PRIVACY STATEMENT

PrivacyThe Asia Pacific School of Business or its affiliates and Research Institute, College (Department) Campus or Dispatch agency (the “APSB” or “we” or “us”) owns and operates several websites, including www.apsb.edu.ky and www.apsb.edu.hk and www.apsb.edu.mm and www.apsb.ac.cn and www.asiapacific.edu.np. The APSB is committed to protecting the privacy of students, parents, educators and others who use our websites services and products (the “Services”). The APSB operates on a global basis and is subject to a variety of legal requirements which affect how we treat your personal data and information and respect your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how your personal data and information may be collected through the APSB’s Services and how it is used, disclosed and transferred.


Effective 03/22/1996
Last updated: 10 July 2021
* The new version of privacy is revised to comply with the "K-12 School Service Provider Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy" version "An updated version of the Student Privacy Pledge – Pledge 2020" related policies.

* Revise the new version of privacy to comply with the relevant policies of the European Union Privacy and Data Security Act..


Introduction

The Asia Pacific School of Business holds itself to high standards in handling and processing personal information. The statement outlined below establishes the boundaries of what The Asia Pacific School of Business processes and what you, as our Student and the data subject ("users"), are entitled to. This Privacy Statement applies when you use our features and services ("Services"). Additionally, we have a Cookie Policy for use of our website.

The Asia Pacific School of Business operates around the world and has adopted English as the controlling language of this Privacy Statement. Additional translations are provided for convenience. You may switch to other languages by using the language selection button at the bottom of the webpage.

This privacy statement applies to all services provided on websites owned or owned by The Asia Pacific School of Business, as well as digital or physical services directly provided by The Asia Pacific School of Business. For specific programs, products, or services provided by The Asia Pacific School of Business’s cooperative partners (such as Microsoft, Google), service-specific personal privacy policies may supersede this privacy statement and be subject to it, or be included in relevant sections Supplement this privacy statement.

Cookies

Effective 5/22/2018
Last updated: September 2020

The Asia Pacific School of Business websites and certain online services may use cookies, which are files that are placed on your device to enable data collection. If you opt-in to our use of cookies, we will use the information collected by cookies to better understand how you navigate our website and to assess your engagement, to remember customized settings and preferences, such as your language choice. All cookies will expire in 360 days from the day you visit The Asia Pacific School of Business websites. After you have opted-in to our use of cookies, you can disable cookies by modifying settings in your browser. If you choose to do so, some functionalities that are dependent on cookies may not function properly.

Where any information we collect through cookies qualifies as personal data, our Privacy Statement applies to the collection and use of that data. Please review this Cookie Policy and our Privacy Statement carefully.

The following categories are defined by ICC UK Cookie guide.

Category 1. Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as payment services or account authorization, cannot be provided. This category of cookies cannot be disabled. The table below provides more information on these cookies.

To improve your experience on our site, we may use cookies. A cookie is a packet of data that a website places on your computer to identify you as a visitor to that website and remember your preferences. Cookies do not contain personally identifying information about you.

You may refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your web browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Cookie Name

Source

Purpose

XSRF-TOKEN/
_csrf_token

APSB+.

This cookie is used to help with site security in preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.

apno_web40/ apnodemo_session
rma_session/ aravel_session/
apsb+_community_session
event_session/ payment_session/ project_management_session/ recruiting_system_session/ PHPSESSID/ apsb_accounts_session/ payment_session

APSB+

These cookies are used to maintain the state of the connection between The Asia Pacific School of Business web servers and your computer, enabling you to move between web pages on The Asia Pacific School of Business websites.

__stripe_sid/ _stripe_mid

Microsoft, Inc.

These cookies are used for processing payment and to aid in fraud detection.

backup_project_id/
backup_token/
fullname/
stoken/
a_id_token/
a_oauth_access_token/
_last_region/

Synology, Inc.

These cookies are used to remember identification and preferences of a visitor on Synology C2 websites.

NID

Google LLC

This cookie is set by Google reCAPTCHA, which is used for spam protection when you view a page containing a form.

 

Category 2. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. This category of cookies can be disabled by changing your cookie preferences. The table below provides more information about these cookies.

Cookie Name

Source

Purpose

_ga/ _gtm/ _gid /
_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn

Microsoft LLC

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use The Asia Pacific School of Business websites. We use the information to help us improve websites through the collection of anonymized information (e.g., number of visitors to website)

Only applicable to faculty, staff and student post office system (including but not limited to Microsoft education software cluster)

 

Category 3. Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have to parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to keep track of which notices you have already viewed to avoid repetition. The information these cookies collect will not personally identify you and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. This category of cookies can be disabled by changing your cookie preferences. The table below provides more information about these cookies.

Cookie Name

Source

Purpose

language/
********_community_language

APSB+, Microsoft and

Google

These cookies are used for remembering your language preference on The Asia Pacific School of Business websites. And related educational products provided by Microsoft and Google

_Teams

Microsoft, Inc.

