Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy explains how Alloy COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (Alloy) may collect, use, share, and safeguard information provided by third parties.


Alloy Communications, LLC is a marketing communications agency located in St. Paul, MN. Our website address is:


How We Use and Share Personally Identifiable Information

Once collected, we may use your Personally Identifiable Information in a variety of ways including, but not limited to the following:

  • to communicate with you and respond to your e-mails or online requests.
  • to share with third parties as required by law or to protect Alloy as described below.

Users may request all their Personally Identifiable Information be suppressed from Lists or postings by contacting us.



If visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:  After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Sharing Your Personally Identifiable Information When Legally Necessary or to Protect Alloy’s Interests.

Alloy may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on Alloy; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Alloy; or (c) protect the personal safety of Alloy personnel or members of the public in appropriate circumstances. In addition, if Alloy and/or its assets (or a portion of its assets) are sold, assigned, transferred, or merged, or if Alloy undergoes some other change including a change to its corporate form, information may be transferred as part of that transaction or change.


Sharing Your E-mail Address Pursuant to Alloy Policy.

Your e-mail address will only be used by Alloy and related entities. We do not sell or rent e-mail addresses to anyone outside Alloy and related entities. Alloy will also not share e-mail addresses to unrelated third-parties, affiliates, or the public. Alloy may share your e-mail address with third parties to enable Alloy to take security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.


Children Under the Age of 13

We do not knowingly collect personal data online from or market online to children under the age of 13.


Information Security

Alloy implements reasonable security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Except for Awardee Lists and the other sharing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we generally restrict access to personally identifiable information and all sensitive information to Alloy agents and employees who need to know that information in order to develop or implement our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, and despite our best efforts, Alloy cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.



If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.



Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.



If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.



If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.



Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason. The date of the last revision to the Privacy Policy will be indicated by the “Last updated” date at the bottom of this page.


Information We Collect

Personally Identifiable Information: We may collect information that identifies you (“Personally Identifiable Information”) when you: provide such information on our website, or otherwise interact with Alloy. The types of Personally Identifiable Information collected may include your name, address, phone number, birth date, and e-mail address.

Sensitive Information: Personal Information that is intended to be private and never shared includes but is not limited to, birth date, education status, social security numbers, or financial information.

Publicly Shareable Information: We may receive information from you that will be available to be shared on the Website, blog, or social media postings.



Last Updated: 01-13-24