PRIVACY POLICY PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE CONTINUING TO USE APDUE’ WEBSITE, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES. PLEASE NOTE THAT BY CONTINUING TO USE APDUE’ SERVICES OR WEBSITE YOU WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED THIS PRIVACY POLICY. Your use of APDUE’ Website and Services, as those terms are defined in this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is subject to this Privacy Policy and APDUE’ Terms of Service, available at Your privacy is important to APDUE, its partners and affiliates (collectively “APDUE”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). This Privacy Policy is created to inform you of the type of information that APDUE may gather and track, and discloses our practices regarding the information gathered and stored in connection with our web site (“Website”) and Services, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared. We ask that you read this Privacy Policy carefully prior to using any of APDUE’ Websites, or purchasing any products or services made available by APDUE, its partners and affiliates (collectively referred to as our “Services”). This Privacy Policy contains numerous general and technical details describing the steps that we take to protect your privacy. We have organized this Privacy Policy by major topic areas so that you can quickly locate the information of most interest to you. Meeting your needs and expectations forms the foundation of everything that we do, including protecting your privacy. If after reviewing this Privacy Policy, you still have questions or privacy concerns, please contact us at [email protected] Summary This Privacy Policy will inform you of the following: (1) description of personally identifiable information (belonging to you and third parties) collected by APDUE, its partners and affiliates; (2) how the collected information is used; (3) with whom the collected information may be shared; (4) choices available to you regarding the collection, use, and distribution of such information; (5) security procedures that are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of personally identifiable information under control of APDUE, its partners and affiliates; and (6) instructions how you can access and correct inaccuracies in the information collected about you. Changes in the Privacy Policy This Privacy Policy was last updated on 2013-11-13. APDUE reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time by posting such changes on its Website. Please check the revision date to determine if this Privacy Policy has been modified since you last reviewed it. Your continued use of any portion of the APDUE’ Website, or Services subsequent to the posting of an updated Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of all such changes. We want you to always be aware of what personal and other information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it. All personal information we collect will be handled according to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time the information is collected. If the Privacy Policy changes in any significant respect, we will not use your personal data in a manner that is inconsistent with the Privacy Policy in effect at the time your information was collected without your permission. From time to time, we may find the need to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Upon notice given by one or more of the following means: upon notice given to you after you login to your Account (as such term defined in Terms of Service, by email communication to the email address provided by you when you setup your account or otherwise on record for your account, or by written mail communication to the address on record for your account. You will be given the opportunity to opt-out, provided that, if you choose to opt-out all or part of the service or products may no longer be available to you. If as the result of such changes, you want to alter the ways in which APDUE is allowed to use your personal information, you can do so by following the procedure described in Section Creating and Updating Your Personal Account and Preferences. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to, the changes to the Privacy Policy by your continued use of the service or products after such notice has been given with the following exception: if at the time you provide personal information to APDUE you limit how such information will be used to communicate with you, either by APDUE or by third parties, APDUE will not change your preference in this regard without your express consent. Personal information We do not collect personally identifiable information from your computer when you browse our Website. This means that, unless you voluntarily provide us with your personally identifiable information, such as an email address or name, we will not know your name, your e-mail address, or any other personally identifiable information. There may be circumstances, however, where you voluntarily provide information to us, or where APDUE, its partners or affiliates, may request information from you in order to provide certain requested Services. You may choose to give us personal information in a variety of situations. For example, you may choose to give us information such as your name, address, or e-mail in order to correspond with us, to process an order, or for us to provide you with a subscription to our Services. When using our Services, you may need to provide us with your credit card information, or provide us with personal information concerning your education and work experience in connection with a job opening at APDUE, in the form of a résumé or a Curriculum Vitae (“CV”). We respect your choices regarding use of personal information provided to us, and you have the option of requesting that your personal information not be used beyond fulfilling your request for Services or other information.. In addition to personal information that may be collected from you, APDUE may automatically collect certain technical information, including Media Access Control (“MAC”) address, mobile device identifiers (if used to access the Website or Services), International Mobile Equipment Identity (“IMEI”), and time-stamped logs of messages sent and received, and network status (WiFi, etc.) We collect this information in order to make the Website