California Telephony, Inc. | Privacy statement
 

Privacy statement

 
Overview
As described below, we collect certain information to facilitate the use and function of our web site and to provide various services to our customers and visitors. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect about our users and how that information is used. The privacy practices of this statement apply to our services available under the domains and sub-domains of Caltelephone.com. By visiting our web site and/or using our software you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 1, 2000.
NEC Authorized ResellerCompliance with the W3C P3P Privacy Initiative
NEC Authorized ResellerYou Must be 18 to Use This Site
NEC Authorized ResellerInformation We Collect
NEC Authorized ResellerCredit Card Numbers
NEC Authorized ResellerCookies
NEC Authorized ResellerHow We Use Your Information
NEC Authorized ResellerDisclosure
NEC Authorized ResellerAdvertisers
NEC Authorized ResellerLegal Requests
NEC Authorized ResellerSecurity
NEC Authorized ResellerNotice
NEC Authorized ResellerDeactivation

Compliance with the Platform for Privacy Preferences Initiative
Caltelephone.com is proud to be among the first to voluntarily participate in the W3C P3P privacy initiative. The W3C's Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) provides a standard way for web sites to communicate about their privacy practices, and many of the most popular web sites now use P3P to conveniently communicate their privacy policies to their customers. Modern web browsers now include built-in software that allows users to view P3P policies at the sites they visit.

You Must be 18 or Older to Use This Site
You must be 18 years of age or older to use our products and services. Minors are not eligible to use our products or services without parental consent, and we ask that minors (persons under the age of 18) not submit any personal information to us. Minors may access our web site only under the supervision of a parent or guardian.

Information We Collect
We collect personal information from our users to enable seamless access to our site, Caltelephone.com. Where possible, we indicate which information is required and which is optional whenever a request from you is made. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature.

Credit Card Numbers
If you make a purchase from us using a credit card then we will request certain financial information such as is normal for an online credit card transaction. In the routine course of business, we use your financial information, including credit card information, only for billing and verification of your name, address, and other data, and to ship to you the products you've purchased. In case of Installment purchases, additional credit information, including a consumer credit report, may be obtained from a Credit Reporting Agency.

Cookies
We use data collection devices known as "cookies" (tiny files placed temporarily on your hard drive) on certain pages of our web site to help analyze the use of our site, to measure the effectiveness and download speed of our pages, to provide essential functionality, such as the shopping cart, and to promote security and trust. We offer certain features that are only available through the use of cookies. For example, cookies allow a user to bookmark certain password protected areas of our web site, thus avoiding the need to constantly reenter login information.. Cookies can also help us to provide you with offers specific to your interests. Most cookies are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session; however, you are always free to decline our cookies or to remove any cookies, if your browser allows this, but in that case you may not be able to use certain features or access certain areas of our site.

How We Use Your Information
  • We use your information to facilitate the various services we provide to you at your request.
  • If you make a purchase from us using a credit card then we will use your financial information, including credit card information, to verify your name, address, and other data, as well as to bill you for the products and services you've purchased.
  • You agree that we may use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze usage at our site, to improve our content and product offerings, and to customize our software and our site's content, layout, and services.
  • You agree that we may use your information to contact you with offers that, in some cases, are specific to your interests, including special banners, notices, product offerings, and other communications relevant to your use of our site. By accepting the Privacy Policy, you expressly agree to receive these communications.
Disclosure
  • Due to ambiguities and frequent changes in regulatory requirements, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and personally information will never be disclosed in ways beyond those described in this Privacy Policy statement. For example, we may be forced to disclose information to a governmental agency or to third parties under certain circumstances, such as under subpoena or court order.
  • As a matter of strict policy, however, we do not sell or rent or lease or loan any personally identifiable information about you to any third party.

Advertisers
Non Personally-Identifiable Information. We may aggregate (assemble statistical data across all customer accounts) certain information and then disclose such compilations in a non-personally identifiable way to advertisers and to other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally. Certain information, such as your name, email address, and credit card number, are never disclosed to anyone except to law enforcement, and only then under subpoena or court order.

Legal Requests
California Telephony, Inc. cooperates with law enforcement inquiries. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or to other governmental agencies as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, theft, or other activity that is illegal or that may expose us or you to legal liability. Generally, however, we will not make any disclosure without being served with a specific court order or subpoena.

Security
We use standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of user information, such as fire walls and SSL. We take great care to protect our data against loss, and we employ many different security techniques to protect our data from unauthorized access. Despite our best efforts, however, we cannot guarantee 100% security of our data.

Notice
We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by notice. Amended terms shall automatically become effective 30 days following notification. For purposes herein, notice of any change to these Terms shall be effected by publication on this web site and shall be deemed effective on the date such published changes first appear.

Deactivation
Upon your request, we will deactivate your account and remove your personal information from our active databases. To make such request, simply email support@caltelephone.com. Deactivation will occur as soon as is reasonably possible following your request, and in accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law. >We shall, however, retain in our files some information because, due to technical and legal requirements, we must maintain certain records for specific periods of time. Therefore, you should not expect the complete removal from our databases of all information pertaining to you in response to any request.