This cookie is used for storing user's personal customization when using Teams.

 

Category 4. Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help to measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization. For example, in our remarketing or retargeting campaigns, we will serve targeted ads to you after you have visited or taken action on our website. In terms of technical execution, remarketing is the process of using a JavaScript tag to place a cookie in your browser. The cookie then informs a remarketing platform to serve specific display ads through an ad exchange, based on the pages or products you have engaged with or searched for on our website or app. This category of cookies can be disabled by changing your cookie preferences. The table below provides more information about these cookies.

Cookies you may see if you browse our site

Types of cookie

Three types of cookie may be used during your visit to our websites:

  • Session or temporary cookies that are deleted after each visit. These cookies help us monitor visitors' movement from page to page. We can ensure any choices you make and/or details you submit are 'remembered' as you navigate the site.
  • Persistent cookies that are valid across visits. They help our websites remember you as a user each time you use the same computer to revisit us.
  • Third-party cookies that are used by our partners, or are used by external content from other third-party websites within our website. These include sites such as Facebook and Twitter, whose cookie usage policy you can view on their own websites.

Cookie categories

We have listed cookies used on The Asia Pacific School of Business websites based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:

  • Strictly necessary - these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our sites and use their features. e.g. accessing secure areas of the website.
  • Performance - these cookies collect information about how visitors use our websites in order to improve them. For example, they tell us which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from any of our pages. All of the information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous – it does not identify individual visitors.
  • Functionality - these cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make. e.g. your user name, and search and browser preferences. And provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  • Targeting - these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

Cookies you may see without signing in

Site Cookie Name Nature and Purpose Category Expires
APSB+ APSB+FULLSIZE This cookie remembers that you want to view the APSB website formatted for a desktop or laptop computer. Strictly Necessary Persistent
  APSB+MOBILE This cookie remembers that you want to view the APSB website formatted for a mobile device. Strictly Necessary Persistent
  apsb_cookie_policy This cookie is used to control the display of our cookie banner when you visit our site. Strictly Necessary Persistent
  has_js This cookie checks whether your browser has javascript enabled. Strictly Necessary Session
 

SESS* ASPSESSIONID*

NSC_*

These cookies are a 'session cookie' which tells us that you are actively visiting our site and expires when you close your browser. Strictly Necessary Session
  contactX2FAQ     Session
  X1REDIRECTOR     Session
  VLE This cookie is used to identify returning visitors to our site who are already known to us.  This does not capture any identifying individual data. Performance Persistent
APSB+ Search jsessionid:search-ui.public#11000 This cookie tells us which version of search you are using and ensures the relevant results are displayed. The cookie expires when you close your browser. Strictly Necessary Session
  userPreferences This cookie enables us to remember your search preferences and expires when you close your browser. Functionality Session
Online Prospectus Country This cookie is used to remember when a country of residence is selected and show relevant content in the study section of our website. Functionality Session
  GD This cookie is used to understand and remember international visitors. Functionality Persistent
APSB+ Learn olePageState oleTabsCycle ouTabs These cookies are used to control the content displayed in the column on the right hand side of the page. They expire when you close your browser. Functionality Session
  oleTagCloudView This cookie is used to remember whether to show the 'tag cloud' as an animation or as a list, and expires when you close your browser.   Functionality Session
APSB+ Learn Search jsessionid:search-ui.olespace#11000 This cookie tells us which version of search you are using and ensures the relevant results are displayed. The cookie expires when you close your browser. Strictly Necessary Session
  userPreferences This cookie enables us to remember your search preferences and expires when you close your browser. Functionality Session

APSB+ Learn LearningSpace

LabSpace

MOODLEID_ol MOODLEID_ This cookie is used to identify a logged in user. Strictly Necessary Persistent
  MoodleSessionol MoodleSession This cookie is a 'session cookie' which tells us that you are signed in and actively visiting our site. It expires when you close your browser. Strictly Necessary Session
  MoodleSessionTestol MoodleSessionTest These cookies are used by the tools embedded in the site such as Compendium, FlashVlog and FlashMeeting Functionality Session
Podcast PHPSESSID This cookie is a 'session cookie' which tells us that you are actively visiting our site and expires when you close your browser. Functionality Session
  jwplayer.volume This cookie is a 'session cookie' which remembers your volume settings on our podcast site and expires when you close your browser. Functionality Session
  jwplayer.mute This cookie is a 'session cookie' which remembers whether volume is muted on our podcast site and expires when you close your browser. Functionality Session
Stadium PHPSESSID This cookie is a 'session cookie' which tells us that you are actively visiting our site and expires when you close your browser. Functionality Session

Cookies generated by embedded third party content on our site

Site Cookie Name Nature and Purpose More information
Addthis Bt
di
dt
loc
psc
uid
uit
uvc
_atuvc
Our website contains 'Share' buttons to enable visitors to easily share content via email and social websites. When content is shared, AddThis sets cookies to capture visitors sharing preferences for analytics purposes. website. AddThis Privacy policy
YouTube HSID
PREF
SID
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Some of the pages on our website contain videos from our YouTube channel which are embedded on the page. When a page containing a YouTube video is accessed, cookies are set by YouTube. Google Policies and Principles
DCM
DSID
__gads
IDE
.DDMMUI-PROFILE
1P_JAR
APISID
CONSENT
HSID
NID
OGPC
SAPISID
SID
SIDCC
SSID
XSRF-TOKEN
To track on site conversions across all media channels. To build audiences from users who have been to The Asia Pacific School of Business website allowing us to serve relevant advertisements via a DV360 (Display programmatic) account. Cookie based tracking technology. 

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Opt out of Google
Mediamath
HRL8
mt_misc
mt_mop
uuid
uuidc
bs_mop_u3s
To track conversions, build audiences from users who have been to The Asia Pacific School of Business website and serve relevant advertisements via Mediamath’s (Display programmatic) account. Cookie based tracking technology. 

Privacy Policy

MediaIQ - DV360   To build audiences from users who have been to The Asia Pacific School of Business website and serve relevant advertisements via MIQ's DV360 (Display programmatic) account. Cookie based tracking technology. 
MediaIQ
 
DV360 – Google
MediaIQ - Appnexus
audience
frqcap-0
user-0
anj
icu
usersync
uuid2
To build audiences from users who have been to The Asia Pacific School of Business website and serve relevant advertisements via Appnexus' DV360 (Display programmatic) account. Cookie based tracking technology. 
MediaIQ
Appnexus
Bing
ANON
SRCHUSR
SRCHUID
SRCHD
NAP
MUID
To track onsite conversions and build audiences of users who have been to The Asia Pacific School of Business website and to serve relevant advertisements via Bing. Cookie based tracking technology.

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DBM
DSID
__gads
IDE
.DDMMUI-PROFILE
1P_JAR
APISID
CONSENT
HSID
NID
OGPC
SAPISID
SID
SIDCC
SSID
XSRF-TOKEN
To build audiences from users who have been to The Asia Pacific School of Business website and to serve relevant advertisements across Google products and partners

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Opt out of Google
Facebook
act
c_user
xs
pl
sb
datr
spin
fr
wd

Our website contains Facebook 'Like' buttons to enable visitors to the site to indicate content they 'Like'. When content is 'Liked', Facebooks sets cookies. We also use a Facebook pixel to help serve you relevant APSB+ content on Facebook/Instagram, gain audience insights and build new audiences based on current user behaviour.  Further information can be found on the Facebook website.

To build audiences from users who have been to The Asia Pacific School of Business website, serve relevant advertisements or exclude users from irrelevant advertisements via Facebook manager. We will serve ads on both Facebook and Instagram using the information gathered within these cookies. Cookie based tracking technology, also utilising the user's persisitentID as a Facebook user. 

 

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Flashtalking   To track onsite conversions and build audiences of users who have been to The Asia Pacific School of Business website to serve relevant advertisements using Flashtalking's DCO technology. Cookie based tracking technology

Privacy Policy

Opt out of Flashtalking

Snapchat sc_at To build audiences from user's who have been to The Asia Pacific School of Business website to serve relevant advertisements via Snapchat. Cookie based tracking technology

Privacy Policy

Opt out of Snapchat
Twitter _twitter_sess
guest_id
k
pid

Cookies are set by Twitter when you load any of our pages that include a list of ‘Latest Tweets’. We also use a Twitter pixel across the site to help serve you relevant APSB+ content on Twitter, gain audience insights and build new audiences based on current user behaviour. Further information can be found on the Twitter website.

To track onsite conversions and build audiences of users who have been to The Asia Pacific School of Business website and to serve relevant advertisements via Twitter. Cookie based tracking technology.

Twitter privacy policy

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Google AdWords   To track onsite conversions and build audiences of users who have been to The Asia Pacific School of Business website and to serve relevant advertisements via AdWords. Cookie based tracking technology.

Privacy Policy

Opt out of Google AdWords

Google Maps NNID
PREF
Some of the pages on our website contain maps from Google Maps which are embedded on the page. When a page containing a Google Maps is accessed, cookies are set by Google. Google Privacy policy
LinkedIn   To track onsite conversions and build audiences of users who have been to The Asia Pacific School of Business website and to serve relevant advertisements via LinkedIn. Cookie based tracking technology.

