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Accela Privacy Policy

The Accela Privacy Policy provides information and guidelines regarding how user information is collected, used and disclosed by Accela with respect to your access and use of Accela Media, whether through our website (located at www.Accela.com), Accela's mobile applications or SDK (collectively referred to below as “Accela Media/SDK”).

Collection of Information

Accela may collect certain information you provide to us when using any Accela Media/SDK, including personal information about you, your mobile device, your use of the Accela Media/SDK ,such as your name,unique identifier, associated IP address, version number of the software, information on SDK tool/services utilization and the nature of the utilization,picture, email address and phone number, as well as certain non-identifying information, like your gender, birthday and zip code. We may also collect the contact information of your friends, if you choose to connect your contacts and address book information with Accela and your login credentials to your social network accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, if you choose to connect those accounts with your Accela account.

Accela automatically collects certain information when you use Accela Media/SDK, such as your location/GPS coordinates (if you enable this feature), a device identifier MAC address, Internet Protocol (IP) address (if using a browser), operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring site and your activity on Accela. You can enable or disable location services when using Accela at any time, through your mobile device settings but this may result in a reduction of functionality. This information is not treated as personal information unless we combine it with or link it to any of the personally identifiable information mentioned above.

Accela may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies”. These are small files that your browser places on your computer. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our services, and to improve our services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.

Use of Information

Accela uses the information collected through your use of Accela Media/SDK for the purposes described below:

  • to provide our services or information you request, and to process and complete any transactions;
  • to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, requests, and complaints and provide customer service;
  • to monitor and analyze usage and trends, and to personalize and improve Accela products/services and your experiences when you use Accela, such as providing content or features that match your profile or interests and to increase the functionality and user friendliness of our services;
  • to send you confirmations, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, our services;
  • to allow you to add your location to your posts;
  • to find and connect with your connections (when instructed by you);
  • to let your connections know about your activity on Accela, as instructed/authorized by you; and
  • for any other purpose for which the information was collected.

Information We Share with Third Parties

Accela will not share the personal information we have collected from you, except as described below:

  • with your connections on Accela with whom you want to share your activities using Accela, and according to the preferences set in your account;
  • with certain social networking services, if you allow such sharing through our services;
  • with service providers and government agencies who are working with us in connection with the operation of our site or our services (these service providers have access to your personal information only to perform services on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose it or use it for any other purposes);
  • we may share aggregated information and non-identifiable information with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other similar purposes;
  • when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;
  • when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants or court orders;
  • to enforce or apply our privacy policy, our terms of use or our other policies or agreements; and
  • in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of our business assets.

Accela is not responsible for the actions of service providers or other third parties, or for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties.

Links to Other Sites

Accela Media/SDK may contain links to other sites. Any information you provide on those sites is provided directly to the owner of that site and is subject to that party's privacy policy. Our privacy policy does not apply to such sites, and we are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of those sites.

Information Protection

Accela takes reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

Accessing and Modifying Information

If you have an account, you can access and modify the personal information you provided us that is associated with your account. You may "opt out" of receiving marketing or promotional emails from us by changing your account preferences or by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt out of these messages, you will still receive emails from us, about your account, our services and other pertinent information related to our services. These communications are considered part of the service and your account, which you cannot opt-out from receiving.

International Users

If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to Accela, we may transfer your information to the United States and process it there (or any other country where we operate). By using the Accela Media/SDK, you consent to the collection, transfer, use, storage and disclosure of your information as described in this privacy policy.

Age Policy

Our service is not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.

Change

Any information that is collected is subject to the Accela Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected. We may, however, modify and revise our privacy policy from time-to-time. If we make any material changes to this policy, we will notify you of such changes by posting them on Accela when such changes become effective. By continuing to access or use Accela Media/SDK after those changes become effective, you are agreeing to be bound by the revised policy.