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Privacy Policy

APTA Section on Research PRIVACY POLICY

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018

APTA Section on Research respects the privacy of every individual who visits www.ptresearch.org (“Website”) and/or purchases its Services. This Privacy Policy is our commitment to transparency in communicating how APTA Section on Research collects, uses, and discloses the information that is collected from you, the visitor of its website and/or customer as well as the choices you have with respect to the information.


SCOPE OF POLICY

This Privacy Policy applies to how we collect, use, and disclose information from the following individuals:

  • Event/Marketing Participants – individuals who provide their information to APTA Section on Research when they register for APTA Section on Research webinars, subscribe to marketing material, participate in surveys or contests, or attend other APTA Section on Research events.
  • Website Visitors – individuals who visit APTA Section on Research’s Website and opt to provide contact information including an email address to receive communications from APTA Section on Research. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, a Website Visitor does not include an individual who visits a website developed by APTA Section on Research but owned and operated by a APTA Section on Research customer.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to a Customer’s website. Our Customers are responsible for the information they or their end users store in our hosting environment as well as compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and APTA Section on Research’s terms related to the collection and storage of personal information.


INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Customers

APTA Section on Research asks for your account information which includes your name, business name, email address, physical address, phone number, credit card and bank account information (stored directly with a third party processor), and website domain. By voluntarily providing APTA Section on Research with your account information, you represent that you own and consent to our use of such personal data.

Event/Marketing Participants

APTA Section on Research may ask for your name, email address, physical address, and phone number. Participation in events, surveys, contents, or subscribing to marketing material is voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this personal data.

Website Visitors

At your option, APTA Section on Research asks and may collect your name, email address, physical address, and phone number. In addition, we also collect information such as web server logs, internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, or other information as part of aggregated data.


COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

APTA Section on Research uses cookies, beacons, tags, and other tracking technologies to gather demographic information about you, identify your visits to our Website, other interactions with our Website, and personalize your search experience on our Website. We gather information such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, internet service provider (ISP), operating system, browser type, date/time stamp, and store it in log files. To collect this information, a cookie, a standard feature of a website that allows us to store a small amount of data on your computer to allow our web servers to recognize you, may be set on your computer or device when you visit our Website. We may track your use across different websites and services. In some countries, including those in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), the information in this paragraph may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.

You can control how websites use cookies by changing your cookie settings (www.aboutcookies.org), but your modification may limit your use and functionality of some of the features on our Website. We may also use cookies and other tracking technologies to provide you advertising based on your browsing activities. You may opt out of targeted advertisements by visiting http://optout.networkadvertising.org, or if located in the EEA, you may opt out by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.


HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

APTA Section on Research uses the information it collects about you in the following ways:

  • To respond to any requests from you regarding sales and support.
  • To contact you regarding any agreements or accepted terms that you may have with APTA Section on Research for their Services.
  • To provide you with marketing emails, special offers, advertising campaigns, or newsletters.
  • To contact you regarding functionality changes to our Services or Website.
  • To develop new features and functionality to our Services and Website.
  • To collect payment and bill for our Services.
  • To help personalize searches.
  • To diagnose problems.
  • To find and prevent fraud.
  • To register your domain and IP address through ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers).
  • To carry out other purposes as disclosed to you through the Website, or found in terms or an agreement between you and APTA Section on Research.
  • Process for other purposes for which we obtain your consent.

HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION

APTA Section on Research shares the information it collects about you in the following ways:

  • Third Party Providers – APTA Section on Research may share your information with third party providers that provide services on our behalf. These companies may assist with marketing support, processing credit card payments, content delivery, email, providing sales leads, and customer support. Third party providers may only process personal information pursuant to APTA Section on Research’s instructions, and in compliance with the Privacy Policy and other applicable regulations (e.g. EU-US Privacy Shield framework). 
  • Advertising – Based on the cookies and other tracking devices, we may work with advertising companies to display ads that may be of interest to you. 
  • Business Transactions – To provide information to a third party in the event of any disposition of all or any portion of our business (e.g. reorganization, sale, assignment, bankruptcy). 
  • Aggregated or De-identified Data – We may disclose or use aggregated or de-identified information with third party providers for research purposes relating to our Services. 
  • As Required by Law or Similar Investigations – To comply with legal obligations (e.g. subpoena) or investigate potential legal violations. APTA Section on Research may be required to share personal data in response to lawful requests from public authorities including to meet national security and/or law enforcement requirements. 
  • Safety – We may disclose your information to protect and defend the safety of APTA Section on Research in connection with investigating and preventing fraud or security issues. 
  • Consent – APTA Section on Research may share your information with your consent.

YOUR CHOICES

You may unsubscribe from receiving promotional or marketing emails from APTA Section on Research at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link in the email received, or by emailing us at ptresearch@apta.org. As outlined in the Section, Cookies and other Tracking Technologies, you can also control your cookie settings.

With respect to your account information, you may update, correct or delete information that you provided to us by contacting us at ptresearch@apta.org.


LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION

For individuals in the EEA, APTA Section on Research’s legal basis for collecting and using your personal information will depend on the personal information collected and the specific context in which we collect it. APTA Section on Research will process personal information from you where, a) we have your consent to do so, b) where processing is necessary for APTA Section on Research to perform Services pursuant to an agreement, or c) where processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information, or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person. At any time, you have the right to withdraw or decline consent. If you do not provide the requested information, APTA Section on Research will not be able to perform Services for you. Also, you have the right to object where we rely on our legitimate interests to process your personal information.


INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

APTA Section on Research is a US company and stores your information in its data centers in the United States or, in limited cases, in the Netherlands. APTA Section on Research may transfer your personal information to countries other than the country in which you live. Whenever APTA Section on Research transfers personal information originating from the EEA or Switzerland to other countries not deemed adequate under applicable data protection law, it will do so on the basis of the Privacy Shield Frameworks or EU Standard Contractual Clauses.


DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS

Individuals located in the EEA may have additional statutory rights available to them with respect to their personal information, including the right to access your personal information, have it erased, have it corrected, or object to or restrict processing. If you would like to make such a request, please email  ptresearch@apta.org and we will respond within thirty (30) days. APTA Section on Research will need to verify that the individual is inquiring about his/her own information before we can assist with the request.

 

We will comply with such requests to the extent legally required by applicable law or the EU-US or Swiss-US Privacy Shield. For EU individuals, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.


CHILDREN

Our Website and/or Services is not directed at children and our services are designed for businesses. We do not knowingly collect information from or about children under 13 years of age, and use of our services by children under 13 years of age is forbidden.


CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

APTA Section on Research reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, however, should we change the Privacy Policy in a material way, a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated Privacy Policy. If you disagree with the changes, you may terminate your Services.


CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, please contact us using the information below.

APTA Section on Research

1055 N Fairfax Street, Suite 205

Alexandria, VA 22314

1.800.765.7848 x7110

ptresearch@apta.org

www.ptresearch.org