APC Tips is not intended for adult use only. In addition, it does not knowingly solicit or collect PII from persons under 10 years old. We may delete from the site PII, as well as Posts and other information, from users we believe are under the age of 18.
Principle 1: Information We Collect
You may browse the APC Tips site without providing any personal information that may be used to identify you personally (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”).
If you choose to use our referral program to recommend potential Experts to the site, to tell a friend or others about APC Tips, or send a copy of a question and answer sequence to a friend, you may need to provide your and their email addresses (and possibly their and your names). We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Your friend may contact us at by clicking to request that we remove this information from our database. If you choose to have APC Tips notify you of responses to your questions via text message, you will be asked for your cellular phone number and cellular phone company. Other PII may be requested in certain circumstances or collected on a voluntary basis such as on users’ profile or signature pages.
|As explained in the APC Tips Terms of Service, information provided by you in the content of your questions, answers, and other posts on the Site, in Expert profiles describing your experiences and qualifications, and in signatures attached to postings on the Site (“Posts”) is not private or confidential. This is an Internet-based forum and information submitted in Posts may be read, collected, and used by others, and APC Tips is not responsible for it. For example, search engines may index your questions, answers, and other Posts to allow them to appear in search engine results (e.g. if someone does a search on google.com, your questions, answers, and other Posts on APC Tips that relate to the search may appear in the google.com search results list). Protect your anonymity by not including your real name or any PII in your questions, answers, and other Posts on the Site.|
Principle 2: Log Files
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, gather demographic information, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. We do link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
Principle 3: Links to Third-Party Sites and Use of Third Party Tools
To the extent that links to other Web sites are contained in Posts on the APC Tips site, please note that they are not operated or controlled by APC Tips and APC Tips is not responsible for the privacy practices, security, or content of these third-party sites.
Principle 4: Cookies and Web Beacons
Principle 5: Double Click DART Cookie
Principle 6: Advertising
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
Principle 7: Security
APC Tips strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Principle 8: Updates to This Policy
By visiting APC Tips you are accepting this policy as it may be amended from time to time. Please check the date of this Policy each time you visit to ensure that you are aware of the most current version. If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not use this site. APC Tips reserves the right to update this policy at any time without prior notice.