Privacy Seal

1. Introduction.

SSA respects the privacy of every individual who visits its Web sites and uses its services. This privacy statement provides notice of the standards and terms under which SSA protects the privacy of information supplied by visitors to sites on the World Wide Web that are owned and operated by SSA, including www.sirkels.com and www.ssah0st.com. This privacy statement provides notice of our information collection practices and of the ways in which your information may be used. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically to review this information.

2. Personally Identifiable Information.

SSA typically receives specific data about its Web site visitors only when such information is provided voluntarily, such as when our visitors request information, purchase or enroll for services, provide resume information for employment opportunities, or send us e-mail. Of course, some of these activities require that you give us information, such as when you make a purchase, use a credit card or electronic payment service to pay for SSA services, submit your resume, or request certain types of information.

We collect the following types of information about you.

Contact Information

Name
Company
Postal Address
City
State
Country
Zip code or postal code
Email address
Telephone number
Fax number
Internet domain name

Financial Information

Credit or debit card information
Cardholder name
Card number
Type of card (e.g., Visa, Mastercard)
Expiration date
Security code
Paypal account information
Email address of PayPal account

Verification Data

Internet Protocol (IP) address for fraud-prevention purposes
Social Security Number (SSN), Federal Employer Identification Number (F.E.I.N.), or other Tax I.D. Number (this is collected if you join our affiliate program, so that we can comply with United States federal income tax laws.)

Storage and security: Any private customer information (credit cards, S.S. Numbers, financial's, etc.) may be stored on our servers, in order to provide timely service and to automate renewals. This information will remain stored with us until 1) Your account is cancelled. 2) You request removal of said information. Or 3) You delete or remove the information yourself via your client area. During the time in which this information is stored on our servers, we will protect it through multiple levels of safeguards and protections including, but not limited to physically secured hardware and servers, hardware and software firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) password protected and securely encrypted access to basic required information (such as partial credit card numbers for identity verification) limited only to authorized staff, secured database storage with sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) additionally encrypted in the database. Additionally, our servers are tested and certified by external third-party vendors for any security vulnerabilities and to ensure PCI compliance.

When you provide personally identifiable information to SSA through one of our Web sites, it will be used to fulfill your specific request. However, SSA reserves the right, in its discretion, to send you bulletins and other important information about your SSA services.

SSA currently only sends service communication e-mails through www.sirkels.com or www.ssahost.com, and does not send marketing e-mails or third-party advertisements through www.sirkels.com or www.ssahost.com. The service communication e-mails are essential to our registering you for service and to our continuing provision of services to you and may include notification of new services available via SSA. Therefore, you may not opt out of receiving these e-mail messages.

SSA will not, however, sell, trade, or otherwise disclose your personally identifiable information unless we are authorized or legally required to do so, or in the case of imminent physical harm to any person. On those SSA sites where you may provide SSA with credit card, electronic payment service, or other ordering information via the Web, SSA protects and secures this information by employing commercially customary Web-based security and encryption protocols, an example of which is the Secure Socket Layer (SSL). On those sites where you voluntarily offer any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like, SSA will treat that portion of the information as non-confidential and non-proprietary and, except as otherwise expressed in this privacy statement, SSA assumes no obligation to protect such information from disclosure.

3. Non-Personally Identifiable (Generic) Information.

In general, SSA gathers some generic information automatically. Generic information does not reveal the identity of the visitor. It usually includes information about the Internet address assigned to your computer, the number and frequency of visitors, and the SSA sites visited. SSA gathers this information for the limited purpose of determining customer service and Web site needs. We accomplish this by using certain technologies, including "cookies" (a technology that can be used to provide the visitor with tailored information about SSA services). SSA does not combine information collected in this way with any personally identifiable information. You can set your Web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and you can refuse it. However, refusing some cookies may make it impossible to use or navigate the SSA Web site properly.

4. Your SSA-Hosted Web Site, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and Third Party Sites.

Information that you disclose in a public space, including on any bulletin board, chat room, or Web site that SSA may host for you as part of your SSA services, is available to anyone else who visits that space. SSA cannot safeguard any information you disclose in these locations. Additionally, SSA Web sites may contain links to sites that belong to third parties unrelated to SSA. SSA cannot protect any information you may disclose at these sites and recommends that you review the privacy policy statements of those sites you visit.

