At Star Mats, we are committed to providing you with the finest products and accessories, backed by consistently top-quality service. While information about
you is fundamental to our ability to do this, we fully recognize the importance of keeping personal and account information secure.
To offer you the widest range of products and services, Star Mats may on occasion share information about you, both internally and outside of Star Mats. We
want you to understand our information safeguards, the type of information we collect and share, in addition to the benefits you receive when we share
information about you.
This notice describes the privacy practices of Star Mats, including our information collection and sharing practices, then allows you to decide whether or not
Star Mats may share certain information about you, either within or outside of our company.
Our Security Procedures
Star Mats understands the importance of protecting, securing and using information appropriately. Access to information about you is restricted to the people
of Star Mats who require it to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal
standards for the security of information.
When Star Mats shares information about you with external companies, we require them to impose safeguards, use the data only for a permitted purpose,
and to either return it to us or destroy it once that purpose is served. We limit the amount of information shared to what is appropriate to offer a product or
service efficiently. Star Mats requires any company, which receives information from us, to sign a Confidentiality Agreement containing these requirements
and obligating that company to protect the information as Star Mats would.
Information We Collect
Star Mats collects and uses nonpublic personal information about you to conduct our business and to consistently deliver the top-quality Customer Care that
you expect from us. Sources of this information include the following:
* Information we receive from you on applications and other forms or through your correspondence or communication with us including through the mail, by
telephone or over the Internet;
* Information we receive from third parties, such as consumer reporting agencies, to verify statements you have made to us, or regarding your employment,
credit, or other relationships; and
* Information about your transactions with Star Mats and with other companies outside of Star Mats.
Information We Share Within Star Mats
We may share all of the information we collect about you with financial service companies within Star Mats to offer additional products or services that may
interest you and best meet your needs. We believe this is convenient for you and may save you both time and money. To do so, we share identification
information (such as name and address), transaction and experience information (such as purchases and payments), credit eligibility information (such as
credit reports and applications), and other information. The decision to purchase any such products or services is yours alone. You may tell us not to share
credit eligibility information about you within Star Mats, but please understand this does not prohibit us from offering you additional products and services or
from sharing transaction and experience, identification, and other information within Star Mats.
Information We Share With Others
From time to time, we may allow companies outside of Star Mats to offer you their products and services that may interest you. Subject to applicable law, we
may share all the information we collect with these companies outside of Star Mats, unless you tell us not to.
ADDITIONALLY, WE MAY SHARE ALL THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT WITH COMPANIES THAT PERFORM MARKETING OR OTHER SERVICES ON OUR BEHALF OR
TO OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS WITH WHICH WE HAVE JOINT MARKETING AGREEMENTS. WE ARE ALSO PERMITTED BY LAW TO SHARE INFORMATION
ABOUT YOU WITH OTHER COMPANIES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. FOR INSTANCE, WE MAY SHARE ALL OF THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT WITH
COMPANIES ASSISTING US IN SERVICING YOUR LOAN OR ACCOUNT, WITH COMPANIES THAT ENDORSE OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THROUGH AFFINITY
AGREEMENTS, WITH GOVERNMENT ENTITIES IN RESPONSE TO SUBPOENAS OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS, AND WITH CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES. IF
YOU TELL US NOT TO SHARE INFORMATION WITH COMPANIES OUTSIDE OF Star Mats THAT WISH TO OFFER YOU THEIR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AS
DESCRIBED ABOVE, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO SHARE INFORMATION IN THESE ADDITIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
Important Information About Your Choice
We're dedicated to serving your needs - and to respecting your choices related to privacy. You may tell us not to share information within Star Mats, and you
may tell us not to share information with companies outside of Star Mats that wish to offer you their products and services as described above. If you wish to
opt out of such information sharing, please call 706-229-9441. We will ask you to verify your identity and the specific accounts to which the opt out applies,
so please have all your account information readily available when you call.
Star Mats APPLIES OPT OUTS AT THE ACCOUNT LEVEL, NOT BY INDIVIDUAL CUSTOMER. WHEN ANY PERSON LISTED WITH OTHERS ON AN ACCOUNT OPTS
OUT (FOR EXAMPLE, A CO-APPLICANT, JOINT ACCOUNT HOLDER, OR AUTHORIZED USER), WE WILL LIST THE ENTIRE ACCOUNT AS HAVING OPTED OUT. Star
Mats WILL CONTINUE TO ADHERE TO ITS DISCLOSED PRIVACY PRACTICES FOR AN ACCOUNT EVEN IF IT BECOMES INACTIVE OR IS CLOSED.
