When placing an order by telephone or over the Internet, you are placing an enormous amount of trust in the company taking your information. Altex respects that trust and treats your information with the respect it deserves.
Notice of Information Collected and Disclosed
This Policy tells you, among other things, what information we gather from you through our Site, how we may use or disclose that information, and our efforts to protect it.
In connection with your use of our Site, we may collect the following information:
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you to anyone, except as permitted by law, however, we may choose to disclose all of the information we collect, as described above, to companies that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other similar companies with whom we have joint marketing agreements. Altex is the owner of the information collected on this Site. Altex may share aggregate information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties, though such summary information will not identify any specifics related to you. We may use the personal identifying information you provide to administer Site usage and monitor traffic-levels, and to contact you regarding improvements we can make to our Site and our services, if necessary. We also may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may use your e-mail address to contact you directly regarding services, products or information that we believe might interest you. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.
Altex restricts access to your nonpublic personal information to those employees who need to know that information to provide information to you. Altex maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your nonpublic personal information.
If you prefer that we not disclose nonpublic personal information about you to nonaffiliated third parties, you may opt out of those disclosures; that is, you may direct us not to make those disclosures (other than disclosures permitted by law). If you receive communications from us that you do not want to receive, you can opt-out from receiving these communications, by specifically telling us to stop sending them to you. If you wish to opt out of disclosures to nonaffiliated third parties, you may call Altex at the following number: (800) 531-5369.
Onward Transfer (Transfers to Third Parties)
We will apply the Notice and Opt-out policies discussed above in the event we propose to disclose your information to a third party.
It should be noted that e-mails and other information you send to us is not encrypted and cannot be considered a secure means of transmitting sensitive information. Altex will never ask you to submit your financial data such as your credit card account numbers, via e-mail. You should be aware of the limitations of security, authentication, encryption, and privacy measures used in connection with the Internet and that any information you transmit through the Site may be damaged, corrupted, "sniffed" and/or accessed by another person without your permission.
Regardless of the precautions taken by you or by us, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. We cannot ensure or warrant the ultimate security of any information you transmit.
Collection and Use of IP Addresses
We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
A cookie is a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the Site uses to track the pages you've visited.
When you register at the Site, Altex uses a cookie to store a unique, random user ID. We do not store passwords or any personal information about you. We may use this ID to identify you anonymously in our database and to track information while you are on our Site. Cookies also enable you to enter the Site as a registered user without having to log on each time.
The Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Altex may not be responsible for content or the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.
If you have a comment, question or request, or if you need to contact Altex for any other reason, there are two easy ways to do so.