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LiveChat __livechat
__livechat_lastvisit
common_iwcs_0
main_window_timestamp
main_window_timestamp_0
incap_ses_
__lc.visitor_id
lc_window_state
notification[predicted_agent]
autoinvite_callback
__livechat
common_iwcs_0
notification[new_messages]
recent_window
3rdparty
message_text
SERVERID_L
secret_token_LICENCENUMBER
amplitude
LiveChat_offlineform
LiveChat
Some of the pages on our website include an option for you to chat with one of our advisers. If you choose to chat with us, cookies are set by LiveChat. Livechat privacy policy
APSB+ (Qualtrics)

QST   

QSI_S_{ZoneID}

QSI_SI_<id>_intercept

QSIPopUnder_PopUnderTarget_SI_<id>

QSI_HistorySession

Survey ID with value j:{“dc:”jfe2”}

<surveyid><statedata>-reloadSession

A hash of the url that may be appended with ‘-singleReload’ with value FS_12345678~jfe2
These cookies allow us to gather user feedback and limit the number and frequency of surveys visitors see.  

Cookies we use to track visits to our site

Site Cookie Name Nature and Purpose Category Expires
APSB+ (Adobe Analytics) s_cc This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code to determine if cookies are enabled (simply set to "True") - 
only one cookie for all accounts
Performance Session
  s_sq This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code when the ClickMap functionality and the Activity Map functionality are enabled. It contains information about the previous link that was clicked on by the user - 
only one cookie for all accounts
Performance Session
  s_vi Unique visitor ID time/date stamp - this cookie is used to identify a unique visitor Performance Persistent
  s_fid Fallback unique visitor ID time/date stamp. This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor if the standard s_vi cookie is unavailable due to third-party cookie restrictions. Not used for implementations that use first-party cookies. Performance Persistent
APSB+ (Digital Analytix by comScore) ns_cookietest This cookie is used to confirm that your browser is able to accept cookies and expires when you close your browser. Performance Session
  ns_session This cookie is a 'session cookie' which tells us that you are actively visiting our site and expires when you close your browser. Performance Session
  c1 This cookie tracks visits across multiple sites within the OU’s online remit. For example, users moving from the main the site to our APSB+Learn site. Performance Persistent
  s1 This cookie is used to identify returning visitors to our site without identifying individual visitors. Performance Persistent
  UID/UIDR Set on the root of *.scorecardresearch.com. These cookies are used in combination with embedded code gather information regarding visitor activity on OU sites. The data gathered is sent to comScore for analysis and reporting. The OU uses this information to help improve the services it provides to its users. Performance Persistent
APSB+ (Scorecard Research by comScore) UID/UIDR Set on the root of *.scorecardresearch.com. These cookies are used to collect anonymous data on the traffic and engagement for the site. They provide a competitive context of their performance versus the market.

Data collected by ScorecardResearch is only used in an aggregated form.

For more information about how comScore use this data, please visit the ScorecardResearch Privacy Policy.

Opt-out of ScoreCard Research cookies.

Performance Persistent
APSB+  (Google Analytics) __utmc Some sections of our website use Google Analytics. These cookies allow us to understand how often users visit our site, how long they spend there, and the pages they interact with. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. Performance Session
  __utma __utmb __utmz Some sections of our website use Google Analytics. These cookies allow us to understand how often users visit our site, how long they spend there, and the pages they interact with. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

Opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.

Performance Persistent
DoubleClick by Google ld Google uses these cookies to improve your online experience, while tracking ad response rates to improve the effectiveness of online advertising on external websites Performance Persistent
APSB+  (Pardot) visitor_id Some sections of our website use Pardot. These cookies allow us to understand how often users visit our site, how long they spend there, the pages they interact with. It also tells us how they arrived on the site. Performance Persistent
  pi_opt_in Some sections of our website use Pardot. We use this cookie to comply with the Do Not Track initiative. Performance Persistent
APSB+ (Crazy Egg) is_returning Some sections of our website use Crazy Egg. These cookies allow us to understand how arrive on and interact with out site. Performance Persistent
APSB+  (Optimizely) optimizelyEndUserId
optimizelyBuckets
optimizelySegments
optimizelyRedirect
optimizelyPendingLogEvents
Some sections of our website use Optimizely. These cookies allow us to test different types of content and presentation to a subset of visitors to the site. Performance Persistent

Cookies you may see if signed in

Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you will not be able to sign in to secure areas of our website. Without these cookies, services you've asked for can't be provided.

Site Cookie Name Nature and Purpose Category Expires
APSB+ Log in SAMS2session
SAMSsession
This cookie is used to identify a logged in user. Strictly Necessary Session
  SAMS001C This cookie is used to remember the pages prior to logging in so that a user can return to the appropriate page after log in. Functionality Temporary
  HS7BDF This cookie is used by the APSB+ header to display the name of a logged in user. Functionality Session
  SAMSReset
SAMSReset3
These cookies are used whilst resetting your APSB+ password. They expire after the reset is complete. Strictly Necessary Temporary
  APSB+ PERSIST APSB+ Log in persistent cookie Not used Persistent
Student Home IOEMENU This cookie is used to ensure you are presented with the correct course information in StudentHome Strictly Necessary Session
  ASPSESSIONID* This cookie is used when editing your profile page in StudentHome Strictly Necessary Session
Ceremonies HTTP_O1GK
_CEREMONY_CODE
This cookie is used to remember the location of a graduation ceremony selected by a user on the ceremonies section of our website. Functionality Session
APSB+ Virtual Learning Environment MoodleSessionlearn2 MoodleSessionlearn1   Strictly Necessary Session

Cookies we use for marketing purposes

We use advertising related cookies on our site.

DoubleClick uses cookie IDs to show adverts relevant to a visitors interests and browsing behaviour. They are also used to limit the number of times someone sees an advert, and helps to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. They remember that a browser visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Cookie IDs also allow DoubleClick to log conversions related to ad requests. DoubleClick cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information about the internet user. Sometimes the cookie contains an additional identifier that is similar in appearance to the cookie ID. This identifier is used to identify an ad campaign to which a user was exposed previously. No personally identifiable information is stored by DoubleClick in the cookie.

If you would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit the your online choices website.

 

How do I refuse my consent to the use of cookies?

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your device, you can adjust the setting of your browser to reject the setting of all or some cookies, and to alert you when a new cookie is added. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser help documentation. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of our sites.

If you want to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the sites from placing further cookies on your device unless you adjust your browser setting as described above.

For more information on the development of user-profiles and the use of targeting and advertising cookies, please see www.youronlinechoices.eu if you are located in Europe, or www.aboutads.info/choices if in the United States.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, you can find the most relevant contact details in our Privacy Statement

Hyperlinks

External sites that are linked from The Asia Pacific School of Business website are generally not under our control or responsibility and you are advised to inform yourself of the privacy statements of those external sites.

Re-targeting

The University may use re-targeting to reach people who previously visited our website, to match the right advertisement to the right person. Google, Facebook and other internet based advertising companies serve our advertisements across the internet. These third parties use the cookies from users' browsers to serve advertisements based on the user's web preferences and usage patterns. If you have a cookie from our website stored on your computer, you may see our advertisements as you browse other sites.

If you would like to know more or opt out from third parties' use of cookies to serve you advertising messages, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative  website. If you click this link, please be patient while the website generates the list of vendors who are using cookies on your browser.

Privacy information

Some of our online forms may require you to provide contact details and other personal information. We require these details in order to process and respond to your request, and for the general purposes set out in the University’s Privacy Policy and Management Plan. If we intend to use the information for other purposes, these will be stated on the form.

Personal information collected by the University will be stored and used in accordance with the University's Privacy Policy and Management Plan.

Retention of personal data

The Asia Pacific School of Business keeps your personal data for only as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or as otherwise permitted under applicable law (for example, information relating to a contract with you may be kept for the lifetime of the contract and up to ten years after). After this period, it will be deleted or in some cases anonymised. 

Your rights, questions or comments regarding the Privacy Policy, and how to edit, delete or access your personal data

We reserve the right, at our discrection, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of our Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes we make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page with an updated revision date. Therefore, you should review this page for updates whenever you access this or any other APSB website, and you may be requested to opt in to this Privacy Policy again even if you have visited the page before.

You may have the right to ask for access to any personal data that we hold about you (or your child) in our records. You may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. The APSB will assist you with your request, including any request to edit, delete or restrict the use of your personal data and information, in accordance with the applicable law. Please click here to submit your request about the personal data the APSB holds about you (or your child). In order to respond to your request, we may require details by which the APSB can identify you. We use a secure portal for these requests.

You may also have the right to complain to a Your country or region Data Protection Authority if you think we have processed your personal data in a manner which is unlawful or breaches your rights.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy please contact the Data Protection Officer on privacy@apsb.edu.ky.

Collection of personal data

“Personal data” is any data or information that personally identifies a person or that, together with any other available data, makes any person identifiable to another. 

Some of the APSB’s Services do not require any personal data from you.  However, in many cases, the APSB may require personal data directly from you when accessing and/or using the Services.  It is voluntary and up to you whether to provide the personal data requested by us. We will indicate whether the information we have requested is required.  However, if you do choose not to give us certain information, you may be unable to access or use certain features or areas of our websites and Services or we may be unable to provide certain Services to you.

The type of personal data you will be asked to provide depends on the type of Service you use. Personal data may include, without limitation, your name, address, email address, phone numbers, exam/assessment results, language proficiency, date of birth, education records, and free and reduced-cost lunch eligibility status. In some cases, the APSB may collect financial information, such as bank details and credit card information, as well as travel information (including passport or contact information for next of kin).

The APSB may also collect sensitive personal data such as gender, race/ethnic origin, information related to criminal convictions, medical or other information regarding disabilities or other conditions requiring assessment accommodations. Sensitive personal data will not be collected unless it is for a legitimate purpose and unless you have given express and unambiguous consent.

