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Privacy Statement

Commitment to Privacy

ACTPHAST is committed to protecting your privacy and providing information via the Internet that give you a powerful and safe online experience.  This policy statement applies to the ACTPHAST website and data gathered via the ACTPHAST website. By using the ACTPHAST website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

The Information We Collect & Use

In this section we discuss the different types of information that we may collect about you and the ways in which this information may be collected.

Information We Collect from Unregistered Visitors

You must register to formally request ACTPHAST support for an innovation project, however you may access certain areas of the ACTPHAST website without registering.  In these circumstances, we passively collect non-personally identifiable information (i.e., information that is not traced back to any individual and is not used on its own to identify an individual) such as your IP address, referring website, the type of browser or operating system you have, the type of hardware you have, what pages on the site you have viewed, as well as access dates and times. This information is captured using cookies and the section below entitled "Use of Cookies" further describes how we use cookies and how you can limit our use of cookies. This information is used by ACTPHAST to report general statistics regarding the use of the ACTPHAST website.

 

Information We Collect From Registered Users

When you register with us to have your project idea considered for support by ACTPHAST, you are asked to provide identifying information such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number and other company information (e.g., industry sector). We also request an outline description of your project in the registration form and you are advised that you should not submit any confidential information through the ACTPHAST website in the absence of a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).  We use your registration information to initiate an engagement under NDA to discuss the potential for an ACTPHAST project with you, but we may also use your information to send you communications by e-mail about additional ACTPHAST products and services or the products and services of our partners.

Other Websites: ACTPHAST encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the ACTPHAST website so that you understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. ACTPHAST is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the ACTPHAST website.

Third Parties: ACTPHAST may share your data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you e-mail or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to ACTPHAST, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Legal Requirements: ACTPHAST may release account and other personally identifiable information when we believe release (1) is required to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) is reasonable in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party, we will attempt to notify you unless doing so would violate the law, court order or government instruction. 

ACTPHAST does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Security of your Personal Information

ACTPHAST secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. ACTPHAST secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. However, no security system is impenetrable. We do not warrant the security of our servers, nor do we warrant that your information, including Personal Information, will be completely secure or not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet. 

We also protect your information by requiring that all our employees and others who have access to or are associated with the processing of your data respect your confidentiality.  We use security methods to determine the identity of registered users, so that appropriate rights and restrictions can be enforced for that user. Reliable verification of user identity is called authentication. We use both passwords and usernames to authenticate users. Users are responsible for maintaining their own passwords. 

Use of Cookies

The ACTPHAST website may use “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie originally. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features of the ACTPHAST website. 

Children's Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The ACTPHAST website is intended for use by adults, and is not intended for, nor designed to be used by children under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we know is under the age of 18. 

Access to Information

You have the right to access your information held by ACTPHAST and where necessary, to have it amended. You can also request not to receive marketing information from ACTPHAST.  If you believe that there are errors in the registration information associated with your record held by ACTPHAST, you may contact us to request that the information is corrected.

Changes to this Statement

ACTPHAST reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Policy at any time and without prior notice, and any changes will become effective immediately upon being posted to the ACTPHAST website unless we advise you otherwise. Your continued use of the Site or Services after this Policy has been amended shall be deemed to be your continued acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Policy, as amended. ACTPHAST encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how ACTPHAST is protecting your information. 

Contact Information

ACTPHAST welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that ACTPHAST has not adhered to this Policy, please contact the ACTPHAST Central Contact Point (CCP) at actphast-ccp@b-phot.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.