- the categories of personally identifiable information about you that may be collected;
- how the information is used;
- the categories of persons or entities with whom the information may be shared;
- the choices that are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of the information;
- how you can opt in or out of MetroCast promotional e-mail;
- the kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information;
- how you can review and request changes to the information;
- how we notify visitors and users of this website of changes to this privacy statement; and
- the privacy policies that apply to subscribers to each MetroCast product and service.
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to MetroCast through: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Collection and Use
A special note about children: This website is not directed to children under the age of 13, and MetroCast does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 on this website unless expressly specified on the appropriate pages of the website. However, some pages of the website may be of interest to children. On those pages, MetroCast or its service providers may provide a special notice or other information describing any additional privacy protections that may apply. Children should always get permission from a parent or legal guardian before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else.
What categories of personally identifiable information do we collect?
The information collected by MetroCast falls into two categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by visitors to and users of the website and (2) tracking information recorded as visitors and users navigate through the website. Some of this information is personally identifiable information, but much of it is not. Personally identifiable information is information that identifies a particular person.
To make use of some features on our website visitors and users need to register and provide certain information as part of the registration process. We may ask, for example, for your name, e-mail address, street address, zip code, and, if you wish to automate payments, financial account information. We might also request information about your residence, television, and computer, for example, in order to process your request for new service or make changes to existing service. In addition, we may ask you for information about your interests in television viewing, sports, personal finance, the performing arts, and the like. The information you supply will help us to offer you more personalized features, complete the particular function of the website you are using, and tailor our website to your interests to make it more useful to you. Our systems will remember some of this information the next time you log in and use our website, but you can always review and change your information by following the instructions below under Changes to Information in this statement.
The more you tell us about yourself, the more value we can offer you. Supplying this information is entirely voluntary. But if you choose not to supply the information, we may be unable to provide you with the products and services we make available to other users of and visitors to our website. And you will not be able to order selected products or services, or automate payments, over our website unless you provide certain personally identifiable information about yourself. When you submit any personally identifiable information over this website, MetroCast (i) will use the information for the purposes described at the time you submit it (for example, your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address provided while ordering one of our products or services will be used in connection with the processing and fulfillment of your order) and (ii) may use the information to contact you to make you aware of other products and services of interest. Of course, if you want to remain completely anonymous, you're still free to take advantage of the publicly available content on our website without registration.
What categories of persons or entities do we share personally identifiable information with?
We consider the personally identifiable information contained in our business records to be confidential. We may sometimes disclose personally identifiable information about you to our affiliates or to others who work for us. We may also disclose personally identifiable information about you to service providers and vendors, and to others who provide products and services to us. For example, when you use certain functions on this website you may notice that the website actually collecting or processing the information may be other than a MetroCast website. We also may be required by law or legal process to disclose certain personally identifiable information about you to lawyers and parties in connection with litigation and to law enforcement personnel. For example, we may be required by law to disclose personally identifiable information about you without your consent and without notice in order to comply with a valid legal process such as a subpoena, court order, or search warrant.
What do we do to personalize your use of this website?
In connection with the standard operation of MetroCast's systems, certain non-personally identifiable information about visitors to this website is recorded. This information is used primarily to tailor and enhance visitors' experience using the website. We may use this information in an aggregate, non-personally identifiable form to, among other things, measure the use of our website and determine which products and services are the most popular with website visitors.
Where do we permit visitors and users to opt in or out of MetroCast promotional e-mail?
You may choose to receive, or not receive, promotional e-mails about MetroCast's products and services by going to the Internet web page located at http://www.metrocast.com/support.cfm and following the instructions there. If you have otherwise provided your e-mail address to MetroCast, or MetroCast has already obtained it, then MetroCast may have already contacted you about receiving promotional e-mails separately.
All information gathered on our website is stored within a database accessible only to MetroCast and its specifically authorized contractors and vendors. However, as effective as any security measure implemented by MetroCast may be, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the complete security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. If you don't want us to know any particular information about you, don't include it in anything that you submit or post to this website or send to us in e-mail.
Changes to Information
You may review and change information that you provide to us through this website by returning to the pages where you entered it, and reviewing or changing the information directly. You may also request changes to some information, such as billing and account information if you are a MetroCast customer, by contacting your local MetroCast office at http://www.metrocast.com/contact.cfm, if you are able to verify your identity using a MetroCast account number, personal identification number or PIN, or another identifier requested by MetroCast.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
We may change this privacy statement from time to time. If we change this privacy statement at some point in the future, we'll post the changes on our website and by continuing to use the website after we post any changes, you accept and agree to this privacy statement, as modified.
Privacy Policies for MetroCast Products and Services
This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for this website only. MetroCast supplies a copy of the privacy policies that apply to our cable television, high-speed Internet, and phone products and services separately to our subscribers. You may also view these privacy policies at http://www.metrocast.com/policies.