Effective Date: This policy was last updated on 01/07/2008.
AccountabilityWorks strives to maintain high standards for the protection of privacy over the Internet. The purpose of this statement is to explain to our visitors the type of information AccountabilityWorks obtains about visitors to our websites, how we gather it, how we use it, how long we retain it, and how visitors can restrict the use or disclosure of personally identifiable information.
All material, information, including credit card information, transmitted to or posted on this Site by any means will be treated as confidential. Credit card information is transmitted via encrypted methods to further ensure and protect privacy. Our site's registration form requires users to give us contact information (like their name and email address).
The personal information AccountabilityWorks obtains about individual visitors to our websites is information the visitor supplies voluntarily. This means that you can visit our websites without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. To gauge the effectiveness of our websites, we do collect some generic information about our visitors. Our web servers automatically recognize a visitor's IP address. This information is not linked to any personally identifiable information about the visitor. We or our contractors use web beacons (i.e., "cookies") to track use of our sites and to track what sites users came from, but do not collect personally identifiable information via these web beacons. We aggregate this information and use it to evaluate and improve our websites. We do not track user activity on sites outside of AccountabilityWorks.
AccountabilityWorks may collect personally identifiable information (such as name, email address, postal address) and/or third party personally identifiable information through this website. In some situations, such as when you order or pay for a product online, AccountabilityWorks will collect billing information, such as your credit card number and billing address, and we may share this information with our third parties contractors (such as your credit card company solely for the purpose of processing the transaction you have requested). You may choose to provide individual information to AccountabilityWorks in a number of ways through our websites such as by:
Ordering a product or service from us;
Sending us email;
Registering to receive news, public policy updates, or information about our products or services;
When visitors supply information about themselves for a specific purpose, AccountabilityWorks uses the information for that purpose (such as to provide the information the visitor has requested or to consider a visitor for a particular job). When visitors use our websites to order products or services, or to request information about them, we may use the individual information as we would use the same information obtained offline - for example, to evaluate your service needs and contact you regarding additional services you may find useful. You have the right to choose not to receive this information by notifying us of your preference.
AccountabilityWorks does not send unsolicited "junk" email (spam). We may use email to communicate with our customers, to respond to visitors' emails, to confirm orders placed online, and to send information that a visitor has requested. If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can simply reply to ask not to receive future emails.
AccountabilityWorks provides an unsubscribe function in its email campaigns in order for subscribers to opt out of further email communications from us.
AccountabilityWorks websites also use "cookies", which may be sent by contractors that we use to track how our websites are used. They allow us to serve you better. When you use our sites, we or our contractors send information, a cookie, to your computer and it is stored there. When you return to our sites, your computer sends the cookie back to us or our contractor. This allows our server to recognize your computer and any settings you created on our sites. It restores those settings so you don't have to enter the same information every time you visit. For example, if you entered your zip code on a visit to our site, when you return you will see information for that zip code without typing it in again. It also allows us to track non-personally identifiable information about how our websites are used and how to improve them. The fact that our server recognizes your computer when it retrieves the cookies does not mean that AccountabilityWorks is actually acquiring information about you. You can set your browser to delete cookies or to tell you before you accept one. Look in your browser's Options or Preferences menu.
AccountabilityWorks uses Secure Socket Layer technology with encryption for the transmission of sensitive data such as credit card information.
AccountabilityWorks is committed to safeguarding customer privacy on all our websites. We require our employees to protect the privacy of information about our customers and expect our partners and suppliers to do so as well. You can feel confident that your individual information will be protected when you access your account or order products or services from our websites. We employ security measures to safeguard your transactions with us.
Compliance with laws
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our websites.
Links to other websites
The AccountabilityWorks websites contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites. To improve the services it can offer you, AccountabilityWorks may opt to expand its capabilities for obtaining information about users in the future. AccountabilityWorks will update this privacy statement continually to ensure that you are aware of developments in this area.
Updating your information
Users may access, correct, and update information they have provided to AccountabilityWorks by visiting our websites and utilize our Customer Service application. The Contact Us area of the site contains email links by which users can send in information updates.
Notice of changes
AccountabilityWorks will provide 30 days notice on our web site of any material changes to the privacy statement and in the use of personally identifiable information.
For inquiries regarding our privacy statement, contact us.