Collection of your Personal Information
Online Alterego collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Online Alterego may also collect anonymous demographic information which is not unique to you such as your country or residence, postal or zip code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Online Alterego. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Online Alterego for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the onlinealterego.com website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through onlinealterego.com public message boards this information may be collected and used by others. Online Alterego does not read any of your private online communications.
Online Alterego encourages you to review the Privacy Policies of websites you choose to link to from onlinealterego.com so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Online Alterego is not responsible for the Privacy Policies or other content on websites outside of the onlinealterego.com website.
Use of your Personal Information
Online Alterego collects and uses your personal information to operate the onlinealterego.com website and deliver the services you have requested. Online Alterego also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Online Alterego and its affiliates. Online Alterego may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Online Alterego does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Online Alterego may from time to time contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases your unique personally identifiable information such as your email address, name, physical address and telephone number is not transferred to the third party. In addition Online Alterego may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Online Alterego and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Online Alterego does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations without your explicit consent.
Online Alterego keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within onlinealterego.com in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within onlinealterego.com to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Online Alterego will disclose your personal information without notice only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Online Alterego or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Online Alterego; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of onlinealterego.com or the public.
The onlinealterego.com website uses “cookies” to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example if you personalise onlinealterego.com pages or register with the onlinealterego.com website or services a cookie helps onlinealterego.com to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information such as billing addresses, shipping addresses and so on. When you return to the same onlinealterego.com web pages the information you previously provided can be retrieved so you can easily use the onlinealterego.com features that you customised.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the onlinealterego.com services or web pages you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Online Alterego secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. Online Alterego secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment protected from unauthorised access use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites it is protected through the use of encryption such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
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