APCO International Privacy Policy for Data Usage

This online privacy policy is designed to tell you about how we collect and use information so that you may make an informed decision about using this website or related sites (Sites).

Information Collection

When you submit a form, login, make a transaction or similar, we will only ask for personal data that is necessary for us to have.

Use of Personal Data

Any personal data that you give us will be treated with care to be used only in the ways intended.

The personal data we collect is used to provide you with the service that you have requested or to respond to an inquiry that you have made. We use certain third party service providers to assist us in providing these services to you.

We will not sell, rent or loan any personal data or identifiable information collected on our Sites. The information collected may be stored for as long as is required for the uses stated above.

Use of Cookies and Log Files

Like many web sites, our Sites set and use cookies to enhance your user experience, such as retaining your personal settings. By using our Sites, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Sites use cookies to help provide personalized ads, analyze our traffic, and provide you with a variety of social media features. This information may be shared with our marketing, events and outreach departments, as well as our third party vendors who assist with sales of event space and advertising. This helps us make the site more personal for you and allows our team to track website traffic.

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties’ cookies to report usage statistics of the Sites, deliver advertisements on and through the service, and so on.

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.


The Sites contain links to other websites, including without limitation those websites of companies identified as official vendors or sponsors. Their inclusion does not imply any endorsement or validation by us of the content of said websites. APCO International is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third party websites, nor do we accept any liability in connection with the content of such websites.

Financial Data

Any financial data requested and transmitted through our Sites are transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets a web browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before it is sent to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage is 100% secure. Since no data security measures are foolproof, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted or stored via our software and systems.

Global Users

If you access our Sites from the European Union (EU), you should be aware that the EU e-Privacy Directive was recently revised so that users of a website must now consent to some cookies being placed on their computers. The law is evolving in this and related areas of data integrity, and browser manufacturers are working on enhanced settings and we are exploring methods for complying with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework.

Period of Grace

Should you request that we amend or suppress records containing your personal data, we will endeavor to do so as promptly as practical; however, you may receive communications for a transitional period while we process your request.

Changes/Updates to Privacy Policy

In order to keep up with changing legislation and best practices, we may revise this privacy policy at any time without notice. Please check back periodically so that you are aware of any changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or feel that your privacy has been compromised, please contact us marketing@apcointl.org or alternatively:

APCO International
1426 Prince St
Alexandria, VA 22314

[Updated 2/23/2018]