Privacy Statement

The following are terms of a legal agreement between you and Alpine Ascents International, Inc. By accessing, browsing and/or using this Web Site ("Site"), you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use this Site.

1. OUR GOALS
The goal of this Web Site is to provide You with access to information about Our Guide Service's facilities, services, products, and related links to meet Your needs (the "Content"). The Terms are meant to protect all of Our visitors to this Web Site, and Your access to and use of this Web Site signifies Your agreement with these Terms. DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS. We reserve the right, in Our sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms at any time. Such modifications, alterations, and updates shall be effective immediately upon posting. You agree to be bound by such modified, altered, and updated Terms if You access or use this Web Site after We have posted notice of such modifications, alterations or updates.

Consistent with Our goals, this Web Site will permit You to link to many other Web sites that may or may not be affiliated with this Web Site and/or with Us. The other linked Web sites have different terms of use that are not the same as these Terms. Your access to and use of such linked Web sites through links provided on this Web Site is governed by the terms of use and policies of those sites, not this Web Site. We believe it is always a good idea to read the Terms of Use of any Web site you visit.

2. PRIVACY
Registration data and certain other information about You is subject to our Privacy Policy. For more information, please review Our Privacy Policy.

3. USE OF THIS WEB SITE
We control and operate this Web Site. All Content on this Web Site, including, but not limited to, text, images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and/or other intellectual property rights (which are governed by United States and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions, privacy and publicity laws, and communication regulations and statutes). The Content is owned and controlled by Us or Our affiliates, or by third party content providers, merchants, sponsors and licensors (collectively the "Providers") that have licensed their content or the right to market their products and/or services to Us. Content on this Web Site or any Web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by the Providers is solely for Your personal, non-commercial use. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content. You may download a single copy of any Content contained on this Web Site, solely for Your personal, non-commercial use, consistent with these Terms, provided that You maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Content.

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, and/or exploit the Content in any way (including by e-mail or other electronic means) for commercial use without the prior written consent of Us or the Providers. You may request consent by faxing a request to us at 206-378-1937. Your modification of the Content, use of the Content on any other Web site or networked computer environment, or use of the Content for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use, without the prior written consent of Us or the Providers, violates the intellectual property rights and proprietary rights of the Content owners and is prohibited.

You may not use on Your Web site any registered or unregistered trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials appearing on this Web Site, including but not limited to any logos or characters, without the express written consent of the owner of the mark or copyright. You may not frame, deep link, or otherwise incorporate into another Web site any of the Content or other materials on this Web Site without Our express prior written consent.

Violation of trademark and copyright laws may result in significant civil liability or criminal penalties under United States and/or worldwide copyright and trademark laws. You recognize that any reproduction or use of Content, except as authorized by these Terms, is considered intentional infringement.

4. USER'S RESPONSIBILITIES
You warrant and represent to Us that You will not use this Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, including without limitation the posting or transmitting any threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material. If You violate any of these Terms, Your permission to use this Web Site immediately terminates without the necessity of any notice. We retain the right to deny access to anyone at Our discretion for any reason, including for violation of these Terms.

You are solely responsible for Your Information, and We act as a passive conduit for Your online distribution and publication of Your Information. As used in these Terms, "Information" means any information or data that You submit to this Web Site and any information or data that is generated by this Web Site as a result of Your use of this Web Site.

In the event that You are provided with User identification numbers or codes (collectively, "ID's"), confirmation numbers, and/or passwords (as applicable) in the use of this Web Site, You shall maintain such User ID's, confirmation numbers, and/or passwords in confidence and You agree not to distribute or disclose the same to third parties. It is Your responsibility to notify Us if We need to change or discontinue any of Your ID's, confirmation numbers, or passwords. It is also Your responsibility to immediately request discontinuation of an ID, confirmation number, or password upon Your knowledge or belief that such ID, confirmation number, and/or password is, or may be subject to, a breach of confidentiality. We may suspend or terminate Your service or access to this Web Site if We believe a breach of these Terms has occurred.

You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete Information. If You provide any Information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete (or We have reasonable grounds to suspect that such Information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete), We have the right to suspend or terminate Your access and activity, and refuse any and all current or future use, of this Web Site.

5. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
You are specifically prohibited from any use of this Web Site, and You agree not to use or permit others to use this Web Site, for any of the following: (a) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Web Site's infrastructure, including but not limited to "spam" or other such unsolicited mass e-mailing techniques; (b) disclose to, or share with, the assigned confirmation numbers and/or passwords with any unauthorized third parties or using the assigned confirmation numbers and/or passwords for any unauthorized purpose; (c) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software or HTML code comprising or in any way making up a part of this Web Site; (d) upload, post, emailing or otherwise transmitting any Information, Content, or proprietary rights that You do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (e) violating any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, any regulations having the force of law; and, (f) using any robot, spider, intelligent agent, other automatic device, or manual process to search, monitor or copy Our Web pages, or the Content without Our prior written permission, provided that generally available third party Web browser such as Netscape Navigator® and Microsoft Internet Explorer® may be used without such permission.

6. INFORMATION POSTED TO WEB SITE
With respect to all Information You elect to post to publicly accessible areas of the Web Site, You agree that We have the right to use, reproduce, modify, publish, perform and display such Information (in whole or part) worldwide; provided that such use is subject to the terms of Our Privacy Policy.