Special Considerations for Children or Students who are Minors

The APSB has special concerns about the privacy of all APSB students or children who access our website, but in particular those who are under the age of 13 or who are over the age of 13 but are minors, i.e. under the age of majority (in many jurisdictions, this age is 18). Because the age of majority and consent can vary depending on a student user’s country of residence, the APSB has adopted this age (18) as a uniform requirement. In other words, consent from both the student and parent or legal guardian may be required in order for users under 18 years of age to use some of the APSB’s Services.

With respect to children under the age of 13: We do not knowingly collect, maintain or use personal data from anyone under the age of 13 through the Services. If you are under the age of 13, you are not allowed to subscribe to any of the Services or to create an account without the permission of your parent, guardian or teacher. Please do not submit any personal data or information about yourself to us. If a child whom we know to be under age 13 sends personal data or information to us online through the Services, we will only use that information to respond directly to that child, notify his or her parents, or seek parental consent.

With respect to children age 13 or older but under 18: For these users of certain Services, the APSB may also require 1) additional affirmative, opt-in consent of the users and 2) parental consent if the users of those Services are under the age of 18. Parents/guardians may be asked to provide consent by email, text message or any other method permitted under local applicable law for their children to use the Services. Any personal data we collect from parents giving parental consent will be treated the same as personal data collected from any other user of the APSB’s Services and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Special Considerations for Personal Data Provided by APSB Teachers, Coordinators, School Administrators and Other Third Parties

For some Services, APSB coordinators, teachers and school administrators may submit personal data about APSB students to the APSB’s Services (e.g. registration for APSB diploma programme exams on the APSB+ Online Service). For such Services, the APSB does not have a direct relationship with the individuals (e.g. students) whose personal data may be processed in connection with providing the Services. In these circumstances, the APSB coordinators, teachers, and/or school administrators are responsible for ensuring that any such sharing or transfer of personal data to the APSB is done accordance with applicable local law and without violating any privacy or data protection rights of any individuals, including, without limitation, providing appropriate notice to the individuals and obtaining any required consents. APSB acknowledges that personal data and information provided to it by employees or agents of schools for certain Services may be protected under local applicable laws.

As a parent, you should consult your school's policy for more information about the ability of APSB coordinators, teachers and school administrators to provide personal data or consent on behalf of parents and students.

As an APSB coordinator, teacher or school administrator, you hereby confirm that you have authority to consent and/or provide personal data on behalf of your students and/or student’s parents (as the case may be) to the APSB. If you submit personal data of anyone other than yourself to the APSB’s Services, you represent and warrant to the APSB, by using the Services, that you have authority to do so and have done so in accordance with all data protection and privacy laws applicable to you and without violating the individual’s privacy or data protection rights. This includes any requirements to notify individuals about the purposes, uses, transfers and sharing of their personal data by the APSB as described in this Privacy Policy and to obtain consent from the person (and/or their legal guardian). In addition, when using certain Services, you may be required separately to affirmatively confirm your authority to the APSB.

Privacy Statement Amendment Record

PRIVACY STATEMENT AMENDMENT RECORD


July 2021
We have updated the data privacy policy of designated areas to clarify our latest position in protecting user privacy. We have more accurately defined data collection within the scope of the European Community (excluding the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), and separated some of the services previously related to the European Community in this document into a separate service data privacy collection and disclosure policy , In order to comply with relevant privacy and security treaties.

April 2021
We follow and sign the "K-12 School Service Provider Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy" version "An updated version of the Student Privacy Pledge – Pledge 2020" to strictly implement its relevant ethics and ethics and privacy data collection terms.

August 2020
We have updated the entire document to clarify our latest stance on safeguarding user privacy. We have more precisely defined the purposes of our data collection, and have separated the previous Services section from this document into individual Services Data Collection Disclosure.

We have updated the data controller in Designated Areas.

November 2019
We have updated the definition and categories of personal data we collect, the categories of personal data we disclose to third-party processors, and the rights users may exercise toward their personal data. We also clearly point out that we do not sell users' personal data to any third party. In terms of services we provide, we have updated The Asia Pacific School of Business Account section. We have more precisely defined the range of data we may collect by using The Asia Pacific School of Business Account.

July 2018
We have updated the description of the Faculty is Staff and student post office system to introduce Microsoft for Educational Post Office. We have more precisely defined the range of data we collect by using Microsoft for Educational Post Office.

August 2017

We have updated the entire document to clarify and reflect our latest stance on safeguarding user privacy.

We have updated the entire document to clarify and reflect our latest stance on safeguarding user privacy. We have more precisely defined "Your Personal Data section", "Data Controllers, Contracting Parties, Transfer of Data section", and "Student Status Center".

