Legal & Public Policy

Privacy Policy

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, Inc. (ATIS) is committed to protecting privacy and security of the personal information of our web site visitors. By accessing an ATIS web site, visitors agree to the use of their information as stated in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information we may collect and how it may be used.

This Policy applies to all web sites in ATIS’ domain including:

We may update this policy from time to time and any changes will be posted on our web sites. Questions or comments regarding ATIS’ privacy policy or ATIS’ use or handling of personal information should be directed to ATIS at

This policy and all legal obligations of ATIS are subject to the laws of the State of New York, USA, regardless of the location of any visitor. Any claims or complaints must be filed in the State of New York.

Data We Collect and How We Use It

Personally Identifiable Information

Visitors can visit ATIS’ web sites without providing any personal information to ATIS. However, ATIS does collect personally identifiable information, like name, postal addresses, e-mail addresses, etc., only if specifically and knowingly provided by visitors who voluntarily do certain activities on ATIS’ web sites such as join one of ATIS’ distribution (“exploder”) lists, purchase a document from the online ATIS document store, or register for an ATIS webinar or event. The information a visitor provides is used to fulfill a specific request, unless the visitor grants ATIS permission to use the information in another manner, for example to add the visitor to a mailing list.

If a visitor purchases a document from the online ATIS document store, a credit card number or other account number will be required to complete the purchase. ATIS does not give out credit card or other account information to third parties.

Visitors may submit e-mail inquiries or comments to ATIS web sites. Any information collected within the context of an email inquiry or comment made in connection to the ATIS web sites is used only for the expressed purpose of responding to that inquiry or comment. Except as specifically indicated, ATIS does not give, sell, or rent visitor information to third parties for commercial marketing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, ATIS reserves the right to access and/or disclose user information as required by courts and/or administrative agencies and to the extent required to permit ATIS to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of law or of the ATIS’ web site policies.

ATIS collects non-personal information (such as the number of visitors) for various reasons, including site management or for statistical purposes. These statistics include no personal information.

ATIS will occasionally send visitors that have specifically and knowingly provided personal data information on products or events that may be of value. Visitors may opt out of ATIS’ mailing list(s) by sending an e-mail to

Children’s Privacy

ATIS’ web sites are intended for adults. ATIS does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If ATIS obtains knowledge that it has personally identifiable information about a child under 13 in retrievable form in it files, ATIS will delete that information from our existing files.

Use of Cookies

ATIS’ web sites use "cookies" (information stored on a user 's computer by a Web Browser) to store and track passwords. ATIS does not use cookies to disseminate information about visitors or to analyze any information visitors have provided outside that collected by ATIS’ cookies. Visitors may refuse these cookies by choosing to modify the settings of their web browser. While visitors do not need to have cookies turned on to access ATIS’ web sites, certain features of the web sites may not be available without cookies.

Updating Personally Identifiable Information

Any visitor may opt out of ATIS’ mailing list(s), or change, update, or delete an email address by contacting

Other Privacy Information


To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, ATIS has put into place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information it collects online.

Links to Other Sites

ATIS Web sites contain links to other web sites, including professional networking forums, bulletin boards, etc. If you use ATIS’ web sites to link to these outside web sites, please be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, including to send unsolicited messages. ATIS is not responsible for access to or use of personal information you choose to submit or share with others.

ATIS does not control the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information and does not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose of the content or data located on such sites. ATIS is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, reliance on, or performance of such content or data. Further, the inclusion of links to particular items is not intended to reflect these items’ importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or service offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.

Disclaimer of Liability

No data transmission over the Internet can ever be 100% secure and ATIS cannot guarantee the security of the information that visitors transmit via ATIS’ online services. ATIS shall not be liable for losses related to information transmitted via ATIS’ online services. ATIS does not accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to data or computer systems which may occur while using material derived from ATIS websites and does not warrant that the functions contained in the material in this site will be uninterrupted or error free. The user of the information available for public use on the ATIS’ websites assumes the risk of using or relying on such information. ATIS shall not be liable for any damages, including indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages a user incurs as a result of viewing, distributing, or copying materials made available to the public, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.


For additional information about ATIS’ privacy policy, please contact