Who we are
The ACUA respects the privacy of every individual visiting the ACUA website. Information about you may be collected when you visit the ACUA website either by automatic tracking or more directly when you request a specific service.
The ACUA tracks how people use the website in terms of general statistics about visitors, traffic patterns, and related information in an anonymous form. To do this, the ACUA uses software integrated into the website that collects statistics from IP data. For example, the software records what time of day a visitor accesses the website, which country the visitor is from, how long the visitor stays at the website, and what type of browser the visitor is using. This information is used primarily to measure the popularity of various sectors of the website, allowing the staff to tailor future content.
Our website address is: https://acuaonline.org.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you provide or upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Payment processing services through PayPal allows this website to process payments by credit card, bank transfer or other means. To ensure greater security, only the information necessary to execute the transaction with the financial intermediaries handling the transaction is shared. Some of these services may also enable the sending of timed messages to the User, such as emails containing invoices or notifications concerning the payment.