This website is owned and operated by American Public Media Group, which along with its related companies is referred to as “APMG,” “we,” “us,” and “our.”
This Policy describes APMG’s commitment to privacy and reflects the importance we place on earning and keeping our customers’ trust.
SCOPE OF THIS POLICY
APMG has provided this Policy so that you will know what information APMG collects, how APMG uses this information, the types of third parties with whom APMG may share this information, and some of the choices that are available to you.
APMG collects certain information about or related to you through this Site. Some of the information APMG collects may be “personal information”—information that identifies you personally, alone or in combination with other information available to us. Other information may be nonpersonally identifiable.
By using this Site, you are consenting to the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of your information as described in this Policy. If you do not consent to the collection, use, disclosure and transfer of your information as described in this Policy, you may not use this Site. If you have questions about this Policy, please contact us.
Specifically, when you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing us at:
Public Media Market
480 Cedar St Saint Paul Minnesota US 55101
THIS POLICY MAY CHANGE
For your convenience, whenever this Policy is changed, APMG will alert you by posting a notice on our Privacy Center home page for thirty days. APMG will also update the “effective date” at the top of this page. If more than thirty days goes by between your visits to this Site, be sure you check the effective date to see if this Policy has been revised since your last visit.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
(a) Information You Manually Provide. APMG collects the information you manually provide (using your keyboard, mouse, or touchpad) when you use this Site. For example, we collect the information you provide when you register with this Site; sign up for one of our newsletters; comment on a news item; communicate with us; order and schedule orders for benefits, rewards, products and services from or through us and our partners; or otherwise interact with this Site. Some of the information you manually provide may be personal information, such as your name and contact information.
(b) Information from Third-Party Social Media Platforms. You may be able to register with, log on to, or enhance your profile on this Site by choosing to automatically populate the requested data fields with information you previously provided to a third-party social media platform (such as Facebook or Twitter). By doing this, you are asking the third-party platform to send us information, including personal information, from your profile on that platform. We treat that information as we do any other information you give to us when you register, log on, or enhance your profile.
(c) Information from your browser or device. APMG collects information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser or mobile device. This information typically includes your IP address, the name of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. The information we receive may depend on your browser or device settings.
The information we receive from your web browser and device is not typically, in and of itself, personally identifiable. Generally, we use this information in the aggregate to help us improve this Site and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. However, we may combine it with other information in an attempt to identify you or we may combine it with information that does identify you. We may also review our server logs for security purposes—for example, to detect intrusions into our network—and we might share our server logs, which contain visitors’ IP addresses, with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify you.
(d) Your Location. Using GPS technology, and with your opt-in consent, we may also collect precise, real-time location information from your mobile device and use that information to deliver tailored content through this Site. For example, we may recommend music or features. We may also share information about your location with your friends and other contacts, to the extent you interact with them using the social networking tools available on this Site. Assuming you have consented to our collection of location information from your mobile device, our mobile website may collect such information even if you are not logged into it. The information we receive from your mobile device is not personally identifiable, but we may link it to information that identifies you.
Your mobile device may allow you to adjust your settings so that location information is not available to any mobile website or application. If you have questions about the security and privacy settings of your mobile or tablet device, please refer to instructions from your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device.
(e) Information Collected by Cookies and Other Technologies. We use “cookies” and other technologies to collect information and support certain features of this Site. For example, we may use these technologies to:
• collect information about the ways visitors use this Site—which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
• support the features and functionality of this Site—for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits;
• personalize your experience when you use this Site; and
• improve our marketing efforts, including through use of targeted advertising.
The information we collect using cookies and similar technologies is not typically, in and of itself, personally identifiable, but we may link it to personal information that you provide. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit this Site, you may be unable to use all of the functionality of this Site if your browser rejects our cookies.
Here is a list of some cookies that we use. We’ve listed some of them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
PREF, persistent for a very short period, Set by Google and tracks who visits the store and from where
INFORMATION ABOUT THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
In addition to the cookies APMG delivers to your computer or mobile device through this Site, certain third parties may deliver cookies to you for a variety of reasons. For example, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that helps us understand how visitors engage with our Sites. To learn more about Google Analytics, click here.
Other third parties may deliver cookies to your computer or mobile device for the purpose of tracking your online behaviors over time and across nonaffiliated websites and/or delivering targeted advertisements either on this Site or on other websites.
You have choices about the collection of information by third parties on our Sites. For example, if you don’t want information about your visit to this Site sent to Google Analytics, you may download an Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here. Please note that the Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to APMG.
