Why we collect personal information
We collect your personal information because it helps us deliver a superior level of customer service. It enables us to give you convenient access to our products and services and focus on categories of greatest interest to you. In addition, your personal information helps us keep you posted on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers, and events that you might like to hear about.
What information we collect and how we may use it
There are a number of situations in which your personal information may help us give you better products. For example:
- We may ask for your personal information when you’re discussing a service issue on the phone with an associate, downloading a software update, registering your products, or purchasing a product.
- When you interact with Alpha Innovations, we may collect personal information relevant to the situation, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and contact preferences; informations about the Alpha Innovations products you own, such as their serial numbers and date of purchase; and information relating to a support or service issue.
- We collect information regarding customer activities on our websites. This helps us to determine how best to provide useful information to customers and to understand which parts of our websites, products, and Internet services are of most interest to them.
- We may use personal information to provide products that you have requested as well as for auditing, research, and analysis to improve Alpha Innovations’s products.
When we disclose your information
Alpha Innovations takes your privacy very seriously. Alpha Innovations does not sell or rent your contact information to other marketers.
With our service providers, vendors, and strategic partners
There are also times when it may be advantageous for Alpha Innovations to make certain personal information about you available to companies that Alpha Innovations has a strategic relationship with or that perform work for Alpha Innovations to provide products and services to you on our behalf. These companies may help us process information, extend credit, fulfill customer orders, deliver products to you, manage and enhance customer data, provide customer service, assess your interest in our products and services, or conduct customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are also obligated to protect your personal information in accordance with Alpha Innovations’s policies, except if we inform you otherwise at the time of collection. For example, when you purchase and activate facility management service, you authorize Alpha Innovations and its carrier to exchange the information that you provide during the activation process to carry out service. If you are approved for service, your account will be governed by Alpha Innovations and its carrier’s respective privacy policies. Without such information being made available, it would be difficult for you to purchase products, have products delivered to you, receive customer service, provide us feedback to improve our products and services, or access certain services, offers, and content on the Alpha Innovations website.
At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.
How we protect your personal information Alpha Innovations takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Integrity of your personal information
Alpha Innovations has safeguards in place to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date for the purposes for which it is used. Naturally, you always have the right to access and correct the personal information you have provided. And you can request a copy of your personal information, your product registration history, and your interactions with our sales and support agents by contacting us at the email address below.
Cookies and other technologies
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Alpha Innovations will not use the information collected to market directly to that person.
In some of our email messages we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Alpha Innovations website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in the email.
In addition we use pixel tags — tiny graphic images — to tell us what parts of our website customers have visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches customers perform on our site.
Pixel tags also enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read. And they tell us whether emails have been opened to ensure that we’re sending only messages that are of interest to our customers. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a customer. We store all of this information in a secure database located in France.
Our companywide commitment to your privacy
As we said, Alpha Innovations takes protecting your privacy very seriously. To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate these guidelines to Alpha Innovations employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.