ACA’s Commitment to Privacy

By: Marianne Hudson, ACA Executive Director

As the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) went in to effect on May 25, 2018, you may have received many emails regarding the privacy policy of different websites and services.  Unclear on what GDPR is or what changes are being made?  Here is a quick overview from

“The aim of the GDPR is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world that is vastly different from the time in which the 1995 directive was established. Although the key principles of data privacy still hold true to the previous directive, many changes have been proposed to the regulatory policies.”

While these changes primarily impact our European friends, we want to take this opportunity to reiterate how seriously we take the privacy of our members and their information.  ACA never releases, shares, sells or distributes any personal information.  We also never share contact information for anyone who signs up for ACA email communications, whether or not they belong to the association.  ACA does use a variety of types of Cookies to enable certain features and/or improve the functionality on our websites, including technically necessary cookies, performance and functionality cookies.  Members have full control over the use of cookies, which can be updated by changing your internet or browser settings.

It is the top priority for us to maintain the highest level of trust with our members and reaffirm that all information shared with ACA is completely confidential.  We understand the importance of protecting personal information and it is our promise to do so.