Our Commitment to Your Privacy: PAS Astro-Soft, Inc.
is committed to protecting the
confidentiality and security of information we collect about consumers and
our customers. We will not share nonpublic information about you
("Information") with third parties outside of our securities
affiliate’s clearing firm(s) without your consent, except for the
specific purposes described below. This notice describes the Information
we may gather and the circumstances under which we may share it. Our
securities affiliate’s clearing firm(s) should have an additional
Why We Collect and How We Use
We limit the collection and use of Information to the minimum we require
to deliver and improve service to you. Such service includes processing
transactions requested by you, providing you with trading software
analysis tools (and related educational, training and support), and
administering our business.
How We Gather Information:
We get most Information directly from you, when you apply for, access and
use financial (and related) products and services offered by PAS Inc. through its affiliated companies and its business
partners—whether in person, by telephone or electronically. We may
verify this information or get additional information from consumer or
investigative reporting agencies or public sources. This Information may
relate to your finances, employment, avocations or other personal
characteristics, as well as transactions and interactions between or among
our affiliated companies or others. The personal information we
collect may include your name, address, telephone number, email address,
Social Security number and date of birth, as well as details about your
professional affiliations, net worth, income, investments and investment
experience. In addition, Web tools are used on our Web site to
help us monitor traffic patterns and to see how the user navigates through
our site. These Web tools are used by us and our affiliates for
internal purposes only and are not used to collect or disseminate personal
information to any third party.
How We Protect Information:
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that are
designed to comply with industry rules and regulations to guard your
Information. Our employees are required to protect the confidentiality of
Information and to comply with our established policies. They may access
Information only when there is an appropriate reason to do so, such as to
administer our products or services. We also maintain physical, electronic
and procedural safeguards to protect Information which comply with all
disciplinary process. PAS Inc. offers a secure server
with password-protection. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption is
used to increase the protection of your information. SSL encodes and
decodes the transmission of personal information to help prevent
interception by another party. We also use firewalls and other
security technology to help protect our network and systems from external
attack. In addition to our efforts to protect Information, you can
also help to protect your identity. When using the Internet:
keep your security software current and turned on; protect your password
information; shred personal documents; and check your credit report
regularly. Remember that PAS Inc. will never request by email or similar electronic means your
credit card information or Social Security Number, so if you ever receive
such a request via the Internet, it is not from us and you should not
provide any information. If you have reason to believe that you have
been the victim of identity theft, immediately call our Client Service
Department at 904-260-1515.
Disclosure of Information:
We do not disclose any nonpublic information about our customers or former
customers to anyone, except as required or permitted by law. Information
may be disclosed for audit or research purposes, to attorneys or other
professionals, or to law enforcement and regulatory agencies, for example,
to help us prevent fraud. In addition, we may disclose Information to
affiliated and non-affiliated third party service providers (i) to enable
them to provide business services for us, such as performing computer
related or data maintenance or processing services, (ii) to facilitate the
processing of transactions requested by you, (iii) to assist us in
offering products and services to you or to assist our clearing firm in
offering products and services to you, or (iv) for credit or other
background review and reporting purposes. Except in those specific,
limited situations, without your consent we will not make any disclosures
of Information to other companies who may want to sell their products or
services to you. For example, we do not sell customer lists and we will
not sell your name to a catalogue company. It is PAS Inc’s
policy to require all third parties that are to receive any Information,
to sign strict confidentiality agreements.
Affiliates: Current law allows you to limit
the sharing of Information with nonaffiliated third parties under certain
circumstances. Since we do not currently share your Information with
nonaffiliated third parties, other than as described in this policy, there
is no need for you to opt-out.
Current law allows you to limit the sharing of certain Information among
our affiliates, including creditworthiness information and, under some
circumstances, Information for marketing products and services to you.
We currently do not share creditworthiness information with our affiliates
so it is not necessary for you to opt out in that regard. Sometimes
we do share your Information between and among our affiliates for
marketing offers which relate to products and services we believe could
enhance or improve your experience as our customer. You may ask us
not to share your Information, for marketing purposes, with any PAS Inc. affiliate with whom you do not do business by following the
opt-out procedure below.
To opt out, contact our Client Service
Department at 904-260-1515.
Your election to limit marketing offers
from our affiliates will apply unless and until you request that we change
State Considerations: The
practices described above are in accordance with federal law. You may have
other protections under applicable state laws. To the extent these state
laws apply, we will comply with them if we share your Information.
Consumers and Former Customers:
will continue to apply to you.
To Whom This Policy Applies:
Access to and Correction of Information:
If you desire to review any file we may maintain for your personal
Information, please contact us. If you notify us that any Information is
incorrect, we will review it. If we agree, we will correct our records. If
we do not agree, you may submit a short statement of dispute, which we
will include in future disclosures of the disputed Information.
Information collected in connection with, or in anticipation of, any claim
or legal proceeding will not be made available.
Further Information: We reserve the right to change this
illustrations and they are not intended to be exclusive. This notice
complies with federal law and SEC and industry self-regulatory rules and
regulations regarding privacy. You may have additional rights under other
foreign or domestic laws that may apply to you.
interactions with PAS Inc., contact the PAS Inc. Sales Department via email at: email@example.com or call us at 904-260-1515. Our postal
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