Please note that we review our privacy practices from time to time, and that our practices are subject to change. We ask that you bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of our Policy. All amended terms shall be automatically effective after they are posted on the Site.
By visiting the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, use or access to the Site shall be strictly prohibited.
What Personally Identifiable Information does APEX Live collect?
The primary purpose of collecting information from you is to allow you to create an account, to enroll in one of our continuing education seminars or conferences, to access outlines and other materials associated with our continuing education seminars or conferences, to post content and information in our discussion forum, and to provide you with a personalized experience. We will only collect information about you that we consider necessary to achieve this purpose.
Generally, APEX Live collects personally identifiable information in two ways. Some information is gathered when you register for a new account so that you may enroll and access the Site and the Services. This includes your first and last name, your email address, a self-selected password, your telephone number, and your address. When you make a purchase from us, we will also collect payment information such as your credit card information (credit or debit card) to process the transaction and may ask you to send us additional information in order to complete your purchase. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. It's your decision whether you want to share optional personally identifiable information with us. We also collect personal information when you report a problem or issue with our services through the Site’s feedback form or contact form. If you contact APEX Live in any form, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
Wherever APEX Live collects personal information we make an effort to include a link to this Policy on that page.
What are IP Addresses and how does APEX Live use them?
When your web browser requests a web page from another computer on the Internet, such as APEX Live, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer's "IP address". (IP stands for "Internet protocol"). For many users accessing the Internet, the IP address will be different every time you log on. We record the IP Addresses that access APEX Live along with related information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us, in part, learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site so that we can improve our Site.
What are “cookies” and how does APEX Live use them?
Data collection devices, such as "cookies", are used to store, and sometimes track, information about you. Generally, these cookies help provide personalized services and promote trust and safety. A cookie is a small file containing a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and placed on your computer’s hard drive to assist us in providing our services. All pages on the Site where you are prompted to login or that are customizable request that you accept cookies. Cookies are only read by the server that placed them and are unable to execute any code or virus. Most cookies are "session cookies" and are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session.
How does APEX Live use my information?
APEX Live uses your information to provide you with a customized website experience, to enable your use of all of the content, tools, and features we offer, and to process your purchase for participation in one of our continuing education seminars or conferences. We may also use your personal information to manage and monitor your account with us; communicate with you via email if we need to contact you; resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; help promote safe interactions between users of APEX Live; detect and protect against error, fraud, or other criminal activity; and enforce our Terms of Service Agreement.
Who is collecting information?
When you are using the Site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with APEX Live alone, unless we specifically state otherwise. If you post content to the Site other Site Users will be able to see your posted information and may communicate with you. If you do not want others to see your posted information or correspondence, or communicate with you, please do not post anything to or through the Site.
Please be advised that other Websites to which APEX Live may link may collect personally identifiable information about you when you interact with them. The information practices of those Websites linked to APEX Live are not covered by this privacy statement and you should be sure to check the policies of those Websites to before disclosing your personal information to them.
With whom does APEX Live share my information?
We understand that your privacy is important. Generally, APEX Live will not disclose your personally identifiable information unless we have your permission or under certain circumstances, such as those described below.
When the Law Requires it: If we receive a subpoena, court order, or other legal process that requires that we disclose information about a User, we have no choice but to comply with it and will disclose the required information.
Third-Party Service Providers: We may employ other trusted companies to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include processing credit or debit card payments, order fulfillment, sending e-mail, analyzing data, and providing marketing assistance. Those trusted third party service providers have access only to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Third Party Data & Data in the Aggregate: Aggregate data (data gathered across all user accounts) may be gathered in a non-personally identifiable form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas and services of the Site. Aggregate data may be disclosed in a non-personally identifiable manner to schools and other third parties. However, no personal information that could be used to identify you personally is disclosed in these situations.
Business Transaction: APEX Live reserves the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from visitors, or that we otherwise collect concerning or in connection with the Site, to a third party in the event of a sale or other transfer of assets or of any portion of our business. In the event APEX Live enters into a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information may be among the assets transferred.
Third Party Affiliates: APEX Live may share your personally identifiable information with business partners or other affiliated entities with whom we deliver co-branded services, provide content to or participate with in events, seminars and conferences. You may receive e-mails from our third party affiliates informing you of available services and products from the third party affiliate that are related to the Services provided by APEX Live.
Other: We may disclose account information where we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating APEX Live’s Terms of Service Agreement or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) APEX Live’s rights or property, other Site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. APEX Live may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our services.
We cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy. For example, as stated above, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Site. We use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, however, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
If you choose to register on the Site, use the content and tools provided on the Site, or make a purchase, you will need to disclose certain information as specified above. APEX Live will send you an email upon registration with the Site. APEX Live may also send you an email from time to time, including but not limited to confirmation emails for any correspondence initiated by you through the Site and receipts for purchases made on the Site.
How may I use other users’ information?
User contact information, such as an email address, is not generally disclosed on the Site to other Users. However, in the event that you obtain the contact information of a User or Users of the Site, you agree that you will not use such information for any purpose. Further, recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable local laws and rules regarding online conduct and privacy, as well as content. Specifically, but not as a limitation, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding transmission of technical and personal data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Whenever APEX Live handles your personal information, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant Terms of Service Agreement and this Policy. We use procedural and mechanical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot, therefore, warrant or ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
How are children’s privacy protected?
APEX Live is not designed or intended for persons under the age of 18 and, if you are under the age of 18, you are not authorized to use the Site, submit information to APEX Live, or register with us.
Any questions regarding this statement should be directed to us through the use of our Contact page, which can be found at https://www.apexlive.com/contact.
This Policy is the sole authorized statement of APEX Live’s practices with respect to the online collection of personally identifiable information and the usage of such information.