Alotech.com Website Privacy Policy

 

  1. Purpose of the Privacy Policy

Alotech.com (hereinafter will be referred as “the website”) is brought to you by AloTech whose registered address is Yildiz Technical University Teknopark R&D Center, Block B No:2 Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey (hereinafter will be referred as AloTech or “we,” “our,” or “us”). This Privacy Policy describes the types of personal and non-personal information we collect on the website and during providing services, how we use such information and to whom and under what circumstances we may disclose it. By using the website and our services, you agree to the collection, use and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, you shall not use the website.

  1. Adherence to US Safe Harbor Framework

It is the policy of AloTech to comply with the requirements of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. AloTech has self-certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement with respect to all personal information transferred from the EU or Switzerland to the US (personal information) within the scope of its Safe Harbor certification.

 

  1. Basic Principles of Our Privacy Policy
  • We may collect some information on you, but you control how much you share about yourself.
  • We do not collect information from children under 13 years of age.
  • We will not sell or rent your personal information in connection with the products or services you are seeking.
  • If we use a third party to assist us, they will be bound to protect your information.
  • We may aggregate information and use such information for our business purposes.
  • In certain legal situations, we may be compelled to disclose your personal information, but we will let you know if that occurs.
  • If you are outside the United States, you understand and agree that we may store your information in the United States.
  • We self-certify compliance with the US-EU Safe Harbor.

 

 

  1. Methods of Collecting Information

4.1. The Information Submitted by You

The data such as your first name and surname, email addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and certain information related to the business you represent may be collected on the website when you request information, subscribe to or order a product or service, register as a user, respond to an online survey or otherwise actively send us data. While charging for services we will also collect payment information such as credit card number and related verification information, phone number, and billing and shipping addresses. By actively submitting the information, you will have a full knowledge in what data we collect through the website.

4.2. The Information Collected Through Standard Operation of the Website

As part of the standard operation of the website, we may collect information from your computer or device, including but not limited to your browser type, operating system, IP address and the domain name from which you accessed the website, and if you are accessing our website with your mobile device, type of mobile device. In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time you visit the website, the areas or pages of the website that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing the website, the number of times you return to the website and other click-stream data.

4.3. Cookies and Other Technologies

Cookies” are small text files sent from a Site to the hard drive of a user’s computer to store bits of information related to that user. Cookies can store information about users, including IP addresses, navigational data, server information, data transfer times, user preferences, and passwords needed to access the special areas on the Site. We may use cookies to collect the information described above. We may also use cookies to: (1) provide you with customized content; (2) monitor website usage; (3) remember you when you return to the website; and (4) conduct research to improve our content and services.
 You may configure your Internet browser, using the “help” function, to be notified when a cookie is sent (giving you the option to decide whether to accept it or not), and to reject cookies or remove cookies. However, if you reject or remove cookies, you might not be able to access certain pages or use important functions on the Site, including downloading documents and establishing a user profile.

The website also uses Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and log files to identify server problems. In particular, we utilize, to the extent allowed under applicable law, Google Analytics services to track Site usage for statistical purposes.

 

4.4. No Information Collected From Children

We will never knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately removed from any access. Because we do not collect such information, we have no such information to use or to disclose to third parties. We have designed this policy in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).

4.5. Credit Card and Bank Information

We may, in certain instances, collect credit card or banking and related information when an individual orders a service. AloTech uses a third-party intermediary to manage credit card processing. This intermediary is not permitted to store, retain, or use your billing information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on behalf of AloTech. When the credit card or banking information is submitted to us, such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. We will use the banking information for purposes of processing and completing the requested transaction payment, and the information will be disclosed to third parties only as necessary to complete the job.

  1. Use of Information

We may use the information we collect from and about you for any of the following purposes;

(a) for account verification and to fulfill your requests for services;

(b) to contact you with information and promotional materials and offers from our company as well as from our subsidiaries, affiliates, marketing partners, advertisers and other third parties;

(c) to contact you when necessary;

(d) to review website usage and operations;

(e) to address problems with the website, our business or our products and services;

(f) to protect the security or integrity of the website and our business; and

(g) otherwise, as we disclose to you at the point of information collection.

 

  1. Third Party Hosting, Serving and Storage

WE MAY CONTRACT WITH A VARIETY OF THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS, PROVIDERS, AND VENDORS FROM TIME TO TIME, TO PROVIDE FOR OUR HOSTING, AUTHENTICATION, SERVING, STORAGE AND TELECOMMUNICATION NEEDS, ETC., INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION STORAGE OF OUR USERS PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM, ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR CULPABLE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENT) ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY OUR THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS OR VENDORS.

 

  1. Where We Store and Process Data

We store and process the data in the cloud across multiple data centers globally.

  1. Disclosure of Information

We use, disclose, transfer and otherwise process Personal Information in several ways. When you place an order online, we use the Personal Information you provide, including the credit/debit card or payment information, to provide the products or services requested. If you create a user profile, we will store your Personal Information as requested to manage your profile. If you later decide that you do not want us to store such information, you may and ask us to delete the Personal Information in your profile. AloTech also may disclose and transfer Personal Information to IT providers, fulfillment houses, and other subcontractors that assist with the operation of the website and/or the associated business transactions, which may be located within any country, including countries which may not offer a level of protection equivalent to the country in which you are located. All such parties will be required to keep Personal Information secure and only process it in accordance with our instructions.

