Our Privacy Policy and Communication Guidelines

PRIVACY STATEMENT

  • We collect personal data (name, address, email) and have access to process sensitive information (credit card info) but do not store that data on our system

  • We will use your personal data to send messages related to membership

  • We allow other members, including vendors, to access the personal data for mailings, email messages, etc.

  • APMM Members who search our database will be able to see a member's personal data and can collect this data one member at a time

  • The APMM will NOT sell or trade our member’s personal data at any time

  • The APMM will NOT encourage or promote people outside of our membership rolls to use that personal data but cannot prevent it from happening

  • Members inputting credit card info on our system can be assured of security as it is managed and maintained by our website/membership management company and no one in the APMM staff retains credit card information that is input on our website

COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES


MILE--Members’ Interactive Listserve Exchange


Purpose

The MILE was designed to provide real-time peer-to-peer communication between model makers from around the world. The MILE should be reserved for those situations that require a quick response or solution to technical problems.  Discussions of less than dire situations should be posted in an appropriate Community Forum category.


Since the MILE is not moderated (to maintain the real-time responsiveness), users should exercise caution whenever posting to the MILE. When you “reply” to a post, your response automatically goes out to all subscribers. There is no way, once sent, to retrieve a message that you did not intend to post.

The MILE is not intended to transmit inappropriate topics, links or images. It must not be used for broadcast advertising except where a posted question may elicit a response from a vendor who supplies that item, or a reference to a vendor or supplier. The MILE may not be used to flame list members or transmit otherwise rude and offensive posts. Anyone who persists in such actions will be removed from the MILE subscription at the discretion of the APMM Board and executive director.

Subscribing/Unsubscribing and Use

To subscribe to the MILE:

Login to the website at www.modelmakers.org, then click on Update Member Profile. Go to My Features, then choose E-lists from the dropdown menu.  Subscribe using the email of your choice.


To unsubscribe from the MILE:

If at any time you wish to discontinue your subscription to the MILE list, please unsubscribe by following the link at the bottom of any MILE message.


To post messages to the MILE:

Membership with the APMM must be paid and active in order to post messages to the MILE. It is a privilege of membership. Sending mail to [email protected]elmakers.org  from the email account on your member profile will distribute it to all members of the mailing list. Remember this is a real-time system and your message will go to all subscribers without any further intervention or moderation. 


Members are encouraged to proofread their posts as they are instantly sent to the entire list, and are not reviewed by APMM Office Staff before posting. If you are unsure whether a message should be sent to the entire list, please feel free to send it to [email protected] and we'll be happy to review it for you.


To post a message, you must send the message from an e-mail account that has the EXACT address that you used when subscribing.


If you have questions about this, or are getting messages returned for this reason, please send a message to [email protected] and we will be happy to help.



News & Events Listings


As a member of the APMM, you also have the benefit of posting Company Press Releases, News and Announcements to The Forum's Members Only News and Events section, or by using the website's Send Us Your News! page.


We encourage you to follow this procedure for submitting listings outside of The Forum:
1) Submit the listing to one of the e-mail addresses on our Send Us Your News! page.
2) We will review your posting and contact you with any questions
3) Your posting willbe added to the website or newsletter when approved by the APMM Office


Questions
If at any time you have any questions about the APMM News and Events Listings, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected].


APMM Forums

  • The APMM Forums are designed to provide peer-to-peer communication between model makers from around the world. This includes the discussion of new techniques, product vendors, industry happenings, employment listings, APMM announcements and more.

  • The APMM Forums are not moderated. It is expected that all posts be made in a professional and courteous manner that reflects the professionalism of our organization.

  • The APMM Executive Director and the APMM Board of Directors reserve the right to delete any posts deemed to be inappropriate. The right to permanently ban members from the forums as a result of inappropriate postings is at the sole discretion of the APMM Board of Directors.

  • It is the responsibility of the member to correctly categorize their posts. Proper identification of a post will help the forum become more easily searched as it grows. The Executive Director and Board of Directors reserve the right to re-categorize a post to maintain forum organization.

  • Acknowledgement of Copyright and Credit are the responsibility of the posting member.

  • The forums are not intended to transmit inappropriate topics, links or images. It must not be used for broadcast advertising except where a posted question may elicit a response from a vendor who supplies that item or a reference to a vendor or supplier. APMM Forums may not be used to flame list members or transmit otherwise rude and offensive posts. Anyone who persists in such actions will be removed from the forums at the discretion of the APMM Board and executive director.

  • Membership with the APMM must be paid and active in order to post messages to the forums. It is a privilege of membership.

  • Use of the APMM Forums provides your acknowledgement of, and consent to these policies.