Privacy Policy ("Alternative Economics") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data Alternative Economics collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how Alternative Economics will treat it.

Information Alternative Economics May Collect

Alternative Economics may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site 

This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our sites, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. Alternative Economics may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.

If you contact us, Alternative Economics may keep a record of that correspondence. Alternative Economics may also ask you to complete surveys that Alternative Economics use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

Details of your visits to our sites including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.

IP Adresses and Cookies: Like most website operators, Alternative Economics collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. 

Alternative Economics purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use the website

Protection of Your Information

Alternative Economics uses up to 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when collecting or transferring data to ensure that any data, is unreadable while it is being transferred over the Internet. 

Alternative Economics has also implemented internal policies and procedures in the interest of safeguarding the information transferred between our servers and your browser.

In our effort to bolster Internet security and stability, we have implemented Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). DNSSEC is designed to protect Internet servers from domain name system attacks, such as DNS cache poisoning by malicious users. It is a set of DNS extensions which provide 3 basic functions:

Data Origin Authentication: assures that data is received from the authorized DNS server; can protect from impersonation attacks

Data Integrity: assures that data received matches data on the origin DNS server, and is not modified during transit; protects from man-in-the-middle type pollution attacks

Authenticated Denial of Existence: assures that a "Non-existent" response is valid

How do i know if my connection to the website is secure?

The SSL lab's security test feature gives you more information about the sites you visit. Clicking on this link will display identity and security information about this website.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Cookies from 3rd party advertisers: Any visitor to our site which display advertising may receive cookies from our advertisers. 

These advertisers adhere to standard best practice for privacy; and have their own privacy policies. While Alternative Economics choose our advertising partners carefully and constantly review them, Alternative Economics do not control the content of the adverts directly. 

You should refer to the privacy and cookie policies of individual advertisers for more details.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. 

However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our sites.

Twitter and Youtube Search: Alternative Economics does not collect form data or make use of analytics to analyse any statistics related to use of these search functions.

Nearly all privacy threats enter your computer through your browser. 

Thus, protecting your browser from these privacy threats is a very important part of protecting your online privacy. To protect your browser from these types of threats please read this article on how to harden your browser against malware and privacy concerns. 

Pay special attention to the parts which are concerned mainly with protecting your online privacy, but also remember that securing your computer against malware and other threats also plays a large role in protecting your privacy.

Where Alternative Economics Store Your Personal Data

The data that Alternative Economics collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). 

It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. 

Such staff may be engaged in, processing and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. Alternative Economics will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where Alternative Economics have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Alternative Economics ask you not to share a password with anyone. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. 

Although Alternative Economics will do our best to protect your personal data, Alternative Economics cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once Alternative Economics have received your information, Alternative Economics will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses Made of the Information

Alternative Economics use information held about you in the following ways:

To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which Alternative Economics feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes; To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us; 

To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; 

To notify you about changes to our service;

Alternative Economics may also use your data to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and Alternative Economics or they may contact you about these by post or telephone;

Alternative Economics will only contact you by electronic means with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous inquiry to you;

Alternative Economics do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but Alternative Economics may provide them with aggregate information about our users. 

Alternative Economics may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. 

Alternative Economics may make use of the personal data Alternative Economics have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

Disclosure of Information

Alternative Economics may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which also includes our subsidiaries. Alternative Economics will not disclose your personal information to third parties:

In the event that Alternative Economics sell or buy any business or assets, Alternative Economics may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; 

If and its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets; 

Alternative Economics are under a duty to disclose or share this information with our users

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. Alternative Economics will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if Alternative Economics intend to use your data for such purposes or if Alternative Economics intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. 

You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms Alternative Economics use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at

Our sites may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. 

If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that Alternative Economics do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. 

Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to Information

Alternative Economics gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Any access request may be subject to a fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information Alternative Economics hold about you.

DMCA Contact

As Alternative Economics asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others.

If you believe that material located on or linked to by violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify us at in accordance with Alternative Economics's Digital Millennium Copyright Act policy.

Alternative Economics will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material.

Alternative Economics will terminate a visitor's access to and use of the website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Alternative Economics or others.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Any changes Alternative Economics may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.