Effective Date: January 8, 2013
Information We Collect. There are several areas on a Alongside site where you may be asked to enter both personal and non-personal information. We DO NOT sell or share any personal information about you to or with any person or organization except as authorized by you.
Technical information we collect. In order for us to ensure that we are providing the best possible experience on the Alongside Web site, we collect and track certain user information. When you visit the Alongside Web site, our Web server sends a cookie to your computer. This cookie merely stores a limited amount of information about your site visit. The cookie merely tracks aggregate information on how our site is being used, including session counts, navigation patterns, pages visited, etc. These cookies, however, do not store any personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, phone number, etc. as you browse the site. These cookies cannot be related to you as an individual unless you join Alongside. When you join Alongside, we store your cookie identification in our system. If you request that we remember you, we use this cookie to allow our site to recognize you when you return. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of Alongside's features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Alongside also utilizes Web Logs to track aggregate information about how our site is being used. Web Logs track anonymous user information, including the number of visitors to our site, operating systems, Internet Provider addresses (if publicly available), and browser type. Unlike cookies, Web Logs are maintained only on Alongside servers and do not store or place anything on the user's computer.
If you come to the Alongside web site from an online banner ad, an anonymous identification number may be passed to our site. This information cannot be used to gather any personally identifiable information about you. It will only allow us to track the overall effectiveness of our online advertising campaigns.
Information from surveys. You may complete a survey from Alongside online. Participation in surveys is completely voluntary and it is your choice whether or not you wish to disclose your personal information to us. Every survey presented to you will include specific instructions regarding how your information may be shared. By clicking the "Submit" button at the end of the survey, you authorize Alongside to share your data in the manner outlined on the survey.
Information from the "Contact Us" section of a Alongside Web site. You may contact Alongside through the "Contact Us" feature. Participation in this area is completely voluntary and it is your choice whether or not you wish to disclose your personal information to us. Moreover, to help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from Alongside.com if your computer supports such capabilities. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your account preferences.
Altering Information You Submit Through a Alongside Web Site. Alongside puts you in control of your information. You'll find our site easy to navigate to find all the information you need to control the information that you have provided.
Changing your information. You may be able to review and change all information stored within Alongside, unless processes or functions restrict the altering of data through Alongside online. If you are unable to complete this online, you may contact us for assistance.
Request to stop receiving emails from us. Periodically, Alongside may send you emails to alert you to application updates or special offers. If you do not wish to receive any of these offers, please contact us and request that we remove you from our mailing list.
Security. Alongside sites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
If you have any questions about this Agreement or the Website or Service, please contact us at: [email protected].