Effective as of January 10, 2011
Appature Inc. ("Appature" or the "Company") is committed to protecting the privacy of your information. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Appature website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Appature website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. This Privacy Statement describes Appature's Web site privacy practices.
1. Web Sites Covered
This Privacy Statement covers the information practices of Web sites that link to this Privacy Statement: http://www.appature.com (collectively referred to as "Appature's Web sites" or "the Company's Web sites").
Appature's Web sites may contain links to other Web sites. Appature is not responsible for the information practices or the content of such other Web sites. The Company encourages you to review the privacy statements of other Web sites to understand their information practices.
2. Collection of your Personal Information
Appature offers a variety of applications and services that are collectively referred to as the "Services." Appature collects information from individuals who visit the Company's Web sites ("Visitors") and individuals who register to use the Services ("Customers").
When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about the Services or registering to use the Services, Appature requires you to provide the Company with personal contact information, such as name, company name, address, phone number, and email address ("Required Contact Information"). Appature may also ask you to provide additional information, such as company annual revenues, number of employees, or industry ("Optional Information"). Required Contact Information and Optional Information are referred to collectively as "Data About Appature Customers."
As you navigate the Company's Web sites, Appature may also collect information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and Web beacons ("Web Site Navigational Information"). Web Site Navigational Information includes standard information from your Web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, and the actions you take on the Company's Web sites (such as the Web pages viewed and the links clicked).
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Appature public message boards or forums, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Appature does not read your private online communications with others.
Appature encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Appature so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Appature is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Appature and Appature family of websites or the use of your information by such outside websites.
3. Use of your Personal Information
Appature collects and uses your personal information to operate the Appature website and deliver the services you have requested. Appature may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Appature and its affiliates. Appature may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services.
Appature does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Appature may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Appature may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. Such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Appature, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Appature does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Appature keeps track of the websites and pages you visit within Appature, in order to determine what Appature services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Appature to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Appature websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Appature or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Appature (including enforcing this agreement); and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Appature, or the public.
The Appature websites use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Appature pages, or register with Appature site or services, a cookie helps Appature to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Appature website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Appature features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Appature services or websites you visit.
If you provide Appature with user information, you have the following rights with respect to that information:
- To review the user information that you have supplied to us
- To request that we correct any errors, outdated information, or omissions in user information that you have supplied to us
- To request that your user information not be used to contact you
- To request that your user information be removed from any solicitation list that we use
- To request that your user information be deleted from our records and
- To opt out of being solicited by this website or third parties
If you request that your user information be deleted from our records, there may be a brief delay in our processing that request, while verify that the request is valid and originates from you as opposed to an unauthorized third party. If you request that your information be deleted, we reserve the right to terminate and/or limit your access to the Appature website.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at email@example.com.
5. Security of your Personal Information
No method of safeguarding information is 100% secure. Appature uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Appature secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
6. International Transfer of Information Collected
To facilitate Appature's global operations, the Company may transfer and access Data About Appature Customers from around the world, including the United States. This Privacy Statement shall apply even if Appature transfers Data About Appature Customers to other countries.
7. Changes to this Statement
Appature will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Appature encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Appature is protecting your information. When such a change is made, we will update the "Last Updated" date above.
8. Enforcement of this Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or we have not addressed your inquiry to your satisfaction, you should then contact us at email@example.com.
9. Contact Information
Appature welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy by email or physical mail at Appature Inc., Privacy, 1633 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98109. If you believe that Appature has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Appature at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.