Privacy Policy

Updated October 01, 2016

Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Inc, (FAPA), is committed to keeping any and all personal information collected from any individuals that visit our website, become members, subscribe to our newsletters, participate in our programs or events or purchase other products or services from us accurate, confidential, secure and private. This Privacy Policy has been designed and created to ensure those affiliated with FAPA of our commitment and realization of our obligation not only to meet but to exceed most existing privacy standards.

THEREFORE, this Privacy Policy Agreement shall apply to FAPA, its vendors, and any subsidiary companies, and thus it shall govern any and all data collection and usage thereof. Through the use this website,  you are herein consenting to the data procedures expressed within this agreement.

Click on the “+” icon to the right of each section below to review that part of the FAPA privacy policy.

Collection of Information

FAPA uses its website to promote and manage our organization, memberships, programs, events and other services. When you visit our website, we may gather information about the type of browser you are using, IP address or type of operating system to assist us in providing and maintaining superior quality service. If you become a member, subscribe to our newsletter, participate in our programs or events,  or purchase other products or services from us, we will collect the personal information from you that is required to complete these transactions such as your name, address and email address.

Use of Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site, including the Cart and Membership Center may not work as intended. You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org.

Use of Information Collected

FAPA uses personal information we collect to assist in the operation of our website and to manage our memberships, programs, events and other services. When you provide us with personal information to become a member or complete other transactions, we imply your consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. With your permission, we may also send you emails to keep you informed of  products and/or services that may be available to you from FAPA and our affiliates. With your permission, we may also contact you to participate in surveys and/or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered.

FAPA does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent or lease any of our customer lists and/or names to any third parties. We may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so in accordance with applicable laws or if you violate our Terms of Use.

Children Under Age of 13

Florida Authors and Publishers Association, Inc. does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13). If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted.

Unsubscribe or Opt-Out

All users and/or visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving marketing communication from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving marketing communications by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe, please use the Contact Us form on our website to notify us. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt-out.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to affiliate and other websites. FAPA does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

Security

FAPA shall endeavor and shall take every precaution to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to our offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user’s personal information under our control. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for authentication and private communications in an effort to build users’ trust and confidence in the internet and website use by providing simple and secure access and communication of all information.

Changes to Privacy Policy

FAPA reserves the right to update and/or change the terms of our Privacy Policy, and as such we will post those change here, so that our users and/or visitors are always aware of the type of information we collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose such information. If at any point in time, FAPA decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether or not to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.

Contact Information

Please visit the Contact Us page on our site, MyFAPA.org,  if you have any questions or need to contact us about our Privacy Policy.  You can submit a request online from that page or send us postal mail to the address listed on that page.

Questions about our privacy policy? Contact us today!