Effective as of May 29, 2015
General Statement of Privacy
Subject to the provisions of applicable laws, any information you submit to the ACT will not be used in any manner to which you have not consented.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) includes, but is not limited to your e-mail address and zip code. A user’s PII is collected through the membership registration form, e-mail newsletter registration, legislator contact and/or other forms.
It is the ACT’s policy not to collect PII about you on the Website without your knowledge or action. You should be aware that if you disclose any information on an open forum or comment section that is hosted by the ACT, others may collect that information to send you unsolicited information or for other purposes.
Except as otherwise described in this statement, the PII you provide on the Website will not be shared outside of ACT without your permission.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
ACT may disclose personal information 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 ACT or the Website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of ACT or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of ACT employees or agents, users of ACT products or services, or members of the public.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-PII includes, but is not limited to, information we automatically collect on your use and/or actions on our Website (e.g., user traffic patterns, page views on the Website, click-through rates, search terms that users enter into our search utility). In addition, when a visitor arrives at our Website, we may 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, can suggest the geographic location of the connection. ACT recognizes that certain user information of key demographic nature (e.g., race, age, national origin, income), while Non-PII, is still of a sensitive nature to users.
As a general matter, the ACT does not collect demographic information about you through regular use of the Website. However, in recognition of the sensitive nature of such information, in the event the ACT comes into possession of such information, whether through your voluntary submission of such information in response to a special feature on the Website 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 the ACT as such.
Use of Non-PII
As a general matter, non-PII helps us determine how the Website is being used, helps us identify popular areas of the Website, and helps determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities regarding the Website. In the course of collecting, non-PII may be shared with third parties.
Do Not Track
ACT respects user choice and controls. To the extent possible, the Website responds to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals communicated by your browser. However, there is currently no DNT industry standard defined and therefore ACT cannot guarantee that it responds to the DNT signal on your browser.
The Website may contain links to other Internet Web sites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including such sites’ use of any information.
You understand and agree that “perfect” security does not exist anywhere, including on the Internet. Information you send to this Website, including email messages, may not be encrypted.
You may be able to access certain information related to third parties at the Website, or via links or click-throughs from the Website, regarding the goods or services of third parties. You understand and agree that your access to or use of those services is a matter entirely between you and the associated third parties, and the ACT shall have no liability whatsoever for any such access or use.
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. In particular, ACT 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 ACT 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 Website or ACT. 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 Website. 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:
- Use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our e-mails.
- Send an e-mail to info@ACTonline.org.
- Send a written request to:
1401 K Street NW, Suite 501
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 will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.