An opt out from information sharing on an account as described above, either within Star Mats and/or with companies outside of Star Mats, remains effective
unless revoked in writing. Federal regulations require us to provide this notice on an annual basis, whether or not an account has previously opted out from
either type of information sharing. Please remember when you receive our subsequent notices that an account previously opted out from either or both
types of information sharing (and not revoked in writing) does not need to be opted out again.
Important Information for Vermont Customers
The information sharing practices described above are in accordance with Federal law. Vermont law places additional limits on disclosing information about
Vermont residents so long as they remain residents of Vermont. In accordance with Vermont law, Star Mats will not disclose information we collect about
Vermont residents to companies outside of Star Mats and will not disclose credit eligibility information about Vermont residents to other companies within
Star Mats except:
* as permitted by law;
* to companies that perform marketing or other services on our behalf;
* name, contact and transactional experience information (such as your account balance and payment history) to other financial institutions with which we
have joint marketing agreements; or
* with the authorization or consent of the Vermont resident.
The Star Mats Web servers automatically recognize and record the domain name from which you access the Internet and the names of the pages you visit
while at an Star Mats Web site. The Star Mats Web servers do not automatically extract or store your electronic mail address (See E-Mail Addresses below).
The information automatically recognized and recorded is not personally identifiable and is used to improve the content of Star Mats Web sites and make
them more useful.
If you supply us with your e-mail address, we may let you know by e-mail about special marketing offers for products and services that may be of interest to
you. This may include, but is not limited to, online services, deposit products, travel offers, and business cards. When we collect your e-mail address, and
with each special marketing offer e-mail message we send, we will provide you with the opportunity to tell us that you do not wish to receive special
marketing offer messages from us in the future. However, Star Mats reserves the right to service your account and communicate with you through e-mail
about your account.
Star Mats uses encryption technology to protect certain information sent over the Internet. SSL is an encryption technology known as "Secure Sockets Layer".
SSL encrypts transmissions between two parties and verifies the Web site server you are communicating with. An "s" after the "http" in a Web site's address
indicates that you are attached to a secure server using SSL technology. Additionally, if your browser is Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0, Netscape Navigator
4.0, or a higher version of either, a picture of a lock or a key should appear in the lower right hand corner of the browser's window.
Some Star Mats Web sites use a feature of your Internet browser called a cookie. Cookies are files placed within your browser on your computer's hard drive
Mats Web sites to improve our services. If you choose not to enable cookies on your browser, you will not be able to use some of the services offered on
Star Mats' Web sites.
Star Mats uses third party companies to serve ads on our Web site and other Web sites. These companies help Star Mats execute, optimize, and measure
information that does not include name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visit to this and other Web sites to measure advertising
effectiveness and to provide ads about goods and services that may interest you. If you would like to learn more about these practices, view the privacy
notices of these third party companies, or opt out of their use of non-personally identifiable information, click here.
Star Mats' banner advertisements and online applications may contain small graphics with tags in them. These tags are not personally identifiable and work
in conjunction with these cookies. These tags allow us to measure the effectiveness and response rates of our advertising.
Star Mats Web sites do not knowingly collect or use personal information from children under age 13 without obtaining verifiable parental consent. If a child
whom we know to be under age 13 sends personal information to an Star Mats Web site, we will use that information only in accordance with the Children's
Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
To Further Protect Your Privacy
While exploring the services offered through Star Mats' Web sites, please be aware that other online retailers, partners, third party Internet sites, and third
party services accessible through Star Mats' Web sites, have separate privacy and data collection policies and practices, which are independent of and may
be different from Star Mats' policies and practices. Star Mats is not responsible or liable for these independent policies and practices and it is your
responsibility to review them and decide whether or not they satisfactorily protect your rights.
These Internet Privacy Practices are updated often and replace any previous Internet Privacy Practices from Star Mats. We may amend these Internet Privacy
Practices at any time, and when such a change is made we will post a revised version on this Star Mats Web site. Changes will be effective when they are
posted. It is your responsibility to review these Internet Privacy Practices from time to time to be aware of any such changes. Your continued use of this Star
Mats Web site indicates your agreement to any such changes.