Privacy Policy

Last modified: September 13, 2108

UNITINGDIGITAL.COM is owned and operated by AP Corporation. (hereinafter “The Site”, “We”, “us”, “UNITINGDIGITAL.COM”). The Site collects certain personally identifiable information about UNITINGDIGITAL.COM’s readers. Please read this policy to understand more about how The Site collects and uses this information.

Our Privacy Pledge

Our commitment is to put users first.  We strive to be transparent about how we collect and use your information, to keep your information secure and to provide you meaningful choices.  We do not share personal information with third-parties nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your internet browser's settings. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other websites or media without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.

In this policy (the “Privacy Policy”) we describe our privacy practices with regard to information we collect through UnitingDigital.com and its affiliated sites (collectively, the “Site”), to help you make informed decisions about how you share information when you visit or use the site.

Understanding How Information Is Collected on UNITINGDIGITAL.COM:

INFORMATION YOU MAY CHOOSE TO PROVIDE TO US

We may collect information, including personal data, directly from you if you choose to provide that information. For example, you may provide us with your name and contact information (such as an email address), or other details of that nature, when you sign up for our newsletters or participate in promotions or surveys on the Site.

You also may choose to provide personal data about yourself when you participate in forums or discussions on the Site. Please be aware that information you post in these forums may be viewed or captured by anyone who visits the Site, therefore you should avoid posting sensitive personal data that you would not want to be available to the public.

INFORMATION THAT IS AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED WHEN YOU VISIT UNITINGDIGITAL.COM

When you access the Site, we and our third-party partners may automatically collect certain information about your visit using tools such as cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. The information collected automatically when you visit the Site may include your IP address, characteristics of your operating system, information about your browser and system settings, data about the computer or mobile device you use to access the Site, unique device identifiers, clickstream data (which shows the page-by-page path you take as you browse the Site). We or our third-party partners may combine information that each of us collects automatically with other information about you, including information you choose to provide.

Cookies are small files that websites and other online services use to store information about users on the users’ own computers. This Site may use cookies (such as HTTP and HTML5 cookies and Flash cookies), as well as other types of local storage. For more information about cookies, you may visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. See the section below regarding Your Choices to learn more about how you may limit or disable cookies on your computer. If you choose to disable cookies, that could affect certain features of the Site that use cookies to enhance their functionality.

To manage our automatic data collection, we may place tags (often referred to as “web beacons”) on pages on the Site or in emails we send to you. Web beacons are small files that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies, and they may be used for a variety of purposes, such as counting the number of visitors to the Site, analyzing how users navigate around the Site, assessing how many emails that we send are actually opened and which articles or links are viewed by visitors.

We also use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, on the Site, to provide us with statistics and other information about visitors to the Site.

“Do Not Track” Signals. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “do not track” signal to websites and online services you visit. At this time there is no consensus among industry participants as to the meaning of “do not track” in this context. Like many other websites, UNITINGDIGITAL.COM is not configured to respond to “do not track” signals from browsers. Click here to learn more about "do not track" signals.

Finally, companies that provide certain third-party apps, tools, widgets, and plug-ins that may appear on the Site (for example, Facebook “Like” buttons), also may use automated means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features. This information collection is subject to the privacy policies or notices of those providers.

Further information regarding our use of cookies and other tracking technologies is described in our “Cookies Disclosure”.

HOW WE MAY USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may use the information gathered on UNITINGDIGITAL.COM for various purposes, including the purposes listed below. For example, if you were to contact us with a question and provide your email address, we would use the email address you provided to respond to your inquiry. In addition, we use the information we collect from you and through the Site to:

  • Provide products and services you request (such as when you sign up to receive our email newsletters);

  • Respond to requests, questions, and comments, and provide other types of user support;

  • Offer you products and services via marketing communications, or direct you to portions of this Site or other websites, that we believe may interest you;

  • To serve advertising, content and offers to you based on your interests and online activities, from us or third parties;

  • Communicate about, and administer your participation in, events, programs, contests, and other offers or promotions;

  • Carry out, evaluate, and improve our business (which may include developing new features for the Site; analyzing and enhancing the user experience on the Site; assessing the effectiveness of our marketing and advertising; and managing our communications);

  • Perform data analytics regarding usage of the Site (including market and customer research, trend analysis, financial analysis, and anonymization of personal data);

  • Guard against, identify, and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims, and other liabilities; and

  • Comply with applicable legal requirements, law enforcement requests, and our company policies.

HOW WE MAY SHARE INFORMATION

  • If we are required to do so by law, regulation, or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena);

  • In response to requests from government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities;

  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;

  • With respect to analytics and statistical information, to inform advertisers about the nature of our user base (No personal data is shared);

  • In the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including a reorganization, dissolution, or liquidation); and

  • With your consent or at your discretion.

YOUR CHOICES

Unsubscribe from emails. To unsubscribe from a particular newsletter, click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of that email newsletter. When we send newsletters to subscribers we may allow advertisers or partners to include messages in those newsletters, or we may send dedicated newsletters on behalf of those advertisers or partners. We may disclose your opt-out choices to third parties so that they can honor your preferences in accordance with applicable laws.

