THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect and store any information you enter on our website or give to us in any other way. The type and amount of information ACC collects about you varies according to how you use the CBC Site.
Collection of Personal Information
Many of the features on the CBC Site are offered without collecting any Personal Information from you. “Personal Information” means personally identifiable information, such as your name, position, company, street address, telephone number, fax number, date of birth, e-mail address and other identifiers that permit physical or online identification of a specific individual. You can browse most of our website and view much of our content on our website anonymously.
There are certain features on the CBC Site that may require you to provide (voluntarily and at your option) certain Personal Information before you may participate in the website. For example, we collect Personal Information when you send us e-mail or otherwise contact us, enter a sweepstakes, register for off-line and online events, subscribe to a newsletter, or enroll or participate in chats and other online services.
When you make a purchase, or sign up for a paid service, we will also collect your credit card information as additional Personal Information. We will use credit card information only to complete the transactions you have requested.
Providing us with Personal Information is entirely optional and voluntary; however, if you do not provide the Personal Information requested, we may elect to not make the related service available for your use.
Collection of Non-Personal Information
We may also collect and store non-personally identifiable information about your visit whenever you interact with the CBC Site. For example, we may automatically collect your domain name; IP address; means of entry to the site; the type of browser and operating system used to access the site; the date, time and duration of each visit; and the pages you visit.
HOW WE USE COLLECTED INFORMATION
We use information you provide about yourself collected through the CBC Site to fulfill your request for our products, programs, or services; to respond to your comments and inquires; and to offer you other products, programs, or services that we believe may be of interest to you. For example, Personal Information may be used to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests, to answer an inquiry, to fulfill a subscription request or product order, or to contact you about a user account with us.
Information from Other Sources
Personal information you have provided may be used in combination with other information obtained through other means. For example, we may use your name, company, and e-mail address provided to us online in conjunction with our membership records in order to provide you with a user name and password to access a forum or specialized area on the CBC Site. In other instances, an online inquiry about a purchase from us may prompt a review of an order placed by you over the telephone.
Information from Online Forums
The information collected in connection with our online forums is used to provide an interactive experience. This information is to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services. Note that online forums may be publicly accessible and other users may view information you post on them.
Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-personally identifiable information, including information automatically gathered by our Web server(s), is used to determine overall site traffic, popularity of areas of the site, what our users are looking for, and from where our users are linking to us. This information may also be used for aggregate statistical reporting, to improve the design and content of the CBC Site, and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience.
WHO MAY USE COLLECTED INFORMATION
IInformation collected, whether personal or non-personal, may be shared within ACC, CBC, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and externally. It is our policy to not disclose externally with third parties personal information collected on our site, except in the following instances:
- The Personal Information provided to us may be transferred, disclosed, or shared with third parties to fulfill a request for our products, programs, or services and to those who may be engaged by us specifically to handle and deliver certain activities (e.g., sweepstakes) and perform other technical and processing functions, such as sending e-mail, fulfilling orders, or otherwise operating our site. They have access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
- Information provided to us through correspondence may be shared (as appropriate) with other interested parties, including our members.
- We may also disclose Personal Information to third parties (and our members) (1) when required by law or when the information is pertinent to judicial or government investigations or proceedings; (2) to protect and defend our rights and property; or (3) when necessary to protect our interests, our website(s), the safety of its users, or the public.
Other than as set forth above, we currently do not intend to share your Personal Information with third parties for other purposes. However, in the future we may disclose Personal Information you have provided to third parties for additional purposes. In the event we do, we will provide notices of such use to our users.
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)
We do not solicit or knowingly collect information from minors under the age of 13, in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information about COPPA, please visit: http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES, THIRD-PARTY SITES AND SPONSORS
The CBC Site may contain links to other sites. Other sites have their own information practices that may be different than ours. If you choose to use any of these links, you will be leaving our website and going to a third party (external) website. We encourage you to read the privacy policies at these external sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices at these external sites or their use of any information they may collect from you.
In addition, you may have linked to the CBC Site through another site. For example, in certain cases you may have linked to a sweepstakes or game site through banner or pop-up advertising on another site. In such cases the site you linked from may collect information from users who click on the banner or link. You may want to refer to the privacy policies on those sites to see how they collect and use this information.
The CBC Site sometimes may offer content, contests, sweepstakes, or promotions that are sponsored by or co-sponsored with third parties. By virtue of their sponsorship, these third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. ACC has no control over the third-party sponsors’ use of this information.
INFORMATION CORRECTION OR CHANGES
You have the ability to correct or change certain information in our records, such as your address and contact information. Generally, you may change this information at any time and as often as necessary. If you need assistance or have questions about correcting information, please complete and submit your questions to us.
If you have provided us with your e-mail address to subscribe to one of our services or to receive notifications or updates about one of the offerings and you wish to change your address or no longer wish to receive these communications, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions that appear in these e-mail communications.
For certain Services, it may be necessary to collect payment to conclude the transaction. In such circumstances we use industry-standard secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. We do not sell or rent your personal financial information.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER
ACC reserves the right to sell or transfer your information provided to us to a third party entity in the event that ACC is acquired by or merged with another company or in connection with the potential sale or transfer of some or all of the business assets of the CBC Site or ACC.