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Privacy Statement


The American Public Power Association (APPA) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website, PublicPower.org. To protect online privacy, APPA has implemented the following policy.

Information Collection
To gain access to members-only content, to register for an APPA conference/meeting, to purchase a product or submit a classified job ad on PublicPower.org, a user must first complete the registration form. The user is required to give contact information including name, company, phone, and email address. This information is incorporated into APPA's membership database maintained by APPA staff.

Information Use
APPA may use email or postal addresses for notifying members about upcoming APPA events, new additions to the website, new publications or other services that might be of interest.

APPA uses the contact information including name of general manager/CEO, company, address, phone and fax to produce the Public Power Directory and Statistical Report, which is provided free to members and sold to the public. APPA also on occasion sells the contact information in the form of mailing lists to third parties that offer products and services for a one-time use. The mailing list information includes name, title, company, and address. Emails, phone and fax numbers are not provided.

For any questions/concerns about this information use, please contact Jeff Haas, APPA vice presisdent of membership and IT. If you no longer wish to receive commercial email from APPA, send a message to opt-out@publicpower.org.

Log Files
APPA uses and analyzes web logs that automatically record basic information about visitors. This information consists of the Internet domain from which a user accesses PublicPower.org (e.g. aol.com, yourcompany.com ), an IP (Internet Protocol) address, type of browser and operating system used to access the site, date and time of access and pages visited. The information collected is used only to help APPA make the website more useful.

Links
APPA's website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that APPA is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. APPA encourages users to be aware that when using links, the user normally leaves PublicPower.org. It is the user's responsibility to read the privacy statement of each website. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected on APPA's website.

Security
This website takes every reasonable and appropriate precaution to protect the users’ information against loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification and improper disclosure. When users submit sensitive information (such as a credit card number) via the website, the information is protected both online and off-line. APPA uses the industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology and Verisign certificates when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. While on a secure page, such as a registration/order form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers will be displayed.

General Terms and Conditions
Your use of this site, your placement of a registration or order indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions. APPA reserves the right to make changes to this site and these terms and conditions at any time. APPA assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from the use of information on this site or from the use of information obtained by linked addresses. APPA is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained in this site.

Notification and Changes
Changes to this policy will be posted on PublicPower.org so users are always aware of what information is collected, its use and disclosure if any. If a user has questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please email to info@publicpower.org or by call 202/467-2957.