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ACET’s Guiding Principles for Privacy Protection

ACET is committed to protecting the privacy of our association members, business partners, and others who choose to share personal data with us in the normal course of business. To effectively protect the data that is entrusted to us, we understand and recognize that we must address all modes of information that is captured, whether in written or electronic form. ACET’s privacy policy addresses the personal data (i.e., information that could identify you) we collect, how we use that information, and how we aim to protect the information you choose to share with us. 

Our privacy policy is guided by the following principles:

  • The security of your information is of the utmost importance to us.

  • We limit the collection of personal data to what is volunteered and what is required for legitimate business purposes.

  • We only use your date for the purposes with which it was collected.

  • We do not sell personal data.

ACET Privacy Policy

Collection of Personal Data that You Choose to Share with ACET:  

ACET collects information from our association members, business partners, and others who choose to share their information with us. Typically, personal data is collected when you sign up for information updates or contact via email or this website. Personal data that is collected could include: name, email, organization name, and other information you voluntarily send in a message to us.

How ACET Uses Your Personal Data:

By accessing ACET online, you are accepting our privacy policy and agreeing to its terms. It also means that you agree not to hold ACET, staff, or contractors responsible for any legal claims, damages, or expenses that may arise from your use of ACET resources or your breach of our privacy policy.

ACET does not sell your personal data, nor do we sell web analytics information to third parties. When we use third parties to provide certain services (e.g., website or IT support) to help us meet business operation needs, your data may be visible to them. Data may be located on-premise, off-premise, or on cloud services, such website hosting providers or traffic analysis services.  We do not link data collected from the web to individuals unless it is for a legitimate business purpose and/or necessary to protect the ACET website from compromise.


ACET uses session cookies and persistent cookies to offer a better user experience. 

By using the ACET site, users agree to our privacy policy before accessing our material. In your browser settings, you can control who you share cookies.

How ACET Aims to Secure Your Personal Data:

We try to only collect information that is necessary to better serve our members, business partners, and those who use our online resources. 

ACET Guidance on Sharing Your Personal Data:

ACET discourages you from sending us sensitive personal information via the website or via email. If there is a need for such information, we will request it in a way that minimizes the risk of identity theft and fraud.

Your Rights
Subject to applicable law, you have the following rights in relation to your personal data: 


  • Right of access: If you ask us, we will confirm whether we are is possession of your personal data and, if so, provide you with a copy of that personal data. If you require additional copies, we may need to charge a reasonable fee.


  • Right to rectification: If your personal data is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to have it rectified.


  • Right to erasure: You may ask us to delete or remove your personal data and we will do so except when other interests outweigh your right to deletion.


  • Right to object: You may ask us at any time to stop processing your personal data, and we will do so: 

    • If we are relying on a legitimate interest to process your personal data — unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing; or

    • If we are processing your Personal Data for direct marketing.

ACET uses Google Analytics to better understand traffic to our website and which pages or links are most popular or less popular. 

We may be required to disclose your personal data in the unlikely event that it is required by law or court order.

When you click on our site’s Twitter or LinkedIn icons, your browser will open a new window linking you to the associated website and you are subject to that website’s privacy policy.

If you are aware of unauthorized attempts to access our website, please contact us as soon as possible.

You may exercise your rights or ask a question by contacting us via the Contact Us webpage or by emailing

As of March 27, 2023
Updates:  ACET may amend or change this privacy policy by updating or revising this posting, with the revised terms taking effect immediately on the date of its posting.


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