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Definition: The Association of Chartered Accountants in the USA is henceforth referred to as ACAUS

Personal Information:

All personal information (“personal information” is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify the person to whom such information pertains) that we collect and maintain will be subject to this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. ACAUS may change the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion and will provide notice of changes in the Privacy Policy and on the privacy policy page of YourMembership.com. If, as the result of such changes, you want to alter the ways in which ACAUS is allowed to use your personal information, you can do so by following the procedure described in the section entitled “Updating your personal information and privacy preferences.” You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to, the changes to the Privacy Policy after such notice has been posted with the following exception: if at the time you provide personal information to ACAUS you limit how such information will be used to communicate with you, either by ACAUS or by third parties, ACAUS will not change your preference in this regard without your express consent. However, if ACAUS sells assets (or the assets of a division or subsidiary) to another entity, or ACAUS (or a division or subsidiary) is acquired by or merged with another entity, you agree that ACAUS may provide to such entity customer information that is related to that part of our business that was sold to or merged with the other entity without obtaining your further consent. ACAUS will provide notice of such asset sales, acquisitions, or mergers on this Site.

Collection of personal information

We collect customer login information which comprises of name or username, email address, and password. In some instances, when a purchase is initiated by a customer, credit card information is captured. This can include billing information. By using this Site, you agree and acknowledge that personal information collected through the Site or in connection with the services provided may be securely transferred across national boundaries and stored and processed in any of the countries around the world in which ACAUS maintains offices, including the United States.

How your personal information is used

ACAUS collects your information to record, support and facilitate your participation with ACAUS. For example, when you provide information to the site, the information is used to provide access to the website and other benefits that may be made available to registered users. Your personal information is also used to track your website preferences and keep you informed, unless you have opted not to receive such communications or such communications are prohibited by law.

ACAUS may collect information about the use of the Services and the Site, such as the number of downloads, types of Services used, how many users we receive daily, and the IP/Internet address of your computer. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. ACAUS may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for improving the Site and Services, providing more relevant experiences to our customers and for statistical analysis.

Updating your personal information and privacy preferences

You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences at any time. You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences (such as whether you wish to receive promotional communications) by writing YourMembership.com at the specified address within the contact information page on the site, by using the unsubscribe link within any automated email communication, or by sending an email to ACAUSprivacy@communitybrands.com.

Third-party websites

Unless expressly provided to the contrary, personal information that you provide while you are visiting a third-party provider’s website will be subject to the privacy policy posted on that site, and personal information that you provide while on this Site will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Sharing personal information with third parties

By using this site, you acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted third parties. Such third parties are bound by contract with ACAUS not to use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties. ACAUS shares personal information with third parties who act as our agents to help us fulfill our service. These third parties constitute credit card processors and email providers for marketing and bulk mailings. Individuals who receive marketing materials from us and wish to opt-out may do so by following the instructions on the emails.

We do not rent or share personal data with third parties who are not acting as our agents. If this policy changes in the future, we will notify individuals by updating this privacy policy and will provide an opt-out choice prior to the sharing of any data.

ACAUS may be responsible for the authorized transfer of personal data to third parties. Please note that we may also be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to accommodate national security and law enforcement requirements.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

https://www.privacyshield.gov/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=015t0000000QJdg

ACAUS voluntarily complies, but has not registered, with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States. ACAUS is in the process of adhering to the Privacy Shield Principles.  If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

ACAUS chooses our third-party agents with care and works to ensure they uphold privacy and security standards set forth by the Privacy Shield Framework. Regarding the Accountability for Onward Transfer, ACAUS remains liable if our agent processes the personal information we have provided them in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, unless we can provide prove that ACAUS is not responsible for any occurrence resulting in a compromise of personal data.

ACAUS is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission.

Privacy concerns and complaints

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, ACAUS commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. ACAUS takes its users’ privacy concerns seriously.

If you believe that ACAUS has not complied with this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information, or EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy, you should first contact us at ACAUS by emailing us at president@acaus.org or by writing to the ACAUS Privacy Officer at their registered office.

In your letter, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the Privacy Policy or Privacy Shield Framework has not been complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly. ACAUS has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning human resources data transferred from the EU.

ACAUS has committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework to BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if it is not satisfactorily addressed by ACAUS, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint. Should you not receive a satisfactory resolution, you may also contact your local data protection authority, the Federal Trade Commission, or the US Department of Commerce. Finally, if your complaint still remains unresolved, you have the right to invoke binding arbitration by the Privacy Shield Panel upon written notice to ACAUS at ACAUSprivacy@communitybrands.com.

Please note that ACAUS is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-ACAUS websites to which this Site or any other ACAUS website may link. Also, ACAUS is not responsible for the privacy practices of its customers or users of its customer websites. You should review the additional privacy policy of the customer site before using the site.

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