This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.APBC.ca.
This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this web site.
Scope of Policy
Collection of Member Information
The primary reason that APBC collects and maintains Member Information is to provide services to its members. As explained below, information made available to APBC falls into two general categories: (1) Member Information voluntarily supplied, and (2) generic information recorded as Users navigate through the web site.
Voluntarily Provided Member Information
Users of the web site may choose to provide Member information directly to APBC by a number of means, including through the web site services registration process. Such Member Information is stored in a secure database and may be retrieved and changed at the User's request. The web site will remember some of this Member Information for the next time a User logs in and uses the web site.
When a User accesses the web site, APBC's web servers automatically record the User's Internet service provider, IP address, domain name, browser type, and operating system. This generic information does not reveal the User's identity and is used in an aggregate, non-personally identifiable form to improve the web site.
APBC uses "cookies" for the sole purpose of collecting additional generic non-personally identifiable information to improve site performance. Cookies are a common browser feature that assigns each User a unique, random number that temporarily resides on the User's computer. The cookie does not store any User personal information or identify the User but rather identifies the particular computer session that the User uses to access the web site. By remembering certain User choices, cookies avoid the need for the User to repeatedly enter the same information. A User may set their browser to not accept cookies; however, doing so may limit the User's ability to take advantage of all the features of the web site.
Use of Member Information
The APBC will under no circumstance disclose or share a member / users information to any third party. It is APBC's general policy to treat Member Information as confidential and use it in a limited number of ways. When a User provides Member Information when ordering services or requesting information on the web site, APBC uses that information for the purpose for which it was provided. APBC may use Member Information between various departments within APBC to effectively provide the services the Member desires. APBC may additionally provide such information to specific non-affiliated third parties who are providing services for the benefit of the Member on behalf of or jointly with APBC. Except as expressly set forth herein, APBC does not sell or otherwise intentionally disclose Member Information obtained on-line to non-APBC entities unless the Member specifically authorizes such disclosure, it is required by law, or it is necessary to protect the safety of APBC's members, employees or property. If a User desires to remain completely anonymous, the User may take advantage of the publicly available content on the web site without registration.
Retention of Member Information
Subject to limits imposed by applicable law, APBC retains Member Information as long as it believes such information will be useful. APBC reserves the right to eventually remove any such Member Information from APBC's records.
APBC maintains reasonable electronic and procedural safeguards designed to protect Member Information from loss, unauthorized access and disclosure. Although APBC believes these procedures are adequate, no method of storing or transmitting information over the Internet, including email communications, is completely secure. Accordingly, APBC cannot guaranty or warrant the absolute performance of such safeguards. If a User does not want APBC to know any particular Member Information, the User should not include it in anything submitted to this web site.
In using certain services offered on this web site, a User may be assigned a user ID and password. The User is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her user ID and password, and is responsible for all activities that occur under his/her user ID and password. Each User agrees to immediately notify APBC of any unauthorized use of his/her user ID, password or Member Information, or any other breach of security regarding the web site. APBC will not be liable for any loss arising from a User's failure to comply with these security requirements and each User agrees to hold APBC harmless from any and all losses that arise from any such failure to comply.
Changes to Policy
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