Privacy Policy

Effective Date: February 16, 2011

Americab ("Americab," "we," "us" or "our") provides this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") in order to make you aware of the privacy practices at our web site, and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by Americab. This Privacy Policy only covers information collected at the Web Site, and does not cover any information offline by Americab (unless specifically stated).
Note, too, that there may be times where Americab jointly collects your information with another party on a co-branded web site. In those cases, if this Privacy Policy is posted, it may only apply to how Americab uses the information it collects through that co-branded web site, but the privacy policy of the other party may govern with regard to the use of technology or operation of the co-branded web site and its use of information collected on such co-branded web site.
The areas covered in this Privacy Policy are as follows:

What information does Americab collect?
Through its Web Site, Americab collects "Personally Identifiable Information" which is any information that can be used to specifically identify an individual, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number. Users may provide us with Personally Identifiable Information and certain demographic information (such as gender, zip code, hometown or similar information) through Web Site features, including, surveys, and online registration forms. Additionally, when you visit our Web Site our servers automatically collect certain information from you, such as the number of pages viewed and accessed, browser type and IP address. Most of this information is non-personally identifiable information, but if we connect it or demographic information with Personally Identifiable Information, we will treat it as Personally Identifiable Information.
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What technologies does Americab use?
We use a variety of technologies on our Web Site including cookies, web beacons, PHP and javascript. Cookies are small data files that are transferred to your computer (or other Internet-accessing device) when you visit the Web Sites. Cookies allow us to improve and enhance the Web Site and serve users more appropriate content. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent by indicating this in the preferences or options menu in your browser. However, it is possible that some parts of the Web Sites will not operate correctly if you disable cookies and you may not be able to take advantage of some of this Web Sites’ features. You should consult with your browser’s provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.

The Web Sites and any communications sent by the Web Sites may contain electronic images (generally, single-pixel ".gif" images) called "web beacons." These web beacons allow Americab and third parties to monitor and collect certain information about the viewer of the web page, web-based document, e-mail message or other communication, such as the type of browser requesting the web beacon and the time the web beacon was viewed. We may use web beacons or similar technologies for a number of purposes, such as and without limitation, to count visitors to our web pages or to monitor how our users navigate this Web Sites and to count how many e-mails (or particular articles, links, etc.) we sent were actually opened.
The Web Sites may also utilize embedded scripts which is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Web Sites. The script is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Web Sites, and is deleted thereafter
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How is the information used by Americab?
The information Americab collects is used by us to:

  • provide you with content, information or services you have requested, including newsletters, and other communications for which you have registered;
  • improve the content of the Web Sites;
  • customize the Web Sites’ advertising and content for individual visitors;
  • notify you about updates to our Web Sites and in our discretion, changes to this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Use and other policies that affect your use of the Web Sites;
  • contact customers for marketing purposes;
  • administer and provide you with information and updates regarding customer loyalty and rewards programs;
  • provide you with investment-related information;
  • confirm or fulfill an order you have made or authorize or complete a transaction you have requested;
  • provide you with offers, products or services from third parties which may be of value to you;
  • administer the Web Sites’ systems and for other internal business purposes;
  • comply with and monitor compliance with our Terms of Use and other applicable agreements and policies; and
  • for other purposes disclosed when you provide your information.

Survey information:
We may on occasion seek information on our customer base via electronic or print surveys. Participation is optional. Survey contact information (name, e-mail address, mailing address, etc.) is used to request more information in relation to the survey or as otherwise permitted under this Privacy Policy.

Content you submit:
Americab may publish your name, voice and likeness and other Personally Identifiable Information in connection with any submissions you may make to our Web Sites as set forth in our Terms of Use.

Affiliate information:
Americab offers an affiliate program for qualified web sites. Participation is optional and based on Americab approval. Application information is used to determine eligibility in the Americab affiliate program. Account information of approved affiliates is maintained for the purposes of communication between Americab and its affiliates.

