I. Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Always Open Commerce collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Always Open Commerce’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Always Open Commerce’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Always Open Commerce may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Always Open Commerce also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://alwaysopencommerce.com blog posts. AOC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP address under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
II. Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to our website choose to interact with Always Open Commerce in ways that require Always Open Commerce to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Always Open Commerce gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at https://alwaysopencommerce.com to provide a username and email address.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but keep in mind that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
V. Links to External Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites, products, or services.
VI. Protection of Information
Always Open Commerce discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on AOC’s behalf or to provide services available at AOC’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Always Open Commerce’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Always Open Commerce will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Always Open Commerce discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or when AOC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Always Open Commerce, third parties, or the public at large.
If you are a registered client of Always Open Commerce and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Always Open Commerce and our offered services. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other clients. Always Open Commerce takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
VII. Aggregated Statistics
Always Open Commerce may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. AOC may display this information publicly or provide to other mandated entities such as corporations and government agencies. However, Always Open Commerce does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
VIII. Affiliate Disclosure
This site uses affiliate links and does earn a commission from certain links. This does not affect your quotations or the prices of services you may pay.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, Always Open Commerce uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer (or device).
Those who engage in transactions with Always Open Commerce – by signing up to AOC’s plans and listed services are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, AOC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Always Open Commerce. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
XI. Business Transfers