If you apply to become an independent contractor using our site, we require that you provide certain personal information, including your name, email address, phone number, and home address. This information is necessary to process your application and to contact you. When you enter your personal information on our application form, we encrypt it using secure transport layer security (TLS).
After you submit a completed application, you may receive a communication acknowledging our receipt of the application.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from, nor are the Apium Websites and Applications intended for or directed to, children under the age of thirteen. In order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we ask parents to not allow their children under the age of thirteen to provide any personal information on this website. If children under the age of thirteen provide any personal information on our website, their parents or legal guardians should contact us at [email protected] or 916-333-5060 to have this information removed and to unsubscribe their children from any communications from us.
We use the information we collect when you visit different sections of our websites to help make our sites, applications and services more useful to you.
If you are applying to become an independent contractor, your application information will be used and disclosed by us in connection with the application process. The application information can be used to assess your suitability to become an independent contractor for Apium or its affiliated companies, conduct background investigations or verify information about you, conduct statistical evaluations and record keeping, and comply with legal obligations or respond to legal claims.
Your registration information may be used to contact you about features on our sites or to send work-related notifications
We may share your personal information with certain service providers for limited purposes, including but not limited to, facilitating delivery of customer orders, communicating with our independent contractors, enhancing and improving the Apium Websites and Applications, administering or facilitating surveys, enabling access to our partners’ websites and preventing fraud. We may share aggregated demographic and statistical information with these partners. This aggregated demographic and statistical information that we share with these partners is not linked by us to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We reserve the right to retain and disclose your personal information as required to comply with federal, state or local law; to comply with a civil, criminal, or regulatory inquiry, investigation, subpoena, or summons by federal, state, or local authorities; to cooperate with law enforcement agencies concerning conduct or activity that we reasonably and in good faith believe may violate federal, state, or local law; to exercise or defend legal claims; or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to prevent harm or injury. We reserve the right to not disclose to you, and to not delete, personal information where compliance with your request would violate an evidentiary privilege. Nothing herein shall prevent us from providing your personal information to a person covered by an evidentiary privilege as part of a privileged communication. We reserve the right to collect, use, retain, sell or disclose aggregated information regarding our independent contractors. We also reserve the right to collect, use, retain, sell or disclose information regarding our independent contractors that is de-identified. Personal information does not include publicly available information from government records, de-identified or aggregated information, or other information specifically exempted by California law (such as health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and other sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the California Financial Information Privacy Act, and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994).
We may from time to time send you email messages or other forms of communications. You can choose to stop receiving messages from us at any time by following these steps:
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in electronic log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the sites, to track users’ movements around the sites and to enhance the experience of users on our websites.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our sites. A session cookie expires when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies are used to customize the content of certain sections of the websites and enable us to track our users and to enhance the experience on our websites. A persistent cookie remains on your device in association with an Internet browser for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your browser’s “help” feature.
If you reject cookies, you may still use our sites, but your ability to use some areas of our sites will be limited.
We also collect certain technical information from your computer or device each time you request a page during a visit to the Apium Websites and Applications. This information may include your IP address, your computer or device’s operating system, browser type and the address of a referring website, if any. We collect this information to enhance the quality of your experience during your visit to the website.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter certain sensitive information on our independent contractor application forms, we encrypt that information using secure transport layer security (TLS). If your browser is capable of TLS, your personal information will be automatically encrypted, or encoded, before it is sent over the Internet.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. But no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us at [email protected] or 916-333-5060.
In the event Apium or its affiliates go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, sale of all or a portion of its assets, or bankruptcy, your personal information will likely be transferred to a third party as an asset.