EFFECTIVE June 1, 2014
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. In this policy, “Personal Information” is defined as data and facts about you that is collected by AlpineScience.com (“Alpine Science”) or its affiliate websites.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
This policy applies to all information collected or submitted on the Alpine Science website, forums or other parts of Alpine Science, including all affiliated websites. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, submit product reviews, submit product images and videos, write blog posts, and register to receive materials or communications from us via email or other means.
THE WAY WE USE INFORMATION
Alpine Science does not sell, rent or provide your “Personal Information” to third parties except as described below. Personal Information is generally kept for Alpine Science business which is primarily used to help provide you with better services or tools for your interactions on AlpineScience.com.
ALPINE SCIENCE MAY USE YOUR INFORMATION TO:
- Administer your account and communicate with you about member benefits or services;
- Provide and deliver products and services, process and complete transactions and send you related information, including purchase confirmations, invoices, updates, security alerts, recall notices and support and administrative messages;
- Provide, maintain, and improve the Services;
- Investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions, spam and other illegal activities;
- Respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;
- Communicate with you about Alpine Science and partner products, services, offers, promotions, news, upcoming events, and other information we think will be of interest to you;
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities to help understand visitor traffic and improve services;
- Personalize the Services and provide advertisements, content, or features that are targeted toward your interests; and
- Process and deliver contest or sweepstakes entries and prizes.
We may share Personal Information to the extent required by legal process or enforceable governmental request.
We may share Personal Information with third parties to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues. These third parties may place and read cookies on your browsers, or may use web beacons or similar technologies to collect information in connection with the Google Trusted Merchant Program.
COOKIES AND IP ADDRESSES
Alpine Science also collects, uses, and monetizes IP Addresses. An IP Address is a convention of the Internet Protocol that identifies your “virtual” address on the internet. This IP Address is not personal to you and does not identify any of your Personal Information. All devices connected to a network have an IP Address permitting communication to and from the device. If you connect to the Internet from your computer, then you have an IP Address that looks something like this: 209.10.646.359. In the simplest possible terms, your IP Address contains no data that identifies you as a person. It is only a logical address allowing you to connect to others and others to locate your computer. We use an IP Address for a number of uses as set forth herein. We use an IP Address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. The IP Address is used to help identify you and your shopping cart and to gather broad demographic information.
In addition to the disclosure of Personal Information to third parties as described above, Alpine Science may monetize or otherwise provide anonymous IP Addresses to other third parties. Alpine Science sometimes employs other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples of such may include hosting our website, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links, retargeted advertising, analyzing data, etc. These third parties have access only to IP Addresses and do not have access to your Personal Information. However, as disclosed above, Alpine Science may disclose Personal Information to third parties in certain limited circumstances.
YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WITH RESPECT TO CONTENT AND MATERIAL SUBMITTED BY YOU
ALPINE SCIENCE DOES NOT ENDORSE THE USER CONTENT, IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USER CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONS WHO MAY USE OR RELY ON SUCH USER CONTENT) FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY USER CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.
ALPINE SCIENCE TRAIL BLOGS CONTENT AND MATERIAL RIGHTS
When users post content on their Alpine Science Trail Blog, which resides on a specific URL of their choosing, they retain the intellectual property rights to the content they create and images they upload. They can export this content using the export functionality if they ever choose to move the content away from Alpine Science.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. For example, we work to protect the security of your Personal Information during any transmission where credit card information is required by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
You also have the option to access AlpineScience.com and affiliates’ websites from your mobile or wireless device. When using your mobile device or a wireless network, the carrier or network administrator may have access to your Personal Information. For information regarding your carrier or network administrator’s treatment of your information, please consult their respective privacy policies.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
OPTING OUT OF COMMUNICATIONS FROM ALPINE SCIENCE
There is an unsubscribe link in every email that we send. You can be removed instantly from our list by clicking it.
OPTING OUT OF HAVING OUR MARKETING PARTNER DELIVER ADS TAILORED TO YOUR WEB PREFERENCES AND USAGE PATTERNS
If you choose NOT to have our marketing partners deliver ads tailored to your Web preferences and usage patterns, you can opt out of this usage of your Personal Information by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-out Tool located at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and opting out from targeted ads delivered by various marketers.
ALPINE SCIENCE ADDRESS
Alpine Science, Inc.
330 A Street
San Diego, CA 92101