We require Users to register with us in order to access a number of the products and services offered by Patriot. During registration on the Site, we ask you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (referred to herein as “Personal Information”). Personal Information may include your name, date of birth, telephone number, mailing address, E-mail address, and credit card account information, as well as any other information that may be used to identify you. Personal Information is collected so that we can provide you with services you requested, contact you to verify your Personal Information or account activities, notify you if there is a problem with your account, and enhance the services that we provide to you. By registering, you agree to allow Patriot to send you emails regarding service, technical, marketing, or other issues.
Patriot uses Personal Information to respond to your requests for help or information, to complete transactions such as purchases or monthly billing, to verify that you are qualified to use Patriot services, and for certain other purposes related to our operation of Patriot or any other products. We may also use Personal Information to notify you of changes in features, terms, or other related Patriot agreements, and to send you updates or newsletters about our company and services, and other promotional materials via your registered E-mail address. In addition, Patriot reserves the right to share your Personal Information with business partners, authorized representatives, and trusted third parties. We may cooperate with other reputable advertising or marketing firms in order to bring additional products and services to your attention. We will disclose only information that is necessary to such individuals or companies who perform services on our behalf, or to trusted third parties with whom we have cooperative agreements. We will choose these partners carefully and hold them to our own high standards of respect for your privacy.
Once a child states that his/her age is under 13, we do not collect or store any personally identifiable information such as name, address, or email address. We recognize a special obligation to protect personal information about young children. We urge parents to instruct their children to never give out their real names, addresses, or phone numbers, without permission, when on-line. Teenagers under the age of 17 and over the age of 12 should encourage their parents to review this policy and to contact us if they would like to evoke our opt-out policy or to raise any concerns.
An Internet protocol (“IP”) address is the unique number assigned to your server or Internet Service Provider (“ISP”). Patriot may track such IP addresses for system administration, to report aggregate information, site tracking, or to prevent our servers from being abused.
Patriot has taken steps to assure that all information collected will remain secure and in its original form, i.e. free from any alteration. As such, access to all personal information is strictly controlled. When credit card information is transmitted, for example, we use industry standard, SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption. In addition, we will take reasonable steps to assure that third parties to whom we transfer any data will provide sufficient protection of personal information. Although we believe these security procedures are adequately designed to protect such information from unauthorized access, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet and we cannot absolutely guarantee that there will never be any such unauthorized access.