You acknowledge and agree that We may preserve Information and may also disclose Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms; (c) respond to claims that any Information violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Our business, employees, Providers, affiliates, users, and/or the public.

7. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
This Web Site may contain links to third-party Web sites not under Our control or operation (the "Linked Sites"). The links will let You leave this Web Site, and You access them at Your own risk. You acknowledge that We provide the Linked Sites for Your convenience and information only. We do not endorse nor are We responsible for any content, information, or other related materials found at any such Linked Sites or any links contained within such Linked Sites, whether or not We are affiliated with the owners of such Linked Sites. You may not establish a hyperlink to this Web Site or provide any links that state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of Your Web site by Us or the Providers.

8. NO WARRANTIES
ALL CONTENT ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH, UNDER THE U.S. LAWS APPLICABLE TO THESE TERMS, ARE IMPLIED BY LAW AND ARE INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION, OR MODIFICATION, WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

NEITHER WE, OUR AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES, NOR THE PROVIDERS, NOR ANY PERSON INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF THIS WEB SITE, WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE CONTENT AVAILABLE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE CONTENT THAT YOU ACCESS ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED SOLELY FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AND INFORMATION ONLY. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY OR CURRENCY OF ANY CONTENT, SERVICE, AND/OR MERCHANDISE ACQUIRED PURSUANT TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE.

YOU USE THIS WEB SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU (AND NOT US) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION) AND REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF YOUR SYSTEM.

9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE NOR OUR AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES (INCLUDING PROVIDERS), NOR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, NOR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THIS WEB SITE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHETHER ARISING UNDER CONTRACT, WARRANTY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FROM THE USE OR ATTEMPTED USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER LINKED SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: EQUIPMENT LISTS, PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL WEBSITE CONTENT PERTAINING TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL, MOUNTAIN CLIMBING, PHYSICAL TRAINING.

OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR PROVIDERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO US IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, OR (B) $500. Some states do not allow for the limitation of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to You. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE ONLY, WE AND RELATED PERSONS AND ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM: FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION, COMPUTER VIRUS, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF PERSONAL RECORDS, OR THE RELIANCE UPON OR USE OF CONTENT, INFORMATION, OPINIONS OR OTHER MATERIALS APPEARING ON THIS WEB SITE. MOREOVER, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES.

The limitation of liability reflects the allocation of risk between the parties. The limitations specified in this Section 9 will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in these Terms is found to have failed of its essential purpose. The limitations of liability provided in these Terms inure to the benefit of Us and the Providers, and to all respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, attorneys, and agents.

10. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
We operate this Web Site (excluding Linked Sites) from Our offices within the State of Washington. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of Washington, by accessing this Web Site, You agree that these Terms and Your use of the Web Site shall be governed in all respect by the internal substantive laws of the State of Washington, without regard to conflict of laws provisions and shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods. You further submit to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts located in the State of Washington for all disputes, cases and controversies regarding this Web Site, Your use of this Web Site, and Your relationship with Us. We make no representation that materials on this Web Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where the Content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Web Site from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local laws, including laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which You reside.

11. INDEMNIFICATION
We reserve the right to report any wrongdoing, if and when We become aware of it, to any applicable government agencies. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Us and the Providers, Our and their officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and suppliers harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, costs, liabilities, losses and damages of any kind (including attorneys' fees) resulting from Your use of this Web Site, Your breach of any provision of these Terms and/or any negligent acts, omissions or intentional wrongdoing by You. Any such indemnification shall be conditioned on Our: (a) notifying You in writing of any such claim, demand, action, cost, liability, loss or threat of any thereof; (b) cooperating with You in the defense or settlement thereof; and (c) allowing You to control such defense or settlement. We shall be entitled to participate in such defense at Our own cost and expense.

Linking to this site

You may create links to this Site from other sites, but only in accordance with the terms of the Guidelines for linking to Alpine Ascents International's Websites and in compliance with all applicable laws.

Guidelines for linking to Alpine Ascents International's Websites
A site that links to Alpine Ascents International's website:
May link to but not replicate Alpine Ascents International's content
Should not create a browser or border environment around Alpine Ascents International's content
Should not imply that Alpine Ascents International's is endorsing it or its products
Should not misrepresent its relationship with Alpine Ascents International's
Should not present false information about Alpine Ascents International's products or services
Should not use the Alpine Ascents International's logo without permission from Alpine Ascents International
Should not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, and should contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups.

tl:dr...We try to be cool, so should you.

According to a recent study it would take about 250 hours per year to actually read (150 hours to merely skim them) all of the Terms and Conditions for all of the websites and companies you encounter. "Studies show privacy policies are hard to read, read infrequently, and do not support rational decision making." from In The Cost of Reading Privacy Policies (PDF), by Aleecia M. McDonald and Lorrie Faith Cranor. Nevertheless, these are necessary conventions and practices in this day and age, so with that in mind, we thank you sincerely for taking some of your valuable time to read ours.


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.

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, HostGator.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 March 7, 2013.

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 W. Mercer Street
Seattle WA 98119