Updated: March 21, 2021
Basic Confidentiality Policy
Where personal information is required to use or interact with the SITE, it is our policy that this information – such as your name, postal or email address, or telephone number — is private and confidential. The personal information you provide to the SITE is stored in a secure location, accessible only by appropriate staff, and is used for the purposes set forth in this policy, such as to reply to a question, to communicate in a manner you have chosen, or to send requested materials.
We collect two types of information from visitors to the SITE: (1) Personal information; and (2) Non-Personal Information, such as your IP address or cookies.
“Personal information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, postal address, telephone number, or email address. the SITE collects and stores the personal information that you have provided to us. Here are some examples of manners in which we may collect your personal information on the SITE:
We may collect your email address, username
We may collect your first and last name, postal address, and billing information if you make a purchase
We may collect your device ID number when you interact with the SITE using a mobile device.
The above list provides an example of the personal information that may be collected from you on the SITE. If you do not want the SITE to collect your personal information, please do not provide it to us.
“Non-Personal Information” can be technical information or it can be demographic information, such as your ZIP code or other geolocation data, or interests. Non-personal information does NOT identify you personally. Here are some examples of the non-personal information that is collected via the SITE and a description of how this information is used:
Internet Protocol (IP) address — Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data — such as the webpages you view. We use this information to deliver our webpages to you upon request, to tailor the SITE to the interests of our users, and to measure site traffic.
Cookies are text files sent by Web servers to Web browsers and are stored on the user’s computer or mobile device. If the browser is loading a page and the server requests the information stored in the cookie, the cookie is sent back to the server.
Cookies contain data about the user’s activities on the SITE and can be used by Web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on the SITE, and to identify users returning to the SITE.
Cookies may be either “persistent” or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will remain valid until its set expiration date (unless deleted by the user). A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session when the Web browser is closed.
Google Analytics Advertising
The Site uses certain Google Analytics Advertising Features, which contain cookies. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. The Site follows the Google Analytics policy requirements found at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2700409, which are incorporated herein by reference. The specific Google Analytics Advertising Features that the SITE uses include only the following: Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Google Analytics Demographics, and Interest Reporting, and Integrated Services that require google analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and identifiers. The SITE does not use the Google remarketing features. You can opt-out of the foregoing Google Analytics Advertising Features by following the instructions at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies the user, but information that we store about the user may be linked by us to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
The SITE uses the information we obtain from people’s use of our website through cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) for the following purposes:
to recognize the user’s computer when the user visits the website.
to track some user actions during website navigation.
to improve the website’s usability.
to analyze the use of the SITE.
to administer the SITE.
to report click-through data to our advertisers.
to share SITE user information with our third-party vendors.
When users visit the SITE, third-party cookies (such as Google advertising cookies) may be sent to their computers by APA’s advertisers or service providers.
They may use the information obtained from these cookies:
To track users browsing across multiple websites.
To build profiles of users’ Web surfing.
To target advertisements that may be of particular interest to users.
Most browsers allow users to refuse to accept cookies.
In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Internet Options,” “Privacy,” and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
In Firefox, you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
In Google Chrome, you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking “Options,” “Under the hood” and Content Settings in the “Privacy” section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
In Safari, you can block cookies by clicking “Preferences,” selecting the “Privacy” tab and “Block cookies.”
However, blocking all cookies can have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to log on, access content, or use search functions, for example.
Users can also delete cookies already stored on their computers:
In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files.
In Firefox, you can delete cookies by first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools,” “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.
In Google Chrome, you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking “Options,” “Under the hood,” and Content Settings in the “Privacy” section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
In Safari, you can delete cookies by clicking “Preferences,” selecting the “Privacy” tab and selecting “Remove All Website Data.”
Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
Web Beacons (also known as “clear gifs,” “Web bugs” or “pixel tags”) —” Web Beacons” are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the SITE and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Web beacons can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, Web beacons are embedded invisibly on Web pages.
