Approved Providers Network's Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 8/29/2022

Information collected on this site will be used to register and verify your business listings in order to optimize your business search options through different voice search technology platforms and provide additional business offers to meet optimization goals. Approved Providers Network also provides technology and software to assist businesses in generating reviews and management of online directory listings.  Businesses can also take advantage of Approved Providers Network merchant processing division.  Approved Providers Network also provides website solutions.  Approved Providers Network will be offering web 3.0 products for business owners to take advantage of privatizing and monetizing their data

Prior to using this service (“Website”), Approved Providers Network dba APN, Apntech and Voice Search Registration  (collectively “we”, “us”, “our”, or “the Company “) requires you to review this Privacy Policy (“Agreement”) and you acknowledge that you read, understand and agree to be bound to all the terms and conditions of this policy.  

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE EXIT THIS PAGE AND DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices of Approved Providers Network, LLC dba APN, Apntech and Voice Search Registration, a California limited liability company and its affiliates, and subsidiaries, (collectively “APN”, “we”, “us”, “our”, or “Company”) and governs the use of this website, (“Website”) or other Company products and services (collectively, the “Services”) by users of the Services (“you” or “your” ).  If you purchase any Services please refer to the Billing Terms for additional account information. 

Information We Collect

We collect several different types of information about you and your business for various purposes to provide and improve our Service for you.

Types of Information Collected

Our Website and Services may allow you to provide us with or collect Sensitive and/or Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) and Non-Personal Identifiable Information (“NonPII”) about you or your business.  This information will include:

Personally Identifiable Information We May Collect:

Personal Information:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Phone number

  • Company name

  • Company address

  • Company Website 

Non-Personally Identifiable Information We Will Collect:

Demographic Information: If we can use this information along with other information you have provided to identify you, this is considered PII.

  • Zip Code

  • Personal and Online Interests

Behavioral Information: This is your device information we collect when you engage with this Website and its Services. If we can use this information along with other information you have provided to identify you, this is considered PII.

  • Operating System Type

  • Unique device identifiers

  • IP Address

  • Geographic Location

  • Browser type

  • Browser version

  • Pages of the Website you visited

  • Time and date of your visit

  • Time spent on pages of Website

  • Diagnostic data

Web Technology Information: This is information that may be PII and NonPII that we will collect if you submit a consent form on this Website.

  • Page URL you visited

  • Date and time of consent form submission

  • Contact information inputted by user

  • IP address of user

  • Time on consent form

  • Referring/Exit pages

Third Party Information:  This is information we may obtain from third parties which may include PII and NonPII such as your personal, demographic and/or behavioral information. This information may also include:

  • Search Engine Keyword Functions

  • First Party Cookies

  • Third Party Cookies

  • Social Media Cookies

Tracking & Cookies Information: We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and obtain certain PII and NonPII.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. 

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service. This allows users to be recognized within our Website as you navigate and engage with webpages.

  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings. 

  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

  • Social Media Cookies. Social media features can be hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website.  These features may collect your IP address, information on which web properties you engage with and may enable a cookie so the feature can function properly. Your interactions with social media features on this Website are governed by the privacy policy of that specific social media platform. If you choose to follow, like, friend, share, or comment on our social media websites, or otherwise share information on these social networking websites, we may receive information about you. We may use this information to communicate with you.

Tracking technologies also used are cross-device tracking, beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.  We do not support “Do Not Track” signals. You can disable or enable Do Not Track from the settings page of your browser.

  • Cross-Device Tracking. We may use your PII and NonPII for cross-device marketing.  This will deliver advertising over your multiple devices specific to your interests and this information can also report and analyze specific campaign marketing.

  • Web Beacons. This collects NonPII about your visit to our Website and/or may track the delivery and the effectiveness of communications we send to you.  You may change this setup within your browser.

  • Google Analytics/Advertising. We use all of Google Analytics and Advertising services which includes Google Analytics AdWords and/or DoubleClick cookies to track user activity.  This information may be used to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network This NonPII is used to track activity, examine use of the Website, prepare and share reports with other Google services. You can opt-out of having your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on HERE. This add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about website visit activity. 

  • Javascript. Is used to support Web Technologies as defined above and may collect PII and NonPII.  This enhances the function of the Website and tracks, records and analyzes user engagement, login and submission of consent forms on the Website or through our Services.  

