Privacy Statement

At American Park Network (APN), we are committed to protecting your privacy. Our systems are designed to provide you with a private, secure means of interacting with us. While we want to provide you with information about activities, destinations, travel, specific trips, merchandise and other offers that are consistent with your needs and interests, it is important to us that you have control over what information is provided to us and how we use it.

Information Collected by

We often ask you to register when you visit, and ask for specific information about or purchase travel packages, when you purchase gear/merchandise, when you request to receive our newsletter and/or special promotions, when you enter contests, or when you ask to receive information on upcoming events or to submit materials. Our registration form may require users to give us contact information (i.e. name and email address) or demographic information (i.e. zip code, age or income level) or special interest/preference information (i.e. hiking, skiing, camping). We may also obtain the same or similar information through personal interest forms and surveys.

When you purchase a trip from APNTripPlanner or purchase gear or other related items from our Marketplace, we, or our e-commerce partners, need to know your name, email address, mailing address, credit card number and expiration date. This allows for the processing and fulfillment of your order and allows APN, or our e-commerce partners, to provide you with any follow-up information and notify you of your booking or purchase order status.

We may also use your contact and/or demographic information to tailor your experience on our site, showing you content that we think might be of interest to you and displaying content according to preferences that you have shown in previous visits.

We may also ask you if you would like to receive special offers or promotions from some of our partners. You may unsubscribe/opt-out at any time from receiving these offers/promotions through an unsubscribe link at the bottom of any such offer/promotion. See section on Data Sharing.

When you enter a contest or other promotion offered by or any of our strategic partners, we may ask for your name, address, email address and demographic information so that we can administer the contest and notify winners.

If you submit a review of equipment or a trip, in addition to other registration information (see above), we may ask you to provide your email address so that others may contact you with questions. You may choose not to have your email address displayed with your review.

We may sometimes collect this or similar information from you off-line when booking travel packages through our call center or if you choose to enter a contest by mail.

We share ONLY aggregate information on our audience with third parties so that they may better understand the overall demographics of people visiting We do not share information about individual visitors with any third party except in the case of sponsored contests as discussed below.

Data Sharing
While APN does not currently share personal information with third parties (except for sponsors as described herein), we do share aggregate information.

If a contest is sponsored by or together with any of's strategic partners, we may share this information with that sponsor. We will not share any information with that sponsor unless you also enter the contest. Any sponsors we partner with will abide by a similar privacy policy. A copy of which will be provided to you upon request. All contest forms are clearly marked on the site.

If you book travel through APNtravel, APN's travel booking service/call center, the information that you provide us with will be shared with third party tour operators and any other involved third party to the extent necessary to successfully fulfill your travel arrangements. We will only show this information if you book a travel with us and only with the tour operator or other service provider that is responsible for fullfillment of your travel. We are not responsible for such third parties' usage of any information provided to them.

In certain instances where you link to our site from selected partner sites, we may be contractually required to share your information with the originating partner site. In such instances, the opt-out policies discussed herein may be inapplicable and you may wish to consult the privacy policy of the originating partner site to understand how they might use your personal information.

Changes/Updates to Customer Information
If you have already registered, you may update your name, email address, zip code and regular address by clicking here. If for any reason you cannot access this page, you may send an email to [email protected] for assistance. In addition, any maintained personally identifiable information not provided in the profile area, or received from individuals who do not have an account, if any, can also be reviewed or updated by contacting us at 212-581-3380. To protect the security and integrity of your information, we will also take steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the user.

In addition, if you do not initially chose to opt-out from additional communications, you have the option to be removed at any time from lists to whom we send communications about and promotions. If you wish to do this at anytime, either click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of these communications or send an email to [email protected].

Protecting Orders
When you book travel with APN or access your account information, we offer use of a secure server. The secure server software encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. All customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.

IP Addresses
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report anonymous, aggregate information to our advertisers and to current and potential strategic partners. does not link your IP address to anything that can personally identify you. This means that your session on will be logged, but that you will remain anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules and policies or to protect our service, site, customers or others.

Cookie Policy
Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to a visitor's computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make web-surfing easier for you by saving your password and preferences while visiting Cookies are used by most sites throughout the Internet.

Cookies allow us to personalize and enhance your experience at They help us store information and minimize your need for re-typing things like your name and billing address; we also use cookies to deliver customized information that relates to your particular outdoor recreation and adventure travel preferences.

Cookies also tell us how and when you use our site. This helps us at determine which areas and products are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to our site are based upon such information.

Except for information collected through third-party sponsored contests, promotions and by advertisers (see below), we do not share cookie-obtained information with any third party. We use outside advertising companies to display ads on our site. Viewing these ads may cause a cookie to be set in your browser. These cookies are used by the advertiser to develop anonymous profiles on your site usage and to provide ads that you might find of interest. You should know that cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad companies - we do not have access to this information and cannot control this process -and are used according to their own privacy and security policies. The use of advertising cookies sent by advertisers is standard in the Internet Industry.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of's site will not function properly or may require you to enter your APN registration information.

Merchandise/Co-Branded Sites
To provide users with access to related information or merchandise, links to the web sites of several other companies. While these sites may look similar to, they are run by separate companies with whom which we may or may not have e-commerce relationships.

APN may receive commissions for purchases that are made by you on these third party sites. APN does not provide personal information to our partners. However, in order to determine these commissions, APN sends tracking numbers to these partners. In return, these partners may let us know what you purchased on their sites. We encourage you to review each partner site's privacy policy prior to providing them with information. APN does not control the usage of any information provided to partner sites. Sale, Trade or Rent of Information to Third Parties does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.

Supplementing Information APN may supplement the information provided by you with information that is received from third parties. We do not share this supplemental information with others.

Third-Party Links As a service to our users, contains links to other sites. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Public Forums may make chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Contacting If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of or your dealings with this site, you can contact [email protected]

Your Consent By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on these pages so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. However, even if there are later changes, we will never use your information in a new way (in a way not described in this current privacy notice) without also providing you a prior opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prevent that new use.

In the event merges with or sells all or substantially all of its assets to another company, your personal information will become the property of the acquiring company, however they will agree to use your personal information consistent with the terms of this privacy policy.