YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under California law, customers who are California residents are entitled to annually request and obtain information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing. If applicable, the information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared personal information for the immediately prior calendar year. To make such a request, please send an email to privacy @alpineaccess.com. Written requests may be sent to the Alpine Access, 1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1400, Denver, CO 80203. Please note that not all information sharing is covered under the California law, and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time by posting the revised Policy on the Sites and indicating on the Policy the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review this Policy whenever you visit our Sites to determine if any changes have been made and to make sure that you understand how personal information you provide will be treated.
As used herein, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as user’s name, address, e-mail address, telephone number or other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of a specific individual) or that is associated with an identifiable person (such as demographic information or information about a person’s activities when such information is linked to personally identifying information). Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the Sites or categories of Sites users, from which any personal information has been removed. We collect aggregate data for a number of purposes, including helping us understand trends and user needs so that we can better consider new publications, products and services, and tailor existing publications, products and services to user desires. This Policy in no way limits or restricts our collection of aggregate information.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may collect personal information in a number of ways when you visit our Sites or use the various services available on our Sites. We may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information. For example, if you register for the Sites, we may collect your name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, and city and country and we may collect other demographic information that you provide. Personal information may also be collected in connection with leaving comments, posting content, sending an email or message to another user or participating in any interactive areas or features on the Sites. The collection of personal data is done solely for normal business operations and as part of supporting our clients where appropriate.
In addition, from time to time we may collect demographic, contact or other personal or demographic information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, contests, promotional offers and other activities on the Sites. The information we collect from you is provided by you voluntarily, although if you choose not to provide information, your access to and participation in certain services, features, or activities on the Sites may be restricted.
We may also receive information from third parties with whom we have business relationships. If we combine this information with the other personal information we have collected from you, this Policy governs our use and disclosure of such information.
SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING CHILDREN
Our Sites are not designed for, nor do we knowingly collect, personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not provide your personal information to us.
The Sites may contain “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on your hard drive and records your preferences and other data about your visit to the Sites. If we combine cookies with or link them to any personally identifiable information, we will treat this information as personal information; otherwise it is treated as and used in the aggregate. Most internet browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. If you block cookies, some portions of the Sites may not function properly, and some features of the Sites may be slowed down or less efficient.
USAGE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
In general, we use personal information we collect to facilitate your use of the Sites, to provide you with information, products and services you request, to inform you about other information, events, promotions, products or services we think will be of interest to you, to administer and assist us with the operation of the Sites and of our business. For example, we may use the information we collect to:
- contact you about your use of the Sites, such as for administrative purposes or to provide you with customer service;
- provide you with the services, products or information you requested;
- respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;
- contact you about our products, services, activities, events, promotions or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes;
- request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve our information and services; and
- enhance compliance with the policies, rules, and other agreements governing the Sites in order to protect the online community and the overall integrity of the Sites.
SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Sites may include certain online communities and other interactive features, such as user profiles, forums, message boards and chat rooms. You may be asked to choose a user or member name in order to participate in certain features of the Services, which will be available to the general public while you participate in some features of the Services, such as the online communities. We recommend that you not use your real name or other personally identifying name. Information you post in such public areas of the Sites is publicly available and may be viewed by and shared with other users. You can restrict user access to certain information through the privacy preferences setting on your account. However, although we strive to use commercially reasonable efforts to implement these privacy preferences, no system or security measure is perfect or impenetrable. You should always be cautious when giving out personal information to others in public online forums. We are not responsible for protecting such information that you may disclose to third parties through the Sites (e.g. sending your contact information to another user through the chat service).
PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION
We strive to protect personal information while it is under our control. Your account information is accessible online only through the use of a password. To help protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of, and acts on the Sites by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been compromised or misused.
CORRECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION, QUESTIONS
If you would like to verify, correct or delete any personal information we have collected or if you have any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or Alpine Access’s treatment of personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at Alpine Access, Inc., 1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1400, Denver, CO 80203. Please note that in certain circumstances, we may not, or may not be able to, remove or change certain information. When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is Alpine Access’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns in reasonable period time. If a complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through our internal process, we agree to dispute resolution using American Arbitration Association as a third party resolution provider.
US-EU SAFE HARBOR PRIVACY STATEMENT
For personal information of employees, consumers, customers, investors and government officials that we receive from the European Economic Area, we have committed to handling such personal information in accordance with the Safe Harbor Principles. Alpine Access’s Safe Harbor certification can be found at http://safeharbor.export.gov/list.aspx. For more information about the Safe Harbor Principles, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Website at http://export.gov/safeharbor/.
We offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their Personal Information is (1) to be disclosed to a third party or (2) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. For Sensitive Personal Information, we give individuals the opportunity to affirmatively or explicitly (opt out) consent to the disclosure of the information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. We shall treat Sensitive Personal Information received from an individual the same as the individual would treat and identify it as Sensitive Personal Information.
We shall ensure that any third party for which Personal Information may be disclosed are subject to law providing the same level of privacy protection as is required by US-EU Safe Harbor and agree in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection.