The ALSA is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following statement to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of the ALSA website. The ALSA website is owned and operated by the Alberta Liquor Store Association.
If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, please first contact us.
Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on our website. We use aggregated (gathered up data across all user accounts) information to develop content targeted to users’ interests and to better the website user experience. ALSA is committed to your privacy and will not share any personal information with any third party at any time, unless required by law.
Gathering of Information
The ALSA does not collect personally identifying information about any individual ALSA website user except when knowingly provided by such individual. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address, name and address when you register to become a member of the ALSA. You may also provide information to the ALSA in other contexts, including, for example, in order to register for an event. If you order something from the ALSA, we may request additional personal information, such as your address, telephone number and credit card information, in order to complete the purchase. You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the ALSA website, but you may be unable to access certain options and services. When you register or become a member of the ALSA or provide information to the ALSA in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, choose to accept cookies only from certain websites or to refuse all cookies. However, if you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from our website, you may not be able to use certain features of the site.
The ALSA web servers log information about a site user’s IP address, browser type and the current URL the user is requesting. This information is always provided by each and every user’s browser. These log files are stored in a secure location 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.
Use of Information
Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on our website.
To Provide Interactive Communications From the ALSA website
To enhance your experience we may provide you with interactive communications, such as our electronic newsletters, to the e-mail address that you provide to us. Such interactive communications are provided only to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them as part of their user profile.
From time to time we may provide e-mails highlighting new features, promotions or contests on the website to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to send such communications as part of their user profile.
Control of Your Information
Registered users may change the information stored in their member profile such as e-mail address, postal code, country, and name, and they may elect to stop receiving newsletters or marketing material from the ALSA. Users may choose to stop receiving such communications at any time by visiting the “To unsubscribe or change your email settings” link found at the end of any such e-mail received.
Sharing of Information
When you are on an area of the ALSA and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with the ALSA as well as business partners and vendors providing hosting and other services for the ALSA.
We use third parties to provide credit card processing, e-mail service providers and hosting services on our site. When you sign up for such services, we will share your personally identifiable information as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of your information by not using that particular service.
As Necessary to Provide Services to You
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of newsletter mailings, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service. In some instances these companies may collect information directly from you (such as for credit card processing for the purchase of investment newsletters). In these cases, you will be notified of the involvement of the external service provider. In all cases, these companies are subject to agreements that require them to maintain the confidentiality of your information and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
As Required By Law
The ALSA may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on the ALSA or to protect and defend the rights or property of the ALSA.
Your information is stored on the ALSA’s servers located in the United States. We use industry standard procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption, “firewalls” and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.