Last Revised: March 1, 2017
Information ALMA Collects
In order to access certain portions of the Websites, or if you choose to participate in certain features, such as registering to become a member of ALMA, receiving one of our newsletters, ordering publications or making a donation, you may need to register and provide certain personally identifiable information (“PII”) about yourself, such as but not limited to your name, address, e-mail address, phone number or credit card information. In addition, we may on occasion provide you the opportunity to provide PII, such as name or e-mail address, of someone else, such as if you choose to e-mail a friend an article or make a donation in the name of someone else.
To enable donations via the ALMA Websites, we collect and store name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information and other billing information. This information will only be shared with third parties who help to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments.
In addition, when you visit our Websites, our web servers automatically collect certain non-PII, such as the number and frequency of visitors to our web pages and the length of their stays, browser type, referrer data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting our Websites, and IP addresses (see below for more information on IP addresses). We also may determine the technology available through your browser in order to serve you the most appropriate version of a web page.
For people who choose to become registered members of ALMA, upon completion of the registration process, we will send you a validation e-mail message.
For subscribers to ALMA’s free e-newsletters, ALMA uses a double opt-in process. After you provide your name and e-mail address via our Websites, you will also need to reply to a validation e-mail to fully activate your subscription.
By signing up for a ALMA e-newsletter, you agree to receive E-mail Offers sent to you by ALMA on behalf of sponsors of ALMA. ALMA will provide clear ways to stop receiving these e-mails in each e-mail offer it sends. At no time will any PII you have provided ALMA be disclosed to any third party for the purposes of transmitting E-mail offers to you, though we may share information about our readership in aggregate with third parties.
Additionally, if you contact us, we may keep a record of your correspondence, including any information or PII contained therein.
You may decline to provide any personal information, but please realize that you thereby may be unable to register for, or participate in, certain of our services.
ALMA does not rent, sell, barter or give away its user or member lists or its users’ or members’ names, e-mail addresses or mailing addresses for use by sponsors and other third parties for the purpose of solicitations, unless the user has previously given his or her consent.
ALMA Does Not Knowingly Collect Information From Children Under Thirteen Years Of Age.
This is not a Websites directed to children under the age of 13, and ALMA does not knowingly collect any PII from children under thirteen years of age. If you are under thirteen years of age, do not send any information about yourself to ALMA. If ALMA discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided ALMA with PII, ALMA will delete that child’s PII from its system.
ALMA recommends parental supervision when a child uses the Internet, particularly when a child enters a forum or uses e-mail. We also encourage parents to instruct their children not to give out personal information in these areas.
Use Of IP Addresses
An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer or network when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from this Websites, our servers log your IP address. ALMA may use IP addresses for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit the use of the Websites.
Like most Websites, our Websites may sometimes make use of browser “cookies.” Cookies are pieces of information that websites either transfer to your computer’s hard drive or stores temporarily in your computer’s memory for record-keeping purposes (also known as session cookies). ALMA does not save PII in cookies.
Sponsors may elect to use advertising companies to serve their ads on ALMA and ALMA publications, and sponsors themselves may also place a cookie on a user’s computer. We do not have access to the cookies or their contents that are placed by sponsors or by third-party advertising companies.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to fully access and take advantage of some features on our Websites.
ALMA’s Use and Disclosure of Collected Information
If you e-mail someone else an article or otherwise provide someone else’s PII, we will use the information you provide about someone else to send that person the requested e-mail or otherwise fulfill your request, but we will not use the PII you supply us for those activities to send you or your friend any other communications unless otherwise disclosed at the time you provide such information.
ALMA may disclose information about its users, including PII, when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, or to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Websites and applicable laws. ALMA may also disclose such user information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with our rights or property or the rights or property of anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. In addition, ALMA may disclose user information, including PII, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of substantially all of its assets, or other fundamental corporate change.
ALMA may disclose anonymous, aggregated user statistics for a variety of purposes, including describing ALMA’s services to prospective partners and other third parties.
If you register for membership on ALMA or to receive one of our newsletters, you can notify us if at a later time you decide you no longer wish to be registered or receive the newsletter. If you receive the newsletter via e-mail, follow the instructions on how to unsubscribe at the bottom of each e-mail. You can also ask to be removed from any registration or newsletter subscription by e-mailing email@example.com. If you receive the newsletter on your mobile device, please visit our Websites and follow the instructions for unsubscribing.
In general, a registered member may update or delete the information he or she previously provided to us. At present, that updating should be done via an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you choose to delete your membership, all but a transactional record of your membership account will be removed from our databases, though some records may remain on back-up media. Note that by deleting your account, you will cancel your membership and no longer be able to access some aspects of our Websites.
You may also choose to post content to our Websites. You should be aware that any content posted by you to the Websites may be read, collected or used by other Websites visitors. ALMA is not responsible for the third-party use of any information, including PII you provide in such manner. By participating in the use of the Websites, you consent to our use or disclosure of any content that you submit.
Information you provide to ALMA may be stored by us for an indefinite time. This information includes the registration data as well as information provided in conjunction with various membership services, contests or features available on our Websites.
ALMA uses commercially reasonable efforts to secure your PII on ALMA’s systems, including limiting access to the PII contained on our servers. If credit card information is transmitted, ALMA uses encryption methods, including industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. However, please be aware that unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and therefore, ALMA cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to ALMA and you do so at your own risk.
Consent to Transfer
Our Websites are operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our Websites, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.