U.S. COST has created this privacy statement ("Statement") in order to demonstrate our commitment to customer privacy. Privacy on the U.S. COST web site (the www.uscost.com) is of great importance to us. Because we gather important information from our visitors and clients, we have established this Statement as a means to communicate our information gathering and dissemination practices. We reserve the right to change this Statement and will provide notification of the change via email at least thirty (30) business days prior to the change taking effect. See our "Notification of Changes" section below.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first e-mail us at email@example.com.
We require clients who fill out our online contact form or register to use the services ("Services") offered on our Site to give us contact information, such as their name, company name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, financial qualification , and the number of users within the organization that will be using the Services. At the time you express interest in attaining additional information, or when you register for the service, we may also ask for additional personal information, such as title, department name, fax number, or additional company information, such as annual revenues, number of employees, or industry. Clients can opt out of providing this additional information by not entering it when asked.
U.S. COST uses the information that we collect to set up Services for individuals and their organizations. To users who have chosen to opt-in to email communications, we may also use the information to contact clients to further discuss customer interest in our company, the Services that we provide, and to send information regarding our company or partners, such as promotions and events. Customer email addresses will not be distributed or shared. Separately, clients are also asked to provide an email address when registering for the Service, in order to receive a username and password. We may also email information such administrative type emails which pertain to the primary service. These emails will not contain any marketing, advertising or promotional materials and for clients who have chosen to receive emails, we will send a Customer Newsletter. At the end of each Customer Newsletter and other emails not directly related to our core service will be instructions to opt-out of email communications. To opt-out, the client should reply to the email with "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject line. Clients can also opt-out of being contacted by us, or receiving such information from us, at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Except as we explicitly state at the time we request information, or as provided for in the U.S. COST Legal Notice we do not disclose to any third party the information provided.
Clients of the Service will be using the Site to host data and information ("Data"). U.S. COST will not review, share, distribute, print, or reference any such Data except as provided in the U.S. COST Legal Notice, or as may be required by law. Individual records may at times be viewed or accessed only for the purpose of resolving a problem, support issue, or suspected violation of the Legal Notice, or as may be required by law. Of course, clients are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their user registration and password.
If users submit their resume online, we may ask for specific contact information, such as name, company name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. This is information is collected and is used to assess the user's qualifications for an open position within the company.
U.S. COST also collects certain information from visitors and clients of the Site to help diagnose technical problems, and to administer our Site in order to constantly improve the quality of the Service. Such information, including IP addresses, are logged and aggregated to non-identifying statistics for our internal analysis. This tracking is not tied to a user's personally identifiable information.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. U.S. COST will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. U.S. COST does not store or track this information.
ParaGroups and the U.S. COST Service Desk are owned, and operated by U.S. COST, Inc. They use the supportcenteronline.com domain, and are co-branded to look like uscost.com. The information filled out on the Contact Sales page may be shared with the Service Desk if the user becomes a client of U.S. COST. This is used to create their initial profile on the Service Desk and is completely managable by the user. No imformation is shared directly with ParaGroups. Automatically generated profiles on ParaGroups come only from the Service Desk. This privary policy covers only the site under the uscost.com domain, not the two sites mentioned above.
Disclosure – Usage of Third Party Cookies
Third Party Sites
The Site contains links to other web sites. U.S. COST is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other web sites. Clients and visitors will need to check the policy statement of these others web sites to understand their policies. Clients and visitors who access a linked site may be disclosing their private information. It is the responsibility of the user to keep such information private and confidential.
Our Site has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the Data under our control. When our Site is accessed using Netscape Navigator, or Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 4.0 or higher, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology protects information using both server authentication and data encryption to help ensure that Data is safe, secure, and available only to you. U.S. COST also implements an advanced security method based on dynamic data and encoded session identifications, and hosts the Site in a secure server environment that uses a firewall and other advanced technology to prevent interference or access from outside intruders. Finally, U.S. COST provides unique user names and passwords that must be entered each time a customer logs on. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of Data.
U.S. COST offers its visitors and clients a means to choose how we may use information provided. If, at any time after registering for information or ordering Services, you change your mind about receiving information from us, send your request to email@example.com. At the end of each Customer Newsletter and other emails not directly related to our core service will be instructions to opt-out of email communications. To opt-out, the client should reply to the email with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.
Correcting & Updating Your Information
If clients need to update or change registration information they may so by editing the administrator record. To update a Client Profile, log on to U.S. COST and select the Administrator Account Settings to add or update information. To update billing information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (770) 481-1600. To discontinue the Service and to have data returned, email email@example.com or call (770) 481-1600.
Notification of Changes
If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via email. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
Questions regarding this Statement or the practices of this Site should be directed to U.S. COST's Security Administrator by e-mailing such questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
Tel: (770) 481-1600
Address: 1200 Abernathy Road, Suite 950, Atlanta, GA 30005 USA