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Atlantic Crossing, Inc. Privacy Statement

Atlantic Crossing, Inc. (“Atlantic Crossing”) knows that you care how information about you is used and shared. This notice describes Atlantic Crossing’s privacy policy for the website on which this Statement is posted (the “Site”) including all online services and functions of the Site.

You must register on this Site in order to use certain of the Site’s online services and functions. If you only want to browse the Site, registration is optional. During registration, you will be required to provide contact information, consisting of an e-mail address and password. Atlantic Crossing reserves the right to revoke the access rights, or otherwise remove any user for any reason or no reason in the discretion of Atlantic Crossing.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Atlantic Crossing uses cookies on the Site. Atlantic Crossing uses both “session ID cookies” and “persistent cookies.” Atlantic Crossing uses session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. If you check “remember me on this computer” when logging in to the login-protected sections of the Site, Atlantic Crossing also sets a persistent cookie to store an encrypted string, so you do not have to enter your username and password more than once. Atlantic Crossing also uses the persistent cookie to track and target the interests of users to enhance the experience on the Site. The persistent cookie is removed when you uncheck the “remember my e-mail address” check box. Your web browser allows you to control and limit cookies on your computer. If you reject cookies, you may still use the Site, but your ability to use some areas or functions of the Site may be limited. Some of Atlantic Crossing’s business partners (such as advertisers) use cookies on the Site. Atlantic Crossing has no access to or control over these cookies. This Privacy Statement covers the use of cookies by Atlantic Crossing only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers or other business partners.

E-mail from Atlantic Crossing for Newsletters and Announcements
Atlantic Crossing may use your e-mail address to provide you with e-mail newsletters and announcements. If you do not wish to receive these kinds of communications, you can opt out by unchecking the e-mail newsletters box during registration. Atlantic Crossing also offers you the option to unsubscribe from newsletters by using the unsubscribe function at www.atlanticcrossing.com/newsletters.

Product Information and Offers
The e-mail address information that you provide on the Site may be used to contact you about other product and service offers from Atlantic Crossing and its business partners. Atlantic Crossing may also use that information to let you know of additional products and services from other companies. If you do not wish to receive these kinds of communications, you can opt out by unchecking the appropriate e-mail offer announcements boxes during registration. In addition, you can choose not to receive such information by opting-out on the Newsletter Registration page at www.atlanticcrossing.com/newsletters.

Significant Announcements by e-mail
Atlantic Crossing may also use your registered name and e-mail address to provide you with significant announcements about Site functions or services that you are registered to use, about this Site, about any user account you may create, about fulfillment of a specific transaction you have requested, or about other significant developments that may affect your use of the Site. YOU CANNOT OPT-OUT OF THIS KIND OF E-MAIL.

Additional Information for Specific Purposes
This Site may request additional information from you on product order forms or other online transaction forms. Such forms may require you to provide contact information (such as name and mailing or shipping address) and payment information (such as credit card number and credit card expiration date). Information that you provide in this way may be used for billing and accounting purposes, for recording products and services that you have licensed, bought or downloaded, and to fill your orders. Atlantic Crossing may use this contact information to communicate about orders, products, services, or fees or charges, and to process charges and payments. Atlantic Crossing may use an outside shipping company to ship orders and uses a credit card processing company to process payments for goods and services. These companies have access to user information in order to perform their functions. Atlantic Crossing may partner with other third parties to provide specific goods or services. When you sign up for such goods or services, Atlantic Crossing will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these goods or services. Atlantic Crossing does not authorize third party providers to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose related to these goods or services.

Communications with Others requires username in lieu of e-mail address
The Site may allow you to contribute to one or more blogs or communicate by means of online functions. Nothing requires you to disclose your identity to others. If you choose to disclose your identity to third parties using any Site function or service, you do so at your own risk. Atlantic Crossing is not responsible for the privacy or security of any information, personal or otherwise, that you may choose to communicate or exchange using the functionality of the Site. Each item of information or any materials you contribute for such purposes are your “Public Content.” Public Content must be content and information that you have a right to disclose and transfer and must not violate any other person’s privacy or intellectual property rights.

Feedback to Atlantic Crossing
Atlantic Crossing has feedback functionality on the Site that allows you to submit comments or suggestions. Atlantic Crossing may collect your name or username and e-mail address in order to follow up with you or thank you for a suggestion. Atlantic Crossing has the right, at its sole discretion and without limitation, to use in any manner, feedback or suggestions for Product or Service improvements.

Anonymous Data
Atlantic Crossing may track the Site to analyze trends, administer the Site, track your actions and use of the Site, record transactions, and gather demographic information for aggregate use. Such analysis is not linked to personally identifiable information. Atlantic Crossing may share aggregated demographic and usage information with its partners and advertisers. This aggregated information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

This Site may contain links to other sites. Atlantic Crossing is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Atlantic Crossing encourages users to be aware when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statements of sites that collect personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected on this Site by Atlantic Crossing. It does not apply to any information collected by third parties, including but not limited to advertisers and business partners.

Security Technology
When a Site’s registration/order form asks users to enter financial information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted during transmission through the Internet using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software. You should see the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked or open when you are just surfing. If you have any questions about the security, you can send an e-mail to info@atlanticcrossing.com.

Correction/Updating of Personal Information
If you provide personally identifiable information changes (such as an e-mail address or zip code), Atlantic Crossing will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove your personal data.

Protection of Minors
Children under the age of 14 are not permitted to register on this Site or use any functionality for which registration is required.

Business or Asset Transfer or Sale
Atlantic Crossing may be sold, might sell or buy businesses or assets of businesses, or Atlantic Crossing might merge with another business. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that Atlantic Crossing, or substantially all the assets of Atlantic Crossing are transferred, customer information may well be one of the transferred assets. Atlantic Crossing will make reasonable effort to provide notice on the Site and to notify you via e-mail to the most recent e-mail address that you have provided to Atlantic Crossing of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

Release of Information for Legal Reasons
Atlantic Crossing may release information concerning your use of Atlantic Crossing (including, but not limited to, posted Public Content, registration information, and network records) when it believes in good faith that such release is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, pursuant to a statutory demand, subpoena, warrant or court order), to protect against fraudulent, abusive or unlawful use of Atlantic Crossing, to protect Atlantic Crossing's rights or property, enforce any contract between you and Atlantic Crossing, or if Atlantic Crossing reasonably believes that a situation involving danger of death or injury to any person requires disclosure.

Limited Use
Atlantic Crossing does not intend to sell, share, or rent information obtained on this Site other than as discussed in this privacy policy.

Changes in This Privacy Policy
If Atlantic Crossing decides to change its privacy policy, Atlantic Crossing will post those changes on this Site so Atlantic Crossing’s users can remain aware of what information Atlantic Crossing collects, how Atlantic Crossing uses it, and under what circumstances, if any, Atlantic Crossing discloses it.

Your California Privacy Rights
Residents of the State of California, under the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the Company has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes and a disclosure of the shared information. Alternatively, the law provides that if the company has a privacy policy that provides you with an “opt-out” choice for use of your personal information by third parties for marketing purposes, the Company may instead provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options. This Site qualifies for the alternative option. Its privacy policy provides you with information on how you may opt-out from the use of your personal information by third parties for direct marketing purposes. Therefore, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received your personal information during the preceding year for marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, send a request to the following e-mail address: info@atlanticcrossing.com.

Effective on: February 14, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Atlantic Crossing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.