ALine, Inc.’s Privacy Statement
Effective Date: This policy was last updated on 06/30/2005.
ALine, Inc. strives to maintain high standards for the protection of privacy over the Internet. The purpose of this statement is to explain to our visitors the type of information ALine, Inc. obtains about visitors to our website(s), how we gather it, how we use it, how long we retain it, and how visitors can restrict the use or disclosure of personally identifiable information.
Information ALine, Inc. collects
The personal information ALine, Inc. obtains about individual visitors to our website(s) is information the visitor supplies voluntarily. This means that you can visit our website(s) without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. To gauge the effectiveness of our website(s), we do collect some generic information about our visitors. Our web servers automatically recognize a visitor's domain name (such as .com, .net, etc.), the point of entry from which a visitor enters our site including web pages, newsletters, banner ads, which pages a visitor visits on our site, and how much time a visitor spends on each page. This information is not linked to any personally identifiable information about the visitor. We or our contractors use web beacons (i.e., "cookies") to track use of our sites and to track what sites users came from, but do not collect personally identifiable information via these web beacons. We aggregate this information and use it to evaluate and improve our website(s). We do not track user activity on sites outside of ALine, Inc.
ALine, Inc. may collect personally identifiable information such as name, email address, postal address through this website. You may choose to provide individual information to ALine, Inc. in a number of ways through our website(s) such as by: Sending us email or by registering to receive news or information about our products or services.
We do not sell individual information obtained online about our visitors. And, we will not disclose the individual information provided to us online to anyone outside of ALine, Inc. or our contractors unless you specifically authorize it or it is required by law, or disclosure is necessary to protect the safety of customers, employees or property. ALine, Inc. from time to time uses third party contractors to perform services such as website management, site design, site hosting and special promotions but does not use user information for other purposes beyond providing specific services on ALine, Inc. website.
ALine, Inc. does not send unsolicited "junk" email (spam). We may use email to communicate with our customers, to respond to visitors' emails and to send information that a visitor has requested. If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can simply reply to ask not to receive future emails.
ALine, Inc. provides an unsubscribe function in its email campaigns in order for subscribers to opt out of further email communications from us.
IP Addresses, Cookies, Web Beacons and Gifs
ALine Inc. and Third Party Processors acting on our behalf uses various Internet technologies which help us to manage our site operations and track usage behavior so that we can tailor information and advertisements to make your visits more enjoyable and meaningful. These Internet technologies include:
IP Addresses: random numbers assigned to individual computers which ALine Inc. uses to administer our Web site and help diagnose problems with our servers.
Cookies: small electronic files transferred from our Web site to your hard drive. Cookies enable ALine Inc. to recognize repeat visitors, track usage behavior and facilitate your access to and use of our site. If you wish, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a Cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all Cookies. You can do this by resetting your browser (such as Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your Cookies. If you turn Cookies off, however, you won't have access to many of the features which make your experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
Web Beacons (sometimes called single-pixel Gifs): electronic images that allow ALine Inc. to count users who have visited certain Web pages we wish to track. For example, ALine Inc. may include Web Beacons in promotional email messages in order to count how many messages have been opened and acted upon. Web Beacons may also be placed by our advertising partners on ALine Inc. Web pages to help determine the effectiveness of Internet advertising campaigns.
Information that is collected via IP Address, Cookie and Web Beacon technologies is not personally identifiable. However, if you choose to provide ALine Inc. with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in these technologies. In addition, we may share aggregate (not individual) site usage statistics and demographic information with advertisers and other third parties, but this information will not include any personally identifiable information. Personal information about you as an individual will not be provided to any third party without your consent.
ALine, Inc. is committed to safeguarding customer privacy on our website(s). We require our employees to protect the privacy of information about our customers and expect our partners and suppliers to do so as well. You can feel confident that your individual information will be protected.
Compliance with laws
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website(s).
Links to other website(s)
The ALine, Inc. website(s) may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites. To improve the services it can offer you, ALine, Inc. may opt to expand its capabilities for obtaining information about users in the future. ALine, Inc. will update this privacy statement continually to ensure that you are aware of developments in this area.
Updating your information
Users may access, correct, and update information they have provided to ALine, Inc. by visiting our website(s) and utilize the email maintenance feature.
Contact ALine, Inc. for additional information