APUS ACCOUNT PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information we collect, why we collect it, and how you can update, manage, export, and delete your information.

Last modified: May 12, 2018

You can register APUS accounts in various ways, such as mobile number registration, email registration, and Facebook/Google+ authorized registration. After successful registration, you can use the various services provided by APUS. If you have any questions about this privacy agreement, you can contact us. Our email address is: dpo@apusapps.com

1. Things you create or provide to us

When you create an APUS Account, you provide us with personal information that includes your name, a password, email or phone. If you choose to use Facebook/Google+ to authorize the APUS account, we will collect your authorized information, such as Facebook’s nickname, avatar, and other information.
You can also choose to add additional personal information to your account, including profile, gender, nickname, mobile number, email address, birthday, personalized signature, city or district and address, educational experience, interests, interests and career information.

2. Information we collect as you use our services

Your content

We also collect the content you create, upload when using our services. This includes things like photos you share, and comments you make.

Your activity

The activity information we collect may include:

For example, in the photo community of APUS Camera, photos you share, and comments you make, etc.

We will record the tasks completed to increase your points.

We will record the goods you purchased in the Points mall and use it to issue the goods you purchased.

For example, if you want to withdraw the balance from your APUS account to your PayPal account, we will invite you to provide your PayPal account and PayPal username in order to process your payment. In some cases, we may also need to verify your identity and may require you to provide the required information.

You can visit your APUS Account to find and manage activity information that’s saved in your account.

Other information

We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information). APUS may associate your device identifiers with your APUS Account.

When you use our services or view content provided by APUS, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes:

(1) details of how you used our service

(2) Internet protocol address

(3) device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, language, the date and time of your request

(4) Cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your APUS Account.

We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device. For example, when the user cannot connect to the Internet, the personal information of the user can also be displayed through the local storage.

Cookie is a small piece of text sent to a browser by a website visited by a user. It helps the browser to record user access information, such as preferred language and other settings. In this way, users will have an easier and more practical experience when they visit the same website the next time. Cookie play a vital role. Without cookie, the user’s experience of Internet will be greatly reduced, and some website features or services may not even work properly. We use cookies to provide you with a complete web browsing service. We do not collect cookie information ourselves. Please note that the websites you visit may use cookie to store your preferences, settings, login status, etc. For example, when you visit a webpage that has a login function for the first time, you need to enter a user name and password to log in. After logging in, the website will record your login status, When you switch different pages under the site, you do not need to re-enter the user name and password, you can directly browse the content of the web page. Websites may use cookie to recommend advertisements. For example, some websites use cookie to record websites that you click on to prevent you from seeing duplicate advertisements. We provide the ability to disable and delete cookies. You can disable or delete Cookies.

To make it easier for you to open web pages, we provide web page caching. We allow websites you visit to store some web page data, such as web page pictures and other information. When you visit the site next time, the site will directly read the saved data for display, thereby to open the webpage faster. The cache will expire due to expiration or manual removal. We will not upload any cached content.

3. WHY APUS COLLECTS DATA

We use the information we collect from all our services for the following purposes:

Provide our services

We use your information to deliver our services

Provide personalized services

We use the information we collect to customize our services for you, including providing recommendations, personalized content.

Measure performance

We use data for analytics and measurement to understand how our services are used. For example, we will analyze the relevant data of your use of the Points mall in order to do something like optimizing product design.

Communicate with you

We use information we collect, like your email address, to interact with you directly. For example, we may send you a notification if we detect suspicious activity, like an attempt to sign in to your APUS Account from an unusual location. Or we may let you know about upcoming changes or improvements to our services. And if you contact APUS, we’ll keep a record of your request in order to help solve any issues you might be facing.
Protect APUS, our users, and the public

We use information to help improve the safety and reliability of our services. This includes detecting, preventing, and responding to fraud, abuse, security risks, and technical issues that could harm APUS, our users, or the public.

We’ll ask for your consent before using your information for a purpose that isn’t covered in this Privacy Policy.

4. YOUR PRIVACY CONTROLS

(1) Managing, reviewing, and updating your information

Your personal information

You can view and update your personal information in My Account.

Your personalized information

You can review and update your personalized information in My Account.

(2) deleting your information

When you delete an APUS account, your personal information and the contents under your account will be deleted.

In some cases, we retain data for limited periods when it needs to be kept for legitimate business or legal purposes. You can read about APUS’s data retention periods, including how long it takes us to delete your information. We try to ensure that our services protect information from accidental or malicious deletion.

5. We build security into our services to protect your information

APUS account is built with strong security features that continuously protect your information. The insights we gain from maintaining our services help us detect and automatically block security threats from ever reaching you. And if we do detect something risky that we think you should know about, we’ll notify you and help guide you through steps to stay better protected.

We work hard to protect you and APUS from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we hold, including:

6. How We Process the Minor’s Data

This Product is not intended for a minor under 16 years old (or equivalent minimum age set by the laws of EU members). We will only process the information of these minors to the extent permitted by law and with the consent of their guardians.
We will implement relevant technical measures and make our best efforts to verify whether the processing of minors’ information has been approved by their guardians. We will try to delete relevant data as soon as possible if we are aware that we have collected the personal data of a minor without the prior consent of their certified guardians.

7. How Your Personal Data Is Transferred Globally

We provide APUS products and services around the world, which means to conduct business globally, your personal data might be transmitted to a jurisdiction or accessed from such jurisdiction outside of the country/region where you use this Product. These jurisdictions include but are not limited to Singapore, United States, and China.
Please note that we only return demographic information to China and we do not include information on individual user identities. At the same time, in order to provide you with better services, our third party partners may transmit your data to other countries. For example, in order to detect robots or cheating, we have purchased a Chinese supplier’s traffic monitoring service. The merchant may return the user information to China in order to assist us in analyzing whether there is cheating in the user.
Personal data protection legislation in such jurisdiction might be different or even absent. Under such circumstance, we will adopt various measures to ensure security of your personal data. For instance, we will ask you for your explicit consent before transmission of your personal data, or implement security measures such as encryption and pseudonymisation during data transmission; when your personal data is transferred to such jurisdictions, we will apply the same protection of your personal data in accordance with the Policy. We will endeavor to protect your personal data with the measures stipulated in Article 46 and Article 47 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

8. Update of Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to revise or modify this Policy. For any update of this Policy, we will send you notice on the interface of this Product to remind you of relevant updates and indicate the updated provisions for your ease of reading. Please do completely read and fully understand the updated Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this Product, you will be deemed to have accepted the updated version of this Policy. We will not reduce your rights under this Policy without your explicit consent.