and Services function correctly and to provide you with the content that you see on the Website. Unless expressly provided otherwise, personal information that you provide while you are visiting the website of a partner or affiliate of APDUE will be subject to the privacy policy posted on that partner or affiliate’s website, and personal information that you provide while on our Website in conjunction with that parnter’s or affiliate’s service will be subject to this Privacy Policy. For instance, credit card or PayPal® information entered as part of the filling out a purchase form or registration process collected by a third party’s registration and/or merchant services is subject to that third party’s privacy policies. You should be aware that APDUE’ agreements with service providers, partners, or affiliates, often provide that they will share with APDUE personal information collected from you. In such instances, APDUE may use this information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy. Using and Sharing Personal Information The following paragraphs describe in more detail how APDUE may use your personal information and with whom we may share it. Depending on the type of APDUE Website you are visiting, one or more of the paragraphs may apply. For example, if you order a product from a APDUE Website, your information will be handled as described in such paragraphs as Fulfilling Your Transaction Request and Marketing Use. Fulfilling Your Transaction Request If you request a Service from the APDUE’ Website, or for example, a callback, or specific marketing materials, we will use the information you provide to fulfill your request. To help us do this, we may share information with other service providers, or with other parts of APDUE, APDUE’ Business Partners, financial institutions, shipping companies, postal or government authorities (for example, U.S. or international Customs authorities for international shipments), or as otherwise required or permitted by law, as further detailed in our Disclosures Required By Law section below. In connection with a transaction we may also contact you as part of our customer satisfaction surveys or for market research purposes. Marketing Use The information you provide to APDUE on certain APDUE websites may also be used by APDUE and selected third parties for marketing purposes. Before we use it, however, we will offer you the opportunity to choose whether or not to have your information used in this way. Additionally, you are always free to “opt-out” or “unsubscribe” from marketing lists, surveys or other email communications that we may occasionally send by contacting us at [email protected] and requesting that your email be removed from our emailing lists. APDUE Human Resources Websites (including Recruitment) APDUE is committed to protecting the privacy of applicants who apply for positions through any of the APDUE websites. You may provide us with information about yourself, such as a résumé or CV in connection with a job application or inquiry, whether advertised on a APDUE’ Website or otherwise, We may use this information throughout APDUE and its related websites solely for the purpose of employment consideration and an applicant’s personal information will not be used or disclosed to a third party for any purpose other than that for which it was collected, unless we are legally required to disclose the information.. We maintain records of applicants who apply for positions for future consideration but you have the option to request that we delete any stored information we may have regarding your application for employment. Information for Business Partners If you represent a APDUE Business Partner, you may visit a APDUE website intended specifically for APDUE Business Partners. We may use information provided on that site to maintain, enhance or develop our business relationship with you, the Business Partner you represent, and APDUE Business Partners generally. For instance, this may involve using your information to send you details of APDUE Business Partner programs. It may also include sharing certain information with other Business Partners (subject to all privacy protections and confidentiality obligations that may exist), or other APDUE customers or prospects. We may also contact you as part of customer satisfaction surveys or for market research purposes in connection with a particular transaction or program. APDUE Supplier Administration If you represent a APDUE supplier, you may visit a APDUE website intended specifically for use by APDUE suppliers. If you visit a APDUE website designated for suppliers, we may use the information you provide on those websites in order to facilitate any future transactions that APDUE may enter into with you. For example, this may include sharing information with other APDUE websites, APDUE’s Business Partners, customers, shipping companies, financial institutions, postal or government authorities involved in fulfillment. It may also be used to administer and develop our relationship with you, the supplier you represent, and/or other APDUE suppliers generally. APDUE Discussion Forums and Chat Rooms If you participate in a APDUE discussion forum or chat room, you should be aware that the information you provide may become available to others who may have access to that discussion forum or chat room. While we strive to only use the information you provide in forums or chat rooms to deliver our Services or improve the functioning of our Website, information provided through forums or chat rooms may be used within APDUE’ websites and potentially shared with our partners or affiliates. Individual forums and chat rooms may have additional rules and conditions, and it is the user’s responsibility to abide by those conditions. Also, please note that APDUE may not review the information from and communication by users of its discussion forums or chat rooms. APDUE expressly disclaims responsibility for and liabilities resulting from any information or communications from and/or between users of any of APDUE’ discussion forums or chat rooms. Each user’s opinion on a forum or chat room is his or her own and should not be considered as reflecting the opinion of APDUE, its partners or affiliates. Users are warned they may be individually liable for anything they communicate using the APDUE’ discussion forum or chat room, including but