Privacy Statement for altcfm.org

ALTCFM has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: altcfm.org

Gathering of Information

This website does not collect personally identifying information about any individual website user except when knowingly provided by such individual. For example, we may ask you for information when you register for meetings, participate in a survey or ask to receive a newsletter or e-mail. You always have the option not to provide the information we request.

Our site's secure information requires users to give us contact information (like their name and email address). We use contact information to send the user information about ALTCFM. The user's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Use of Information

Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on our website. We achieve this goal by, among other things, providing interactive communications such as our electronic newsletters to the e-mail address that you provide to us, and developing future editorial content based on your interests. To develop content targeted to your interests, we use aggregated user information to determine which areas of our website users prefer based upon traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but instead how well each page or content area performs overall.

This website contains both free public pages and also password-secured pages for members only. We derive revenues from membership dues, meeting fees and sponsorships. In order to attract and retain sponsors we use the aggregated, anonymous information that we gather (as well as information from third-party market researchers) to describe our services to partners and to assist our sponsors to better understand our audience. We do not disclose personally identifying information about our users to these parties.

This website may also disclose information about our users when we believe, in good faith, that the disclosure is required by law.

When you are on an area of altcfm.org and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with ALTCFM.

Any personally identifiable information provided by our users as part of an advertiser promotion online may be provided directly to advertisers.

Please be aware that altcfm.org sponsors, advertisers or websites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you when visiting their websites. The information practices of those parties and websites linked to altcfm.org are not covered by this privacy statement. altcfm.org users should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas or bulletin boards, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.

Kids under 13: Do not send any information about yourself to us--including information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Cookies

A cookie is a data file that a website might save on your computer or device. This website writes a temporary cookie with non-personal technical information that allows the site to function. If you review your cookies, this cookie is named the same as this site and is called ASP.NET_SessionId. This cookie is deleted automatically when you are no longer viewing this website.

If you check the "Remember Me" option at Sign-in, this website writes another cookie, named the same as this site and called UserSettings. UserSettings contains your encrypted Email Address, encrypted Password and also your local time zone. This cookie allows you to sign-in automatically on your next visit to this site, as long as you are using the same computer or device. Whenever you Sign-out, the UserSettings cookie is automatically deleted. If you do not return to this site in 90 days, the cookie is deleted.

Most website browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, or to refuse all cookies. However, if you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from this website, you may not be able to use certain features of this website.

Browser Level Information

altcfm.org Web servers automatically collect information about a site user's IP address, browser type and referrer by reading this information from the user's browser (information provided by every user's browser). This information is collected in a database and used--in an aggregated, anonymous manner--in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our website. This information is automatically logged by most websites.

Definitions:

IP address: Every computer connected to the Internet has a numeric address called an “IP address." This may or may not correspond uniquely to a particular computer. In some cases, IP addresses can be resolved to domain names, which may indicate a site visitor's Internet service provider, employer, university, etc.

Browser type: A user’s browser is a software program running on a computer that allows users to access documents on the World Wide Web. They read HTML coded pages that reside on a server and interpret the coding into what the user sees as Web pages. Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox are examples of Web browsers. Browser type typically discloses hardware platform, operating system, and browser software and version.

Referrer: The referrer is the address of the Internet resource or page that causes a browser to request a page or image from altcfm.org servers.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor.

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database, to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service:

On our page menus, click "My Person Info" or "Sign-in" to edit your personal information and options. Or,

Email a service representative at altcfm.org

Correct/Update

This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided:

On our page menus, click "My Person Info" or "Sign-in" to edit your personal information and options. Or,

Email a service representative at altcfm.org

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can email altcfm.org

This statement may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.