APRE is committed to protecting your privacy. By accessing our website, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy statement.

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 05/05/2017

The Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) is committed to protecting your privacy. By accessing our online services, including this website, you are consenting to the information collection, use, and disclosure practices described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to our Terms of Use, which governs our relationship with you. Your use of the website and any information you provide to us is subject at all times to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. If you have any questions about our information practices, please contact us at research@apre.org.


Information We Collect

We and our service providers may collect information that you provide us directly. For example, when you subscribe to receive updates, we will collect basic information about you such as your name, email address, and organization. We will also collect any information that you provide when you contact us directly with a question or request. You do not have to be a registered user to browse the website’s content.

We and our service providers may collect or retain information over time and across different sites when you use our website. For example, depending on how you access and use our website, the information we collect or retain may include your IP address and general location, your browser type, your operating system, the pages you view immediately before and after visiting, the content you view and access, and any search terms that you enter on our website. We do not collect information about your precise location using GPS or other technologies.

Cookies and Similar Technologies. We may collect automatically collected information using cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies. Cookies are small text files that many websites save on your browser when you visit. These websites access cookies when you return to the site to recognize repeat visitors and to analyze how customers use and access a website. Please review your web browser’s “Help” file to learn how to modify your cookie settings. Keep in mind that removing or rejecting cookies could affect the availability and functionality of the website. Web beacons are snippets of code embedded in webpages and are typically used to monitor activity on a webpage, collect information, or transfer information to servers.

We use cookies served by third parties for website performance, analysis, and functionality. This website uses Google Analytics and Campaign Monitor. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. The information generated by cookies about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to activity and usage. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can opt-out of Google’s tracking cookie. This website also uses Campaign Monitor, a communication tool to easily manage and distribute e-mail campaigns. Campaign Monitor is based in Australia and may use servers based in the United States of America and Europe, and therefore your information may be disclosed or used in such countries. Campaign Monitor will use your information in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

We may introduce new features or enter into new partnerships that may result in the collection of new information. If we begin collecting substantially new types of personal information or materially change how we collect, use, or disclose your data, we will modify this Privacy Policy and notify you as appropriate and as required by law.


How We Use Information

We and our partners, service providers, and affiliates, use the information that we collect and receive to manage contacts and communications and to operate, maintain, and enhance our website and content.


How We Share Information

We may share certain information that we collect or receive upon your request, with your consent, or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. We do not rent or sell personal information to third parties for their own use except as may be disclosed in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection. We may share information that is not reasonably identified with you for any purpose.

Affiliates, Service Providers, and other Partners. We may share your information with partners and affiliates. We may also share your information with entities that provide services to us in connection with our operations and have agreed to use the information solely in furtherance of our operations (e.g., web hosting and mailing services).

Business Transactions. We may share information in association with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of a reorganization or a transaction in which we acquire or are acquired by or merged with another entity or we sell, liquidate, or transfer all or a portion of our assets.

In Connection With Administrative Or Legal Processes. We may disclose your information to third parties as required by law or regulation and when we have a good faith belief that it is necessary in order to protect the legal rights, safety, and security of APRE, our affiliates, our business partners, and users of our website or content; to enforce our Terms of Use; to respond to and resolve claims or complaints; to prevent fraud, infringement, or for risk management purposes; and to comply with or respond to law enforcement or legal process or a request for cooperation by a government or other entity.

Information You Choose to Share. Our website contains third party links. By going to those links, you may be providing information (including personal information) directly to those third parties, us, or both. We are not responsible for how those third parties collect, use, store, or disclose your information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and terms and conditions of those third party websites to understand how they collect, use, store, and disclose information.


How We Protect Information

The protection and security of your data is important to us. We use physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your information. Because no information system can be fully secure, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to or collected by us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.


How We Retain Data

We may retain information that can reasonably identify you for as long as your account is active or as we determine is needed for our reasonable business purposes, including to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.


Children’s Privacy

This site is not directed to or intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under the age of 13. If you become aware that a child under your care has provided us with information without your consent, please contact us at the contact information listed below.


Your Choices

As detailed above in the “Cookies and Similar Technologies” section, you may be able to set your browser to reject cookies. Please review your browser’s “Help” file to learn the best way to modify your cookie settings. Except as otherwise disclosed in this policy, we do not currently respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that indicate a preference for not having information collected over time and across different websites. If we do so in the future, we will describe how we do so in this Privacy Policy. Visit www.allaboutdnt.org to learn more about this developing area.

If your contact information changes, if you no longer wish to receive marketing communications from us or to have us share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, or if you wish to inquire about the information we have collected about you, please submit a request at the contact information listed below or you can click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our email communications to you.

If you need to access, update, or delete any other personal information that we may have, you may do so by emailing us at research@apre.org. Because your privacy is important, we may ask that you verify your identity before accessing and updating certain information. While we work to accommodate all requests, we may reject a request to access and update information for a number of reasons, including where the request is repetitive or unlawful.


International Visitors

APRE is based in the United States. Regardless of where you are located, your information may be transferred to and maintained on servers located in the United States, which may not provide the same level of protection for your personal information as your home country and which may be available to the United States government or its agencies under a lawful order granted in the United States. By visiting and using our website and content, you hereby expressly consent to the transferring and processing of your data in and to the United States.


Changes and Updates to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do so, we will notify you by posting a new Privacy Policy on this page. You should review this Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to such updated Privacy Policy.



If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or our use of your information collected through the site, please contact us at:

P.O. Box 803312
Chicago, IL 60680

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 5, 2017.

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