In addition, if you would like to opt-out of having interest-based information collected by certain entities during your visits to this Site or other websites, please click here. You will be directed to an industry-developed website that contains mechanisms for choosing whether each listed entity may collect and use data for online behavioral advertising purposes. It may be that some of the third parties that collect interest-based information on this Site do not participate in the industry-developed opt-out website, in which case the best way to avoid third-party tracking of your online behaviors may be through your browser settings and deletion of cookies.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
Generally, we use the information we collect through this Site:
- to provide the information, products and services you request or have ordered;
• to provide you with effective customer service;
• to provide you with a personalized experience when you use this Site;
• to contact you with information and notices related to your use of this Site or order;
• for email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates. We will include an “opt out” link in each promotional email we send you, so that you can inform us that you do not wish to receive such communications from us in the future;
• to invite you to participate in surveys and provide Feedback to us (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us);
• to improve the content, functionality and usability of this Site;
• to better understand your needs and interests;
• for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes; and
• for any other purpose identified in an applicable click-through agreement or other agreement between you and us.
Previously Expressed Preferences. If you have registered with this Site you may be able to change certain privacy preferences through your account settings.
Do Not Track Mechanisms. Presently, the Site does not honor “do not track” settings on web browsers and does not offer you the opportunity to request that we not track your use of the Site.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
(a) With Third–Party Vendors. APMG shares information collected through this Site with third-party vendors who act for us or on our behalf. For example, we may use third-party vendors to design and operate this Site; to process payments; to conduct surveys; and to help us with our promotional efforts. These third-party vendors may need information about you to perform their functions. Please see below for additional information about the third-party that hosts the online store accessible via the Site.
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Policy or the Site’s Terms of Service.
(c) With Third-Party Social Media Platforms. We may provide functionality on this Site that allows you to automatically post information about the actions you take on this Site to a third-party social media platform (such as Facebook or Twitter). If you choose to take advantage of this functionality, people with access to your profile on the third-party platform may be able to see the actions you have taken—for example, the items you have purchased. Thus, you should have no expectation of privacy in those actions. Further, if you choose to link your profile on this Site with an account on a third-party social media platform, we may share the information in your profile with that third-party platform.
(d) With Our Related Companies. APMG may share the information collected through this Site with other APMG related companies, such as Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media, Southern California Public Radio, Pretty Good Goods, and The Fitzgerald Theater. These related companies may use your information for their own marketing purposes and in a manner otherwise consistent with this Policy.
(e) With Other, Carefully Selected Business Partners. From time to time, we may share your information with selected third parties for their own marketing purposes,.
(f) In aggregate or de-identified form. We use information collected through this Site to create a compiled, aggregate view of usage patterns. We may share aggregate information with third parties so they can better understand our user base. We may also share with third parties information about how particular individuals use this Site, but only on a de-identified basis (“Individualized Data”). Individualized Data is not personally identifiable, but it does reflect the usage patterns of a particular Site user, as opposed to Site users collectively. We may provide basic demographic information (gender and age) in conjunction with providing Individualized Data. Third parties typically use this information for analytical purposes and to market their own products and services. It is possible that third parties will attempt to “re-identify” de-identified data, and you should know that this is possible using external points of reference.
(g) As Part of a Business Transfer. Your information may be transferred to successor organization if, for example, we transfer the ownership or operation of this Site to another organization or if we merge with another organization. If such a transfer occurs, the successor organization’s use of your information will still be subject to this Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.
(i) As Described in a click-through agreement. We reserve the right to disclose your information as described in any click–through agreement to which you have agreed.
Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).
HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
APMG takes reasonable precautions to provide a level of security appropriate to the sensitivity of the information we collect and store. Although we use reasonable measures to help protect your information against unauthorized use or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in our databases or our vendor’s databases and will not be responsible for breaches of security beyond our reasonable control.
AGE OF CONSENT
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION
If you would like to review, correct and update the personal information you have provided to us through this Site, please contact us. We will respond to your request. and will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request, as required by applicable law.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
APMG RETAINS THE PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THIS SITE AS LONG AS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND INFORMATION YOU REQUEST OR AS PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
THIS SITE IS HOSTED ON SERVERS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES.
APMG is based in the United States and is incorporated in the State of Minnesota. The servers that support this Site are located in the United States. While it is in our possession, your information will generally be stored in APMG databases or databases maintained by our third-party service providers on servers and data storage devices located in the United States. U.S. data protection laws may not provide as much protection as the data protection laws in force in some other countries, however, we will process your information in accordance with this Policy no matter where our data is stored. If you are located in a country outside the United States, by using this Site you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.
This Policy shall be governed under the laws of the State of Minnesota, United States of America without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS POLICY OR AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA GROUP’S DATA PRACTICES
If you have questions or concerns about this Policy or APMG’s data practices, please contact us.