The Internet is an amazing tool. It has the power to change the way we live, and we’re starting to see that potential today. With only a few mouse-clicks, you can follow the news, look up facts, buy goods and services, and communicate with others from around the world. It’s important to ACID to help our members retain their privacy when they take advantage of all the Internet has to offer.
What do we do with your information?
We believe your business is no one else’s. Your privacy is important to you and to us. So we’ll protect the information you share with us. To protect your privacy, ACID follows different principles in accordance with worldwide practices for member privacy and data protection.
- We won’t sell or give away your name, mail address, phone number, email address or any other information to anyone.
- We’ll use state-of-the-art security measures to protect your information from unauthorized users.
What do we use your information for?
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you create a Registration ID on the site or when you download free software, enter a contest, order email newsletters or join the organization. We use your Personal Information for four primary purposes:
- To make the site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.
- To help you quickly find software, program or information.
- To help us create content most relevant to you.
- To alert you to program updates, special offers, updated information and other new services from ACIDAID.org
If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use most of acidaid.org. But you will not be able to access areas that require registration.
If you decide to register, you will be able to select the kinds of information you want to receive from us by subscribing to various activities, like our electronic newsletters. If you do not want us to communicate with you about other offers regarding ACID, programs, events, or services by email, postal mail, or telephone, you may select the option stating that you do not wish to receive advertising messages from ACID.
ACID occasionally allows other organization from our partners to offer our registered members information about their products and services, using postal mail only. If you do not want to receive these offers, you may select the option stating that you do not wish to receive information from third parties.
How do we protect your data?
ACID has taken strong measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored. We take strong precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
We guarantee your data to be 100% safe and secure. When you register or access your personal account information, you’re utilizing secure server software SSL, which encrypts your personal information before it’s sent over the Internet. SSL is one of the safest encryption technologies available.
ACID strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Your personal information is never shared outside the organization without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Inside the company, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where ACID, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located.
You also have a significant role in protecting your information. No one can see or edit your personal information without knowing your user name and password, so do not share these with others.
Do you have access to your personal information after registration?
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may review and update this information at any time at the Visitor Center. There, you can:
- View and edit personal information you have already given us.
- Tell us whether you want us to send you marketing information, or whether you want third parties to send you their offers by postal mail.
- Sign up for electronic newsletters about our services and programs.
- Once you register, you won’t need to do it again. Wherever you go on acidaid.org, your information stays with you.
NOTICE TO PARENTS
Parents or guardians: we want to help you guard your children’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet.
The ACID site does not publish content that is targeted to children. However, if you are concerned about your children providing ACID any personal information without your consent, ACID offers a Kids account. It allows parents to give parental consent for the collection, use and sharing of children’s (ages 12 and under) personal information online.
What do we do with the information you share?
When you join us, you provide us with your contact information, including Melanie Plitt and email address. We use this information to send you updates about your programs, questionnaires to measure your satisfaction with our service and announcements about new and exciting activities that we offer. When you donate to us, we ask for your credit card number and billing address. We use this information only to bill you for the amount you donate at that time. For your convenience, we do save billing information in case you want to donate to us again, but we don’t use this information again without your permission.
ACID will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ACID or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of ACID and its family of Websites, and, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of ACID, its Websites, or the public.
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