NOTE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Your California Privacy Rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents who have provided personally identifiable information to us or our third-party advertisers and marketing partners, if any, to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Requests should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS in the subject line. We will need your first and last name, mailing address, and email address in order to process your request. Within thirty days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, if any, along with the names and addresses of these third parties, if any. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the requirements of Section 1798.83 and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response. This request may be made no more than once per the calendar year.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
AACS collects personal information when you inquire about our services or projects in which we are the exclusive sales and marketing firm, when you fill out registration forms or attend any of our events, promotions, or other programs at which time we collect information about you.
Personal information that we collect may include contact information, payment information, and mailing address. (collectively “Personal Information”).
When you access and use the Website from your mobile devices, we receive data from the mobile device you use to access the Website. This may include your location data, IP address and device type. You may manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share location information with us, as well as how your mobile browser handles cookies and related technologies by adjusting your mobile device privacy and security settings. Please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.
Pixel Tags. Pixel tags (a.k.a. clear gifs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, which allow us to monitor the use of our Website and to deliver banner advertisements to you about our products and services as you browse the Internet. Pixel tags generally work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. You cannot decline pixel tags; however, if you turn off cookies the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous visit. In addition, we use pixel tags in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by the recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
Third-Party Cookies. We may engage third-party service providers, including Google, to serve ads to you about our products and services as you browse the Internet. These third-party providers may use their own cookies tags to track your online activities and purchases in order to deliver targeted advertising based on your interests. You can learn more about Google’s advertising cookies and opt-out options by visiting http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/.
Internet Protocol (IP) Address. Our servers also automatically identify your computer or mobile device by its Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. Your IP address does not identify you by name, however, it may reveal your geographic area and your Internet Service Provider. We may match your IP address to your Personal Information.
Click-Through URLS. We may send you e-mail messages with a “click-through URL” linked to the content of our Website. When you click onto one of these URLs, you will pass through our server before arriving at the destination webpage. We may track this click-through data to help us determine subscriber interest in the subject matter and measure the effectiveness of our subscriber communications. You can avoid being tracked simply by not clicking on any links or images in the e-mail.
Domain Name Tracking. When you use the Website, we automatically record the name of the domain from which you accessed the Website. Additionally, if you reach the Website by means of a link from another site, our computers will note the fact that you came to us from that linked site. We may also record the domain name and URL for the next website you go to after leaving the Website.
Analytics. We may use one or more third-party analytics programs including, but not limited to, Google Analytics to help analyze how users utilize the Website. Google Analytics does not store any Personal Information. Google Analytics uses a cookie containing an anonymous identifier to distinguish users and to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is used to create statistical reports on user activity for AACS. In addition to reporting website usage statistics, Google Analytics can also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies described above, to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web. For more information about Google Analytics, including opt-out options visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
USE OF INFORMATION
Our primary purpose for collecting Personal Information and Aggregate Information (collectively “User Information”) is to provide you with the products and services you request. We may also use your User Information for the following purposes:
- To communicate with individuals in written, electronic, and verbal form
- To provide information on products or services
- To improve and optimize our services and Website
- To send newsletters, marketing materials, and promotional offers
- To customize the advertising and content you see
- To verify information
- For any other purpose disclosed at the point of collection
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Third Parties. AACS may share your User Information with third-party companies such as developers and partner companies for marketing purposes.
Affiliated Companies. We may share User Information with our parent company, subsidiaries and other companies owned by or controlled by AACS, who may use the User Information for the purposes described above.
Service Providers. We may disclose your User Information to third-party service providers hired to perform internal business functions on our behalf including, but not limited to, providing marketing assistance, sending direct mail or email, website or database hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, and payment processing companies. Unless otherwise stated, these companies do not have any right to use the User Information we provide to them beyond what is necessary for them to assist us.
Business Transitions. We reserve the right to transfer all User Information in our possession in the event AACS goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets. Similarly, your User Information may be passed on to a successor-in-interest in the event of a reorganization, reconstruction, liquidation, bankruptcy, or administration. Users will not be notified of any such change of ownership or control of their User Information.
The Website is intended for adult use only and is not directed towards children, minors, or anyone under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to provide us with any personally identifying information. If the parent or guardian of a child under 13 believes that the child has provided us with any personal data, the parent or guardian of that child should contact our us at the email address below and ask to have this personal information deleted from our files. We appreciate your cooperation with this federally mandated requirement.
LINKS TO PARTNER WEBSITES
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
LOCATION, INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER, AND CHOICE OF LAW.
No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure and we cannot guarantee that your submissions to the Website, any content residing on our servers, or any transmissions from our server will be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.
ACCESSING AND UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION