APOS Privacy Policy

Last modified: 14 November 2008

 

 

At APOS we recognize that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered APOS.   APOS adheres to Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Access.

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Alberta Professional Outfitters Society

#103, 6030 – 88 Street

Edmonton Alberta

Canada  T6E 6G4

 

Information we collect and how we use it:

 

We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us.  Others, such as the APOS Store, do.

  •  If you sign up for an APOS service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name and contact information). For certain services, such as our advertising programs, we also request credit card or other payment account information.
  • Log information – When you access APOS services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as page visited, and the date and time of your visit
  • User communications – When you send email or other communications to APOS we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
  • Links – Google may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our search technology, customized content and advertising.
  • Other sites – This Privacy Policy applies to APOS services only. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as search results or links from within our various services. These other sites may place their cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.


APOS only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and may include:

  • Providing our services to users, including the display of customized content and advertising;
  • Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
  • Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and
  • Developing new services.

 

Choices for personal information:

 

When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

 

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the specific service privacy notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy. unless we have obtained your prior consent. 

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case APOS may not be able to provide those services to you.

 

Information Sharing:

 

APOS only shares personal information with other organizations outside of APOS in the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of APOS, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular item. Such information does not identify you individually.

 

Please contact us at the APOS Office for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.

 

Information security:


We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to personal information to APOS employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

 

Data integrity:

 

APOS processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

 

Accessing and updating personal information:

 

When you use APOS services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users’ personal information.

 

Enforcement:

 

APOS regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or APOS’s treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us.

 

When we receive formal written complaints, it is APOS’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between APOS and an individual.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

 

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page. Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time.

 

 
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