Last updated: September 27, 2017
Throughout this policy, “us,” “our,” and “we” refer to Alta. “You” and “your” refers to anybody using our Sites.
What We Collect
Alta’s online content is free, and you are not required to have an account with us to access this content. If you choose, you may sign up for a subscription to our magazine for exclusive additional content. We collect information directly from you when you subscribe, including your name, address, and email address. We may also collect payment information, such as your credit card number and expiration date, to process payment for your subscription.
Our Sites do not respond to web browser “do not track” signals.
How we use your data
We collect and use your information to provide and manage the services you request, including processing your subscription. We may periodically contact you with offers, surveys, and information about our services, your subscription, legal notices, or other important information. You may opt out of receiving commercial email messages from us by following the instructions contained in those email messages.
We may also work with Google to analyze your use of the Sites, including the time and duration of your use of the Sites or other information about your interaction with our online content. This data will not identify you personally.
We do not share your personal information with third parties that are not agents or vendors of Alta. We may, however, share your information in the event that it is necessary for any of the following reasons:
- To provide you with marketing offers and advertisements;
- To protect our rights or property or the safety of our employees or others;
- To comply with any court order, legal process, or respond to any governmental or regulatory request; or
- To transfer information in the event of a merger, transfer of assets, or other organizational restructuring.
We may use third-party service providers or other third-party organizations helping to support our mission that may collect, store, or process your personal information on our behalf, such as to complete your request.
Certain features on our Sites may provide you the opportunity to publicly post material. These public comments are designed to be visible to other users and visitors to our Sites and may include comments, reviews, rankings, and other material. Any information that you disclose may be used by us for commercial and promotional purposes and will become public. We are not responsible for the information that you decide to make public in this manner, and we have no responsibility to take any such information down from our Sites.
How Your Information Is Secured
Alta is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and we take reasonable security measures to protect your information, including the use of physical, technical, and administrative controls. However, no security system is impenetrable, and no transmission or electronic storage of information is guaranteed to be secure. We therefore urge you to always use caution when transmitting information over the Internet.
The Sites are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, do not provide personal information to us and do not use our Sites.
We are based on California in the United States. The information you submit to us and that we collect as a result of using our Sites will be transferred to the United States. By using our services, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your information. If it is illegal to access our Sites or transfer your data to the United States, please do not use our Sites.
Your California Privacy Rights
California’s “Shine The Light” law permits California to annually request and obtain information free of charge about what personal information is disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. We do not disclose your personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
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