Thank you for visiting the APMS web site and reviewing our privacy and security statement. APMS is strongly committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information and the security of our computer systems. As a general rule, the APMS does not collect personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
Generally, the information requested by the Aquatic Plant Management Society will be used to respond to your inquiry or to provide you with the service associated with the request.
The above information is used by software programs on our Web site to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, identify what information is of most and least interest, determine technical design specifications, monitor system performance, and help us make our site more useful to visitors.
You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example your mailing address, in an electronic mail message requesting that information be mailed to you. Information collected in this manner is used primarily for responding to requests for information or records. We may update your e-mail address in our customer database if appropriate.
Cookies are small pieces of temporary data that are exchanged between a Web site and a user’s computer which enable a “session,” or “dialog,” to be established between the two machines. With the session established, APMS is able to tailor its responses (i.e., identify and provide you with the information you want) and help you traverse our Web pages in the most efficient and effective manner possible. The session is often broken when APMS’s server does not receive further requests from your computer or you simply exit your browser.
APMS primarily uses “session cookies” — types of cookies that are temporarily stored in your computer’s memory. Session cookies are normally deleted from a user’s computer when the user logs off the computer or the user exits the browser. APMS does make limited use of “persistent cookies” — types of cookies that could be stored permanently on your workstation and reused each time you visit the Web site.
For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our Web site also employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited.