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nexTier Networks Inc. Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting nexTier Network's Internet web site, www.nextiernetworks.com.

We are committed to protecting your personal information and respect your privacy. We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to any third parties. We will not use or disclose your information for purposes other than those set forth in this Privacy Policy without your permission or we are legally compelled to do so for legal reasons, such as by law, subpoena, or court order.

This Privacy Policy details the policies implemented throughout our site that governs nexTier's use of personally identifiable information provided to nexTier via this Site, including customers' voluntary reporting of information. .

Privacy Policy Updates

Due to the Internet's rapidly evolving nature, nexTier may need to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If so, the updated Privacy Policy will be available on our Site. nexTier encourages you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any updates or changes. Your continued use of this Site and/or continued transmission to this site will be subject to the then-current Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Usage

Generally you can visit our Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, in certain sections of this Site, we may require you to register for an account, or we may invite you to submit questions or comments or request information, participate in surveys, questionnaires or contests, download trials or demonstrations, subscribe to newsletters or email alerts or participate in community forums. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may ask that you complete and submit an online form with personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, job title, address and phone number. We may use your personally identifiable information to deliver certain services, products or information you have requested, verify your authority to enter certain password protected areas of the Site, send you notices for products and/or services that you have used or that may be of interest to you (if you have opted in to receive such notices) and improve the content and general administration of the Site.

If you choose to transmit an Error Report to nexTier Networks we may collect personally identifiable information that is included in the information that you elect to include in the Error Report that you provide to us. We will use the personally identifiable information included in such Error Reports only to troubleshoot problems and errors and to prevent similar errors. Except as stated in this Privacy Policy, we will not further use or nor will we disclose any personally identifiable information included in these Error Reports.
When you install any nexTier software, you will have the option to notify nexTier. If you choose to notify nexTier, we may collect personally identifiable information that is transmitted with your notification such as your email address, your domain and the version that you have installed. We will use the personally identifiable information included with such notifications to improve the quality of our software and to manage and provide you with support and for marketing analysis. We may also use this information to send you marketing messages about products and services that might be of interest to you.

Minor's Privacy

nexTier does not target its services or this Site to children under 13. nexTier does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. nexTier and nexTier's services and Site are not intended for children under the age of 13. 

Cookies

We may use small text files, called cookies, to improve overall Site experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you. Cookies must be enabled for you to use certain areas of the Site.

Aggregate Information

The Site may track the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, IP addresses, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may share this aggregate information with third parties to assist them in targeting advertisements to appropriate audiences.

Disclosure

We may provide your personally identifiable information that we collect and the data generated by cookies to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us. For example, we may provide your personally identifiable information to an organization in order to complete a service (e.g., process your payment) or diagnose an error. Such third party entities will be obligated to a written confidentiality agreement that is at least as protective of your personally identifiable information as the terms of this Privacy Policy and they will not be permitted to further distribute your personally identifiable information. We will also disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to any other company or organization except we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which nexTier participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of nexTier's assets to which this Site relates.

Links to Third Party Sites

The Site may provide links to other Web sites or resources over which nexTier does not have control ("External Web Sites"). Such links do not constitute an endorsement by nexTier of those External Web Sites. You acknowledge that nexTier is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that nexTier is not responsible for the content of such External Web Sites. Your use of External Web Sites is subject to the any terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked to External Web Sites.

Data Integrity

We process your personally identifiable information in ways compatible with the purpose for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by you, the individual. To the extent necessary for such purposes, we take reasonable steps to make sure that your personally identifiable information is accurate, complete, current and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use.

Security

We may employ procedural and technological measures, consistent with industry practice. Such measures are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. nexTier may use encryption, secure socket layer, firewalls, internal restrictions, password protection and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.

Correction/Updating Personally Identifiable Information

nexTier provides you with the ability to review, correct and delete any of the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us. If you wish to review or correct any information you have provided to us, you may contact us by email at: info@nexTierNetworks.com. We may limit or deny access to your personally identifiable information where providing such access would be unreasonably burdensome or expensive in the circumstances, or as otherwise permitted by applicable laws or regulations. This site is owned and operated by nexTier Networks.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us via email at: info@nexTierNetworks.com.

This Privacy Policy was last updated: February 23, 2008

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