Effective August 8, 2006
Restrictions on Use of Materials
No material from this website or any website owned, operated, licensed or controlled by us may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of any material or use of any material for any other purpose is a violation of MTA’s copyright and other proprietary rights. The use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment is expressly prohibited.
We may provide links to websites maintained by third parties. We do not control any information, products, or services on these third party websites. The materials in this website are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, MTA disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. MTA does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components. MTA does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not MTA) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall MTA or its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this website. You specifically acknowledge and agree that MTA is not liable for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any MTA material, or with any of MTA’s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this website. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Copyright Notice; Trademarks
All contents in this website, unless otherwise identified, are Copyright © 2003-2008 Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc., all rights reserved. Any material published on this website may contain other proprietary notices or describe products, services, processes or technologies owned by MTA or third parties. Such publication is not a grant of any license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of MTA or any third-party. The following registered trademarks of MTA and its affiliates may appear on this website: “MTA,” “DTV,” “LiteBlue,” and “Ring Anywhere.”
Unless otherwise specified, the materials in this website are presented solely for the purpose of promoting MTA and its products in the United States. This website is controlled by MTA from its Alaska, USA offices. We make no representation that any material in this website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you choose to access this website from a location other than the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with your local laws, if and to the extent your local laws are applicable.
We are committed to protecting any personal information that you may provide to us and we believe it is important for you to know how we treat such information.
We collect information you voluntarily provide to us in person, over the telephone, via email, or via this website. Such information may include your name, physical address, mailing address, contact telephone number(s), driver’s license or social security number, email address, credit references, and credit or debit card account number. We do not collect information pertaining to your political opinions, religious beliefs, or health status.
In general, you can visit this website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. When you visit this website, our web servers gather and analyze information regarding your usage of this website, including your domain name (not your email address), number of hits, pages visited, previous/subsequent sites visited and length of user session. Such information may be gathered through the use of a “cookie.” A cookie is a small text file placed on the hard drive of your computer by our website server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by altering the settings of your computer browser. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of this or other websites and services that depend on cookies.
Certain information you may provide through this website, including, but not limited to, feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, plans, ideas, or the like, will not be treated as proprietary or confidential and we assume no obligation to protect such information from disclosure. Your submission of such information to us shall not restrict the purchase, manufacture or use of similar products, services, plans and ideas by us for any purpose whatever and we shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information provided by you to others without restriction.
We may conduct periodic online surveys to better understand the needs and profile of our customers. When we conduct an online survey, we will inform you how the information collected from you on the Internet will be used.
This website is not intended for persons under 13 years of age. We will not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children, and we do not knowingly market our products or services to children.
MTA may collect and use information regarding use of the Voice over Internet Protocol product for its internal purposes. MTA may share that information with its affiliates and assigns. MTA is the sole owner of the information collected. MTA respects your privacy and will not knowingly distribute or cause to be distributed your personal information to any entity for any reason. MTA will not collect any personally identifiable information unless the visitor/customer provides it to us voluntarily. Personally identifiable information includes a visitors/customer’s name, address, telephone number and email address.
Use of Collected Information
MTA, our subsidiaries, authorized agents, and business partners may use your account information to respond to and fulfill your requests and to process payments you authorize. We may contact our MTAOnline customers via email to communicate important product developments or changes. We do not release, rent, share, lease, or sell account information, mailing addresses, or email addresses to any third parties. We will not release location information or other customer account information unless ordered by appropriate court documents, or in the event of a Law Enforcement Agency declared emergency.
Security of Personal Information
We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We take significant measures to assure that customer account information is kept secure, including strictly limiting employee access to current or stored data. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to provide security to customers who use web forms on this website to submit information to us or our business partners. We do not sell, lease or rent our email customer lists to third parties and we do not endorse, nor do we participate in the practice of "spamming" (sending of unsolicited promotional email).
Your Verification Code
To protect the privacy of consumers, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) mandates that telecommunications companies ask their customers to create a confidential verification code and use it to verify their identity when obtaining account information. To establish your personal and confidential verification code, choose 3 to 10 characters that are letters and/or numbers – no symbols and no spaces. Keep your code in a safe, convenient place and bring a copy to an MTA store in Eagle River, Palmer, or Wasilla. Alternatively, you may tell us your code over the phone by calling MTA at (800) 478-3211 or 745-3211, from the main phone number listed at the top of your MTA statement (important if you have a consolidated statement). MTA representatives will require your verification code when you conduct certain types of transactions, such as adding or removing services, asking billing questions, requesting copies of your statements, and setting up an MTA eBill account.
Third Party Websites
Your MTA Privacy Options
For further information about FCC requirements, read Protecting The Privacy Of Your Telephone Calling Records at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/phoneaboutyou.html
To Resolve Privacy Issues
Filing a DMCA notice alleging copyright infringement:
Pursuant to Title II of the DMCA, all claims alleging copyright infringement for material that is believed to be residing on MTA’s system or network should be promptly sent in the form of written notice to MTA’s Designated Agent:
Designated Agent for DMCA Notices
MTA Regulatory Affairs
1740 S. Chugach Street
Palmer, AK 99645
NOTE: No other notices or communications should be sent to the Designated Agent, who is appointed solely for the purpose of receiving notices of claims alleging copyright infringement under the DMCA.
Specific requirements for proper notification of claimed infringement are set forth in the DMCA (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)). Valid notification must be a written communication that includes all of the following elements:
It is MTA’s policy that upon receipt of a valid DMCA notice MTA will remove or disable access to allegedly infringing material.
NOTE: There are substantial penalties for false claims (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(f) - providing sanctions for material misrepresentations of copyright infringement).
Filing a DMCA counter-notification:
If a notice of alleged copyright infringement under the DMCA has been wrongly filed against you, you may submit a counter-notification to MTA’s Designated Agent. Specific requirements for a proper counter-notification are set forth in the DMCA (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3)). A valid counter-notification must be a written communication that includes all of the following elements:
Upon receipt of a valid counter-notification, MTA will forward it to the original complainant who submitted the DMCA notice alleging copyright infringement. The original complainant will then have ten (10) days to notify MTA that it has filed a lawsuit relating to the allegedly infringing material otherwise MTA will restore the removed material or cease disabling access to it.
Repeat Infringer Policy
Pursuant to Section 512 of the DMCA, it is MTA’s policy to terminate the account of repeat copyright infringers in appropriate circumstances.