ALPALS takes every precaution to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the Website, your information is protected. When you enter sensitive information, such as a credit card number, the information is encrypted with industry-standard encryption software-SSL. While on a secure page, such as our membership application, the lock icon displays when using Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.
Information Collection and Use
ALPALS collects information in several ways on our Web site. Personal information is collected when you: sign up for membership or register to participate in one our programs.
The type of information collected includes names, addresses, email address, telephone and fax numbers, credit card information, and information on your preferences regarding membership.
Information collected from other areas of the site may be used for billing purposes and to fill customer orders. Contact information may be used to contact you regarding your request or registration.
At times, email and postal addresses are used to contact members in order to generate volunteer support for the organization. Information may also be used to send promotions from ALPALS sponsors. However, ALPALS does not sell its membership lists to third parties.
Cookies are files stored on a user's computer. They are correlated to the particular user but are not linked to any personally identifiable information. Some functionality of the website may require that a visitor login. In those cases, this login information can be stored on the user's computer in the cookies, and will reside on the user's computer for an extended period of time. The cookies are used to maintain login information and shopping basket contents.
Like most Web sites, ALPAL's Web site tracks individuals' site use. For instance, ALPALS is able to identify the pages that registered users access. ALPALS uses these statistics in order to provide better service and to improve the function and quality of the site for you and other users. ALPALS does not share this information with outside parties.
ALPALS uses Stripe for credit card processing. This company does not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
ALPALS also uses outside sources for Web site hosting and maintenance. The Web Host and consultant may have access to information stored in our Web databases and log files. The data is stored for display or order processing as appropriate. The servers that store this information are in a secure environment provided by our hosting company. ALPALS staff and their contractors who need information to perform a specific job such as order processing are granted access to personally identifiable information.
ALPALS's sponsors have access to statistics regarding the number of click-throughs to their company websites. They have access to information pertaining to their particular sponsorhip, and are not provided any personally identifiable information.
Visitors to www.alpals.org can rest assured, knowing that their personal information is safe and secure.