Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:
Alma Machinery Co., Inc.
3761 East Ellsworth Rd

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When 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.

Contact forms


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Embedded content from other websites

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with & How long we retain your data

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.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where we send your data

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

Additional information

How we protect your data

At Alma Machinery, we take the protection of your personal data seriously. We implement a range of technical and organizational measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your data. This includes encryption of sensitive data, secure storage, restricted access, and regular backups. We do not sell or share your data with third parties unless required by law or necessary for the provision of our services. Additionally, we maintain a comprehensive privacy policy that outlines how we collect, use, and protect your data. If you have any questions or concerns about how we protect your data, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What data breach procedures we have in place

At Alma Machinery, we understand the importance of protecting your personal data from potential security breaches. To ensure the security of your data, we have implemented a number of measures, including:

  • Regular system updates and maintenance to prevent vulnerabilities.
  • The use of secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect data in transit.
  • The use of firewalls and intrusion detection systems to monitor and prevent unauthorized access.
  • Regular data backups to ensure data can be recovered in case of a breach.
  • Employee training and awareness programs to educate staff on data security best practices.

A comprehensive data breach response plan that outlines the steps to be taken in the event of a data breach, including the reporting of the breach to the relevant authorities and notification of affected individuals.

In the event of a data breach, we will take immediate action to contain and mitigate the impact of the breach, and will notify affected individuals in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We are committed to the protection of your personal data, and will continue to monitor and review our security measures to ensure that we are providing the highest level of protection possible.

What third parties we receive data from

At Alma Machinery, we receive data from a limited number of third-party sources to improve the functionality of our website and provide you with relevant advertisements. We currently use Google Ads, Bing Ads, and Facebook Ads to serve targeted advertisements to users who have previously visited our website. This may include data such as browsing history, search terms, and location information. Please note that we do not share any personal data, such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, or addresses with these third-party providers. Our use of these third-party services is governed by their respective privacy policies, which we encourage you to review. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of third-party data, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

At Alma Machinery, we use automated decision making and profiling to improve our marketing and communication strategies. Specifically, we use lead scoring, which is an automated system that assigns a score to each lead based on various criteria, such as browsing behavior, demographic information, and past interactions with our website. This helps us to identify and prioritize leads that are most likely to convert into customers, and to provide them with tailored messaging and content.

In addition, we use Google Ads, Bing Ads, and Facebook Ads to serve targeted advertisements to users who have previously visited our website. This may include data such as browsing history, search terms, and location information. Our use of these advertising platforms may involve automated decision making and profiling to ensure that we are delivering the most relevant advertisements to our target audience.

It is important to note that our use of automated decision making and profiling is limited to marketing and communication purposes, and we do not use these processes to make any significant decisions about our customers or their data. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of automated decision making and profiling, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

The MDNA has established a Code of Ethics that sets forth the standards and practices that member dealers must follow. The Code of Ethics requires that member dealers make certain disclosures to their customers, including:

  1. Accurately and truthfully represent the condition of the machinery being sold, including any known defects or issues.
  2. Disclose any relevant information about the machinery, such as prior ownership, usage, or maintenance history.
  3. Disclose the terms and conditions of the sale, including any warranties or guarantees provided by the seller.
  4. Disclose any fees or charges associated with the sale, such as transportation or handling fees.
  5. Disclose any conflicts of interest that may arise in the course of the transaction.

In addition, MDNA member dealers are required to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including those related to safety, environmental protection, and labor practices.

Overall, the MDNA’s Code of Ethics sets a high standard for transparency and ethical behavior in the machinery industry, and member dealers are expected to uphold these standards in all of their business dealings.