ALLOY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. PRIVACY POLICY

 

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is January 1, 2017.

 

Alloy Technologies, Inc. is the corporate name for Alloy. In this Privacy Policy, when the words “Alloy”, “our”, “us” or “we” are used, they shall refer to Alloy Technologies, Inc., and when the words “you”, “your”, or “User” are used, they refer to you.

 

We know that your information is important, and we want you to know that it is important to us as well. We have prepared this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to clearly inform you of our policies and procedures regarding all of your information including what data we collect about you, how we collect it and how we use and disclose that information. In addition, the Privacy Policy informs you of your options regarding your information and how to contact us if you have any questions.

 

By using our web site (the “Site”), participating in our services (collectively with the Site, the “Services”), or by providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may change this Privacy Policy by posting a new version on the Site. By using the Services after the date of such change, you represent and warrant that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by all terms of the Privacy Policy then in effect.

Information we collect and how we use it

We only collect information that is relevant to the purpose of providing you with the best possible experience of our Services. We collect many different types of information through several different ways, including but not limited to:

 

  1. Personalization- at the User level, to provide a personalized experience of the Services for each User.

 

  • Logged Data – Logged data is collected by our servers about connections, devices and network conditions while a User is connected to the Service.
    • How we collect Log Data. We collect and store certain types of system log data whenever you interact with the Service, including search terms, pages viewed, the IP address, (with more information on how we use your IP address below in the “IP Addresses” section), the browser brand and version, what device is being used and the operating system of the device.

 

    • How we use Logged Data. We collect logged data to better understand which devices are using the Service and their performance levels in order to continually optimize our software and Services to provide the most efficient and stable service to Users.  We may use 3rd parties to help us analyze certain Logged Data.  For example, we may use service providers such as Google Analytics or comparable services to help us analyze User activity.

 

  • Cookies – Cookies are small files stored on your device with information that comes from us.
    • How cookies are created. Our servers send information to your browser and then store that information in a text file on your device. Each time our servers connect to that same browser, we then can read and update that cookie with more information.

    • How cookies are used. The main purpose of utilizing cookies is to provide a customized experience or a more efficient experience each time you visit the Services. We use two types of cookies: Persistent Cookies and Session Cookies.

 

      • Persistent Cookies – These are cookies that persist after you have logged out of the Services. We use Persistent Cookies to maintain information between logged in sessions.

 

      • Session Cookies - These are cookies that only exist during a logged in session. We use Session Cookies to use information about a specific session to enhance User experience.

 

  • IP Addresses
    • How we collect IP Addresses. Like most web sites, each time you visit the Site, we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came.

 

    • How we use IP Addresses. In order to administer and optimize the Site for you and to diagnose problems with our Site, we use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.

 

Children.  Alloy does not knowingly collect information from children, and the Services are not intended for children under the age of 13.

Other Uses of Collected Information. In addition to collecting information to deliver our Services, improve our Services, develop content, help Users manage their accounts, and communicate with Users, we may also use collected information as described more fully in a separate agreement that we may have with individual Users.

 

How we contact you. We may contact you in connection with your transactions and other activities on in connection with the Services, including, but not limited to, confirmation emails, or to deliver important news that could affect your relationship with the Services.

Sharing of your information

  • Personally Identifiable Information – Personally Identifiable Information is information that can be used to specifically identify, contact or locate a single person or can be used in conjunction with other sources to uniquely identify a single individual. The Services contain your Personally Identifiable Information. If you choose to provide us with your information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers, which may be located in the United States.
    • Operations. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services to operate the Services. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose.

 

    • Required by Law. We reserve the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information from both private and public areas of the Site at our discretion, (i) if required by law, or (ii) to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process.

  • Aggregated Non-Personally Identifiable Data – We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information to outside third parties to facilitate the Services, to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Services, to analyze and understand how the Services are used and for sales and marketing purposes.

 

  • Business Transfers or Change of Control – We reserve the right to transfer, sell and/or distribute all information collected through the Services to an affiliate, subsidiary, or third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or part of our business, assets or stock. We will use our best efforts to ensure that the new entity follows this Privacy Policy with respect to your Personally Identifiable Information, as and to the extent required by applicable law.

 

  • “Do Not Track Requests” – We do not track or respond to browser “do not track” requests.

Information storage and protection

  • Passwords – User’s use of the Services may require the creation of an account and password which is controlled by the User. Users may change their password at any time. In order to maintain your password protection, do not give your password to anyone. If you share a computer, you should sign out of your Alloy account and close the browser window before someone else logs on. This will help protect your information entered on public terminals from disclosure to third parties. If you think that your password has been stolen, please contact Alloy immediately.

 

  • Information Security – Alloy utilizes commercially reasonable safeguards, and relies on commercially reasonable standards of practice to ensure that we safeguard information to the best of our ability. However, we cannot guarantee that our efforts will prevent information retrieval methods that we cannot predict. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that your information will not be accessed, altered, destroyed or disclosed to unauthorized parties, and you use our Site and Services at your own risk.

 

  • Information Retention. To preserve the integrity of our databases, standard procedure calls for us to retain information submitted by Users for an indefinite length of time. Alloy understands your submissions as consent to store all your information in one place for this indefinite length of time, if we so wish. If required by law, as is the case to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will nullify User Content by erasing it from our database. We will also respond to written User requests to nullify account information. If you wish to make such a request, which requires that we verify your identity, or if you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, contact Alloy at [email protected] or using the Contact Information as provided below.

 

  • Notification of Compromised Service – If at any time, your account or other accounts are compromised, Alloy will make any legally required disclosures in a reasonable time to you via the email account that you provided us on your account.

 

  • No Control over Third Party Web sites Alloy may contain links to other web sites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our Users to be aware when they leave our Site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personally Identifiable Information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Alloy.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us. You may email us at [email protected] or send mail to:

 

Alloy Technologies, Inc.

Attn: Privacy Policy

70 Zoe Street, Suite 201

San Francisco, CA 94107

Changes to Privacy Policy

If you decide to use the Services, your activity and any disputes are subject to this Privacy Policy and the application of California Law. Alloy may amend this Privacy Policy at any time, at its sole discretion.