FIDO by Authentic Communication Systems, Inc. Privacy Policy

Effective May 21, 2019.

We want you to understand how and why Authentic Communication Systems, Inc. ("ACS," "we" or "us") collects, uses, and shares information about you when you use our websites, mobile apps, widgets, and other online products and services (collectively, the "Services") or when you otherwise interact with us or receive a communication from us. This Privacy Policy applies to all of our Services including FIDO.

Please do not provide us anything that could damage your person or company.

What We Collect

Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you provide to us directly when you use the Services. This includes:

Account information. To create an account, you must provide a name and a password. Your name is only public when you are a host. Your name is not used when you participate in a discussion. We provide a fake username for each discussion or topic you participate in. You also provide an email address. We also store your user account preferences and settings.

Content you submit. We collect the content you submit to the Services. This includes your posts and comments, and your reports and other communications with hosts and with us. Your content may include text, links, files, and images.

Actions you take. We collect information about the actions you take when using the Services. This includes your interactions with content, like clicking links and viewing discussions. We collect your interactions with hosts and other participants, including your replies.

Other information. You may choose to provide other information directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you fill out a form, participate in ACS-sponsored activities or promotions, apply for a job, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us.

Information We Collect Automatically

When you access or use our Services, we may also automatically collect information about you. This includes:

Log and usage data. We may log information when you access and use the Services. This may include your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), pages visited, links clicked, the requested URL, hardware settings, and search terms.

Information collected from cookies and similar technologies. We may receive information from cookies, which are pieces of data your browser stores and sends back to us when making requests, and similar technologies. We use this information to improve your experience, understand user activity, personalize content and advertisements, and improve the quality of our Services.

Location information. We may receive location information from you when you choose to share such information on our Services, including by associating your content with a location, or we may derive your approximate location from other information about you, including your IP address.

How We Use Information About You

We use information about you to:

How Information About You Is Shared

When you use the Services, certain information may be shared with other users and the public. For example:

Please note that, even when you delete your account, the posts, comments and messages you submit through the Services may still be viewable or available on our servers.

Otherwise, we do not share, sell, or give away your personal information to third parties unless one of the following circumstances applies:

Audience and Analytics Partners

We may partner with third-party audience networks and analytics providers to deliver content targeted to your interests and to better understand your use of the Services. These third parties may collect information sent by your computer, browser, or mobile device in response to a request for content, such as unique identifiers, your IP address, or other information about your computer or device. For example:

Audience Partners

We partner with companies and organizations who may identify you as a likely participant for a discussion. We may share the content of the discussions with these partners.

Your Choices

As a ACS user, you have choices about how to protect and limit the collection, use, and disclosure of information about you.

Deleting Your Account

You may delete your account information at any time by contacting ACS. When you delete your account, your profile is no longer visible to other users and disassociated from content you posted under that account. Please note, however, that the posts, comments, and messages you submitted prior to deleting your account will still be visible to others. We may also retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes after you delete your account.

Controlling the Use of Cookies

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject first- and third-party cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.

Do Not Track

Most modern web browsers give you the option to send a Do Not Track signal to the websites you visit, indicating that you do not wish to be tracked. However, there is no accepted standard for how a website should respond to this signal, and we do not take any action in response to this signal. Instead, in addition to publicly available third-party tools, we offer you the choices described in this policy to manage the collection and use of information about you.

Controlling Promotional Communications

You may opt out of receiving some or all categories of communications from us by following the instructions in those communications. If you opt out of communications, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as information about your account or your use of the Services.

Other Information

Information Security

We take measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. For example, we use HTTPS while information is being transmitted.

Data Retention

We store the information we collect for as long as it is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it. We may retain certain information for legitimate business purposes or as required by law.

International Data Transfers

We are based in the United States and we process and store information on servers located in the United States. We may store information on servers and equipment in other countries depending on a variety of factors, including the locations of our users and service providers. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, where you may not have the same rights as you do under local law.

This service is not yet intended to receive personal data from the European Union and Switzerland. Please do not use this service if you are from there.

Children

Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to create an account or otherwise use the Services. Additionally, if you are in the EEA, you are not allowed to use the Services.

Changes to This Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do, we will let you know by revising the date at the top of the policy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to the front page of the Services or sending you a notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access or use our Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy. By continuing to use our Services after Privacy Policy changes go into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at dan@fidobyacs.com.