Customer Privacy Statement
This statement was last revised on January 26, 2007.
ASTER Technologies and its subsidiaries (also referred to in this document as “ASTER Technologies” or “Aster”) provides this Privacy Statement to make you aware of our privacy practices and the choices you can make about how your personal information is collected and used, both on-line and off-line. To make this notice easy to access, it is available on the bottom of every Aster web page.
Customers are Aster’s most valuable asset. We recognize that building a long-term business relationship with you depends a great deal on trust. This trust begins with our commitment to respecting as well as protecting your privacy.
We’ve structured our web site so that you can visit us without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Throughout this Privacy Statement, personal information refers to any information that is unique to an individual, such as name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc. If you do share your personal information with us, you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with Aster.
Comments or questions about our privacy practices can be sent to: email@example.com
What information we collect
During the course of your relationship with us, we may collect personal information to enable you to order products or services, download software updates, make requests, and register for customized communications programs. We may collect such personal information as your name, contact and billing information, transaction and credit card information. To tailor our subsequent communications to you and improve our products and services, we may ask you to provide information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experience with our products and contact preferences. Personal information may be required to determine access eligibility for certain restricted parts of our site. Data collected on-line may be combined with information provided off-line.
How we use the information
Aster uses your personal information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your personal information to help you complete a transaction, to communicate back to you, provide updates on service and benefits, and to personalize our web sites and communications with you. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. We will always give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such contact. If you would like to read more about how to opt-out, please follow the directions given below in the “Choice” section of this document. In addition, we will also follow local requirements where applicable.
Whom we share the information with
Aster does not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to others. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we only share your personal information with other Aster entities or business partners who are acting on our behalf for the uses described above. Such Aster entities and business partners are governed by our privacy policies with respect to the use of this data and are bound by the appropriate confidentiality agreements.
Aster will not use or share your personal information in ways unrelated to the ones described above without first notifying you and offering a choice. We will also provide you the opportunity to let us know if you wish to opt-out at any time of certain or all contact from Aster, and we will do everything we can to honor such requests. This choice may be offered at the bottom of our on-line or off-line communications to you as well as on many of our web registration pages. If you have any difficulty exercising your choices, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Onward Transfer
Subject to your permission or as permitted by law, the personal information that you provide to us may be transferred within Aster across state or country borders. This may be done to consolidate data storage or to simplify the management of customer information.
4. Access and Accuracy
Aster strives to keep your personal information accurate. We will provide you with access to your personal information, including making every effort to provide you with online access to your registration data so that you may review, update or correct your information at the Aster site where it was submitted. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections. To access your personal information, return to the web page where you originally entered it and follow the instructions on that web page. If you cannot access your information on the web page, please telephone the Aster headquarters Call Center for assistance, or send your request email@example.com
Aster is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of personal information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure it.
6. Tailoring E-Mail Communications and Web Experiences
On occasion Aster may employ technologies that enable us to review which recipients have opened our e-mail communications and which links they have accessed in the message. This helps us to tailor our communications in our attempts to send you the most relevant information, as local laws and your preferences and permissions allow. As a registered user, we may also monitor your web browsing session while you are logged-in to www.aster-technologies.com. In this way we will try to improve our web site through personalization to better meet your needs. Any such monitoring is done in accordance with local laws.
A cookie is a piece of information either stored temporarily in your browser’s memory space (session cookie) or placed on your computer’s hard drive (stored cookie). Cookies allow a web application to respond to you as an individual, but without the need to identify you explicitly. Session cookies are destroyed when you terminate your browsing session by shutting down your browser. Stored cookies often have a predetermined expiration date after which they disappear from your hard drive. Cookies can be removed explicitly through functionality built into most web browsers. You may also set your web browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Netscape Navigator) to notify you of cookie placement requests, ask for permission to accept them, or decline cookies completely.
Adjusting Browser Cookie Settings
For information on how to adjust your browser regarding cookies, please visit:
Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/260971/description-of-cookies
Google Chrome: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies
By gathering and remembering information about your preferences, the web application can:
- Tailor its operation to your needs, likes and dislikes
- Provide an automated log-in process as a convenience for previously registered customers. This insures that you will be accurately identified and linked with your registration data.
- Be placed on your computer to ensure you are not surveyed multiple times during your visit(s) to an Aster web site. This cookie has a limited life span and will not personally identify you.
8. Additional Information
Links to Third Party Web Sites
Links to third party web sites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Aster site. Aster has not reviewed all of these third party sites; does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites, their content or their privacy policies. Thus, we do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
Changes to the Privacy Statement
Please e-mail questions or comments about our privacy practices to: firstname.lastname@example.org