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ACHEM Website - privacy policy



ACHEM (the “Association,” “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to maintaining privacy protections for its users.  This policy outlines the various measures we take with your privacy (going forward our “Privacy Policy”) and is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us through (the “Site”). As well as to assist you in making informed decisions about your information when using our Service.  


Any time we use, the term “Service” throughout our Privacy Policy this will refer to the services on our Site. This policy also extends to any event registries, purchases, subscriptions, electronic messages, mobile apps, web applications, or other materials you access on the Site or through the Site. Any time we use “You”, “you” or “your” throughout our Privacy Policy this refers to you, as a user of a Service. 

By accepting our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service (found here: you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the website and/or the Services constitutes your agreement. Also, make sure to check back from time to time for any updates to our Privacy Policy. 


User Acknowledgement 

As mentioned in our Terms of Service, our Services allow users to access entertaining education, advocacy resources & community building tools. Content on the Site will be comprised of material developed by us and our service providers, as well as posts from social media and other channels in which we are tagged or mentioned. When posting materials on your social media channels that utilize our name, hashtags or other identification mechanisms we may post these on our site, in our publications or through our social media channels. You understand this is the nature of our service. By continuing to use the Site, you agree we may use the information you tag, upload or supply for the purposes of providing Services, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. 


Information We Collect

We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.”  Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot personally identify you, such as anonymous data about how you use a Service, general demographic information, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit, preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks on a Service.  Personal Information includes information that personally identifies you. From registrants or purchasers of merchandise, we may collect the name, photos, videos, age range, city and state, gender, email address, address, phone number, or credit card information you submit to us.


Some of the ways we collect information are:

  • Directly on our Site via subscription sign-ups, surveys, service requests or when you report a problem.

  • As you use the Services, upload photos and/or provide biographical life narratives. 

  • From your correspondence (including e-mail addresses) if you contact us.

  • Automatically as you use the Site for things like usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies or other tracking technologies.

  • From third party partners or affiliates. 

  • Information That Does Not Personally Identify You 


In an effort to continually improve upon our Services, we may collect information about your use of a Service, such as the website you arrive from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connect to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information; none of which personally identifies you.  


The technologies we use to collect this data include:

  1. IP ADDRESS. When you visit this Site, we may collect your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address to help with marketing and customer experience. This information does not directly identify you (although it may identify the computer you are using.)

  2. COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS. We also collect information using cookies; small text files that include an anonymous unique identifier.  Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and stored on the user’s computer hard drive for a few reasons.  For one, by sending a cookie to a user’s browser we’re able to keep a record of the user’s preferences and customizations when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis.  Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A “session cookie” is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. We use “traffic log cookies” to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and tailor the Site. A cookie doesn’t give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can choose to accept or decline cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and its features.


Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies 

Some content or applications on the Site, including advertisements, are serviced by a third-party. These include advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers and application providers. Third parties may use cookies alone, in conjunction with web beacons or with other tracking technologies to collect information on our Site. The information they collect may be associated with your Personal Information or may include your online activities over time, across different websites and through other online services. Third parties may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. We don’t control third party tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.  


How We Use And Share Information

We collect your information to:

  • Process transactions, payments and service requests;

  • Provide notices, communications or Service related emails; 

  • Administer, customize, personalize, analyze and improve our services, technologies, communications and relationships with you;

  • Present the Site, the Services and its contents to you;

  • Enforce our website terms with you to protect the security or integrity of this Site, our business, or our Services;

  • Analyze user demographics, payment histories, and preferences;

  • Comply with all reporting and other legal requirements; and

  • Do as we otherwise disclose to you from time to time. 


Sharing Personal Information

Unless we say otherwise in a different section of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share your Personal Information with third parties for marketing purposes without your consent. We do share Personal Information with vendors who perform services for us, for example vendors providing email services. But we only share to the extent their services require. 


Sharing Non-Personal Information

Because Non-Personal Information does not identify you, and has such large influence on our ability to provide our Services, this Privacy Policy does not limit our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.


How We Protect Information

We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. We implement technological security measures like encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology (SSL) in an effort to protect your information from use you haven’t agreed to.  However, keep in mind these measures are not fail-proof and do not guarantee your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.  By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

Your Rights Regarding The Use Of Your Personal Information

You have the right at any time to request we refrain from contacting you for marketing purposes.  When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further notification or promotional communications by submitting an email to with the word ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line. Opt-out notices may take a few days to process.  Also note, by unsubscribing from promotional communications, we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, periodic updates to our Privacy Policy.


Links To Other Websites

As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications.  However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain.  This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Site and our Services. To the extent you access or use a Service through or on another website or application, the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application.  We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them. Your use of a third party website is at your own risk and we cannot be held liable from any damages, costs, fees or penalties arising or resulting from your use of third party sites. 


Geographic Restrictions, Applicable Law

The Site should only be accessed within the USA and Canada. Any claim relating to the Site shall be governed by the internal laws of the State of Oregon, without reference to its choice of law provisions, and shall be resolved solely through proceedings held within the State of Oregon. 


Changes To Our Privacy Policy

The Association reserves the right to change this policy and our Terms of Service at any time.  We will notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on our Site.  Significant changes will go into effect within 30 days following such notification.  Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check the Site and this privacy page for updates.


Merger Or Sale

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another Association, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred.  You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.  


Use Of Our Site By Minors

Users of our Site must be 18 years of age or older. Please do not use our Site if you are a minor. 


Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, please contact us by sending an email to


Last Updated: This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 28, 2021.

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