Demographic Information— “Demographic Information” may be your gender, age, ZIP code or geolocation data, and/or interests, which you voluntarily provide to us on the SITE. We use this information to provide you with personalized services and to analyze trends to ensure the information provided by the SITE meets your needs.
Please note that we also consider aggregated information, which is not personally identifiable, to be non-personal information. The above list provides an example of the non-personal information that is collected via the SITE.
Use of Information Collected Via the SITE
We use your personal information that is collected on the SITE primarily for the following purposes:
To deliver services you request or purchase;
To alert you to special offers, updated information, and other new services from the SITE;
To process your order and, if necessary, to contact you regarding the status of your order;
To fulfill the terms of a promotion;
To contact you regarding additional services and features;
To request your feedback about your experience with the SITE;
To allow you access to limited-entry areas of the SITE.
Non-personal information is used as described above and in other ways as permitted by applicable laws, including combining non-personal information with personal information.
Release of Information to Third Parties
To complete your purchase. If you choose to make a purchase on the SITE, we may collect from you your credit card number, billing address, and other information related to such purchase, and we may use such collected information in order to fulfill your purchase. We may also provide such information, or other personal information provided by you, to unaffiliated third parties as necessary to complete your purchase (for example, to process your credit card).
To comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or property, including the rights and property of the SITE, or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our end users.
To third parties as part of any corporate reorganization process including, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, and sales of all or substantially all of our assets.
To track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers and provide such information to third parties.
To protect against potential fraud, we may verify with third parties the information collected from thIS SITE. In the course of such verification, we may receive personal information about you from such services. In particular, if you use a credit card or debit card to purchase services with us, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address matches the information that you supplied to us and that the card has not been reported as lost or stolen.
Children Under 13
The SITE will not collect personal information from any child under the age of 13 without parental consent. In the event we learn that such information has been provided to the SITE, we will delete or destroy it.
Third-Party Websites and Advertisers
The SITE may also permit advertisers, third-party ad networks, or other advertising companies to serve advertisements on the Sites. Please be advised that such advertising companies may gather information about your visit to the Sites or other sites (such as through cookies, Web beacons, and other technologies) to enable such advertising companies to market products or services to you, to monitor which ads have been served to your browser and which Web pages you were viewing when such ads were delivered. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices please click here. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT COVER THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION BY SUCH ADVERTISING COMPANIES.
Forums, Chat Rooms, and Other Public Posting Areas
Please note that any information you include in a message you post to any chat room, forum, or other public posting area is available to anyone with Internet access. If you don’t want people to know your e-mail address, for example, don’t include it in any message you post publicly. PLEASE BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN DISCLOSING ANY INFORMATION IN CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS, AND OTHER PUBLIC POSTING AREAS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS OF THE INFORMATION THAT YOU DISCLOSE IN CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS, AND OTHER PUBLIC POSTING AREAS.
We communicate with our customers and subscribers on a regular basis via email. For example, we may use your email address to confirm your request, to send you notice of payments, to send you information about changes to our products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures as required by law. Generally, members cannot opt-out of these communications, but they will be primarily informational in nature rather than promotional.
However, we provide you the opportunity to exercise an opt-out choice if you do not want to receive other types of communications from us, such as messages or updates from us regarding new services and products offered on the SITE or if you do not want us to share your personal information with third parties. For emails, you may opt-out by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link within the text of an email. We will process your unsubscribe as soon as possible, but please be aware that in some circumstances you may receive a few more messages until the unsubscribe is processed. If you have elected to receive notices to your mobile device via text message, you may opt-out by replying “STOP” to such a mobile message. You may receive a confirmatory text message in response to your “STOP” request and you hereby consent to the receipt of such confirmation.
As noted above, to opt-out of the Google Analytics advertising features outlined above, follow the instructions at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Please email any problems or questions to City Bear Press LLC”>City Bear Press LLC. While we may not be able to respond to every report, we take each report seriously and will investigate it thoroughly.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding the APA’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at City Bear Press LLC.