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Aether Systems, Inc. Privacy Policy
Effective as of September 1, 2000

Aether Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, "Aether Systems") has developed this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our web site. The following information summarizes Aether's gathering and dissemination practices of personal information for the web site located at the URL (hereinafter referred to as the "Site"). Aether Systems reserves the right to change its Privacy Policy at any time by posting the new privacy statement at Aether's Web-Site Homepage.

What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use That Information?

Contact Information

Aether Systems may request or require contact and other personal identifying information, such as your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. Your contact information may be used by Aether Systems to provide its services, to create a personalized experience, and to get in touch with you when necessary with respect to transactions conducted through the Site, material changes in our Site's policies, new services Aether Systems may offer, or otherwise. We do share your contact information with our business partners, suppliers, and vendors, as is necessary to provide our services and for internal business purposes. We do not share your contact information with other third parties, without your consent, except to a court or governmental agency if required by law. In addition, we do not currently rent, license, or sell contact information to any third party.

Demographic Information

Demographic and profile data (e.g., gender and income level) may also be collected at our Site. This data may be shared with advertisers or other third parties, including our business partners, suppliers, and vendors, on an aggregated basis. We may also maintain a database of transactions on the Site, and we may use this information in aggregate form to track the success of our Site.

Financial Information

To conduct transactions through the Site, we may collect certain billing and financial information. Such information may include, without limitation, credit card and other financial information. We do share your financial information with our business partners, suppliers, and vendors, as is necessary to provide our services and for internal business purposes. We do not share your financial information with other third parties, without your consent, except to a court or governmental agency if required by law.

In addition, we do not currently rent, license, or sell financial information to any third party.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all users of our Site. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Site. We do not share your IP address with other third parties without your consent, except to a court or governmental agency if required by law. In addition, we do not currently rent, license, or sell IP addresses to any third party.

Use of Information Collected from Transactional Services:

When we provide wireless connectivity to transactional services where you have the ability to conduct a transaction with a third party through your wireless device (for example, securities trading, access to brokerage accounts, real time securities quote requests, purchases, and payment services), we do share your personal contact, demographic, financial and transactional information with the third parties with whom you make the transactions. This may include, for example, your financial brokerage institution, a merchant, or the entity that provides the underlying service. The use of your personal information by these third parties is subject to their privacy polices and not Aether's. These third parties will generally use the personal information we provide to them to process the transactions with you, to provide you with additional information about and offer to you other products and services they or third parties offer, and to service your business. It is important that you review and become familiar with the privacy policies of these third parties since the information we collect about you in those instances will be subject to their privacy policies. You may find their privacy policies in their respective web sites and linked from the Aether registration screens. If you have any questions about these third party policies, please contact the third party at the addresses in their privacy policies.

What About the Use of Cookies?

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many web sites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular web site and to make sure you donít see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

What About External or Third Party Web Sites?

To the extent hyperlinks are utilized to access external or third party sites, you should be aware that these external or third party sites are not controlled by Aether Systems and, therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. Aether Systems suggests that you check the privacy policies of these sites to determine how your personal information will be utilized by the proprietors of those third party sites.

What About Security?

This Site has industry standard security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under Aether Systems' control. All Customer information in the public domain will be protected by an industry standard encryption scheme. All information, once received, is stored behind our corporate firewall. However, although Aether Systems has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information via the Internet.

What About "Opting Out" of Data Collection and Use?

The collection, use, and distribution of your personal identifying information is necessary for Aether Systems to provide its services. Accordingly, Aether Systems maintains your information so long as you are registered for the Aether Systems' services at this Site. We may contact you regarding our services, this Site, or otherwise. When you cease to use Aether Systems' services, you may contact Aether Systems at 1-410-654-6400 to have your information removed from our database.

If Aether Systems sends you communications that are not relevant to the contract between you and Aether Systems, please contact Aether Systems at so you may receive the opportunity to opt out of receiving such future communication.

What About Correcting or Updating Information?

At any time, you may contact Aether Systems to correct or modify the information you provide through this Site. Please phone our customer service representatives at the telephone number listed below with any requests or changes. In the event Aether Systems receives such a request or change, Aether Systems may require you to confirm or verify any change to your record.

What About Children?

This Site is not primarily intended for individuals under the age of thirteen (13) ("children"). Accordingly, Aether Systems will not knowingly collect or use information from children.

What About Any Other Questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact Aether Systems at: Aether Systems, Inc.
11460 Cronridge Drive
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Tel: 800-854-0473

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