Privacy Policy

Introduction

This Chapter of APICS believes that online privacy is important to the success of the Internet and electronic commerce in general, and thus is strongly committed to each visitor’s right to privacy. The following statement sets forth the Chapter's privacy policy for its web site and explains its information gathering and handling practices

If you, as a visitor, choose to register or submit identifying information, you are consenting to the Chapter's use of such data in accordance with its privacy policy as described in this statement. If you should have any questions regarding the Chapter's privacy policy or do not feel that your concerns have been addressed, please direct your questions to the Webmaster using the feedback form available.

Collection and Use of Information

"Cookies" are used to collect information about viewers’ browsing habits in support of enhancing services based upon areas of interest by our visitors. Cookies are small text files stored in a user’s browser and are not used to track the identity of or to store personal data about individual users. If you are concerned about cookies and do not wish to receive a cookie from APICS Michiana or any other web site, you may set your Internet browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and you can then decide to either accept or reject it. However, on certain occasions or under specific circumstances, access to an area of our site, or to some parts of it, may be denied to users if their browsers reject cookies.

In order to help target information and services, we may anonymously log information via our site and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. Such statistics are reported in the aggregate to our webmaster who use this information to measure number of visitors to different areas of our site to make certain that our web site is useful and an effective information resource.

The Chapter receives very little personal information from visitors to our web site and only for a limited set of purposes such as capturing contact information for our information delivery processes. In general, personal or identifying information may be collected as registration data for certain areas of the site, in order to enable us to respond to certain inquiries for further information, to distribute requested materials, or when wish to register for specific Chapter educational offerings. Such personal information may consist of, but is not limited to the following: member identifier, name, phone numbers, and email addresses. Additional demographic information is not actively sought, but may be obtained when a visitor submits information for membership identification purposes or wishes to receive additional information. The Chapter accepts your explicit consent to use that data in the ways described in this privacy statement.

It is possible for a visitor to send emails through the site, and such messages will contain the user’s name and email address, as well as additional information that the user may wish to include in his or her messages. Because our web site can be used in support of job placement opportunities and APICS related topics as an information resource, there are situations that may warrant use of such information.

The Chapter limits the information collected from visitors to only the minimum information required in fulfilling a visitor’s request. Where non-mandatory data is sought, the visitor will be notified that such information is not a necessity at the time of collection of such data. Most information available to visitors through our web site are provided via download. The Chapter will not use personal data to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities outside the purpose and scope of making information on educational events we feel of interest to our subscribers and members. Specifically regarding the use of email addresses - the Chapter notes that membership in the Chapter explicitly includes the presumption that the member will receive unsolicited emails from the chapter on events of interest to its members as stated earlier. Those that are not members of the Chapter but provide their email address to facilitate followup contact with them implicitly accept unsolicited emails for the same reason. In either case, for members and non-members, should email messages not be accepted for any communication, a message to Webmaster@apics-michiana.org with the subject of "Exclude Emails" will be sufficient notice to have their entry removed from our mailing list for any future communication. Members and non-members can exclude themselves from email communication at any time.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

Visitors are not required to register in order to gain access to the Chapter web site. All personally identifying information provided to the Chapter through the Chapter web site is provided on a strictly voluntary basis by visitors. The Chapter will never sell, release, or give any visitors’ information to any unaffiliated third not within the scope if facilitating education and announcement of such related events. The Chapter may provide a visitor’s information to its affiliates, or to related entities (such as other local professional societies when necessary to achieve the purpose for which such information was provided as in education event notification. Any visitor who has requested information or notices regarding our services or products may choose at any time to discontinue receiving this information. It is our policy and intent to honor that choice and accordingly refrain from sending any further information or notices.

If and when personally identifiable information is retained, the Chapter will use commercially reasonable efforts to keep an accurate record of any information submitted by any visitor to the Chapter web site. The Chapter is not responsible for verifying the continued accuracy of this information. If the Chapter is made aware that personal data previously submitted to its site is no longer accurate, and it is practical, the Chapter will use its best efforts to make appropriate corrections based on updated, revised information provided by visitors. The primary collection and management point of most of this information resides with APICS Society and changes to that information must be submitted there for member information.

The Chapter may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and potential advertisers. This is not linked to or provided with any personally identifying information of any individual.

 

Security

The Chapter has in place generally accepted standards of technological security for the purpose of protecting all information provided by visitors from misuse, loss, or corruption. Only authorized Chapter Board members have access to personally identifiable information submitted through the web site They are required to maintain the confidentiality of this sensitive data. The policy also applies to any and all affiliates, and related entities of the Chapter that may receive such information from the Chapter. All visitors, however, should be aware that our web site may contain links to other sites that are not governed by this or any other privacy statement.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

The Chapter reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy statement at any time and for any reason. Nothing contained herein is intended to create a contract or agreement between the Chapter and any user visiting the web site or provide identifying information of any kind.

Visitor’s Questions

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using the Chapter website, please direct them to the Webmaster using the Feedback form available.