General Statement of Privacy
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) includes, but is not limited to your e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, and zip code. A user’s PII is collected through the membership registration form, e-mail newsletter registration, legislator contact and/or other forms. AACC AND SHARE does not collect PII about you on the Site without your knowledge or action. However, if you disclose any information on an open forum that is hosted by AACC AND SHARE, others may collect that information to send you unsolicited information from outside AACC AND SHARE, or for other purposes. Except as otherwise described herein, the PII you provide on the Site will not be shared outside of AACC AND SHARE without your permission.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-PII includes, but is not limited to, information we automatically collect on the use and/or actions on our Site (e.g., user traffic patterns, page views on the Site, click-through rates, and search terms that users enter into our search utility). In addition, when a visitor arrives at our site, we collect the IP address, operating system, and browser software used. An IP address (which is not the same as an e-mail address) can tell us the user’s internet service provider and, based on that, is used to provide an approximate geographic location of the connection.
As a general matter, AACC AND SHARE does not collect demographic information about you through regular use of the Site. However, in recognition of the sensitive nature of such information, in the event AACC AND SHARE comes into possession of such information, whether through your voluntary submission of such information in response to a special feature on the Site or by receiving such information from any of our business partners, such information shall, when coupled with any of your PII, itself be deemed to be PII and treated by AACC AND SHARE as such.
Use of Non-PII
As a general matter, Non-PII helps us determine how the Site is being used, helps us identify popular areas of the Site, and helps determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities regarding the Site. In the course of collecting, non-PII may be shared with third parties.
Do Not Track
AACC AND SHARE respects user choice and controls. To the extent possible, the Site responds to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals communicated by your browser. However, there is currently no DNT industry standard defined and therefore AACC AND SHARE cannot guarantee that it responds to the DNT signal on your browser.
Third Party Websites
Third Party Access to Your Information
Although you are entering into an Agreement with AACC AND SHARE to disclose your information to us, we do use third party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others.
Throughout the course of our provision of our Service to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information. For example, our web host stores the information that you provide us, and we may hire outside contractors to perform maintenance or assist us in securing our Site.
Release of Your Information for Legal Purposes
At times it may become necessary or desirable, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency or a private litigant. You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you, and release your information to, third parties where we believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in illegal or fraudulent activities. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.
Commercial and Non-Commercial Communications
We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service, including using SSL certificates and vulnerability scanning. However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information. It is in our interest to keep our Site secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats.
Your California Privacy Rights
AACC AND SHARE – Customer Service
1250 I St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
Notice to Parents or Guardians
We want to help you protect your child’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet. AACC AND SHARE does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for AACC AND SHARE or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Site or AACC AND SHARE. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us via the “Contact Us” link on the Site. We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
To opt out of receiving information, please contact us in one of the following ways:
1. Use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our e-mails.
2. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Send a written request to:
1250 I St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
You may write us at any time if you wish to cancel your account or have us remove your PII from our database. We collect and retain data for the purposes stated on this website and described in the privacy statement and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.