Privacy Policy

The Website located at www.alerts911.com is operated by First Step Development Group, LLC d/b/a Alerts911 (“We/Our/Us”). “You/Your” means one who uses Our Website, mobile site(s) and/or Apps (individually or collectively, “Website” or “Online Platform(s)”), and “User(s)” means any and all users of Our products, Apps or services (collectively, “Products”) and the Online Platforms. This Privacy Policy covers Your use of Our Website and Users’ use of the Online Platforms and Our Products. We offer the Website, including all information, tools and Products available from the Website, to You conditioned upon Your acceptance of all the terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

WE TAKE PRECAUTIONS WITH YOUR INFORMATION AND PERSONAL DATA. We value Our Users and respect Your privacy. We collect information about You in an effort to process and fulfill orders for Products, process order payment(s), provide information to emergency operations, improve Your experience on the Online Platform(s) and to communicate with You about Our Products and promotions as well as those of trusted third parties. As described in greater detail below, We may share Your information under certain circumstances with businesses with whom We work. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information We collect about You, why We collect it, how We use it, and when We share it with third parties. This Privacy Policy also describes the choices You can make about how We collect and use certain of that information.

By accessing the Website or use of Our Products, You acknowledge this Privacy Policy and agree to be bound by the terms hereof and the Terms of Use set forth on the Website. If there is anything You do not understand, please email any inquiry to privacy@alerts911.com. If at any time You do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website or Opt-Out as per section 7.0.

We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy by posting such changes or updates to the Website. Amendments to this Privacy Policy will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. It is Your responsibility to review any such changes or updates and check the Website from time to time to be sure You understand all terms and conditions, agreements and policies of the Website and are in compliance with them. You can tell if the policy has changed by checking the last modified date that appears at the end of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website or Products following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute Your acceptance thereof.


1. Types of Personal Information Collected

We will ask You for certain kinds of personal information, such as Your name, email address, street address, telephone number, and other information that identifies You as an individual (“Personal Information”) to provide the Products You request. All payment information we collect, credit card, debit card or bank information, for ongoing billing of the service is encrypted.

We currently use Authorize.net for payment processing. Please review the terms of use https://www.authorize.net/company/terms/ and privacy policies https://www.authorize.net/company/privacy/ of this third party payment processor, as We have no control over these third parties.


2. Use of Your Personal Information

We may use the Personal Information We collect for various purposes, including:

  • to complete Your purchase transactions
  • to provide the Products You request
  • to fulfill Your orders
  • to keep You informed about the status of Your orders
  • to customize Your experience
  • to identify Your product and service preferences, so We can notify You of new or additional Products and/or promotions that might be of interest to You
  • to notify You of product recalls or provide other information concerning Products You have purchased
  • to improve Our merchandise selections, customer service, and overall Website experience
  • to communicate with You by email, postal mail, telephone, text message, or other means about Our company, Our Products, or other information that We believe may be of interest to You
  • to provide Your information to emergency operations
  • to communicate to You about other Products that We believe may be of interest to you.


3. Sharing Personal Information With Third Parties

3.1 We do not share, sell or trade Your Personal Information with any third parties, except with Your consent or as described herein.

3.2 We may disclose Your Personal Information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website, to limit Our legal liability and protect Our rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of Users of the Website or the public.

3.3 We may also disclose Your Personal Information to outside individuals and/or companies that help Us bring You the Products We offer and to create, operate, and maintain Our Website. For example, We may work with third parties to: (a) manage a database of customer information; (b) assist Us in distributing emails; (c) assist Us with direct marketing and data collection; (d) provide data storage and analysis; (e) provide fraud prevention; (f) provide customer service; (g) provide product fulfillment and shipping services; and (h) provide other services designed to assist Us in developing and running Our Website and maximizing Our business potential. We require that these outside companies agree to keep all information shared with them confidential and to use the information only to perform their obligations to Us. We authorize certain service providers to utilize for their business purposes and in accordance with their privacy policies certain aggregated, information derived from data collected when You use the products and services they support on Our behalf to customize their customer base. This aggregated products information does not identify You personally.

3.4 We may participate in third-party cooperative databases. Database participants provide customer names, and mailing addresses and information about their customers’ purchasing history to the database which allows the database participants to segment and/or obtain access to potentially interested parties to whom or which they may target their promotions.

3.5 In addition, if We go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of Our assets, Your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred.

3.6 Our Website may allow Users to post testimonials and other content to Our Website. Any Personal Information that You post to Our Website will become public information and will be accessible by other users of the Website. In addition, Your user name will be viewable by other users, and We therefore encourage You to use a user name that is not Your actual name. We have no responsibility to maintain the privacy or security of any such Personal Information that You may choose to post to Our Website.


4. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

4.1 Through Your use of the Website, We may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information from You (“NPII”). NPII is not associated with You as an individual. It is measured anonymously and only in the aggregate.

4.2 The Website may use cookies. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a Website that is saved on Your hard drive by Your computer’s browser. Cookies help Us remember You when You return to the Website. Cookies also hold information to personalize and enhance Your experience and to gather Website statistical data, such as which pages are visited, the Internet provider’s domain name and the addresses of the sites You visited immediately before coming to and immediately after leaving the Website. The information in the cookies lets Us trace Your “clickstream” activity (i.e., the paths taken by Users of the Website as they move from page to page) to enable Us to better serve Our Users by revealing which portions of the Website are the most popular. Cookies contain absolutely no Personal Information. You may disable cookies on Your browser. Please review Your browser’s instructions for doing so. Additionally, information about opting out of cookie-based Internet advertising can be found via the following links https://optout.networkadvertising.org/ and/or https://www.neustar.biz/privacy/opt-out. However, please keep in mind that these technologies are an important part of how the website works; removing, rejecting or limiting the use of cookies or other similar technologies might affect the availability and functionality of the website.

4.2 We may also use “pixel tags” (sometimes called “Web beacons” or “clear gifs”), which are tiny graphic images, on the Website. Pixel tags help Us analyze Users’ online behavior and measure the effectiveness of the Website and Our advertising and marketing. We may also use other analytical tools to evaluate site performance through the use of aggregated data, which contain no Personal Information. We work with service providers that help Us track, collect, and analyze this information.

4.3 Cookies, pixel tags, and/or other analytical tools that We may use on the Website may collect information about Your visit, including the pages You view, the features You use, the links You click, and other actions You take in connection with the Website. This information may include Your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address, Your browser type, Your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about Your computer. We may also track certain information about the identity of the Website You visited immediately before coming to the Website. We do not otherwise track any information about Your use of other Websites.

4.4 Cookies, pixel tags, and/or other analytical tools in Our emails may be used to track Your interactions with those messages, such as when You receive, open, or click a link in an email message from Us.

4.5 We may also work with businesses that use tracking technologies to deliver advertisements on Our behalf across the Internet. These companies may collect information about Your visits to the Website and Your interaction with Our advertising and other communications, but no Personal Information is shared with them.

4.6 We may contract with third party vendors to provide ads to our customers on our behalf via the Internet or to send direct mail to customers whom we think may be interested in our products or services. In order to do so, such vendor may collect anonymous information about your visits to our website using Cookies. Third-party vendors may then pool the anonymous information that they collect from our website with other sources of information, which may include your name and mailing address, for purposes of determining whether you might be interested in receiving direct mail. To opt-out of receiving direct mail, you may send us an email at customerservice@alerts911.com or call us at 800-898-0290.


5. Your Security

5.1 We strive to keep Your Personal Information private and safe. We take commercially reasonable physical, electronic and administrative steps to maintain the security of Personal Information collected, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to database servers, as Well as employing electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. In addition, it is Our policy to never send Your credit card number via email. Please note that email is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting credit card information, so please do not send Us Your credit card number by email.

5.2 Unfortunately, despite Our best efforts, the transmission of data over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While We will use every reasonable means to ensure the security of information You transmit through the Website, We cannot guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by third parties. We will, however, prosecute any unauthorized or fraudulent transactions to the fullest extent permitted by law.


6. Links to Other Websites

6.1 While visiting the Website, You may link to Websites operated by third parties or You may have come to the Website using a link found in another Website. Such other Websites are independent from Us, and We have no control over, or responsibility for, their information, products or activities.

6.2 In addition, We currently use third parties for payment processing of Your order(s). Such payment processors are independent from us, and We have no control over or responsibility for their information, products or activities.


7. Opt-Out

If You do not want to receive emails, mailings or phone calls from Us, You may opt-out in any one of three ways: (i) email Us at privacy@Alerts911.com to request that You be unsubscribed; (ii) mail Us a letter requesting that You are unsubscribed to Us at 455 5th Ave Suite D304 Delray Beach, FL 33483 and include Your name and email address in the message; and/or (iii) call Us toll free at 1-800-898-0290, provide Your name, address, phone number and email address, and request that You be unsubscribed. Please allow Us the (10) business days from when the request was received to complete the removal, as some of Our promotions may already have been in process before You submitted Your request.


