ACEI Privacy Policy

The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) is committed to the protection of the privacy of its Users, regardless of whether they are situated inside or outside the European Economic Area. We only use and process your personal data in accordance with the GDPR. The GDPR is short for the Regulation (EU) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation). This European regulation provides the highest level of privacy protection in the world. That is why we apply this high standard to all Users.

This Privacy Policy page discloses ACEI’s practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide to ACEI. This Privacy Policy may be changed at any time; if any changes are made, they will be posted to this page.

Please read this entire Privacy Policy before submitting information to us or using our website. Your submission of information to us or the use of our website constitutes your acceptance of the terms of our Privacy Policy and consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Information You Submit to Us

We collect information submitted to us from our members and others who have completed a transaction with the organization (i.e., membership, conference registration, course registration, etc.). Some of the information that you provide to us may be personally identifiable information, or information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your name, school/company name, address, e-mail address, phone number or member number.

Information We Collect Automatically

We may automatically record your telephone number when you call us and your e-mail address when you correspond with us by e-mail. This information may be collected in our database for future reference.

Use and Disclosure of Your Information

We may use information collected from you to provide you with personalized service, to send e-mail alerts to you, to answer your requests, to process your membership application, to determine what services to provide to our members, to improve the content of our services and our website, and for marketing and research purposes. We may combine your personally identifiable information with other information we collect or with information we obtain from third parties.

We may also use your information to track visitors of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

ACEI does not sell or rent our mailing lists. Unless we tell you otherwise at the point of collection, we will not disclose your personally identifiable information to anyone else without your consent, except under the following circumstances:

If you register for a program, purchase an item, or sign up for housing for a conference, these services are sometimes handled by an outside processing center. This information is held in a confidential relationship between ACEI and the processing center.

To our agents and service partners that assist us in fulfilling our mission to our members and users of our website. Examples include entities that fulfill orders, send postal mail or e-mails, perform research or analyze data, provide marketing assistance, organize educational events, provide educational materials/services, or provide customer service. In such cases, we provide access to personally identifiable information necessary to perform their functions, but restrict them from using it for any other purpose and require them to maintain its confidentiality.

When required by law or order of a court or governmental agency, or compelled by subpoena.

In addition, ACEI may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and addresses. Users may request ACEI refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties by contacting ACEI at 800-423-3563 to express their preferences.

Access to Your Information

You may review and update the personally identifiable information we maintain about you by contacting us. Members also can access certain items specific to their member accounts and may make changes as needed.

Opting Out of Communications

ACEI sends newsletters and other information and offers to its members and customers via e-mail. At any time, you may reply to the e-mail and ask to unsubscribe. If you continue to receive e-mails from ACEI after you have unsubscribed, please contact us.

Security of Information

ACEI is fully committed to data security. We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide to us online.

Children's Online Information Policy

We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information about children under the age of 13. If a person under the age of 13 sends personal information to ACEI either by the website or other communication means, we will only use that information to notify the child's parents or to seek parental consent.

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites that are owned and operated by third parties. Our decision to link to a Third-Party Site is not an endorsement of the content in that linked Third Party Site. The information practices of those websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. We therefore recommend you to carefully read the terms and conditions and privacy statement of these other websites.

Social Media

Disclosing information through online social media such as Facebook, listservs, discussion forums, Twitter, etc., makes the information that is submitted public information. Disclosure of your personally identifiable information may increase your chance of receiving unsolicited e-mail. We are not responsible for any information posted on social media.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Association for Childhood Education International
1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20009

Phone: 202-372-9986 or 800-423-3563
Fax: 202-372-9989
Email: headquarters@acei.org

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we make changes to our Privacy Policy, the revised policy will be posted on our Website and is effective upon posting. Please check our Privacy Policy to see if we have made any changes.