If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement or about privacy at our Site, you should first contact Alliance AutoGas by sending an email to email@example.com or calling Alliance AutoGas at 1-800-402-8864 and Alliance AutoGas will try to resolve it.
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY ALLIANCE AUTOGAS – GENERAL USERS
In general, you can visit this Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Alliance AutoGas web servers may collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. This data helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users and how to continually create a better overall experience for them. This data does not include personally identifying information.
Alliance AutoGas may gather Personal Information so that we can improve and personalize your experience with Alliance AutoGas. Information that we collect falls into the following primary categories. We may receive Personal Information that you enter into the Site, provide in an online form, or provide in any other way. You can choose not to provide some or all of the Personal Information we ask for, but this may prevent you from using some of our Site’s services and/or features.
In addition to the preceding categories of Personal Information, Alliance AutoGas also collects certain non-identifiable information (the “Non-Identifiable Information”). Whenever you interact with Alliance AutoGas we receive and store certain types of Non-Identifiable Information. For example, we may use “cookies” to obtain information when your web browser accesses this Site. A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier which we transfer to your computer via your Web browser and store on your computer’s hard drive. The cookie file allows us to recognize your computer when you visit our Site. On most web browsers you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie, and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they may enable you to take advantage of some of our Site’s best features.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND OTHER NON-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
Alliance AutoGas uses the Personal Information you provide to us through this Site in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement. If you provide Personal Information for a certain reason, we may use it in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by e-mail, we may use the Personal Information you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. If you contact us about a job listing, we may use your Personal Information to consider you for the position. Alliance AutoGas also uses your Personal Information and other Non-Identifiable Information collected through the Site to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services. Alliance AutoGas may also use your Personal Information to contact you, electronically or otherwise, in the future to tell you about products or services we believe will be of interest to you or to make it easier for you to use our site. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future communications.
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY BLOSSMAN PROPANE GAS and APPLIANCE, INC. – CUSTOMERS
In order to provide some of the services on www.blossmangas.com, we ask you to provide personal information such as, for example, your name, e-mail address, phone numbers, credit card number, and existing account numbers. Once you choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured it will be used only to support your customer relationship with Alliance AutoGas. This includes responding to your requests, customizing your experience on our website, improving our services, and communicating with you about your account and about products and services we think will be of interest to you.
In order to create an online account with Alliance AutoGas through our Customer Corner, you must provide an e-mail address. You may, either upon registering with allianceautogas.com or any time thereafter, request that allianceautogas.com not send any further communications to that e-mail address.
DOES ALLIANCE AUTOGAS SHARE THE INFORMATION IT RECEIVES?
We are not in the business of selling information about our users. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with our customers and we treat it with great care and respect. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Information with certain third parties, as set forth below.
Marketing: We may use any statements that you communicate to us through the Site regarding Alliance AutoGas or any of our products and services for advertising or marketing purposes. In addition, Alliance AutoGas works closely with certain businesses to provide you with high quality products and services. On occasion, these companies make special offers available to blossmangas.com customers. You may have an opportunity to receive information about these offers. If you request to receive information about these offers, we will share your personal information with these companies so that they can send you details about their special offers. Each of these companies has its own policies with regard to the collection and use of personal information and allianceautogas.com is not responsible for their use of your information.
Agents: Alliance AutoGas, like many companies, may hire other companies to perform certain functions, such as mailing communications, sending e-mail and managing databases. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the Personal Information they need to complete the task and we endeavor to prohibit them from using that Personal Information for any other purpose.
Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In transactions such as these, Personal Information may be one of the transferred business assets.
Public Areas: Any submissions that you make to Public Areas will be considered public. Alliance AutoGas does not control, and is not responsible for, the actions of other users of the Site with respect to any information you post in Public Areas. In addition, information that you submit to Public Areas may be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited messages and for other purposes.
Surveys and Contests: Alliance AutoGas may occasionally request information from you via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary. The requested information typically includes contact information such as name and shipping address, and demographic information such as zip code. If you choose to participate in any survey or contest, the information you provide will be shared with the contest / survey sponsors to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. While Alliance AutoGas may use a third party intermediary to conduct surveys or contests, the third party may not use your personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
HOW SECURE IS INFORMATION ABOUT ME?
Alliance AutoGas uses reasonable measures to protect the Personal Information you provide to the Site from unauthorized access, deletion or alteration. However, the security of the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, you should not provide any confidential information to this Site.
Alliance AutoGas maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard any non-public personal information you provide. When you are in the secure portion of our Site, your personal information is protected by Alliance AutoGas sophisticated security software. Alliance AutoGas servers have been enabled with Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) technology to automatically encrypt your information and help prevent unauthorized parties from viewing your non-account or credit card information during a secure session. That is why you must enter a unique User Name and Password each time you access your account information online. Additionally, when shoppers place an order, allianceautogas.com securely stores the information in your account to log in and process over an SSL connection.