8. “Spoofing” And “Phishing”

A common Internet scam is known as “spoofing” or “phishing.” This occurs when You receive an email from what appears to be a legitimate source requesting Personal Information from You. Please be aware that We will not send You any emails requesting You to verify credit card, bank information, or any other Personal Information. If You ever receive an email that appears to be from Us requesting such information from You, DO NOT respond to it, and DO NOT click on any links appearing in the email. Instead, please forward the email to Us at privacy@alerts911.com, as We will investigate instances of possible Internet fraud.


9. Children and Privacy

The Website is not meant for children, and We will not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13 without verified parental consent. We will remove from Our files any Personal Information of anyone We discover to be under 13 years old.


10. Your California Privacy Rights

10.1 Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask Us for a notice describing what categories of Personal Information We share with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties or corporate affiliates’ direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. If You are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: privacy@alerts911.com. Please allow 30 calendar days for a response.

10.2 In addition, please note the following:

(a) Users can visit Our Website anonymously;

(b) We will add a link to this Privacy Policy on Our home page, or at a minimum, on the first significant page after entering Our Website;

(c) Our Privacy Policy link includes the word “Privacy” and can be easily found on the page specified above;

(d) Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on Our Privacy Policy page;

(e) Users are able to change their Personal Information by emailing Us or by calling Us;

(f) We take reasonable steps to honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track browser mechanism is in place; and

(g) We allow the collection of Users’ behavioral tracking (but not Personal Information) by third parties. We do not authorize the collection of Personal Information on the Website by third parties.

10.3 The Website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to Our Website. It could mean that We advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on Our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Alerts911 Website. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with Our own Privacy Policy and Google’s privacy policy. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to You using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if You want to You can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.


11. Disclosure for Legal Purposes

You hereby authorize Us to disclose any of Your Personal Information pursuant to judicial and administrative proceedings and to law enforcement or government agencies if We believe the disclosure is necessary or appropriate. You also authorize Us to disclose Personal Information if We believe the disclosure is necessary or appropriate in the event of an investigation of improper or illegal conduct in connection with the Website, such as fraud, misrepresentation, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that may put Us at risk for liability.


12. Non-Confidential Information

We do not want You to send to Us any confidential or proprietary information through email or otherwise. Any information, materials, suggestions, ideas or comments sent to Us will be considered non-confidential, and by submitting the same to Us, You are giving Us the absolute right to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, display and distribute the information for any purpose whatsoever, with no payment or other compensation to You. However, We will not use Your name unless We are required by law to identify the source of the materials, information, suggestions, ideas or comments, or unless We first obtain Your permission.


13. Assignment

We may freely assign this Privacy Policy or any of Our rights and/or obligations hereunder.


14. HIPAA Compliance Statement

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) sets forth privacy and security standards for any entity that uses or discloses protected health information. For information on HIPAA, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Website at www.hhs.gov.

HIPAA compliance is an organization-wide obligation requiring procedural standards and business practices that protect the privacy and security of patient/client information. As part of these obligations, the business must ensure it only utilizes software that has adequate safeguards to protect patient/client information. Our system incorporates such technological and procedural safeguards, as detailed below.

We employ the following technological safeguards to facilitate compliance with HIPAA: patient/client information is transferred using 168-bit SSL encryption; accounts require secure login with minimum password length enforcement; the production environment is protected by stand-alone firewalls with access limited to authorized personnel via encrypted channels; and offsite backups are made daily and stored in an encrypted state. Further, We require all personnel with access to patient/client information to be trained in the privacy requirements of HIPAA. We do not share, sell, disclose or provide patient/client information to third parties unless required by law.

We also provide numerous settings and features including user-specific login, multiple user access levels, and the ability to easily add and remove users to facilitate procedural standards that enable Us to maintain overall HIPAA compliance.


15. Contact

If You have any questions about Your privacy or security at the Website, please send an email to privacy@Alerts911.com and include Your name, phone number and email address in the message. If You do not receive a response from Us to any emails You send to Us within 7 business days, please send Us another email as Your original email may not have been received.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date appearing below; for any data collected prior to that date, Your information and personal data was subject to a different, then-effective privacy policy. If You would like to receive a copy of the privacy policy in effect prior to September, 19 2018, please email privacy@Alerts911.com to request a copy and include Your contact information and We will respond as provided in this Contact section.

100 E Linton Blvd Suite 206A
Delray Beach FL 33483

Toll Free - 800-878-0290

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