YOU ARE PROTECTED
Scroll down for all of the specifics, but the gist is... we are GDPR compliant and never share or sell your data with any third parties.
In accordance with updated laws and terms, consent to use PII must be provided to us in in written, intelligible text and be easily accessible for review. Users also have the right to easily withdraw this consent once given.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize member’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To quickly process your transactions.
- To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
In the case of enterprise users who receive access to Apto Global as a result of an employer and/or employee benefit’s platform, information may also be used to assist your employer or organization in making decisions that can better serve you.
How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
How do I get my information removed/account deleted?
If you would like us to delete your data, please send an email with your username and the email address associated with your account to firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests are processed within one (1) month of submission per GDPR guidelines.”
Do we use ‘cookies’?
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the member’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
However, you can still place orders.
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
- Demographics and Interests Reporting: We along with third-party vendors, such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding member interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
- Opting out: Members can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. It’s also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
Some Member Contributions may constitute ‘educational records’ subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). To the extent that FERPA applies to any Member Contributions, we will comply with applicable FERPA requirements.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: We will notify the member via email within 7 business days.
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data members, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
Note: Effective May 25th, 2018 Apto Global has updated its policy to include key changes compliant with GDPR. For this increased territory, members will be notified via e-mail within 72 hours of becoming aware of a breach.
Right to access
Subjects have the right to request from company the following:
- Whether or not personal data is being processed
- Where data is being processed
- For what purpose data is being processed
Right to be Forgotten
Subjects have the right to “Data Erasure,” which allows the subject to request Apto Global to erase their data, cease further dissemination, and have third parties halt the processing of data.
If you would like us to delete your data, please send an email with your username and the email address associated with your account to email@example.com. All requests are processed within one (1) month of submission per GDPR guidelines.
Privacy by Design
Apto Global includes data protection from the outset of product design.