Collection of your Personal Information
ACM may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you purchase ACM’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. ACM may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age and gender. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by ACM. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the ACM website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through ACM’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
ACM encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from ACM so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. ACM is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the ACM website.
Use of your Personal Information
ACM collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
ACM may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from ACM and its affiliates. ACM may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
ACM does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
ACM may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. ACM may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email 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 ACM, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
ACM may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within ACM, in order to determine what ACM services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within ACM to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
ACM will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ACM or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of ACM; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of ACM, or the public.
The ACM website may use “cookies” to help you 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 to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize ACM pages, or register with ACM site or services, a cookie helps ACM to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same ACM website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the ACM features that you customized.
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 interactive features of the ACM services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
ACM secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
Children Under Thirteen
ACM does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Opt-Out & Unsubscribe
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from ACM by contacting us here:firstname.lastname@example.org Changes to this Statement
ACM will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. ACM encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how ACM is protecting your information.
Late Payment Policy
If you pay your bills on time, we sincerely thank you, and there is no need for you to read further.
We believe our agreement with you is simple — we will provide services, all we ask is that you pay us when you receive our invoice. We do not need reminders to provide services, we don’t believe you should need several reminders to pay us. The more important the work you need and the quicker you need that performed, the more important your payment to is and the quicker we would like to receive it.
Invoicing: We will send you an invoice at the beginning or conclusion of a project, or every week, depending upon the nature of that project. We will send the invoice to the e-mail address specified by you. If the e-mail bounces, we will attempt to contact you by other means. If the e-mail does not bounce, we will assume you received it.
Due date: Payments are due and payable upon your receipt of our invoice or agreed upon terms which will be stated on the invoice. We would like to have payment in our office within 15 days of the invoice due date. Work on the project will not commence in most cases unless payment or deposit has been received.
Late payments: If we have not received your payment in our office within the invoice due date, we will send you an email reminder. If we have not received your payment within 30 days, we will require a fifty percent down payment on future work. Also, we will add a 10% late payment fee to your next monthly invoice. The minimum late payment fee is $20.00. The purpose is to defray the costs associated with collecting late payments.
Credit card payments declined: If you have given us your credit card information, so that we can automatically charge your credit card for your periodic billing, and if your credit card is declined for payment, we will send you an e-mail notice. If your credit card is declined for more than one monthly payment, your account may be subject to a $20.00 late payment fee. (If your credit card has expired, we will not add any fees to your account. Instead, we will send you an e-mail notice asking for updated credit card information.)
Late payment (2rd occurrence in a 12-month period): We will require prepayment for all services ordered for a six-month period.
Non-payment: If you refuse to pay us, or do not respond to our e-mails, we will make every effort to collect the debt. As a reminder, you have agreed that all costs we incur associated with collecting debts, including attorneys’ fees and court costs, will be paid by you.
If you have any questions about our policy, please ask here.
ACM welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that ACM has not adhered to this Statement, please contact ACM at:
A Cultivated Mindset
101 South Tryon Street, 27th Floor
Charlotte, North Carolina 28280