March 2017
Amend relevant data collection and privacy provisions to comply with the relevant laws and regulations of the Ministry of Education of Singapore, the Ministry of Education of the Cayman Islands, and the Singapore Private Education Council.

November 2016
We have updated the entire document to clarify and reflect our latest stance on safeguarding user privacy. We have more precisely defined users' rights to their data.

September 2016
We have added the Microsoft activation section and its applicable software package to reflect the recently introduced education KMS activation mechanism, and the faculty and student accounts of the Asia Pacific Business School are Microsoft Education Edition authorized software (including but not limited to Windows and Office 365 A1P, etc.) Part of the activation process.

August 2016
We have updated the description under the "About Chinese Working Students" section. We have defined the scope of data collection more precisely during the registration process on the Chinese official website and related data pages.

May 2015
We have updated the entire document to clarify and reflect our latest stance on safeguarding user privacy. We have included the many services that are provided in one document to minimize redundancies and improve transparency.

August 2013
We revised the relevant requirements in compliance with the "Student Privacy Policy Security Treaty" specified by the school board. It was released and implemented in September 2013.

September 2010
Re-enact student data security provisions and faculty and staff privacy and safety regulations.

December 2007
Additional provisions of the Private Education Council on the implementation of the "Private Higher Education Law" and the "Student Privacy Security Treaty" are supplemented to comply with relevant policies and regulations. 

April 2005
Formulate a treaty that complies with the relevant academic norms of The Asia Pacific School of Business.

March 2002
Formulate a treaty that complies with the Singapore Ministry of Education and the Singapore Private Education Council on the personal privacy regulations of higher education universities/colleges..

November 1998
The "Privacy Treaty for Students of Private Colleges in Asia and the Pacific Region" was formally signed. It was officially released and implemented in January 1999.

Server logs and website analytics

When you access the APSB's website, our server may log the following information:

  • Your browser's Internet address
  • The date and time of your visit to the website
  • The pages you accessed and documents downloaded
  • The authentication credentials entered by you if accessing a restricted site or application.

Our website also uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers located outside Australia. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

We use reports provided by Google Analytics and information logged by our server to help us understand our website traffic and usage, to gather statistics about how our web content is used and to maintain and improve our website service for users. We do not attempt to identify individuals as part of our regular business practices however in the event of an investigation, we may be required to inspect our server's logs or provide access to a law enforcement agency or other government agency with relevant legal authority.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google's Privacy Policy  and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service  provided by Google.

Third parties, disclosure and cross-border transfers

The APSB will not share or transfer your personal data other than as described in the Privacy Policy. 

The APSB has databases in different countries and your personal data may be used and processed by APSB staff, affiliates or contractors in any of the countries in which they are located, including without limitation, the United States. They are obligated to treat your personal data in accordance with APSB’s internal global data protection policy.

In addition, as part of operating the Services, the APSB may transfer your personal data to third-parties who provide business-related services to the APSB (such as providers of cloud hosting solutions; event management services; client relationship management services; travel booking services; expense and payment processing services; registry service providers; assessment service providers, such as examiners, moderators, eMarking service providers; and on-line course providers). In addition, your personal data and information may be transferred to synchronize and update between and among these systems in order to provide the Services more efficiently and effectively.  Accordingly, your personal data may be transferred to, and further processed by and among, these third-party service providers in connection with their performance of such functions. However, these third parties may not use it for other purposes and have contractual arrangements with the APSB that address the privacy and security of such information.

These parties, as well as the APSB, may process your personal data outside Switzerland, the UK and the European Economic Area, including, without limitation, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Singapore, and the United States. These countries may have different privacy laws, which, in some cases the European or local Data Protection Authorities, may consider to be less adequate or protective, than the privacy laws in your home country.  The APSB will ensure, when required by applicable law, that adequate safeguards are in place to protect your personal data where it is transferred to territories outside the European Economic Area, Switzerland or the UK.  If we share your personal data with third party service providers, we contractually oblige them to comply with applicable data protection laws and to implement adequate safeguards to protect your personal data in accordance with the relevant governing legislation.

Your personal data will not be sold, rented or otherwise made available to third-party marketers or advertisers under any circumstances.  APSB will not engage in any targeted advertising based on any personal data or information of students acquired because of APSB’s Services.

The APSB may disclose personal data if it believes, in good faith, that such disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable law, regulatory investigation or inquiries (including economic sanction regulations), to enforce or apply the Terms and Conditions, or to protect the property, rights, or safety of the APSB, users of Services, or other third parties. 

