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ISTEC recognizes that the growth of online services, including Internet services, has created additional privacy concerns, particularly for consumers.
Online privacy concerns focus on the protection of "client identifiable" information which an individual or organization reasonably expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, "client identifiable" information is information which can be associated with a specific individual or entity, including, for example, a client's name, address, telephone number, email address, and information about online activities that are directly linked to them.
Business websites may ask visitors to supply information about themselves, particularly when information, service, or merchandise is requested, but often simply to be able to better target the business' services to the client's interests and requirements.
Disclosure: ISTEC will not sell, trade, or disclose to third parties any client identifiable information derived from the registration or use of a ISTEC online service – including names and addresses – without the consent of the client (except as required by subpoena or other legal process or in the case of imminent physical harm to the client or others). When ISTEC uses other agents, contractors or companies to perform services on its behalf, ISTEC will ensure that the company protects your client identifiable information consistent with this Policy. If ISTEC includes your name and any other client identifiable information in a directory that ISTEC creates from information we receive, ISTEC will give you the opportunity to have your information excluded from that directory. Business directories that ISTEC creates may, however, contain information obtained from other sources.
Collection and Use: ISTEC will collect and use client identifiable information for billing purposes, to provide and change services, to anticipate, or to create and inform you of products and services that better meet your needs. This means that ISTEC may use your client identifiable information, in conjunction with information available from other sources, to market new services to you that we think would be of interest to you, but we will not disclose your client identifiable information to third parties who want to market products to you.
Security: ISTEC has implemented technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your client identifiable information from unauthorized access or improper use, and we will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.
Email Contents: ISTEC will not read or disclose to third parties private email communications that are transmitted using ISTEC services except as required to operate the service or as otherwise authorized by law.
Account Information: ISTEC honors requests from clients for account information, for example, name, address, or billing information, and will correct any such information which may be inaccurate. ISTEC may verify that appropriate corrections have been made.