The Consumer Freedom Alliance respects your privacy. We will never
sell, rent, or loan your personal information to any third
Consumer Freedom Alliance (hereinafter “CFA”) values the privacy
of our visitors/customers and takes every known precaution to
safe guard the information we collect from unauthorized use. The
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
CFA believes it is important for you to know what types of
information we collect when you use our site. We employ various
methods for collecting information. To begin with, we use
“cookies” that are needed to compile aggregate non-personally
identifiable information about the visitors to our web site.
Personally identifiable information consists of information that
is unique to you, such as credit card numbers, bank accounts,
social security numbers, home address, email address and the
like. This is the type of information that most people consider
private and deem the most important to protect from unauthorized
access. Non-personally identifiable information most often
consists of things such as your search preferences, the types of
products you have bought, how many times you have visited a
particular web site, etc. This type of information is usually
associated with a particular computer or IP address but not with
a particular person. “Cookies” are pieces of information
generated by a Web server and stored in the user's computer,
ready for future access. Each time you access our web site; our
server finds the relevant cookie on your computer. The
information contained within that cookie is then used to
customize your experience with our site. The following is a list
of the information we collect: name, email address and physical
WHY DO WE COLLECT THIS INFORMATION?
We use this information in order to serve the needs of our
customers. We need to know who you are in order to verify the
credit card information you have sent us. We collect several
pieces of personal information from you in order to complete this
verification process. The non-personal information that we
collect from you is used in order to offer you better service and
to make your experience with our site more enjoyable. Any
information that we may inadvertently collect from you, that does
not serve one of these reasons stated above, is immediately
purged from our system.
HOW IS YOUR INFORMATION PROTECTED?
We use the latest in encryption technology, including 128 bit SSL
encryption to ensure that any sensitive information that is sent
by you to us via the Internet is protected from unauthorized
interception. We employ the latest in firewall protection to
prevent unauthorized access into our information storage areas.
We maintain a rigorous hiring process to screen out potential
employees with criminal backgrounds. All employees that we do
hire have to sign a confidentiality agreement that forbids them
from disclosing any information to which the employee has access,
to other individuals or entities. We also have back up servers
and power supplies to guard against power outages and other
natural occurrences that could pose a threat to the integrity of
your personal information. Passwords are required in order for
you to gain access to your account. Once an account has been
terminated, measures are taken to remove those users from the
system who no longer need access to our system. When an employee
is terminated or is no longer with the company, we change the
access codes that the employee used to access any customer
accounts. Account login sessions are terminated after three
failed login attempts; all terminated login sessions are logged
for follow-up. Passwords must contain at least six characters,
one of which is nonalphanumeric. Passwords are case sensitive
and must be updated every 90 days. Unused customer accounts,
those that have shown no activity for 6 months are purged from
WHO HAS ACCESS TO MY INFORMATION?
Only those employees that are responsible for handling your
account have access to your information. Additionally, employees
in our technical department may have access to your information
in order to conduct routine checks on the integrity of our system
and in order to perform necessary maintenance work. In order to
process your credit card we have to consult with an out side
credit card processing company. These processing companies are
regulated by the banking industry and must meet certain security
requirements in order to be in business. The processing
companies will have access to your credit card information,
billing address, name, and possibly your telephone number. The
processing company will communicate with the issuing bank of your
credit card in order to get final approval to charge your credit
card for the product or services we are providing for you.
Should you choose to receive additional information regarding one
of our services or products, we may pass your email address to
one of our partners who offers similar products or services that
you might be interested in. Additionally, judicial requests by a
duly authorized court will require us to divulge certain
information regarding your account should that situation arise.
Finally, should our company ever be bought or sold, your account
information would then become the property of the new
CAN I CORRECT OR REMOVE INFORMATION FROM YOUR SITE?
You always have the option to view your account to make sure the
information we have collected from you is indeed correct. You
also have the option of removing any information from your
account that you wish to keep private. However, please note that
removing certain information such as your email address, contact
information, and the like may greatly hinder our ability to
effectively provide the service or products you have requested.
We recommend, that you contact us first to discuss which
information you may remove without interrupting the quality of
service we intend to provide for you.
CAN I OPT OUT OF HAVING CERTAIN INFORMATION COLLECTED?
You have the option of disabling your computer’s ability to
accept or transmit cookies. This will prevent us from gathering
certain non-personally identifiable information from you. You
also have the option of removing yourself from any email
distribution list that you may have signed up for.
However, if any changes do occur, we will publish the changes to
our web site and post a notice on the home page that a new
reasonable steps to contact you personally to let you know of the
new changes. Should the company be bought or sold to someone
else, we will take reasonable steps to notify you personally.
You will then be given the option to keep your account open or to