menu_icon

ACEA Privacy Policy

The Advanced Continuing Education Association (ACEA or “We”/”Our”/”Us”) is dedicated to protecting the privacy rights of its users (“You”/”Yours”). We aim to be as transparent as possible, and we make sure to keep up to date with the latest standards and regulations in privacy law (see details on the California Consumer Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation below). We strive to put our users first, and believe that YOU should be in control of your data.

Data Collection and Anonymity of Information

We use technologies like cookies (small files stored by your browser), sessions (encrypted cookies), web beacons, or unique device identifiers to anonymously identify Your computer or device so We can deliver a customized experience. Our systems also log information like Your browser, operating system and IP address.

Apart from providing Us your email address for registration purposes, we may also collect (and require) personally identifiable information, not limited to your Your real name, address, profession, phone number, or email address. With Your permission, we may also access other personal information on Your device (if you are using our smartphone application/s), not limited to your phone book and calendar, in order to provide better targeted services to You. If authorized by You, we may also access information from services like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from individuals under 18 years of age. If You believe we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact Us so we can promptly remove all related account information.

Access, Deletion and Retention of Data

You can sign into your account and contact us to see or delete certain personally identifiable information data we have stored, such as your name, address, email or phone number. We collect two types of data: (a) metadata from your device (e.g. IP address, geolocation), and (b) data you enter (e.g. profile information, course information). For a comprehensive list of all of your personal information that we have collected, feel free to submit a “Request to Know” form at https://hs.aceaglobal.com/request-to-know.

We remove all Your personal information and preferences associated with Your account promptly after You delete Your account.

Sharing of Data and Vendors

ACEA never “sells” data in a traditional sense, nor do we monetize your data in any way. However, we sometimes share user data with third-parties to optimize customer experience. To learn more about this or to opt-out of this sharing of data, please see our “Do Not Sell My Information” page at https://hs.aceaglobal.com/do-not-sell-my-personal-information. Should we have recurring promotions, we will ask, in good faith, that you choose to share personally identifiable information (excluding payment information) with trusted vendors (e.g. conference providers, product advertisers).

Google Analytics ("GA") and other similar analytics tools may access anonymous data (such as Your IP address or device ID) to help us understand our demographic and better our services. To get a comprehensive understanding of what data GA collects, visit their "Terms of Services" page at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html.

California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) Compliance

The California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) was put in place to establish and protect privacy rights of California residents. Not only does ACEA comply with the CCPA, we have extended its rights to ALL of our users, not just those based in California.

Your Rights Under the CCPA:.

  • The right to know about the personal information a business collects about you and how it is used and shared
    • You can submit a request to receive a copy of all personal information ACEA has collected on you, as well as why it is used and with whom it is shared.
    • Click Here to submit a request to know at https://hs.aceaglobal.com/request-to-know.
  • The right to delete personal information collected (with some exceptions)
    • You can submit a request to delete all personal information ACEA has collected on you, this will, however, permanently delete your account as well. Click Here to submit a request to delete at https://hs.aceaglobal.com/request-to-delete.
  • The right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information
    • ACEA never “sells” data in the traditional sense. We have never profited from the sale of an individual’s data, and we have no intention of doing so. The CCPA does, however, have a broad definition of a “sale”. ACEA does, occasionally, disclose data to third-parties such as analytics tools and email marketing software to optimize your experience. Click Here to opt-out of the sharing of your information at https://hs.aceaglobal.com/do-not-sell-my-personal-information.

The following categories of information may have been collected in the past 12 months.

  • Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver's license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
  • Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law
  • Commercial information, including records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer's interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement
  • Geolocation data.
  • Professional or employment-related information.
  • Education information, defined as information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)
  • Inferences drawn from any of the information identified in this subdivision to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, preferences, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

The following categories of information may have been disclosed to third-parties in the past 12 months.

  • Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver's license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
  • Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law
  • Commercial information, including records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
  • Professional or employment-related information.
  • Education information, defined as information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation “(GDPR”) was put in place to establish “a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information from individuals who live in the European Union (EU)”. ACEA complies with the GDPR, as we have users residing and doing business in the EU, and view this as the “gold standard” of privacy law.

ACEA uses the following legal justifications for our collection of data:

  • The data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes.
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

Under GDPR, individuals have the:

  • Right to be informed: organizations must tell individuals what data of theirs is being collected, how it’s being used, how long it will be kept and whether it will be shared with any third parties.
  • Right of access: individuals have the right to request a copy of the information that an organization has on them.
  • Right of rectification: individuals have the right to correct data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to be forgotten: in certain circumstances, individuals can ask organizations to erase any of their personal data.
  • Right of portability: individuals can request that an organization transfers any data that it has on them to another company.
  • Right to restrict processing: individuals can request that an organization limits the way it uses personal data.
  • Right to object: individuals have the right to challenge certain types of processing, such as direct marketing.
  • Rights related to automated decision making, including profiling: individuals can ask organizations to provide a copy of its automated processing activities if they believe the data is being processed unlawfully.

As an individual, you are free to exercise these rights. We only process your personal information with your prior consent and we shall not refuse to act on your request to exercise your rights.

We process your data in order to:

  • Allow you to sign in and securely access your account.
  • Provide you with the desired functionality of our product by using user-entered information such as continuing education (“CE”) history.
  • Customize educational and other non-advertising content suggestions.

Processing your data is a necessary step for us to enter into an agreement and to take steps at your request in processing and sharing data with permitted third parties.

Contact

Should you have any questions that pertain to your privacy, use our support form (https://myceapp.com/support).

To end, this privacy policy was last updated on June 21st, 2021. Our stance on privacy is also subject to legal constraints and may change from time to time. An internal review of this policy will be conducted annually. If we make any significant revisions to existing clauses, we will make it a priority to notify you via email.


Service Currently Unavailable

Could not connect to the database