Applicable law authorizes WiredWest to use the fiber system to collect personally identifiable information about our subscribers as necessary in order to render WiredWest services and service features and other services and to detect unauthorized reception or use of WiredWest services and service features. Applicable law prohibits us from using the fiber system to collect personally identifiable information concerning any subscriber for any purposes other than those listed above without the subscriber’s prior written or electronic consent. When you establish an account for WiredWest services we collect information such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as information used for credit checks, billing, and payment, and other information we may need to establish and service an account. During the initial provisioning of WiredWest services, and any subsequent changes or updates to that provisioning, WiredWest collects technical information about your computer hardware and software, fiber modem and/or other fiber service-related devices, and customization settings and preferences. If you rent your residence, we may have a record of whether landlord permission was required prior to installing our fiber facilities as well as your landlord’s name and address. WiredWest also collects personally identifiable information about you when you communicate with us for support, maintenance, and billing, send us e-mails, respond to our surveys or e- mails, engage in chat sessions with us, register for information, or participate in promotions or contests, for example. In addition, WiredWest may combine personally identifiable information, which we collect as part of our regular business records, with personally identifiable information obtained from third parties for the purpose of creating an enhanced personal database to use in marketing and other activities related to WiredWest services and our other services.
WiredWest considers the personally identifiable information contained in our business records to be confidential. Applicable law authorizes WiredWest to disclose personally identifiable information concerning any subscriber for the following purposes if the disclosure is:
- Necessary to render, or conduct a legitimate business activity related to WiredWest services and service features or other services provided to the subscriber;
- Required by law or legal process (as described below in this Policy); or
- Of the names and addresses of subscribers for “mailing list” or other marketing purposes
Applicable law prohibits us from disclosing personally identifiable information concerning any subscriber for any purposes other than those listed above without the subscriber’s prior written or electronic consent. The frequency of any information disclosure varies in accordance with our business activities and needs.
WiredWest may use and disclose personally identifiable information collected on WiredWest services as provided for by applicable law in order to:
- install, configure, operate, provide, support, and maintain WiredWest services;
- confirm that you are receiving WiredWest services requested and are properly billed for it;
- identify you when changes are made to your account;
- make you aware of new products or services that may be of interest to you;
- understand the use of, and identify improvements to, our service;
- detect unauthorized reception, use, or abuse of WiredWest services;
- determine whether there are violations of any applicable policies and terms of service;
- manage WiredWest services network;
- configure network interface devices or set top boxes or other service-related devices; and
- comply with law.
WiredWest may also use and disclose personally identifiable information as provided for by applicable law in order to perform, for example:
- Billing and invoicing;
- Collection of fees and charges;
- Service delivery and customization;
- Maintenance and operations;
- Technical support;
- Hardware and software upgrades; and
- Fraud prevention.
We sometimes disclose personally identifiable information about you to our affiliates or to others who work for us. We sometimes also disclose personally identifiable information about you to our employees for WiredWest’s internal business purposes, as well as to outside auditors, professional advisors and service providers, potential business transition partners, and regulators. Typically, we make these disclosures when the disclosure is necessary to render, or conduct a legitimate business activity related to, WiredWest services or other services we provide to you. We may be required by law or legal process to disclose certain personally identifiable information about you to lawyers and parties in connection with litigation and to law enforcement personnel.
We make every reasonable effort to protect subscriber privacy as described in this Policy. Nevertheless, we may be required by law to disclose personally identifiable information about a subscriber without his or her consent and without notice in order to comply with a valid legal process such as a subpoena, court order, or search warrant. We may also use or disclose personally identifiable information about you without your consent to protect our customers, employees, or property, in emergency situations, to enforce our rights in court or elsewhere, or directly with you, and for violations of WiredWest’s Terms of Services policy.
TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION
WiredWest transmits personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information about you over WiredWest services when you send and receive e-mail, video mail, and instant messages, transfer and share files, make files accessible, visit Web sites, or otherwise use WiredWest services and its features. Our transmission of this information is necessary to render WiredWest services. WiredWest uses third parties to deliver some features and functions of WiredWest services, such as support, e-mail, video mail, instant messaging, and web hosting, for example, and those third parties collect or transmit personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information about you. These third parties are not permitted to use your personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing their services. We will not read your outgoing or incoming e-mail, video mail, private chat, or instant messages, but we (or our third-party providers) do store e-mail messages and video mail messages on computer systems for a period of time. We could be required to disclose these messages and communications along with other personally identifiable information about you to comply with law or to protect our Service as described in the Legal Disclaimer section of this Policy. We also monitor the performance of our service and your service connection in order to manage, maintain, and improve WiredWest services and your connection to it. We (or our third-party providers) use tools to help prevent and block “spam” e-mails, viruses, spyware, and other harmful or unwanted communications and programs on WiredWest services. These tools may automatically scan your e-mails, video mails, instant messages, file attachments, and other files and communications in order to help us protect you and WiredWest services against these harmful or unwanted communications and programs. However, these tools do not collect or disclose personally identifiable information about you.
INFORMATION PROVIDED TO THIRD PARTIES
WiredWest services will allow you to access third parties, including without limitation, content providers, on-line services and other providers of goods, services and information. Some of these goods, services and information may be accessible directly from WiredWest services, and others may be accessible from the third parties referenced above. In connection with this third-party access, you may be requested or required to provide your name, address, telephone number, credit card number and other personally identifiable information to such third parties. WiredWest is not responsible for any such information provided by you to third parties and you assume all privacy and other risks associated with providing personally identifiable information to third parties via WiredWest services.