Privacy Statement

This site is owned and operated by Aluline Limited. Your privacy on the internet is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information:

  • personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis
  • usage information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site

Personal Information you Choose to Provide

At different points or as a result of certain actions, different personal data may be collected:

  • Registration Information: You will provide us information about yourself, your firm or company, and your practices when you register to be a member or request, become a registered author, register for certain services, download cad blocks, use certain tools or register for email newsletters and alerts.
  • E-Mail Information: If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

Site Usage Information

Similar to other commercial web sites, our web site utilises a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation) and web server logs to collect information about how our web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our web site, the web sites visited just before and just after our web site as well as other detailed information about user visits. In addition, clicks and views of adverts are also logged to allow us to gather statistical information about site usage. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We also track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users

Use of your Data

We use personal information for purposes of administering, improving and expanding the site, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our web site and new services. This is done in the form of an e-mail sent using the details provided when you register. If you do not wish to receive these mailings, you can disable 'E-mails From the Administrator' by logging in and selecting 'disable email from administrator'.

Sharing of Information

We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public or to act against any abuse resulting from the use of our services or systems.

Demographic and statistical information is made freely available on the website and is shared with users and advertisers. However, this information never contains any data that will allow identification of specific users or even their activities and is completely anonymous.

Although Aluline Ltd operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems, Aluline Ltd is not responsible for any loss or revealing of data through a security breech of any kind.

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Aluline Ltd. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that web sites can send to your computer. This page has been created in response to the European Union Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications, which was adopted on 31st July 2002. The Directive will introduce conditions on the use of cookies by web sites, principally about the provision of information.

Cookies are used on Aluline mainly in the members area to store your login information preventing the need for you to login each time you access the protected pages. We are required to inform you that you have the right to refuse to use the cookies placed onto your machine by our site and that the data stored is not used by us other than for the reasons stated above.

We suggest you visit the site setup to inform you about cookies and how to disable them - AboutCookies.org.

AboutCookies.org provides information required by the Directive, which is due to be brought into effect in the United Kingdom by 31st October 2003. Accordingly, web sites based in the European Union may direct their visitors to this site, avoiding the need for them to set out information on all of the different versions of browsers and how to use them.

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