American Publishers is committed to protecting the privacy rights of the users of our website who participate in fundraising activities and purchase magazines through our fundraising programs. While we do require certain information to be provided to us in order to participate in fundraisers and make purchases, American Publishers uses that information only provide the service requested. We do not share that information with other parties except as necessary to fulfill the specific request, such as service providers, and we will never use that information for our own marketing purposes. If you are a student/participant or a member of a fundraising organization, we encourage you to tell your parents about your activity, including your use of this website. If you are the parent of a minor participating in our fundraising programs through your child’s school or other fundraising organization, we encourage you to check and monitor the use of your child’s e-mail and other online activities and we urge students/participants to ask their parent's or guardian's permission before giving personal information to any Web site.
Why We Collect Information
American Publishers has created a secure website that allows students/participants and other fundraisers to sell magazines to support their school or organization easily. This website enables the fundraiser to easily notify potential buyers of their fundraising efforts. This website also enables purchasers who have been referred by the fundraiser to buy the magazines they select, and the purchases of those buyers will be credited to the fundraiser so that the appropriate school or other organization receives credit for that purchase. In order to provide these services we require some personal information from our users, depending on whether they are fundraisers or purchasers.
How We Collect and Use Information from Students/Participants and Other Fundraisers
We ask for required and optional information when you join American Publishers.com as a student/participant or member of an organization who is participating in a fundraiser for their school organization.
- Parents First & Last Name
- Parent’s Birth date
- First & Last Name
- Email Address
- Teacher’s Last Name
- Assigned School or Fundraising Organization Code
American Publishers has many features that let users send electronic greetings and messages to your friends and family to notify them about your fundraising endeavors and to make sure that any purchases they make are credited to your organization. If you want to use those features, you will be asked to provide us with the e-mail address and name of the recipient in order to send your message in a personalized matter to the people you have designated. You do not have to give us that information; however, if you do not, you will not be able to use these simple and convenient features to notify friends and family of your activities.
If you don’t want to use our online features to notify friends and family about your fundraiser, you can still encourage them to make purchases that will benefit your organization. Simply tell them to go to our website www.worldsfinestonlinefundraiser.com and ask them to enter the online code that was provided to you by your school or organization.
How we Collect and Use Information from Purchasers
If you are visiting our site to make a purchase, we require certain information in order to fulfill your purchase and to make sure it is credited to the appropriate fundraising organization. This information provided below is used solely to process and deliver any magazine subscriptions ordered to support fundraising efforts via this site. This information will be used by American Publishers only and will not be sold to any third parties to be used for any outside marketing initiatives.
- Parent/guardian name if a child is under the age of 13
- Child's name
- Child's school/organization code
- Child's grade and teacher
- E-mail address for child or parent/guardian depending on the age of child
- Your choice of password
Other types of information that may be requested are:
- First & Last Name
- Email Address
- Phone number
- Credit Card number, expiration date and security code
We may use your name to customize our site and services.
We may use third party service providers to help us run the activities on our sites. For example, we may use third party services to help us deploy email or to process credit card payments. Those third-party providers are not authorized to use the information they obtain for any purpose other than to fulfill the function which we have asked them to provide.
No Third-Party Advertising
We honor your privacy. Addresses and information provided will not be used for purposes unrelated to the school/organization you are supporting. We will not sell or share your information with other companies. We do not authorize any company to advertise on this site.
Links to Other Sites
We do not link to outside companies or third-party sites. All links contained within this website are pointing to other American Publishers owned web properties.
How We Protect Personal Information
In an effort to prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the correct use of collected information, American Publishers has established appropriate electronic, physical, and managerial procedures secure the information we collect online.
Privacy Notice For California Residents
As stated above, American Publishers collects and processes information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual or household (“personal information”) in connection with use of our programs, services, and in connection with purchases of magazines. In some instances, such as student/participant or school/organization fundraising, we may act as a service provider, processing information on behalf of other organizations for their business or commercial needs.
In other instances where we are collecting information directly from students/participants, schools/organizations, other fundraisers, or purchasers, we collect and process the categories of personal information specified bellow. We also may use, share, or disclose these categories of personal information for one or more of the indicated business or commercial purposes.
(A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers)
To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information, such as fulfilling your orders and verifying your information.
To process your requests, purchases, transactions, and payments.
To send administrative information to you, such as about your account or purchases or respond to your inquiries and requests for information.
To communicate with you and inform you about billing, orders, purchases, returns, services, campaigns, programs, and accounts.
To inform you about our services, products, promotions, events, or other promotional purposes.
