AlphaInvestors Privacy Notice
Your privacy is very important to us! At AlphaInvestors, we follow three fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we really need it. (Like you, we despise services that ask you for unnecessary information that does lead to a better customer experience.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
AlphaInvestors operates the website alpha-vest.com. It is AlphaInvestors’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the website alpha-vest.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Like most website operators, AlphaInvestors collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. AlphaInvestors’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how AlphaInvestors’ visitors use its website. From time to time, AlphaInvestors may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
AlphaInvestors also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. AlphaInvestors only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to AlphaInvestors’ website choose to interact with alpha-vest.com in ways that require AlphaInvestors to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that AlphaInvestors gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. For those who wish to receive AlphaInvestors communiques via email, we collect their email address. In each case, AlphaInvestors collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with AlphaInvestors. AlphaInvestors does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to deliver an order.
AlphaInvestors may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, AlphaInvestors may monitor the most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. AlphaInvestors may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, AlphaInvestors does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and email address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.
If AlphaInvestors, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that AlphaInvestors goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of AlphaInvestors may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site may request information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
AlphaInvestors discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that
- need to know that information in order to process it on AlphaInvestors’ behalf or to provide services available at AlphaInvestors’ websites, and
- that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country;
by using AlphaInvestors’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. AlphaInvestors will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, AlphaInvestors discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when AlphaInvestors believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of AlphaInvestors, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an AlphaInvestors website and have supplied your email address, AlphaInvestors may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with AlphaInvestors and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. AlphaInvestors takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.