Alsana is committed to protecting your online privacy. We feel it is important for you to know how we handle the information we receive from you via the Internet. In general, you can visit www.alsana.com without revealing any personal information. However, you are required to provide personal information to gain access to some of our content and services, as explained below.
How we and our affiliates collect and use personal information
Alsana may contain links to Web sites operated by third parties. Alsana has no control over the privacy policies and practices of such third-party sites, and if you have any concerns, you are urged to review the terms of those sites for more information about the policies applicable to those sites.
We collect and log the IP address of all visitors to Alsana.com. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. IP addresses allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. We collect IP address information so we can properly administer our system and gather aggregate information about how our site is being used, including the pages visitors are viewing. This aggregate information may be shared with advertisers, sponsors and other businesses. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. We will use IP address information, however, to personally identify you in order to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities.
How we use ‘cookies’
Registration and health tools information
We collect personal information that you choose to share with us. This information may include your e-mail address, your health interests and your answers to questions about your health status. We use this information to tailor our services to the data you entered. Information from registration is saved to our database. This enables you to use the personalized features on our site on a recurring basis. This saved information is collected only with your permission and may be updated or deleted by you at any time. If you choose to not provide the information required for registration, you may not register with the site and you will not be able to personalize the site.
You may be asked to complete surveys when you visit Alsana.com. We use information from surveys to better understand the needs of our users and to gather information about health care trends and issues. We may share information from surveys with third parties who perform data management services for our site. Those third parties have agreed to keep all data from surveys confidential. Also, we may share information from surveys in an aggregated, de-identified form with third parties with whom we have a business relationship.
How we protect your personal information
All personally identifiable data that you enter on this site are encrypted with secure server software (SSL). The encryption means that your data are protected while they are being transferred over the Internet to our servers. Once your data reach our servers, the same state-of-the art security software that guards our company’s essential business data protects your personal data as well. In addition to using the most secure technology available, we de-identify the information you provide before it is used in any aggregate reporting that may be done.
What we provide to third parties
We use general traffic, site usage and length-of-stay information in reports to advertisers and firms with which we have a business relationship. This sort of information is shared only in aggregate and does not personally identify you.
This site is intended for adults age 17 and older. It is not intended for or designed to attract persons under the age of 17. We do not permit registration by, nor do we collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know to be under the age of 18. We do, however, accept clients age 16 or over for treatment.
E-mail communications, newsletter and related services
E-mail communication that you send to us via the e-mail links on our site may be shared with a Customer Service representative, employee, medical expert or agent that is most able to address your inquiry. We make every effort to respond in a timely fashion once communications are received. Once we have responded to your communication, it is discarded or archived, depending on the nature of the inquiry. The e-mail functionality on our site does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. It’s possible that your e-mail communication may be accessed or viewed by another Internet user while in transit to us. If you wish to keep your communication private, do not use our e-mail.
If you have a complaint or problem, or if you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may e-mail us by clicking the “Contact us” link. Please indicate the following reason for contacting us: I want to provide feedback about your site. Our Customer Service department will forward your complaint to the appropriate Alsana department for response or resolution. If you don’t receive adequate resolution of a privacy-related problem, you may write to AlsanaTC.com at: AlsanaTC.com – 800 Holland Ave., St. Louis, MO. 63021 Notice of Privacy Practices