Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. (Apologia.com) respects the privacy of users of our websites and is committed to disclosing our data collection practices so that users of our website can understand what information is collected and how it is used.
Types of Information We Collect
Information is received and collected automatically from you and any devices, including mobile devices, you use each time you visit Apologia.com. We receive and collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address, geolocation data, the browser and operating system you are utilizing, the date and time of your visit, the pages of the site which you visit, the Internet address of the website from which you linked to our site and any promotion identifiers contained in these links, and the Internet address of any website to which you link from our site. If you maintain an account with Apologia.com and log onto the site using such account information, we also receive and collect your user identification number, username, and encrypted password.
Cookies are small files, which are usually made up of letters and numbers, which are placed in the memory of the browser or device you are using and which allow a website to recognize a particular browser or device. There are different types of cookies. Session cookies allow us to track your activity during a particular browsing session and they expire at the end of a browsing session. Persistent cookies allow us to remember and track your preferences and actions across various websites and different browsing sessions and are stored in your device in between particular browsing sessions. First party cookies are placed by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are placed by a third party website separate from the website you are currently visiting.
Most commercial browsers provide tools that allow you to disable or remove cookies. You will need to set your preferences regarding cookies and otherwise separately for each commercial browser you use as different browsers have different functionality and options.
We use other similar technologies that store information on your browser or device by using local shared objects or local storage such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies, and other web application software methods. These technologies may operate across all of your browsers and you may not be able to manage these technologies through your browser but will have to manage them directly through your installed applications or device.
We may use the terms “cookies” or “similar technologies” interchangeably in our policies to refer to all technologies that we may use to store data in your browser or device or that collect information or help us identify you in the manner described above.
In the following instances, we may require you to submit personally identifiable information which we receive and collect: (1) open an account; (2) complete and submit an order on our site or from our catalogs; (3) request a catalog; (4) request an eBook; (5) enter a contest; (6) communicate with customer service; (7) conduct a search; or (8) subscribe to a newsletter or customer alert. The information which we may receive and collect in connection with any of these activities includes your name, address, telephone number, and email address; names and addresses of the parties to whom the product is shipped; content of reviews and emails sent to us; and, your password. All credit card information submitted through our website goes directly to Authorize.Net and does not touch our website or server.
We also receive and collect certain information when you communicate with us by telephone, mail, fax, or email. We may request and receive a confirmation from you when you receive and open an email from us.
How Collected Information Is Used
We use the information we collect from you internally for the following purposes: process, track, and fulfill your order; communicate with you regarding your order; respond to a request for information; send you catalogs or promotional information and material; send you newsletters, customer alerts, and email; communicate with you regarding products you have purchased; improve our website; enhance our customer service; track customer preferences; and, improve and enhance our product selection.
Choices Regarding Your Information
You can review, modify, update, and delete certain information contained in Your Account by logging onto Your Account page of our site.
If you do not wish to receive promotional emails from us, you can indicate this by using the preferences links in our emails, by emailing email@example.com or sending in a written request to Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc., 1106 Meridian Street, Anderson, IN 46016.
If you wish to be removed from our mailing list, please do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or sending in a written request to Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc., 1106 Meridian Street, Anderson, IN 46016.
If you are under the age of eighteen (18) years, you may use this web site and purchase products and services through the use of this web site only with the involvement and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian.
Links to Other Websites and Third Parties
Our site includes links to other websites, some of which may not be our subsidiary or affiliated companies and we are not responsible for their actions or activities. We encourage you to review the privacy and security policies of these websites and advertisers. Please do NOT send credit card information or passwords to Apologia through email or other digital messaging as these methods are insecure.