Privacy Policy - Alliance

Privacy Policy

Alliance is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following statement to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of the Alliance web site. The Alliance web site is owned and operated by Alliance.

Alliance reserves the right to change, modify or update this statement at any time without notice.

Voluntary Submission

Alliance does not collect personally identifying information about any individual Alliance web site user except when knowingly provided by such individual. For example, you might be asked for information when you register for using one of the site’s features or to receive a newsletter. You always have the option not to provide the information requested. If you choose not to provide the information requested, you can still visit most of the Alliance web site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services.


A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Alliance uses cookies solely to improve the visitors experience. For example, to keep track of the access rights assigned to a user, or to automatically fill-in repetitive forms with information previously provided. This could occur when posting a message on the discussion forums or submitting a profile.

Most web site browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, or to refuse all cookies. However, if you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from the Alliance web site, you may not be able to use certain features of the site.

Browser Level Information

Alliance web servers automatically collect information about a site user’s IP address, browser type and referrer by reading this information from the user’s browser (information provided by every user’s browser). This information is collected in a database and used – in an aggregated, anonymous manner – in the internal analysis of traffic patterns within the Alliance web site. This information is automatically logged by most web sites.

Use of Information

Alliance partially derives its revenues from advertising. In order to attract and retain advertisers, the aggregated, anonymous information that was gathered (as well as information from third-party market researchers) is used to describe Alliance services to partners and to assist the advertisers and sponsors to better understand Alliance audience. This is essential for keeping some of the services free of charge to its users. Alliance does not disclose personally identifying information about its users to these parties.

Alliance may disclose information about its users when believing in good faith that the disclosure is required by law.

Please be aware that Alliance sponsors, advertisers or web sites that have links on the Alliance web site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those parties and web sites linked to Alliance are not covered by this privacy statement.

Alliance website users should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in bulletin boards or forums, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.

The safety of children is very important to Alliance. Whilst Alliance will make every reasonable effort to ensure that children’s privacy and other rights are not compromised, it is ultimately the responsibility of parents to monitor their children’s Internet usage. Children should always ask a parent before sending any transmission over the Internet.

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