ALEGRO and its subsidiaries are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We've structured our web sites so that, in general, you can visit ALEGRO on the Web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information.
Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified),
you can be assured that it will only be used to support your customer relationship with ALEGRO.
Personal information you provide is considered publicly available
over the Internet, unless you choose otherwise in your member profile.
This statement regarding the privacy of the personally identifiable information you
provide online covers the five foundation principles of fair information: Awareness, Choice, Accuracy & Access,
Security, and Oversight.
collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our
homepage ALEGROUP.de and its subsidiaries' and affiliates' web pages.
What we collect
On some ALEGRO web sites, you can order products or services, make requests, and register
to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are
name, contact and billing information, transaction, and credit card information.
In order to tailor our subsequent communications to you and continuously improve our products and services (including registration), we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experience with our products, and more detailed contact preferences. Some electronic newsletters record anonymous data about articles you have expressed interest in.
How we use it
ALEGRO uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with
better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a
transaction, to communicate back to you, to update you on service and benefits,
and to personalize our web sites for you. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing, fraud protection, and are not retained for other purposes.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market
research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular
interest. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving
such direct marketing or market research contact. We will also follow local requirements,
such as allowing you to opt in before receiving unsolicited contact, where applicable. Information you supply and designate as public is available to any
viewer who looks up your info. You can choose to keep most or all of your information private.
Who we share it with
ALEGRO will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others.
Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will only share the personal
data you provide online with other ALEGRO entities and/or business partners who are acting
on our behalf for the uses described in "how we use it". Such ALEGRO entities and/or business partners,
including those in Germany and/or any other countries, are governed by our privacy
policies with respect to the use of this data and are bound by the appropriate
Data collected online may also be combined with information you provide when you register your ownership of ALEGRO products.
Children's Privacy Protection ALEGRO takes special care to protect the privacy needs of children under the age of 13 and encourages parents to be an active participant in their child's online activities and interests. The vast majority of ALEGRO web sites do not target and are not intended for children under the age of 13. ALEGRO web sites that do not target children will not knowingly collect data from them. If we discover personal data from a child through an adult oriented site, we will eliminate that data. A very few web sites in ALEGRO's web section may include children under the age of 13 as part of a broader family audience target. Those specific web pages are clearly identified and provide an explicit privacy notice and processes to obtain parental approval, provide data access and data removal process for parents.
ALEGRO will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without first letting you know and offering you a choice.
As previously stated, we will also provide you the opportunity
to let us know if you do not wish to receive unsolicited direct marketing materials from us
and we will do everything we can to honor such requests. Local country laws and policies are
applied where they differ from those in Germany.
Your permission is always secured first, should we ever share your information with
For example, as part of ALEGRO's commitment to offering you choice, we enable you to make
online purchases directly from us or through our resellers. When you choose our
resellers, we inform you that your registration and shopping basket data is being
transferred to the reseller you selected. This notice is important because when you
choose to make online purchases through our resellers, use of your registration and
Local country laws and policies are applied where they differ from those in Germany.
Accuracy & Access
ALEGRO strives to keep your personally identifiable information accurate. We will provide you with access
to your information, including making every effort to provide you with online access to your registration
data so that you may view, update or correct your information at the ALEGRO site where it was submitted. To
protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting
you access or enabling you to make corrections. To access your personally identifiable information, return
to the web page where you originally entered it and follow the instructions on that web page. To opt-out of ALEGRO contact, provide your name, email and/or address and relevant information about subscriptions or registrations you may have with ALEGRO. This opt-out will cancel all marketing and support communication and newsletters, including software driver subscriptions. Certain areas
of ALEGRO's web sites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords and through
providing personally data.
Links to third party web sites on the site are provided solely as a convenience to you.
If you use these links, you will leave the ALEGRO site. ALEGRO has not reviewed all of these third party
sites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites, their content or their
information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be
obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this site, you
do so at your own risk.
ALEGRO is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized
access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we
have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and
secure the information we collect online. We use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Preventing credit card fraud is important to protect your personal financial data security. As part of real-time payment processing, ALEGRO subscribes to a Fraud Risk Management Service. The Service gives you and ALEGRO an extra level of protection to guard against credit card fraud. The secure data transfer and validation process between the Service and ALEGRO is bound by contractual and confidentiality agreements.
A cookie is a piece of text asking permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive.
If you agree, then your browser adds the text in a small file. The purpose of a cookie is to help
us analyze web traffic or let us know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow a web
application to respond to you as an individual. By gathering and remembering information
about your preferences, the web application can tailor its operation to your needs, likes and
dislikes. For example, when you visit an electronic store, a cookie makes it easy to shop by allowing you to drop things into a shopping cart; the cart itself is not the cookie, the cookie is placed on your hard drive and keeps track of your cart versus others' in use at the same time.
ALEGRO may use traffic log cookies to identify what pages are being used and which ones aren't. This helps
us aggregate and analyze data about web page traffic and make improvements to ALEGROUP.de web sites
to better meet customer needs. In this case, ALEGRO uses this information only for statistical analysis
purposes and then the data is removed from the system. That is the case of many of our support and
information-sharing pages and forums. Denial of a traffic log cookie should not prevent you from
using one of these sites.
A few ALEGROUP.de web sites use temporary cookies as part of the customer web navigation experience,
tracking unique IDs for that particular web site session only. Examples are product registration sites. This cookie, by itself, only tells us that a previous ALEGROUP.de visitor has returned.
If you deny the cookie, you can still use the site anonymously.
Customers can browse with cookies turned off, but you can only purchase if you accept the cookie.
Overall, cookies help us give you a better web site to use, by letting us monitor what's working and
what isn't through site traffic analysis. ALEGRO wants to be sure you understand that accepting a cookie in
no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than the data you
chose to share with us. This practice is strictly enforced. We know that a lot of people have concerns about
cookies, but in talking with many of our customers, we believe that the benefit we both gain from their proper
use is worthwhile. We value the relationships we have with our customers, so we respect these concerns. ALEGRO
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placement requests or decline cookies completely. You can delete the files that contains cookies;
those files are stored as part of your internet browser.