Terms and Conditions
Thank you for visiting Almien.com. Almien collects, uses, discloses and otherwise treats the personal information of readers with great consideration.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
You are able to enjoy our site, take advantage of our promotions and visit many areas of our website without providing us with any personal information. However, we do collect personal information when you: subscribe to our online newsletters, purchase products, or services, offered through our website, or register to participate in an online forum, create an account, provide public reviews, contact our customer services with an enquiry, comment or suggestion.
Product/Service Purchases: When you purchase products, or services, offered through our websites, we collect your credit card and other payment information and keep a history of your purchases. We use this information to process your orders, to better assist you when you visit or contact us in the future, as well as to improve our product offerings.
Online Registration: You do not have to register to browse our websites. However, registration is required to receive online newsletters or to participate in our feedback or comment sections. When you register, you agree to the use of personal information such as your e-mail address to be used to deliver the newsletter and services requested. We collect the information we need to identify who you are, to provide you with the service or information you requested, and/or to facilitate your participation in an on-line forum or community. The newsletters may include advertising or marketing messages from carefully selected partners that may be of interest to you.
Please remember that any information you disclose in a public forum in our “comments” or “review” sections becomes public information and is immediately accessible to other users, so it is important for you to carefully consider what, if any, personal information you reveal in these areas. We may decide to use on-line forum and community content to enhance our editorial, advertising, promotional and similar activities.
Information about Other People: Via our websites, you can submit personal information about other people. For example, you might submit the e-mail address of any individual to sign up for our newsletters. The personal information that may be collected about other people at these pages includes the recipient’s name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. We do not use the recipient’s personal information for any other purpose unless given direct permission to do from the recipient.
Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like your age or gender) or information about your interests and preferences. In most instances, you do not have to provide us with this information to receive our publications, product or service you have requested. We use this optional demographic and preference information to tailor or improve our products and service offerings, as well as for internal marketing research purposes.
Generally, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or providing us with any personal information. We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our website and clickstream and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our websites. We use this information to monitor and improve our websites.
To enhance your experience on our sites, some of our web pages may use “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of the site will not function properly if you have refused cookies. If you wish to block cookies please open your internet browser and adjust the preferences.
From time to time we may obtain your permission to send you marketing information about our product and service offerings or those of our marketing partners. We may combine personal information we received from you with publicly available outside records to enhance our ability to market products and services that may be of interest to you. If we obtained your permission to place you on a marketing mailing list, you can remove yourself from the list at any time. You can also remove yourself from an e-mail marketing list by clicking the “unsubscribe” button that appears on our e-mails.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We will not disclose, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information without your consent, except as otherwise set out in these Terms and Conditions.
Certain personal information may be transferred among our family of companies or other third parties solely for the purposes of processing your request or arranging delivery of your subscription, product, or service you have requested. We may also transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to third parties who provide circulation audit and other services on our behalf.
We may store and process personal information in the United States or any other country in which we (or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries or agents) maintain facilities. All of our service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information and to use it only in compliance with applicable data privacy laws, and are prohibited from using or disclosing your personal information for any purpose other than providing the services on our behalf or as otherwise required by applicable law.
Third Party Products and Services
If you are a subscriber our online newsletters, we may choose to share your contact information with carefully selected marketing partners who will contact you by mail or e-mail with offers about products and services that may be of interest to you. You can remove yourself from such mailing lists by clicking the “unsubscribe” button that appears on our e-mails.
Sale of Business
We reserve the right to transfer any personal information we have about you in the event of a merger with a third party or upon a sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party acquirer.
Third party Websites and Advertisers
Our website may provide links to third party websites. The inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of any other company, its websites, or its products and/or services. These linked websites have separate and independent privacy policies, which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such websites and therefore have no responsibility or liability for the manner, in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use, disclose or otherwise treat your personal information.
Our website may use reputable third parties to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its web pages and to conduct research about the advertisements. These Terms and Conditions do not cover any use of personal information that such third parties may have collected from you or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information.
Security of Personal Information
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard the personal information in our custody and control, we need you to understand that we are unable to guarantee that your personal information will never be disclosed or accessed in a manner that is inconsistent with this document. We have implemented measures in an effort to maintain the confidentiality of all personal information in our custody and control, including only providing access to personal information to employees and authorized service providers who require such information for the purposes described in this document. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices. The revised Privacy Statement will be posted on this website. We will treat your personal information in accordance with the privacy statement in place at the time of collection of such information, or as you otherwise consent.