To improve your experience with our products and services, such as by personalizing your experience with us.
To process rewards, prizes, and donations, as applicable.
To deliver gift cards or gifts to others in accordance with your instructions.
To perform analytics, quality control, and determine the effectiveness of our websites.
To provide you with support, respond to your inquiries, investigate and address your concerns and monitoring and improve our responses.
To help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our website, products and services, and properties.
To manage and operate our business, fulfill our legal obligations, and develop our website, products, and services.
To comply with applicable law and legal process.
To detect, prevent, or investigate potential security incidents or fraud.
To facilitate the functionality of our websites.
To enforce our terms and conditions.
As described to you when collecting your personal information.
Categories listed in the California Customer Records statute
(A name, signature, address, telephone number, education, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information.)
(Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.)
Internet or similar network activity
(Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement)
I. Right to Know About Personal Information Collected or Disclosed
You have the right to request that American Publishers disclose to you: (1) the categories of your personal information collected; (2) the categories of sources from which your personal information was collected; (3) the categories of your personal information that were sold or disclosed for a business purpose, if any; (4) the categories of third parties to whom your personal information was sold, if any; (5) the business or commercial purpose for collecting and/or selling your personal information; and (6) the categories of third parties with whom we share your personal information. You also have the right to request to receive the specific pieces of your personal information collected by American Publishers to the extent such information is maintained by, and available to, American Publishers.
To submit a request, please go to Contact Us or call email@example.com.
In order to verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information you must verify your identity by matching at least two pieces of Personal Information provided by you during your transactions with us with Personal Information maintained by us, that we have determined to be reliable.
However, if your request involves receiving specific pieces of Personal Information (rather than categories of Personal Information), we must first verify your identity by matching at least three pieces of Personal Information provided by you with Personal Information maintained by either the website operator/retailer or us. Then, you must provide a signed declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose Personal Information is the subject of the request.
We cannot respond to your request to provide any personal information if we cannot verify your identity using the information provided.
In the preceding 12 months, American Publishers has not sold consumer personal information to third parties. American Publishers has disclosed the above categories of consumer personal information, which have been obtained either directly from you, or your contacts (such as friends, colleagues and peers), to the following third parties for a business purpose:
- Service Providers such as Email and cloud service providers, merchant processors, and other third party service providers.
- Magazine publishers for fulfillment of magazine orders
- Product manufacturers and retailers for purpose of fulfilling product and food orders
- Schools and other fundraising organizations and fundraisers
II. Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information
You have the right to request that American Publishers delete personal information that we collected from you as a purchaser and retained, subject to certain exceptions, including the ability to fulfill your orders, and fundraising requests and services, and to comply with our obligations under contract with third parties and/or our contract with you, the fundraiser.
To submit a request, please go to Contact Us or call 1-800-284-9711.
In order to process your request, you must first verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information. If your request relates to non-sensitive information, we can verify your identity by matching at least two data points provided by you with two data points already maintained by us or the third-party retailer with whom we contract with to provide services to you.
However, if your request involves sensitive personal information, we must first verify your identity by matching at least three pieces of Personal Information provided by you with Personal Information maintained by us that we have determined to be reliable. Then, you must provide a signed declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose Personal Information is the subject of the request.
III. Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of Privacy Rights
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. This means that, unless permitted by the CCPA, your exercise of these rights will not result in American Publishers: (1) denying you goods or services; (2) charging you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties; (3) providing you a different level or quality of goods or services; or (4) suggesting that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services. However, please note that we cannot process orders and deliver services if we have to delete certain of your information.
IV. Designating an Authorized Agent
You may use an authorized agent to submit a request to opt-out of the sale of personal information on your behalf if you provide the authorized agent written permission to do so.
If you use an authorized agent to submit a request for additional disclosures described in Section I or a request for deletion described in Section II, he or she must provide their name, email address, phone number, and written permission from you that includes your contact information. We will contact you using the information provided and verify your identity directly with us. We cannot respond to your request to provide additional disclosures or delete any personal information if we cannot verify your identity and the authorized agent’s authority to make the request on your behalf. Written permission is not required if the agent provides proof of power of attorney pursuant to Probate Code sections 4000 to 4465, or you are submitting the request on behalf of your minor child.
Other California Privacy Rights
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our online services that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-284-9711.
Contact for More Information
If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policies and practices, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
This privacy notice was last updated on [September 3, 2020]. American Publishers reserves the right to amend this privacy notice at its discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the updated notice on our website and update the notice’s effective date.