Alliance AutoGas employs Digital Certificates, to authenticate that you are transacting with Alliance AutoGas online, used for the SSL encryption are provided by Network Solutions and automatically use 40, 56, or 128 bit encryption based upon your browser’s ability and security settings (the highest level possible is automatically selected).
At no time is any secure information sent using email or any insecure means.
Some Web browsers and some firewalls will not permit a secure connection. If your Web browser will not permit a secure connection, you can use a standard server connection to complete your transaction, but this method may not be secure.
To check that your browser is in secure mode, check that a “lock” or a “key” icon is displayed in the lower left-hand corner of your browser window. You can also check by looking at the URL bar on top of your browser. This line will typically show the first characters as “https” when a secure connection has been established rather than “http” which indicates a connection that is not secured.
We employ and/or our third party advertising partner(s) employ a software technology called cookies, that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Cookies are used to track the online movements of Web users. Cookies are stored on a user’s computer hard drive. We do not tie the information gathered by cookies to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
You may be able to set your browser software to not to accept cookies at all. However, if you refuse to accept cookies or if you remove a cookie that is on your computer, it may affect your ability to log into certain areas and your ability to use certain tools and content on allianceautogas.com. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
To opt-out of receiving communications you have expressly requested (such as e-mail newsletters, product updates, etc.), please follow the opt-out instructions included in each subscription communication; or return to the Web page(s) where you originally registered your preferences and follow the opt-out instructions; or contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, e-mail, and relevant information about your subscriptions and registrations; or contact us by telephone at 1-800-402-8864.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION ABOUT YOU.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
You may be able to access Internet Websites owned by third parties (“Third Party Sites”) available through links from this Site. You understand and agree that your use of such Third Party Sites will be governed by the privacy policies of those sites and not by this Privacy Statement. Alliance AutoGas shall not be responsible for the actions of any Third Party Site operators.
PROTECTING CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Alliance AutoGas products and services are not designed for or directed toward children. Alliance AutoGas does not knowingly collect Personal Information from minor children. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Statement by instructing their children to never provide Personal Information on this Site without their permission. Alliance AutoGas respects national and international laws, including the Children’s On-line Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), which applies in the United States.
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU
USER REGISTRATION AND PASSWORD
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password you may receive. You are responsible for all uses of your password, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to notify Alliance AutoGas immediately of any unauthorized use of your password.
CHANGES IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
Alliance AutoGas may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including the availability of any features of the Site, at any time. Alliance AutoGas may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Site without notice or liability. Alliance AutoGas may terminate the authorization, rights and license given above and, upon such termination, you shall immediately destroy all materials licensed to you by Alliance AutoGas through your use of the Site.
CONTACTING ALLIANCE AUTOGAS
If you have any questions about Alliance AutoGas, the Terms or Alliance AutoGas’ Privacy Statement, please contact us by calling 1-800-402-8864, send us an email at email@example.com or write to us at Alliance AutoGas, Director of IT, 809 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564. We use email links located on various areas of the Site to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly to every one. We use the information you provide to respond directly to your questions or comments. We may also retain your comments to help us improve the site and any programs offered on the Site. Your personal information is only shared with persons not affiliated with Alliance AutoGas with your explicit permission.
If you have received an unsolicited e-mail from Alliance AutoGas you may have received it from a third party not affiliated in any way with Alliance AutoGas. Alliance AutoGas does not engage in, nor do we condone the practice of sending out mass emails that are unsolicited by their recipients. Unfortunately, some third parties and individuals can create e-mail messages with forged addresses in the FROM: field. This can have the effect of making the message look more legitimate. If you receive such an e-mail, please be aware that these messages originate completely outside of Alliance AutoGas’ e-mail system and therefore we have little or no control over them. In most cases we may not even know this is taking place.
Please be sure that we are taking every measure available to us to prevent this type of occurrence but, at this time we are unable to guarantee that it can be completely eliminated. Additionally, if we do send e-mail to our customers, we will, where appropriate, allow the recipient to request not to be contacted in the future.
If you wish to contact us about any e-mail issue that you feel is Alliance AutoGas related, please send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-402-8864.
Terms and Conditions
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY ALLIANCE AUTOGAS ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. ALLIANCE AUTOGAS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALLIANCE AUTOGAS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ALLIANCE AUTOGAS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM ALLIANCE AUTOGAS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ALLIANCE AUTOGAS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
By visiting Alliance AutoGas you agree that the laws of the state of Mississippi, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Alliance AutoGas or its affiliates.
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to Alliance AutoGas or to products you purchase through Alliance AutoGas shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Alliance AutoGas’ intellectual property rights, Alliance AutoGas may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of Mississippi, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
SITE POLICIES, MODIFICATION, AND SEVERABILITY
809 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Attn: Director of IT