Privacy

At APC Tips the privacy of our visitors is very important to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by APC Tips and how it is used.

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.

Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

If a user decides to take advantage of third-party tools, including but not limited to, Remote Desktop applications, such user agrees that any third-party software acquired, installed or used during the Remote Desktop session will be licensed by the user and such user must accept any terms of use of such third-party tool, including any third-party privacy policy. APC Tips is not responsible for any use or misuse of such third-party tool.

Principle 4: Cookies and Web Beacons

APC Tips does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser, cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by APC Tips and our partners such as our partners, affiliates, or analytic or service providers including customer service providers type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

Principle 5: Double Click DART Cookie

Google, as a first party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on site.  Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to APC Tips other sites on the Internet.
Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include:

Principle 6: Advertising

We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as JavaScript, Web Beacons or  cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.  If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads. Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads.  You will continue to receive generic ads. APC Tips has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. APC Tips privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

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.

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