Last updated on September 30, 2020.
Information You Provide to Us
We collect personal information that you volunteer to us when you use or Services. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of some of our Services.
Examples of personal information you might supply us include:
We also automatically collect and store certain types of information about your use of our websites, including information about your interaction with content and services available through APH.
Examples of automatic information we may collect includes:
Information We Receive from Others
We also may receive information about you from third parties who operate services APH uses in order to provide our products and services to you. For example, we work with third parties regarding technical, payment, and delivery services, advertising networks, marketing analytics providers, promotions, and search information providers. We may receive email addresses, mailing addresses, and demographic information from these third parties.
Like many websites, we use “cookies” and other unique identifiers, and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser or device accesses our websites. By using our websites, you consent to our use of such cookies in accordance with this policy.
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
We use information you provide to us to manage our contractual relationship with you, provide APH’s services and products, to improve our performance and fix any errors, communicate with you, provide you with personalized offers, promotions, and information, to prevent and detect fraud and abuse, to comply with our legal obligations, or based on our legitimate interests.
Your personal information is important to us and our business, and so we only share in the ways described below.
We may disclose personal information to third-party providers who perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include providing marketing assistance, payments, transmitting content, and providing customer service. These third-party service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce our terms and conditions.
We may disclose information when we believe such release is appropriate to comply with the law, or to protect the rights and safety of APH and our users.
We may disclose personal information to our authors to assist in the management of their social media and websites.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We use reasonable and appropriate measure to protect this information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into due account the risks involved in the processing undertaken and the nature of the personal information we collect.
We will keep your personal data for as long as we need it, or as otherwise prescribed by law, for the purposes set out above. This period will vary depending on your interactions with us. We may also keep a record of correspondence with you (for example if you have made a complaint) for as long as is necessary to protect us from a legal claim.
You may unsubscribe from any of our newsletters, promotions, or updates by e-mail and mail e-mail updates and marketing by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any e-mail message or mail we have sent to you. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably possible. However, even after you opt out, you may also continue to receive information from us with respect to important administrative messages or information from third parties to whom we have previously disclosed your personal information.
Protecting Children’s Privacy
We may collect a child’s email address in the case of certain promotions, such as in order to enter a child into a contest or sweepstakes or notify them whether they have or lost such contest or sweepstakes. We will not keep the child’s email for any other purpose. For prize fulfillment purposes in certain instances we may require a child to notify a parent in order to obtain more personalized information or consent.
If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Purpose and Legal Basis for Processing Your Personal Information
The purpose and legal basis for processing your personal information will typically be one of the following:
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13).
We will retain the any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) we decide that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.
APH is based in the United States. Your personal information may be processed or stored in the United States and other countries which may not have equivalent privacy or data protection laws. By using our Services, you consent to these transfers.
You have the right to request access to your data that APH stores and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.
You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
To the extent that you provided consent to APH’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
To exercise these rights please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you are a California consumer, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Pursuant to the CCPA, we are providing the following additional details regarding the categories of personal information about California residents that we have collected or disclosed within the preceding twelve (12) months.
(1) We collect the following categories of personal information:
We collect this personal information from you and from other categories of sources, including publicly available databases, joint marketing partners, social media platforms and third-party service platforms, and our business customers, clients and partners, when they share this information with us.
We may use this personal information to operate, manage, and maintain our business, to provide our products and services, and to accomplish our business purposes and objectives, including, for example, using personal information to: develop, improve, repair, and maintain our products and services; personalize, advertise, and market our products and services; conduct research, analytics, and data analysis; maintain our facilities and infrastructure; undertake quality and safety assurance measures; conduct risk and security control and monitoring; detect and prevent fraud; perform identity verification; perform accounting, audit, and other internal functions, such as internal investigations; comply with law, legal process, and internal policies; maintain records; and exercise and defend legal claims.
(2) We disclosed the following personal information to third parties for our operational business purposes:
We share personal information with our service providers for services such as website design and hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, ad serving, research survey/interview/focus group management and analysis, marketing, and auditing.
If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that APH disclose what personal information it has collected, used, disclosed, and sold over the twelve (12) month period preceding the APH’s receipt of such a request. To exercise this right, please email us at email@example.com.
You have the right to request the deletion of their personal information collected or maintained by us. To exercise this right, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right to not be discriminated against because the consumer exercised any of the consumer’s rights under the CCPA.