Privacy Policy

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. 

For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit:

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.

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

We will advise you at the first reasonable opportunity upon discovering or being advised of a security breach where your personal information is lost, stolen, accessed, used, disclosed, copied, modified, or disposed of by any unauthorised persons or in any unauthorised manner.

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.

Visiting the link below will display identity and security information about this website:

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Cookies from 3rd party advertisers and content providers: Any visitor to our site which display advertising or embedded content may receive cookies from our advertisers and content providers

These advertisers and content providers adhere to standard best practice for privacy; and have their own set of privacy policies. 

While Alternative Economics choose our advertisers and content provider partners carefully and constantly review them, Alternative Economics do not control the content directly. 

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

Twitter links and embedded content on our website is hosted by and your browser may therefore send this cookie data to Twitter when viewing such content in your browser.

Youtube links and embedded content on our website is hosted by and your browser may therefore send this cookie data to Youtube when viewing such content in your browser.

Alternative Economics make use of software provided by Google Analytics and display advertising on our website hosted by Google Adsense and your browser may therefore send cookie data and information to Google when viewing content on our site.

If you would like to change how Google processes your data then please use the link below.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics here:

You can also opt-out of Google Adsense here:

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at:

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

All Data, including personal and non-personal information, that is entered into the service by you, or automatically imported on your instruction, is transferred to Alternative Economics’s servers as a function of transmission across the Internet. 

By using the service, you consent to your personal information being transferred to our servers as set out in this policy.

Currently our servers are located in the United States of America (U.S.), primarily by Inc. (Godaddy), and your personal information will be routed through, and stored on, those servers as part of the service. 

Godaddy complies with relevant aspects of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and has certified that it adheres to relevant Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. 

If the location of our servers change in the future, we will update this policy. You should review our policy regularly to keep informed of any updates.

By providing your personal information to Alternative Economics, you consent to Alternative Economics storing your personal information on servers hosted in the U.S. While your personal information will be stored on servers located in the U.S., it will remain within Alternative Economics’s effective control at all times. 

The server host’s role is limited to providing a hosting and storage service to Alternative Economics, and we’ve taken steps to ensure that our server hosts do not have access to, and use the necessary level of protection for, your personal information.

If you do not want your personal information to be transferred to a server located in the U.S., you should not provide Alternative Economics with your personal information or use the service.

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.

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 access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you, or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. 

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 user settings page and on the forms Alternative Economics use to collect your data. 

You can also exercise your rights at any time by contacting us at

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

Access to Information

Alternative Economics will endeavour to provide an initial response to your query or complaint within 10 business days, and investigate and attempt to resolve your query or complaint within 30 business days or such longer period as is necessary and notified to you by our respondent.

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.

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Alternative Economics, its affiliates, employees, licensors or service providers be liable for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including, without limitation, loss of profits, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from: 

Your access to or use of or inability to access or use the service, the conduct or content of other users or third parties on, through, or following use of the service; or unauthorized access, use or alteration of your content, even if Alternative Economics has been advised of the possibility of such damages. 

In no event will Alternative Economics’s aggregate liability to you for all claims relating to the service exceed the amount paid, if any, by you to Alternative Economics for the service while you have an account. 

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain damages, so some or all of the exclusions and limitations in this section may not apply to you.


Alternative Economics provides the service on an “as is” and “as available” basis and to the extent permitted by applicable law, grants no warranties of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise with respect to the service (including all content contained therein), including, without limitation, any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

Alternative Economics does not represent or warrant that the service will be uninterrupted, secure or error free, any defects or errors in the service will be corrected, or that any content or information you obtain on or through the service will be accurate.

Alternative Economics takes no responsibility for any content that you or another user or third party posts, sends or receives through the service. 

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is accessed at your own discretion and risk.

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.