Appriss Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how Appriss (collectively, “Appriss”) will use the personal information collected when you visit the Appriss websites, application websites and mobile platforms that contain a link to this privacy policy (each, a “Service”). A Service may supplement this privacy policy with additional privacy terms or with additional privacy notices in connection with certain features of that Service. This privacy policy does not apply to websites, applications or mobile platforms that are not linked to this privacy policy or to those operated by third parties. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on those websites, applications and mobile platforms.
 
2. Collection of Information
The Service collects information from you in two ways: directly from your input and automatically through the Service’s technologies.
 
a. Information provided by you
The types of information the Service collects directly from you may include the following as well as any other information type that we expressly ask you to enter and submit to the Service:

  • Contact information, such as your name, email address, and telephone number;
  • Usernames and passwords;
  • Payment information, such as a credit or debit card number;
  • Comments and feedback;
  • Information that you post to the Service for public consumption (“Submissions”), including your tips, updates, alerts, comments. We may display Submissions on the Service, share it with other users and agencies, and further distribute it to a wider audience through third party sites and services.  When we display your Submissions, we do so together with the user identification code (the “User ID”) you have established or with your name in accordance with the privacy settings you have selected.
  • Interests and communication preferences.

b. Information Collected Automatically
The Service automatically collects certain information regarding your use of the Service. Examples of information collected automatically include:

  • Internet Protocol ("IP") address used to connect your computer to the Internet;
  • Computer, device and connection information, such as browser type and version, operating system, mobile platform and unique device identifier (“UDID”) and other technical identifiers;
  • Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") click stream data, including date and time, and content you viewed or searched for on a Service;
  • Location information for location-aware Services to provide you with more relevant content for where you are in the world.

 
We may use and disclose automatically collected information for any purpose, except where we are restricted by applicable law. If we combine any automatically collected information with personal information, the combined information will be treated by us as personal information.
 
We may also use aggregated information for any purpose, however, this information does not identify specific individuals and so is not personal information.
 
c. Cookies and Web Beacons

The Service may also automatically collect information through the use of cookies or similar technologies, such as web beacons. Cookies are small text files that a website sends to the browser on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a web page so that the website can recognize your device the next time you visit. Most websites typically use the following:

  •  “Session” cookies, which are temporary and deleted when you close your browser;
  • “Persistent” cookies, which remain until you delete them or they expire;
  •  Web beacons, which are electronic images also known as single-pixel gifs.

 
In general, cookies, web beacons and similar technologies do not contain personally identifiable information, but when you furnish your personal information through the Service, this information may be linked to the non-personally identifiable data stored in cookies sent to your browser from the Service.
 
Appriss and its service providers use these technologies for various purposes, including: facilitating the login process, administering, customizing and improving the Service, personalizing the browsing experience, serving relevant advertising, advertising, promotions and surveys, reporting, and tracking and analyzing user preferences and trends.
 
There are a number of ways to manage cookies. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new browser cookie, and how to disable existing browser cookies. However, if you block cookies, you may not be able to register, login or make full use of the Service. You can also use your mobile device’s settings to manage the available privacy options.
 
Our HTML-formatted emails may contain a web beacon to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements. The web beacon will be deleted when you delete the email. Emails in plain text rather than HTML will not include the web beacon.
 
3. Use of Your Personal Information
We use the personal information collected through the Service to complete various actions:

  • to assist you in completing a transaction or order;
  • to provide and improve service and support;
  • to update you on relevant new services and benefits;
  • to personalize the Service and to select content to be communicated to you or to use features on the Service such as sharing content with a friend or colleague;
  • to contact you regarding our products or services or other products and services from third parties;
  • to invite you to participate in surveys, sweepstakes, competitions and similar promotions;
  • for data analysis, audits, developing new products, enhancing the Service, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, or in other ways to which you have expressly agreed in a customer agreement with us;
  • to prevent and detect security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; and
  • to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

We may on occasion also match or combine the personal information that you provide with information that we obtain from other sources or that is already in our records, whether collected online or offline, for the purposes described above.

4.  Third Party Advertising

We may use a third party advertising provider to serve ads when you visit the Service. In the course of serving advertisements, the third party advertising provider may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. The third party advertising provider may use information about your visits to the Service and other websites in order to provide advertisements on the Service and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. The third party advertising provider may use information about your visits to the Service and other websites to measure the effectiveness of ads. We do not disclose any personally identifiable information to the third party advertising provider.
 
Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) is a self-regulatory cooperative of online marketing and analytics companies. The NAI provides educational content and opt-out tools to help Internet users learn about and address online behavioral marketing practices. Through the NAI’s online options, you may opt out of particular NAI network members’ behavioral advertising programs or you may opt out of all NAI network members’ programs. Opting out will prevent the given network from which you opted out from using your Web preferences and usage patterns to deliver targeted online ads. The NAI opt-out only works with participating third party advertising networks that use cookies to execute their advertising initiatives. If you would like additional information about online behavioral marketing and your options regarding these standard Internet practices, please visit the NAI website.
 
5. Sharing or Disclosing Your Personal Information
We share your personal information in the following ways:

  • Service Providers. Your personal information may be accessible to our service providers and suppliers, which assist us with producing and delivering our products and services, operating our business, and marketing, promotion and communications. These providers and suppliers include, for example, editors, reviewers, credit card processors, customer support, email service providers, IT service providers and shipping agents.
  • Other Third Parties: We may share personal Information with other third parties if we expressly told you about such potential disclosure at the point at which you submitted the information to us.
  • Compliance with Law and Similar Obligations. We may share personal information in order to: (i) respond to or comply with any law, regulation, subpoena or court order; (ii) investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; (iii) enforce and protect the rights and properties of Appriss or its affiliates; or (iv) protect the rights or personal safety of our employees and third parties on or using our property.

Change in Corporate Circumstances. If Appriss, the Service or a related asset or line of business is acquired by, transferred to or merged with another company, your personal information may be disclosed to the prospective or actual purchasers. The Service also may provide access to social media features, message boards, chat, forums, blogs, profile pages and other services to which you are able to post personal information and materials. Any information you post or disclose through these services is public. Please be careful when disclosing personal information in these public areas.

6. Integration of certain mobile platforms with social networks

Mobile platforms that contain a link to this privacy policy may allow you to choose to share information between the Service and your social network account (such as Facebook). Through this option, you may choose to have personal information and other content about you available from social networks, transmitted and shared through the Service. Similarly, you may choose to have personal information and other content about you available from the Service, including your location and route information, transmitted to and shared through your social network account.

By setting the Service to integrate with social networks including by signing onto the Service by using your social network account (such as your Facebook account), you agree to share information (including personal information) between Appriss and such social networks, for the purposes provided under this Privacy Policy.

The social network's use of information made available by Appriss is governed by that social network's privacy policy and controlled by the social network, not by this privacy policy or Appriss.

When you connect to the social network account through the Service for the first time or otherwise make the Service interact with your social network account, you will be asked to permit the social network to share your personal information stored on such social network with the Service. We collect your information from your social network account only in accordance with your privacy settings you have set up under your social network accounts.

Accordingly we only collect such information which you allowed the social network(s) to share with third parties (such as your name, email address, list of friends, profile picture, other information you make publicly available via the applicable social network). You understand that the Service may access, make available and store (if applicable and as permitted by the third party social network and authorized by you) such information so that it is available on and through your account.  For example, Appriss may allow you to share your location with your Facebook friends, via the Service.

Please note that certain information which you have defined as private on your third party social network accounts may become public to other users of the Service if you have defined such information to be public on the Service. For example, if you designate your social network username as "private" in your social network account (to the extent possible under said settings), but have elected to set your Service account settings as public, then the username will become public on the Service.

7. Children’s Privacy
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and Appriss does not target its websites or mobile platforms to children under 13.
 
8. Your Choices and Selecting Your Privacy Preferences
You can manage available communications preferences when you register with the relevant Service, by updating your account preferences, or, where applicable, by using the “opt-out” or unsubscribe mechanism or other means provided within the communications that you receive. We reserve the right to notify you of changes or updates to the Service whenever necessary.
 

 

9. Access to and Accuracy of Your Personal Information
You may request access to personal information about you that you have provided to us through the websites or mobile platforms governed by this policy. You may also request to review and correct any of that personal information. Additional rights may also apply under applicable laws.
 
The Service may allow registered users to access their registration information and make corrections or updates. The accuracy of such information is solely the responsibility of the user. No access is given to other data that may have been collected about users.
 
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity. To view and change the personal information that you directly provided to us, you can return to the Web page where you originally submitted your data and follow the instructions on that Web page, or contact us at the address listed below.
 
10. Data Security
We use a variety of data security measures intended to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your personal information.
 
11. Changes to Privacy Policy
If we modify this privacy policy, we will post the revised version here, with an updated revision date.  Your continued use of the Service constitutes your acceptance of the modification.
 
12. Contacting Us
If you have comments or questions about this privacy policy or our processing of your information, please contact:
 
Appriss
Attn: Legal Department
10401 Linn Station Road, Suite 200
Louisville, Kentucky 40223
Telephone: 1-866-277-7477
Email: privacy@appriss.com
 

This updated privacy policy was first deployed on ____ February 2014. The effective date of this policy for a specific web site will depend on the date the site first linked to this updated policy.