The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) is part of the Audio Engineering Society.
Like most website operators, APEI collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. APEI’s purpose in collecting non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how APEI visitors use its website. From time to time, APEI may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
APEI also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on The Audio Product Education Institute blog posts. APEI only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to APEI’s websites choose to interact with APEI in ways that require APEI to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that APEI gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links to External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites, products or services.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
APEI discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on APEI’s behalf or to provide services available at APEI’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using APEI’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. APEI will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, APEI discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when APEI believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Copper Leaf Media Ltd, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of THE AUDIO PRODUCT EDUCATION INITIATIVE and have supplied your email address, APEI may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with APEI and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. APEI takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
APEI Ltd may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website. APEI may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, APEI does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, APEI uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
Those who engage in transactions with APEI– by purchasing APEI’s services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, APEI collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with APEI. APEI does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.