APROE Privacy Policy

Last Revision Date: July 15, 2021

This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use our Site and tells You about Your privacy rights. By using our Site or the APROE Service Quote Engine, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Although the security of Your Personal Data is very important to Us, no means of storing or sending information by or through mobile devices or over the Internet is 100% secure. While We do use commercially reasonable measures to safeguard Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.



Affiliated” or “Affiliate” means a non-individual Person which controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, another Person. Control, for this purpose, means holding over 50% of the voting equity interests of an entity.

“APROE”, “Us” or “We” means the seller of the Products and Services – Advanced Prototype Engineering LLC, a California limited liability company.

APROE Service Quote Engine” or simply “Engine”, means the online interface, through which you provide all necessary details surrounding the Product or Services You seek, in response to which the Engine produces a Quote for your consideration.

Cookies” are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. Cookies are widely used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones, and other devices. “Cookies” may also refer to other technologies We use, including identifiers associated with Your device, data We may store on your web browser or device, or other software for a similar purpose.

Customer,” “You,” or “Your” means the Person purchasing the parts and/or Services from APROE. 

Party” means either You or APROE.

Payment Platform” means the Third-Party Service (with which We are not Affiliated) We use to process payments You make to Us for Products and Services You purchase.

Person” means an individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, limited partnership, and any other association, profit or nonprofit, and all individuals who hold themselves out to Us as possessing an ability to legally bind the Person to this Agreement.

Personal Data” means any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual, including Usage Data, which may or may not be PII.

Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII” means information that, when used alone or with other relevant data, can identify an individual.

“Product” means the tangible item produced for You as a result of our agreement to provide You with our Services.

Third-Party Service” means Persons other than Us, which We use or pay to perform services related to our Site, facilitate Your payment to Us, to assist Us in analyzing how Our Site is used, to process data for us, or for other services not without Our expertise.

Services” means the services provided by APROE to You, as requested by you through submission on aproe.com, including, but not limited to, waterjet cutting services, machining services, deburring, bending, threading, welding, and finishing.

Site” or “Website” means “aproe.com” and all content appearing in associated landing pages on the Site. When we refer to Your “use” of the Site, we are referring to Your general access to its content, and your interface with our APROE Service Quote Engine.

Social Media” means any third-party social media website or platform through which a user can log in or create an account to use the Social Media service by creating a profile, or posting or reviewing audio-visual content.

Usage Data” refers to data which is collected automatically, either produced in connection with Your use of the Site or from the Site’s infrastructure itself (e.g., which pages You visit, and for how long).

Data we collect from you

  • General. If you place an order with Us through our Site, or email Us, we will have access to your e-mail address, name, and any additional information you choose to provide us. We retain a record of the contents of the order, delivery and billing address information, and any communications You may have had with Our sales people or engineers about Your order. As you browse aproe.com, We know that a user at Your IP address has visited pages on Our Site. We may collect data on what Products, Services and content You browse in order to provide enhanced value to You through personalized email, and to see which Products, Services or content were most useful to You. Other sensitive PII may be collected by Our Payment Platform, and the Payment Platform bears sole responsibility with how it deals with Your PII. For Our Payment Platform’s Privacy Policy, click here.
  • Information You Provide. We collect the personal data you provide when You use our Site or otherwise interact with Us, such as when you contact Us by phone or email. When You purchase our Products or Services, We collect personal data in connection with Your purchase, to include your name, contact information, and shipping details. Our Payment Platform also collects personal information from You, including your credit or debit card number and other information, and account and authentication information.
  • Data About Your Use of the Site and our Products and Services. When You visit our Site, we may collect data about the type of device being used by You, your device’s unique identifier, the IP address of Your device, Your operating system, the type of Internet browser you use, usage information, diagnostic information, and location information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices on which You access our Products, Services or content. Where available, We may use your IP address and other technologies to determine a device’s approximate location, which may allow Us to improve Our Products and Services.

How We Use Your Personal Data

Principally, we use Your Personal Data to communicate with You, to develop and improve our Products and Services, to tailor announcements and advertisements for You, and to Protect Us and our Customers. Subject to your ability to opt out, or with your prior consent (depending upon the context), We may use Your Personal Data in any of the following ways:

  • To Communicate With You.
    • To appropriately respond to Your requests when You contact Us.
    • To communicate with You about orders You have placed, when technical questions arise concerning the successful completion of your job, when shipping is expected, or when an order is ready for local pickup.
    • To provide You with news, special offers or information about other Products or Services We may offer based on Your prior purchases, inquiries or communications You have had with Us.
    • To notify You when a payment is due.
    • To personalize Your experience with our Site, Products and Services.
    • To notify You if We think Your privacy has been compromised, if it is plausible to do so.
    • To send You marketing communications with respect to Our Products and Services.
    • To notify You of changes in our Terms and Conditions or this Privacy Policy (though We are not obligated to do so).
  • To Develop, Improve, and Offer Our Products and Services.
    • To help Us develop, improve and offer Our Products and Services.
    • To help Us with our marketing and advertising (e.g., data analysis, research and auditing).
    • To facilitate a promotion We may offer, the promotion may have its own unique rules, which you should read carefully.
  • For Protection and Security.
    • To assist Us in verifying user activity.
    • To discover or monitor violations of Our Terms and Conditions or this Privacy Policy.
    • To monitor suspicious or potentially illegal or fraudulent activity.
    • To help ensure the safety of Our Products and Services.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