The Live Chat system that SSA uses for customer support is a one-on-one chat. SSA owns or licenses the Live Chat software and operates it on SSA's server and network. No third party collects any information that you provide through the Live Chat system. SSA may retain and use logs of the Live Chat sessions for any of the following purposes:

to analyze and resolve system problems;
to compile and update frequently asked questions (FAQ) and entries in the customer support Knowledge Base;
to report problems to and obtain technical support from SSA's vendors, suppliers, or service providers;
to train personnel providing support to customers via Live Chat;
to evaluate the job performance of personnel providing support to customers via Live Chat;
to measure the effectiveness of Live Chat in providing support to customers;
to improve the quality and effectiveness of Live Chat in providing support to customers; or
to perform any other internal task related to providing services to SSA customers, provided that performance of the task does not require disclosure of any of the contents of a chat session without the customer's prior permission.

5. Exceptions and Limitations.

Notwithstanding the foregoing and in compliance with applicable laws, SSA (i) cooperates fully with state, local, and federal officials in any investigation relating to any content (including personal or private electronic communications transmitted to SSA) or purported unlawful activities of any user of the SSA Service, and (ii) takes reasonable measures to protect its proprietary rights. For the limited purposes of accomplishing such cooperation and measures and in compliance with applicable laws, SSA may be required to disclose personally identifiable information.

In addition, SSA may elect to monitor the areas of communication of any kind (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate SSA's business; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of SSA or others.

6. Sale or Transfer of SSA's Stock or Assets.

In connection with the potential or actual sale or transfer of any of its interest in www.sirkels.com, www.ssah0st.com, and other sites owned by, SSA and any of the assets or stock of the company, SSA reserves the right to sell or transfer your information (including, but not limited to, name, address information, and other information you provided to SSA) to a third party that (i) concentrates its business in Web hosting or communication products or services; (ii) agrees to be SSA's successor in interest with regard to the maintenance and protection of information collected and maintained by SSA; and (iii) agrees to the obligations of this privacy statement. To the extent it is practicable to do so, this paragraph shall also apply in the event of any bankruptcy proceedings involving SSA.

In the event that SSA plans to transfer your information to a third party incident to a potential or actual sale of any of SSA's assets or stock, or incident to any bankruptcy proceedings involving SSA, SSA will:

Notify you by e-mail, at the e-mail address then on file for your account, at least thirty (30) days prior to the transfer taking place; and
Give you the opportunity to decide whether you wish for your information to be transferred to the third party. Please note, however, that if you choose not to allow your information to be transferred to the third party, you may have to terminate or cancel your service with SSA. At the time of providing notice to you of the upcoming transfer of information to a third party, SSA will tell you whether you will have to terminate or cancel your service, should you decide not to allow SSA to transfer your information to the third party.

7. Applicable Laws.

AS A MATERIAL CONDITION OF USING THIS WEB SITE OR SSA'S HOSTING SERVICES, OR BOTH, CUSTOMER AND SSA AGREE THAT THE USE OF THIS SITE IS BOUND AND GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AND OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, REGARDLESS OF WHERE CUSTOMER MAY RESIDE, ACCESS THE INTERNET, OR CONDUCT HIS, HER, OR ITS BUSINESS.

MOREOVER, CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT SSA RECEIVES AND STORES PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ON SERVERS LOCATED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. FURTHERMORE, CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES TO SUCH FLOWS OF HIS OR HER PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ACROSS BORDERS FROM HIS OR HER COUNTRY TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

SSA's Web site and services are operated by Sirkels & Squares Alternative, a company existing in the State of Texas, United States of America. SSA's site and services can be accessed by visitors and customers from countries around the world. Such countries may have differing laws with respect to Internet communications, the formation of contracts, consumer protection issues, privacy, and the transfer of personally identifiable information.

8. Changes in this Privacy Statement.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes in this privacy statement, on the home page, and in other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

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, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

9. Contact Us.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us via the contact form on our website, or at our postal address:

 
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