Effective: April 19, 2013
Company’s Collection of Personal Information:
Children under 13:
II. What Information Does APP COMM Collect?< /SPAN>
We receive and process personally identifiable and non personally-identifiable information from you to enable us to personalize and improve our Website services, communicate with users about the Website, and allow users to set up a user account and profile that can be used to access additional Services and interact with our partners through the Website. We collect the following types of information from our customers:
A. Personally Identifiable Information You Provide to Us:
APP COMM or a third party service provider acting on our behalf (“Service Provider”), collects personal information from you when you choose to share with us to create an online account with us, comment on products described on the Website, submit ideas for application products, submit a new application, request information from us, sign up for newsletters or our email list, participate in a survey, or otherwise contact us. The personal information we collect may include your real name, user name, address, telephone number, email address, listings created, occupation, employer industry, and APCO membership status. We may combine your personal information with additional personal information and non-personal information we collect or receive about you from other online and offline sources.
We may anonymize your personally identifiable information so that you cannot be individually identified, and provide that information to our partners. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to register with us or to take advantage of some of our features.
Forums, Blogs, Chat Rooms
If you use interactive features of the Website, including but not limited to blog posts, comments, and discussion boards, you should be aware that any content (personally identifiable information, images, captions, comments, etc.) you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Information Collected From Other Sources
We may obtain information about you from other sources, including your APCO membership information, commercially available sources such as data aggregators and public databases. This information may include name, demographic information, updated contact information, interests, and publicly-observed data, such as from social media and online activity. We may combine this information with the information we collect from and about you to help us tailor our communications to you and to improve our services and products.
B. Non Personally-Identifiable Information.
Non personally-identifiable information is information that you submit or we collect that, by itself, cannot be directly associated with you. This may include your gender, age, ZIP code, occupation, industry, employer, and other information we collect from your use of the Website. Non personally-identifiable information may also include information about your use of the Website, about your computer and browsing habits (when unassociated with any personal information), such as your IP address, the domain name and browser that you use to access the internet, the pages that you visited on our Website and the address of the website that you visited immediately prior to visiting our Website.
We use non-personally identifiable information for research and statistical purposes, to remember your preferences, to provide our Services and our partners’ services to you, to communicate with you and to monitor and improve the quality of our information and website.
C. Automatically Collected Information:
We may also use third party advertisements to support our Website. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, or local shared objects when they advertise on our Website, which may send these advertisers information including your non-personal information.
D. Email and Other Communications:
When you register for the first time on APP COMM, you will be automatically opted in to receive email notices, which may include notifications, website updates, receipt confirmations, or related communications from APCO including but not limited to event announcements. We may provide offers to certain users on behalf of other businesses. However, when we do so, we do not give the other business your name and address. We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us make emails more interesting and improve our service. If you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, you will have a future opportunity to opt out. You may also opt-out by sending an email with unsubscribe in its subject line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
III. How APP COMM Uses Information
APP COMM or its Service Providers may use the information we collect from and about you for any of the following purposes:
- To fulfill orders, provide service and communicate with customers;
- To develop new products or services;
- To respond to your inquiries;
- To provide you with customized Website content, targeted offers, and advertising on the Website or on other sites;
- To contact you with information, newsletters and promotional materials from our company or on behalf of our partners and affiliates;
- To contact you when necessary;
- To obtain feedback on the quality of information posted on our website or companies from whom you have requested information or we have matched based on your interests;
- To review the usage and operations of our Website and services and improve our Website content, products and services;
- To address problems with the Website, our business or our products and services;
- To manage our telecommunications networks;
- To protect the security or integrity of the Website and our business;
- As described to you at the point of data collection; and
We may contact you via email, telephone, text message, postal mail, or any other means of communication that you provide to us as a means of contacting you.
APP COMM’s Information Disclosure:
We may share aggregate or anonymous non-personal information with third parties.
Transfers of Business Assets:
Contentthat you voluntarily disclose on your profile or other publicly available portions of the Website (including without limitation images, captions, and comments) can be collected and used by other users who may redistribute your content through the internet and other media channels. To request removal of your personal information from our public areas of our Website, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Social Media Features and Widgets:
Protection of APP COMM and Others:
We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we reasonably believe is necessary to comply with law or court order; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of APP COMM, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and risk reduction.
With Your Consent:
Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.
IV. How Is Information Protected by APP COMM?
Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password and/or other sign-on mechanism appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account. If you access your account via a third party site or service, you may have additional or different sign-on protections via that third party site or service.
We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, malware and viruses, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. In the event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we will endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, we may do so by email.
V. What Personal Information Can I Access?
To update your information stored by the Website, please update your account information. If the Website uses an online account, you may sign in to your account and update your personal information. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, if you prefer that we no longer use your information to provide you with services, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we decide to change this policy, we will post the updated policy here. If we change the policy in a material way, we will provide appropriate notice to you posted here, by email, and/or by means of a notice on our homepage.