Information regarding ACA’s use of private information and site security.
Classification of Information – What We Collect
ACA recognizes two types of information on our Website.
- The first type of information includes information about the services that you use on the internet and how you use them, such as device-specific information, mobile network information, server log information, location information, unique applications numbers regarding your use of certain material; general information about your technology interface or preferences; information about the types of hardware used by Users; information about the websites you visit; your internet protocol (“IP”) address to measure website traffic and to help provide more personalized services; information regarding your browser and other technical specifications required to use both the Publicly Accessible Portion and Member Protected Portion; “Cookies,” which include small text files created by internet websites, that are stored in your computer either temporarily for that session only, or permanently on the hard disk, log files, web beacons or other identifiers created when you use the internet; and other website use information collected on an aggregate basis resulting from your use, but is specifically limited to the information gathered on the Website (“User Information”). ACA treats User Information as non-personal because it does not contain personally identifiable information, such as name, address, phone number and email address, unless otherwise distinguished by local and/or federal law or ACA provides you the written option of sharing certain Personal Information.
- The second type of information includes personal information knowingly disclosed to ACA by you to help identify you, such as your name, telephone number, physical address, email address and where applicable, member login information, such as a username and password created by you (“Login Information”), and credit card numbers or billing information that is collected on an individual basis pursuant to your voluntary disclosure (“Personal Information”). You can log into your user profile with your Login Information at any time to correct, amend or delete any Personal Information about yourself at any time
It is important to note that any information shared with others or publicly posted without security or privacy terms is no longer considered “confidential” through no fault of ACA (“Public Information”). ACA is not responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any Public Information. You take sole responsibility for your disclosure and resulting Public Information. This policy does not apply to Public Information.
We take appropriate steps to protect the information you share with ACA from being seen or accessed by unauthorized users. When you order products or services from the Website, and you transmit your credit card number, your name, business location and credit card number are transmitted to us by way of a secure server. Only necessary ACA staff will have access to this form of Personal Information.
In most ordering situations, you may also have ACA bill you by providing your member number. This way it will not be necessary for you to enter a credit card number if you do not wish to. A secure server is only used when the option of sending a credit card number is given.
California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us via the contact information below. We may share aggregated, User Information publicly and with our partners, like publishers, advertisers or connected websites, such as trends about the general use of our Website.
ACA follows generally accepted industry standards to protect User and Personal Information, including maintaining administrative, physical and technical safeguards, both during transmission and after receipt. No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and ACA does not guarantee absolute security. ACA works hard to protect your User and Personal Information from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of Information, specifically, but not limited to: (1) ACA encrypts many of its services using SSL; (2) ACA reviews its information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems; (3) ACA restricts access to Personal Information by its employees, contractors and agents who need to know that Personal Information in order to process it for us; and (4) when you provide Personal information, such information is transmitted by way of a secure server. However, email information is generally sent unsecured.
Maintenance and Storage