Effective Date: August 1, 2017
COLLECTION AND USE
We may collect personal information about you when you use our Website, such as your name, postal address, telephone number, and email address when you choose to provide or make accessible such information to us. In addition, we may collect other information such as School Name, District Name, and product order history information if you choose to provide such information or if you register for an account on our Website.
We may use your personal information for a variety of uses, including but not limited to:
- Processing transactions or enabling third party providers, as applicable, to process transactions made through our Website;
- Creating and registering your account;
- Responding to your inquiries or requests;
- Administering promotions (e.g., sweepstakes and contests);
- Delivering or allowing you to participate in our services (e.g., email newsletter or alerts, shopping cart and product wishlist);
- Conducting internal research and analytics;
- Keeping you informed about our new products and offerings by sending you promotional emails; and
- Investigating transactions or conducting fraud reviews.
COOKIES AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES
Our Website uses local shared objects (flash cookies) and other types of web tracking technologies (collectively, “Web Technologies”). When you visit or interact with our Website, we may use Web Technologies to collect information about your usage, including but not limited to, browsing history, domain name, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, date and time of each visit, the pages you visit, and other information. We may use this information to remember your login credentials after you navigate away from our Website, personalize and improve your experience while using our Website, and for internal research and analytics purposes. Information collected from you, including through Web Technologies, may also be used to facilitate, support and improve the technical performance and functioning of the Website. Our third party service providers may also use Web Technologies on our Website, for example, to help us conduct analytics. Most website browsers allow you to delete or reject local shared objects, but by doing so, you may not be able to use all the features of our Website.
SHARING OF INFORMATION
Our policy is to not share or disclose the information described above with third parties without your prior consent. We may, however share the information we collect about you in limited circumstances, including but not limited to:
- Service Providers: With third party service providers or our agents who perform services on our behalf or help us in the delivery of our Website and any content presented on our website to you; for example, we use Google Analytics to assist us with our data analytics; we also use a service provider to host our Website;
- Legal Purposes: With law enforcement agencies, governmental officials or other third parties in response to a subpoena, court order or legal procedure; we may also share your information to protect our own legal rights;
- Health & Safety: If we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or fraud to you or us; prevent or report suspected illegal activity; protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety; or enforce our Terms and Conditions or any other agreement between us;
- Business Reasons: With other business entities, should we plan to merge with or be acquired by any such entity or in connection with a partial or total sale of assets, bankruptcy, insolvency or another corporate change; and
- Consent: When you otherwise consent or direct us to share your information with third parties.
We offer you the option to correct or update certain account information by logging into your account and going to the “My Profile” section.
We use commercially reasonable methods to prevent the unauthorized use, access, or disclosure of your personal information. Pages containing personal and/or credit card information are protected by state-of-the-art secure socket layer (SSL) encryption technology provided by Network Solutions Site Safe. Credit card transactions are processed by Paypal. While we strive to protect your personal information, no system can ever be 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information.
Our Website is not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that your child under the age of 13 has provided his or her personal information to us, please send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California law permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personally identifiable information (if any) we have disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared such information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, under California law, website operators are required to disclose how they respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms that provide consumers with the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personal information of a consumer over time and across third party websites, to the extent the operator engages in that collection. At this time, we do not track our customers’ personal information over time and across third-party websites. This law also requires website operators to disclose whether third parties may collect personally identifiable information about their users’ online activities over time and across different Websites when the users use the operator’s website. ALFRED does not knowingly permit third parties to collect personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across different websites when a consumer uses our Website.
DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTY SELLERS
Through our Website, you may be given the opportunity to purchase (or to obtain more information) certain content, products or services which are sold through a person or company other than us or our affiliates (collectively, "Third Party Sellers"). We will attempt to notify you when you are dealing with a Third Party Seller by opening a new browser window or otherwise notifying you that you are leaving our Website. However, we shall incur no liability if we do not so notify you. For example, if you are directed to a website that is not the Website or one that is operated by ALFRED, or see a phrase such as "powered by" or "brought to you by" followed by the name of a person or company other than ALFRED, then you are likely on, or about to enter, a website hosted or operated by a person or company other than us. Third Party Sellers may request that you submit certain personal information (e.g., name and address for shipment purposes) to them in order to purchase their products or services or to obtain additional information from them.
DISCLOSURE TO LINKED SITES
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALFRED AND ITS PARENT COMPANY AND AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE PREVIOUS DISCLAIMER, WE AND OUR LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE WILL (i) OPERATE IN ANY UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE MANNER, (ii) WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE OR FREE FROM ALL HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR ERRORS, (iii) WILL BE SECURE OR IMMUNE FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR (iv) WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR RELIABLE, THAT THE QUALITY OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE SATISFACTORY TO YOU OR THAT ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, in which case any implied warranties shall be limited to the minimum scope and period permitted by law.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SHALL ALFRED AND ITS PARENT COMPANY OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT ALFRED HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (WHETHER FRAUD, MISREPRESENTATION, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, PERSONAL INJURY, PRODUCT LIABILITY, INFRINGEMENT OR OTHER THEORY), ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE. THIS MEANS THAT YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO ANY SUCH DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS FROM US AND OUR LICENSORS. THIS LIMITATION AND WAIVER ALSO APPLIES TO ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY BRING AGAINST ANY OTHER PARTY TO THE EXTENT THAT WE WOULD BE REQUIRED TO INDEMNIFY THAT PARTY FOR SUCH A CLAIM. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA, BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE WEBSITE OR FOR ANY USER CONTENT OR COMMUNICATIONS ON THE WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SAME, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR BASIS OF ANY CLAIM. IF YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH US OR ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE, TERMINATION OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS YOUR SOLE REMEDY. UNLESS AS OTHERWISE INDICATED IN THESE TERMS, WE HAVE NO OTHER OBLIGATION, LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU.
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