Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy

The APEA respects and protects the privacy of the individuals that use our web site. Individually identifiable information about you is not willfully disclosed to any third party without first receiving your permission, as explained in this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).


Data Collection

The APEA does not collect any unique information about you (such as your name, email address, etc.) except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information. The site notes and saves information such as time of day, browser type, browser language, and IP address with each request. That information is used to monitor the performance of the site and enables us to provide more relevant services to users. APEA members have the ability to edit and update the individual data that is held about them.



Upon your first visit to the APEA website, your computer will be sent a “cookie”. A cookie is a text file that identifies you as a unique user. We use cookies to enable us to provide you with a range of services through our website. Without being able to identify you as a unique user, you would not be able to log in.

The APEA does not disclose its cookies to third parties except as required by a valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, but be aware that some parts of the APEA website may not function properly if you refuse cookies.


Links to Other Web Sites

The APEA website contains links to many other sites with a view to helping you find information that is of interest and relevance. These sites are developed by people and organisations over whom the APEA has no control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.


With Whom Does The APEA Share Information?

The APEA may share information about you with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. However, we only divulge aggregate information about our users and will not share personally identifiable information with any third party without your express consent. For example, we may disclose how frequently the average website user searches for “Underground storage tanks” in the Resource Centre.

Please be aware, however, that we will release specific personal information about you if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order.


Your Consent and Changes to the Privacy Policy

By using the APEA website and the resources it provides, you consent to the collection and use of your information as we have outlined in this policy and to our Terms of Use Policy.

The APEA may decide to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.