not limited to defamatory, discriminatory, false or unauthorized information. Users are cautioned that they are responsible for complying with the requirements of applicable copyright and trademark laws and regulations. For more information on APDUE’ policy regarding notifications of copyright and trademark infringement please see our Terms of Services, available at Other APDUE Web Site Notices In some cases, specific APDUE websites may contain other notices about their use and the information practices applicable to those sites. Information Relating to Children Our Website and any products or Services available on our Website are not directed to children under 16 years of age. However, despite our intent, we recognize that children under the age of 16 may access our Website or use our Services. Parents and legal guardians may request for us to review, delete, or stop the collection of their child’s personally identifiable information by contacting us at: [email protected] For additional information and resources regarding child online privacy, please visit the Federal Trade Commission Web site at: Our Worldwide Practices APDUE is a global organization, with legal entities, business processes, management structures, and technical systems that cross borders. Our privacy practices are designed to comply with stringent data protection requirements in order to protection your personal information, regardless of where it is sent. However, we may share your personal information with other APDUE websites, partners or affiliates, who may be located in other countries. While some countries may provide less legal protection to personal data or information, we will strive to handle all transferred personal data or information in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. APDUE’ Website and Services may use the internet infrastructure of different worldwide jurisdictions, so use of the Website or Services may be subject to the laws of various jurisdictions, including the laws of the United States and the European Union. For example, personally identifiable information collected in the European Union and its Member States is subject to the EU Directives concerning personal data, privacy and electronic communications, including but not limited to Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and the subsequent legislation adopted in the EU Member States. Information Security and Quality We intend to protect your personal information and to maintain its quality. We implement appropriate measures and processes, such as using encryption software when transmitting certain sensitive information, to help us to keep your information secure and to maintain its quality. Supplementing Information From time to time we may supplement information you provide to us via the APDUE Website with information from other sources, such as information validating your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address or other available information about businesses. This is done to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect, to improve the Website, and to help us provide you with better services. Use of Suppliers APDUE may use suppliers to collect, use, analyze and otherwise process information on its behalf. It is APDUE’ practice to require such suppliers to handle information in a manner consistent with APDUE’ data collection policies and privacy protections. If you would like more information about our suppliers, please contact us at [email protected] Mergers and Acquisitions Circumstances may arise in which, whether for strategic or other business reasons, APDUE decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize it businesses. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but will remain subject to any pre-existing Privacy Policy (unless, of course, the user consents otherwise). Also, in the event that APDUE or ToolbarStudio Inc., or substantially all of its assets are acquired, user information may be one of the transferred assets. These transactions may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or receiving such information from sellers. It is APDUE´ practice to seek appropriate protection for all disclosed personal information in these types of transactions wherever possible. Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Technologies The APDUE Website uses “cookie” and “web beacon” technology. “Cookies” are short pieces of data generated by a web server that a website stores on a user’s computer. Certain pages on our Website may require the use of a cookie for purposes of keeping information you enter on multiple pages together. Cookies also enable us to collect certain non-identifiable information and customize our Website and offerings to your needs and provide you with a better online experience with us. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit, and we also measure visitor activity on APDUE Web sites, but we do so in ways that keep the information non-identifiable. This information is sometimes known as “clickstream data” and APDUE, its partners, affiliates, or others on APDUE’ behalf may use this data to analyze trends and statistics and to help us provide better customer service. In addition, cookies are used to: ● measure usage of various pages on our Website to help us make our information more pertinent to your needs and easy for you to access; ● identify and categorized the internet webpages from which the visitor came to the Website and observe their browsing patterns; and ● provide functionality such as online orders, APDUE’ Services and other functions that we believe would be of interest and value to you. The types of cookies that we use are referred to as “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies are temporary and are automatically deleted once you leave the Website. Persistent cookies remain on your computer hard drive until you delete them. Cookies do not, under ordinary circumstances, corrupt or damage your computer, programs, or computer files. In addition, the service providers we use to serve and host our advertisements, and/or deliver our e-mails may use session and persistent cookies, to track the number of times the Website is accessed and whether the site was accessed from an advertisement. There are no cookies in the advertisements or e-mails. A cookie is placed on your computer only if and when you click on an advertisement