ACC Foundation User Agreements

Privacy Policy

The ACC FOUNDATION is committed to the protection of your personal information. We are also committed to allowing you to choose how the ACC FOUNDATION discloses and uses your personal information. Please read this policy before visiting the ACC FOUNDATION website or before providing any personal information to ACC FOUNDATION.

Collecting Personal Identifiable Information

In general, you may visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. ACC FOUNDATION does collect the IP addresses and domain names of visitors for site administration purposes, such as to analyze this data for trends and statistics. No personal information is obtained through an IP address, but the patterns of usage may be tracked and monitored. We may share statistical or aggregated non-personal information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. This data is used to customize our website content and advertising to deliver a better experience to our users. Please see the section below on cookies for more information.

While some of the information collected is required for business engagement purposes, other information is voluntarily given by the individual. The type of personal information that ACC FOUNDATION may collect could include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Your name, address, phone and email contact information
  • Your practice areas
  • Law school name and graduation date
  • Information about your employment such as employer name, title, address, the industry of your employer, and size of your legal department

Sensitive Information

Some countries consider some personal information particularly sensitive. ACC FOUNDATION only collects this data when voluntarily given by the individual for processing CLE/CPD when necessary, and for statistical purposes only. ACC FOUNDATION does not share this information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. Such information may include the following:

  • Date of birth
  • Jurisdictions in which you are licensed to practice law
  • Ethnicity, nationality, gender and other demographic information
  • Years of practice

Use of Personal Information

Unless otherwise stated, personal information provided by users will be used for marketing and promotional purposes only by ACC FOUNDATION.

ACC FOUNDATION collects personal information for the following purposes:

  • To register individuals for ACC FOUNDATION events (i.e. Corporate Counsel Classic, conferences, etc);
  • To provide you with products or services that you have requested;
  • To communicate with you and to respond to questions that you have raised with us;
  • To administer the ACC FOUNDATION website;
  • To process your payment for ACC FOUNDATION products and events;
  • To forward to you information concerning upcoming ACC FOUNDATION events;
  • To prevent and detect fraud; and
  • To protect and enforce our legal rights.

ACC FOUNDATION reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party, if ACC FOUNDATION has reason to believe that disclosing personal information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other website users or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Additionally, ACC FOUNDATION may disclose personal information in response to a subpoena, warrant or other court order, or when we believe in good faith that a law, regulation, subpoena, warrant or other court order requires it – or authorizes us to do so – or to respond to an emergency situation.

ACC FOUNDATION reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, sale (including a liquidation, realization, foreclosure or repossession), lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance or financing of all or any portion of ACC FOUNDATION, or of any of the business of ACC FOUNDATION.

Authoring Resources or Speaking at Programs

If you choose to author a written resource or speak at a program (both live and broadcasted over the internet), you will generally be required to provide a biography of your professional experience. ACC FOUNDATION owns and maintains the copyright of the written resource, recordings of the programs and any subsequent written materials provided with program, including the submitted biographies. ACC FOUNDATION reserves the right to make any and all written resources and programs with associated written materials available to the public at large without permission of the authors or speakers.

Mailing List Policy and Further Disclosures of Personal Information

In addition to the uses of personal information noted above, personal information of ACC FOUNDATION members may be shared with the following entities:

  • Personal information of registrants of ACC FOUNDATION's educational programs, including ACC FOUNDATION Webcasts, the Corporate Counsel Classic, and the Care & Feeding Dinner Series may be shared with sponsors of these meetings for promotional purposes. You have the option to opt-out of sharing this information when you register for the programs. The information provided will contain the name, title, company and mailing address of all meeting attendees.

ACC FOUNDATION may share personal information with third parties engaged to assist ACC FOUNDATION in providing services to you or to carry out one or more of the purposes described above. These service providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance, and are contractually required to protect personal information disclosed by ACC FOUNDATION and to comply with the general privacy principles described in this Privacy Policy.

If you consent to us disclosing your personal information to a third party entity, ACC FOUNDATION will not be responsible for any breaches made by the entity, and you may not be able to seek redress in respect of that breach.

Removing, Correcting or Updating Personal Information

If you change your mind on how ACC FOUNDATION discloses or uses your information, or wish to access, correct or update personal information (such as your address), we will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal data you give us. For that matter, you may contact Jennifer Chen, ACC Foundation Director, at j.chen@acc.com or +1.202.677.4772.

Links to Other Websites

ACC FOUNDATION's website may contain links to other sites. These sites are not controlled by ACC FOUNDATION and ACC FOUNDATION is not responsible for any content contained on any such website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other sites, and the privacy practices employed by such sites may not be the same as ACC FOUNDATION’s practices. As with our website, you should become familiar with any external party's privacy policy before visiting and/or providing any personal information through any such site.

Cookies

ACC FOUNDATION uses cookies to manage our website and email programs. We do not use cookies to collect or store personal information. A cookie is a small file placed on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used to store non personal information to manage your website experience such as your type of web browser. A cookie can also store preference information to customize your website experience.

Cookies help us understand how consumers use our websites and emails so we can design better services in the future.

Web browsers can be adjusted to disable cookies. However, ACC FOUNDATION may not be able to provide you with all the service or functionality you require on the ACC FOUNDATION website if you choose to disable cookies.

You may also remove cookies from your browser. The cookie ACC FOUNDATION has loaded onto your browser is called ACCFoundation.com. Please refer to your browser’s help menu for instructions.

Contacting ACC FOUNDATION with Questions, Concerns or Complaints

Should you have any questions, concerns or a complaint about this Privacy Policy, please contact Jennifer Chen, ACC Foundation Director, at j.chen@acc.com or +1.202.677.4772, or via mail at 1025 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036 USA. If you do not want to make a long distance phone call, please email us with your contact information and best times to reach you, and we will contact you as soon as it is practical.

You are entitled to make an anonymous complaint or inquiry in relation to this Privacy Policy or your privacy rights; however, we may require you to identify yourself if required by law or it is impracticable for us to deal with your matter otherwise.

We will acknowledge receipt of any complaint within five business days and will endeavor to provide you with a written response within 30 days of receipt of your complaint. There may be instances where this is not possible due to the contents of the complaint. In such circumstances, we will respond to your complaint in a reasonable and practical time.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, ACC FOUNDATION will be happy to provide you with contact information for the appropriate authorities in your jurisdiction. Additionally, many jurisdictions allow for private rights of action.

Terms of Use

Agreement Between User and ACC FOUNDATION

The ACC FOUNDATION Website is composed of various web pages operated by ACC FOUNDATION. “ACC FOUNDATION Website” shall be defined herein to include ACC-Foundation.com and all other web pages operated or hosted exclusively by ACC FOUNDATION (“Services”).

The ACC FOUNDATION Website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein. Your use of the ACC FOUNDATION Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices.

Privacy Policy

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is committed to the protection of your personal information. We are also committed to allowing you to choose how ACC discloses and uses your personal information. Please read this policy before visiting the ACC website or before providing any personal information to ACC.

Special notice to our members in Australia: All members of ACC will also be members of ACC Australia (also known as Australian Corporate Lawyers Association or ACLA), and all personal information provided by our Australian members will be shared with ACC Australia. If however, you wish to not have your information shared with ACC Australia, please contact membership@acc.com, and in doing so, please understand that your access to information, services and membership benefits will be limited. You may review ACC Australia’s privacy policy here.

Collecting Personal Identifiable Information

In general, you may visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. ACC does collect the IP addresses and domain names of visitors for site administration purposes, such as to analyze this data for trends and statistics. No personal information is obtained through an IP address, but the patterns of usage may be tracked and monitored. We may share statistical or aggregated non-personal information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. This data is used to customize our website content and advertising to deliver a better experience to our users. Please see the section below on cookies for more information.

While some of the information collected is required for membership or business engagement purposes, other information is voluntarily given by the individual. The type of personal information that ACC may collect could include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Your name, address, phone and email contact information
  • Your practice areas
  • Law school name and graduation date
  • Information about your employment such as employer name, title, address, the industry of your employer, and size of your legal department

Sensitive Information

Some countries consider some personal information particularly sensitive. ACC only collects this data when voluntarily given by the individual for processing CLE/CPD when necessary, and for statistical purposes only. ACC does not share this information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. Such information may include the following:

  • Date of birth
  • Jurisdictions in which you are licensed to practice law
  • Ethnicity, nationality, gender and other demographic information
  • Years of practice

Use of Personal Information

Unless otherwise stated, personal information provided by users will be used for marketing and promotional purposes only by ACC.

ACC collects personal information for the following purposes:

  • To determine membership eligibility and enroll a member in ACC;
  • To register individuals for ACC events (i.e. annual meeting, conferences, etc);
  • To provide you with products or services that you have requested;
  • To communicate with you and to respond to questions that you have raised with us;
  • To develop membership directories for both ACC and its chapters/divisions;
  • To administer the ACC website;
  • To process your payment for ACC products and events;
  • To forward to you information concerning upcoming ACC events;
  • To administer and provide you with the benefits of ACC membership;
  • To prevent and detect fraud; and
  • To protect and enforce our legal rights.

ACC reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party, if ACC has reason to believe that disclosing personal information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other website users or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Additionally, ACC may disclose personal information in response to a subpoena, warrant or other court order, or when we believe in good faith that a law, regulation, subpoena, warrant or other court order requires it – or authorizes us to do so – or to respond to an emergency situation.

ACC reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, sale (including a liquidation, realization, foreclosure or repossession), lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance or financing of all or any portion of ACC, or of any of the business of ACC or a chapter/division thereof, in order for you to continue to receive the same products and services from the third party.

Authoring Resources or Speaking at Programs

If you choose to author a written resource or speak at a program (both live and broadcasted over the internet), you will generally be required to provide a biography of your professional experience. ACC owns and maintains the copyright of the written resource, recordings of the programs and any subsequent written materials provided with program, including the submitted biorgraphies. ACC reserves the right to make any and all written resources and programs with associated written materials available to the public at large without permission of the authors or speakers.

Mailing List Policy and Further Disclosures of Personal Information

ACC is a global organization. We may allow your personal information to be shared with our related entities or third-party service providers based overseas. When we provide your personal information overseas, we do so in connection with providing you with member benefits, requested information or services or as required or authorized under law. It is possible the overseas entities, which we share your information with, may not be subject to foreign laws that provide the same level of protection of information as your country of residence or employment, or may not be subject to any privacy obligations. Overseas entities may be required or compelled to discolose your personal information to a third party, such as a overseas authority. If you consent to us disclosing your personal information, ACC will not be accountable for any breaches made by the entity, and you may not be able to seek redress in respect of that breach.

In addition to the uses of personal information noted above, personal information of ACC members may be shared with the following entities:

  • Personal information of registrants of ACC's educational programs, including ACC Webcasts, the Corporate Counsel University, and the Annual Meeting may be shared with sponsors of these meetings for promotional purposes. You have the option to opt-out of sharing this information when you register for the programs. The information provided will contain the name, title, company and mailing address of all meeting attendees.
  • ACC sells member mailing information through a third-party vendor. Only members’ name, title, company and mailing address are included on these lists. Any member may remove themselves from such mailing lists by contacting the ACC Membership Department at membership@acc.com or by calling +1.202.293.4103 x360. If you do not want to make a long distance phone call, please email us with your contact information and best times to reach you, and we will contact you as soon as it is practical.
  • ACC chapters/divisions are prohibited from distributing or selling member mailing lists. This includes email addresses, phone numbers and fax numbers. ACC maintains this policy so unwanted companies, vendors or law firms will not solicit chapter/division members. If a vendor or sponsor wants access to a mailing list of any chapter/division for solicitation purposes, they should be instructed to contact the headquarter office. They will be subject to the mailing list policy as stated above.

ACC may share personal information with third parties engaged to assist ACC in providing services to you or to carry out one or more of the purposes described above. These service providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance, and are contractually required to protect personal information disclosed by ACC and to comply with the general privacy principles described in this Privacy Policy.

If you choose not to provide ACC with your personal information, you may still visit most of the ACC website. However, you may be unable to access certain options, offers and services and you may be unable to take advantage of certain ACC benefits or membership.

Removing, Correcting or Updating Personal Information

If you change your mind on how ACC discloses or uses your information, or wish to access, correct or update personal information (such as your address), we will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal data you give us.

Members may correct or update personal information by going directly to “My Account” at www.acc.com/myacc/ (you must be logged in). You may at any time revise this information or question it by directly contacting our Membership Department at membership@acc.com or by calling +1.202.293.4103 x360. If you do not want to make a long distance phone call, please email us with your contact information and best times to reach you, and we will contact you as soon as it is practical.

Links to Other Websites

ACC's website may contain links to other sites such as ACC's Alliance Partners or relevant legal services sites. These sites are not controlled by ACC and ACC is not responsible for any content contained on any such website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other sites, and the privacy practices employed by such sites may not be the same as ACC’s practices. As with our website, you should become familiar with any external party's privacy policy before visiting and/or providing any personal information through any such site.

ACC may terminate access for content providers or forum participants who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected material without necessary rights and permissions.

Cookies

ACC uses cookies to manage our website and email programs. We do not use cookies to collect or store personal information. A cookie is a small file placed on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used to store non personal information to manage your website experience such as your type of web browser. A cookie can also store preference information to customize your website experience.

Cookies help us understand how consumers use our websites and emails so we can design better services in the future.

Web browsers can be adjusted to disable cookies. However, ACC may not be able to provide you with all the service or functionality you require on the ACC website if you choose to disable cookies.

You may also remove cookies from your browser. The cookie ACC has loaded onto your browser is called *acc.com. Please refer to your browser’s help menu for instructions.

Contacting ACC with Questions, Concerns or Complaints

Should you have any questions, concerns or a complaint about this Privacy Policy, please contact ACC’s Office of General Counsel at +1.202.293.4103 x456, ogc@acc.com, or via mail at 1025 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036 USA. If you do not want to make a long distance phone call, please email us with your contact information and best times to reach you, and we will contact you as soon as it is practical.

You are entitled to make an anonymous complaint or inquiry in relation to this Privacy Policy or your privacy rights; however, we may require you to identify yourself if required by law or it is impracticable for us to deal with your matter otherwise.

We will acknowledge receipt of any complaint within five business days and will endeavor to provide you with a written response within 30 days of receipt of your complaint. There may be instances where this is not possible due to the contents of the complaint. In such circumstances, we will respond to your complaint in a reasonable and practical time.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, ACC will be happy to provide you with contact information for the appropriate authorities in your jurisdiction. Additionally, many jurisdictions allow for private rights of action.

Terms of Use

Agreement Between User and ACC Foundation

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Website is composed of various web pages operated by ACC. “ACC Website” shall be defined herein to include acc.com and all other web pages operated or hosted exclusively by ACC (“Services”).

The ACC Website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein. Your use of the ACC Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

ACC reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the ACC Website is offered in our sole discretion, including but not limited to the changes associated with the use of the ACC Website. Your continued use of the ACC Website following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes.

You may not use the ACC Website and may not accept the Terms of Use (“Terms”) if you are a person barred from using services that ACC provides under the laws of any country in which you are resident or from which you use the Services.

ACC reserves the right to disclose aggregated data, or information or statements we publish without attribution to any identifiable individual, or specific data or statements that you separately and specifically agree we can share with the larger public or media, without infringing upon the user's confidentiality.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The ACC Website may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of ACC, and ACC is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. ACC is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. ACC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by ACC of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the ACC Website, you warrant to ACC that you will not use the ACC Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices. You may not use the ACC Website in any manner, which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the ACC Website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the ACC Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the ACC Website, including, but not limited to, data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

ANTITRUST STATEMENT

ACC and ACC members need to be mindful of constraints of anti-trust or competition laws when engaging with each other at ACC–hosted activities. ACC's Annual Meeting, chapter/division events, workshops, group gatherings, webcasts, seminars/sessions, electronic community platforms, social networking groups, and any other group gathering (facilitated by technology or in person) are conducted for educational purposes, to provide a forum for the open discussion and free exchange of ideas even amongst companies that may otherwise compete in the marketplace. At any gatherings, members are reminded that it is their responsibility to avoid (and where they see others acting in such a manner, to discourage) any agreement or inappropriate conversations that could have anti-competitive effects or could constitute a restraint on trade. In discussing the pros and cons on a topic of discussion, members may express an opinion, but must avoid collective agreements on how any particular issue/matter should be handled. For more information on appropriate and inappropriate competitive behavior at ACC meetings, please read our Competition Law Guidelines.

PASSWORDS AND ACCOUNT SECURITY

You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Services. Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible to ACC for all activities that occur under your account. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify ACC immediately at membership@acc.com. You agree to not share access to the ACC Website.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The ACC Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, commentary services, communities, personal web pages, calendars, membership directory, and/or other message or communication facilities (collectively, “Communication Services”) designed to enable you to communicate with an individual, the public at large or with a group. This explicitly includes the online version of <em>ACC Docket</em>. You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. To use the Communication Services you represent and warrant that you are at least of 18 years of age.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose;
  • Solicit for any open jobs or positions, either temporary or permanent, or make any other type of solicitation ACC deems to be inappropriate;
  • Use Communication Services for political campaigning, recruiting votes, or soliciting support for legislative or other initiatives;
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters;
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;
  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer;
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;
  • Interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Communication Services, any portion or contents thereof, or related systems or networks;
  • Use the Communication Services in any way which degrades their reliability, speed or operation, or their underlying hardware or software;
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services;
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service;
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

ACC has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. ACC cannot verify the accuracy of statements that users make or place on or through the Communication