effective date: October 3, 2014
The Advertising Council, Inc. ("Ad Council", "we", "us", or "our") operates, hosts, and manages anumber of websites, including without limitation, http://adcouncil.org,https://www.psacentral.org, and
information we collect and how we use it
We use the term "Personal Information" to refer to any information you provide in connection withyour use of any of our Websites by which you can be personally identified. Personal Information mayinclude such things as your name, street address, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail addressand any other information which might reasonably be used to identify you. We obtain PersonalInformation from you when you submit it to us. We may use your Personal Information to register orsubscribe you for certain features, functions, services, activities, games, promotions and contenton our Websites (these are referred to as "Content" in our Terms). You may also email us with aquestion or for more information and we will use your contact information (which includes PersonalInformation such as an email address) to respond to your question or request. If you provide orsubmit your Personal Information to any of our Websites, we will give you the right to review,update and/or delete your Personal Information, subject to our obligations to comply with legal,regulatory our internal audit and record-keeping requirements. We may also use your PersonalInformation to notify you of updates, promotional offers, or important information about ourWebsites and services.
As part of an SMS/text message service that we provide in connection with a particular campaign, wemay collect your cell phone number, your carrier's name, and the date, time and content of yourmessages, as well as other information that you provide. We may use this information to contact youand to provide the services you request from us.
When you access or visit any of our Websites, we and our operational service providers may usetechnology that can recognize, collect and/or transmit information that is associated with yourdevice. Although the term "cookies" specifically refers to a small text file that is stored on auser's computer for record-keeping purposes, we will use the term"cookie"to refer generically to anytechnology that can recognize, collect and/or transmit information about your visits to ourWebsites. This type of information includes such data as the Internet or web domain that referredyou, the type of operating system and browser you are using, the date and time of your visit, datarelating to activities on our Websites (e.g., so-called "clickstream" data) and other technologicalattributes about your visit to our Websites. This information may be used by us, among otherpurposes, to analyze trends, administer our Websites, track user movements on our Websites, andgather aggregate demographic information about visitors so we can continually improve ourWebsites.
You can disable or turn the cookie feature off by changing the settings on your Internet browser andyou can also change the settings to stop your browser from automatically accepting cookies. Changingthese settings may also require you to re-enter certain information each time you visit or attemptto use our Websites.
sponsors, advertisers and other third parties
disclosure to third parties
We also reserve the right to make your Personal Information available:
- When we are compelled by a governmental agency, law, regulation, a court or other legalprocess;
- If we believe you are, have or may violate or inorder to enforce any law, regulation, ourTerms;
- If we believe you are or may be a threat to safety, property, interests or rights of us orothers;
- In order to investigate, respond to or resolve problems or inquiries or defend our interests;
- In a merger, acquisition, change of control, joint venture or other business combination;
- or when you otherwise consent You should also be aware we are a public service organization andsimply because a website or web page includes our logo, name or otherwise refers to us, does notmean the website or web page is ours or under our control. We work with sponsors, advertisers,government agencies, and other Third Parties to bring you public service advertising and if youenter, provide or submit Personal Information on or to a co-branded website or web page you maybe subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of the Third Party sponsor, advertiser,government agency or co-branding organization.
We maintain reasonable standards of security and confidentiality. We also try to limit informationaccess to individuals who need to have such access to perform their responsibilities associated withour Websites and the Content. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannotguarantee the security of your Personal Information and your communications when using ourWebsites.
In general, we provide you with the ability to correct or update your Personal Information. In someinstances, some Personal Information may not be changed or deleted by you and requires you tocontact us for verification (e.g., birth date, email address, name). In general, we offer you theability to opt out of receiving commercial emails and other commercial communications from us in thefuture. Our Websites and/or email communications will provide you with instructions and theprocedures you can use to opt out when applicable.
your california privacy rights
California law permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from usinformation about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for their directmarketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include alist of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of allthird parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding twelve calendar months.At this time, we do not disclose your personal information with third parties for their directmarketing purposes so this requirement does not apply to us.
You may not submit your personal information unless you are at least 13 years old. Children under theage of 13 that have registered with this Website are in violation of our Terms. If you believe thatyour child under the age of 13 has provided his or her personal information to us, please notify usimmediately by contacting us at email@example.com. You may be required to provide verifiableidentification that you are the child's parent or legal guardian.
For questions about our Privacy Policies please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write us tothe attention of our VP, Digital and PRISM, at 815 Second Avenue, 9thFloor, New York, NY 10017 andplease specify if you are inquiring about a specific Website to help us better assist and respond toyour questions.
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