Using Information Collected

APN will use your PII and NonPII for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service, including any user account setup and maintenance

  • To notify you about changes to our Service or provide additional offers

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so

  • To provide customer care and support

  • To gather and analyze information so that we can improve the Service

  • To monitor the usage of the Service

  • To contact you via SMS, Telephone or Email 

  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues with the Website or Services

  • To process Opt-Out requests or Cancellation of Services

When you sign up for the Services you are giving your prior expressed written consent for APN to contact you via autodialed, pre recorded calls, text messages and emails to the phone numbers and email addresses you provided. This is not a condition directly or indirectly of any type of purchase.  As part of our best business practices, phone calls may be recorded. 

Sharing Information Collected

APN will share your PII and NonPII with the following parties for the purposes described below:

Authorized Third Party Service Providers. APN may disclose your PII and NonPII to authorized third party service providers under contract with us to only perform necessary services for this Website and Service on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.  This information will be used for the following:

  • Website and CRM maintained, design, improvements and monitoring

  • User account setup for Services

  • Communication services such as text messaging

  • Payment processing- we do not collect or store payment details. You will provide your information directly to the authorized third party payment processor.  All payments processors are required to adhere to PCI-DSS standards. 

  • Processing and monitoring account cancellation and Opt-Out requests

  • Processing and management of business directory listings, reviews and ranking activity

  • Website activity analytics and reporting

  • Customer service and surveys

  • Marketing services

  • Other technical or administrative functions

  • Data storage and security

Legal Requirements. APN may disclose your PII and NonPII to third parties, as required by law, in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:

  • To comply with a legal obligation, legal request or law enforcement request

  • To protect and defend the rights or property of APN

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service

  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public

  • To protect legal rights of users of the Website, Authorized Service Providers and affiliates

  • For acquisition or merger efforts, consolidation or insolvency proceedings

We may also share aggregated anonymous (unidentifiable) information about your activity with the Website and Services combined with other users of this Website and Services with third parties to analyze user activities for us and our authorized third party service providers.

Additional Disclosures

APN is a third-party company that assists service providers and other companies in obtaining voice search recognition.  We work with different voice platforms such as Alexa, Siri and Google Home, however; APN is not affiliated with Alexa, Siri, or Google Home. Further, APN does not have control over ranking results or individuals who may contact you as a result of voice searches. 

Canceling Account or Opting-Out

If you purchased any Services and would like to cancel your account, please contact ProSupport@apncare.com.  For additional Services account information please see our Billing Terms

To opt-out of our email communications you can unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.  We will communicate with you via text as part of our Services, as such you may also receive up to 20 text messages per month. Data and message rates may apply.  To opt-out of text communications, you may text STOP, QUIT, END, CANCEL or UNSUBSCRIBE to STOP at any time.  A confirmation of successfully unsubscribing to messaging will be sent via text.  Text HELP for HELP or for additional assistance email ProSupport@apncare.com.   

Editing and Requesting Your Information

You may edit or request revisions to the information you have provided to us by calling us at:  800-291-1577 or email us at: ProSupport@apncare.com.  If you disable your account or remove your information from your profile, that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others or it was copied or stored by other users. If certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties' policies. We may also be required to retain your information by law or for recordkeeping purposes. 

Transfer Of Data

Your PII and NonPII may be transferred and maintained on computers and/or servers located outside of the United States and stored by authorized third party service providers where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. Your submission of data and use of the Website and Services is your consent to this Privacy Policy and you agree to the transfer of your data to those computers and or servers.

APN will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your PII will take place to an authorized third party service provider or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Storage, Security & Data Retention 

PII and NonPII will be retained within our CRM and AWS services for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, or as necessary to comply with legal obligations and our backup, archival, and audit procedures. In the event you request to cancel or delete your account, APN is required to comply with state and federal laws regarding record retention. Your information will be destroyed or rendered unreadable at time of disposal. 

We require that all authorized third party service providers are under contract to handle user information under secure and confidential means including the return or destruction of any user information provided once services are completed or terminated.  

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If your account, information or password have been compromised, please email us immediately at ProSupport@apncare.com.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with PII, please contact us at ProSupport@apncare.com.  If we become aware that we have collected PII from children we will take steps to immediately remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy and the posted Terms of Service.  Any changes made will be effective from the date of such posting without further notice to you.  As such, the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service posted at the time you visited our Website or Services will govern our relationship for that visit. Your continued use of these Services will constitute acknowledgement and acceptance of any revised terms within this Policy.  

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us: