Allied Steel Fabricators believes strongly in protecting our customers in every way possible. We are customers too, and we all worry about what happens to our information when we make purchases!! Please read this policy before using or submitting information to this site. This policy is designed to inform you of our store practices and the use and disclosure of customer information.
Like most websites we collect information from our customers whether through online order processes, or through normal business communications such as via email, customer feedback, etc. The information collected may be personally identifiable information such as name, address, email address, phone numbers, etc. We ALWAYS use this information responsibly and in accordance with PCI security standards.
Some areas of our site require you to submit information such as during order processing, signing up for our newsletter subscriptions, and to participate in other promotional services. You are always informed at each collection point, as to what information is required and what information is optional to include. If you ever wish to modify your email subscriptions, there is a opt-out link at the bottom of our newsletters.
Like most websites, during navigation or through promotional email, certain information may be collected without you actively providing it. This can be done through the use of "Cookies", small data files transferred to your computer when you allow your browser to accept cookies. Cookies allow your browser to be recognized each time you visit a particular site and make use easier by saving passwords, purchases, and settings. This tracking allows us to determine which products and services are most popular, so we can create updates and improvements to better serve our customers. You can always choose to disable cookies by turning them off in your browser.
We may collect IP addresses and/or automatic information for system administration purposes. An IP address is an identification number automatically assigned to your computer when you access the internet, we identify your computer by it's IP address. For example, when you request pages from our site our computers log your IP address. When you request pages from our site automatic information is collected including the page browsed, the time, the source of a request, the type of browser requesting the page, the previous viewed page, ect. This analytic data allows us to determine how visitor's arrive to our site, what our most popular content is, and what customers are interested in particular types of content, and the such.
Except where otherwise stated, Allied Steel Fabricators may use the information you provide to improve the quality of our site's content, to communicate information to you if requested, to customize your display according to your preferences, for marketing and research purposes, to complete orders, and for purposes specified in this policy. If personal information is provided we may combine it with other actively collected information and/or passively collected information, unless otherwise specified at the point of collection.
We only disclose personally identifiable information to 3rd parties we use to support our business. Such as credit card fulfillment services, technical support, delivery services, chat providers, email/newsletter service providers, forum service providers, management services, and financial institutions. Information is only released on a need to know basis and all of our service providers must also follow all PCI Security Compliance requirements.
We may also release any information that we believe to be appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, and to protect others' as well as our own safety, rights, and property.
We never sell, trade, or release any customer information to outside parties. ("outside parties" does not include Allied Steel Fabricators, our website hosting providers, and other 3rd parties that we use to support our business.)
We follow all PCI Security Compliance requirements for enhancing payment account data security. PCI DSS is a security standard that sets requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network setup, software design, and other protective measures. The PCI Security Council was founded in 2006 by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, Mastercard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. They wanted to create consistent data security measures around the world and they continually update or modify their requirements in order to address any new payment security risks.
The measures Allied Steel Fabricators takes in order to protect our customers and comply with all requirements include, but is not limited to: