Our Commitment to Privacy

As the provider of GUEST PORTAL, ACCT1ST Technology Group is committed to keeping your information private and recognize the importance all customers place on the privacy and confidentiality of their information. While new technologies allow us to more efficiently serve our clients, we are committed to maintaining the rigorous privacy standards that are synonymous with the best practices in the industry.

In keeping with our privacy policy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our home page and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Covered Web Sites

The privacy policy described herein is applicable to the entire GUEST PORTAL web site, including our web storage devices. It does not apply to any other online services or websites.

Our commitment to data security to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Internal Controls

When collecting, storing and retrieving your personal data, extensive internal controls are maintained throughout the process to ensure security and confidentiality.

Our Internet-based systems are protected behind firewalls, and all mission critical servers are deployed in a cluster environment to provide an even greater level of security and protection against system failure. All data is maintained and backed-up on a regular schedule to provide adequate redundancy and ensure that the integrity of information is never jeopardized.

As with any storage facility, our internet servers are also running the latest virus protection software to ensure that all files uploaded are scanned prior to submitting them to the shared storage. The virus protection definition files are automatically upgraded as new viruses are found, virtually eliminating the possibility of transmitting a virus through GUEST PORTAL.

Information you provide to us is used strictly for lawful purposes and is never shared without your consent, except as required by law.

Transmitting Information

When transmitting information between you and our server, data security is handled through a protocol called Secured Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL is an established and mature Internet security standard with two dominant features: web server authentication and data encryption.

·         Data Encryption

Data encryption is the process of transforming legible information into a complex arrangement of illegible information. SSL uses a private/public key combination to encrypt data when it is sent and to decrypt data when it is received. SSL encrypts data using a mathematical formula, also referred to as a "key."

Encryption strength is measured by the length of the key used to encrypt the data; the longer the key, the more effective the encryption. Using the SSL protocol, data transmission between you and our web server is performed at a standard level of encryption strength.
 

·         Web Server Authentication

An SSL certificate is issued to ensure authentic and accurate identification of a secured web server. This translates into a digital ID, an electronic fingerprint, which is included in the key used to encrypt the data. Only our web server, in this case, is able to decrypt the data that you transmit because it is the intended (and digitally certified) secured web server for this data transmission.

Information Collection and Use

The information we collect is used strictly for lawful purposes and is never shared with any third party.

Long Term Data Storage

All files stored on GUEST PORTAL are subject to a periodic review. Notice will be given for archival procedures when files are found to be older than three years.