Effective Date: 30th January 2020
APU Commercial Information Services LLC and its subsidiaries ("APU") want you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you because we respect your concerns about privacy, and we want to maintain your trust.
2. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
3. INFORMATION WE OBTAIN THROUGH COOKIES
4. HOW WE USE COOKIE INFORMATION
Through the Cookies of third party analytics providers, ad networks, and advertisers, we can track your online activities over time and across third party websites, apps and devices, by obtaining information through automated means. This information, along with information we gather when you log in, can be used to understand use across sites and devices to help improve our products, remember your preferences, provide content recommendations, and show you advertisements on APU Site or other third party websites and apps that may be tailored to your individual interests. The information these third parties may obtain on our behalf includes data about your visits to websites and use of apps that serve our advertisements, such as the pages, articles or ads you view and the actions you take on those websites or apps. This data collection takes place both on our sites, apps and emails, and on third party websites and apps.
5. COOKIES WE USE
Below we list the different types of Cookies we may use.
We may use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. To improve your user experience, local shared objects (known as “Flash Cookies”) are employed to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences.
We and our service providers may use Analytics Cookies (or performance cookies) to collect information about your use of the APU website or Access Programs / Subscription Services to help create reports and statistics on the performance of our Services which enable us to improve the way they work. Analytics Cookies collect information such as your IP address, type of device, operating system, referring URLs, country information, date and time of page visits, and pages visited. The information allows us to count our audience size, see the overall patterns of usage of the APU website or Access Programs / Subscription Services.
We and our service providers may use Advertising Cookies to deliver ads that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use Advertising Cookies to customize the advertising and content you receive, to conduct interest-based advertising, to limit the number of times you see the same ad, to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns, and to conduct market research. These Cookies remember what you have looked at or purchased, and may be combined with other information acquired from third parties such as demographics and other marketing segment information, and we may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers, in accordance with applicable law.
Social Networking Cookies
Our products may have social plug-in capabilities which may include Cookies used to allow you to register with or sign in to the APU website or Access Programs / Subscription Services using your social network account, and track both members and non-members of social networks for additional purposes such as behavioural advertising, analytics, and market research.
Further information, including how to opt out
Facebook Social Plugin
6. THIRD PARTY COOKIES
We work with third parties by serving advertisements or providing services, such as providing users with the ability to comment on content, allowing users to share content, customizing content based on usage, or tracking aggregate site usage statistics (including actions taken, and dates and times you access the APU website or Access Programs / Subscription Services). These third parties use their Cookies to collect information on the APU website or Access Programs / Subscription Services and on other websites.
For example, we use analytics services supported by third parties who generate Analytics Cookies on our behalf. We may not have access to these Cookies, although we may use statistical information arising from the Cookies provided by these third parties to customize content and for the other purposes described above. These companies may also transfer this information to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf. Third party advertisers and other organizations may also use their own Cookies to collect information about your activities on the APU website or Access Programs / Subscription Services and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information, which may be combined with other information acquired from third parties such as demographics and other marketing segment information, may be used by them to serve advertisements on the APU website or Access Programs / Subscription Services and third party sites that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to track aggregate usage statistics.
You can learn how to manage cookies in section 7 below. However, we may not control these third party Cookies and their use may be governed by the policies of the third parties employing these Cookies. To learn about these third party Cookies and how to manage them, please refer to the relevant policies on the third party’s website.
7. HOW YOU CAN MANAGE COOKIES
You can stop Cookies from being downloaded to your device from the APU website or Access Programs / Subscription Services at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to change your browser settings to notify you when a Cookie is being set or updated, or to restrict or block certain types or all Cookies.
Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to refine or remove cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple or Google) from sharing certain information obtained by automated means with us.
You can refuse to accept Flash Cookies from us, by using Adobe’s Flash management tools available at http://www.adobe.com/security/flashplayer (it is not possible to manage Flash Cookies at the browser level).
Sections 5 above include links with information on how to opt out of specific Analytics, Advertising, and Social Networking Cookies.
For more information on how to opt out of Advertising Cookies, visit:
Opting out of Advertising Cookies will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; instead it means the ads you will see may not be matched to your interests.
If you make updates to your browser or device settings, or use an online link to opt out of Cookies, those updates apply to the device where you made the changes. Please note that by disabling or blocking any or all Cookies, some features of the APU website or Access Programs / Subscription Services may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to features or personalization available. For example, if you disable or reject Flash Cookies, you may not be able to access certain features such as video content or services that require you to sign in.
8. CONTACT US
Or you may write to: Attention: Privacy - APU Commercial Information Services LLC
Office no:1406, Business Bay, Makani, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Please do not disclose any sensitive Personal Data (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, or trade union membership), social security numbers, or criminal background information when contacting us.