Privacy Policy

Surko Communications Online Privacy Statement

Surko Communications respects your privacy choices. If you give us personal information, we will treat it according to this policy. This policy covers Surko Communications' web site.

Surko NeCommunicationst encourages you to read this privacy policy and those of all web sites you visit. Below is a summary of Surko Communications' online privacy policy.

Types and uses of personal information.
Your personal information may be used only in the following ways:

User IDs and Passwords
Provides you with access to your profile areas and to protected content.

Account Information
These tell us more about who you are, how to contact you, and your shipping and billing information. Also contains any preferences you have provided, such as language, e-mail format, and interests.

Customer Feedback and Support
Provides a mechanism for requesting information from Surko Communications. Also used to tell us how we can improve our products, services, and site design.

E-mail and Chat Room Correspondence
Used to raise and respond to issues and inquiries of all types. Also used to distribute information about Surko Communications, our products, and services.

Transactions
Shows which products and services you have requested.

We will not change the way in which we use your personal information without your consent.

Surko Communications Self-Protection
Surko Communications may access your account, including its contents, and monitor or disclose your information to protect its rights, as stated in the Terms of Service, or to respond to service or technical issues.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
Surko Communications uses software to create summary site statistics. If you do not log in as a member or provide personally-identifying information (such as by registering to create a membership, sending e-mail, making an online purchase or completing an online form) and visit our site solely to read or download information, we collect and store only the following:

  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
  • The type and version of the browser you are using to access our site
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site
  • The pages you visited while at our site

If you have a cable modem, DSL or other always-on connections, please discuss with your service provider to see if this may be different for you. We store and use these statistics to manage and improve our Web site and the services we offer, but unless you log in as a registered member we do not use them to identify you or your usage habits except in authorized law enforcement investigations.

Aggregation
Surko Communications may provide information to third parties, such as advertisers or industry analysts, for accounting, statistical, and demographic purposes. Your personal information may be factored into such aggregations, but will not include individual information such as your name, address, E-mail address, transaction history, or any account identification numbers.

Security Measures
We protect the personal information you share with us. For example, if you make an online purchase with us, we encrypt your credit card number for enhanced privacy. Access to your personal information held by Surko Communications is limited to people who need it to do their job.

Authorized third parties may need access to some of your personal information. For example, if we need to ship something to you, we must share your name and address with a shipping company. We limit such third parties in their access and use of your personal information. We do not otherwise share your individual personal information with third parties, unless you have granted us permission to do so, except when anonymously aggregated as described above.

Linked Web Sites
We provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control these web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these (and all) third party sites.

Children's Privacy
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems.

Surko Communications encourages parents to go online with their children. Here are a few tips to help make a child's online experience safer:

  • Teach children never to give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult (this includes name, address, phone, school, etc.)
  • Know the sites your children are visiting and which sites are appropriate
  • Look for web site privacy policies
  • Know how your child's information is treated

Cookies
Surko Communications uses "cookies," which are small files stored on your computer. Cookies help us provide a better user experience by measuring which web site areas are of greatest interest. Cookies are also used to provide session information, these cookies will not be permanently stored on your computer. Surko Communications also uses cookies when you register for one of our web programs. In this situation, a cookie may be used to store useful information that enables our web site to remember you when you return. Surko Communications can only read cookies that were stored by Surko Communications. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access most of our web site.

Accessing and Updating Information
We need your help in making sure your personal information is correct in our systems. Please notify us of changes to your name, address, title, phone number, or e-mail address. Surko Communications allows you to make these updates yourself via the program's member profile pages.

Unsubscribing
Each e-mail newsletter has instructions on how to unsubscribe at the bottom of each issue of the newsletter.

Transfer of Personal Information to Other Countries
We may process or store your information in our U.S. databases, or in other selected countries where we may deem such transfer and storage beneficial to our operations.

Surko Communications is committed to user privacy in our products and services. Read Surko Communications' "Privacy Principles."


Surko Communications Privacy Principles

Surko Communications is committed to user privacy in our products and services. To this end, Surko Communications supports the following principles:

Consumer Choice
We believe the user is the one to best determine:

  • When -- and under what conditions -- to provide "personally identifiable information"
  • When to remain anonymous

Informed Consent
If personally identifiable information is collected, we believe the user has the right to:

  • Know when a web site is collecting personal information
  • Know what personal information is collected, and the purpose of collection
  • Receive explicit notification before any personal information is collected
  • Expect that personal information will not be provided to any third party without the user's permission
  • Expect reasonable steps to be taken to protect personal information from unauthorized use
  • Review the accuracy of personal information and update it

Government and Private Actions
We believe a market environment, supported by good consumer information and industry self-regulation, provides the most efficient way to support user privacy needs.

If laws and regulations are created, we believe they should support innovation and a technology-neutral framework to maximize the choices available to users, product suppliers and service providers. Surko Communications will comply with all applicable laws where we conduct business.

Policy Updates
All updates to this policy will be posted here. Last update: March 13, 2009.

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