What Personally Identifiable Information Is Collected When Making a Purchase?
When you make a purchase on our site, you provide the following information:
– E-mail address
– Billing and shipping address
– Telephone number
– Credit card number and expiration date, or other form of payment
Alternative Electronics, Inc.. uses a secured network to handle your personal information. A secured server is used and information is transmitted via SSL encryption. This security technology makes it safe to enter and transmit your credit card over the Internet by providing the following protections:
Server authentication – keeps out impostors
Privacy using encryption – keeps out eavesdroppers
Data integrity – keeps out vandals
Personal information relating to you and your order history are only available to employees of Alternative Electronics, Inc.. and cannot be modified by web visitors. We do not store your credit card number on our Web Site.
alternative-electronics.com logs the user’s IP Address and other information such as the type of device or browser you’re using, your browsing behavior while on our website, and the URLs of the websites you were at before you visited our site (these are called “referring URLs”). This is used for system administration, to examine overall traffic trends, troubleshooting, etc. This information is used only in the aggregate form. IP addresses are not linked to any personally identifiable information, unless you make a purchase. When you make a purchase the IP address is logged with the order, but is not shared with any other companies or agencies except in the case of fraud where information is provided to the appropriate authorities.
When you make a purchase from alternative-electronics.com we will ask for information such as name, address and credit card information. This information is stored in a secured database, only accessible to employees with access rights to this information. User’s credit information is transferred over a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) line. This ensures your information is encrypted and cannot be read by any other Internet users. AE will not charge your credit card until your order is shipped.
To be sure you’re browsing secure pages, check your Web browser for the closed padlock icon. Also, all browsers display an “s” after the “http” (https://…) in the Web site address to indicate that you’re in a secure environment.
We also protect your purchase by preventing the shipment of merchandise to a fraudulent address. All billing and shipping addresses are verified electronically.
AE follows best practices for storing of data by using locked file cabinets for any paper files and shredding of documents when no longer needed. We are using full PCI compliant electronic storage processes including firewalls, encryption and other security measures to keep your information safe. Only authorized employees have access to this data.
Managing your information:
Personal information relating to you and your order history are only available to authorized Alternative Electronics, Inc.. employees. You cannot edit this information online, unless you have created an account on our Web site. You can request to update or correct your personal information by contacting our sales department via phone or email as provided below or by emailing our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
We may use the information you provide to send you marketing communications and in some circumstances, we may share your information with certain third parties to perform services on our behalf. Alternative Electronics, Inc.. will give visitors a choice whether they wish to be on the mailing list, receive promotions, information or updates about the site. The visitor may choose to remove their name from the site’s mailing list by clicking the “remove” link at the bottom of any promotional email communication.
AE may use embedded scripts in connection with the Web site. “Embedded scripts” are programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with a website, such as the links you click on, and may assist our customers in providing us with information used to improve the web site experience. Alternative Electronics, Inc.. does not provide any third party with any individually identifiable information other than that which is necessary to complete your order or to perform services on our behalf. Specifically, Alternative Electronics, Inc.. gives your name, shipping address, phone number, and order information to our shipping carrier. Alternative Electronics, Inc.. also supplies your name, billing address, and credit card information to the credit card processor who bills your account. Alternative Electronics, Inc.. has strict guidelines requiring all third parties to keep any shared personal information confidential.
alternative-electronics.com may direct you to other sites with which we associate or are outside our service. These other sites may use their own “cookies”, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Please be advised alternative-electronics.com is not responsible for the privacy policies and guidelines on these sites. alternative-electronics.com suggests you review their policies before you utilize their site.