Your Privacy as a Ind. Co. Cable TV Inc. Customer & Related Information
You can learn more about your privacy rights by visiting the websites of the Federal Trade Commission, http://www.ftc.gov, and the Federal Communications Commission, http://www.fcc.gov.
Information We Collect
Personally Identifiable Information – In providing services to you, we obtain certain “personally identifiable information”; that is, information that identifies you individually (“Your Information” or “Personally Identifiable Information”). Your Information may include one or more of the following: name, service address, billing address, telephone numbers, social security number, driver’s license number, premium, pay-per-view, video-on-demand and other video services you have selected, demographic information, user IDs, passwords, email addresses, credit history or other information obtained from third parties, correspondence and communications records. We also maintain customer information concerning credit, billing and payments, security deposits, bank account and credit card information, purchases made over the cable system, maintenance and repair, equipment and services provided, and other service-related functions. In providing our services, we may also collect information about your video equipment, the number and location of television sets in your home that are connected to our cable system, computer hardware and software, modems, routers, associated electronic addresses, settings and other preferences to aid in billing, maintenance, and customer support.
It is our policy to collect only the personal information needed to provide the services we offer with the quality you desire and deserve. It is also our policy to keep that information secure and to retain it only as long as needed for our business purposes or as the law may require. We take reasonable precautions to identify you or your authorized representative when we receive an inquiry on your account as permitted by law. We also take reasonable steps to protect Your Information from unauthorized access by requiring you to authenticate your identity before releasing information over the phone.
Cable Television Services – We collect certain information in providing you with our cable television and other services. The law prohibits us from using the cable system to collect Personally Identifiable Information for unrelated purposes without your consent. We will not provide our advertisers, content providers, or any other third party who is not acting on Ind Co Cable TV Inc.’s behalf with Your Information unless we have received your consent first, except as required by law.
Unless you are notified and agree, we will not collect user information concerning most video program viewing, except as needed to bill you. In providing some specific cable television services, such as pay-per-view, video-on-demand and interactive cable services, we do maintain limited usage information for billing, programming and related purposes. Aggregate information that does not identify you may be collected and used for programming, advertising and similar purposes. In some cases, non-personal aggregate information may be collected by the cable system in order to determine which programs are most popular, how many people are watching the show, and which cable features are used most often. This aggregate information may be provided to third party audience measurement firms who may combine it with other demographic information to conduct more comprehensive audience analysis. Ind Co Cable TV Inc. may also use such information to distribute relevant programming and advertising to customers without disclosing Personally Identifiable Information about customers to programmers or advertisers. This data helps program networks and cable operators decide on which programs, channels, and commercials to carry. These advertisements may invite interactive or transactional follow-up from you and the provision of additional information. By using any of Ind Co Cable TV Inc. interactive services, you consent to our collection of this additional information. When we provide digital video recorder services, we may also receive detailed information concerning your use and operation of the recorder for the uses described below in “Use and Sharing.”
Use and Sharing
Use Policy – We consider Your Information confidential, and use it only for the business purpose of providing our cable television, Internet and telephone services for such things as sales, installation, operations, administration, advertising, marketing, support, network management, maintenance, customer care, communications with you, billing and collection, and for accounting and tax purposes. We may also use such information to monitor for, detect and protect against both fraud and unauthorized use of our services.
We use aggregate information about our customers and their usage for a variety of purposes. Such aggregate information does not identify individual customers. We may share such aggregate information with third parties, such as with audience measurement firms who may combine it with other demographic information to conduct audience analyses, for our own internal business purposes. Indco Cable TV Inc. may associate Your Information with aggregate information or with information from others to better offer product and service preferences to you.
Sharing Policy – It is our policy not to disclose any Personally Identifiable Information about you to others outside of Indco Cable TV Inc. and our affiliates, agents, vendors, business partners and others who assist us with providing services to you and other related business functions, without your prior consent. We do not sell or provide Your Information to parties unrelated to the services we provide without your permission. As a further measure, if in the future we sell mailing lists, you can affirmatively opt out of such sharing by writing to the return address on your billing statement or you may contact us online at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also notify us in either way if you prefer not to receive certain types of marketing contacts from us. Upon such choice, we (i) will not contact you directly with marketing communications about our services, and (ii) will not use Your Information obtained from registration with any of our services to contact you with marketing communications about any other Indco Cable TV Inc. products or services. Please note, however, that we may still be required to communicate with you if necessary to render or conduct a legitimate business activity related to the service, and to disclose Your Information if required to do so by law. In order to make this choice you must notify us in writing at email@example.com or by writing to the return address on your billing statement and include your name, address, account number, and the information that you do not wish to be disclosed.
