Alva-Amco Privacy Policy

Last updated:  August 29, 2018

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) governs the manner in which Alva-Amco Pharmacal Companies, Inc. (the “Company,” “we” or “us”) collects, uses, processes, maintains and discloses information collected from users (“Users,” and each a “User” or “you”) through our websites, including https://www.alva-amco.com/ and www.alvaprofessional.com and other specific brand websites that we own and which are hyperlinked to this Privacy Policy (collectively referred to as “Sites”).


This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect through our Sites, how we use or process this information, who we may disclose this information to, and how we protect your information.  This Privacy Policy also tells you how to reach us with any questions about this Privacy Policy or our data privacy practices, how to update any information we collected about you through the Sites, and how to opt-out of receiving information or mailings from us.  


This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through our Sites.


Personal Data Collected 

As used in this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” means any information that may be used, either alone or in combination with other information, to personally identify an individual. We may receive and/or collect Personal Data in the following ways: 


Personal Data You Provide Us.  We collect Personal Data from Users if they voluntarily submit this information to us on the Sites.  For example, if you have questions about the Company’s products or need other information, you can contact us by filling out a form on our Sites, in which you will be asked to enter information about yourself.The Personal Data we may collect includes: Contact information, such as your name, mailing address, email address and telephone number; Inquiries you may have about our products, including information or comments you may provide to us about the products that you have purchased from us or your use of such products.


Personal Data Collected Automatically.

Log Files on Our Sites.The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, clicked pages and any other information your browser may send to us.


Cookies.  We may collect certain information about Users whenever they interact with our Sites by using Cookie technology.  Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser, if you so allow, that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  This technology does not personally identify you or extract information from your computer.  We may use Cookies to provide an enhanced online experience, to monitor and measure the use of our Sites and to improve their design and content.  The type of information collected may include browser information, operating system, type of computer, internet service provider and other similar information.  We also may include web beacons in our email messages in order to determine whether messages have been opened and to identify the IP address of the computer on which they were opened.  The information we may obtain in this manner also helps us customize the services we offer on our Sites and to measure their overall effectiveness.  You may be able to decline Cookies by changing a setting in your web browser.You may also disable the ability of web beacons to capture information by declining Cookies.  We may use Cookies to personalize your experience, or to keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about the Sites’ traffic and interaction so that we can improve Users’ experiences with the Sites.  We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies.  These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Sites and cannot be switched off in our systems.  They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.  You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Service will not then work.  These cookies do not store any Personal Data.

Analytical/performance cookies.  They allow us to recognize and count the number of Users and to see how Users move around and use our Sites.  This helps us to improve the way our Sites work, for example, by ensuring that Users are finding what they are looking for easily.All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.  If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our Sites, and will not be able to monitor their performance.

Functionality cookies.  These are used to recognize you when you return to our Sites.This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (e.g., your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies.  These cookies record your visit to our Sites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.  We will use this information to make our Sites and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.  We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.


Third-Party Cookies.  The use of third-party cookies is not covered by our Privacy Policy.  We do not have access or control over these cookies.  You may visit the third-party links below to opt out of their tracking and learn about their privacy practices.  However, we are not in control of the location of the instructions and information provided by the third parties below and, therefore, you may have to locate the particular instructions and information for the respective third party if these links are no longer current.


Google Analytics

To view Google’s privacy policy, please click here. To opt out, please download and install the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” by clicking here.


Quantcast

To view Quantcast’s privacy policy, please click here. To opt out, please click on the Quantcast “Opt Out” link here.


The Purposes for Which We Use Personal Data

We may use the Personal Data you provide to us as follows:

  • to respond to your questions and comments that you communicate to us through the “Contact Us” feature on the Sites or to respond to your request for coupons;
  • to send you information such as Company news, updates and related product or service information, including special offers such as coupons, events, programs or offerings that you may have registered for;
  • to improve customer service and more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs;
  • to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other feature on the Sites;
  • to perform business analyses or for other similar purposes to improve the quality of our business, our Sites and the products we offer;
  • to provide, analyze, administer and improve our Sites;
  • for recruiting and human resources administration purposes;
  • to investigate possible violations of and enforce our contracts, including terms of use and any terms and conditions associated with our products, and to comply with our legal obligations.


In addition, we may use your Personal Data as otherwise described to you at the time of collection or with your consent.


Legal Bases for Processing Personal Data

We rely on the following legal grounds for the collection, processing, and use of your Personal Data:

  • the processing is necessary to provide the services as requested by you;
  • your consent;
  • the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract;
  • the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject;
  • the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except (for residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”)) where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of you which require protection of Personal Data; such legitimate interests are the fulfillment of the processing purposes set out above.


Data Security

We have reasonable and appropriate security measures (including technical and organizational measures) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of any Personal Data we receive about you through the Sites. We maintain reasonable security standards to protect the Personal Data we maintain. If you have any questions about the security of your Personal Data, you can contact us at [email protected] 


Retention of Personal Data

We will retain your Personal Data for the length of time needed to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.