Purposes for processing and use of personal data

Your personal data may be collected, processed and/or stored by the APSB for the following purposes:

  • To register you for APSB examinations and assessments;
  • To provide assessment accommodations and/or inclusive education arrangements;
  • To deliver APSB programmes and/or courses in on-line format;
  • To upload coursework to the APSB;
  • To carry out on-line assessment of APSB+ Online and APSB+  examinations;
  • To investigate academic misconduct if suspected;
  • To deliver APSB diplomas;
  • To transmit an APSB Diploma Programme or APSB+ Online student’s data or education records to universities, colleges, ministries of education and other institutes of higher education when such student specifically requests the APSB to do so or the APSB is requested by ministries of education or other governmental authorities;
  • To facilitate connections between, and recruitment of, APSB students by higher educational institutions on a registry service;
  • To provide information on higher educational institutions’ policies on the recognition of APSB programmes and facilitating connections with APSB schools.
  • To recruit APSB educators and examiners;
  • To assist with and respond to queries and requests submitted through the APSB Answers online service;
  • To register you for APSB event(s) (such as workshops or conferences) that you have chosen and process any required payments; to provide you with information relating to the particular APSB event(s) for which you have registered; to share with APSB educators if necessary for the assignment;
  • To make travel arrangements on your behalf (via travel services providers and on-line booking tools) and process expense claims and other requests for payment.
  • To conduct APSB run, APSB-sponsored or APSB supported research, including independent research or journalistic work, for legitimate purposes related to APSB programmes, exam results, services and student outcomes, whether using personal data, individual-level data, aggregated data, anonymous data, or pseudonymized data;
  • To conduct surveys about the Services and related activities to get feedback about the Services and related activities;
  • To promote and market the APSB and the Services (including APSB events or topics that the APSB believes would be of interest to you), 1) if you expressly agree and opt-in to receive APSB promotional and marketing materials or 2) unless you expressly opt-out of receiving such materials, as may be required under local law.;
  • To conduct internal APSB reporting on Services and analysis of its Services and activities;
  • To identify you when you apply for a password, access password-protected websites or areas of a website, post information to a website or when you send information to the APSB in any form;
  • To create your account, password and profile for a Service;
  • To fulfill contractual duties toward you, for example, for billing and shipping purposes when processing purchase orders or requests for documents;
  • To enforce contractual claims against (including those that might arise out of your breach of the terms and conditions);
  • To conduct statistical analysis of the APSB websites’ user structure, APSB programmes, assessment results and other Services; and
  • To carry out personality assessments as part of the recruitment and interviewing process, some of which may be automated.  
  • The APSB processes your personal data with your consent, where such consent is required by applicable law and you agreed to the use at the time it was collected (or if we subsequently obtain your consent). You may withdraw your consent at any time (for example, for us to send you marketing communications) by contacting the APSB at privacy@apsb.edu.ky. The APSB also processes your personal data where this is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or where it is necessary for the APSB’s legitimate interests of operating, protecting and improving the Services.

Accuracy of Personal Data – Self Reported

By using the Services, you agree to provide accurate, complete and up-to-date personal data. Each user of the Services is solely responsible for the personal data he or she provides and agrees that he or she conforms to all local data protection laws where required by applicable law.

Contact Information

You can directly contact us through your APSB+ Account, or by submitting a form available on our website for privacy-related questions or concerns.
If you are a Canada and Greenland resident, you may also contact Boston Research Center to this toll-free at 1-617-326-3888 (Service Code 222#). If you are unable to resolve the issue, you have options to exercise your rights as detailed in the previous "Your Rights to your Personal Data" section. The Asia Pacific School of Business will respond to your requests within thirty days after receiving it.

You may also contact APSB through the following addresses.

For users residing in the Designated Areas:
Boston Research Center
Attention: Safety Protection
Times Research Center 
44 Commonwealth Avenue, 
Chestnut Hill, MA 
United States 02467 
Tel: +1-617-326-3888

For users residing outside the Designated Areas:
Office of Student International
Attention: Safety Protection
3rd Floor, Po Cheong International Building, 
148-154 Nam Cheong Street, 
Kowloon, Hong Kong  999077
Tel: +852-8191-5588

 


For users based in the United States of America: By accessing or using this website or any of our Services, you are accepting the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.  

Your use of any of the Services is governed by the Terms and Conditions, which includes this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any aspect of these documents or any of the Terms and Conditions, please do not access this website or use the Services. 

We follow and sign the "K-12 School Service Provider Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy" version "An updated version of the Student Privacy Pledge – Pledge 2020" to strictly implement its relevant ethics and ethics and privacy data collection terms. For details, please refer to: 

     EDU

Download a PDF copy of the Pledge

If you are not of legal age to form a binding contract (in many jurisdictions, this age is 18, but you should check the age applicable to yours), you may only use the Services and disclose information to us with your parent’s (or guardian’s) express consent. Please review this Privacy Policy with your parent or guardian.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to websites, offerings or practices of companies that the APSB does not own or control. 


Last version: 28 April 2021

THE ASIA PACIFIC SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Attention: Chief Privacy Officer
3rd Floor, Po Cheong International Building, 
148-154 Nam Cheong Street, 
Kowloon, Hong Kong  999077