Anonymous User Information
APC may collect some anonymous information each time you visit the APC Web site so we can improve the overall quality of your online experience. We collect your IP address, referral data, and browser and platform type. You do not have to register with APC before we can collect this anonymous information.
The APC Web site does not require you to share information that identifies you personally, such as your name or e-mail address, in order for you to use the APC Web site. Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files to collect and store anonymous user information. APC may analyze the information to examine trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Individual User Information
Third Party Information Gathering
The APC Web site may contain links to other sites on the Web. Please be aware that APC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the APC Web site.
APC may set and access APC or partner cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small data file that a Web site may send to your browser and which may then be stored on your system. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. For the session cookie, once you close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.
The APC Web site may use third party service providers to serve ads and e-mails on our behalf. These companies may use technologies to measure the effectiveness of ads and e-mails and use information about your visits to the APC Web site so that we can provide a better search experience to you. For this purpose, we may also provide these third party service providers anonymous information about your site navigation.
Mergers and Business Transitions
In the event APC goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
We desire to keep you in control of the personal information you provide to us. Accordingly, you can review, correct, change or remove the personal registration information you provide to APC and that APC controls. In order to elect not to receive future communications from us, please contact us.
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use Individually Identifiable Information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users by posting a notice on the APC Web site for 30 days.
Children’s Privacy (Users under the age of 13)
In response to concerns about protecting children’s privacy online, Congress enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), which sets forth rules and procedures governing the ways in which Web sites may collect, use and disclose any personal information for children under the age of 13. In accordance with APC policy and COPPA regulations, we DO NOT: Request or knowingly collect personally identifiable information online or offline contact information from users under 13 years of age; or knowingly use or share personal information from users under 13 years of age with third parties.
It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information given to us or pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately delete the information from our servers.