General

As part of Adtalem Global Education and its related companies or affiliates (“Adtalem”), the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) respects the privacy of every individual who visits our web sites or responds to our promotions. As a data controller, we intend to act reasonably to protect your privacy, but obviously cannot guarantee security against issues beyond our control. To better protect your privacy, we provide this statement explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on our web site, unless otherwise posted.

Information Collected From You

Personal data, also referred to as personally identifiable information (“PII”), means information that is collected about you along with your name. We do not collect any personal data from you unless you freely consent to provide it. If you do not want your personal data collected, do not submit it to us. 

Additionally, your contact information may be included in our ACAMS Member Directory. If you would like to opt out of being listed in our Member Directory, you may do so at any time through your member profile on ACAMS.org.

Your Agreement To Have Your Personal Data Shared

While on our site, you will have the opportunity to opt-in to receive information and/or marketing offers from us or to otherwise consent to the sharing of your personal data with a third party. If you agree to have your personal data shared, your personal data will be disclosed to the third party and the personal data you disclose will be subject to the privacy policy of that third party.

Parents/Guardians

Any information collected by us from children is used for the sole purpose of delivering the requested service/materials. Parents or guardians of children age 16 or under must send us an e-mail indicating their approval of the child’s participation in any of the services/resources that require collection of personal information on our websites. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal data from a child under the age of 16, and do not have parent or guardian consent on file, we will delete such personal data from our records. If you have a question, or would like to review or delete your child’s personal data, contact us at the address below. 

How and Where Data is Processed

How Personal Data is Processed

  • The data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures strictly related to the purposes indicated.
  • In addition to our employees, in some cases, personal data collected from our site may be accessible to others involved with the operation of the site, such as administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration or external parties, such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, or communication agencies. An updated list of these parties may be requested by contacting us at the address below at any time.
  • For operation and maintenance purposes, this site and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with this site (system logs) or use for this purpose other personal data, such as IP address. For questions, please contact us at the address below.

Location

  • Personal data is processed at our operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For questions, please contact us at the address below.

Retention

  • Personal data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by you, or stated by the purposes outlined in this statement. You may request that we suspend or remove your personal data at any time by contacting us at the address below.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We use the information that we collect to complete a contact or request, to better understand your needs, to improve our products and services, and to provide marketing communications that may be of interest to you.

Sharing Information That You Provide With Others

We may share your personal data with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal data we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.

Generally we do not give or sell our information, including your personal data, to outside companies except in the following situations:

  • Blogs and Online Communities. You may choose to submit information as part of a blog or online community offered by us. Any information you choose to post there, including personal data, can be read, collected, or used by other members of the blog or online community.
  • Social Media Features: Our websites include links to social media sites. These links do not collect your IP address nor set cookies on your computer. The social media links are hosted directly on our website. When you click these links, your interactions with those third party social media sites are governed by the privacy statement of the company(ies) providing them.
  • Personal Photo: If you wish to upload a photo of yourself in the profile section of our website, please be aware that your photo will be viewed by other users of the profile section. If you wish to remove your photo, you may do so at any time by logging into your account and removing your photo in the profile section of our website.
  • Surveys and Contests: We may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys or contests on our website. If you participate, we will request certain personal information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose your information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as zip code).

    We use third-party service providers for marketing purposes and to conduct surveys or contests. These companies are prohibited from using our participants’ personal data for any other purpose. We will not share the personal data you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties without your express consent.

    We use voluntary third-party surveys to collect customer/member’s feedback for a variety of our products, services and offerings, such as, but not limited to:
    • Conferences (both attendee feedback and to assess topics and speakers for upcoming conferences)
    • Seminars
    • Webinars
    • Certificate courses
    • Virtual classroom series
    Additionally, information collected by our voluntary third-party surveys is used to:
    • market, validate, and promote customer/attendee use of products;
    • to customize and improve the website
    • to assess the quality of our customer service
    In some cases, with the member’s permission, participant feedback collected in surveys is used as testimonial content on our website.
  • Feedback: We may post your feedback concerning our website and/or products on our websites or on other social media sites. Such feedback may contain personal information such as your name, unless otherwise prohibited by our contact with you. If you wish to remove your feedback, contact us at privacy@adtalem.com .
  • Subcontractors. We may share your information with subcontractors that provide us with services. These services may include, among other things, helping to provide services that you request, helping to create or maintain our databases, helping to research and analyze the people who request services or information from us, helping to provide marketing or solicitation materials for our products or services, and/or helping to process payment card information.
  • Law Enforcement. We may report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful, or that we reasonably believe may aid a law enforcement investigation into unlawful activity. In addition, we reserve the right to release your information to law enforcement agencies if we determine, in our sole judgment, that either you have violated our policies, or the release of your information may protect the rights, property or safety of you or another person.
  • Permitted by Law. We may share your information with others as required by, or permitted by law. This may include sharing your information:
    • With governmental entities
    • With third parties in response to subpoenas or court orders
    • For other legal process
    • To exercise our legal rights,
    • To defend against legal claims that have been brought against us
    • To defend against legal claims that we determine might be brought against us
    • To disclose the personal data we collect through this Site 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
    • To protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others
  • Transfers. Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event. If such a transfer were to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will be subject to this Privacy Statement. In such a situation, you will be provided with notice that a transfer of your information may occur, and you will be given an opportunity to opt-out of the transfer of your information.

