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Privacy Policy

APF is committed to protecting your privacy. The Privacy Policy describes the type of information we collect about users of our websites and is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our services.

 

This Privacy Policy also describes (1) the measures we take to safeguard the information we collect and (2) your rights and privileges concerning our collection, use and disclosure of information about you.

By using our websites, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the data practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use our websites.

 

The APF website (“website”), www.apf.org, has various areas of access for various levels of authorization. These areas and users presently are categorized as: the general public (“Public”), members (“Members”), association leaders and staff (“Managers”), and sponsors (“Partners”).

 

Public. Public users are not required to disclose any personal information in order to view most of the website content. APF may gather some personal identifiable information when it is voluntarily submitted by the user. The types of information APF might collect include, but are not limited to, your name, email address, phone number, and/or postal address. This information is used for its intended purpose and to better serve the users. All personally identifiable information obtained from users is treated with great care in order to protect your privacy and security.

 

From time to time, APF may use your address, phone number, and/or e-mail address to provide you with updates and other information it thinks may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of such notices by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email/s received.

 

APF collects the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with it via e-mail. APF does not sell e-mail addresses to any third party. APF collects information volunteered by users in relation to an online survey and/or website registration. This information is kept confidential by APF and is not used for purposes outside of the intent of the survey or registration form.

 

Members. Certain content or features are available only to current APF members in good standing who are registered with APF. In order to initiate or renew your APF membership, you will need to register by providing certain required personal information and you be subject to payment of membership dues. If you register online using a credit card, your credit card information is not stored by APF.

 

If you purchase a non-recurring annual membership online using a credit card, your credit card information is not stored by APF. Purchase of a recurring annual membership online using a credit card authorizes annual membership dues charged to your credit card.

 

APF gathers certain information for purposes of internal administrative or informational contact; statistical reporting; research; and/or to determine membership eligibility. You may review or modify your profile information by accessing the My Profile page within the website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, APF reserves the right to contact you regarding your account and other minimally necessary administrative or legally required matters relevant to this website, APF, and/or services.

 

During the registration process, you are given the opportunity to indicate whether you want APF to send you notifications regarding APF news and events. At any time, you may also opt-out of receiving this information by updating your information through MyProfile.

 

APF collects and stores in a private, secure database additional demographic information (including, but not limited, to address, birth date, gender, employer, education, publications certifications) to better understand the profile of its membership and to tailor its ongoing activities, alliances, services, features, benefits, marketing, and/or informational material and website content. APF may be asked to provide aggregate membership demographic data to existing and potential partners. You may review or modify information previously provided by accessing the My Profile page within the website. Further, APF may be asked to provide aggregate website traffic and usage information to existing and potential partners. APF may also opt, from time to time, to share members’ contact information with select partners.

 

Member resumes posted to the APF Career Center will automatically be Public and visible to employers. Any registered company (or individual recruiter) user who purchases access to the APF resume database can view your Public resume and contact details to the extent you include them in your resume. You may opt out of this default option and make your resume Private by logging in to the APF Career Center and modifying your preferences under “Manage Resumes.”

 

Managers. In addition to the privacy disclosures for all Members as described above, APF Managers can access, read, and/or modify certain confidential content not available to the public or other members. Modification of a member's individual information will be done as a result of an event which reasonably justifies such action, including, but not limited to, a request or notification received from you. Such information access and use will conform to the privacy policy set forth above pertaining to all members.

 

Partners. In addition to the content available to the Public, Partners may be granted access to certain confidential content (such as resumes, aggregate membership statistics, and/or aggregate website traffic and usage information). Partners will not be granted full, unlimited access to APF's entire membership database. Such information, access, and use will conform to the privacy policy set forth above pertaining to all members.

 

Security. The importance of security for personal information associated with APF’s users is of utmost importance to APF. Your APF profile is password protected. Only you and select APF Managers can access, read, and/or edit your member profile information. APF recommends that you do not divulge your password to anyone. APF will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email.

 

EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. APF complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States. APF’s headquarters are in the United States and as such, data may be transferred to the United States. Personal data will be transferred to the United States only: to fulfill contractual obligations to you; with your consent; or to fulfill a compelling legitimate interest of APF in a manner that does not impeach on your rights and freedoms. As we are compliant with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, we therefore comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU. In addition, we make every effort to ensure the security and protection of the data we transfer. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

 

Links to Other Websites. Users should be aware that when you are visiting APF's website, you could be directed to other websites that are beyond APF’s control. For example, if you "click" on a banner advertisement, that may redirect you off the APF website. This includes links from advertisers or partners that may use APF's logo as part of a co-branding agreement. While APF strives to protect its users' personal information and privacy, APF cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk. APF's privacy policy does not extend to any action that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond APF's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. Please note that APF is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-APF websites to which this website or any other APF website may link. Also, APF is not responsible for the privacy practices of its customers or users of its customer websites. You should review the additional privacy policy of the customer website before using the website.

 

How to Contact Us. In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, APF commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. APF takes its users’ privacy concerns seriously. If you believe that APF has not complied with this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information, or EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy, you should first contact us at APF by emailing us at: contact@apf.org
In your letter, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the Privacy Policy or Privacy Shield Framework has not been complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly.

 

Revision Date: March 29, 2019