Privacy Policy

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

We know that online privacy is important to our members and customers and you have a right to know how information we collect through this website will and will not be used. We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to privacy by helping you understand what kind of information we collect through the our website as well as how we collect and use your information.

This policy contains important information that impacts our use of your personal data. Please read this policy carefully. Use of this website is absolutely conditioned upon reviewing, understanding, and agreeing to all of the information, disclosures, and disclaimers contained in (1) this Privacy Statement; and (2) the Terms of Use governing the other terms of use of this website.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information and birthday. You may choose to visit our site anonymously, however anonymous users may not have access to the full functionality of the website.

Our Site uses “cookies” to provide customer efficiencies such as automatically filling in standard information on return visits. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but most browsers also allow you to configure your web browser to refuse cookies or to notify you before a cookie is set. You also can manually view (and delete) any cookies stored on your computer. You may visit our website without allowing the kinds of cookies described in this privacy policy to be set, however you may not have access to the full functionality of the website without some or all of these cookies.

This Site also requires you to accept "session cookies" to enable certain functions as you travel from page to page. "Session cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored in your browser and passed back to the server whenever a request for a new page is made. The session cookie is never saved or written to disk. It is discarded when the browser exits, when you log out of the Site, or when you have not visited a page on the Site for more than 20 minutes. Most web browsers automatically accept session cookies, but most browsers also allow you to configure your web browser to refuse them or to notify you before a cookie is set.

We may also use Google, as a third party vendor, to serve ads on our website. Google's ad service uses the “DART” cookie to enable it to serve ads to our users based on their visits to our website and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. Even without the Google DART cookie, you can still use most of the features in the site.

Finally, Our Website also gathers data generated automatically by traffic to our Website (“Traffic Data”). For example, we use your computer’s IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Website. Your IP address is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information.

What do we use your information for?

The information we collect is used to improve the content and operation of our Website, used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, used to notify consumers about updates to our Website, used by us to contact consumers for marketing purposes, disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website, to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets or other corporate change respecting the Website.

The information we collect from you may be used in one, or more, of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience
    (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website
    (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To improve customer service
    (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
  • To process transactions
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • To send periodic emails

The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, if you forget or lose your password, and send birthday reminders and other correspondence provided as part of our services. You will also receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, discounts, special promotions etc.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we use cookies?

We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Link Disclaimer

Any links to external websites are provided as a courtesy and are for informational purposes only. AAP does not endorse the content contained in the sites nor the organizations publishing them. Links taken to other sites are done so at your own risk, and AAP disclaims any responsibility for your use of linked sites or their content. Any transactions that you enter into with a linked site vendor, merchant or other party linked from other sites are solely between you and that vendor, merchant or other party. You acknowledge and agree that AAP is not responsible for such transactions, or quality, safety, suitability, reliability, content or other information located on or through any external websites, or for loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused by your use or reliance on any such sites or such content or other information.

Members Personal Database & Contact Information

To the extent members provide contact information for the recipients of greeting cards through our Website, such contact information will be used solely for the purpose of directing and delivery such greeting cards. A member's personal database of contact information for family friends, business contacts, and/or other card recipients will not be used for solicitation purposes or be sold to a third party vendor.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at www.aapgh.org

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to this privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, send an email notifying you of any changes, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on January 6, 2011.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

www.aapgh.org
6300 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
USA
aap@aapgh.org