Privacy Policy

Aplines appreciates your visit to this web site (“Aplines Website”) and your interest in our services and products. Your privacy is important to us and we want you to feel comfortable visiting our site. We take care to protect your personal data collected, processed, and used during visits to the Aplines Website.

By accessing the Aplines Website you accept this Privacy Policy (“Policy").

If you do not agree to this Policy, do not proceed to further web pages of the Aplines Website. This Policy may be updated from time to time. We therefore ask you to consult it on a regular basis. The last line of this Policy below indicates when this Policy was last updated.

Purpose and Scope of this Policy

Aplines is committed to safeguarding the personal information that we collect from individuals who use the Aplines Website. Accordingly, Aplines has developed this Policy to describe how and what type of data will be collected from users of the Aplines Website and the purposes for which Aplines may collect, share or disclose the data (Collected Data). Aplines also outlines reasonable precautions which are taken to keep your data secure.

This Policy applies to any information obtained by Aplines through your use of the Aplines Website. It is not applicable to any Internet websites controlled by third parties not affiliated with Aplines that the Aplines Website may link to (“Third-Party Sites”). Please review the privacy statements of Third-Party Sites as Aplines is not responsible for and has no influence on the content or the privacy practices of Third-Party Sites. The terms of this Policy are subject to any additional terms of disclaimers or other contractual terms you have entered into with Aplines such as client privacy statements or notices, and any applicable mandatory laws and regulations.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information we collect

When you visit the Aplines Website, our web server automatically records details about your visit (for example, your IP address, the web site from which you visit us, the type of browser software used, the Aplines Website pages that you actually visit including the date and the duration of your visit).

In addition, we collect personal data which you provide through the Aplines Website, for example when you enter personal details (e.g. name, gender, address, e-mail address, phone/fax number) on a registration page or if you sign up for an email newsletter.

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information. If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How do we collect and store information from you?

Aplines uses tracking technology such as cookies or tags to gather information as outlined above to understand how visitors use the Aplines Website. Tracking technology helps us manage and improve the usability of the Aplines Website, for example by detecting whether there has been any contact between your computer and us in the past and to identify the most popular sections of the Aplines Website.

Where available, the “Cookies” link at the bottom of the page gives you more details about Aplines’ use of cookies, and lets you control which types of cookies the Aplines Website may set on your device (known as your “cookie settings”). Please ensure that you set your cookie settings by un-ticking certain types of cookies if you do not consent to their use by Aplines.

When you save your cookie settings, they should also apply to your future visits to the Aplines Website. However, for technical reasons beyond Aplines’ control, this cannot be guaranteed. For example, if you reset your browser, delete your cookies, or access the Aplines website from another browser or device your cookie settings may be lost. To comply with applicable laws and regulations, in some countries you may be asked to confirm your cookie settings when you first visit the Aplines Website.

In many cases you can also control tracking technologies using your browser. Please ensure that your browser setting reflects whether you wish to be warned about and/or accept tracking technologies (such as cookies) where possible. The specific capabilities of your browser and instructions on how to use them can usually be found in the manual or help file of your browser. Refusing, disabling or deactivating of tracking technologies may result in a reduced availability of the services provided by the Aplines Website or parts of the Aplines Website may no longer function correctly.

In addition, we collect personal data which you provide through the Aplines Website, for example when you enter personal details (e.g. name, gender, address, e-mail address, phone/fax number) on a registration page or if you sign up for an email newsletter.

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information. If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website

  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website

  • Understand and analyze how you use our website

  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality

  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes

  • Send you emails

  • Find and prevent fraud

Log Files

Aplines follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

To whom do we disclose your information collected from the Aplines Website?

Aplines may disclose your information to its affiliates and its and their agents and third-party providers inside or outside your country of residence to perform services for Aplines and for the purposes stated above. Our affiliates, agents and third-party providers who have access to personal data obtained through the Aplines Website are obliged to respect privacy. When transferring personal data internationally we make sure that we comply with applicable laws and regulations, for example, by entering into agreements which will ensure that the recipients of your information maintain an adequate level of data protection.

