Red Flag Compliance Statement
In compliance with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Substantive Rules 16 C.F.R. §681.2(b)(5), Tallahatchie Valley Internet Services is providing this notice to advise you of your rights concerning identity theft and Red Flag Rules. Tallahatchie Valley Internet Services has developed and implemented a written Identity Theft Prevention Program to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity theft in connection with the opening of certain accounts or certain existing accounts. The program addresses methods of identifying, detecting, and preventing Red Flags.
As a telecommunications service provider, Tallahatchie Valley Internet Services is subject to certain requirements under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 governing Identity Theft Protection. The “Red Flag Rules” work closely with Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) regulations. The Red Flag regulatory requirements are largely consumer protection provisions, which set forth the circumstances under which we identify a “red flag”, which is a pattern, practice or specific activity that indicates the possible existence of identity theft. Tallahatchie Valley Internet Services will supplement these policies and procedures as necessary and appropriate to ensure compliance with the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) regulatory requirements.
In all markets where we provide telecommunications services, we have a duty to protect the proprietary information of and personal information that is used in the extension of credit for the services we provide as it relates to telecommunication services.
When we receive personal information, such as social security numbers, credit or bank card numbers, driver’s licenses etc. we must take precautionary measures to protect this information from potential Identity Theft.
Tallahatchie Valley Internet Services takes steps to detect Red Flags, such as by obtaining identifying information about and verifying the identity of a person opening an account. We also authenticate customers, and verify the validity of change of address requests. In order to prevent Identity Theft, we will not open a new account and will close an existing account and notify law enforcement if Red Flags are detected.
Tallahatchie Valley Internet Services reserves the right to modify this statement at any time. We will notify you of any material changes via written, electronic, or other means permitted by law, including by posting it on our website. If you find the changes unacceptable, you have the right to cancel the Services. If you continue to use the Services after receiving notice of such changes, we will consider that as your acceptance of the changes.