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Ensuring Privacy with Ascend Solutions

The Ascend Technologies, LLC Privacy and Security Policy (“Privacy Policy”) below is applicable to this website and others located at the and domains and affiliated domains (“Site”) produced and maintained by Ascend Technologies (collectively “Ascend” or “we”, “us”, or “our”). We have established this Privacy Policy to let you know the kinds of personal information we may gather during your visit to the Website, why we gather your information, what we use your personal information for, when we might disclose your personal information, and how you can manage your personal information.

Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered through the Site. While we will work to maintain data integrity and apply as much of this policy as possible to our other data collection, this Privacy Policy does not necessarily reflect our practices with respect to information gathered through other means.

BY VISITING THE SITE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING, WITHOUT MODIFICATION, THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY PORTION OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, THEN EXIT THE SITE IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT RETURN. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, MODIFY, ADD, OR DELETE THE TERMS OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY FROM TIME TO TIME WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY MEANS YOU AGREE TO THE NEW TERMS. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the changes to this Privacy Policy on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. If we intend to apply the modifications or amendments to this Privacy Policy retroactively, we will provide you with notice of the modifications or amendments.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or don’t see your concerns addressed here, please contact us at [email protected].


The information we collect and store depends almost entirely on how you choose to make use of the Site and its related features and services.  We may collect Device Information using the following technologies:

    – “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit

    – “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

    – “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

    – Mobile Advertising ID’s (MAIDS)

Additionally, when you interact or submit information on the site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, business address, email address, and phone number.  We refer to this information as “Client Information.”


We collect and store information that you enter into The Company Site. At some, You can register for events, subscribe to one of The Company’s services such as an online newsletter, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. For example, when you register with us or register for an event, we collect and store some or all of the following information that you provide: name, address, email address, telephone number.  All Personally Identifiable Information (PII) will be stored securely. Personal Information may also be collected in certain portions of the Site in which you specifically and knowingly provide such information to us or to operators of subnetworks within the Site e.g. community postings, suggestions, or other requests. Some of this information also may be used to contact you about new features, updates regarding events and alerts unless you have elected to not receive such promotional communications in connection with the Site.


Through your use of the Site, we may also gather certain information that does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”). Generally, this information is collected through “traffic data.” We collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with the Site. For example, we collect your IP address, browser information and reference site domain name every time you visit the Site. We also collect information regarding user traffic patterns and site usage.  Where available, The Company might make use of Mobile Advertising IDs (MAIDS).  This information is used to analyze and improve the Site and to provide our users with a fulfilling experience, as well as adjust to geographical traffic.


We never use or install spyware on your computer, nor do we use spyware to retrieve information from your computer. Like most websites, we use “cookies,” which are files stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. Cookies help us to identify regular site users and to optimize their experience. Cookies also allow us to hold user preferences. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. We recommend that you leave cookies “turned on” so that we can offer you a better user experience on the Site. You may occasionally get Cookies from companies advertising on our behalf. We do not control these Cookies, and these Cookies are not subject to this Privacy Policy.

We also may collect and store information about you that we receive from other sources, to enable us to update and correct the information contained in our database and to provide information about our service, recommendations, and special offers that we think will interest you and, if you have agreed to receive email from us, send you information regarding The Company’s programs and updates.


After you register, we may use the email address and zip codes of all users who subscribe to any of our newsletters or other regular correspondence. Except to our authorized third-party agents (as described below), this information is not shared with any third parties. Anyone who no longer wishes to receive regular correspondence can, at any time, follow the “Unsubscribe” instructions located within each email.


In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not collect any personal information from anyone we know to be under the age of 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, THEN IMMEDIATELY EXIT THE SITE UNLESS YOU ARE DIRECTLY SUPERVISED BY A PARENT OR OTHER LEGAL GUARDIAN.   


Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to the Site or your Personal Information collected online to any entity not affiliated with The Company. In the future, if we propose to permit any use of your Personal Information, you will be provided an opportunity to decline such contact.  We may also, periodically, utilize the information on file in our database for the purpose of data appends from third parties for the purposes of analytics and tailoring our programs and communication to be more relevant to those we serve.

7.1 Personal Information

We may use your Personal Information to provide services available through the Site, track your compliance with the Site’s rules and regulations, or for editorial and feedback purposes (to the extent that is explained when you provide the information).

7.2 Use of Anonymous Information

We use Anonymous Information to help us determine how people use parts of the Site and who our readers are so we can improve our Website and ensure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people as possible. We also use Anonymous Information to provide statistical “ratings” information in aggregated form to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the website. We may also use or share Anonymous Information (or other information, other than Personal Information) in any other manner that we deem appropriate or necessary. In some cases, anonymous cookie information may be used in targeted displays or social media campaigns. We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above.  We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here:

You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful requests for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.


As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you.  For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at

You can opt-out of targeted advertising by visiting:




Additionally, you can opt-out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at:


Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

7.3 Third-Party Agents

We occasionally have third-party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, such as marketing, analytics, fraud protection, etc. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and will be contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that Personal Information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Site, and are required to meet all current industry standards for data protection and privacy compliance.

7.4 Emergency Situations

We may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Site; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Site or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Site or the public.  We will, in all cases, comply with law enforcement when necessary. 


Personal Information collected by the Site is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Personal Information is encrypted as part of any data submission. Only those agents who need access to your Personal Information to do their jobs are allowed access. Any employee of The Company who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.

To protect the security of your information during transmission, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. Most browsers will give a visual indication of when your connection is secure. For example, many browsers will show a padlock icon in the lower right of the browser window.

While we try our best to safeguard your Personal Information once we receive it, you understand and agree that no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network (or even transactions considered to be “offline”) can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.


The Site may contain links to other websites operated by The Company, its affiliates, or third parties. The practices described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to information gathered through these other websites. These other sites may also send their own cookies to you, collect your data or solicit your personal information. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third parties and other websites. Be aware of when you leave the Site and read the privacy policies of each and every website you visit.


Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as message boards or feedback sections, becomes public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Use common sense about what you disclose and do not post any Personal Information that you expect to keep private.


This Site is published in the United States and intended for users from the United States. This policy shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Arkansas. U.S. law shall govern in any and all disputes, including privacy or defamation issues or otherwise. Any actions pertaining to this privacy policy or website usage shall be venued in the County of Pulaski.


If you have any questions or concerns about the online privacy statement for this site or its implementation you may contact us at [email protected].

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