We may disclose Your Personal Data for any of the following reasons:

  • Law Enforcement. In our good faith belief that We are required to do so in response to legal process or other requests by federal, state or local authorities.
  • General Legal. In our good faith belief that We need to in order to protect Ourselves against liability or claims, defend Our rights or assets, or to satisfy a legal obligation.
  • Safety or Wrongdoing. To protect Your safety or the public in general, or to stop, prevent or investigate wrongdoing with respect to the use of Our Site.
  • Strategic Partners. We may make certain Personal Data available to strategic partners who work with Us to help us provide our Products and Services or to help Us market to Our Customers. Personal Data will only be shared by Us with these companies in order to provide or improve our Products, Services, and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their own marketing purposes without Your prior express consent.
  • Business Transaction. In connection with a merger, reorganization, acquisition, equity, asset purchase or sale, or financing transaction with which We are involved. In such a case, different privacy policies may apply to Your Personal Data.
  • Service Providers.We may share Your Personal Data with Third-Party Services, to monitor and analyze the use of our Site, to contact You, or for payment processing.
  • Social Media. If You interact with other users or register through a Social Media service, Your contacts on that service may see Your name, profile, any audio-visual content you post, and a description of Your activity on the service. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of Your activity, communicate with You and view Your profile.


Our Site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics makes use of Cookies which allow an analysis of Your use of Our Website. Google uses the information for the purpose of analyzing Your use of Our Site, to compose reports on the activities on our Site and to provide further services to Us relating to the use of the Website and the Internet.

How Long do We Keep Your Personal Data?

We will retain Your Personal Data only as long as necessary for the purposes set forth in our Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy. Certain information, such as email addresses, we may retain in perpetuity. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when necessary to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Site, or when legally obligated to retain this information for a longer period of time.

Payments Made to Us

We do not store or collect any information regarding how you make payments for our Products or Services. We use a third-party Payment Platform. Your payment information is provided directly to Our Payment Platform, whose use of Your personal information is governed by their privacy policy. We have no control over, nor liability for, how your Personal Data is handled and stored by Our Payment Platform.


We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track activity on Our Site and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze Our Site. Cookies permit Us to give Our Site a pleasant appearance and to permit You to effectively use certain features. Most of the Cookies We use will usually be erased from Your device immediately after Your browser session on Our Site ends (these are so-called “session cookies”). But there are other Cookies which remain saved to your computer’s hard drive and permit Us to recognize Your computer when You visit our Site again (these are referred to as “persistent cookies”). It is these persistent Cookies which allow Us to make Our Site more user-friendly, effective and safe. It is due to Cookies that We can tailor the Site’s webpages to display content peculiarly suited to You and your demonstrated preferences. Persistent Cookies are erased automatically after one year. You permit use of such Cookies by using the Site, which constitutes your agreement to be bound by our Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy.

The Site also Uses Cookies to distinguish You from other users. We may use a Cookie file, which is stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer and/or your mobile telephone device, to obtain information about Your general internet usage. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s and/or mobile telephone device’s hard drive. They help Us to improve the Site and Our Products and Services, and to provide You with a more personalized experience.

In particular, Cookies permit us to:

  • Recognize You when you return to the Site.
  • Store information about Your preferences so that we might tailor the Site and/or our Services to your particular interests.
  • Estimate our user numbers and usage patterns.
  • Perform analytics.
  • To continually improve our Products and Services

Blocking Cookies

Of course, you can always block Cookies. You do this by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. But please understand that if you do this, You may be unable to access certain parts or functionalities of the Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, Our system will issue Cookies when You log on to the Site and/or use the APROE Service Quote Engine or other features. The help function in the menu of most browsers explains how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies, how to signal to your browser about the reception of a new cookie and also, how you can erase all collected cookies as well as how to block all future ones.

Your mobile device may give you the ability to opt out of the use of information about the apps you use in order to serve you ads that are targeted to your interests. You can also stop the collection of location information from Your mobile device by changing the preferences on your mobile device.

Children’s Privacy

Our Site and Our Products and Services are not targeted to anyone under the age of 13. 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 child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We will take immediate steps to remove that information from wherever We have it stored. We also may limit how We collect, use, and store some of the information of users between 13 and 18 years old. In some cases, this means We will be unable to provide certain functionality of the Service to these users.


  • Headings. Headings are purely for your Convenience, and in no way suggest the entirety of content contained under a certain heading title.
  • Severability. If a court or arbitrator determines that a provision in this Privacy Policy is invalid or not enforceable, that determination will affect only that provision. The provision will be modified only to the extent needed to make it valid and enforceable. The rest of the Privacy Policy will be unaffected.
  • Governing Law. This Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of the State of California, conflict of laws provisions notwithstanding.
  • Links to Other Websites. We may have hyperlinks to other websites not operated by or Affiliated with Us. If you click on such links, you will be taken to a third party’s site, which may have a different privacy policy. You are strongly encouraged to review the privacy policies of any website 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.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy occasionally. If we do, We will notify You by posting the new Privacy Policy here, and updating the “Last Revised” date at the top of the Policy. We may, but are not obligated to, notify of revisions via email and/or by posting a notice on Our Site. You should review this Privacy Policy frequently to ensure you are aware of the latest version that applies to You. Any revisions are effective upon posting.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us by email at info@aproe.com.