Association for Contact Textiles
as of 4/14/20
1. Information ACT Collects and How the Information May be Used
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including the information by which you may be personally identified, such as your first and last name, your home or other physical address, including street name and name of a city or town; your email address; your telephone number; your social security number; and other identifiers that may permit the physical or online contacting of a specific individual (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”). PII may also include ANY OTHER INFORMATION THE WEBSITE COLLECTS THAT IS DEFINED AS PERSONAL OR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION UNDER AN APPLICABLE LAW.
ACT does not collect any PII about you unless you voluntarily disclose it to us. ACT may collect such information when you use our Website, request information or membership benefits from us; register to use the password protected areas of our Website, or when you otherwise communicate with ACT electronically.
We may also collect information about your interactions with the Website, your transactions with us, as well as information about our communications with you. Examples include your account history, search queries, downloads, your requests for information from us and our responses, your responses to our surveys or research questions or other communications, records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses) and when you report a problem with our Website.
ACT will use this information, including PII, to provide you with certain services, membership benefits, and information that you have requested and to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it. ACT may also use this information to enhance the operation of the Website and customize the Website’s content generally.
We may use your information, including PII, to contact you regarding administrative notices, new membership offerings, surveys, and communications relevant to your use of the Website. You can opt out of receiving this information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us that you no longer wish to receive such information. ACT may also use this information, including PII, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce ACT’s agreements with you.
ACT may also use this information, including PII, for market research purposes. This helps ACT to determine how best to provide useful information to users and to understand which parts of the Website are of most interest to them. We may match user information we collect with offline data available from other sources in order to carry out our services and conduct target advertising and promotions more effectively.
ACT will also automatically gather general statistical information about our Website and its visitors, such as IP addresses, browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, documents downloaded, etc., but in doing so we do not reference you by individual name, e-mail address, physical address, or telephone number. We use this data in the aggregate to determine how visitors use our Website so we can improve it. This aggregated non-personally identifying information may be shared with third parties.
2. When ACT Discloses Your Information
ACT does not sell or rent PII collected during your use of our Website without your permission. We do, however, provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with third parties (“Third Party Providers”) and, as a result, ACT will need to make certain information about you, including PII, available to Third Party Providers in connection with the operation of the Website and/or the delivery of services to you. These Third Party Providers may, among other things, help ACT process information and facilitate the delivery of ACT’s services, manage and enhance user data, provide customer service, assess your interest in ACT’s Services, or conduct user research or satisfaction surveys.
While ACT will encourage Third Party Providers to adopt and post privacy policies, the use of your PII by Third Party Providers is governed by the privacy policies of each individual provider and is not subject to ACT’s control.
ACT also reserves the right to disclose your PII for any reason if, in ACT’s sole discretion, ACT believes that it is reasonable to do so, including to credit agencies, collection agencies, merchant database agencies, law enforcement, litigation or to satisfy applicable laws, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information. ACT may also disclose PII that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating ACT’s contracts, policies and procedures.
3. How ACT Protects Your Personally Identifiable Information
ACT takes certain administrative, technical, and physical measures to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of your PII. While ACT works to ensure the integrity and security of ACT’s network and systems, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure. As a result, while we try to protect your PII, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
4. Editing Your Personally Identifiable Information
For users who maintain an online membership account, you may change any of your information in your account online by editing your member ID and your profile. You are required to promptly update your PII if it changes. You may also access and correct your information and your privacy preferences by writing ACT at:
Association for Contract Textiles
P.O. Box 101981
Fort Worth, TX 76185
Please include your name, address, and/or email address when you contact us.
You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed at any time; however, because ACT keeps track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on the Website. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information because of backups.
5. Privacy of Children
You must be at least 13 years old to have our permission to use this Website. Our Policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose PII about visitors that are under 13 years of age.
We have no way of distinguishing the age of individuals who access our Website, and so we carry out the same policy for individuals of all ages. If a child has provided us with PII without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should contact us at the address provided in Section 8 below to remove the information and to opt out of promotional opportunities.
ACT may gather certain other information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. ACT may use this information, which does not identify ACT’s individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track ACT’s users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about ACT’s user base as a whole. ACT may also use pixel tags—tiny graphic images—and other technologies to tell ACT what parts of the Website users have visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches users perform on the Website.
ACT currently uses Google Analytics to provide Website analysis. Information regarding how Google analytics tracks your data can be found at https://policies.google.com and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. If you do not want to be tracked by Google analytics, please go to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout which explains how to prevent Google Analytics use of such data.
ACT does not respond to do not track signals.
In some email messages, ACT may use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Internet. When users click one of these URLs, they pass through ACT’s web server before arriving at the web page. ACT tracks this click-through data to help ACT determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of ACT’s communications. If you prefer not to be tracked simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in the email.
7. ACT is Not Responsible for the Privacy Policies or Practices of Third Parties
8. Further Questions Regarding Privacy
Association for Contract Textiles
P.O. Box 101981
Fort Worth, TX 76185
10. Notice of Compliance to California Residents
(1) A first and last name;
(2) A home or other physical address, including street name and name of a city or town;
(3) An email address;
(4) A telephone number;
(5) A social security number;
(6) Any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of a specific individual;
(7) Information concerning a user that the Site collects online from the user, and maintains in personally identifiable form, in combination with an identifier described within this Policy.
See Section 4 above for a description of the process maintained by ACT for how to review and request changes to any of your PII that is collected through the Website.