• The Association of Professional Astrologers International

  • Privacy

  • Website privacy policy

    This privacy policy sets out how the Association of Professional Astrologers International (APAI) uses and protects any information that you give the APAI when you use this website.

    The APAI is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

    The APAI may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25/5/18.

    What information do we collect?

    Depending on how you interact with us (online, offline, over the phone, etc.), we may collect from you various types of information (personal and aggregate), as described in this section.

    Personal information (as used in this Privacy Notice) refers to such types of information that can be used to personally identify you, whereas aggregate information does not allow for such identification on its own.

    We strive to limit the amount of personal information we collect and store to that which is reasonably necessary to provide you the relevant services. We generally store your personal information for as long as your account is active with us or as needed to provide you the relevant services. We may store your personal information for a longer period of time to comply with legal or regulatory obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, or for records management purposes.

    For what purposes do we use your personal information?

    Customer service

    We may collect and use your personal information to provide you customer service, including responses to your inquiries. This typically requires the collection and use of certain personal contact information (such as your name or email address) and information regarding the reason for your inquiry (e.g., order status, technical issue, product question/complaint, general question, etc.).

    How do we protect your personal information?

    We take all necessary technical and organisational measures to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information collected through the various methods described in this Privacy Notice. These efforts include, but are not necessarily limited to:

    1. storing your personal information in secure operating environments that are not available to the public
    2. using industry-standard SSL encryption (or similar) to protect the security of certain sensitive personal information during transmission, and,
    3. verifying the identities of registered users before they can access the personal information we maintain about them.

    Who do we disclose your personal information to and why?

    We may also disclose your personal information if we are required to do so by law, or if in our good faith judgment, such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes, to respond to any claims, or to protect the safety or rights of the APAI, its Members, or the public.

    How long do we keep your personal information?

    We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is reasonably necessary taking into consideration our need to answer queries or resolve problems, provide improved and new services and comply with legal requirements under applicable law(s). This means that we may retain your personal information for a reasonable period after you stop using our services or stop using this website or application. After this period, your personal information will be deleted from all systems.

    We remind you that you have a right to have your personal information deleted at any time.

    How we use cookies

    A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

    We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

    Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

    You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

    IP addresses

    An IP or Internet Protocol Address is a unique numerical address assigned to a computer as it logs on to the internet. The APAI does not have access to any personal identifiable information and we would never seek this information. Your IP address is logged when visiting our site, but our analytic software only uses this information to track how many visitors we have from particular regions.

    Links to other websites

    Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

    Social Media Links

    We use Facebook and Twitter Like and Share buttons and as such there are tracking codes installed on our website so that we can manage the effectiveness of Social Media. We do not store any personal data within this type of tracking.

    Controlling your personal information

    We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

    How can you contact us?

    If you have any questions, complaints, or comments regarding this Privacy Notice or our information collection practices, please contact us:

    APAI

    c/o Robert Anderson

    23 Callington Road, SALTASH, Cornwall, PL12 6DU

    0771 455 2159

    Robert.apai@blueyonder.co.uk