How We Disclose Personal Data

We do share your Personal Data with our third party services providers who assist us in operating our Sites, as described below.  As also described below, we may release your Personal Data when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our Sites’ policies, or protect the rights, property, or safety of ourselves or others.  Note that although we do not disclose your Personal Data to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes, de-identified or aggregated User information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


The following describes how we may share your Personal Data:

  • We may share your Personal Data with service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf, such as to assist us in operating our Sites, performing analyses and providing certain other components of the Sites.  We do not authorize our service providers to use or disclose this information, except as necessary to perform services on our behalf.
  • We may disclose your Personal Data to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, in response to a request for cooperation from law enforcement or another government agency, and to comply with our other legal obligations.
  • We may disclose your Personal Data if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity, or violation of terms of use or other contracts.
  • We may share your Personal Data in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a sale, assignment, divestiture, merger, bankruptcy, consolidation, reorganization, liquidation, or other transfer of the Company or its assets.
  • We may share your Personal Data as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.
  • We may transfer or assign this Privacy Policy and any Personal Data to a third-party entity that acquires or is merged with as part of a merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of ownership.


Your Choices and Rights

Privacy Officer.  You may submit a request to [email protected] or write to us at the following mailing address.  We will promptly review all such requests in accordance with applicable laws.

Privacy Officer
 Alva-Amco Pharmacal Companies, Inc.
 7711 Merrimac Avenue

Niles, IL  60714


Depending on where you live, you may have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority or other regulatory agency if you believe that we have violated any of the rights concerning Personal Data about you.  We encourage you to first reach out to us at [email protected], so we have an opportunity to address your concerns directly before you do so.


Interest-Based Ads and Do Not Track.  Unaffiliated third-parties may use cookies and other technologies on our Sites to collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites you visit in order to provide you with interest-based advertising.  You can generally opt out of receiving interest-based advertisements from members of the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance by clicking here for NAI and here for DAA.  When you opt-out using these links, please note that you may still receive advertisements.  They just will not be personalized based on your interests.Some internet browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that signals to websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked.  Given that, there is not a uniform way that browsers communicate the “Do Not Track” signal, our Sites do not currently interpret, respond to or alter its practices when it receives “Do Not Track” signals.


Commercial Emails.  If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future commercial emails, please use the unsubscribing method stated in the commercial email, or send us an email at [email protected] with the subject line UNSUBSCRIBE.  We will remove your information from our records immediately.  Please note that your request not to receive future emails from us will not apply to messages that you request or that are not commercial in nature.  You may also be able to review and request changes to information that you provide on the Sites in order to request a coupon or to contact the Company.  To review and request changes, please contact [email protected]


EEA Individuals’ Privacy Rights.  In certain circumstances, local data protection laws and certain local laws (including the GDPR) may give you rights with respect to Personal Data if you are located in the EEA.  These rights differ by country/region, but may include:

  • Right to request access.  You may have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not Personal Data concerning you is being processed, and, where that is the case, to request access to the Personal Data.  This access information includes the purposes of the processing, the categories of Personal Data concerned, and the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the Personal Data have been or will be disclosed.You may have the right to obtain a copy of the Personal Data undergoing processing.  For further copies requested by you, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs.
  • Right to request rectification.  You may have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate Personal Data concerning you.  Depending on the purposes of the processing, you may have the right to have incomplete Personal Data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
  • Right to request erasure (right to be forgotten).  You may have the right to obtain from us the erasure of Personal Data concerning you and we may be obliged to erase such Personal Data.
  • Right to request a restriction on processing.  You may have the right to request we restrict the processing of your Personal Data.
  • Right to request data portability.  You may have the right to receive your Personal Data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you may have the right to transmit those data to another entity without hindrance from us.
  • Right to object.  You may have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of your Personal Data by us in certain circumstances.  
  • Other rights in connection with automated decision-making.  Furthermore, under certain circumstances with respect to automated individual decision-making, you have the right to obtain human intervention, express your point of view, and contest the decision.
  • You may exercise any of the above described rights by sending an e-mail to [email protected]


California Residents

We value your privacy and have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act.  We do not share Personal Data about you with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.


Children’s Privacy

We comply with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.  We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age.  Our Sites are directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.


Your Consent

We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes intended and as detailed in this Privacy Policy, unless we have obtained your consent to use it for other purposes.  By using our Sites, you consent to our Privacy Policy.Our Sites are based in the United States.  Accordingly, if you reside outside of the United States and use our Sites, you consent to the transfer, storage, and processing of Personal Data about you in the United States.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may periodically update this Privacy Policy to describe new Sites features, products or services we offer and how it may affect our use of information about you. If we make material changes to this this Privacy Policy, we will post a notice on the Sites prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.  We will not make any materially different use or new disclosure of your Personal Data to another entity using your Personal Information for that entity’s own purposes unless we notify you and give you an opportunity to object.


Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the information below.


Alva-Amco Pharmacal Companies, Inc.
www.alva-amco.com
[email protected]
800-792-2582