Privacy Policy

APADS Privacy Policy

 

The Association of Pan African Doctoral Scholars, Inc. (APADS)  places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate APADS’ firm commitment to the privacy of our projects and website users. This policy explains what types of information is collected by APADS website, www.APADSorg.org, and how this information is used.

 

What type of information do you collect?

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.  You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.

 

How do you collect information?

When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.

 

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service. We may send e-mail alerts to you, respond to requests for information, or process your memberships, donations, among other activity. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visits to our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

 

Why do you collect such personal information?

We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and operate the Services;

  2. To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;

  3. To be able to contact our Members, Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services; 

  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

 

Email Privacy
APADS will not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.

 

External Links
www.APADSorg.org includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the www.APADSorg.org domain, and APADS  is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is done solely at your own risk.

 

How do you store, use, share and disclose your site visitors' personal information?

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.

 

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

 

Cookies
www.APADSorg.org uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of www.APADSorg.org, so we know which parts of our site are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your web browser accordingly.

 

Disclaimers
We provide the information on www.APADSorg.org as a courtesy. It is designed for informational and educational purposes only.  We make no warranties or representations, whether expressly or implied, as to the accuracy, currency or entirety of any information contained or referenced in this site. We assume no liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. We do not assume any risk for your use of this site. References to specific products or services do not constitute or imply recommendation or endorsement by us. The individual views and opinions expressed on this site do not necessarily reflect those of APADS.  By accessing this website, you assume full responsibility without limitation or qualification for the use of the information herein. Further, you agree that in no event will we or any party involved in the creation, production, or delivery of this site or any site linked to it be liable in any manner whatsoever for any decision, action or non-action taken based on information provided herein.

 

Copyright Information
All material contained within www.APADSorg.org is the sole property of APADS. Everything that you see or hear on the site is copyrighted. This includes but is not restricted to all written and graphical content, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio, video, logos, and computer programming code.

 

Material displayed on www.APADSorg.org may be downloaded for non-commercial, personal use only. Material displayed on the site may not be distributed, modified, reproduced or reused in any way for personal, public or commercial purposes without the written consent of APADS or its designees. Event and meeting-only information provided on the project spaces portion of the APADS website is not to be distributed and is available for fiscally sponsored projects of APADS only.

 

We do not warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on www.APADSorg.org  will not infringe on the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with APADS.

 

Any unauthorized use of material on www.APADSorg.org may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. APADS will aggressively enforce its copyright and intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

 

How do you communicate with your site visitors?

We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.

 

How can your site visitors withdraw their consent?

If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at apadshelpdesk@gmail.com or send us mail to: P.O. Box 882252, Los Angeles, CA  90009.

 

Privacy policy updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

 

Questions and your contact information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at apadshelpdesk@gmail.com or send us mail to: P.O. Box 882252, Los Angeles, CA  90009.

 

Contacting Us
If you have questions regarding our privacy policy, its implementation, failure to adhere to this policy and/or our general practices, please contact us at apadshelpdesk@gmail.com