Privacy Policy

    The APAC Forums Privacy Policy

    This Privacy Policy is for you.

    The is committed to protecting your privacy. Because we hate junk email as much as anyone.

    This Privacy Policy tells you why we collect your personal information, what we collect and what we do with it.


    As a visitor to our website: If you are just browsing our website and don’t complete any online form, then we won’t be collecting personal information from you that would enable us to identify you.

    There is information about your computer that is automatically collected by us using ‘cookies’. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. Also this information is used by us for the provision of products and services, to maintain quality of the website and to provide general statistics regarding use of our website. This applies to anyone accessing our website.

    As a member of our website: Membership is free and only members can buy products through our website. The personal information that we ask you to provide is no different from what you would provide when creating a user account for an online auction website, and simply means that you don’t have to keep filling in your details again every time you complete a purchase.

    We collect information that can identify you, such as your e-mail address, name, home, work or postal address or telephone number. Also we might collect demographic information which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites which we may collate and use statistically. We will only collect this information directly from you.


    We do not collect or maintain information from children we know are under the age of 13. No part of our website is structured to attract anyone under the age of 13.

    However we may require members to confirm that they are over 18 at the time of joining.


    We encourage you to read the privacy policy statements of websites you choose to link to from our website. Its important you understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. However we are not responsible for the privacy policy statements or other content on websites outside of The Startup Business webistes.


    Our privacy policy is very clear. We do not sell, rent or lease our customer lists to third parties.

    We collect and use your personal information to operate our website and deliver the services you require from our website.

    Also, we use your personal information to tell you about other products or services available from The APAC Forums.

    We might also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

    In addition, we may share data with trusted partners to help us send you email or postal mail, or provide customer support. All of those third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services for us. Also they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

    We won’t provide your details to anyone else unless compelled or permitted by law. Or required by our professional advisors to complete their services to us, such as for auditing or insurance purposes. Also we will disclose your personal information, without notice, only as necessary for the following reasons…

    • (a) obey the law or comply with legal process served on us.
    • (b) protect and defend the rights or property of
    • (c) act under serious and immediate circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of our website, or the public.

    We do not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. Also we do not collect your credit card number or other financial data about you.


    As with most websites, we use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our services or website.

    A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to save you time. The cookie notifies the web server that you have returned to a specific page. When you return to the same page of the website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved and used by you. If you tick a box asking to remember your password, you are probably activating a cookie. You might not be able to use all of the features of our website if you disable cookies.


    If you are concerned that the information we hold about you needs to be updated, please update your membership details by logging in, or contact us at, setting out what details you would like to have updated.


    We are careful with your personal information and secure it from unauthorized access, use or disclosure to the best of our ability.


    We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in the law, company and customer feedback. Also we encourage you to periodically review these terms to be informed of how we are protecting your information.


    We welcome your feedback. If you believe that we have not adhered to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please contact us at Finally, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.