We may also disclose your information to governmental agencies or entities, regulatory authorities, or other persons in line with any applicable law, regulations, court order or official request, or under any and for the purposes of any guidelines issued by regulatory or other authorities, or similar processes as either required or permitted by applicable law.

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of Aplines. Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Aplines, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit. Note that Aplines has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

We may also disclose your information to governmental agencies or entities, regulatory authorities, or other persons in line with any applicable law, regulations, court order or official request, or under any and for the purposes of any guidelines issued by regulatory or other authorities, or similar processes as either required or permitted by applicable law.

What security measures have we implemented to protect your information collected through the Aplines Website?

Aplines has implemented reasonable technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data collected by Aplines via the Aplines Website against unauthorized access, misuse, loss or destruction.

We may also disclose your information to governmental agencies or entities, regulatory authorities, or other persons in line with any applicable law, regulations, court order or official request, or under any and for the purposes of any guidelines issued by regulatory or other authorities, or similar processes as either required or permitted by applicable law.

How do we treat electronic messages sent to and from Aplines?

All electronic messages sent to and from Aplines are automatically retained in a distinct journaling system which preserves the evidential weight of the e-mails. They are protected by reasonable technical and organisational measures and may only be accessed in justified cases in line with applicable laws and regulations (e.g. court order, suspicion of criminal conduct, violation of regulatory obligations, material breach of employment contract) to specific persons in defined functions.

What should you consider when sending data over the Internet?

The Internet is generally not regarded as a secure environment, and information sent via the Internet (such as to or from the Aplines Website or via electronic message) may be accessed by unauthorized third parties, potentially leading to disclosures, changes in content or technical failures. Even if both sender and receiver are located in the same country, information sent via the Internet may be transmitted across international borders and be forwarded to a country with a lower data protection level than exists in your country of residence. Please note that we accept no responsibility or liability for the security of your information whilst in transit over the Internet to Aplines. In order to protect your privacy we would like to remind you that you may choose another means of communication with Aplines, where you deem it appropriate.

Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Aplines does not knowingly collect or seek to collect data from individuals under the age of 18.

Individuals under the age of 18 should receive permission from their parent or legal guardian before providing any personal data to Aplines on the Aplines Website

If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights.

Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete and update the information you believe is incomplete.

  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

  • The right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), please contact us.

  • If we have collected and process your personal data with your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal data conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

  • The right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

You may, where permitted by applicable law or regulation:

  • check whether we hold your personal data,

  • ask us to provide you with a copy of your personal data, or

  • require us to correct any of your personal data that is inaccurate.

If you seek access to, or wish to correct, update, modify or delete Personal Data which forms a part of Collected Data, please contact us at privacy@aplines.com. We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights within a reasonable timeframe in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Should you have a request regarding the processing of your personal data please send a letter to the following address:

Mr. Luc Gaubert

APLINES

15 Rue Traversière

75012 Paris

France

privacy@aplines.com

Retention of personal data

If you wish to request that we no longer use your Collected Data, please contact us at privacy@aplines.com.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will retain Collected Data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, for litigation/defense purposes, maintain accurate financial and other records, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Legal Disclosure

We reserve the right to disclose your personal data contained in Collected Data as required by applicable law, in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including meeting national security or law enforcement requirements and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process served on us. Collected Data will also be shared between our Group Companies for the activities permitted under this Notice.

In the event Aplines goes through a business transition, such as a merger or acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, customer’s account, Collected Data will likely be among the assets transferred. A prominent notice will be displayed on our Websites to intimate you of any such change in ownership or control and customers will be notified via an e-mail from privacy@aplines.com.

Contacting Aplines

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or your dealings with Aplines, you can contact us at privacy@aplines.com or via postal mail at APLINES, 15 Rue Traversière, 75012 Paris, France for the attention of Mr. Luc Gaubert with a copy to privacy@aplines.com.

Last update in May 2020