Privacy Policy

The Alabama Retail Association has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for Alabama Retail Association, and the information services therein.

THE ONLY PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED IS INFORMATION YOU GIVE US: We collect and maintain only that personal information that you voluntarily provide to the association. Alabama Retail Association will not willfully disclose individually identifiable information about its visitors or members to any third party without first receiving permission from that visitor or member. Our intent in collecting information is to provide the most personalized and relevant experience with the association and its website. The Alabama Retail Association is the sole owner of all data collected on this site.

IP ADDRESSES AND HOW WE USE LOG FILES TO BETTER SERVE YOU: IP addresses are recorded in our website log files. Your IP address only indicated where you connected from, it does not tell us who you are when you are just browsing through our site.We use log files to assess the aggregate level of traffic to this site including what pages people are visiting, and to diagnose any potential problems with the website.

INFORMATION COLLECTED WHEN YOU MAKE PAYMENTS OR DONATIONS: When you make a payment or contribution, any credit card information provided is only used to immediately process your donation. Alabama Retail uses Pay Pal to process its payments. Please visit the Pay Pal website to review its privacy policy. You do not have to have a Pay Pal account to purchase items from or make a donation to Alabama Retail. We do not retain your credit card information once the donation is processed online. Also, minors (individuals under the age of 18) are prohibited.

WE ASK THAT CHILDREN UNDER 18 NOT SUBMIT THEIR INFORMATION. In accordance with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) this site does not knowingly collect information from children. You must be at least 18 years old to sign up for e-mail news or make an online credit card contribution. We encourage parents to participate actively in their children’s Internet experience.

WE WILL NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. Under no circumstance will we sell your information to third parties (including but not limited to commercial entities).

Any time we ask you for contact information (such as your name and e-mail address) and demographic information (like your zip code, age, or income level), this information will be used to send you information about our site or company, it will not be shared with any third party.

We may use online surveys to ask visitors for information that will help us provide information to make our website better or to gather statistical information on the retail industry. We may ask for demographic information (like your zip code, age, or income level) during these surveys but we will not ask for names, e-mail information or addresses.

Under limited circumstances, we may disclose information voluntarily entered by users of this site for the use of our service providers. We also reserve the right to share information voluntarily entered by users of our site in the event that it is necessary to comply with any legal process including but not limited to court orders, and subpoenas.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES: This site contains links to other sites. Alabama Retail Association is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites; nor should a link from this site be construed as an endorsement of that site’s content, services or practices.

PARTNERS AND AFFILIATIONS: Alabama Retail Association may establish special relationships with other companies and websites that enable us to provide products and services. These areas within our website will be clearly marked, however we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any Partner or Affiliation. Should you choose to visit a Partner or Affiliate site, you may want to review their privacy policy.

USE OF COOKIES AND PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY: We do make use of cookies to personalize and customize your interaction with this site and to provide you with the best possible online experience. A cookie is a tiny text file that is placed on your hard drive when you voluntarily register with our site or voluntarily take part in one of our online polls. Only the server (website) that places the cookie(s) can read the cookie. These text files do not contain any personal information and cannot be used by this site or anyone else to obtain any information that you do not voluntarily provide.

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CONTACTING THE WEBSITE: If you have any questions about this privacy policy statement, the practices of the Alabama Retail Association website, or your dealings with Alabama Retail Association, you can contact:

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WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REVISE OR UPDATE THIS PRIVACY POLICY AT ANY TIME. Alabama Retail Association reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy Statement at any time. If any changes to this privacy policy are made, the date that the revised or updated policy is posted will appear at the bottom of the page.