Effective April 4, 2016
respects your privacy as a visitor to its website and has developed the
after receiving it.
of Information Collected and Stored
When you create a website
user profile on our website, create an APICS ID, sign up to receive an APICS
publication, register to become a member, register for an APICS certification
course, register for an APICS certification test, shop on our website, or
otherwise use APICS website, APICS may gather your personally identifiable
information (“Personal Information”).
Your Personal Information may
include, but is not limited to, your name, address, phone number, email
address, birthdate, electronic signature, or any other personally identifying
data collected from you by APICS or its authorized agents. When you use APICS website to shop for,
or to purchase APICS memberships, certification courses, certification testing,
or other materials, such By using the APICS website, you
agree to allow APICS and its agents to gather, store, and share your Personal
an effort to improve visitors’ experiences on APICS website, APICS gathers
certain information related to individuals’ website visits. This information is used solely to measure
and improve our Web site and services and to better serve our members and
customers. APICS uses aggregate statistical data to compile reports. Such information so gathered is likely
to include the following:
and network specific information, such as your unique device
identifier, operating system
and version, the browser you use, your Internet service provider (ISP), and
your IP address.
1.2.2. Non-personal information, such as
language, zip code, area code, location, and the time zone.
website visit information, such as the domain from which you came to our
website or referring links, and details of how you use our website, including but
not limited to what webpages you visit on the APICS website, as well as downloads,
purchases and orders during the duration of your visit.
1.3. Cookies and Browser “Do Not Track” Notice
cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web
browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the
website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website
of the user's previous activity. Third
parties that advertise on APICS website do not have access to APICS cookies,
but may use their own cookies on your computer. Advertisers’ use of their cookies and
device identifiers is subject to the advertisers’ own privacy policies.
does not respond to browser Do Not Track (“DNT”) Signals. APICS websites may utilize page
tags or web beacons to track information related to user visits as a part of APICS
track web traffic on our website.
Web beacons are very small, effectively invisible, graphic images we use
to count and recognize users on our website. Such technologies enable us to improve
and customize user experiences while users visit our website.
may employ third party data analytics firms to track and analyze traffic on the
APICS website, to analyze visitor trends, to determine advertising
effectiveness, browser types and usage trends, and to present targeted ads
based on anonymous information collected through tracking.
parties which may advertise on APICS websites, may have content embedded that sets
cookies on a visitor’s browser and/or tracks visitor information that a web
browser visited a specific APICS website. Such information may contain a visitor’s
IP address. Third parties may not
collect other Personal Information from APICS website unless you provide it to
such third parties.
of Personal Information
APICS takes the
security of your Personal information very seriously. When your Personal Information is stored
by APICS, we use limited access protected servers. Unfortunately, data transmission over
public networks cannot be guaranteed to be one hundred percent secure. While APICS will use all reasonable
means to protect your Personal Information, APICS cannot guarantee the security
your transmissions of such Personal Information, and you use APICS website at
your own risk. If you suspect your
Personal Information has been compromised, please notify APICS Customer Service
using the contact information provided below.
APICS Uses and Shares Your Information
3.1. APICS Services to APICS ID Holders.
you create an APICS ID, we may use information collected from technologies such
as cookies, web beacons, and page tags, as described herein, to improve your experience
of our website. For example, by
saving information concerning the pages you visit and products you purchase, we
will be able to provide you with information on other APICS goods and services
that may be of interest to you. When
providing you with such information tailored to your use, we will not use
technologies to associate you with sensitive classifications, that is,
classifications based on your race, your religion, your sexual orientation, or
your personal health.
on the information we gather, we may use targeted advertising, from third party
vendors, customized to reflect your interests. For example
if you purchase certain materials from APICS, APICS may display advertisements
from vendors of similar materials. To
recognize your computer at the time we display an advertisement to you. APICS may tailor advertisements based on
your use of our website, such as tracking the pages you visit, the searches you
make, or the goods or services your purchase. We will not provide advertisers
with your Personal Information when you view a targeted advertisement.
your interaction with a targeted advertisement you consent that an advertiser
may infer that you meet certain targeting criteria for the display of the
creating an APICS ID, you consent to APICS use of your Personal Information and
non-personally identifiable information as described in this section. Moreover, in using an APICS ID you
acknowledge and waive any and all rights to our collection and use of such
information as described in this section, and you further agree that APICS has
no liability in the collection and use thereof as described herein.
can opt-out of the use of your Personal Information and non-personally
identifiable information as described in this section by deleting your APICS ID. To delete your APICS ID, please contact
APICS Customer Service using the contact information provided below.
