Privacy Policy:

Althoff Industries, Inc. ("Althoff Industries, Inc.") operates www.althoffhome.com and may operate other websites. It is Althoff Industries, Inc. policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Althoff Industries, Inc. 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. Althoff Industries, Inc. purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Althoff Industries, Inc. visitors use its website. From time to time, Althoff Industries, Inc. may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Althoff Industries, Inc. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www.althoffhome.com blogs/sites. Althoff Industries, Inc. only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Althoff Industries, Inc. websites choose to interact with Althoff Industries, Inc. in ways that require Althoff Industries, Inc. to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Althoff Industries, Inc. gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at www.althoffhome.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Althoff Industries, Inc. are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Althoff Industries, Inc. collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Althoff Industries, Inc.. Althoff Industries, Inc. does 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.

Aggregated Statistics

Althoff Industries, Inc. may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Althoff Industries, Inc. may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Althoff Industries, Inc. does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Althoff Industries, Inc. 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 Althoff Industries, Inc. behalf or to provide services available at Althoff Industries, Inc. websites, 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 Althoff Industries, Inc. websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Althoff Industries, Inc. 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, Althoff Industries, Inc. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Althoff Industries, Inc. believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Althoff Industries, Inc., third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Althoff Industries, Inc. website and have supplied your email address, Althoff Industries, Inc. 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 Althoff Industries, Inc. and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Althoff Industries, Inc. takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

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. Althoff Industries, Inc. uses cookies to help Althoff Industries, Inc. identify and track visitors, their usage of Althoff Industries, Inc. website, and their website access preferences. Althoff Industries, Inc. visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Althoff Industries, Inc. websites, with the drawback that certain features of Althoff Industries, Inc. websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Althoff Industries, Inc., or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Althoff Industries, Inc. goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Althoff Industries, Inc. may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. 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 Althoff Industries, Inc. and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Althoff Industries, Inc. may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Althoff Industries, Inc. sole discretion. Althoff Industries, Inc. encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a www.althoffhome.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.