What information is collected
Personal Information. We collect Personal Information that you provide to us, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, etc.
Non-Personal Information. We also collect non-personal information from you, such as your browser type, your Internet Service Provider, operating system, and your Internet Protocol (IP) address. This enables us to know how many users visited our website, which pages were accessed, and other information about site usage that will help us to improve our offerings. Non-Personal Information cannot be easily used to personally identify you.
The information we ask for is voluntary, although some services are only accessible by registering user details.
How collected information is used
The primary purpose of gathering information is to allow AAPT to link a name and contact information to a user ID or to enhance your browsing experience. Once you have provided appropriate information, you will be enabled to use a variety of products or personalized services, and to access online help or support.
AAPT has a policy to use or rent its customer lists only for the delivery of information deemed of potential relevance or interest to members of the physics community. AAPT offers an option to remove your information from any list that might be sold or given to another organization. To do so, please contact us.
We may share aggregated (i.e., non-individual) demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This aggregated information cannot be related to identifiable individuals.
How we keep information secure
AAPT is committed to safeguarding your information. We make commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information both online and off-line.
All online purchases you make with AAPT are secured with SSL (secure socket layer) encryption using encryption certificates issued to AAPT by well-known and reputable certificate authorities such as COMODO. You will know that you are in a secure session because the "http" in the URL box of your browser will read "https."
AAPT continually monitors the security status of its networks and has taken appropriate measures to ensure intrusion prevention.
AAPT adheres to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard developed to protect account and transaction information of cardholders. We partner with a secure and reliable payment system provider and employ industry-standard anti-fraud measures.
Opt-out for European Union and other users
In accordance with EU and other guidelines, you may decline to provide the information requested by AAPT. Please be advised, however, that AAPT may be unable to provide certain services unless such information is provided for security and identification purposes.
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AAPT uses third-party cookies to enable our trusted partners to bring increased functionality to our site. Use of third-party cookies assists us in creating a profile of you as a user. For example, AAPT has partnered with a service that allows for the collection of usage data for our own marketing purposes. The information we obtain may be used to offer you assistance, to help us make improvements to the website, or to send you special offers that relate to the content you’ve viewed. No personal data is collected, and we do not sell the information we collect to others.
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AAPT sites contain links to other sites, and other sites have links to AAPT. Please be aware that AAPT is not responsible for the privacy practices (or other practices, goods, services, or content) of other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by AAPT.
Online discussions, blogs, commenting
User-generated comments and postings to AAPT sites will be moderated by editorial staff who retain the right to edit and to remove inappropriate submissions. By commenting or participating in an online discussion, you consent to our use or disclosure of any content you submit.
Protection of Children's Personal Information
AAPT sites are general audience sites and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children.
Notification of changes
Last updated: April 2016