Personal Information may also, subject to the requirements of applicable law, be used, disclosed and transferred to law enforcement personnel and other persons in situations where we believe that it is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal proceedings against someone who may be misusing the website, using the website without proper authorization, interfering with the rights of AloTech, or when AloTech reasonably believes that the law requires such disclosure.

We may also disclose and transfer Personal Information, subject to the requirements of applicable law, where necessary or appropriate to protect the security of the website, to protect AloTech and our affiliated companies against liability, and/or in connection with the sale or transfer of all or part of the business. We may also share your personal information where you have granted us permission, and we reserve the right to fully use and disclose any information collected via the website that is not in personally identifiable form.

  1. Opt Out

You may choose not to receive future promotional, advertising or activity-related emails from us by selecting an Unsubscribe link at the bottom of emails/notifications that you receive from us. Our unsubscribe process impacts only the future delivery of electronic mailings disseminated by us. Of course, you may still receive certain administrative emails from us as it relates to changes in our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy or your account.

  1. Accuracy

We offer individuals the right to access and ability to correct, if necessary, their personal information which we collect and process. If you have any questions or complaints, or wish to exercise your rights, please contact us at: support@alotech.com.

To the extent that you provide us with Personally Identifiable Information, our goal is to maintain accurate information, so if you wish to delete or correct any inaccuracy in your Personally Identifiable Information, you may submit a request by email to support@alotech.com. Please include adequate details for your request.

The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly developing. As a result, we strongly encourage individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of new technology.

  1. Telemarketing

We may use Personally Identifiable Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones and cell phones. You may have your telephone number or cell phone number listed on a state or federal do not call registry. By registering and using this Service, you are waiving your rights and privileges under these laws and expressly giving permission of Company and any agent of Company the right to contact you by telephone or cell phone, and you agree that such act constitutes an inquiry and/or application for purposes of the Amended Telemarketing Sales Rule (16 CFR §310 et seq.), as amended from time to time (the “Rule”). Further, if you are residing outside the United States, by registering and using this Service, you acknowledge that the processing of your individual information may involve the transfer of such Individual information from within or outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to countries within or outside the EEA whose data protection regulation may not be as stringent as that within the European Union. We may use individual information to provide the services you’ve requested, including services that display customized content and advertising.
Wireless Addresses. If the e-mail address you provide to us is a wireless e-mail or text address or if you provide a phone number for text messaging, you agree to receive messages at such address from us or our business associates (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the unsubscribe portion of this policy). You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
Short Message Service. We may make available a service through which you can receive messages on your wireless device via short message service (“SMS Service”). Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS service may include your name, address, cell phone number, your provider’s name, and the date, time, and content of your messages. You represent that you are 18 years of age and the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges. In addition to any fee of which you are notified, your provider’s standard messaging rates apply to our confirmation and all subsequent SMS correspondence. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. We will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages, as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your network operator. SMS message services are provided on an AS IS basis. We may also obtain the date, time and content of your messages in the course of your use of the SMS Service. We will use the information we obtain in connection with our SMS Service in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If fees are charged to your wireless account invoice, we may provide your carrier with your applicable information in connection therewith. Your wireless carrier and other service providers may also collect data about your wireless device usage, and their practices are governed by their own policies.

  1. Marketing

We will use your Personally Identifiable Information for any marketing and survey purpose on our behalf and our affiliates, parent and subsidiaries to send information to you about additional goods or services that may be of interest to you. In addition, we may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third party agents and independent contractors to help us conduct our marketing and survey efforts and to share with other companies in connection with marketing efforts including but not limited to direct marketing. You may have no relationship with these other companies.

  1. Co-sponsored Offerings

We may provide an offering which is co-sponsored by another company. In those situations, the Personally Identifiable Information we obtain from you in connection with such offering may be shared with our co-sponsor. In those situations, our co-sponsors will have the right to use your Personally Identifiable Information for their own purposes, in accordance with their own policies. If you do not wish for the information we obtain from you to be shared with our co-sponsor, then do not enter such contest, sweepstake or other offering or otherwise provide to us any Personally Identifiable Information in connection with such contest, sweepstake or other offering. We are not responsible for how our co-sponsors may use your information.

  1. Data Summary

We may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information, about all persons or sub-groups of persons.

 

  1. Security

We have taken reasonable physical, electronic, contractual, and managerial steps to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you. You hereby shall acknowledge that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure although we take all reasonable steps. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you register on our website or for our services, you hereby agree that it is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. If you supply financial information as part of completing a transaction, we will encrypt the transmission of that data.

  1. Links to Other Internet Sites

 

The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Policy are for this website and other specified activities only. Other Sites hosted by third parties may have different practices. If you link to or otherwise visit any other Sites managed by third parties, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites. AloTech has no control over those Sites and is not responsible or liable for the policies and practices followed by third parties.

 

  1. Retention of Data

 

Valensas will keep your Personal Information for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, to provide you with services and to conduct our legitimate business interests or where otherwise required by applicable law.

 

  1. Revisions to this Privacy Policy

 

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time in our discretion. Please check this Privacy Policy frequently and particularly before you submit additional Personal Information via the website. All revisions to this Privacy Policy will be posted on the website via a link from the home page. In the event that we change a significant or material term in this Privacy Policy, we will notify affected visitors by revising the link on the home page to read “Revised Privacy Policy.”

 

  1. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution Body

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of Turkey. In case of any dispute, the Parties shall first pursue amicable settlement. If they cannot settle the dispute, they hereby agree to submit the dispute to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Istanbul, Turkey.

 

 

  1. Effective Date

This Privacy Policy becomes effective when it is posted on the website for public access.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@alo-tech.com.