Last modified: DECEMBER 20, 2018
IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN (18), PLEASE DO NOT GIVE US ANY PERSONAL DATA. IF YOU HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THAT ANYONE UNDER 18 HAS PROVIDED PERSONAL DATA TO NEW-APC, PLEASE CONTACT US, AND WE WILL ENDEAVOR TO DELETE THAT INFORMATION FROM OUR DATABASES.
1.2. Types of Individual Information.
Individual Information is any information, data or records that relate to your NEW-APC Services membership or use of NEW-APC Services and identifies you or your individual Member account. The three types of Individual Information are; (1) “identity and billing information,” including without limitation your name, street address, telephone number, billing information, and any account information associated with your screen names; (2) “navigational and transactional information,” including without limitation information about which pages or products or services you access through NEW-APC Services; and (3) “private communications,” including without limitation the contents of e-mail, or private chat room communications.
2. Member Identity and Billing Information.
2.1. Collection and Storage.
We maintain various types of identity and billing information (“Billing Information”), including without limitation, your name, street address, telephone number(s), length of membership, and payment information. We may also keep information on your communications with our customer service department, employees or contractors, and general account history, such as accumulated usage credits or written complaints relating to your account. We safeguard Billing Information from unauthorized access and only authorized employees or agents who need to carry out legitimate business functions are permitted access to Individual Information. NEW-APC Services employees who violate NEW-APC Services’s privacy policies are subject to disciplinary actions, including possible termination. We may use agents, who are bound by strict confidentiality guidelines, to perform storage, processing, and other limited functions on NEW-APC Services’s behalf.
We use Billing Information to administer our business, ensure that you are properly billed and to communicate with you if the need arises.
Except as set forth in Section 5 herein, our policy is not to disclose Billing Information to third parties, unless required to do so by applicable law or valid legal process (including without limitation search warrants, court orders or providing assistance to law-enforcement authorities investigating the alleged commission of a crime) or as required to process any payments made to NEW-APC Services by you or NEW-APC Services bills. NEW-APC Services, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to make exceptions to this policy in extraordinary circumstances (including without limitation a bomb or suicide threat, or instances of suspected illegal activity) on a case-by-case basis. When feasible, we do allow our Members to access and verify their Billing Information. We also allow our Members to request corrections to this information. NEW-APC Services intends to abide by applicable laws governing the disclosure to governmental entities of Individual Information and other records. If we are under a legal obligation to disclose Individual Information to a private citizen or entity, we may make efforts under the circumstances to notify the affected Member(s) in advance of releasing it in order to provide the Member(s) an opportunity to pursue any available legal protection.
2.4. Compelling Obligation.
Although NEW-APC Services will take reasonable measures not to disclose Billing Information, we may be compelled to do so in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary (a) to comply with the law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to enforce NEW-APC Services’s terms and conditions; (d) to respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (e) to protect the interests of NEW-APC Services or others.
3. Navigational and Transactional Information.
We may collect and store certain navigational and transactional information (“Navigational Information”), such as data on the choices you make from the range of available services, and the times and ways you use NEW-APC Services.
NEW-APC Services uses Navigational Information to personalize NEW-APC Services and for programming and editorial research. For example, we may use this information to understand our Members’ reactions to menu items, and Services, and to customize NEW-APC Services based on our Members’ interests.
Except as set forth in section 5, NEW-APC Services will not disclose to third parties Navigational Information (e.g., what you view or access through NEW-APC Services), except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process (including without limitation search warrant, court order, or providing assistance to law-enforcement authorities investigating the alleged commission of a crime).
4. Private Communications.
4.1. Collection and Storage.
The NEW-APC Services computer system automatically records and retains all chat room communications (“Communications”). However, to keep copies of any communications, you should store them on your personal computer hard drive or in print form. You agree that NEW-APC Services may employ e-mail virus-checking technology to protect its system and its members from viruses.
NEW-APC Services treats Communications as strictly confidential. NEW-APC Services does not access, use or disclose the contents of Communications, except in limited circumstances as specifically provided herein. You acknowledge that private communications directed at a person or entity, including NEW-APC Services, may be used or disclosed by the intended recipient(s) without restrictions relating to privacy or confidentiality.
NEW-APC Services does not access or disclose the contents of Communications (e.g., e-mail, Member-created private rooms, online communications), unless it in good faith believes that such action is necessary (1) to comply with applicable law or valid legal process (including without limitation search warrants, court orders or providing assistance to law-enforcement authorities investigating the alleged commission of a crime); (2) to protect the rights or property of NEW-APC Services; or (3) in emergencies when NEW-APC Services believes that physical safety is at risk. NEW-APC Services reserves the right to treat as public any private chat room whose directory or room name is published or becomes generally known or available.
5. Sale, Merger or other Corporate Transaction.
NEW-APC Services reserves the right to disclose any Individual Information to any person or entity in the event of a sale (of all or a portion of NEW-APC Services’s assets), merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event.