Southern Telephone Service Inc.
Thank you for visiting a website maintained by the Southern Telephone Service Inc. Our website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for you to interact with us. But as with all online resources, we appreciate that many visitors to our sites will be concerned about their privacy. Southern Telephone Service Inc. is committed to preserving your privacy when you visit our site.
This privacy statement addresses the collection, security and disclosure of information that may be obtained through the use of websites maintained by the Southern Telephone Service Inc. This statement covers the following topics:
• Information We Collect
• Public Disclosure
If you visit a website maintained by the Southern Telephone Service Inc. to read or download information, we may collect some or all of the following information:
• The name of your domain; for example, "xyzcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account;
• An IP address; a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet;
• The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
• The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
• The pages you visit within Southern Telephone Service Inc. website(s); and
• The links made to other websites through this site.
This information is collected for statistical analysis using third-party or proprietary software programs to create summary statistics. The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes.
If, during your visit to a website maintained by Southern Telephone Service Inc., you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we will collect such information. Examples of personally identifiable information may include:
• An e-mail address if you are communicating to us through e-mail;
• Information you voluntarily submit to the Southern Telephone Service Inc. for the purposes of completing or submitting an application or form online; and
• Other information volunteered, such as contact information, survey information or content of e-mail.
In general, please note the information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats you send us. Information is retained in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.
As a general rule, the Southern Telephone Service Inc. does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission. Visitors should be aware that information collected by The Southern Telephone Service Inc. on its websites may be subject to examination and inspection, if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected from disclosure.
The Southern Telephone Service Inc. may occasionally use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the website. Cookies created on your computer by using our websites do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods.
Several tools, policies and protocols are used to safeguard the submission of information through websites maintained by the Southern Telephone Service Inc. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of the entire operating environment as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
In certain instances, you may the opportunity to receive or create a password to access or submit certain information. You should not divulge your password to anyone in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. When you are finished with those applications that are password protected, it is always recommended that you close or otherwise exit the browser page.