Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to www.appalachiagroup.com and Appalachia Group (the “Company”) and governs data collection
TRUSTe Privacy Program
Appalachia Group is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to build users' trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have agreed to disclose our information practices and have our privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should first contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should contact TRUSTe at http://watchdog.truste.com/pvr.php?page=complaint. TRUSTe may serve as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.
1. Websites Covered
This Privacy Statement covers the information and privacy practices of the Web sites the websites operated by Appalachia Group, and Web sites that link to Appalachia Group.
The Web sites owned and/or operated by Appalachia Group may contain links to other Web sites. The information practices or the content of such Web sites is governed by their own Privacy Policies. Appalachia Group encourages you to review the Privacy Policies of other Web sites to understand their information practices. By using the Appalachia Group website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
2. Collection of your Personal Information
Appalachia Group may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you purchase Appalachia Group's products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to check financial qualifications and to complete the purchase transaction. Appalachia Group may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your company name, address, phone number, and email address. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Appalachia Group. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Appalachia Group website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Appalachia Group's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
Appalachia Group encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Appalachia Group so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Appalachia Group is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Appalachia Group website.
3. Use of collected information
Appalachia Group uses the Data collected to perform the services requested. For example, if you complete the “Schedule an Appointment” form, the Company uses the information provided to contact you to schedule an appointment.
The Company also uses Web site navigational information to enhance user experiences. The Company may also use the Data collected to provide personalized information about the Company’s products/services.
4. Web Site Navigational Information
The Appalachia Group website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Appalachia Group pages, or register with Appalachia Group site or services, a cookie helps Appalachia Group to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Appalachia Group website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Appalachia Group features that you customized.
You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Appalachia Group services or websites you visit.
Appalachia Group uses Web beacons by themselves or in conjunction with cookies to compile data about Customers and Visitor usage of company Web sites and engagement with emails from the Company. A web beacon is an object embedded in a web page or email, which unobtrusively (usually invisibly) allows checking that a user has accessed the content. Common uses are email tracking and page tagging for web analytics. Alternative names are web bug, tracking bug, tag, or page tag.
When you visit Appalachia Group’s Web sites we collect your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address to track and aggregate non-personal data. For example, Appalachia Group relies on IP address to obtain the geographical location of Customers and Visitors who use the Company’s Web sites.
Do Not Track
Various Internet browsers offer “Do Not Track” (DNT) options that rely on a technology known as DNT header. This technology notifies Web sites visited while using the browser about the DNT preference setting. Appalachia Group does not commit to responding to DNT signals with respect to Company’s Web sites, in part, because no standards have been set or adopted by industry groups, technology companies, regulators,
5. Public forums, referrals, and client testimonials
Appalachia Group may provide forums, blogs, chatrooms, or bulletin boards on Company Web sites. Any personal information you choose to submit may be ready, collected, or used by others, and may be used for unsolicited messages. Appalachia Group is not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit to such channels.
6. Use of your Personal Information
Appalachia Group collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
Appalachia Group may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Appalachia Group and its affiliates. Appalachia Group may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Appalachia Group does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Appalachia Group may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. Appalachia Group may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Appalachia Group, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Appalachia Group may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Appalachia Group, in order to determine what Appalachia Group services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Appalachia Group to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Appalachia Group will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Appalachia Group or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Appalachia Group; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Appalachia Group, or the public.
7. Children under thirteen
Appalachia Group does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
8. International transfer of information collected
Appalachia Group stores Data about Clients and the Company primarily in the United States. As part of the Company’s global operations, the Company may transfer and access such information from various parts of the world, including other countries in which the Company operates. This Privacy Statement shall apply in the event the Company transfers data about Clients and Visitors to other countries.
9. Correcting and updating your information
Clients may update or change the information provided by editing their organization profile. To update your profile login to www.appalachiagroup.com with your user ID and password and click Account Settings. To update Billing Information contact email@example.com or your account representative. To discontinue service and have information obtained returned to you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests to access, change, or delete information will be handled within 30 days.
10. Opt-Out & Unsubscribe
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Appalachia Group by contacting us here:
Appalachia Group uses sophisticated security measures to protect the data of Clients and the Company. Since the Company uses the Services to main the data about Clients and the Company, this information, which is stored within the Services, is secured as described here.
Appalachia Group secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
12. Changes to this Statement
Appalachia Group will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Appalachia Group encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Appalachia Group is protecting your information.
13. Contact Information
Appalachia Group welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Appalachia Group has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Appalachia Group at:
1026 Progress St. Suite B501
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
Effective as of January 1, 2015