Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

BEAT believes it is important for you to know what types of information we collect when you use our site or sign up for one of our related services. We automatically record the name of the domain (for example,"abccompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you are connecting from a university's domain); the IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our website; the type of browser and operating system used to access our site; the date and time you access our site; the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site; and the pages you visit.

WHY DO WE COLLECT THIS INFORMATION?

We use this information in order to serve the needs of our customers. We also use your information to process your requests for products and/or services, to improve our customer service, and to contact you.

HOW IS YOUR INFORMATION PROTECTED?

We use the latest in encryption technology, including 128 bit SSL encryption to ensure that any sensitive information that is sent by you to us via the Internet is protected from unauthorized interception. We also have back up servers and power supplies to guard against power outages and other natural occurrences that could pose a threat to the integrity of your personal information.

WHO HAS ACCESS TO MY INFORMATION?

We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you have requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances.

Only those employees that are responsible for handling your account have access to your information. Additionally, employees in our technical department may have access to your information in order to conduct routine checks on the integrity of our system and in order to perform necessary maintenance work. Should you choose to receive additional information regarding one of our services or products, we may pass your email address to one of our partners who offers similar products or services that you might be interested in.

We may provide your name and contact information to one of our trusted partners who work on behalf of BEAT under strictly enforced confidentiality agreements. These partners may use your information to contact you about offers from us. However, these partners do not have any independent right to share, rent, or sell your information with anyone else. Furthermore, judicial requests by a duly authorized court will require us to divulge certain information regarding your account should that situation arise. We may also share your information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. Finally, should our company ever be bought or sold, your account information would then become the property of the new owner/entity.

CAN I OPT OUT OF HAVING CERTAIN INFORMATION COLLECTED?

You have the option of removing yourself from any email distribution list that you may have signed up for.

NOTICE OF CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. However, if any changes do occur, we will publish the changes to our web site and post a notice on the home page that a new privacy policy has been implemented. We will also take reasonable steps to contact you personally to let you know of the new changes. Should the company be bought or sold to someone else, we will take reasonable steps to notify you personally. You will then be given the option to keep your account open or to terminate.