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Privacy Policy

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust and values your privacy and recognizes the sensitivity of your personal information. Our employees share the same concerns. Together, we work towards protecting your privacy. We have carefully crafted our Privacy Policy to address any concerns you might have, and to assure you that your personal information, if provided to us, will be treated carefully and appropriately.

Basic Confidentiality Policy

Where personal information is required for use of the Web site or in interacting with the Web site it is APDT policy that information, such as your name, postal and e-mail address or telephone number, is private and confidential. The personal information you provide is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by appropriate staff, and is used only for the purposes for which you provide the information, such as to reply to your request or to send you requested materials.
If you also indicate on our site that you would like to receive announcements and notices from the APDT, your personal information will be added to the appropriate APDT mailing list. If at any time you change your mind and would like to add or remove your name from the APDT’s mailing list, or correct your personal information, please email us at information@apdt.com.

No Release of Information to Third Parties

Personal information collected as a function of this Web site will not be released to third parties except to further the purpose for which you provide the information or if such release is required by law.

The APDT.com site requires you to provide certain personally identifiable information in order to use certain “Members Only” features and functions of the site. By providing such information, you consent to our collection and use of it, as described in this Privacy Policy.

The information you provide may include information provided during the registration process, including contact information, (such as your name, address and email address) and financial information, such as a credit card number, if you order products or services through the site. This information will be used to process your order and if necessary, to contact you regarding the status of your order. You agree and acknowledge that your order may be processed, fulfilled or serviced by third parties other than the APDT and you understand that such third parties are not limited by the APDT in their use of the information provided to them to process, fulfill or service your order. Therefore, in order to process, fulfill or service your order, you expressly consent to our sharing your information with any necessary third parties.

The APDT.com may use your contact information to get in touch with you regarding the status of your membership, registration or any orders you may place, for instance. You may also be contacted by us or our agents regarding additional services and features, or we may request your feedback about your experience with APDT.com. We also reserve the right to make your contact information available to third parties whose products and services you may find useful. If you prefer that we do not use your contact information as described in this paragraph, you may send us an email at any time to: information@apdt.com

No Computer Tracking of Identifiable Information

Our Web site does not track, collect or distribute personal information about individual visitors, except as provided for herein. We regularly compile aggregate statistics that show the number of visitors to our site, the requests we receive for particular information on our Web site, and the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that those requests come from. These aggregated statistics are used by internal APDT technical support staff to improve the Web site in an ongoing effort to provide better information and services to the public.

Cookies: Like most Web sites, the APDT.com site uses “cookies” to allow you to move more quickly through the APDT.com site. Cookies are small text files a Web site can use to recognize repeat users and facilitate their ongoing access to and use of the site. Cookies do not collect personally identifying information; they collect information related to the characteristics of your computer, or when and how you reached the APDT.com site. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. They do not pose a threat to a user’s system or files. We use this information only for purposes of planning and tracking, as well as assessing the technical function of our site. By understanding how our site is accessed, we can continually improve it to respond to user’s interests. However, APDT.com cannot control the use of cookies by advertisers or third parties hosting data for APDT.com. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature. Please note that cookies may be necessary to enable you to use certain features on the APDT.com site.

Third Party Web sites: The APDT Web site may provide you with links to the Web sites of third parties. In the event you choose to access such Web sites, the APDT is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties. We recommend that you check the applicable privacy policy of such party before providing personally identifiable information to it, as its privacy policy may differ from the APDT’s.

Changes in our Privacy Policy: Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page so that you are always aware of our policies. We may also contact you by email with any changes.