Usage of Credit Cards on our website:
For your protection, we have taken a number of steps to maximize the security of credit card transactions that are accepted on the Applied Energy Systems, Inc. Web Site. Credit Card processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of credit card information is encrypted when transmitted in secure mode. If you are behind a firewall, the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) feature of your browser and the processing of the credit card may be blocked. We do not offer non-secure modes of credit card processing. Credit card data is collected from you via an SSL connection by the Applied Energy Systems, Inc.’s Web Site. This data is transferred to the credit card processor (First Data) web site also via an SSL connection. For your security, your full credit card number and the card security code are not retained by the Applied Energy Systems’, Inc. web site database.
If for any reason, you still feel uncomfortable submitting your credit card over the Internet, please call our sales center at 610-647-8744.
Security with Encryption:
We use sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to protect the security of your personal information that you share with us. Currently, Applied Energy Systems, Inc. offers Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) mode for privacy and security with 256 bit encryption. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our web sites, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to protect its security on our systems.
We urge you to keep your password in a safe place and not to divulge it to anyone. Also, please remember to sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place or at your place of work.
Customer related information and its usage:
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to receive information from us please let us know by calling our sales center or by sending us an email. Please be sure to include your email address, full name, and specifically what information you do not want to receive. If you would like to update or correct your email address, street address or other personal information with us please contact our customer service department immediately over the phone.
Please note that sometimes these requests may take up to 6-8 weeks to be effective, particularly if we are removing your name from postal mailings. In addition, when you purchase from us online we may need to contact you via phone, email or postal mail to address questions or issues specific to your order, entry, etc., even if you have opted to not receive communications.
Please remember, if you delete certain information you may not be able to continue to purchase products or access other portions of our web site without entering additional information.
Use of “Cookies” on our website:
Applied Energy Systems, Inc. Web Server Security Setup:
The web servers utilized by Applied Energy Systems, Inc. have been configured to be Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliant. An Extended Validation SSL certificate, applied through WP Engine, provides secure socket layer provisions using industry-standard certificate techniques. This enables certain communication between our servers to be secured when services are requested between our computers.
All of the personal information collected from you on the Site, including names, addresses, are stored behind a “firewall,” and defenses have been erected to seek to enhance the protection of your information from outside attack by hackers and curious visitors.
Login protection and Authentication:
There is a registration screen that allows you to register yourself or your company. You have to sign in using your own email address and a unique password. Your email address will be your user name. The user name and password will be used to authenticate you when you enter privileged services that are offered by Applied Energy Systems Inc. After authentication, necessary tabs or screens will be made available.
Links to Third Parties:
Applied Energy Systems, Inc. cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, service or content providers we work with, or you to possible legal liability.
Applied Energy Systems, Inc. reserves the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Statement at any time. Because of this you should read this Privacy Statement every time you access Applied Energy Systems, Inc. Web Site. All modifications or supplements to this Privacy Statement are effective when posted on the Web Site.