American Payment Systems has devloped this privacy statement to demonstrate the organization’s respect for your privacy. When you visit our site, we may collect and store information on an anonymous basis, such as time and length of your visit, the pages you view on our site, and the site you visited prior to our site. We may also record the name of your Internet service provider, browser type and IP address. This information is collected to improve content, measure use of the site, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We also provide you with the opportunity on our site to share information such as your name, mailing address and e-mail address. The only personal information about you that is gathered is the information you choose to provide us or that which is required to purchase products or services through our online store. If you choose to share any personal information with us, we may store it and use it for internal processing purposes. We do not share this information with other entities. American Payment Systems reserves the right to alter our privacy principles as necessary. We will attempt to post any alterations to those principles on this site in a timely manner. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning this site.
We use reasonable measures to protect personal information from access by unauthorized persons. This includes, among other things, standard techniques such as firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection, and site monitoring. We also use reasonable internal controls to protect personal information from misuse by our employees. We restrict access to your personally identifiable information to employees who need to know that information in order to provide products or services to you. We review our security policies on a routine basis to ensure we are maintaining industry standards. Unfortunately, no electronic data or transmission can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we use reasonable measures to protect personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted or otherwise provided to us or received from us. This is especially true for information that is transmitted via e-mail that is unprotected until it reaches our servers. Once a transmission is received, we use the reasonable measures set forth above to secure our servers.
American Payment Systems is committed to handling your customer information with the highest regard for online security. If you are conducting online transactions via our site, your credit card information is transferred in encrypted format from your computer to our servers. You should always see a URL containing “https://www.americanpaymentsystems/” for any page on the site that provides transaction services.
To determine if your connection to our site is secure, check the lower right hand corner of your browser. You should see a small yellow lock symbol. Double click the lock and the following information should appear with your specific information.
* the url: e.g. www.smith.com
* Issued by: Secure Server Certification Authority
* Valid Dates: e.g. From 09/01/12 – 09/01/13
Personally Identifiable Information
We may store and process your personally identifiable information in order to fulfill any requests for information that you make of us, or to better understand your needs and to learn how to improve our services and products. We may also use your personally identifiable information to contact you (for example, we may send you marketing or promotional materials or other information, we may respond to your comments or requests for information, we may ask you for feedback on products and services or we may contact you if needed in the course of processing your requests). We may also use your personally identifiable information in accordance with any agreements that you may have entered into with us.
If you do not wish us to send you any information concerning new services or other matters offered by us please contact us by email at email@example.com to notify us of your wishes.
“Cookies” are small text files that are either used for the duration of a session (‘session cookies’), or saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user the next time he/she logs on to the Site (‘persistent cookies’). We may use ‘session cookies’ to identify registered users logging in to the Site. These cookies are deleted from the component’s server soon after the session ends and are not collected or saved. We may also use ‘persistent cookies’ when a registered user clicks on the “save password” check box on login. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that, although if you do disable cookies from your browser you may not be able to access certain sections of the Site.
For site membership, the security of your information relies on your protection of user name and password. You may not share your password with anyone. American Payment Systems will never ask you to send your password or other sensitive information to us in an e-mail, though we may ask you to enter this type of information on the website, which will always have a URL beginning with https://www.americanpaymentsystems.com/. Any e-mail or other communication requesting your password, asking you to provide sensitive account information via email, or linking to a website with a URL that does not begin with https://www.americanpaymentsystems.com/ should be treated as unauthorized and suspicious and should be reported to American Payment Systems immediately. If you do share your password with a third party for any reason, the third party will have access to your account and your personal information, and you may be responsible for actions taken using your password. If you believe someone else has obtained access to your password, please change it immediately by logging in to your account at https://www.americanpaymentsystems.com/ and changing your Profile settings.
Privacy statement effective date 01/01/2014