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APICS online privacy policy

Effective May 1, 2017

APICS respects your privacy as a visitor to its website and has developed the following privacy policy to inform you about how APICS handles your personal information after receiving it. 

1.     Types of Information Collected and Stored

1.1.     Personal Information.

When you create a website user profile on our website, create an APICS ID, sign up to receive an APICS publication, register to become a member, register for an APICS certification course, register for an APICS certification test, shop on our website, or otherwise use APICS website, APICS may gather your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”). 

Your Personal Information may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, phone number, email address, birthdate, electronic signature, or any other personally identifying data collected from you by APICS or its authorized agents.  When you use APICS website to shop for, or to purchase APICS memberships, certification courses, certification testing, or other materials, such By using the APICS website, you agree to allow APICS and its agents to gather, store, and share your Personal Information, subject to the limits of this Online Privacy Policy.

1.2.     Analytics Information.

In an effort to improve visitors’ experiences on APICS website, APICS gathers certain information related to individuals’ website visits.  This information is used solely to measure and improve our Web site and services and to better serve our members and customers. APICS uses aggregate statistical data to compile reports.  Such information so gathered is likely to include the following: 

1.2.1.    Device and network specific information, such as your unique device identifier, operating system and version, the browser you use, your Internet service provider (ISP), and your IP address.

1.2.2.    Non-personal information, such as language, zip code, area code, location, and the time zone.

1.2.3.    APICS website visit information, such as the domain from which you came to our website or referring links, and details of how you use our website, including but not limited to what webpages you visit on the APICS website, as well as downloads, purchases and orders during the duration of your visit.

1.3.   Cookies and Browser “Do Not Track” Notice

1.3.1.    APICS may use cookies on your computer.  A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user's previous activity.  Third parties that advertise on APICS website do not have access to APICS cookies, but may use their own cookies on your computer.  Advertisers’ use of their cookies and device identifiers is subject to the advertisers’ own privacy policies.

1.3.2.    APICS does not respond to browser Do Not Track (“DNT”) Signals.   APICS websites may utilize page tags or web beacons to track information related to user visits as a part of APICS data analytics processes and user experience customization as described below.  Page tags are small pieces of Javascript embedded in webpages that collect data to help track web traffic on our website.   Web beacons are very small, effectively invisible, graphic images we use to count and recognize users on our website.  Such technologies enable us to improve and customize user experiences while users visit our website.

1.3.3.    APICS may employ third party data analytics firms to track and analyze traffic on the APICS website, to analyze visitor trends, to determine advertising effectiveness, browser types and usage trends, and to present targeted ads based on anonymous information collected through tracking.

1.3.4.    Third parties which may advertise on APICS websites, may have content embedded that sets cookies on a visitor’s browser and/or tracks visitor information that a web browser visited a specific APICS website.  Such information may contain a visitor’s IP address.  Third parties may not collect other Personal Information from APICS website unless you provide it to such third parties.

2.    Security of Personal Information

APICS takes the security of your Personal information very seriously.  When your Personal Information is stored by APICS, we use limited access protected servers.  Unfortunately, data transmission over public networks cannot be guaranteed to be one hundred percent secure.  While APICS will use all reasonable means to protect your Personal Information, APICS cannot guarantee the security your transmissions of such Personal Information, and you use APICS website at your own risk.  If you suspect your Personal Information has been compromised, please notify APICS Customer Service using the contact information provided below. 

3.    How APICS Uses and Shares Your Information

3.1.    APICS Services to APICS ID Holders.

When you create an APICS ID, we may use information collected from technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and page tags, as described herein, to improve your experience of our website.   For example, by saving information concerning the pages you visit and products you purchase, we will be able to provide you with information on other APICS goods and services that may be of interest to you.  When providing you with such information tailored to your use, we will not use technologies to associate you with sensitive classifications, that is, classifications based on your race, your religion, your sexual orientation, or your personal health.

Based on the information we gather, we may use targeted advertising, from third party vendors, customized to reflect your interests. For example if you purchase certain materials from APICS, APICS may display advertisements from vendors of similar materials.  To accomplish this, we may use cookies and other technologies in order to recognize your computer at the time we display an advertisement to you.  APICS may tailor advertisements based on your use of our website, such as tracking the pages you visit, the searches you make, or the goods or services your purchase.   We will not provide advertisers with your Personal Information when you view a targeted advertisement.  However through your interaction with a targeted advertisement you consent that an advertiser may infer that you meet certain targeting criteria for the display of the advertisement. 

In creating an APICS ID, you consent to APICS use of your Personal Information and non-personally identifiable information as described in this section.  Moreover, in using an APICS ID you acknowledge and waive any and all rights to our collection and use of such information as described in this section, and you further agree that APICS has no liability in the collection and use thereof as described herein.

