Use of the Information this Site Gathers and Tracks
- To educate users about privacy issues
- To inform users about specific privacy policies and guidelines employed at
APT US & C.
The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices. APT US & C is committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of your confidential information. We do not actively share personal information gathered from our Web servers. This means that while we do not actively share information, however, in some cases we may be compelled by law to release information gathered from our Web server.
We use the Internet Protocol (IP) to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. IP addresses are used, for example, to gather broad demographic information, but we do not link them to anything that is personally identifiable.
We also use session cookies - small pieces of information sent from our site to your browser - to remember you when you were logged into our information system. Session cookies are temporary and only last for up to two hours without any activity on our site. We also use session cookies in our forms to remember what forms you have filled out to track your preferences from one page to another.
Cookies are small pieces of data stored by the Web browser. Cookies are often used to remember information about preferences and pages you have visited. For example, when you visit some sites on the Web you might see a "Welcome Back" message. The first time you visited the site a cookie was probably set on your computer; when you return, the cookie is read again. You can refuse to accept cookies, can disable cookies, and remove cookies from your hard drive. These cookies are used so you will not have to repeatedly enter user names and passwords when you go to different parts of the Web site. You are normally required to enter an ID number when you request data about yourself or to ensure that you are a member of APT US & C community. For example, members who want to check their membership status must enter their membership ID so the system knows who is requesting the data. This login process uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) so the user name and password are encrypted between the Web browser and our Web server.
Several areas of APT US & C Online (such as membership forms, meeting forms, and member only pages) require users to provide various types of contact information: (like names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses), unique identifiers (like their passwords), financial information (like their account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like their address and zip code). Each type of information serves a different purpose, depending on where it is requested. However, all of this information will be maintained using the highest form of information security available to APT US & C.
As a member of APT US & C, we use member contact information from the application form to send the user information about membership information. Membership contact information is also used to get in touch with the member when necessary for administrative purposes. The online Membership Directory is provided for informational purposes and members may opt out of being listed in the online directory at the time of application or contact APT US & C to be removed. On occasion, APT US & C may rent their membership list to other organizations. Members have the option to opt out of receiving communications from others when joining or renewing membership.
Unique identifiers (such as passwords) are collected to verify the user's identity. Contact information obtained from order forms will only be used to send you the product that you purchased. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services ordered. Financial information and all passwords will in no way be used for marketing purposes, nor will it be shared with any third parties unless the third party is doing the billing for APT US & C.
APT US & C is equally committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our Web site. Information we gather. The APT US & C Web server will generate temporary logs that contain the following information:
- Internet address of computer being used.
- Web pages requested.
- Referring web page.
- Browser used.
- Date and time.
The data may be used in aggregate by system administrators and Web content managers to tune the Web site for its efficiency and is not ordinarily associated with specific individuals. Raw data from the Web server logs is not shared with any other content manager. Summary reports produced from the logs help APT US & C to determine what Web browsers and pages are most popular. For example, if the aggregate reports show a particular Web page is very popular or used more by more APT US & C members we will use this information to customize the content of a particular web page and make it easier to find.
Security and Accuracy of Confidential Information
APT US & C will do its best to ensure that the personal information we have about you is accurate. Although no computer system is 100% secure, APT US & C has deployed extensive security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Certified independent security specialists audit these security measures and our systems.
Security Capabilities and Financial Information
Financial information may be collected online when ordering publications or in making payment for membership. The online forms are within an SSL secured site using https via Verisign.
The APT US & C site enables you to pay for products or services online with a credit card. Unless otherwise noted, these transactions are encrypted. It is APT US & C policy that confidential information you enter in the transaction is used only for the purposes described in that transaction, unless an additional use is specifically stated on that site.
Sharing of Information
APT US & C does not share information with other parties and gather information from other private data providers. Under no circumstances will APT US & C release confidential information gathered through the Web, such as pages visited, or personalized preferences. This information cannot be shared with external third parties.
APT US & C makes some public chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available to its users. APT US & C does not ordinarily log public chat sessions, however, any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should therefore exercise caution when deciding to disclose your confidential information in such places.
APT US & C may have one or more surveys being conducted on our web site. It is APT US & C policy that confidential information gathered in these online surveys are used only for the research purposes indicated in the survey. Unless otherwise noted on the specified survey, your answers are confidential and individual responses will not be shared with other parties.
This site contains links to other sites. APT US & C Online is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
This site will contain blogs, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available for the use of all members. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. In other words, do not release any confidential information in any of these public forums.
Opting Out of Receiving Communications and Being Listed in the Member Directory.
APT US & C Online gives users the following options for removing their information from our online member directory or to discontinue receiving future communications.
- When applying for membership, renewing, or updating member profile online.
- Send mail or fax
Correct/Update User Information
Users can also select from the four options in the above section to correct or modify information previously provided.
Contact APT US & C Online
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web site, or dealings with this Web site, you can contact:
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The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of APT US & C appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate APT US & C sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without APT US & C’s prior express written permission.
Although the APT US & C site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, APT US & C takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites.
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