AST Software is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology
that gives you a safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy
applies to the AST Software Web site and governs data collection and usage.
By using the AST Software website, you consent to the data practices described
in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
AST Software collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail
address, name, home or work address or telephone number. AST Software also
collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as
your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically
collected by AST Software. This information can include: your IP address,
browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This
information is used by AST Software for the operation of the service, to
maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use
of the AST Software Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information
or personally sensitive data through AST Software public message boards,
this information may be collected and used by others. Note: AST Software
does not read any of your private online communications.
Use of your Personal Information
AST Software collects and uses your personal information to operate the AST Software
Web site and deliver the services you have requested. AST Software may also
contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services
or of potential new services that may be offered.
AST Software does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
AST Software does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such
as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
AST Software keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within
AST Software, in order to determine what AST Software services are
the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within AST Software to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested
in a particular subject area.
AST Software 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 AST Software or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or
property of AST Software; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect
the personal safety of users of AST Software, or the public.
The AST Software Web site 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 AST Software pages, or
register with AST Software site or services, a cookie helps AST Software
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 AST Software Web site, the information
you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the AST Software
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 AST Software services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
AST Software secures your personal information from unauthorized access,
use or disclosure. AST Software 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
AST Software will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect
company and customer feedback. AST Software encourages you to periodically
review this Statement to be informed of how AST Software is protecting your
AST Software welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy.
If you believe that AST Software has not adhered to this Statement, please
contact AST at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the