Details of our privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us. This privacy policy will explain how we collect and use the information that you provide to us.

Collection and use of information

APG collects a variety of information regarding your use of our website and services, including personally identifiable information. The “personally identifiable information” addressed by this policy refers to the following:

“Your Account Information” means the information that you provide to us when creating or updating your APG account, or purchasing our services, that can be used to uniquely identify you, such as your name, telephone number or email address.

We collect and use Your Account Information and other personally identifiable information about you to authenticate your use of our website and services, to provide you with the services you have requested, to communicate with you, and to send you relevant information and materials. However, we will not, without your explicit consent, disclose or share personally identifiable information about you with third parties except as required to provide the services you have requested, or as otherwise required by applicable law. We limit access to Your Account Information and other personally identifiable information about you to appropriate APG personnel on a need-to-know basis.

APG may freely collect, use and disclose any non-personally identifiable information collected on our website, unless otherwise prohibited by this privacy policy or applicable law. This information may include your computer’s internet protocol (IP) addresses and cookies which are placed on your computer when you access our website (see the cookies section below), as well as the date and time, your computer’s operating system and web browser type, the identity of your internet service provider, and a list of web pages you have visited. In some cases, this information is collected automatically and stored in log files. APG may contract with third-party web analytics companies, from time to time, to help us use this information, which is not intended to uniquely identify you, to track and analyze aggregate usage volume and patterns regarding our website. Under certain circumstances, we may need to review this information in combination with Your Account Information to identify and resolve an issue regarding your access to our website.

Cookies

APG uses a combination of session and persistent cookies to track your navigation and use of our website, and your web browser must be configured to accept cookies in order for you to create an APG
user account and access some of the features on our web site. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our cookies enable us to facilitate access to different aspects of your account across our website, and to enhance your experience on our website. For example, by showing when and how you and other users visit our website, cookies help us to see which pages of the website are particularly helpful to customers for providing information.

This helps us improve our website, because we can eliminate pages that are unpopular and update and improve those pages that are visited frequently. Cookies also improve your ease of using our website, for example, by remembering your address or ordering information when you request information or services on our website. We also use cookies to securely link your APG account with the computer you used to set up your account; if you choose to access your account from another computer, you will be asked to follow additional steps to verify your identity.

Please note that session cookies expire automatically when you close your computer’s web browser, whereas persistent cookies are stored on your computer’s hard drive until deleted. If you set up or access your APG account from someone else’s computer, or a publicly accessible computer, we recommend that when your session is complete you delete any persistent cookies on the computer by following the web browser’s instructions and then close the web browser.

Communications from us

We will be sending at least three types of emails: emails required to provide you with services you have requested; alerts giving you relevant and new information about service updates; and emails informing you about promotional services. Alerts and promotional email messages will contain a link that will allow you to opt out of future mailings.

Advertising

The APG is not an advertising-subsidized service. APG does not derive revenue from the use of banner advertisements. However, we may describe our collaborators’ products and services on our website or in our communications to our members from time to time, and we may feature links to our collaborators’ websites.

Privacy practices of third-party websites

This website may contain links to other websites. APG is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third-party websites, including websites of any sponsors, collaborators or linked websites, or for the privacy policies or practices of any other third parties. To the extent that you disclose personally identifiable information to any collaborator websites, linked websites or other third parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of any personally identifiable information you disclose to them, and we encourage you to review their privacy policies before disclosing personally identifiable information to them.

Legally required disclosure

We may be legally compelled in the future to disclose personally identifiable information about you to satisfy a court order, subpoena, government request, law, regulation or other legal process. We will use reasonable and lawful efforts to limit the scope of any such legally required disclosure, and we will take every attempt to notify you in advance insofar as we are legally permitted to do so.

Termination of your account

Upon request we will delete your account record. We may retain Your Account Information solely to the extent required for our accounting and compliance purposes, and as otherwise required by applicable law.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

APG reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy policy at any time. Any material changes will be conspicuously posted on this website, and we will notify members by email. Changes will be effective 30 days after posting to this website and email notification.

Viewing and changing your Personal Information

As a APG account holder, you may view or change Your Account Information online by signing into your account at www.buyingprocess.com and clicking on the My Account link in the top right corner of the page.