Thank you for visiting AlpineAscents.com. Your privacy is very important to Alpine Ascents International ("we", "us" or "our"). To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at AlpineAscents.com. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Notice apply only to information gathered through and in connection with this web site.

The Information That We Collect and What we do with It
We do not collect personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide it to us. If you provide us with personally identifiable information, for example, by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the information and services that you request. All uses of that information are described on the Web page containing the form. Anyone not wishing to receive information from us can send an email to Climb@AlpineAscents.com for immediate removal from all mailings, both electronic and conventional.

Links to Other Websites
Once you link to another site, you are then subject to the privacy policies of the new site. We believe it is always a good idea to read the Privacy Policy of any site you visit.

Cookies
A cookie is a data file that certain Web sites write to your computer's hard drive when you visit such sites. A cookie file can contain information, such as a user identification code, that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. AlpineAscents.com uses cookies solely to track user traffic patterns throughout the AlpineAscents.com Web site. Urchin Software Corporation tracks user traffic patterns throughout our site using the cookie.

However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Urchin does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser). Our Tracking software also retains keywords typed into search engines when users attempt to find our site. This information is not correlated with specific users.

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 our Web site, you may not be able to use certain features of the site.

Commitment to Security
Alpine Ascents International operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your user data. Only certain employees have access to the information you provide us. Our internet hosting provider, Hostway.com, maintains a stae-of-the-art, secure hosting facility for our dedicated server.

Updates & Effective Date
Occasionally we may update this privacy notice. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on this page. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.
This Privacy Notice was last updated on May 13, 2010.

Contact Us with Questions
Should you have any questions about this policy please contact us at:

Climb@AlpineAscents.com

or by mail:

Alpine Ascents International
109 West Mercer Street
Seattle WA 98119