Privacy Policy

privacy policy

TEXAS LONE STAR NETWORK --- PRIVACY POLICY

Texas Lone Star Network (“TLSN”) is a Texas-based provider of point-to-point transport services owned and organized by a network of thirty-nine (39) independent telecommunications companies across the State of Texas. TLSN currently provides its services to commercial customers only. This Privacy Policy identifies and describes the way TLSN uses and protects the information we collect via our website. Information We Collect and How We Use It TLSN collects certain information from and about its website users three ways: from our Web server logs, with cookies, and directly from the website user.

Web server logs: When you visit our TLSN websites, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:

1. Your Internet protocol address

2. What kind of browser or computer you use

3. The number of links you click within the site

4. The state or country from which you accessed the site

5. The date and time of your visit

6. The name of your Internet service provider

7. The Web page you linked to our site from

8. The pages you viewed on the site

Cookies: Our websites use cookies (i.e., small bits of text that our servers place into a file on your computer's hard drive). Cookies are used to save your preferences and login information, and provide personalized functionality. We use third-party advertising technology to provide you with information about our products when you visit this website. This technology uses information derived from unique visits and page views on the site to identify product promotions that may be of interest to you. In order to provide you with relevant promotions, a unique third- party cookie or cookies may be placed on your browser. You can reject cookies by changing your browser settings, but be aware that this will disable some of the functionality on our websites.

Personal information provided by the user: On some of our websites, visitors can seekadditional information about TLSN’s services. When you register, we will ask you for some personal information.

Finally, you may be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, we may collect personal information from you (such as an email address) in order to provide a response to or additional information regarding any inquiries or requests raised on the “CONTACT US” page of our website.

Finally, you may be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, we may collect personal information from you (such as an email address) in order to provide a response to or additional information regarding any inquiries or requests raised on the “CONTACT US” page of our website.

Who Has Access to the Information?

TLSN will share your personal data in four ways:

As required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, or as needed in connection with the transfer of other business assets. In compliance with U.S. law, TLSN does not share information with any unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes unless you expressly ask us to do so

* With other TLSN businesses and/or with TLSN Member companies

* With agents and contractors who use it on TLSN's behalf or in connection with their relationship with us.

TLSN does not sell, rent, or provide personal information to unaffiliated third-parties to market their products and services.

We also may disclose personal information or communications where we believe such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or respond to legal process (for example, lawful subpoena, court order, E-9-1-1 information); to enforce or apply agreements; to initiate, render, bill, and collect for services and products; to protect our rights or property; in connection with claims, disputes, or litigation; to protect users of our services and other carriers or providers from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of, or subscription to, such services; to facilitate or verify the appropriate calculation of taxes, fees, or other obligations due to a local, state, or federal government; or if we determine disclosure is necessary in an emergency situation.

Links to Other Companies' Sites Our websites may contain links to sites maintained by companies that are not affiliated with TLSN or our Member companies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites, and we encourage you to use caution when visiting them. In particular, we recommend you view the privacy policy posted on each site.

Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information This website is not designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 through our websites.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may change this Policy at any time. When we change the Policy we will give notice by

changing the date it was last updated or as required by law.

Effective August 17, 2010