Privacy Statement

 

Privacy Statement

This privacy statement discloses the privacy policy and privacy practices for www.apics-chicago.org. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website. This privacy statement is to notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.


Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
APICS-Chicago only has access to collect personal information that you voluntarily give APICS, ASCM, and/or APICS-Chicago via email or other direct contact from you. APICS-Chicago will not sell or rent this information to anyone. There are also several opportunities on our web site for you to provide us with information about you and your interests, such as your name, mailing address and e-mail address. If you choose to share any personal information with us, we may store it and use it for marketing research and other marketing purposes, which may include sharing it* with other APICS/ASCM related entities and with our business partners, such as supply chain education providers. Primarily, APICS-Chicago uses your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. The primary reason that we may share information with a third party outside of our organization would be to fulfill a request, such as to ship educational materials/courseware. APICS-Chicago will NEVER SELL or RENT your information to any other company or organization.

* Unless you have told APICS Chicago not to share certain information according to our privacy notice titled “Important Information About Your Privacy”. Additionally, please note:  APICS-Chicago may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

 Further, in order to improve our offerings, when you visit the APICS Chicago web site, we may collect and store information about your visit on an anonymous, aggregate basis. This information may include the time and length of your visit, the pages you look at on our site, and the site you visited just before coming to ours. We may also record the name of your Internet service provider. APICS-Chicago uses this information only to measure site activity and to develop ideas for improving our site.

Part of our web site may make use of "cookie" technology to measure site activity and to customize information to your personal tastes. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store the cookie on your hard drive. So, when you come back to visit us again, we can tailor information to suit your individual preferences. The goal is to save you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email  to either or both info@apics-chicago.org and chapter.administrator@apics-chicago.org:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

 

Security
APICS-Chicago takes precautions to protect your information. However, please be aware that no commercial system offers 100% security. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is afforded protection both online and offline. For example, wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. The security we use can be verified by looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page. Further, we do NOT store sensitive information, such as credit card data, which is passed on through our website to a nationally recognized credit card processing gateway. The credit card processor does not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.

While APICS-Chicago uses encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, APICS-Chicago also takes measures to protect your information offline. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are part of an association-based service provider’s network, and are maintained in a secure environment. APICS-Chicago volunteers who use information are granted restricted access based on their function, and on their need to perform specific tasks such as event registrations, class registrations, and member contacts.

In places on this website, a user may be asked to first complete a registration form. During registration a user may be required to provide certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services offered on our site. At any place on our site, should you be asked to provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, such information is optional and will not be required.

APICS-Chicago may request information from you on our order forms. For example, to purchase courseware through us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. Should we experience any difficulty in processing an order, we would use this information to contact you. Should a form request financial information (like credit card number, expiration date), please recognize that such information is passed directly to our credit card processor. APICS-Chicago does NOT store any credit card information.

To provide offers that we believe may be of interest to our members this website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that APICS-Chicago has no control over and is not responsible for the security, content, data collection practices, and/or for the privacy practices of such other sites. While APICS-Chicago endeavors to provide accompanying text indicating when a link is connected to another website, APICS-Chicago encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any and all other site that collects personally identifiable information.

APICS-Chicago partners with another party to provide specific education related services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

We may use a third-party to ship orders, such as courseware. These third-party companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.

From time-to-time APICS-Chicago through its web site and otherwise requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

APICS Chicago reserves the right to alter our privacy principles as business needs require. Any alterations to these principles will be posted on our web site in a timely manner. If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately by emailing either or both info@apics-chicago.org and chapter.administrator@apics-chicago.org.