What Information is Collected by APN or its Service Providers and When
We collect information about the people and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them, such as the people you communicate with the most or the groups you like to share with.
If you use the Site for purchases or financial transactions (like when you buy sponsorships or advertising), we collect information about the purchase or transaction. Payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, and other account and authentication information, is collected and processed by a third party payment processor.
APN and its service providers also collect certain non-personal information, data that does not identify you as an individual person. This information tells us about how people use the site so that we can analyze its effectiveness and provide you with a better web experience. We collect and use this information through a variety of technologies, including “cookies” and analysis applications, as discussed below.
Like every website, APN’s servers automatically and temporarily store the following information in the server log files. This information is provided by your browser, unless you have deactivated the function.
- IP address of the enquiring computer
- File query by the client
- The http response code
- The Internet page from which you visited us (referrer URL)
- The time of the server query
- The browser type and version
- The operating system used on the enquiring computer.
The server log files are not analysed with respect to individuals. At no time can this data be attributed to specific individuals. The data are not pooled with other data sources.
Site Visit Tracking Technologies
A cookie is a unique alphanumeric identifier that websites use to help identify the number of unique visitors to a website, whether or not those visitors are repeat visitors, and the source of the visits. Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver a virus and thus pose no threat to you. Servers and sites other than the one placing the cookie on your hard drive cannot read the cookie, and no personal information can be gathered by other servers from the cookie. If you prefer not to enable cookies or to disable them, you may do so through your web browser’s security settings. Please note that certain features of the Site may not be available once cookies have been disabled.
Like most websites, the Site gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, browser type, operating system, internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, date/time stamp of access, and clickstream data. When you visit the Site, the servers automatically log your IP address, the time and duration of your visit, and the time and duration spent on the pages of the Site which you view. If you arrive at the Site by clicking a paid advertisement or a link in a communication, then the server will capture information that tracks your visit from that link. If you arrive at the Site by clicking on a non-paid source, such as a search engine result or link on another website, the server may capture information that tracks your visit from that source, to the extent available.
Pixel tags and web beacons may be used as part of APN’s use of third party site statistics trackers and analyzers, such as Google Analytics, which APN employs to track and analyze the data collected from the Site.
Use of Information
When APN Discloses Your Information
When you post or otherwise communicate using the Site, the audience can see what you share. Public information is any information you share with a public audience, as well as information in your public profile, or content you share on another public forum. Public information is available to anyone on the logged in areas of the Site.
When you use third-party apps, websites or other services that use, or are integrated with, the Site, they may receive information about what you post or share. In addition, when you download or use such third-party services, they can access your public profile as well as any information that you share with them. Information collected by these apps, websites or integrated services is subject to their own terms and policies.
APN and its service providers may transfer information between them for business purposes. For example, APN service providers may handle technical support, payment processing, marketing, advertising delivery and tracking, or information analysis. We furnish our service providers the information they need to perform these and other services, and we work with our service providers to respect and protect your information. We may also provide your information to APN affiliates. The entities with which we share information may be located in the United States or other countries.
In the event that APN or some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security, or to the extent we engage in business negotiations with our business partners, the information collected on the Site may be transferred or shared with third parties as part of that transaction or negotiation. We may also provide information or provide access to information to any of our affiliated businesses or to our business partners.
On rare occasions, we may disclose specific information without your consent and without notice to you as required to comply with laws and regulations, or to comply with court orders, subpoenas, or lawful discovery requests. Information collected from you may also be used to investigate security breaches or otherwise cooperate with authorities. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation.
How APN Protects Your Personal Information
APN has implemented reasonable physical, technical, and organizational safeguards to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, acquisition, or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Although we strive to keep your personal information secure, no safeguards can be guaranteed to be completely secure, so you should exercise caution when transferring personal and other sensitive information over the Internet. Please advise us immediately at the address listed below of any incident involving the loss of or unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information that is in our custody or control.
Links to Other Websites
The site may contain links to other sites, content, or resources, including links to other sites operated by third parties. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you will leave the Site and will be subject to the policies and privacy practices of the other site, which may differ significantly. You should review the policies of other sites you visit. APN is not responsible for the content, technology, security, or practices of linked sites operated by others, or for your use of linked sites.
The Site is not aimed at or intended for children. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of thirteen through the Site. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have inadvertently collected personal information relating to a child under the age of thirteen, we will delete that information from our records.
Review, Modify, or Opt Out
If you request that your registration information be deleted or if you unsubscribe from communications, we may maintain information about your transactions or service inquiries for future service and recordkeeping purposes. In some circumstances, a change in or withdrawal of consent may severely limit our ability to provide you information, products, or services. In some circumstances we may not agree with your request to change your personal information and will instead append an alternative text to the record in question.
Last updated: June 23, 2017