Almabase, Inc. ("Company" or "We") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.
Information We Collect About You. Almabase, Inc. collects several types of information. Such information is utilized in providing an efficient and effective experience to all users. When we provide the Services to you, your data is stored on our computers and servers. In some cases, the data may be accessible to people involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, as necessary, as Data Processors by us. Almabase, Inc. collects the following information:
Personal Information, which includes information through which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal addresses, email addresses, IP address, social media website user account names, telephone numbers, companies you may be associated with, education, employment history, or other addresses at which you receive communications from or on behalf of Almabase, Inc. ("Personal Information");
Non-Personal Information, which includes information that alone cannot be used to identify or contact you. Such Non-Personal Information may include, but is not limited to; browser information and details; operating system information; mobile device information; pages accessed; times of visit; and referring websites, applications, or services, including the relevant search queries that led you to our Services (“Non-Personal Information”);
Collectively, Personal Information and Non-Personal Information shall be referred to as “Information.”
Method of Collecting Information. Almabase, Inc. collects Information in two ways: (1) Information you provide directly; and (2) Information we receive from your use of our Services.
Information is collected when you:
Send Almabase, Inc. any electronic communication (including via email or any other application);
Enter contests run by us from time-to-time;
Create a user account;
Connect other online accounts with your Almabase, Inc. account, such as Facebook or LinkedIn;
Submit online applications and forms to Almabase, Inc.; and
Subscribe to newsletters.
How We Use Your Information. We use Information collected about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information, to:
Operate and improve our website and Services;
Provide Services to you;
Track and analyze your use of our Services;
Provide customer support, including support to our vendors or business partners;
Communicate and provide additional information that may be of interest to you about Almabase, Inc., our merchants, and our business partners, such as news, offers and coupons, announcements, and other relevant materials;
Send you reminders, notices, updates, security alerts, support and administrative messages, service bulletins, or marketing materials;
Administer contests or any promotional activities or events sponsored by us;
Manage our everyday business needs, such as website administration, fulfillment of orders, analytics, fraud detection and prevention, compliance with the law or reporting obligation, or enforcement of our Terms of Service; and
Aggregate anonymous data from our Services used to benchmark, analyze, and improve the Services.
If you do not want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking on the "unsubscribe" button on our communications. From time to time, we may use your Personal Information to send important notices to you regarding material changes to our terms, conditions, and policies or purchased services which you may not opt out of receiving.
Disclosure of Your Information. We may disclose Personal Information that we collect or you provide as described in this Policy:
To our service providers, which provide services for us including but not limited to sending emails on our behalf, processing payments, providing analytics services and helping us provide services as requested by users. Our service providers are bound by law or contract to protect Personal Information and are only allowed to use Personal Information in accordance with the terms of our service agreements with them. We do NOT share, sell, rent, or trade Personal Information with third parties for their own promotional purposes, and we will only share Personal Information as outlined herein or with your consent.
We may also disclose your Personal Information: (1) To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request; (2) To enforce or apply our Terms of Services and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes; and (3) If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Almabase, Inc., our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information. You have the right to know whether your Personal Information has been stored and can consult with Almabase, Inc. about any Personal Information to verify the accuracy of such Information and receive a copy thereof. You have the right to have the Information supplemented, erased, updated, or corrected. For its transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, requests should be sent to us by email at email@example.com. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services, conduct our internal operations, and to maintain a record of your transactions for financial reporting purposes. All Information will also be retained and used, as necessary, to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Data Security. The security of your Personal Information is important to Almabase, Inc. We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security measures designed to secure and protect your Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. HOWEVER, as the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to our Services. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk.
Children’s Personal Information. We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 16. If you are under 16, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any Information about yourself to us. Parents and legal guardians are encouraged to monitor the activities of their wards in this regard. If we learn that we have collected Information from a child under age 16, we will delete that Information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 16 may have provided us Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice to European Users. This section sets out the privacy principles we follow with respect to transfers of Personal Information from the EEA or Switzerland to the United States, including Personal Information we receive from individuals residing in the EEA or Switzerland who visits our websites and/or who may use our Services or otherwise interact with us.
Almabase, Inc. complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of Personal Information transferred from the European Union to the United States. Almabase, Inc. has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
Almabase, Inc. is responsible for the processing of Personal Information it receives under the Privacy Shield Framework and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. We comply with the Privacy Shield Principles, as detailed within our Privacy Shield Policy, for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.
We will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints or disputes regarding the use or disclosure of personal data within 45 days of receiving your complaint. Almabase, Inc. has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles to the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint.
Under certain limited circumstances, individuals in the EEA or Switzerland may invoke binding Privacy Shield arbitration as a last resort if all other forms of dispute resolution (discussed above) have been unsuccessful. To learn more about this method of resolution and its availability to you, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
Almabase, Inc. is subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for purposes of Privacy Shield enforcement.