It is Always Open Commerce’s (AOC) policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to alwaysopencommerce.com (hereinafter, “us”, “we”, or “alwaysopencommerce.com”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through our website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and Conditions given to you through our “Statement of Work” document, set forth general rules and policies governing your use of our website. Depending on your activities when visiting our website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

  • 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 http://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 http://alwaysopencommerce.com to provide a username and email address.

  • III. Security

    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.

  • IV. Advertisements

    Ads appearing on our website (if any) may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer (or device) each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer (or any other device). This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by Always Open Commerce (if applicable) and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

  • V. Links to External Sites

    Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and the terms and conditions of every site you visit.

    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.

  • IX. Cookies

    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).

    A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We use cookies to help our system identify and track visitors, their usage of our website, and their website access preferences. Always Open Commerce visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using websites operated by Always Open Commerce, with the drawback that certain features of Always Open Commerce's website/s may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

    By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to Always Open Commerce’s use of cookies.

  • X. E-commerce

    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

    If Always Open Commerce, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Always Open Commerce goes out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Always Open Commerce may continue to use your personal information as outlined in this policy.

Although most changes are like to be minor, Always Open Commerce may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in our sole discretion. Always Open Commerce encourages visitors and clients to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.