Beck Technology Corporation is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read
information listed to the right for additional details about particular Beck Technology
Corporation websites and services that you may use. This Beck Technology Corporation
the majority of its websites and services, as well as its offline product support
services. It does not apply to those Beck Technology Corporation websites, services
and products that do not display or link to this statement or that have their own
Collection of Your Personal Information
In order to access some Beck Technology Corporation services, you will be asked
to sign in with an e-mail address and password, which we refer to as your credentials.
By signing in on one Beck Technology Corporation website or service, you may be
automatically signed into other Beck Technology Corporation websites and services.
As part of creating your credentials, you may also be requested to provide questions
and secret answers, which we use to help verify your identity and assist in resetting
your password, as well as an alternate email address. Some services may require
added security, and in these cases, you may be asked to create an additional security
key. Finally, a unique ID number will be assigned to your credentials which will
be used to identify your credentials and associated information.
At some portions of the Beck Technology Corporation website, we ask you to provide
personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or
telephone number. We may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP
code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. If you choose to make a
purchase or sign up for a paid subscription service, we will ask for additional
information, such as your credit card number and billing address, that is used to
create a Beck Technology Corporation billing account.
We may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links
you click and other actions taken in connection with Beck Technology Corporation
websites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser
sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language,
access times and referring website addresses. When you receive newsletters or promotional
e-mail from Beck Technology Corporation, we may use web beacons, customized links
or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which
links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other
In order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions
with Beck Technology Corporation, information collected through one Beck Technology
Corporation service may be combined with information obtained through other Beck
Technology Corporation services. We may also supplement the information we collect
with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use services
from other companies that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on
your IP address in order to customize certain services to your geographic area.
Use of Your Personal Information
Beck Technology Corporation collects and uses your personal information to operate
and improve its sites and deliver the services or carry out the transactions you
have requested. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer
service; making the sites or services easier to use by eliminating the need for
you to repeatedly enter the same information; performing research and analysis aimed
at improving our products, services and technologies; and displaying content and
advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences.
We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain
mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, information
on technical service issues, and security announcements. Some Beck Technology Corporation
services may send periodic member letters that are considered part of the service.
We may also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mailings to inform
you of other products or services available from Beck Technology Corporation and
Personal information collected on Beck Technology Corporation websites and services
may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Beck
Technology Corporation or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities,
and by using a Beck Technology Corporation website or service, you consent to any
such transfer of information outside of your country. Beck Technology Corporation
abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce
regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal information
outside of Beck Technology Corporation and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates
without your consent. Some Beck Technology Corporation websites allow you to choose
to share your personal information with select Beck Technology Corporation partners
so that they can contact you about their products, services or offers. Other sites,
such as MSN, do not share your contact information with third parties for marketing
purposes, but instead may give you a choice as to whether you wish to receive communications
from Beck Technology Corporation on behalf of external business partners about a
partner's particular offering (without transferring your personal information to
the third party). See the Communication Preferences section below for more information.
Some Beck Technology Corporation services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction
with another company. If you register for or use such services, both Beck Technology
Corporation and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction
with the co-branded services.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf,
such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support,
hosting websites, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of
our services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information
they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality
of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action
is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on Beck Technology
Corporation; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Beck Technology Corporation
(including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances
to protect the personal safety of users of Beck Technology Corporation services
or members of the public.
Security of Your Personal Information
Beck Technology Corporation is committed to protecting the security of your personal
information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect
your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example,
we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access,
which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential
information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we protect
it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it
is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information
with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose
to log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information
from subsequent users.
Beck Technology Corporation websites use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our
services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text
file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies contain information
that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to
repeatedly enter the same information and to display your personalized content and
appropriate advertising on your later visits to these websites.
When you sign in to a site using your credentials, the Beck Technology Corporation
network stores your unique ID number, and the time you signed in, in an encrypted
cookie on your hard disk. This cookie allows you to move from page to page at the
website without having to sign in again on each page. When you sign out, these cookies
are deleted from your computer. The Beck Technology Corporation network also uses
cookies to improve the sign in experience. For example, your e-mail address may
be stored in a cookie that will remain on your computer after you sign out. This
cookie allows your e-mail address to be pre-populated, so that you will only need
to type your password the next time you sign in. If you are using a public computer
or do not otherwise want this information to be stored, you can select the appropriate
radio button on the sign-in page, and this cookie will not be used.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically
accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies
if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in
or use other interactive features of Beck Technology Corporation websites and services
that depend on cookies.
Use of Web Beacons
Beck Technology Corporation web pages may contain electronic images known as web
beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that may be used to assist in delivering
cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and
to deliver co-branded services. We may include web beacons in promotional e-mail
messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened
and acted upon.
Beck Technology Corporation may also employ web beacons from third parties in order
to help us compile aggregated statistics and determine the effectiveness of our
promotional campaigns. We prohibit web beacons on our websites from being used by
third parties to collect or access your personal information.
Finally, we may work with other companies that advertise on Beck Technology Corporation
websites to place web beacons on their sites in order to allow us to develop statistics
on how often clicking on an advertisement on a Beck Technology Corporation website
results in a purchase or other action on the advertiser's site.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services
and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this statement or in how
Beck Technology Corporation will use your personal information, we will notify you
either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the
change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically
review this statement to be informed of how Beck Technology Corporation is protecting
If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to
it, you should first contact through one of the channels provided to you on this