Privacy Statement

East Tennessee APICS knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. In this notice, we summarily refer to Eastern Tennessee APICS as "we" or "us." By visiting this Web Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

What Web Sites does this policy apply to?

This policy applies to www.apics-knoxville.org only. There are links on this site to other Web Sites, including Web Sites of other organizations in the community. This privacy policy does not apply to any other site that has a link on our site. If you click on a link and leave our site, you may wish to check the privacy policy of that site.

What personal information about visitors does East Tennessee APICS gather, and how do we use that information?

The information we learn from visitors helps us to personalize and continually improve our Web Site. We gather the following types of information:

- Information you give us

We receive and store any information you enter on our Web Site. or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to access all features of our Web Site. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, improving our site, and communicating with you.

- Automatic Information

We may receive and store certain information whenever you interact with our site.  Furthermore, the membership area of this site is linked directly to Corporate APICS.  Membership information is therefore shared between APICS and the East Tennessee Chapter.

- E-mail Communications

If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us you may opt out. We also employ the use of email broadcasts to provide updates. If you "opt out" via either method, your data will be updated.

What about Cookies?

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable our system to recognize your browser and provide us with information such as your IP Address/Domain Name combination and where you visited on the site. At the present time this site does NOT use cookies.

Does East Tennessee APICS Share the Information it Receives?

Information about our visitors and customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We occasionally share customer and visitor information only in limited ways with other professional organizations (i.e., SME).

- Affiliated Business We Do Not Control

We work closely with affiliated businesses, such as independent consultants, software and hardware dealers and distributors. If you fill out forms, we may provide your information to these affiliates so that they can provide service to you. They may also contact you directly about products and services that may be of interest. We do stipulate to our affiliates that they may not pass your information to other entities.

- Agents

We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

- Protection of East Tennessee APICS and Others

We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our terms and conditions of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of East Tennessee APICS, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

How Secure is Information About Me?

The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our visitors is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, East Tennessee APICS can't ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

What Choices Do I Have?

- You can choose not to fill out any forms on any page of our Web Site.

- Should you receive an unwanted e-mail or direct mail piece from East Tennessee APICS, you have the option to Opt Out of future e-mail's.

Children

East Tennessee APICS does not sell products for purchase by children or produce literature meant for children. If you are under 18, you may use East Tennessee APICS only with involvement of a parent or guardian. We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.

Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions

If you choose to visit any part of apics-knoxville.org, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this notice. If you have any concern about privacy at East Tennessee APICS, please contact a Chapter officer and we will try to resolve it. This notice may change without notice, and use of information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use. If you have concerns, please check this policy before submitting information to the site.