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APEGGA’s Internet Privacy Policy

We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. That is why APEGGA has adopted this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy lets you know how your personal information is processed and used. We promise that we will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. The following policies apply to APEGGA’s websites (including entire APEGGA network), future newsletters, opt-in mailing lists owned and operated by APEGGA.

What information does APEGGA collect and how do we collect it?

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers, that serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" (IP address). When a visitor requests a page from any website within the APEGGA network, our web servers automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, and to investigate misuse of our network or to cooperate with law enforcement. We do not collect and evaluate this information for specific individuals. Our web servers do not automatically record email addresses of the visitors.

What are cookies?
From time to time, APEGGA may send a "cookie " to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data from your computer hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to identify which areas of APEGGA's network you have visited or customized, so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your Internet browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

How does APEGGA protect my privacy?
When you are on an APEGGA website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with APEGGA alone. APEGGA will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires such a disclosure. APEGGA does not share personal information you provide to us with other companies.

What other information do we request?
We may also request your email address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services (for example, event registration confirmation, subscriptions to email newsletters, announcement lists or information about conferences and trade shows). Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict "No-Spam" policy that means that we do not sell, rent, or otherwise give your email address to a third party, without your consent or as permitted by this Privacy Policy.

Will APEGGA disclose the information collected to outside third parties?
APEGGA will disclose personal information and/or an IP address, when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:

1) Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities and conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on APEGGA,

2) Protect and defend the rights or property of the APEGGA network of sites and related properties, or visitors to the APEGGA network of sites and related properties, and/or

3) Identify persons who may be violating the law, or otherwise misusing the APEGGA network or its related properties.

What else should I know about my privacy when online?
The APEGGA web site contains many hyperlinks to third party websites. APEGGA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party websites or portals. APEGGA does not share any of the individual personal information you provide us with the third parties to which APEGGA links.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example through email, discussion lists, or elsewhere - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.

Your Consent To This Agreement
By using the APEGGA’s Internet network, you consent to the collection and use of information by APEGGA as specified above. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Please send any questions about APEGGA’s Privacy Policy to: webmaster@apegga.org

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