Privacy Statement

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.

Use of Cookies

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 information.

Contact Information

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 autosoft@autosofttech.com.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.