"We aim to treat you as we would have ourselves treated."
"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything" - Mark Twain
SITE DESIGN OBJECTIVES AND CONSIDERATIONS:
We hope and expect that you'll have a pleasant and fruitful viewing
experience at our Web site! We designed it to be content-rich
(rather than "cool" or "jazzy") and have tried to make it useful to
all site visitors. We've tried to keep it simple in appearance, with
a modest use of graphics, so as to keep it nimble. It is mainly a
plain-text-based site, using resizable tables, allowing you to
adjust across a broad range both the window size and the browser's
text size, thereby enabling you to read all the information easily.
Our site is best viewed at 1024 x 768 or better resolution. We
designed the site primarily for via Internet Explorer (the most
popular browser by far, and having several nice extensions), but
most (not all) of its features work well enough with other browsers.
Pages are designed without frames and with resizable tables, which enables you to adjust both window and text for optimum legibility
(and also facilitates printing).
PAGE LOADING PERFORMANCE:
Due to resource constraints, we currently have a relatively small number of
very information-packed Web pages, some with lots of content. We
don't have the resources to split the content into smaller,
faster-loading pages so we ask for your understanding and tolerance
in waiting for these pages to load. Being
experienced IT specialists, we are very aware indeed of Internet
performance issues! We designed and tuned each page to load as quickly as possible,
generally avoiding use of graphics and using simple HTML in most places.
For example, the resolution of the image of the breaking wave that
forms the background of our home page is selected according to the
resolution of the monitor that you're using: a smaller image being
used if it is detected that you're at a low-resolution monitor and
larger image being used if you're at a high-resolution monitor.
Also, some pages have dynamic links to pages from other Web sites -- such as
newsfeeds and search functions -- that we thought would be useful to you. The
continuous availability, Web server performance and network link speed of such
external sites is beyond our control, and they occasionally slow
down the loading of our own site's pages (which would otherwise load
much more quickly).
There always will be some "broken" links to pages on other sites,
sometimes referred to as "link
used fixed URLs (or "permalinks") for each of our
own Web pages, so that you can always
bookmark them. However, many other Web sites (such as news
organisations) operate in such a way
that links are regularly modified and/or deleted, and it is
impossible for us with out extremely limited resources to keep track of such changes. Sometimes the
content is moved to other pages on those sites, and If you find any
such changed pages would you please advise us of the old and new
URLs so that we may update our links. You can click a link at the
bottom of many of the our site's pages, designed to make it easy for
you to send us with such information via e-mail.
We want this to be truly a "WWW"
Web site, and by this we mean: "Win-Win-Win" for all parties ... Firstly, for
all site visitors but especially our customers.
for our business partners on whose behalf we resell and support some
lastly, for ourselves -- by offering superior products, services and information from which
we expect YOU will derive great benefit, satisfaction, and enjoyment.
We strive to solve our customers' problems profitably -- for all
With more than three decades of mainstream IT industry experience, we are ready to
act as your "right-hand man". We can help you research IT solutions, act
as devil's advocate when
you're making tactical or strategic decisions, give you independent
assessments of vendor or third-party proposals, act as your troubleshooter and help you to resolve
Distance need not be an issue, since many of these things can be
done remotely, over the Web and by telephone. We can help you on a
short-term, medium-term, fill-in, casual or part-time consulting
engagement basis. One of our key operating aims that our customers
have appreciated greatly has always been to maintain constant
contact and to provide RAPID RESPONSIVENESS -- "same day service".
We have a fundamental belief in -- and continually strive for -- professionalism, good
fast service, fair dealing, honesty and transparency. Our links to
other Web sites are selected on the basis that we think you will
find something of value by visiting those sites, and any quotations
from those sites are on a "fair use" basis intended to not be
plagiarism but to encourage you to visit the sites.
We respect your privacy as much as we respect ours.
Generally you do not need to register and provide any information about
yourself (or your organisation) to browse and make use of the
APCS Web site. Where we do request registration or otherwise obtain
information about you -- via feedback forms, e-mail messages to us, and so on --
we will treat information that you supply to us as confidential, except in cases where you explicitly authorise us to use it otherwise (for example, as a testimonial to our products and services).
On this Web site we strive to provide useful and tangible professional products, services
We do not appreciate being on the receiving end of disparaging statements or such activities as
and "free-for-all marketing (FFA)" or "multi-level marketing (MLM)"
of non-existent products and services.
We strongly discourage activities such as indiscriminately sending bulk e-mail,
and will make every effort to avoid being involved with them.
Similarly, we do not want third parties to contact us asking for
their Web sites to be referenced on our site -- usually referred to
as "reciprocal linking" or "cross linking" -- unless their sites
provide useful information, products and services. We are
strongly averse to the practice of setting up such cross links
purely for the purposes of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)"
particularly when the other sites have little or no information,
products or services complementary to our own site.
Your use of any information or materials on
this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be
liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any
products, services or information available through this website
meet your specific requirements.
Unauthorized use of this website may give rise
to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) AND FAIR USAGE:
On this Web site, we implicitly acknowledge and honor all references to
other organisations and to their products, services and intellectual property and all terms mentioned that are trademarks
or service marks or copyright of their owners and developers.
Our intention is that such references are provided in good faith as a service
to visitors to this Web site.