Retention Policy – Ind.Co Cable TV Inc. may retain Your Information in its regular business records as long as you are a customer or until no longer needed for business, tax or legal purposes. Our security measures for this information are discussed below.
Cable Television Services – We provide aggregate information concerning pay-per-view, entertainment-on-demand and interactive services to programmers, advertisers and certain other third parties. Digital video recorder service information is not shared with programmers or third parties, except on an aggregate basis. If you use an interactive service to participate in or to order a product or service, you will be asked for your permission to provide contact information to the appropriate party. When we offer new services to you like DVR and interactive features, we will also inform you about information we may need and how it may be used.
Internet Services – We do not read your email messages, instant messages, online chats, .voice-over-internet. calls or the content of other online communications that reside on or pass through our service. We may however, retain and disclose such communications if we are legally required to do so. Incoming and outgoing email messages are generally scanned automatically to identify and filter out likely spam or harmful messages and for viruses, spyware and related problems that could harm your equipment, the network or other users.
Taking Proper Precautions – Maintaining the security of your personal computer is an important part of protecting your own privacy and of helping us protect our network and customers. service. You should follow our Acceptable Use Policy which is available at http://www.indco.net, use and update regularly your antivirus software, firewall and your operating system to prevent unauthorized access by others and harm from various forms of viruses. You should regularly back up your computer to preserve your files, including email or other messages you want to keep.
Persons with questionable intent may use the Internet or email to pose as someone you trust or do business with. You should always be sure who you are dealing with before clicking on an internet link or giving personal information. To avoid all these and other forms of attacks, we encourage you to visit the Federal Trade Commission (.FTC.) at http://www.ftc.gov for regular updates and tips on protecting yourself. Indco Cable TV Inc., sometimes through its Abuse/Customer Security Department, may take protective action related to your service or contact you directly with information from time-to-time to help with this effort. While we take reasonable steps to protect your services, we highly recommend that you regularly change your login password, using hard-to-guess combinations of numbers and letters. Once communications enter the Internet, it is possible for them to be accessed by third parties over whom we have no control. Moreover, since we cannot control websites or services operated by third parties, you should review their terms of service and privacy policies.
You are responsible for helping to protect the privacy of Your Information. You and others who use your equipment must not give identifying information to strangers or others whom you are not certain have a right or need to the information. You also must take precautions to protect the security of any of Your Information that you may transmit over any home networks, wireless routers, wireless fidelity (WiFi) networks or similar devices by using encryption and other techniques to prevent unauthorized persons from intercepting or receiving any of Your Information. You are responsible for the security of Your Information when using unencrypted, open access or otherwise unsecured networks in your home. Indco Cable TV Inc. will never ask you to provide account sign-in passwords, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information through unsolicited email. If we request such information from you, we will always direct you to Indco Cable TV Inc. Website. You should, however, be aware of spoofed emails and imposter websites pretending to be Indco Cable TV Inc. If you have received email requesting that you sign in or provide information that you suspect was not sent by Indco Cable TV Inc., DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE EMAIL but use your own browser to go to Indco Cable TV Inc. website. If you are directed to a website that you do not believe is Indco Cable TV Inc., please contact Indco Cable TV Inc. at the number or address listed on the cover of this notice or on your regular bill. Indco Cable TV Inc. will also not ask for your Internet account password over the telephone.
Spam – Ind.Co Cable TV Inc. tries to prevent and to block spam, and we encourage your help by preventing unauthorized access to your computer. We suggest that you remain up-to-date on ways to avoid and combat spam by watching for advice and tips on our website. We may use email to send transactional or relationship messages related to your service. If you prefer, you may opt-out of other marketing messages we may send by notifying us in response to any you may receive.
Cookies – A third party ad server that places ads on our websites may use .cookies. to collect anonymous information about your visit to our website and to manage information concerning your preferences. A .cookie. is a computer code added to a file on your computer as a record of its visit. It does not collect or provide your name or any other personal information about you. It can, however, be read by the website that placed it to note information about your visit, such as your type of web browser, operating system and Internet Protocol (.IP.) address. It can also be used to recognize you when you log in as a registered user or as a repeat visitor returning to our website. This allows us to tailor our site by remembering you and any options you select. You can control what cookies are accepted by your computer through the settings on your web browser or by deleting them from your files. Doing so, however, may limit the personalization available to you and your access to sections of our websites.
