ACT-IAC respects personal privacy. The organization will collect and use information about visitors to the ACT-IAC web portal for statistical purposes to assist in maintaining an effective site, to facilitate transactions initiated, to respond effectively to enquiries and to provide other information relevant to the conduct of the organization’s mission.
ACT-IAC prohibits the unauthorized use by ACT-IAC employees of information collected about our members and customers generally and we require that authorized third parties to whom we provide information use such information solely for its intended business purpose.
What Information We Collect and Why
With respect to the ACT-IAC web portal, individuals may be asked for their address, phone number and/or email address when placing an order for a product or service; when participating in an on-line product service; and for other legitimate purposes. An individual may also be asked for his or her credit card number and expiration date when seeking to purchase a product or register for an event. In each case, the ACT-IAC objective is to gather sufficient information to provide the requested service effectively.
Personally identifying information may be used to provide members and customers with updates and other information that may be of interest to such persons. Such information will not be provided to any other person or organization, including our partners, sponsors, etc. Individuals may opt-out of ACT-IAC email lists if they so choose.
ACT-IAC may collect and store technical information about an individual’s visit to the ACT-IAC web portal. This information is used for evaluation purposes in determining how to make the site more accessible to visitors and the information collected is not provided to any third party. The information that may be recorded includes:
- The name of the domain from which the individual accesses the Internet.
- The Internet address of the web site from which the individual linked directly to the ACT-IAC site, if any.
- The type of web browsing software and operating system the individual is using to view our site.
- The date, time, and IAC user id of individuals accessing the ACT-IAC site.
- The pages the individual visited on the ACT-IAC site.
- The amount of time spent on the site.
Some parts of the ACT-IAC web site may use a “cookie,” which is a file placed on the individual’s computer hard drive that allows the ACT-IAC web server to log the pages the individual used in the site and to determine if the individual has visited the site before. The server uses this information to provide certain features during the individual’s visit to the web site. Individuals can set their browser to warn when the placement of a cookie is requested and decide whether or not to accept it. By rejecting a cookie, some of the features available on the site may not function properly.
Use of Electronic Mail Services
With respect to the individual’s use of electronic mail in communicating with ACT-IAC, the individual may choose to tell us their name and address or other personally identifying information when submitting an electronic message. ACT-IAC only uses that information to respond to the individual’s request.
Security Considerations on the ACT-IAC Web Site
When sending sensitive information to ACT-IAC it is important to remember that electronic messages are not secure against interception, even though steps are taken to ensure the confidentiality and security of information individuals provide to ACT/IAC through the web site. With respect to purchases the individual makes on the web site, all such transactions are transmitted via an SSL secure server, the industry standard for such transactions.
Nonetheless, if the information is very sensitive or includes personally identifying or confidential information that the individual does not wish transmitted electronically, the individual should mail such information to ACT-IAC at 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 610, Fairfax, VA 22031 or call the office at 703-208-4800.
Questions or Comments
If you have questions or comments about this policy or its application, please contact ACT-IAC at email@example.com or by calling 703- 208-4800.