In the Useful Resource Links section
of this Web site there are extensive lists of links to the Web sites
of other parties. We have gathered and categorized these links for
our own research purposes and make them available to others as a
service. Other site owners and operators are most welcome to quote
links to our our own site without the need to contact us for
permission, since we consider this to be a normal activity for the
public World Wide Web. In some cases, we have also quoted small
passages of text from other sites in order to draw attention to the
valuable information they contain, and we encourage site visitors to
refer to the original Web sites for full details. We regard such
small quotations as "fair usage" that should increase visits to the
original sites. It is not our intention to plagiarize or misuse the IP
of the other author (just as we do not want our own IP to be misused)
and have no intention to interfere with the author's ability to
promote the work or to prevent the author from selling the work or
otherwise benefiting from it.
ALWAYS CHECK THE INFORMATION:
Every effort has been made in this Web site to provide information that is as complete,
accurate and current as possible. No merchantability, warranty or fitness is implied.
The information is provided in good faith on an "as is" basis
and should never be relied on as the basis for doing or failing to do something,
It is not necessarily professional, scientific, medical, technical or other expert advice,
is subject to the usual uncertainties of advanced and technical matter
and may not be accurate, current or complete.
The information is subject to change without notice. Please advise
us if you find or consider any information to be inaccurate,
incomplete or out of date. Changes may be made at any time to the
information, names, text, software, images, pictures, logos,
trade-marks, products and services and any other material displayed
on, offered through or contained on this site.
A possibility exists that this site could include inaccuracies or errors
due to unauthorized additions,
deletions and alterations being made by third parties illegally
gaining access to the site.
Although APCS attempts to maintain the integrity and the accuracy of the site,
it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy.
In the event that you come across any inaccuracy,
please inform APCS so that it can be corrected.
WHENEVER YOU FOLLOW LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES:
APCS is not responsible for, and has no control over, the privacy practices
and content of any other site accessed via the APCS site. Links to other sites --
regarded as potentially useful or interesting to visitors to the APCS site --
are provided as a service only, and do not necessarily represent an endorsement by APCS
of the products and services offered by the owners of those other sites.
It should be noted that some sites require you to register in some way (for free or for a fee),
or may require you to signify your acceptance of a disclaimer or agreement,
before you gain access to some or all of their content and services.
COOKIES, SPAM AND SPYWARE:
Web site does not currently use cookie technology, but you should be aware
that other Web sites linked to from our site may use them and this is outside our control.
is a small file sent to and stored on your computer by a Web server.
Cookies automatically collect non-personal information and data and
use it for such purposes as to recognize you and facilitate your
access to and use of the site during repeat visits, and to allow the
site to track your usage behavior and compile aggregate data that
will allow the site's operators to improve the site's content.
To find out more, try
take a look at
The Definitive Guide to Browser Cookies and also perhaps
Cookie Central FAQ
to understand cookies a little better. You might also like to read
this information from Microsoft:
Internet Explorer frequently asked questions about Cookies You should
also consider visiting the
Privacy.net site, and perform a privacy analysis of your Internet connection
- see the link at bottom.)
In a similar vein, we have an intense dislike of spam
(unsolicited e-mails) and spyware, do everything we can to avoid it (a very difficult job indeed)
and will not intentionally direct it at our site visitors.
SITE VISIT METERING:
We use the services of
to gain an indication of the nature and frequency of visits to our Web site.
We only do this so that, by monitoring usage patterns, we can gauge the popularity of various parts of the site
and improve its general usefulness (by adding new content that we find
is being sought after, improving the site's structure and usability, and so on).
THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE:
APCS develops its own software products (such as NotesTracker),
and also acts as a reseller of software provided by "third parties"
(our business partners). IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE SUCH THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE,
THEN SUCH USE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE THIRD PARTY LICENCE
AGREEMENT. APCS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY THIRD PARTY’S SOFTWARE AND
SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE. We
encourage and expect you to take advantage of any offer of free
evaluation of third party software so as to determine whether such
software meets your requirements and whether it functions correctly
and adequately in your operating environment.
The site was enabled with the
Internet Content Rating Association (on 25 August, 2002).
Products sold through the APCS Web site which are not developed by APCS
are serviced and supported exclusively by their developers in accordance with terms and conditions
specified by the developers for their products. APCS will make every best effort to
assist you in contacting and the developer for technical support and customer service.
NOTE REGARDING VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJANS:
Fundamentally it is your responsibility always to take
sufficient precautions and ensure that
every file that you obtain for your use from ANY Web site -- including
this one -- is free of
such pernicious agents as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and others of
a destructive nature. Click
here for assistance in this regard.
APCS makes every attempt to ensure that its own
systems are free of any such infected files for its own protection and
for yours, but viruses but can make no guarantees as to the absolute
safety of any file and will not be responsible for any damage caused
to your system or data by use of downloaded files.
Your use of this site to download any Asia/Pacific Computer Services
evaluation software or documentation
is your authorization to Asia/Pacific Computer Services to contact you
either by phone or electronically
for purposes related to the software and documentation that you
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply
with all the legal rules of Australia and the country in which you
reside with regard to online conduct and acceptable content.
INVITATION TO TREAT:
Information contained on this website constitutes an invitation
to treat. No such information constitutes an offer by us to supply
any products or services.
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