Third-Party Cookies and Web Beacons – These forms of computer code are sometimes placed by advertisers or others with connection to a webpage and may be read by the ads provider. They may use a form of code called a .web beacon. or .clear GIF.. These are usually contained in a transparent image on a page or in an image on an email message and serve as a way to gather information about your visit, such as your IP Address and information or statistics about your visit. As with cookies, you can use your browser settings to control web beacons. We may share non-personal information obtained from cookies and web beacons with vendors, advertisers and others.
Law Enforcement and Legal Requests
Information Disclosure – We regularly receive legal requests from governmental entities and law enforcement personnel for customer information. We also receive discovery requests in civil litigation. In all such cases, we cooperate by providing such information as the law requires. Federal law generally allows civil parties to obtain information about you only with a court order and notice to you. Federal law provides generally that the government must obtain a court order for disclosure of Your Information and can do so only upon a showing of clear and convincing evidence that you are reasonably suspected of engaging in criminal activity, and the information sought would be material to the case. The law also generally affords cable subscribers an opportunity to appear and contest the disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to a government entity pursuant to a court order. Under certain specific circumstances, a governmental subpoena may suffice to require us to provide a governmental entity information about you such as name; address; local and long distance connection records, or records of session times and durations; telephone or instrument number or other subscriber number or identity, including any temporarily assigned network address; and the means and source of payment for services, including any credit card or bank account number. Such a subpoena could also require that we not notify you of the request. In those circumstances, we will not provide you with advance notice, but in no circumstances will we provide records that reveal your selection of video programming from Indco Cable TV Inc. unless specifically ordered to do so.
The laws concerning your privacy and government access change from time to time and may affect how we are required to respond. Due to this fact and the volume of requests we receive, we do not assume any duty to notify you of receipt of any legal requests.
Internet Information – Your account records and information concerning your Internet access may be subpoenaed by the government or by others through the courts. Internet messages and files shared over .peer-to-peer. services often include your IP Address, and you can be identified in this way if we receive a lawful subpoena. As with telephone interception, details concerning your Internet access and the content of communications can be obtained by law enforcement through a subpoena, court order or similar authority. In addition, the law permits us to disclose to law enforcement, voluntarily and without prior notice, customer information, including the contents of communications, if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury requires such disclosure without delay.
Cable Television Programming Selections – Records concerning video programming selections may generally be obtained only under court order, after notice is given to you and you have the opportunity to object in court.
Security of Information
We are aware of the many recently publicized instances of customer information security breaches and continue to work on new ways to protect Your Information. For our most sensitive databases, we use encrypted formats within controlled and secure environments that have access restricted to only our most trusted employees. Nevertheless, although we endeavor to ensure the integrity and security of our network and computer systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent all instances of possible unauthorized access. It is a federal criminal offense to engage in pre-texting practices, which include making false or fraudulent statements or representations to an employee, agent, or customer, in order to gain access to customer accounts or confidential phone records via the Internet, or by other means, without prior authorization from the customer to whom such records belong, or relate to. Consistent with these measures, we strictly prohibit the release of such information to unauthorized persons
The websites provided by Indco Cable TV Inc. are not directed at, or intended for use by, children under the age of 13. Children should always get permission from a parent or guardian before sending personal information over the Internet. If you believe your child may have provided us with personal information, you can contact us at the return address on this notice or found on your monthly bill and we will delete the information. You can find more information about protecting children’s privacy by contacting the FTC or viewing its website at http://www.ftc.gov.
As a provider of an electronic communications service, we are required by law to report any evidence we may become aware of relating to violations of laws concerning child pornography or child abuse.
Customer Access to Information
You may check the accuracy of personal information in your account by contacting a Customer Care representative. We also will make a more complete review of your Personally Identifiable Information available to you within a reasonable time following a request. You may examine the information upon prior request and at your own cost during business hours at the Indco Cable TV Inc. office listed on the return address of this notice or noted on your billing statement, and you may advise us of any errors you would like us to correct.
