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STAr Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries (also referred to in this document as "STAr") provides this Privacy Statement to make you aware of our privacy practices and the choices you can make about how your personal information is collected and used, both on-line and off-line. To make this notice easy to access, it is available on the bottom of every STAr web page.

Customers, partners and employees are STAr's most valuable assets. We recognize that building a long-term business relationship with you depends a great deal on trust. This trust begins with our commitment to respecting as well as protecting your privacy. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact us at star_mkt@star-quest.com

We've structured our web site so that you can visit us without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Throughout this Privacy Statement, personal information refers to any information that is unique to an individual, such as name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc. If you do share your personal information with us, you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with STAr.

STAr's privacy statement covers 8 main areas: Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Access & Accuracy, Security, Tailoring Email Communications and Web Experiences, How STAr Uses Cookies and Additional Information. These areas are described in detail below. Please keep in mind that our privacy practices may vary as required by local laws.

1. Notice
Collection of Information
During the course of your relationship with us, we may collect personal information to enable you to order products or services, download software updates, make requests, and register for customized communications programs. We may collect such personal information as your name, contact and billing information, transaction and credit card information. To tailor our subsequent communications to you and improve our products and services, we may ask you to provide information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experience with our products and contact preferences.  Personal information may be required to determine access eligibility for certain restricted parts of our site.  Data collected on-line may be combined with information provided off-line; for example, information provided via hard-copy form while attending an STAr-sponsored seminar.

Use the information
STAr uses your personal information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your personal information to help you complete a transaction, to communicate back to you, provide updates on service and benefits, and to personalize our web sites and communications with you. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for other purposes.  From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. We will always give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such contact.

Use of Cookies
Some of the pages of our Site utilize "cookies" so that we can better serve you with more tailored information when you return to our Site. Cookies are identifiers that are deposited on your computer to facilitate your next visit to the Site. You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. The information we collect and analyze is used solely to improve our service to you.

2. Choice
STAr will not use or share your personal information in ways unrelated to the ones described above without first notifying you and offering a choice. We will also provide you the opportunity to let us know if you wish to opt-out at any time of certain or all contacts from STAr, and we will do everything we can to honor such requests. This choice may be offered at our on-line or off-line communications to you as well as on many of our web registration pages. We will NOT share your personal information with third parties that are not acting on our behalf and governed by our privacy policy.

3. Onward Transfer
Sharing of Information
STAr does not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to others. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we only share your personal information with other STAr entities or distributors of STAr products and services or service providers (a shipper, credit card processor, etc.) who are acting on our behalf for the uses described above. Such STAr entities and business partners are required to keep this data confidential and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for STAr.
Subject to your permission or as permitted by law, the personal information that you provide to us may be transferred across state or country borders to consolidate data storage or simplify information management. However, STAr may disclose your personal information (i) if we are required to do so by law; (ii) if we believe that it is necessary to protect and defend the rights of STAr; or (iii) in order to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or government inquiry.

4. Access and Accuracy
STAr strives to keep your personal information accurate. We will provide you reasonable access to personal information you provided to STAr and reasonable ability to review and correct it or ask for deletion, as applicable. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections. To access your personal information, return to the web page where you originally entered it and follow the instructions on that web page.

5. Security
STAr is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of personal information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and organizational measures to safeguard and secure it. When you provide sensitive information (such as a credit card number) the information will be encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

6. E-Mail Communications
On occasions STAr may employ technologies that enable us to review which recipients have opened our e-mail communications and which links they have accessed in the message. This helps us to tailor our communications in our attempts to send you the most relevant information, as local laws and your preferences and permissions allow. As a registered user, we may also monitor your web browsing session while you are logged-in to our web site. In this way we will try to improve our web site through personalization to better meet your needs.

7. Use of Cookies
A cookie is a piece of information either stored temporarily in your browser's memory space (session cookie) or placed on your computer's hard drive (stored cookie). Cookies allow a web application to respond to you as an individual, but without the need to identify you explicitly. Session cookies are destroyed when you terminate your browsing session by shutting down your browser. Stored cookies often have a predetermined expiration date after which they disappear from your hard drive. Cookies can be removed explicitly through functionality built into most web browsers. You may also set your web browser to notify you of cookie placement requests, to ask for permission to accept them, or to decline cookies completely.
Cookies help us provide a better web experience by letting us monitor what is working through site traffic analysis. STAr wants to be sure you understand that accepting a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. This practice is strictly enforced. While acknowledging the concerns that some visitors have about cookie usage, we believe that the benefit our webpage visitors gain from the use of cookies is worthwhile.

8. Additional Information
Links
Links to third party web sites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the STAr site. STAr has not reviewed all of these third party sites; does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites, their content or their privacy policies. Thus, we do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

User Forums
This site may contain area where users can transmit or post communications including but not limited to blogs, chat rooms, bulletin boards or other user forums.  If you use such areas on this Web site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages.  We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in such public areas.

Policy Changes
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.  If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here or by means of a notice on our home page. The revision date shown at the top of the page will be updated accordingly.

 

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