Privacy Policy

Who Are We?

ALSTNTEC, LLC is an certified SBA economically disadvantages woman-owned business and certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise consulting company that provide small business training and development services. We also provide small business promotion and marketing services.  Our offices are headquartered at:

ALSTNTEC, LLC
4640 Forbes Blvd, Suite 120B-C
Lanham, Maryland 20706
http:/alstntec.com
infoservices@alstntec.com

We have updated our Terms and Conditions of Site Use and Privacy policies to reflect the most up-to-date information and to protect your privacy. As new data protection laws has taken place, our new policy will take effect May 25, 2018. If you have any questions regarding our Privacy and Terms and Conditions Policy, please email your concerns to: infoservices@alstntec.com.

Information Collection and Use

This site logs the IP addresses and types of browser used by its guests. This information is used to monitor and make improvements to the site. This site does not secretly collect any personally identifiable information (PII). User’s may choose to become a registered user, in which case they may choose to reveal information about themselves, such as their email address and other information. This information will never be shared or sold beyond what is described below. Users may remove themselves and their information from the website’s database by contacting us. This website and the advertisers on this website conform to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

When creating an account, you are allowed to upload media files such as images to your profile page. Most uploaded images are usually publicly accessible unless the profile is set to private. If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

By default, WordPress does not include a contact form. Personal data is captured via MailChimp to include in our newsletter or via WooCommerce, PayPal when making a purchase. All data is retained for up to 5 years. Information we collect are used for marketing ALSTNTEC related products and services and are not shared with 3rd parties, business affiliates and partners.

Cookies

Our website may place cookies on your system. A cookie is a small piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive. This site uses cookies to keep you signed in and to maintain state between pages. The user may remove these cookies at any time by logging out of the web site.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Declining cookies will prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

The GDPR Cookie Law requires that the websites that serve the users in the European Union be transparent about all the personal data of the users that it collects. The non-necessary cookies on a website that are used for purposes like analytics, targeted advertising, recording user preferences etc, collect users data. With the new law in effect since May 25th, 2018, it is required that the websites should take informed and explicit consent from the users for any cookies to be installed on the users’ browser. Therefore, ALSTNTEC has taken measures to be in compliance with law change. When you visit our website, you will be presented with the option to opt-in or out of having us store cookies on your system.

Log Files

We collect IP addresses and browser type to analyze trends and administer the site. We do not do reverse DNS lookups, so IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Analytics

Alstntec.com uses Google Analytics to monitor the website and make improvements. Google collections information such as your IP number and browser. Google also infers information such as gender and age and aggregates this information in a way that enables us to improve our service. You may opt-out of Google’s tracking here and here. Alstntec, LLC does not facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected by Google.

Sharing

Normally, ALSTNTEC does not engage in share aggregated information with our partners unless they have participated in the BMWOC podcast or BMWOC magazine, at which time their business and contact information is made public to those who visit the site. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

We will share personally identifiable information only when requested by a legal authority. ALSTNTEC is not responsible for the privacy policies or actions of any third-party application to which you have given access to your account.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we 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.

Registration Information for Events, Seminars and Courses

For certain events, seminars or courses our site requests information (e.g. your name, email address, telephone number including demographic information such as your address, city, state, zip code, ethnicity and age level) from users who want to participate in an event or attend a seminar.  For selected courses, we may also ask to verify personal identifiable information (PII) that is used sole purpose of gathering statistical information. We use this information to us marketing to target groups for certain types of events, seminars and courses. Submitting your information through this website for these events and seminars is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. We are not responsible for the business practices of our affiliate sponsors.

BMWOC PODCAST AND MAGAZINE

When participating in the Business Men and Women of Color Podcast or Magazine you agreed via a signed contract by you and prior to participating, to allow your likeness, business name, company information, personal biographical information along with your products, services and publications to be displayed on our website during the podcast season. The website is marketed and promoted globally to either through social media marketing, email distribution or word of mouth, and anyone can view your information. You also agreed to allow listeners to play your recorded interview for the purpose of learning more about you, your profession and publication. Any information shared in the BMWOC is of your own free will and have been discussed and approved with the organizer prior to broadcasting.  Sharing your information in the podcast does not guarantee obtain of future business services and you are not compensated for participating in the event. For question regarding participation rues, please refer to your signed contract or contact us at infoservices@alstntec.com.

For participation in the BMWOC magazine only, you agreed through submission of your information via email to display your likeness, articles, advertisements, email address, website and other related contact information in the publication. ALSTNTEC is not responsible for any typos, omissions, errors in your bio, article or ad content.

Security

This website takes precautions to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. While we use best practices to protect your data, we cannot guarantee that your data is completely secure. We recommend that you do not store confidential information on our servers and that you make regular backups of your data using our backup tools. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can contact us.

Data Retention

Data that is collected via our website and applications form used for our platform are held of three (3) years, and stored in an electronic format on our servers. These servers are offline which offers the best security for our customers.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and notify our users, so that our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will always use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Purchases Through WooCommerce

We collect information about you during the checkout process on our store. By using this extension via our website, you may be storing personal data or sharing data with external services. Learn more about how this works.

What we collect and store

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 5 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Who on our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.

What we share with others

We do not share information with third parties or business affiliates.

Payments

We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.