Your Enforcement Rights
You can enforce your legal privacy rights concerning our collection, use and sharing of your Personally Identifiable Information. Among your remedies is the right to seek damages and reasonable costs and attorneys. fees under 47 U.S.C. 551. You have a right under the Cable Act to see Your Information that Indco Cable TV Inc. collects and maintains. If you would like to see Your Information, please send a written request to the address listed on the cover of this notice or on your regular bill. Alternatively, Indco Cable TV Inc. will be glad to make an appointment for you to come in to your local office during regular business hours to review Your Information. If your review reveals an error in our records, Indco Cable TV Inc. will correct it. You may also be able to access certain information about you or your account over the system, depending upon the information you have provided (i.e., information Customer has provided to process an order made via the system, etc.).
Other Terms and Changes in Policy
Changes in Service or Prices – As a Indco Cable TV Inc. customer you will generally receive notice of changes in services or prices at least 30 days in advance or as in compliance with applicable laws. The notice may be provided on your monthly bill, as a bill insert, as a newspaper legal notice or information channel notice, or in a separate mailing.
Theft of Cable Service – An unauthorized cable hook-up is a severe and expensive problem. It is also a crime punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. Cable theft increases the cost of our business as well as the costs of legitimate, paying Indco Cable TV Inc. customers.
Miscellaneous Fees . An administrative fee is added to any bill amount unpaid after the due date. If your payment is made with a check that is not supported by sufficient funds, you may be charged a fee for handling.
Delinquent Accounts – If your service is disconnected for non-payment, we require full payment of the balance, a deposit, a reconnect fee, and a minimum of one month’s service before reconnecting service.
Disconnect Policy – A request to disconnect cable service can occur at any time. Billing for service will stop on the day you request the service to be discontinued. Equipment provided to you by your local cable office must be returned upon disconnecting or appropriate charges will be assessed.
TELEVISION EQUIPMENT COMPATIBILITY
Cable Converters – Some models of TVs and VCRs . especially older TV sets that are not “cable ready” – may not receive all of the channels offered when connected directly to the cable system. If your TV or VCR is not able to receive all of the channels desired, you can obtain a set-top channel converter from Indco Cable TV Inc. at a nominal charge or from a retail store. If you plan to purchase cable services that we scramble or encrypt, such as premium, pay-per-view or digital services, you should make sure that any set-top converter or navigation device you purchase from a retail outlet is capable of working with separate security cards that we must provide in order for your equipment to access such programming devices. Upon request, we will provide you with the technical parameters that are needed for any such device to operate with our security cards and cable system. Also, you should know that it is illegal to sell receivers with descrambling units and similar “black box” descramblers, or to use such devices to access our services without authorization from Ind.Co Cable TV Inc. The use of such descramblers is theft of service.
If you receive service through a set-top channel converter, you may not be able to use special features and functions of your TV and VCR. These may include features that allow you to: view a program on one channel while simultaneously recording a program on another channel; record two or more consecutive programs that appear on different channels; and use advanced picture generation and display features such as “Picture-in-Picture” and channel review. Ind.Co Cable TV Inc. may be able to resolve these issues through an additional converter or other equipment that is available for lease upon request.
CableCards – Certain new TVs and consumer products that can receive our cable services are sold with a CableCard slot or interface, which allows them to be operated without the need for a separate set-top channel converter. Currently, CableCard enabled equipment does not allow you to access or use any of our interactive or two-way services that we offer. For more information, you may contact us by calling Customer Care at the number listed on this notice or on your monthly bill.
Remote Controls – Indco Cable TV Inc. includes a remote control unit with set-top channel converters. Some television, VCR and DVD remote controls are also capable of controlling the basic features of your set-top box. .Universal. remote control units that are compatible with the basic features of set-top boxes may be also be obtained from other sources, such as consumer appliance and electronics outlets or over the Internet. These universal remote controls may not be compatible with certain set-top features or services available from Indco Cable TV Inc. in certain markets. If you have specific questions concerning remote control compatibility, we encourage you to contact Customer Care at the number listed on this notice or on your monthly bill.
Television Picture Quality – If you experience problems with the quality of television signals you receive, you should call us at the telephone number listed on this notice or on your monthly cable bill. A fully trained Customer Care representative can often resolve your problem over the telephone. If this cannot be done, we will set up an appointment for a skilled technician come to your home. If, in your opinion, the service technician fails to correct the reception problem, you should call us again and we will review the actions taken. Should we continue to be unable to resolve the problem to your satisfaction, we will explain the reasons we cannot solve the problem. If you believe Indco Cable TV Inc. has not properly resolved your issue, you have the right to contact the applicable franchise authority at the address and telephone number listed on your monthly cable bill.
Effective: October 1, 2007