You can opt-out of the use of your Personal Information and non-personally identifiable information as described in this section by deleting your APICS ID.  To delete your APICS ID, please contact APICS Customer Service using the contact information provided below. 

3.2.    Other APICS Services.

APICS may use your Personal Information to provide services to you upon your request.  Such services may include sending you newsletters and publications, responding to your questions and comments, to communicate with you concerning your purchases on APICS website, to email you updates concerning APICS products and services, and to personalize your visits to APICS website. 

3.3.    Certification Verification

APICS conducts Certification training and Certification testing (together “Certification Programs”) and permits registration for the certification programs on its website.  Third parties may request information related to an individual’s Certification status.  Such third parties may include individual persons or business entities.  APICS may, in its sole discretion, provide information related to your Certification status (“Certification Information”) to such third parties.  Certification Information may include, but is not limited to, your full name, your city and state of residence, any certification(s) if applicable, certification date(s), certification expiration date(s), and any certification status, if applicable.  In applying for APICS Certification Programs you consent to APICS disclosure of Certification Information to third parties.  Moreover, in applying for APICS Certification Programs you acknowledge and waive any and all rights to opt out of our collection and distribution of your Certification Information, and you further agree that APICS has no liability for providing this information to third parties.

3.3.    APICS Internal Data Sharing

APICS may also share your personal information with other APICS offices or APICS subsidiaries in the country in which you reside and in other countries.

3.4.    Information Sharing with Third Parties

3.5.1.    APICS uses consultants and third party vendors, such as testing centers and Testing Delivery Partners, and may share your Personal Information with such consultants and vendors, if necessary, for delivery or administration of the APICS Certification Programs.  All parties with which APICS shares your personal information are bound by confidentiality and data transfer agreements consistent with this Online Privacy Policy.

3.5.2.    APICS may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

3.5.3.    APICS uses outside third parties to ship orders, and financial service-oriented third parties to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use your Personal Information for any secondary purposes.

3.5.4.    APICS may partner with third parties to provide other specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we may share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use your Personal Information except for the purpose of providing these services.

3.5.5.    APICS may share your Personal Information with your employer if your employer is identified in the creation or modification of your APICS ID.  Employer identification includes, but is not limited to, entering an employer’s name or email account into an APICS ID.

3.5.6.    APICS uses the APICS Supply Chain Channel discussion board, as an APICS member benefit, to enable members to connect with other members.  APICS may share your Personal Information in the APICS Supply Chain Channel member directory, so that other member may connect with you.

3.6.    Other Possible Disclosures

In addition to the other disclosures stated herein, APICS may share your information in the following ways:

3.6.1.    To comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal processes, or government enforced orders,

3.6.2.    To enforce applicable terms of service, protect our legal rights or defend against legal claims,

3.6.3.    To defend, prevent, take action, and otherwise address security or technical issues, as well as suspected or potential fraud,

3.6.4.    To guard against harm (whether actual or potential) to the legal rights, property or safety of APICS, our visitors or the general public as required or permitted by law.

4.    APICS Email Uses

4.1.    APICS never rents or sells email addresses to outside parties. Occasionally, you may wish to receive information or communication from an APICS client.  In that instance, you will be asked for permission to share your email address.

4.2.    After you create an online account with APICS, you will receive information about APICS products, services, and educational offerings that relate to your areas of interest unless you choose to opt-out.  If you have questions or concerns about APICS's Online Privacy Policy or wish to no longer receive such offers, please contact APICS Customer Service using the contact information provided below.

5.    How to Change Your Personal Information

5.1.    To make changes to the content of your Personal Information, or to request that we limit the use of your Personal information, you may make changes and updates by logging into your user profile and making such changes.  Alternatively, you may request such changes by contacting APICS Customer Service using the contact information provided below.

5.1.    In your request, clearly state what information you would like to have changed or updated. APICS will try to comply with your request as soon possible.  Please note that some information, such as that which is essential to the operation of APICS Certification Verification tool, will not be removed or changed.  Please note further that we are not responsible for updating information shared with third parties.

6.    Your Rights to Opt Out

Except as provided under Sections 3.1 and 3.3 above, if you prefer that APICS not collect personally identifiable information about your website visits, you may opt out by contacting APICS Customer Service using the contact information provided below.   

In lieu of opting out, you may also modify the settings in your web browser to block all cookies.  Please note, however, blocking all cookies in your browser may prevent many of our website’s services from functioning properly.    

7.    Notices of Changes to Privacy Policy

In the event of any change to APICS’ Online Privacy Policies, notice of such changes will be posted on the APICS website.   Any changes to this Online Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Online Privacy Policy on the APICS website. Your use of the APICS website following these changes means that you accept the revised Online Privacy Policy.

