- Information Collection
Allied Equipment is the sole owner of the information collected
on Alliedsupplyt.net. - Allied Equipment collects information
from our users at several different points on our Web site.
We request information from the user on our order form.
A user must provide contact information (such as name, email,
and shipping address) and financial information (such as
credit card number, expiration date). This information is
used for billing purposes and to fill customers orders.
If we have trouble processing an order, the information
is used to contact the user.
- Profile (unless quick checkout is used)
When processing an order through our cart we store information
that we collect through cookies, to create a profile of
our users. A profile is stored information that we keep
on individual users that details their viewing preferences.
Consequently, collected information is tied to the users
personally identifiable information to provide ease of use
when shopping, and improve the content of the site for the
user. This profile is used to tailor a users visit
to our Web site, and to direct pertinent marketing promotions
to them. We do not share your profile with other third parties.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the users computer
tied to information about the user. We use both session
ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie,
once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates.
A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the users
hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies
can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.
By setting a cookie on our site, users who have made
a previous order on our site would not have to log in
a password more than once, thereby saving time while on
our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use
- Site Statistics
Like most standard Web sites we gather site statistics.
This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser
type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages,
platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to
analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement
in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information
for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to
personally identifiable information. We use a tracking utility
called Deep Metrix Live that does not use log files to analyze
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy,
we may need to disclose personal information when required
by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action
is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding,
a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
We DO NOT Share Personal Information with Third Parties
- Business Transitions
In the event Athena Equipment and Supply Inc. goes through
a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired
by another company, or selling a portion of its assets,
users personal information will, in most instances,
be part of the assets transferred.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware
that we, Athena Equipment and Supply Inc., are not responsible
for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage
our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read
the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects
personally identifiable information. This privacy statement
applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users
information. When users submit sensitive information via
the Web site, their information is protected both online
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive
information (such as credit card number and/or social security
number), that information is encrypted and is protected
with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL.
While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock
icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator
and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed
to un-locked, or open, when users are just surfing.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information
online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information
off-line. Our employees who need the information to perform
a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer
service representative) are granted access to personally
identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected
screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return,
they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to user
information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date
on our security and privacy practices. Any time new policies
are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about
the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do
to ensure our users information is protected. Finally,
the servers that we use to store personally identifiable
information are in a secure environment.
If users have any questions about this
policy or security at our Web site, users can send an email