COOKIE POLICY

This cookie statement was last updated on 24 April 2020.

1. Introduction

Our website, https://apec.org 1 (hereinafter: "the website") uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as "cookies"). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged.  

In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website. 

2. What are cookies

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

3. Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on "Accept" or continue to navigate the website, you consent to us using all cookies and plug-ins as described in the pop-up and this cookie statement. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

4. Cookies

4.1 Technical or functional cookies

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website. We may place these cookies without your consent.

4.2 Analytical cookies

We use analytical cookies to optimize the website experience for our users. With these analytical cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place analytical cookies.

4.3 Advertising cookies

We do not use any advertising cookies on this website.

4.4 Social media buttons

On our website we have included buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, AddThis, and LinkedIn to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, AddThis, and LinkedIn. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, AddThis, and LinkedIn themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, AddThis, and LinkedIn are located in the United States. 

5. Your rights with respect to personal data

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
  • Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
  • If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.
  • To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this cookie statement. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority).

6. Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.

7. Communications from Our Website
You do not have to register to use our website. However, if you request information from us, e.g. about a project, internship, publication etc, we may contact you with further information to answer your query.  If you subscribe to our eNewsletter, our service provider will send you an email with the newsletter. If you no longer wish to subscribe to the newsletter, you may opt-out by unsubscribing with the service provider.

8. Legal Disclaimer
The content of the pages of our website is for general information and use only. We may change the content without notice. We do not provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness, or fitness for a particular purpose of any information on our website. You agree that such information may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

We are not liable for your use of any information on our website, which is entirely at your own risk. You are responsible for ensuring the information, services or products available from our website meet your particular requirements.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

9. Log Files
Like most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files.  This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and date/time stamp. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyse trends, administer the website, track users movements around the website and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.

10. Links to Other Websites
Our website contains links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by APEC Secretariat. APEC Secretariat is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites. Please note that this Cookie Policy only applies to information collected by our websites.  

11. Contact Us
For questions and/or comments about our cookie policy and this statement, please contact us at

APEC Secretariat
35 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore, 119616
Email: [email protected] 


1. http://apec.org/ has subsites that are also governed by this cookie policy. They are as follows: