Achievers Publishing Inc.

 

 

PRIVACY POLICY

 

This Privacy Policy explains the policy of Achievers Publishing Inc. ("API") regarding the privacy of information supplied by users of achieverspublishinghouse.com (the "site") or collected by Achievers Publishing Inc from site users. Achievers Publishing Inc intends to build user trust and confidence in the site and is committed to protecting user privacy.

 

WHAT THIS PRIVACY PLEDGE COVERS

This privacy pledge covers how Achievers Publishing Inc (API) treats personal information that API collects and receives, including information related to your use of API services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

 

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that API does not own or control, or to people that API does not employ or manage.

 

INFORMATION COLLECTION

Ø  Mailjol is the authorized form processors for API Web Service. When you register to sign up with API, your email address and other information will be collected and stored by Mailjol. Allforms.mailjol.net will not use your information for any purpose other than processing the form on behalf of API. API does not share your information with other third parties.

 

Ø  PayPal is the authorized payment processors for API Web Service. They request information from the user on their order form. A user must provide contact information (such as name, email, and address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information is used to contact the user.

 

Ø  If you choose not to provide private information to this Web site, alternate ordering and payment arrangements can be made by providing the necessary information via telephone, or mail, or via another standard method of communication.

 

INFORMATION USE

Your information such as e-mail address stored with API will never be shared with any 3rd party and in most cased will be used for following purposes only:


General

Ø  API may collect personal information when you sign-up, when you use API services and when you visit API pages or the pages related to the content contained within API.

Ø  API collects information about your transactions with us and your use of the services that we offer.

Ø  APH automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, browser settings, and pages requested. API also requires a cookie, used only to keep track of your login status (where available).

Ø  APH uses information for the following general purposes:

v  To fulfill your requests for products and services;

v  To improve our services;

v  To contact you, and conduct research

 

Registration

Ø  In order to publish or purchase content on achieverspublishing.com, you will need to sign up with API. When you register so sign up with us, we will ask for certain information such as your first and last name, email address, and country.

 

Ordering

Ø  When you place an order on our site, we will ask for the name, shipping address, and phone number where you would like to receive your package. This information is used for the purpose of shipping your order. We will have to share your name and address with our shipping partners in order to complete the shipment, but our shipping partners are not permitted to use your information for any other purpose.

 

Ø  In our ordering process, we will ask for your payment information and billing address. You can either pay us through Cheque, Bank Transfer, Bank Draft or Paypal. If you do not elect to pay with Paypal, we will ask to post your Cheque or Bank Draft to API through registered mail.

 

Remittance

Ø  In order to receive royalty payments from API, you will have to provide remittance information at the time of sign-up. On this note, we will ask for the name, address, and phone number where you would like to receive your payment. If you request payment by Paypal, we will ask for your Paypal username in order to process your payment.

 

Newsletter

Ø  When you contact API through the “Contact us” on our website, you also have the opportunity of signing up for our newsletter. The only information we stored through this form is your email address, which we will use for no other purpose other than sending you the API newsletter.

 

Ø  At the registration stage, you also have the opportunity to opt-in to news and updates from API. If you choose to opt-in, we may send you email communications such as newsletters and invitations to API meet-ups in your area.

 

Special Offers and Updates

Ø  We send all new clients a welcoming email to verify their sign up. Established clients will occasionally receive information on products, services & special deals. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications.

 

Service Announcements

Ø  On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. Therefore, whether or not you opt-in to news and updates from API, there are still certain (very rare) types of email communications you will receive from API. These communications include site-critical announcements, changes to our Publishing Agreement, and any other communication that is necessary for all of our members to receive. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

 

Customer Service

Ø  We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the users wishes.

 

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

APH does not share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies. We only share your personal information with third parties in the following circumstances:

Ø  Agents: We provide the information to trusted partners (such as Lightning Source – our printing company) who work on behalf of or with API under confidentiality agreements. These companies may only use your data as directed by API, which includes using your personal information to help API to print, listing or distribute your books, printing and shipping your books, discs, and other products, and completing financial transactions. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information, nor do they have any right to contact you for matters not pertaining to API.

Ø  Service Providers: When you register to sign up with API, your email address and other information will be collected and stored by Mailjol our form processor service provider. allforms.mailjol.net will not use your information for any purpose other than processing your form on behalf of API. API does not share your information with other third parties;

Ø  We may disclose your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of API's terms of use;

Ø  We share information about you if API is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, API will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy pledge.

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Ø  Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

Ø  This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, API, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

 

PUBLIC FORUMS

Ø  Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards or through e-mail - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

 

SECURITY

Ø  This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected.

Ø  When our sign up/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just 'surfing'.

Ø  It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Ø  API cannot guarantee complete security, as it does not exist on the Internet.

 

SUPPLEMENTATION OF INFORMATION

Ø  In order for this Web site to properly fulfill its obligation to users it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from 3rd party sources.

 

PURCHASING HISTORY

Ø  In order for this Web site to enhance its ability to tailor the site to a user's preference, we combine information about the purchasing habits of users with similar information from our partners, PayPal, to create a personalized user profile. When a user makes a purchase from this company, the company collect personal information back with us.

 

CORRECTING/UPDATING/DELETING/DEACTIVATING PERSONAL INFORMATION

Ø  If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as email), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' personally identifiable information. This can usually be done by contacting us.

 

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

Ø  If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Ø  If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email.

Ø  API encourages each user to review this Privacy Policy from time to time so users will know if the Privacy Policy has been updated or amended.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ø  If you have any questions or suggestions about the site's Privacy Policy, please contact API at info@achieverspublishing.com or use our “contact us” form.