Privacy Policy

Aperio International Privacy Policy

This notice, dated as of December 5th, 2012, sets forth the Website Privacy Policy (“Policy”) for Aperio International, Inc.

Protecting your privacy is important to us. We hope the following statement will help you understand how Aperio International collects, uses and safeguards the personal information you provide to us on our Website.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY IS PART OF THE WEBSITE’S TERMS OF USE, AND BY ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS POLICY.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THE POLICY, PLEASE EXIT THE WEBSITE NOW.  YOUR REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH OUR POLICY OR THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE

We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time and from time to time.  Such changes, modifications, additions, or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by issuing an e-mail to the e-mail address that you listed when registering or by posting the revised Policy on this page.  You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Policy periodically, and be aware of any modifications.  Your continued use of the Website after any such modification will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment and understanding of any modified Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by any modified Policy.

I.  What we are collecting

In general, you can visit the Website on the Internet without telling us who you are or giving us your personally identifiable information.  Nonetheless, we receive and store any information you enter on our Website or give us in any other way, including but not limited to your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences and credit card information. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our website or product features.

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Websites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses AperioInternational.com.  A “cookie” is a small data text file that can be placed in your browser to enable a server to recognize you each time you visit this Website.  Cookies are used by certain Websites to provide individualized services.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies themselves do not contain any of your personal information, nor does Aperio International use cookies to collect your personal information.

II. How we use what we collect

The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on Aperio’s latest product announcements, updates, and upcoming events. It also helps us to improve our services, content, and advertising. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences.

We also use personal information to help us develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.

From time to time, we may use your personal information to send you important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with Aperio International, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.

We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Aperio International’s products, services, and customer communications.

We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Website’s Terms of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Aperio International, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.  However, this policy is subject to change without notice and we encourage you to periodically check our Policy. 

Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

III. Collection and Use of non-personal information

As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of features.

If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your Customer Communication Preferences. (If you do not want to receive notices from us, please understand that the Policy and our Terms of Use will still govern your use of the AperioInternational.com Website, and it is your responsibility to review them for changes.)

IV. Consumer inquiries about your information

Aperio International makes it easy for you to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging in to your account. For other personal information, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access so you can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Aperio International is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made through the regional Privacy Contact Form.

V. Third-party sites and services

As a public service, Aperio International’s Website, products, applications, and services may contain links to third-party Websites, products, and services. Our products and services may also use products or services from third parties—for example, Paypal for processing credit card purchases. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.  We encourage you to learn about the specific privacy practices of those third parties.

VI.  Protection of personal information

At Aperio International, you can be assured that your personal information is secure, consistent with current industry standards.  The importance of security for all information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us.  We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.  We review these security measures from time to time and evaluate new technologies or approaches that would further enhance the security measures currently in place.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, while we conscientiously strive to protect your information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet that are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Website cannot be guaranteed; and (c) it is possible that any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with while in transit by a third party.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

VII. Privacy questions

Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information about any users, especially those that are under 13 years of age.  If you have any questions or concerns about Aperio International’s Privacy Policy or data processing, please contact us.

Aperio International may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way, a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated Privacy Policy.