Blocking cookies. Certain browsers may be configured to notify you when you receive cookies, or allow you to restrict or disable certain cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, however, that could affect certain features of the Site that use cookies to enhance their functionality.

Disabling local shared objects (“Flash cookies”). We may use other kinds of local storage that function similarly, but are stored in different parts of your computer from ordinary browser cookies. Your browser may allow you to disable its HTML5 local storage or delete information contained in its HTML5 local storage. Click here for details about deleting information contained in "local shared objects" or adjusting related preferences.

Options concerning third-party ad networks. For more information about third-party ad networks and services that use these technologies, you can visit www.aboutads.info and click here to opt out or to learn more about your options. You also may visit the NAI's site for additional options on how to opt out of interest-based advertising.

HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL DATA

We maintain appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal data you provide against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use. That said, it is not possible to guarantee the security of information transmitted online, and you assume some risk with regard to the security of information you provide through any website, including this Site.

LINKS FROM UNITINGDIGITAL.COM TO OTHER WEBSITES

On this site, we may provide links to other websites that are controlled by third parties. Linked websites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. We are not responsible for the content, usage terms, or privacy policies of websites that we do not own or control.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

This Site is not designed or intended for use by children, and we do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 16. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from a child under the age of 16, we will delete any such information.

INFORMATION FOR USERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Your personal data may be stored, transferred and processed in and to the United States and in other countries by our affiliates and/or service providers. The data protection laws in these countries may provide a lower standard of protection for your personal data than your country of residence. We take great care in protecting your personal data and have put in place adequate mechanisms to protect it when it is transferred internationally. We will transfer your personal data in compliance with applicable data protection laws and will implement suitable safeguards to ensure that your personal data is adequately secured by any third party that will access your information (for instance, by using the Model Clauses as approved by the European Commission).

By using our Site and providing personal data to us, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the collection, use, maintenance, transfer to and processing of your personal data in the United States or other countries or territories, and, unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we use this consent as the legal basis for that data transfer.

HOW WE’LL INFORM YOU ABOUT CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update this online privacy policy periodically to reflect changes to our privacy practices, such as how we collect or use personal data. We will post a prominent notice on the UNITINGDIGITAL.COM home page to notify you of significant changes to this policy, and we indicate at the top of the policy the date when it was most recently updated.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have questions about this policy or about our privacy practices, you may contact us by emailing: privacy @ UNITINGDIGITAL.COM.

If you are a California resident inquiring about your California privacy rights, please include “California privacy rights request” in the subject line of your email.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area inquiring about your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), please include “GDPR privacy rights request” in the subject line of your email.

You may also write to:
AP Corporation
11432 South St, 144, Cerritos, CA 90703, United States

Jurisdiction Specific Provisions

OUR NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Subject to certain limits, under California law California residents may ask us to provide them with a list of the categories of personal data that we have disclosed to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, as well as the identity of those third parties. California residents may contact us as specified in the How to Contact Us section below to make a request for this information. If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Site, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Site. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California.  We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.

 IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (EEA):

1. CONTROLLER OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The controller of your personal data under this Privacy Policy is AP Corporation, with an address of 11432 South St, 144, Cerritos, CA 90703, United States. Our local representative with respect to the GDPR can be contacted at privacy @ UNITINGDIGITAL.COM.

2. LEGAL BASES FOR USING PERSONAL DATA

We process your personal data only if we have a legal basis to do so, including:

  1. To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;

  2. For the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract;

  3. For our legitimate interests or those of a third party;

  4. Where you have given consent to our specific use.

 

3. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

Some of our processing of your data will involve transferring your data outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). Some of our external third-party service providers are also based outside of the EEA, and their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA. This includes the United States. Where personal data is transferred to and stored in a country not determined by the European Commission as providing adequate levels of protection for personal data, we take steps to provide appropriate safeguards to protect your personal data, including when appropriate entering into standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission, obliging recipients to protect your personal data.

4. RETENTION OF PERSONAL DATA

We will retain your personal data only for as long as necessary for the purposes it was retained, such as to enable you to use the Site and your products or to provide services to you. In some instances, we may retain data for longer periods in order to comply with applicable laws (including those regarding document retention), resolve disputes with any parties, and otherwise as necessary to allow us to conduct our business. All personal data we retain will be subject to this Privacy Policy and our internal retention guidelines.

5. DATA SUBJECT ACCESS RIGHTS

You have the following rights:

  1. Right of access to your personal data: You have the right to ask us for confirmation on whether we are processing your personal data, and access to the personal data and related information.

  2. Right to correction: You have the right to have your personal data corrected, as permitted by law.

  3. Right to erasure: You have the right to ask us to delete your personal data, as permitted by law.

  4. Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw consent that you have provided.

  5. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the member state of your habitual residence.

  6. Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to request the limiting of our processing under limited circumstances.

  7. Right to data portability: You have the right to receive the personal data that you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit that information to another controller, including to have it transmitted directly, where technically feasible.

  8. Right to object: You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, as permitted by law, under limited circumstances.

In order to exercise any of these rights, please contact us according to the “How to Contact Us” section herein. Please note that the above rights are not absolute and we may be entitled to refuse requests, wholly or partly, where exceptions under the applicable law apply.

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