- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used, and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- Policies on Cookies, Marketing, Affiliations, and Links.
- What data are not collected.
- Revisions to this policy.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information, express concerns, or file a complaint.
1) Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
If you’re just browsing the website, AC uses the same basic technologies most websites use, such as cookies (if you allow them through your browser preferences), and collects the same basic information that most websites collect, such as web server logs, which include the date and time of your visit, which pages you visited, and your browser type. Web server logs also include your IP address, which could identify the location you are browsing from. AC generally purges web logs after 1-2 months.
In order to use the Peterson Cultural Style Indicator™ (hereinafter “PCSI”) portion of this website, you must first complete a registration form, which requires a working email address for verification, a user name, and a password. This basic information is needed to provide the services you request. Your email address is never used to contact you about products, services, or promotions of any sort. At your option, when you complete the PCSI you may also opt to provide general, non-personally identifiable demographic information about yourself (such as gender, birth year, industry, or country of origin) but this is not required (by default, the boxes are blank unless you choose to complete them). No personally-identifiable data beyond your email address and the user name you create are ever collected. If you are part of a group completing the PCSI, the leader of the group (i.e. your instructor) will be able to see your user name, your cultural profile (the score based on how you answered the 25 questions, but not the answers to the questions themselves), and the date and time you completed the PCSI, but the group leader cannot see your demographic information (gender, birth year, etc.). Other users of the PCSI (i.e. your classmates or coworkers, people from other companies or classes) cannot see any of your data or culture test scores whatsoever (just as you cannot see theirs).
AC sells the book Cultural Intelligence through this website, which is sold through Amazon and other booksellers, and may use clickable links to do so. Amazon or other parties may collect data about you when you purchase the book using links in the AC website, but no data from the website is collected or expressly sent to Amazon or other booksellers. All book sales through Amazon links in this website are subject to Amazon’s sales terms and policies.
AC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. AC only collects information that you voluntarily provide via email or other direct contact. AC will not sell or rent any personally identifiable information to anyone.
If you contact AC using the Contact menu link, AC will use your information to respond to you. AC will not share your information with any third party outside of AC, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, (e.g. to complete a transaction, or for technical help).
AC does not track or target any of its website visitors for marketing or advertising, or any type of personally-identifiable profiling. AC does not provide information allowing other organizations to do so (e.g. through general “affiliate links” or Google Analytics). AC never has used and remains committed to not using, linking to or from, or affiliating itself in any way with any form of social media (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and so on). You may verify that AC does not track or target you by using a free browser add-on such as DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials or NoScript (or similar future technologies) or by viewing the source code in any page.
2) Your Access to and Control Over Information
You can do the following at any time by contacting AC via the Contact menu on the top of every page in the site:
a) See what personal data AC has about you, if any.
b) Request that AC change/correct/delete any personal data AC has about you.
While 100% security can never be guaranteed by anyone, AC takes industry standard security precautions and uses encryption to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Secure browsing is turned on by default to ensure that any sensitive information is encrypted and transmitted to AC in a secure way (e.g. your PCSI login information). You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in your browser’s address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of any web page. Secure browsing prevents eavesdropping, content injection, and cookie stealing, which can be used to take over online accounts. The PCSI password you create is encrypted in a database and cannot be read by AC.
AC also protects your information offline. The computers/servers in which AC stores personally identifiable information are are located in the United States in a secure environment with a web host that maintains industry standard security precautions. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, involving web hosting or a technical issue) are granted access to personally identifiable information (such as the database that contains your email address).
4) Cookies, Marketing, Affiliations, and Links
This website contains no links to other sites except as a courtesy to website visitors (such as a link to a publisher on the Contact page, after a number of site visitors had requested this information). AC is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites.
5) What Data are Not Collected
AC does not collect sensitive personal information such as health records, street addresses or phone numbers, government-issued identification numbers, genetic data, data that could harm your reputation, or any information related to youth or children. AC does not collect or have access to any payment or financial account information (such as your bank or credit card information) since payment transactions are handled through PayPal.
6) Revisions to this Policy
7) Corrections, Concerns, or Complaints
AC is a US-based company subject to the jurisdiction of the US Federal Trade Commission and the Bureau of Consumer Protection, where you may file a complaint if you have one.