Information from third parties:
We may receive information about you from other sources; for example, we may obtain geographic or demographic information, or information regarding your possible interests, from third parties, or we may receive information from a marketing partner in connection with a co-branded web site or promotion. We may use this information for a variety of purposes, including to enhance our ability to serve you and to tailor content. We may combine the information we receive from those other sources with information we collect through the Web Sites. In those cases, we will apply this Privacy Policy to any Personally Identifiable Information received, unless otherwise specifically disclosed by us at the time you provide your Personally Identifiable Information.

Send to a friend:
If you send a friend a communication from the Web Sites, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, etc.) is used on a one-time basis to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose, unless we obtain additional consent.
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How is information shared with third parties?
We may share non-personally identifiable information and other web site usage information with our business partners and third parties. In addition, we may share Personally Identifiable Information as disclosed at the time you provide your information, as set forth in this Privacy Policy and in the following circumstances:

Third parties providing services:
We may employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf, for example, hosting or operating the Web Sites, sending e-mail and/or other communications, data analysis, marketing assistance, credit card payment processing, and customer service. These third parties may have access to your Personally Identifiable Information for the purpose of performing such functions on Americab’s behalf.

Third party offers:
From time to time, Americab partners with third parties to provide users of the Web Sites with offers, products or services which may be of value to our users. In such instances, we will share, sell or rent a user’s Personally Identifiable Information, such as name, mailing address, phone number and ordering information, with a third party to enable them to notify the user of the offer, product or service, unless you have told us not to share your information. We will never rent your email address.

If you do not wish to have your information shared with third parties, please see How do I change my preferences about how my Personally Identifiable Information is shared? below to learn how to notify Americab.

Web Site analytics:
On a regular basis, Americab may send some or all of the information gathered by our web site analytics collection processes to a company that works on our behalf to provide us with a service that assists us in analyzing this information.

Corporate change:
Americab may share the Personally Identifiable Information collected through the Web Sites with and among its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates. Americab or any of it assets, including the Web Sites, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your Personally Identifiable Information is one of the key business assets for the transaction. In such a case, your Personally Identifiable Information may be one of the business assets we transfer. Hence, Americab reserves the right to disclose and transfer Personally Identifiable Information in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our assets, or other corporate change.

Legal actions and law enforcement:
We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information, in the event we are required to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process or other valid law enforcement measures; to comply with a legal obligation; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Web Site and applicable laws; or to protect the legal rights, interests, or safety of the Web Site, our users or others. We may also use information collected on our Web Site to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers or law enforcement agencies in our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.

Our Web Site takes commercially reasonable steps to secure the information you provide. However, no data transmission over the Internet, or wireless transmission, or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, please know that any information you transmit to or through our Web Sites you do at your own risk.

Links to third party web sites:
The Web Site contains information on a wide variety of products and services. We also provide links to partner, affiliate, and manufacturer sites for additional information on their products and services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any third party web sites and do not make any representations regarding how such web sites use customer information.

Consent to transfer
The Web Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be processed in and transferred to the United States. By using the Web Site or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer and to the processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.

California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information with respect to the types of personal information the business shares with third parties for direct marketing purposes by such third party and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year.
To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by Americab pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please contact Americab by calling us at the telephone number below, writing to us at the address below or e-mailing us at the e-mail address below under How do I contact Americab?
To change your preferences about how your Personally Identifiable Information is shared, please see the instructions below under How do I change my preferences about how my Personally Identifiable Information is shared?
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How might this Privacy Policy change in the future?
If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the revised privacy policy on the Web Site with an updated "Effective Date" to notify you of these changes. If there are material changes to this Privacy Policy or in how Americab will use your Personally Identifiable Information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how Americab is protecting your information.
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How can I access or change my Personally Identifiable Information?
Upon request, we offer you the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in your contact information. Customers can have this information corrected by calling us at the telephone number below, writing to us at the address below or e-mailing us at the e-mail address below under How do I contact Americab?
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How do I change my preferences about how my Personally Identifiable Information is shared?
To remove your name from our marketing lists or if you’d prefer not to have your name, mailing address or purchasing information shared with other companies, let us know your preferences by calling us at the telephone number below, writing to us at the address below or e-mailing us at the e-mail address below under How do I contact Americab?
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How do I contact Americab?
P.O. Box 661741
Sacramento, CA  95866
We can also be reached at (916) 441-5555 or by email at