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:
Epoch uses a secure transmission method for all of its transmissions. Epoch receives and stores all information that you enter/provide through our Website, e-mail, fascimile or regular mail. You are required to provide Epoch with accurate and up to date information, and your failure to accurately provide such information could result in the voiding of your agreement(s) with Epoch.
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 Epoch. 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 chose to have a relationship with Epoch, such as a contractual or other business relationship, you will be required to provide Personal Information in connection with such relationship.
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 Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software 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.
You may inquire about your Personal Information being held by Epoch by sending an email to email@example.com. Upon meeting certain security measures, Epoch shall provide you with a copy of the Personal Information that it keeps about you. Epoch may charge a $25 processing fee for the request. 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 any request for information, though it will communicate the reason for its decision.
To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, Epoch wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. When we collect Personal Information from you, our goal is to provide means of contacting us should you need to update or correct that Personal Information. If for any reason those means are unavailable or inaccessible, you may send updates and corrections about your Personal Information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable.
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 third parties' cookies and third parties have no access to 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.
Epoch is a participant in the Safe Harbor program for Data Protection developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the European Union, and Switzerland and is listed by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Epoch has certified that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. Epoch uses the self assessment method of verification of compliance. Individuals who believe their privacy may have been violated based on the Safe Harbor privacy principles should contact us at email@example.com. For more information about the Safe Harbor program and to view our certification, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor website.
*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.
We are committed to privacy and support current industry initiatives to preserve individual privacy rights. Protecting your privacy is an evolving area, and Epoch's privacy practices are constantly evolving to meet these demands.
This page was last updated on 2011-10-31. We may change this statement from time to time, so please check periodically.