Security & Privacy
The PII you provide on the AP Live’s website will be used only for the purpose for which you provided it. We will protect your information consistent with the principles of the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, and the Federal Records Act.
Personally Identifiable Information
As a general rule, AP Live does not collect PII about you when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Submitting PII through our website is voluntary. By doing so, you are giving AP Live your permission to use the information for a specific, stated purpose. However, not providing certain information may result in our inability to provide you with the service you desire.
If you choose to provide us with PII, through such methods as completing a web form, we will use that information to help us provide you the information or service you have requested. The information we may receive from you varies based on what you do when visiting our site.
We never create individual profiles or give your PII to any other companies or organizations. If we store your PII in a record system designed to retrieve information about you by personal identifier (name, email address, home mailing address, or phone number, etc.), so that we may contact you, we will safeguard the information you provide to us in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. § 552a). The Act requires all public-facing sites or forms that request PII to prominently and conspicuously display a privacy notice.
Our website allows you to send us email messages. We will use the information you provide to respond to your inquiry. We will only send you general information via email. You should be reminded that email may not necessarily be secure against interception. Therefore, we suggest that you do not send sensitive PII (such as your credit card number) to us via email. If your intended email communication is sensitive, e.g., it includes information such as your bank account or credit card you should instead call us with this information.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you browse through any website, certain information about your visit can be collected. We automatically collect the following types of information about your visit:
- Domain from which you access the Internet;
- IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when surfing the Internet);
- Operating system and information about the device or browser used when visiting the site;
- Date and time of your visit;
- Content you visited or downloaded; and,
- website (such as google.com or bing.com) or referral source (email notice or social media site) that connected you to the website.
AP Live uses Google Analytics measurement software to collect the information listed above. The data are automatically sent to Google’s system and the system immediately aggregates the data. Neither AP Live nor Google ever has access to the specifics of your particular site visits. The staff can only see the aggregate data from all users for a particular time period.
AP Live gathers this information to improve our website. We may use the aggregated data to help improve visitor experiences. AP Live retains the data from Google Analytics, only as long as required by law or needed to support the mission of our website.
AP Live uses session and persistent cookies. When you visit any website, its server may generate a piece of text known as a “cookie” to place on your computer. Placing cookie text allows websites to “remember” visitors’ preferences, surfing patterns and behavior while they are connected. The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of webpages.
Cookies on www.ap-live.com only collect information about your browser’s visit to the site; they do not collect any personal information about you. There are two types of cookies, single session (temporary), and multi-session (persistent). Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods.
Session Cookies: We use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through our site. These cookies let our server know that you are continuing a visit to our site.
Persistent Cookies: We use persistent cookies to differentiate between new and returning visitors to our site. Persistent cookies remain on your computer between visits to atempartners.com for six months.
3rd party software, modules, or add-ins being leveraged on www.ap-live.com may or may not use persistent cookies or similar technology; however, no data collected in this manner is accessible, viewable, or retained by AP Live.
If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can opt out or disable cookies in your browser. You will still have access to all information and resources at www.atemapartners.com. However, turning off cookies may affect the functioning of the website. Be aware that disabling cookies in your browser will affect cookie usage at all other websites you visit as well.
Third-Party Websites and Applications
AP Live uses social media websites and other kinds of third-party websites. AP Live uses social media websites to engage in dialogue, share information and media, and collaborate with the event and meeting professionals.
AP Live does not use third-party websites to solicit and collect PII from individuals. Any PII collected by the third-party website will not be transmitted or stored by AP Live; no PII will be disclosed, sold or transferred to any other entity outside the Department, unless required for law enforcement purposes or by statute consistent with the Privacy Act.
Last Published Date: December 1, 2017
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