American Coatings Association Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the web site.  It tells users (“you” or “applicant”) of the web site and the services provided therein about the information collected by the American Coatings Association, Inc. (“ACA”) and how ACA uses and shares this information.  The ACA web site is operated by ACA.

Types of Information Collected

Browsers.  ACA does not collect any personal information form users browsing its web site.  Only aggregate data – such as the number of hits per page – are collected.  Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purpose and do not provide any personally identifying information.

Industry Participants.  To gain access to members-only resources and industry specific features, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information.  This information is submitted voluntarily.  ACA asks users to provide their name, company name, business address, phone number and e-mail.  Similar information may be submitted through membership applications, conference or meeting registrations, publication orders and subscriptions.  The information collected is used for internal purpose and will not be sold or distributed in any manner.

Credit Card Account Information.  ACA does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers.

Use of Information

Manage account information, respond to inquiries and requests.

Government and Legal Disclosures

We may disclose information collected through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, or our users, or others.

Links to Third Party Sites

This site may contain links to other sites operated by third parties.  We do not have control over the information you supply directly to these sites.  We encourage you read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects information.


This site is cookie-enabled to give you more customized user experience.  A cookie is a small piece of information that a website can store on a computer and later use to recognize a user.  A purpose of cookies is to enhance your ability to receive the information you want.  Users can personalize their browser settings to reject cookies, although certain features of the Site may not function as intended.

Data Security

ACA maintains data security measures to protect information against unauthorized access and disclosure.  These measures include the implementation of reasonable technical, physical and administrative data security safeguards.  ACA also verifies that any vendors we engage employ reasonable safeguards when carrying out their services on our behalf.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this privacy statement at any time.  If we revise our privacy statement, we will post those change on the homepage and other places so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Contact Us

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