonymous non-personal information may be automatically provided to our Web servers by your computer. Other information, such as cookies, may also be transmitted by our Web server to your computer. That information does not contain any personally-identifiable information. Types of anonymous information are described below:
For visitors to our Website, our Web server automatically recognizes each visitor’s domain name or IP address. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. As part of Internet protocol, Web servers can identify your computer by its IP address. Web servers may also be able to identify the type of browser or the type of computer you are using.
IP addresses and related information are collected by us for the purposes of system administration, to assess the traffic to our Website and to maintain and improve our Website. It is not our practice to link IP addresses to your personally-identifiable information; however, we reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to protect the compelling interest of our business, this Website, users of our Website or others or to comply with laws, court orders or law enforcement requests.
ABS may employ a technique usually referred to as pixel tracking to measure the effectiveness of marketing and advertisements and to gather aggregate usage statistics. Pixel tracking may be used for advertisements on other sites, in email messages or on our Website and uses pixel tags that consist of a few lines of computer coding and are not visible to the user of the site. If you visit our Website from an advertisement on another site, the pixel tag will describe the cookie received when you clicked on the advertisement. The pixel tag also may register this activity with a Partner to count the number of times or when an advertisement is accessed. This data is collected for use in marketing and research. Personally-identifiable information about you is not collected by pixel tracking nor is tracking information generated from the pixel tag permitted to be used for any other purpose other than to report Website activity to us.
We may request other personally-identifiable information from you from time to time or you may agree to provide us with such information. As a general business practice, we try to limit the information we gather to the minimum information we need to perform the applicable services and to improve your experience on our Website. If you send an email to our Website or otherwise decide to provide us with information beyond what we request, we will treat such information as having your consent to collect, retain and use such information for purposes reasonably associated with the purpose for which you provided the information. We may retain a copy of the email and any personally identifiable information you may have supplied in the email with respect to a user service question to help us evaluate our service, train our staff and provide better service to users.
If you use a blog or a similar forum on this website, you should be aware that any personally-identifiable information you submit to that forum can be read, saved or used by other users of these forums and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally-identifiable information that you choose to submit in these forums.
WHO COLLECTS THIS INFORMATION
WITH WHOM MAY THE INFORMATION BE SHARED
ABS may provide certain information you submit on this Website to third parties, including, but not limited to, your name, address, phone number and email address so that they may contact you about their own or others’ products, services, offers and promotions.
You may also authorize us to share your email address with our Partners and third parties, including those whose services are described on the Website. If you opt-in and/or receive an email opt-in confirmation, our Partners and third parties may contact you by email, postal mail, and/or telephone with special promotions or other information that may be of interest to you.
ABS may share personally identifiable information with its Partners necessary to complete transactions as part of its standard business operations and to assist us in providing a response to your inquiry or offering services or products to you.
We may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be interfering or causing injury, intentionally or unintentionally, to our rights or property, users of our Website or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose user information when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is required by applicable law.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally-identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our Website.
ABS does not solicit personal information from children. We abide by the United States Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under age 13.
We post customer testimonials on our Website which may contain personally identifiable information such as the client’s name. If you want to remove your personal information that is being displayed on our website under public pages, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHOICES YOU CAN MAKE
We will give you an opportunity to opt-out of the gathering of your personally-identifiable information, specific uses of your personally-identifiable information and any promotions in accordance with the procedures described below. You may also opt-out of receiving any further email from ABS by clicking on the “unsubscribe” button in ABS marketing emails. By changing the settings in your browser, you can refuse to accept cookies, give yourself the choice to accept or reject cookies or receive notice of cookies. Refusing cookies may change or block your user experience on our Website by eliminating personalization or other features.
CORRECTING OR CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION
If you wish to change, correct, update, delete or opt-out of any information to which you have previously agreed or wish to review information we have collected about you, please contact ABS via email at email@example.com. We will make any necessary revisions per your request.
We are committed to the security of your personally-identifiable information and try to provide secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. For certain transactions on certain of our Websites, we may use Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to secure the transfer of information. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted over the Internet.
If you have a user name and password for any of the features on our Website, you have the responsibility of keeping your password secret. You should not reveal your password to anyone. We will not ask you in an unsolicited telephone call or email for your password. You should also take reasonable precautions when using a computer that is not your own or in a public setting.
If you have specific questions regarding privacy issues on our Website, please contact Alaska Billing Services at 200 Center Court, Anchorage, AK 99518 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make any revisions necessary as a result of your request.
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