8.    Contact APICS

For any questions, comments, or further information concerning the terms of this Online Privacy Policy, or to request changes to your Personal Information, subject to such limitations as provided herein, please contact:

APICS Customer Service
service@apics.org 
1-800-444-2742 
1-773-867-1777

9.  http://www.apics.org/about/contact/customer-service/privacy-policy

 

APICS Terms of Use

Copyright Notice

The contents of all material available on www.apics.org is copyrighted by APICS unless otherwise indicated. Users may download pages on prior content for their own personal use or on a single computer, but no part of such content may be otherwise or subsequently reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written consent of APICS. APICS reserves the right to pursue any violation of its intellectual property to the fullest extent of the law.

Link Disclaimer Notice

At certain places on the site, live links to other Web sites can be accessed. Such external sites contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions independent of APICS. APICS does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information located at such sites. Use of any information obtained from such sites is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by APICS.

APICS Terms & Conditions

Effective September 18, 2015

  1. These Terms and Conditions form a legally binding agreement between you and any entity you are acting on behalf of (“You”) and American Production and Inventory Control Society, Inc. (“APICS”) establishing the Terms and Conditions under which You may access APICS Materials.  By paying an invoice or accessing of any APICS Materials You expressly agree to these Terms and Conditions.  Moreover, these Terms and Conditions supersede any terms and conditions contained in any purchase order(s).

  2. If You do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not process an invoice or access APICS Materials.

  3. “APICS Materials” means those materials published in APICS’ Resource Catalog, including both APICS-owned products and materials that APCIS does not own, but which APICS is authorized to resell.

  4. APICS Materials are produced, distributed, owned, and copyrighted by APICS.  APICS Materials are for the participants’ personal, educational use only.  Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited.  Neither Affiliate nor any participant may photocopy, duplicate, translate, display, upload, modify, distribute, transfer (electronically or otherwise), or create derivative works of APICS’ Materials, or any adaptation, transcription, portion, or merged portion thereof, except as expressly authorized in writing by APICS’ Chief Executive Officer.  In the event of any breach of this paragraph, Affiliate must be responsible for any and all costs and attorneys’ fees incurred by APICS in enforcing the foregoing.

  5. Affiliate and participants must not use APICS’ service marks, trademarks and logos without the APICS’ prior written consent, and if such consent is provided, in a manner approved by APICS.

  6. Disclaimer.  APICS DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND RELATING TO THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS (EDUCATIONAL OR OTHERWISE) PRESENTED, DISTRIBUTED OR MADE AVAILABLE BY APICS OR INSTRUCTOR TO AFFILIATE OR PARTICIPANTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

  7. Limitation of Liability.   IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE FOR: (i) ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE PROGRAM, THE STUDENT COURSE MATERIALS OR ANY APICS MATERIALS; OR (ii) ANY CLAIM ALLEGING THAT THE PROGRAM OR APICS MATERIALS ARE DEFICIENT OR INADEQUATE; OR (iii) ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF THE ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF INSTRUCTOR.  THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS UPON DAMAGES AND CLAIMS SHALL APPLY WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT HAS BEEN BREACHED OR PROVEN INEFFECTIVE.  IF ANY PORTION OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL, FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, BE HELD BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO BE UNENFORCEABLE OR IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THAT PORTION SHALL BE NULL AND VOID, AND THE REMAINING PROVISIONS SHALL CONTINUE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.  IN THE EVENT OF NON-PERFORMANCE OR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT BY APICS, APICS' TOTAL LIABILITY TO AFFILIATE SHALL IN NO EVENT BE MORE THAN THE PROGRAM FEE SET FORTH HEREIN.THIS THIS LIMITATION APPLIES TO LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, AND ALL OTHER TYPES OF ECONOMIC DAMAGES.  THIS LIMITATION WILL NOT APPLY TO CLAIMS RELATED TO A PARTY’S (i) FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH LAWS, OR (ii) BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY, OR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, BODILY INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

  8. This Agreement must be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois.  Neither party may transfer or assign its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the other party’s express written consent.  In the event that any term of this Agreement is, becomes, or is declared to be invalid or void by any court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction, such terms shall be null and void and shall be deemed severed from this Agreement and all the remaining terms of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  Any failure by a party to insist upon strict performance of any term, covenant, or condition contained herein shall not be deemed a waiver of that party’s right to insist upon the strict performance of such term, condition or covenant in the future.  Both parties shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations in performing their duties hereunder and in any of their dealings with respect to the Program.  All notices required or permitted by this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be either delivered by hand, or sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the addresses set forth below, and to the attention of the undersigned. 

  9. Your invoice is non-refundable.  APICS has no obligation to reimburse You for any portion of this invoice for any reason.

  10. APICS may, from time to time, update and revise these Terms and Conditions.

  11. In the event that You access SCORmark, You understand and agree that SCORmark is administered in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”).  In order to access SCORmark, You shall expressly agree to all of PwC’s terms and conditions.

  12. http://www.apics.org/about/contact/customer-service/terms-of-use

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