At Alot you can visit many pages on our site without physically taking any steps to provide information. Like most Web sites, we do collect information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. This section provides information about the information we collect and how the technologies we utilize work.
Information we gather using technology.
Information we gather because you gave it to us.
In order for us to provide some of our services we collect information, including personally identifiable information, when you:
What we do with the information we collect
We will use your information only as permitted by law. We use the information we collect to: optimize Alot, including ensuring that the site is accessible to your device; ensure the site is available in the appropriate language; customize the advertising and content available to you; improve our product offerings and services; optimize our marketing campaigns; conduct research; supply our third party partners with aggregate and/or anonymous information to help them enhance their own products, data, or analytics; and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients. We also utilize the information we collect to deliver the services you request, such as delivering newsletters, enabling participation in forums, comments, discussions, sweepstakes, and similar matters.
As we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary to give such information to law enforcement authorities. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
Alot expects its partners, advertisers and third-party affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. However, third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on Alot page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through Alot you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, advertisements, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. Alot is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
Alot sites use Inuvo, Inc. and third-party advertising companies to serve or deliver ads when you visit our websites. These companies may use non-personal information related to your visit in an effort to provide advertisements that may be of interest to you. To learn more about third-party advertising, interest based advertising, or to opt-out of such advertising, you can visit both the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance. If you would like to opt-out of Inuvo Interest Based Advertising, please click on this link and click on the “Opt out” button at the bottom of the page in the footer. Upon clicking “Opt out,” Inuvo will place an opt-out cookie on your browser. The opt-out cookie means you will not be retargeted by ads served through Inuvo’s Advertising Technology Platform. If you delete, block or otherwise restrict cookies, or if you use a different computer, mobile device or Internet browser, you may need to renew this opt-out choice. However, if you do choose to opt-in, Inuvo will delete the opt-out cookie and you may again be retargeted with relevant advertisement based on your visits to websites of our advertising clients.
In addition to the above, we have implemented at Alot certain "Google Analytics" features that support display advertising, including re-targeting. Visitors to Alot may opt out of Google Analytics, customize the Google Display Network ads by using the Google Ad Preferences Manager and learn more about how Google serves ads by viewing its Customer Ads Help Center. If you do not wish to participate in Google Analytics, you may also download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
Alot does not knowingly solicit or collect information from visitors under thirteen (13) years of age. Alot encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children.
We may disclose information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our websites; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public.
Information from Users Outside of the United States
Visitors to Alot from outside the United States will have their data transferred to and stored in our servers in the U.S. By using Alot, international users are consenting to our use and collection of their data as described herein.
Last updated: November 16, 2017