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CBPR system Privacy Statement



Any changes to these policies will be posted on this website before taking effect.


The website (

This website is hosted on the Windows Azure platform operated by the Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft donates this service to the APEC CBPR system.

Your browser transmits the following data to Microsoft to enable the content of the website to be delivered to your device:

  • IP address being used by your computer or other device
  • Web browser you are using (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari) and any plug-ins or extensions (e.g. Ghostery, HTTPS Everywhere)
  • operating system you are using (e.g. OS X, Windows 9)
  • date, time and duration of your visit to the site
  • pages you access and the documents you download
  • URLs for the website you previously visited

Some or all of this data is stored as a session cookie in the temporary memory of your device. It will expire when you close your browser.

Please note, that in the event of an attack or other interference with this website, Microsoft may need to enable logging to identify the nature and source of the malicious activity.

This website does not use tracking cookies or web bugs, but other websites that you visit may use them and track your visit to this website.


External websites

The News page of the website contains links to external websites. Other pages also contain links to external websites (e.g. to websites operated by Accountability Agents). External websites may also link to this website. 

Please note that we do not have any control over the content displayed on those websites or what user data they may collect. Please make sure you read their privacy statements.



We use Rackspace as our email-hosting provider. Here are links to its privacy statement and mail hosting terms and conditions:

If you choose to send an email to, your personal information may be used by the CBPR Secretariat and/or the Joint Oversight Panel to respond to your query or complaint. We may also use this information in connection with the implementation of the APEC CBPR system. In appropriate instances, this information may be shared with the relevant Accountability Agent, APEC CBPR system certified organisation, Privacy Enforcement Authority, APEC ECSG Data Privacy Subgroup, APEC Electronic Commerce Steering Group and/or other relevant persons for the purposes of investigating or resolving your complaint or facilitating the investigation or resolution of your complaint.

The email addresses published on this website are provided for the benefit of those persons wishing to contact the JOP or CBPR Secretariat on legitimate business. Any spam emails we receive may be referred to the relevant enforcement authority.


Other information

While we have exercised care in ensuring the accuracy of the content on this website, please be aware that, in the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency, the APEC CBPR system documents prevail.

Please note that neither the Joint Oversight Panel nor the CBPR Secretariat provide legal services or advice.

If you have any questions concerning this statement, please contact us at