When you access the Almond Accounts website we will learn certain information about you during your visit. Inline with other commercial websites our website utilizes a standard technology called ‘cookies’ (see the explanation below entitled ‘What are Cookies’) and web-server logs to collect information about how the website is being used. Information gathered through cookies and web-server logs may include the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, the amount of time spent on the website, the websites visited just before and just after ours and your IP address.
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website it’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designed for cookies. Each website can send it’s own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it but in order to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access the cookies that it has sent to you and not cookies sent by other websites.
When you connect to the internet your IP address is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web-server as part of demographic and profile data known as ‘traffic data’ so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.
If you choose to correspond with us via e-mail we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses. We provide the same protection for these electronic communications as we do with the maintenance of information received online, by mail or telephone.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking we use personal information for the purpose of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making other services available to our customers or prospective customers.
Almond Accounts will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide such information, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
We will only disclose information when legally compelled to do so. In other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
A Special Note About Children
Children are not eligible to use our website and services and we ask that minors (anyone under the age of 13) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor you can only use this website in conjunction with the permission and guidance of your parents/guardians.
How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?
E-mail is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason we request that you do not send private information to us by e-mail. Doing so is permitted but will be done entirely at your own risk. Credit card information should never be transmitted via e-mail. Some of the information you enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer or SSL.
Almond Accounts may use software programs to create summary statistics which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to different sections of the website, finding out what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications and identifying system performance in problem areas.
For website security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, Almond Accounts uses software programs that monitor network traffic in order to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with the above principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and thus maintained.