APW is committed to protecting your privacy.  This privacy policy explains APW’s guidelines concerning the use and the protection of your personal information, including our policies regarding what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose that information to anyone.

Personally Identifiable Information

We may request personal identification information from you (such as your name, street address, telephone number, credit card number, e-mail address and/or any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of you) in connection with your use of our site. We only  collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us.

We will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user to any third party without having received your permission (through opting in or similar procedures).  However, we will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal inquiry or process (such as a search subpoena or court order).  We will also release personal information in the event of a  breach of the security of our site or if there is a physical or property threat to you or others.  We may transfer your user information, including personally identifiable information, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of related assets or corporate division or other fundamental corporate change.

Even thought we take technological precautions to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot warrant the absolute security of your information and the transmission of data is at your own risk.

We may also use cookie technology and web beacons (discussed in detail below) to improve your experience of our site, including to remember your preferences, customize the content and advertisements that you see or authenticate your access to your personal information. In addition, in the event that your personally identifiable information is requested as part of our surveys, polls or promotions, such personally identifiable information may be added to your registration information.

We may also contact you about your account status or to confirm your registration.

If you give us your permission, we may also use personal identification information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes. For us to obtain your permission to send you this information, we will give you an opportunity to “opt in” at the time our request for your personal information is made. If you do “opt in,” you may choose to “opt out” at any time, even after you have provided personal information, by following the procedures set forth below at the end of this Privacy Policy. Please note, however, that under certain circumstances, if you initially do not choose to “opt in” or if you later “opt out,” you may not be eligible for certain benefits for which a name, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal identification information is needed.

In addition, on occasion, we may collect personal identification information from you in connection with optional contests, special offers or promotions. We will share such information with necessary third parties for the purpose of carrying out the contest, special offer or promotion. Your participation in the contest, special offer or promotion constitutes your consent to such disclosure and use of such information.

Further, the information you enter when making a purchase or online donation will be shared with payment processors, financial gateways and your credit card company to authorize credit card payments. Such information may also be shared with necessary third parties solely for the purpose of carrying out the transactions.

Please note that if you give out personal information online for example, on one of our public forums such as a message board, chat room, folder or chat IM feature that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although we strive to protect our users’ privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums and have no control over how such third parties may use your information. You disclose such information at your own risk. We strongly encourage that you do not use your last name or location in your use name or reveal personally identifiable information on our site.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your registration or password.

Nonpersonal Identification Information

Like many sites we collect nonpersonal identification information through the use of cookies, IP address tracking, log files and web beacons.
Nonpersonal identification information might include the browser you use, the type of computer you use and technical information about your means of connection to our site such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. Our systems may also automatically gather information about the areas you visit and search terms you use on our site and about the links you may select from within our site to other areas of the Web or elsewhere online.

We use such information for our business purposes and, in particular, primarily to administer the site, better manage advertising on the site and, in the aggregate, to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site. This way, we know which areas of our site are the favorites of our users, which areas need improvement and what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve our site.

We may share this aggregate statistical information with our partners, suppliers and other third parties, but we will not share any individual names, personal navigational or other personal information. For example, we may use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our site. We may share demographic and preference information with this company to allow them to display appropriate advertisements for you.

We may use a proprietary advertising server to display ads on our site. In addition, advertisers may elect to use third-party advertising companies to serve ads onto our site. Some of our advertisers may display ads on our site that may use cookie technology or web beacons.. We will not permit such advertisers to collect any personal information from our users within our site, however, you may choose to voluntarily provide the advertisers with your personal information. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain.

Further, we may contract with a third-party web analytics provider to help manage and optimize our  site. We use this service to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our site. To do this, we use web beacons and cookie technology on the site. The type of information we collect includes the number of hits a webpage receives, the type of browser used and the number of times a visitor makes a purchase from a particular promotion. By supplementing our records, this information helps us learn things like what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which of our products and services most interest our users, and what kinds of offers our users like to see.

Privacy of Children

The site is not directed to children under the age of 13. We prohibit registration by children under the age of 13 for all interactive portions of the site, including chats and message boards. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13.  If we learn we have any information or content from anyone under the age of 13, we will delete that information.

For more information on protecting your privacy, please visit www.ftc.gov/privacy.

Links to Other Sites

Users will find advertising or other content on our site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies or no policy at all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.  This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by APW.

Security Policy

Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority. We have taken reasonable measures to secure both your information and our physical premises. We exercise reasonable care in providing safe transmission of your information from your personal computer to our servers (unless sent by a means outside of our control, such as e-mail). However, we cannot guarantee that our measures will completely bar unauthorized access to your information, and by using  our site you assume this risk.

Access to/Correction of Information

If you would like to review any personal information we have retained about you in our database, please send us an e-mail request for this information. To help us address your request, please specify which information you wish to review. Once you have reviewed this information, at your request, we will correct personal information about you that you state is erroneous. To request such a correction, please send an e-mail to us. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers, although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request. Please also understand that due to the volume of traffic on the site and correspondence received, we cannot make any representations about the timeliness of the making of such modifications. In addition, we are unable to modify your information in the records of any third party who has been provided with your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Consent to Transfer

The site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our website, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using our Site, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy, your promise to comply with the representations you make and contained in the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and your understanding of the scope and limitations of the protections provided under the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these policies, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our site. We will post those changes here so that you will always know our policies regarding what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy on a regular basis to stay informed about how we use your personal information.

For more information on protecting your privacy, please visit www.ftc.gov/privacy.