What information does AVF collect and how is it used?
There are a number of situations in which your personal information may help us give you better service. To process some of your requests, we need to know your name, e-mail address and mailing address. This allows us to process your request. We might request additional information from you in other areas or in the future. You may choose not to provide this information. We might also ask for your personal information when you're discussing a service issue on the phone with an associate, downloading a software update, registering for a seminar, participating in an online survey, registering your products, or purchasing a product.
In addition to the information we collect directly from you, we also monitor and track usage of our web site, viewing and traffic patterns, customer behavior, and other similar information. This information is compiled into a statistical aggregate.
We use this aggregate information as well as all of your personal information for internal business and administrative purposes including improvements of our web site, our product and services offerings, our operations, or our customer service. We also might use your personal information from time to time to send you notices about special offers, new products, services, promotions, and other similar information unless you have indicated to us that you do not wish to receive such information.
Any communication or material you transmit to AVF over this web site, by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, or suggestions will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. AVF may use anything you transmit or post to its affiliates for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, AVF is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to this web site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing manufacturing and marketing products using such information.
Does AVF disclose the information it collects to outside parties?
AVF does not currently sell or otherwise provide its customer lists or similar information to third parties for their commercial use.
As is standard practice on many corporate websites, AVF's may employ small text files (cookies) to collect information about your web-site activities on an anonymous basis. AVF may use them for various reasons. We may use them to collect information about how you use our site in order to provide you with a better experience, provide greater convenience each time you interact with us, to measure advertising effectiveness, and/or to remember you when you return to visit us or other Worldwide Web sites.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. AVF will not use the information collected to market directly to that person.
The privacy practices of sites that may be linked to AVF’s web site are solely the responsibility of that provider and AVF makes no representations nor bears any responsibility regarding the privacy policies of others.