Effective Date: April 2nd, 2014
using any of the ACT Inc. Web Sites, you consent to the terms of the
ACT Inc. ("ACT ") is committed to protecting your
privacy. ACT Inc., its affiliates, and its subsidiaries own, operate, or
provide access to, several intelligently web sites and other pleasingly
(collectively "The ACT Edutainment Experience"). This Privacy
Policy applies only to the ACT Inc. Web Sites.
collected about you when you visit a ACT Web Site; how your information may
be used and when it may be disclosed; how you can control the use and
disclosure of your information; and how your information is protected.
Trust is a cornerstone of our mission at ACT Inc. We are committed to
gaining and maintaining your trust by following a core set of Privacy Principles.
Policy applies to information, including contact information, collected
information collected through any other web site. Please note that some ACT
Web Sites may contain links to non-ACT Inc. Web Sites. We are not
responsible for the privacy practices of those sites, and we recommend that
you visit the privacy policies of each web site that you visit.
2. Information Collected
provide directly to ACT Web Sites. You are not required to provide information
about yourself when you visit a ACT Web Site. ACT Web Sites may ask you for
different types of information when you register for certain services,
access various content or features, or directly contact the Web Site
Contact information, such as name, email address, postal address, phone
number, facsimile number, and mobile number;
Guest name, password, and password reminder questions and answers;
Age and date of birth;
Other demographic information, such as gender, job information, and zip
Information for a public profile, such as your interests and the address of
your web site;
Communications preferences, such as which newsletters you would like to
In limited circumstances, payment and identity verification information,
such as credit card number, social security number or comparable national
identifiers, and driver's license number where needed for payment, to
complete a particular transaction, or to access a particular service (e.g.,
contests or paid subscriptions);
Contact information about others when you provide information about others
or refer a friend to a particular site or service (note: such information
is used solely to facilitate the communications requested);
Information posted in community discussions and other interactive online
Correspondence you send to us; and
Information collected about you offline (including via facsimile, mail, or
in person for webinar & contest forms).
Information we collect automatically on ACT
ACT Web Sites may collect certain information automatically, including:
Your browser type and operating system;
Your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is the number automatically
assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet and that can
sometimes be used to derive your general geographic area;
Sites you visited before and after visiting a ACT Web Site;
Web pages and advertisements you view and links you click on within ACT Web
Unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers that can
identify the physical location of such devices in accordance with
Information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies;
Information about your interactions with audio and video content, such as
the type of content listened to and viewed, and information about your
interactions with email messages, such as the links clicked on and whether
the messages were opened or forwarded;
Upon request, your bandwidth speed and information about the software
programs installed on your computer; and
Standard server log information.
Information we obtain from other sources. Where permitted by
applicable law, we may collect information about you from other sources,
including through interactive applications (such as mobile devices,
third-party services, and embedded audio and video players), from
co-branded partners and sites (for example, on our pages on Facebook), and
from commercially available sources (such as data aggregators and public
databases). The following are examples of information we may collect from
Name, postal address, and telephone number;
Demographic data, such as age, gender, and income level;
If you access third-party services (such as Facebook, Google or Twitter)
through a ACT Web Site, or if you access a ACT Web Site via a third-party
service, your guest name and password for those services and other information
available about or collected from you on those services can only be managed
and protected by those services.
Your interests and purchase preferences;
Publicly-observed data, such as activities on blogs, videos, and other
online postings; and
Other navigation data, such as web sites visited and advertisements viewed
or clicked on.
practices of third parties, including those that may disclose information
Combining Information. Please note that all of the information we
collect about you may be combined, including to help us tailor our
communications to you and to develop value-packed content and services
across the ACT Web Sites.
3. Use of Information
We only use
payment and identity verification information, such as credit card numbers,
driver's license numbers, social security numbers, or comparable national
identifiers as necessary for completing a particular transaction or
fulfilling a service (e.g., paid subscriptions or awarding prizes to
contest winners) or as otherwise required by law.
We generally use other information we collect about you to:
• Fulfill your requests
for products, services, and information, including to send you electronic
newsletters, authorize a purchase, and complete a transaction that you have
• Enable you to
participate in features such as surveys, polls, contests, and message
• Provide you with
electronic newsletters, information, special offers and promotional
materials on behalf of ACT Web Sites, companies within our corporate
family, and third parties, in accordance with applicable law;
• Analyze the use of ACT
Web Sites and information about visitors to our Web Sites to understand and
improve our service offerings and, in accordance with our sharing policies,
discussed below, to produce anonymous or aggregated data and statistics
that might help third parties develop their own products and service
• Customize the content
you see when you visit a ACT Web Site;
• Develop and provide
advertising tailored to your interests, as described in our overview of ACT Inc. online advertising;
• Prevent potentially
• For any other purposes
disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to
4. Disclosure of Information
ACT is committed to maintaining your trust and we want you to understand
when and with whom we may share information collected about you.
• With your consent.
With your consent, we may share your contact information with third-party
business partners. For example, ACT Web Sites such as Dscover-IT.com and The5Ps.com
offer free access to relevant services (e.g., webcasts and white papers) if
you agree to have your information shared with third parties so they can
contact you about related products and services.
third-party service providers. We share your information with
third-party vendors who help us with specialized services, including
customer support, email and text message deployment, business analytics,
marketing, and data processing. These third parties are allowed to use your
information to help us provide our services and not for any other purpose.
• Contests, or
promotions. When you choose to enter a special program, contest, or
other promotion, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the
promotions, your information may be disclosed to sponsors and third parties
who help design, administer and implement the promotion, including in
connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment and aggregated data
analysis. Your information also may be disclosed as required by law, such
as on a winners list. Also, by entering a promotion, you are agreeing to
the official rules that govern that promotion, including allowing the
sponsors to use your name, voice, and likeness in advertising and marketing
associated with the promotion in accordance with applicable law. All terms
applicable to the particular promotion will be made available to you at the
time you enter the promotion.