Cookies

We may collect other information from you that is not collected along with your name. Although most of this information is collected from you when you freely consent to submit it, some of it may be collected automatically by use of a “cookie.” Cookies are small text files that reside on your computer and identify you as a unique user. Cookies allow us to, among other things, measure activity on our website and to personalize your experience on our website. For instance, cookies may enable us to remember your viewing preferences without requiring you to re-type a user name and password or be used by third party content providers such as news feeds. Cookies may also allow us to track your status or progress when ordering products from us.

What kinds of Cookies do we use?

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies

    These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our system. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will then not work.

  • Performance Cookies

    Performance cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

  • Marketing and Advertising Cookies

    These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Can Cookies be Blocked?

If you choose, you can set your browser to reject cookies or you can manually delete individual or all of the cookies on your computer by following your browser’s help file directions. However, if your browser is set to reject cookies or you manually delete cookies, this may have alter your access and use of some of the pages and features on our website.

Third-party Websites – Remember the Risks When You Use the Internet

Any links to third-part websites on our site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave our site. We do not endorse or make any representations about these websites, or any information, or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy and cookies statements. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these privacy and cookies statements. Please check these privacy and cookies statements before you submit any personal data to these websites.

How We Protect Personal Data

We take appropriate security measures by maintaining certain administrative, technical, and physical measures to help protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal data in our control.

While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you disclose to us. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information.

If you have any questions about security on our website, you can email us at privacy@adtalem.com.  

Do Not Track Signals

Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you not be “tracked” online. At this time we do not modify your experience based upon whether such a signal is broadcast.

Behavioral Advertisers

We may participate in behavioral-based advertising. This means that a third party may use technology, such as a cookie on your browser or a web beacon, to identify you on our website so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interest. If you would like to opt-out of third-party behavioral advertising that collects information on your use of this website, you can do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance.

Google Analytic Data

Anonymous user information is collected by the use of cookies to help us track user interaction with this website and to enable us to optimize your experience.

Third party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites on the Internet and use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website. We use analytics data to also serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website. By going to Google Analytics at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/. You may opt out of the following:

  • Google Analytics for Display Advertising
  • DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising
  • or customize Google Display Network ads by using the Ads Preferences Manager

Your Rights

You have the right, at any time, to know and may:

  • Ask us whether your personal data has been stored
  • Ask us what information about you is being stored
  • Ask us from where the personal data about you was obtained
  • Ask us to verify the accuracy of the personal data we have about you
  • Request that your personal data be supplemented, updated, corrected or deleted
  • Request that your personal data be transformed into anonymous format
  • Request that your personal data be blocked if it is being held in violation of the law.

How You Can Request, Correct or Update Your Information

If you would like to initiate a request for information ACAMS has collected about you and/or request modification or deletion of personal information, CLICK HERE to access our Data Privacy Request Portal.

How to Contact Us, and How We May Contact You.

If we are required to provide you with notice of a particular event or incident, we will send you that notice by e-mail, telephone, or mail.
Should you have other questions or concerns about this privacy statement, contact us at:

Adtalem Global Education
3005 Highland Parkway
Downers Grove, IL 60515-5799

Phone: 630-515-7700

Email Us: privacy@adtalem.com

Changes to this Privacy Statement

This Statement may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our information practices. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Statement on our site. When we make changes to this Privacy Statement, we will revise the “Latest update” at the bottom of this page. If the changes are significant, we will notify you by providing notice on this website. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not agree to the new Privacy Statement, the best way to exercise your privacy rights is to stop using this site – you may also request that we remove your personal data. Unless stated otherwise, we will use your personal data in a manner consistent with the statement in effect at the time you submitted the personal data, unless you consent to the new or revised policy.

Latest update: May 1, 2018