What is personally identifiable information? “Personally identifiable information” is information about you, such as name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc.
How is information collected, used, and disclosed? We do not collect personal contact information — including your e-mail address — unless we first ask you for it. On some of our sites, we may request that you voluntarily supply us with information, including your e-mail address, street address, telephone number or other information so that we may enhance your site visit or follow up with you after your visit. Whether you provide any information is entirely up to you. Unless otherwise stated, we do collect the following types of information when you browse ACC.com or any ACC websites:
• The websites your Internet browser visits
• Aggregate data, such as the number of pages accessed during your visit
• Session information, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses used to connect your computer to the Internet, computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system and platform
If you have voluntarily provided information, you consented to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Statement.
In some circumstances, ACC may share information you voluntarily provide us with trustworthy business partners. We do not sell or rent personal information collected through this site to anyone. Also, ACC may provide aggregate statistics about visitors to our sites, such as volume, traffic to the site, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifiable information. ACC may also disclose information in special cases when we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process, protect and defend our rights or property or act to protect the interests of our users or others.
What are cookies and how are they used? Some ACC sites, like many other commercial web sites, may utilize a standard technology called “cookies” to collect information about how our site is used. Cookies were designed to help a web site operator determine that a particular user had visited the site previously and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site. Cookies are small strings of text that web sites can send to your browser. Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or obtain your e-mail address. If you are simply browsing a ACC informational site, a cookie may be used to identify your browser as one that has visited the site before. We may also make use of memory-based cookies in support of authenticating the user of certain ACC web applications. You have the ability to modify the settings in your web browser to accept, reject or notify you of any cookies.
What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information? If you have voluntarily provided information, you consented to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Statement. If, in connection with your use of a particular service, we ask to use your data in a way not described in this Privacy Statement and you do not wish to permit that use, you can choose not to use the particular service. If you have voluntarily provided personally identifiable information, we may, from time to time, send you mail or e-mail regarding products and services. If you wish to not receive further communications from ACC, please contact us at hr@ACC.com to be removed from our database.
How does ACC protect your information? We exercise great care to protect your personally identifiable information. This protection includes, among other things, using industry standard techniques such as firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection and site monitoring. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us. This fact is especially true for information you transmit to us via e-mail. We have no way of protecting that information until it reaches us. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our servers. Internally, we will restrict access to your personally identifiable information to employees who need access to the information in order to do their jobs. These employees are committed to our privacy policies. We will review our security arrangements from time to time as we deem appropriate.
How can you protect your information? If you are using an ACC web site for which you registered and chose a password, we recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also remember to sign out of the registered site and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This step is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if others have access to your computer. Other sites ACC sites contain links to other sites, including those of our business partners. While we seek to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other sites.