3.2. Other APICS Services.
may use your Personal Information to provide services to you upon your
request. Such services may include
sending you newsletters and publications, responding to your questions and
comments, to communicate with you concerning your purchases on APICS website,
to email you updates concerning APICS products and services, and to personalize
your visits to APICS website.
3.3. Certification Verification.
conducts Certification training and Certification testing (together
“Certification Programs”) and permits registration for the certification
programs on its website. Third
parties may request information related to an individual’s Certification status. Such third parties may include
individual persons or business entities.
APICS may, in its sole discretion, provide information related to your
Certification status (“Certification Information”) to such third parties. Certification Information may include,
but is not limited to, your full name, your city and state of residence, any
certification(s) if applicable, certification date(s), certification expiration
date(s), and any certification status, if applicable. In applying for APICS Certification Programs
you consent to APICS disclosure of Certification Information to third parties. Moreover, in applying for APICS
Certification Programs you acknowledge and waive any and all rights to opt out
of our collection and distribution of your Certification Information, and you further
agree that APICS has no liability for providing this information to third
3.4. APICS Internal Data Sharing
may also share your personal information with other APICS offices or APICS
subsidiaries in the country in which you reside and in other countries.
3.5. Information Sharing with Third Parties
uses consultants and third party vendors, such as testing centers and Testing
Delivery Partners, and may share your Personal Information with such
consultants and vendors, if necessary, for delivery or administration of the APICS
Certification Programs. All parties
with which APICS shares your personal information are bound by confidentiality
may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers.
This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual
uses outside third parties to ship orders, and financial service-oriented third
parties to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain,
share, store or use your Personal Information for any secondary purposes.
may partner with third parties to provide other specific services. When the
user signs up for these services, we may share names, or other contact
information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.
These parties are not allowed to use your Personal Information except for the
purpose of providing these services.
may share your Personal Information with your employer if your employer is
identified in the creation or modification of your APICS ID. Employer identification includes, but is
not limited to, entering an employer’s name or email account into an APICS ID.
3.6. Other Possible Disclosures.
addition to the other disclosures stated herein, APICS may share your
information in the following ways:
comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal processes, or government
applicable terms of service, protect our legal rights or defend against legal
prevent, take action, and otherwise address security or technical issues, as
well as suspected or potential fraud,
against harm (whether actual or potential) to the legal rights, property or
safety of APICS, our visitors or the general public as required or permitted by
never rents or sells email addresses to outside parties. Occasionally, you may
wish to receive information or communication from an APICS client. In that instance, you will be asked for
permission to share your email address.
4.2. After you create an online account with
APICS, you will receive information about APICS products, services, and
educational offerings that relate to your areas of interest unless you choose
to opt-out. If you have questions
such offers, please contact APICS Customer Service using the contact
information provided below.
to Change Your Personal Information
5.1. To make changes to the content of your
Personal Information, or to request that we limit the use of your Personal
information, you may make changes and updates by logging into your user profile
and making such changes. Alternatively,
you may request such changes by contacting APICS Customer Service using the
contact information provided below.
5.2. In your request, clearly state what
information you would like to have changed or updated. APICS will try to comply
with your request as soon possible.
Please note that some information, such as that which is essential to
the operation of APICS Certification Verification tool, will not be removed or
changed. Please note further that we
are not responsible for updating information shared with third parties.
Rights to Opt Out
Except as provided
under Sections 3.1 and 3.3 above, if you prefer that APICS not collect
personally identifiable information about your website visits, you may opt out
by contacting APICS Customer Service using the contact information provided
In lieu of opting
out, you may also modify the settings in your web browser to block all cookies.
Please note, however, blocking all
cookies in your browser may prevent many of our website’s services from
In the event of
any change to APICS’ Online Privacy Policies, notice of such changes will be
posted on the APICS wesite. Any
website following these changes means that you accept the revised Online Privacy
questions, comments, or further information concerning the terms of this Online
such limitations as provided herein, please contact: