Compliance Assurance Associates, Inc. Privacy Policy


Privacy policy

At Compliance Assurance Associates, Inc. (CAA, Inc.) we recognize that privacy is important. This Policy applies to all of the products and services offered by its subsidiaries or affiliated companies. CAA, Inc. complies with all US Laws regarding privacy and data integrity, and seeks in all cases to restrict the need for personal information more than other companies to provide you

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy matters on this website, email Arthur Eberle or write us at:
Privacy Matters
Compliance Assurance Associates, Inc.,
682 Orvil Smith Rd.
Harvest, AL 35749, USA


Information Collected and How We Use It

In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

Information you provide

When you sign up for a CAA, Inc. Account or other CAA, Inc. service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password). For certain services, such as our advertising programs (www.stacktest.net) or registration, we also request credit card or other payment account information, which we do not keep past processing. The processing is outsourced to a third party vendor which maintains state of the art security and encryption to protect this information. We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other CAA, Inc. services or third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.

Cookies

When you visit CAA, Inc, we send no cookies - a small file containing a string of characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies at www.stacktest.net to improve the quality of our service by storing user preferences and tracking user trends, and to provide security. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some www.stacktest.net features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. All Compliance Assurance Associates, Inc. should function without cookies.

User communications

When you send email or other communication to CAA, Inc., we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

Affiliated sites

We offer some of our services in connection with other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to CAA, Inc. in order to deliver the service. We process such information in accordance with this Policy. The affiliated sites may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.

Other sites

This privacy policy applies to web sites and services that are owned and operated by CAA, Inc. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as search results or links from within our various services which include www.stacktest.net . These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

CAA, Inc. only processes personal information for the purposes described in the applicable Privacy Policy and/or privacy notice for specific services. In addition to the above, such purposes include:

  • Providing our products and services to users, registration, and notification of Visible Emissions or other applicable training events.
  • Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services
  • Ensuring the technical functioning of our network
  • Developing new services.

CAA, Inc. processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country. We may process personal information to provide our own services.

Choices for personal information

When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use. Our purpose is to track your certification records and provide timely and notice about recertification and other issues related to your certification.

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case CAA, Inc. may not be able to provide those services to you through the net interface, but we will be glad to continue to service your needs via – fax or postal services.

Information sharing

CAA, Inc. only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of CAA, Inc. in the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms and Conditions, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of CAA, Inc., its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

If CAA, Inc. becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Information security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to CAA, Inc. employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Data integrity

CAA, Inc. processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Accessing and updating personal information

When you use CAA, Inc.’s services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users' personal information. We provide the details for these procedures in the specific privacy notices or FAQs for these services.

Enforcement

CAA, Inc. regularly reviews its compliance with this Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or CAA, Inc.’s treatment of personal information by contacting Arthur Eberle through this web site or by writing to us at Privacy Matters, c/o CAA, Inc., 682 Orvil Smith Rd, AL 35749, USA. When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is CAA, Inc.’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between CAA, Inc. and an individual.

Changes to this policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Policy changes). Each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy matters on this website, email Arthur Eberle or write us at:
Privacy Matters
Compliance Assurance Associates, Inc.,
682 Orvil Smith Rd.
Harvest, AL 35749, USA