A. Collection of Information
The type of Information submitted to or collected by AYS World varies depending upon the nature of the activity and relationship with AYS World.
Browsing the Website: When You browse the company’s website, AYS World may collect information regarding the domain and host from which You access the Internet, the Internet Protocol address of the computer or Internet Service Provider You are using, and anonymous site statistical data. This information is collected for the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of the company’s website and for security reasons. Inquiries: The website contains various forms, links to company e-mail addresses, and fax numbers that You may use to solicit information about the website, AYS World services, and the company in general. When You complete and submit a form, send us an e-mail, send us a fax, or contact us by telephone, AYS World may store the inquiries and their contents, including any personally identifiable information You may have provided. Any personally identifiable information You submit via an inquiry is collected only with Your knowledge and active participation. Use of Gateway Services: When You register to use AYS World online processing services (“Gateway Services”), You will be required to provide personally identifiable information and to enter into a written agreement with AYS World. If You ordered any products or services from businesses that use our Gateway Services (“AYS World Customers”), You were required to submit personally identifiable information (“Order Information”). AYS World Customers transmit Order Information to AYS World for the purpose of processing Orders. Order Information is maintained in servers located within the U.S.A. and may also be maintained in servers located in Europe or Asia, depending on where the order originates or the geographic location of a AYS World Customer. AYS World may maintain Order Information for a certain period of time to comply with audits or for disaster recovery purposes. Applying for a Merchant Account: When You submit an application to obtain a merchant account through AYS World, You will be required to provide personally identifiable information. Furthermore, AYS World may also obtain information about You from third party sources, including, without limitation, consumer reporting agencies. Notice for European Users: The Data Protection Act puts obligations on users of personal information and sets forth principles for its use. One principle states that information must be processed fairly and lawfully. This means that You are entitled to know how we intend to use any information You provide. You can then decide whether You want to give personal information to us.
The Data Protection Act does not generally apply to data about limited companies or partnerships, but it does cover personal data relating to sole traders and partnerships. When we receive an application from a business, we may perform a search with a credit reference agency and fraud prevention agency on the individual company directors or partners.
Order Information provided by You to AYS World Customers and any Information that You provide to AYS World directly will be transferred outside of the European Union to the United States. By providing personal information to AYS World Customers or us, You are consenting to the transfer of such information outside of the EU and to its storage and use as described herein.
B. Use and Disclosure of Information
Usage and disclosure of Your Information varies based on Your relationship with AYS World. AYS World never sells any personally identifiable information and, except as expressly set forth below, never discloses personally identifiable information to any third parties.
AYS World is committed to privacy and security. AYS World is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”) as a Level 1 service provider. AYS World has been compliant with PCI DSS since its inception in 2002. PCI DSS is the bankcard industry’s most stringent security standard. Examples of AYS World’s security measures include: physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards; sophisticated security monitoring tools; documented security policies; use of strong encryption for transmissions of Order Information to and from AYS World Customers; restricted access of personally identifiable information; and, periodic security audits by third party security experts. Correction and Deletion of Information
If You want AYS World to correct or delete Your Information that is stored on AYS World systems, please submit Your request in writing to:
Subject to our ability to verify Your request and provided that AYS World is not required to maintain the Information by applicable laws, regulations, or contractual obligations, AYS World will correct or delete the Information within thirty (30) days of receipt of Your request.