Online and off-line privacy is constantly evolving and Epoch plans to take all reasonable efforts to maintain up to date and effective privacy standards and practices. You may also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns that you may have.
Epoch is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes the need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you share with us. In order to provide payment processing, billing, customer service and fraud detection services (collectively "Services"), Epoch collects and uses your Personal Information.
To protect your privacy, we have adopted the following principles:
You may access and browse our Website without disclosing any Personal Information. However, if you attempt to retain Epoch's Services for your websites and/or to purchase a product or service online, Epoch may request that you voluntarily supply it with Personal Information. Personal Information we collect and how we use it is as follows:
We ensure that your Personal Information will not be disclosed to anyone other than:
You may choose whether or not to provide Personal Information to us. If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you can still visit most of Epoch's Website, but you will be unable to purchase a product or service online, setup an account with us and/or use our Services for your websites. If you choose to have a relationship with us, such as a contractual or other business relationship, you will be required to provide Personal Information in connection with such relationship.
When we transfer Personal Information to a third party we will ensure that our agreement with the third party provides that such Personal Information may only be processed for limited and specified purposes consistent with the consent you provided and that the third party will provide the same level of protection as the Privacy Shield Principles and will notify us if it determines that it can no longer meet this obligation. In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU individuals, we are potentially liable.
We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the Personal Information that we have under our control from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction or accidental loss. Epoch utilizes HTTP Secure (HTTPS) and/or Transport Layer Security (TLS) when receiving and transmitting information electronically.
We protect Personal Information by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable US federal and state regulations. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.
Finally, your Personal Information is disposed by shredding paper records and by the use of the shred tool that ensures that any and all electronically stored files are permanently removed from hard disks and any other electronic media which are then also physically destroyed before being disposed.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that all personal information that we collect is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use and purpose which may include those that reasonably serve payment processing, customer relations, compliance and legal considerations, auditing, security and fraud prevention, preserving or defending our legal rights or other reasonable uses in this context. You may send updates, corrections, and requests to remove your Personal Information to email@example.com and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable. We will retain your Personal Information only for as long as it is necessary for purposes as identified above.
You may inquire about your Personal Information being held by Epoch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon meeting certain security measures, Epoch shall provide you with a copy of the Personal Information that it keeps about you. Prior to completing your request, Epoch may require that you provide us with certain items as a proof of your identity. Epoch reserves the right to refuse a request where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy or where the rights of persons other than You would be violated.
In compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles, we are committed to investigate and expeditiously resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your Personal Information. Epoch uses the self-assessment method of verification of compliance and is subject to the enforcement authority of the US Federal Trade Commission.
We have further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to JAMS, an independent dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint regarding our compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield to file a complaint.
If you do not receive a timely acknowledgment of your complaint regarding our compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles from JAMS or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed through JAMS, you may complain to the US Department of Commerce through the EU Data Protection Authority in the country in which you reside.
If you do not receive a timely acknowledgment of your complaint regarding our compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles from the US Department of Commerce or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed through the US Department of Commerce, you may invoke arbitration with the Privacy Shield Panel to determine whether we have violated our obligations under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles. For more information about the arbitral model, please review Annex 1 available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/files/annexes_eu-us_privacy_shield_en.pdf.
Epoch uses "cookie" technologies on some portions of Epoch's Website. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our Website. Epoch does not collect any personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services.
We have no access to information collected by third parties' cookies and third parties have no access to information collected by ours.
Any websites displayed to you by our Website as Internet search results or linked to Internet search results pages provided to you by our Website have been developed by third parties over which Epoch exercises no control. Such websites may send their own cookies to end users, collect data, or solicit personal information from you. Epoch is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including such websites' use of any information collected when you are directed to or click through to such websites. Even though such information might not identify you personally, we strongly encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of those websites.
*Not applicable to Epoch's European subsidiary
Epoch does not request, or knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. Epoch does not give children the ability to post messages or otherwise distribute information about themselves through our Website or through any other means.
This page was last updated on 2016-08-01. We may change this statement from time to time, so please check periodically.