Ascent Technology's web site privacy policy

Updated 10 April 2012

Ascent Technology, Inc., values your privacy. This Privacy Policy (”Policy”) describes Ascent Technology's collection of personal information from viewers and users of Ascent Technology's web sites, such as ascent.com, ascentworkzone.com, smartairline.com, smartairport.com, and other web sites operated by Ascent Technology primarily for marketing purposes (”Web sites"). This Policy also describes Ascent Technology's use and disclosure of personal information. By using Ascent Technology's Web sites, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information in accordance with this Policy. This policy does not describe the practices Ascent Technology follows when Ascent Technology provides access to its products in test, development, and production environments controlled by Ascent Technology, or by your organization, or by a third party.

Ascent Technology operates the Web sites primarily from its facilities in Cambridge and Waltham, Massachusetts, in the United States of America. Ascent Technology uses the public areas of the Web sites to provide general information about Ascent Technology, Ascent Technology's products, and Ascent Technology's services. Ascent Technology uses the password-protected areas of the Web sites to enable users of Ascent Technology's products and services to view non-public information about Ascent Technology's products, to operate the products, and to obtain services.

Personal information

”Personal information", as used in this Policy, is information that identifies a specific individual, such as an individual's name, title, address, telephone number, fax number, or email address.

Information collection

Automatic information collection. Ascent Technology may collect certain information from you automatically by analyzing your use of the Web sites, such as IP address, browser type, pages accessed, operating system, search engine used, domain, network provider, and duration of visit. This information does not necessarily enable Ascent Technology to identify you personally. If it does, Ascent Technology treats the information as Personal information.

Cookies are one means of automatic information collection that Ascent Technology may use. A cookie is a small text file containing a string of characters. When you visit the Web sites, Ascent Technology may send one or more cookies to your browser in order to identify your browser uniquely. Ascent Technology may use cookies to improve the quality of Ascent Technology's Web sites, products, and services by tracking viewer or user trends, storing viewer or user preferences, and customizing viewer or user experiences. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies; you can change your browser settings to refuse to accept cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

Voluntary information collection. You can visit the public areas of Ascent Technology's Web sites without revealing Personal information. However, if you want Ascent Technology to provide material that you request, to communicate with you via email, or to correspond with you via postal mail, you need to provide Personal information.

Information from third parties. Ascent Technology may receive information about you, including Personal information, from other sources and may combine the information received with other Personal information Ascent Technology maintains about you. If Ascent Technology does so, this Policy governs the combined information that constitutes Personal information.

Use of Personal information

Ascent Technology may use the Personal information to correspond with you; to provide material or services that you request; to enhance, improve, operate, and maintain Ascent Technology's products, services, Web sites, and systems; to prevent fraudulent use of the Web sites; to tailor the viewer or user experience; and for other administrative purposes.

Ascent Technology may also use Personal information to contact you regarding Ascent Technology products, services, events, programs, and offers Ascent Technology believes may be of interest to you.

To visit password-protected areas of Ascent Technology's Web sites, you must be a registered user of Ascent Technology's products and/or services, and you must provide Personal information so that Ascent Technology may issue a user name and password to you and so that Ascent may correspond with you.

If you choose to participate in on-line user forums, chat rooms, or other forms of communication restricted to registered users, other participants will have access to your contact information and other information you provide in the on-line user forums, chat rooms, and other forms of communication. Ascent Technology is not responsible in any way for the actions of participants in on-line user forums, chat rooms, or other forms of communication restricted to registered users. If you do not want your information to be used in this way, do not participate in on-line user forums, chat rooms, or other forms of communication restricted to registered users.

From time to time, Ascent may host public discussion forums, chat rooms, or other forms of communication that are accessible through one or more of Ascent Technology's web sites. If you participate in a public discussion forum, chat room, or other form of communication, the information you provide will be available to parties that have access to these activities. These parties may or may not be registered users of Ascent Technology's products and/or services. Ascent Technology is not responsible in any way for the actions of participants in its public discussion forums, chat rooms, and other forms of communication. If you do not want your information to be used in this way, do not participate in public discussion forums, chat rooms, or other forms of communication.

Ascent Technology may personalize and customize Web sites for certain visitors, such as prospective customers who want to view product demonstrations, operate the products on a trial basis, or use services on a trial basis. If you choose to visit one of Ascent Technology's customized Web sites, Ascent Technology will collect personal information from you so that Ascent Technology may issue a user name and password to you, correspond with you, and provide customized material to you. By choosing to visit one of Ascent Technology's customized Web sites, you agree to let Ascent Technology collect Personal information from you and to use it in combination with other information you may have given to Ascent Technology. If you do not want your Personal information to be used in this way, do not visit the Ascent Technology Web site.

Disclosure of Personal information

Ascent Technology is not in the business of selling Personal information to third parties. Ascent Technology may disclose Personal information to third-party service providers, such as payment processors, hosting facilities, and data storage facilities that assist Ascent Technology in the operation of its business. Ascent Technology limits the Personal information Ascent Technology provides to third-party service providers to information that is reasonably necessary to enable them to provide services to Ascent Technology.

Ascent Technology may also disclose Personal information if Ascent Technology believes it is legally required to do so or it is in Ascent Technology's interest to protect Ascent Technology's property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of Ascent Technology's legal agreements) or the rights or property of others.

Ascent Technology may disclose Personal information about its users as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, or sale of company assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which Personal information could be transferred to third parties as one of Ascent Technology's business assets.

Links to third parties

For your convenience, Ascent Technology's Web sites may contain links to Web sites, products, and services Ascent Technology does not own or operate. Ascent Technology is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of any third-party web sites. If you choose to use any third-party web sites, products, or services, be aware that this Policy does not apply to your activities or to any information you disclose while interacting with third parties.

Children

Ascent Technology does not knowingly collect Personal information from children under the age of 13. By providing Personal information to Ascent Technology through its Web sites, you represent that you are 13 years of age or older.

International viewers and users

Ascent Technology's Web sites are hosted in the United States of America and are generally intended for United States viewers and users. If you visit from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from United States law, be aware that you are transferring Personal information to the United States. The United States does not have the same data protection laws as the European Union and other regions. By providing Personal information to Ascent Technology, you consent to the transfer of the Personal information to the United States and to the use of it in accordance with this Policy.

Security

Ascent Technology uses security measures reasonably designed to protect Personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no data security measures can be guaranteed to be competely effective. Consequently, Ascent Technology cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Personal information or other information. You transmit Personal information to Ascent Technology at your own risk.

Revisions to the Policy

From time to time, Ascent Technology updates the Policy. When Ascent Technology updates the Policy, it updates the date at the beginning of the Policy. Your continued use of the Web sites after such update is subject to the then-current Policy.

Ascent Technology encourages you to review the Policy periodically to stay informed about how Ascent Technology collects, uses, and discloses Personal information.

How to obtain additional information

To obtain additional information, contact:


Karen A. Prendergast
President
Ascent Technology, Inc.
Suite B2402
One Kendall Square
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-1589 USA
Telephone: +1.617.395.4800