APIC Privacy Policy

APIC Privacy Policy

The American Political Items Collectors (APIC) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the APIC site and governs data collection and usage. By using the APIC site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

APIC collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. APIC also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, occupation and collecting interests.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by APIC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by APIC for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the APIC site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through APIC public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: APIC does not read any of your private online communications.

APIC encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from APIC so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. APIC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the APIC.

Use of your Personal Information

APIC collects and uses your personal information to operate the APIC Web site and deliver the services you have requested. APIC also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from APIC. APIC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

APIC does not sell, rent or lease its member lists to third parties. APIC may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to APIC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

APIC does not use or disclose sensitive personal information without your explicit consent.

APIC keeps track of the Web sites and pages our members visit within APIC, in order to determine what APIC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within APIC to members whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

APIC Web site will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on APIC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of APIC; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of APIC or the public.

Use of Cookies

The APIC Web site uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize APIC pages, or register with APIC site or services, a cookie helps APIC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses and so on. When you return to the same APIC Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the APIC features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the APIC Website.

Security of your Personal Information

APIC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. APIC secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

APIC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. APIC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how APIC is protecting your information.

Contact Information

APIC welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that APIC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact APIC at apicwebmaster@gmail.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.


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