Alliance Minerals collects information from users of the Website at several different points, including, without limitation when a user may access these functions:
- Registers on the Website
- Requests our online digital brochure or mailing product information
- Participates in an online survey
- Submits an e-mail
- Subscribes to receive e-mail messages
- In order to fulfill the requests of Website users in the above instances, the user may be requested to provide contact information. We will use this contact information to provide requested information, answer inquiry, send brochure or directly contact user in order to provide our services to our potential or existing customers.
GATHERING AND SHARING OF INFORMATION, LINKS TO EXTERNAL AND CO-BRANDED WEBSITES
We monitor traffic patterns on the Website for aggregate use to analyze trends and administer the Website to improve its layout, design, and provide unique information to users. To perform analysis permitting such personalization and improvement, we may employ third parties with whom we share the information necessary to accomplish these objectives. These statistics include no personally identifying information.
Where appropriate, we share aggregated statistical information with our business partners. These statistics include no personally identifying information, unless there is a specific inquiry about a particular product or source and in our sole judgment such information needs to be shared to respond to the inquiry.
Except as stated below, we will not share, sell or rent your e-mail address or phone number to third parties. But, we may do so between our affiliates and subsidiaries. We may, however, share e-mail addresses or mobile phone numbers with third parties in order to help us provide better services.
Strong precautions are taken to protect the information of the users of our Website. When users submit sensitive information via the Website, we attempt to protect that information both online and off-line.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user-information off-line. The information of our Website’s users, including the sensitive information mentioned above, is maintained in a restricted section in our offices. Only those of our employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our account or customer service representatives) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, our employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or across mobile carriers and networks, or method of storage – electronic or otherwise – can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. IN NO EVENT SHALL ALLIANCE MINERALS BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WITHOUT REGARD TO THE FORM OF ANY ACTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTIONS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, COPYING, OR DISPLAY OF THE CONTENTS OF THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF ALLIANCE MINERALS OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF ALLIANCE MINERALS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
From time-to-time we may request information from the users of the Website via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary, and the users of the Website have a choice whether or not to participate. Information requested may include contact information (such as your name and address) and demographic information (such as zip code, etc.). We use such information to analyze the Website traffic to improve the user’s experience on the Website. All participation in such surveys is subject to the applicable rules and terms and conditions.
ACCOUNT UPDATES AND OPTING OUT
Alliance Minerals occasionally sends our customers and the users of the Website announcements and updates, which contain important information about the Website and product offerings, including those from affiliates, which we believe to be of value to our customers and users. In order to do this, we may enhance or merge the information we collect on the Website with data from third parties for purposes of marketing products or services to our customers and users.
We may communicate with the users of the Website via e-mail, telephone, mail, or fax message in order to provide services, content, product information. The users of the Website are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of receiving certain marketing communications.
If you do not wish to have your postal mail information, phone number information shared with third-party organizations, users can opt out by: (i) email at firstname.lastname@example.org; (ii) mail at 10544 Justin Drive Urbandale, Iowa 50322, USA. Please indicate whether you wish to continue to receive Alliance Minerals’ product information, catalogues or other postal mailings.