How we collect information
Acmeware collects personal information when you interact with us via our website. For example, we collect personal information when you register for an account on our website, when you register via our website to attend a training class or to participate in an online survey, when you sign up on our website to be included in an email or other mailing list, or when you submit your personal information to us via the website for any other reason.
How we use the information we collect
We don’t rent or sell the personal information we collect from you through our website and won’t do so without your permission. Nor will we disclose that information to third parties with whom we have no business relationship, unless we are required to do so by law, or unless we deem it necessary for reasons of personal or public safety or to protect our website. We share your personal information with only the following categories of business recipients:
- Our affiliates – those entities that Acmeware controls, that control Acmeware, or with which Acmeware is under common control;
- Our business partners and agents, with whom we need to share your information in order to provide our products or services to you. Our agreements with them require that they treat your information as confidential and that they use and disclose this information only as necessary to our business relationship.
Your access to and control over information
You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any;
- Change/correct any data we have about you;
- Have us delete any data we have about you;
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
To unsubscribe from our communications
You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by emailing us via our website or contacting us by phone and requesting that you be removed from all or specific marketing communications.
A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. The next time you visit the website, the cookie enables the site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information.
Cookies can offer convenience for the user to save time by telling the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you visit a website that offers personalization the cookie can recall your settings so you don't have to make selections again.
Cookies set by the Acmeware website are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website. For example, we keep track of the Acmeware website pages you and other visitors visit to determine which pages offer the most helpful and applicable content. We may also use that data to deliver content that's customized or better fits our web users' needs. Third parties serve cookies through our website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
Types of cookies used
The specific types of first and third party cookies we use are listed below, and they are offered throughout our website depending on the purpose they perform:
- Essential or strictly necessary website cookies: cookies are required to provide you with services available through our websites, such as access to secure areas;
- Performance and functionality cookies: cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our website;
- Analytics and customization cookies: cookies that collect information used individually or in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website to better meet your needs;
- Social networking cookies: these cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide if you prefer to accept or decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. As each web browser offers different controls for cookie opt-in, you may want to visit your browser's help menu for more information. If you prefer not to receive cookies from our website, then you may also set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies.
Surveys and contests
From time to time, our site may request information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is strictly voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. Acmeware does not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and globally, and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws. Understanding the Fair Information Practice principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. Acmeware, in order to follow Fair Information Practices, will take the following responsive action should a data breach occur: we will notify all affected users via email within 30 days.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM we agree to the following: if at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us via our website or contact us by phone at 781-329-4300 and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.