• Co-Branded Partners.
Co-Branded Partners are third parties with whom a ACT Web Site may jointly
offer a service or feature. You can tell when you are accessing a service
offered by a Co-Branded Partner because the Co-Branded Partner's name will
be featured prominently. You may be asked to provide information about
yourself to register for a service offered by a Co-Branded Partner. In
doing so, you may be providing your information to both us and the
Co-Branded Partner, or we may share your information with the Co-Branded
to its use of your information.
• ACT Web Sites and
other ACT businesses. The ACT family continues to grow to include
innovative ACT Web Sites that offer information-packed, powerful and
pleasingly educational experiences. Where permitted by law, we may share
information we collect about you within the family
of ACT Web Sites and with The ACT Edutainment Experience., our
parent company, and other ACT-affiliated companies, so we can provide you
with information about products and services that might interest you.
• Business transfers.
We may share your information in connection with a substantial corporate
transaction, such as the sale of a ACT Web Site, a merger, consolidation,
asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
• Legal requirements.
We may disclose information about our guests, including contact
information, to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, and
other law enforcement measures, and to comply with other legal obligations..
• Protect our Web
Sites and guests. We may disclose information to protect and defend the
legal rights, interests, and safety of ACT Web Sites, other ACT companies,
and their employees, agents, and contractors (including enforcing our
agreements); to protect the safety and security of guests of the Web Sites
Please note that we may share information with advertisers as
described in our overview of ACT online advertising. We also may share aggregated or anonymized
information with third parties, including to help us develop content and
services we hope you will find of interest or to help these third parties
develop their own products and service offerings. This sharing of
anonymized or aggregated information will not include information that
could be used to individually identify you.
5. Your Choices
You can choose to
enjoy content and features on ACT Web Sites without directly providing us
with any information about you; however, as described above, some
information may automatically be collected or may be requested so we may
improve your experience and tailor our interactions with you.
From time to
time, we may also collect information that pertains to you indirectly
through other sources, such as list vendors. When we do so, we ask the
vendors to confirm that the information was legally acquired by the third
party and that we have the right to obtain it from them and use it.
You can opt out of receiving commercial
email or text messages from a particular ACT Web Site or service by
following the instructions contained in any such message. Please note that
even if you unsubscribe to commercial messages, we still may need to send
you communications relating to your use of the ACT Web Sites, such as
You have choices about the collection and use of your information by third
parties to display relevant advertisements, as described in our overview of
You also may
choose to opt out of our use of data that we collect about your visits to
our business partners’ sites to customize advertising that we serve. To opt
out, please email your request to us. For our contact information visit http://www.ACT-IT.com./contact.html.
If you choose to
share contact information with us, you may have the opportunity to update
that information on a ACT Web Site. You also may update or amend your
information by contacting
us. If you ask us to shut down your account or delete your information,
we will disable your account within a reasonable period of time. Please
note that we may need to retain some information about you in order to
satisfy our legal and security obligations. For example, some of your
information may remain in back-up storage even if you ask us to delete it.
In some cases, you may be entitled under local laws to access or object to
the processing of information that we hold relating to you.
7. Protection of Information
We are committed
to protecting your information. We have adopted commercially reasonable
technical, administrative, and physical procedures to help protect your
information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, and alteration. Please
note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100%
secure. We want you to feel confident using ACT Web Sites but we cannot
ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
Please refer to the U.S.
Federal Trade Commission's web site for information on how to protect
yourself from identity theft.
8. Transfer of Data Internationally
ACT Inc. is
headquartered in the United States and has affiliate offices and partners
in other countries. Please be aware that information you provide to us or
we obtain as a result of your use of the ACT Web Sites may be collected in
your country and subsequently transferred to the United States or another
country in accordance with applicable law. The privacy and data protection
laws in another country may not be equivalent to such laws in your country
of residence. By using and participating in any ACT Web Site or providing
us with your information, you consent to the collection, international transfer,
storage, and processing of your information.
9. Visitors from Outside the United
information about ACT 's privacy practices, as well as our affiliate
offices and partners in some of the other countries where we operate,
please read this document in its entirety.
Privacy Protections for Children
ACT Web Sites are
intended for a professional, general audience and do not knowingly collect
or store contact information about children under the age of 13. Some ACT
Inc. Web Sites may ask for a birth date to ensure that they are not
collecting information from children under 13 or to identify when
additional steps may need to be taken in connection with information
collected from children under 18. ACT does not offer services directed
11. Guest-Generated Content
Some ACT Web Sites
enable guests to submit their own content for use in contests, blogs,
on-air radio and TV broadcasts, online audio and video streams, videos,
message boards, and other functions. Publication of Guest Generated Content
Please remember that any information you disclose becomes public
information and exercise caution when deciding to disclose your contact,
financial, and other information in a submission. We cannot prevent such
information from being used in a manner that may violate this Privacy
Policy, the law, or your personal privacy and safety. ACT Edutainment
12. Third Party Sites
When you select a
link to a third party web site from one of the ACT Web Sites (for example,
if you link to Pay Pal in order to pay for a product or service offered by
a ACT Web Site), you will be leaving the ACT Site. Any information that you disclose on
We may update this
Date" and such changes will be effective upon posting. If we make any
material changes in the way we use your information, we will notify you by
sending an email message to the email address you most recently provided to
us or by prominently posting a notice of the changes on ACT Web Sites.
reasonable period of time. You may also submit questions or comments using
the postal address listed below:
P.O. Box 978
South Orange, NJ 07079-0978
Attn: Legal Department
We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any