Your privacy is very important to us. We want to make your experience on
the Internet as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and we want you to
use the Internet’s vast array of information, tools, and opportunities
with complete confidence.
Centric Internet Services collects information from all end users of
Centric Internet Services’s Internet services (the“Services”) —
those who access some of our Services but do not have accounts
(“Visitors”) as well as those who pay a monthly service fee to
subscribe to the Service (“Members”) — what we do with the
information we collect, and the choices Visitors and Members have
concerning the collection and use of such information. Centric Internet
Information Centric Internet Services Collects and How It Is Used
Centric Internet Services collects information in different ways from
Visitors and Members who access the various parts of our Services and
the network of Web sites accessible through our Service. We use this
information primarily to provide a customized experience as you use our
Services and, generally, do not share this information with third
parties. However, we may disclose personal information collected if we
have received your permission beforehand or in very special
circumstances, such as when we believe that such disclosure is required
by law or other special cases described below.
Members are asked to provide certain personal information when they sign
up for our Services including name, address, telephone number, billing
information (such as a credit card number), and the type of personal
computer being used to access the Services. The personal information
collected from Members during the registration process is used to manage
each Member’s account (such as for billing purposes). This information
is not shared with third parties, unless specifically stated otherwise
or in special circumstances. However, in instances where Centric
Internet Services and a partner jointly promote the Services, Centric
Internet Services may provide the partner certain personal information,
such as the name, address, and username of persons who subscribed to the
Services as a result of the joint promotion for the sole purpose of
allowing us and the partner to assess the results of the promotion. In
this instance, personal information may not be used by the partner for
any other purpose. Centric Internet Services may also generate
nonidentifying and aggregate profiles from personal information Members
provide during registration (such as the total number, but not the
names, of Members). As explained in more detail below, we may use this
aggregated and nonidentifying information to sell advertisements that
appear on the Services.
At some Web sites, you can purchase products and services or register to
receive materials, such as a catalog or new product and service updates.
In many cases, you may be asked to provide contact information, such as
your name, address, email address, phone number, and credit/debit card
information. If you complete an order for someone else, such as an
online gift order sent directly to a recipient, you may be asked to
provide information about the recipient, such as the recipient’s name,
address, and phone number. Centric Internet Services has no control over
the third parties’ use of any personal information you provide when
placing such an order. Please exercise care when doing so.
to Email Inquiries
When Visitors or Members send email inquiries to Centric Internet
Services, the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry
we receive. Centric Internet Services does not use the return email
address for any other purpose and does not share the return email
address with any third party.
We may periodically conduct both business and individual customer
surveys. We encourage our customers to participate in these surveys
because they provide us with important information that helps us to
improve the types of services we offer and how we provide them to you.
Your personal information and responses will remain strictly
confidential, even if the survey is conducted by a third party.
Participation in our customer surveys is voluntary.
We take the information we receive from individuals responding to our
Customer Surveys and combine (or aggregate) it with the responses of
other Centric Internet Services customers to create broader, generic
responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence,
hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic
information). We then use the aggregated information to improve the
quality of our services to you, and to develop new services and
products. This aggregated, non-personally identifying information may be
shared with third parties.
It is Centric Internet Services’s policy not to use or share the
personal information about Visitors of Members in ways unrelated to the
ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt
out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. However, Centric Internet
Services may disclose personal information about Visitors or Members, or
information regarding your use of the Services or Web sites accessible
through our Services, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we
believe that it is reasonable to do so, including: to satisfy laws, such
as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or
governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose
information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal
action against someone who may be violating our Acceptable Use Policy or
other user policies; to operate the Services properly; or to protect
Centric Internet Services and our Members.
and How Centric Internet Services Uses Them
cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected
Please remember that any information you may disclose in our Member
Directory, or other public areas of our Web sites or the Internet,
becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to
disclose personal information in these public areas.
Internet Services's Commitment to Data Security
Services and Web sites we sponsor have security measures in place to
protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our
control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security
of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security
measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining
to Access or Modify Your Information
Centric Internet Services offers Members the opportunity to access or
modify information provided during registration. To access or modify
such information, contact us at 888.593.2776.
Privacy and Safety
Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to us. It is our
policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of
1998 and all other applicable laws.
Centric Internet Services recommends that children ask a parent for
permission before sending personal information to Centric Internet
Services, and especially to anyone else online.