or open the e-mail. The cookie generated from the advertisement or e-mail does not contain any personally identifiable information and will remain on your hard drive until you delete it. You may set your browser to block cookies (consult the instructions for your particular browser on how to do this), although doing so may adversely affect your ability to perform certain transactions, use certain functionality and access certain content on our Website. Please also note that if you turn off cookies, web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to our website, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to help website operators understand how visitors interact with their websites. A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site. As opposed to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. These web beacons are not tied to personally identifiable information. The use of a web beacons allows the site to measure the actions of the visitor opening the page that contains the web beacon. It makes it easier to follow and record the activities of a recognized browser, such as the path of pages visited at a website. APDUE may use the information provided by web beacons to develop a better understanding of how the Website’s users use the Website, and to facilitate those users’ interactions with the Website. APDUE may make the aggregate data obtained from web analytics (including from our third party analytics providers, if applicable) publicly available. If this data is made available, none of the information will be personally identifying information or potentially-personally identifying information. Also, when we collect personal data from you in a transaction, we may extract some information about that transaction in a non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-personally identifiable information such as click-stream data. This information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns. This information is not reviewed at an individual level. If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner you can disable your cookies through your web browser. Service Quality Monitoring By Phone Certain transactions that users perform on our Website may also involve contact between users and APDUE by phone. Please be aware that it is APDUE’ general practice to monitor and in some cases record such calls for staff training or quality assurance purposes. Online Advertising Certain companies help us deliver interactive online advertising such as banner ads. These companies may collect and use information about our users to help us better understand the types of offers, promotions, and advertising that are most appealing to our users. All information collected in this way is aggregated so it is not personally identifiable to any specific individual. If you would prefer that these companies not collect such information, please visit and follow the “opt-out” instructions. Personalized URL Link On occasion, we may personalize and customize websites for certain visitors. If you visit one of these sites, you may find it customized with references to products and/or services that we believe may be of interest to you, based on your previous interactions with APDUE and information you have provided to us. While you are visiting these websites, we may collect information about your visit to better tailor the site to your interests. An invitation to visit one of these websites is usually presented as a personalized URL in an e-mail, a notice on a website registration page, or as a response to you logging on to a certain website. If you choose to visit one of these websites, you are agreeing to let APDUE collect information about your visits and also to APDUE’ use and association of such collected information with other information about you and your relationship with APDUE. If you do not wish your information to be used in this way, do not accept the invitation to visit these sites. Disclosures Required By Law Although we will always strive to guard your identity, we may disclose your personally identifiable information without your permission in limited circumstances. We will only do so if we have a good-faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (1) comply with laws, regulations, or government requests; or (2) to investigate or protect against harmful activities to our guests, visitors, partners, affiliates, or property (including the Website), or to others. If we are required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide your personally identifiable information, we will only do so upon receipt of appropriate documentation. We may also disclose personally identifiable information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating this Privacy Policy, the terms of their agreements with APDUE, or to protect the safety of our users and the public. We may also disclose your information to investigate violations of our Terms of Service disclosures, available at Please know that we do not take this responsibility lightly. Your privacy is of paramount importance to us. Links to non-APDUE Websites APDUE Website may contain links to other websites, advertisers, services, special offers, events, or products that are not owned or controlled by APDUE. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access any such third-party website, service or content from a APDUE website, you do so at your own risk and you agree that APDUE will have no liability arising from your use of or access to any third-party website, service, or content. APDUE is not responsible for the privacy practices, terms of use, or the content or opinion of other websites. Privacy Questions and Access If you have a question about this statement, you can send an email to the APDUE Website coordinator at [email protected] You can also contact us at this address [email protected] if you have a question about APDUE’s handling of your information. If you wish to obtain a copy of particular information you provided to APDUE, or if you become aware the information is incorrect and you would like us to correct it, please contact us at [email protected] When you contact APDUE, we may ask you to verify your identify before providing you with any information or correcting any inaccuracies. Once a request for information or for a correction is made, we will endeavor to respond within an appropriate timeframe.