Privacy

ACORNDREAMS PRIVACY POLICY

This ACORNDREAMS Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Policy”) tells You about the information that Wingspan, LLC (“Wingspan”) and its affiliates and partners collect in connection with the operation of its the ACORNDREAMS web site accessible via www.acorndreams.com (the “Site”), how the information is used and how You can access and correct certain information that we may collect.  We may change, expand or contract this Privacy Policy by posting a required Privacy Policy on the Site.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected from You by Wingspan via the Site and does not apply to information obtained or disclosed through offline correspondence or personal contacts with Wingspan representatives. In addition, to the extent that You disclose, or You authorize Wingspan to disclose, Your information to other parties, whether they are vendors, service providers or other users of the Site, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information disclosed to them. Additionally, the Site may contain links to other entities’ websites that are not controlled or operated by Wingspan. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such third party websites, and Wingspan is not responsible for the content of such third party websites or the privacy practices of such third parties. Therefore, we encourage You to request and review the privacy policies of any third parties upon disclosing Your information to such parties or visiting such third party websites.

Collection of Your Personal Information

Wingspan values Your privacy. Although the Site compiles standard log files to measure the Site’s traffic, these files do not specifically identify users’ e-mail addresses. Information collected from log files and our users is utilized to improve the Site, products, and services and is not shared with other organizations or individuals.

You can access some areas of the Site without submitting any personally-identifiable information. Wingspan does collect personally-identifiable information, however, if You choose to:  complete the online forms to register to become a Member of the AcornDreams Member Community, participate in any AcornDreams blogs or discussion groups, purchase products or services at the ACORNDREAMS Store, sign up for seminars, tutorials, professional development programs, or classes; subscribe to our newsletters or other publications; or otherwise access or use any portion of the Site that requires You to provide personal information and/or a user name and password. The personal information that Wingspan collects through these portions of the Site may include Your name, user name, password, email address, address, telephone number and fax number, in the case of purchasing products or services, credit card, shipping and other information relating to Your order, information about Your participation in programs, events and areas of interest as disclosed to Us, and other information that may be requested in log-in, registration and purchase procedures. We may request and collect additional information that is necessary or appropriate for the completion of a transaction requested by You, such as credit card or banking information and billing address. We may also collect demographic data, including, without limitation, information relating to the work of Wingspan and AcornDreams.

Your user name or user ID will be displayed when You use certain portions of the Site, including, without limitation, in connection with blog comments, discussion groups, bulletin boards or forums in which You participate. Other users will be able to view Your user name or user ID and the contents of Your User Content. Therefore, if You include any personally-identifiable information in any of Your User Content, any other person or entity that accesses this Site may be able to identify You and Your activities on this Site. In addition, personally-identifiable information may be posted on the Member Community portion of the Site if you are a member, and We may disclose the names and user names of Members to other Members, their e-mail addresses and organizational affiliations.  Other personally-identifiable information provided in connection with registering for our Member Community will be used to determine qualification for membership.

Once User Content and other personally-identifiable information described above appears on the Site, Wingspan has no obligation to remove it, even at your request, and You cannot opt out of such disclosures of information.

All of the information that You provide on the Site is maintained by Wingspan or service providers acting on behalf of Wingspan. Wingspan may also collect certain non-personally-identifiable information in connection with the operation of the Site, including IP addresses, browser or operating system information, data on purchases, and the websites that You visit before or after You visit the Site. Such information is maintained by Wingspan or service providers acting on behalf of Wingspan.

Wingspan may use “cookies,” log files, clear gifs or similar technologies on certain portions of the Site. Wingspan does not use cookies to retrieve information that is unrelated to Your visit or Your interaction with the Site.  “Cookies” are small text files stored on Your computer’s hard drive. “Clear gifs” are small graphics files stored on Your computer’s hard drive that are similar in function to cookies. They allow Wingspan to personalize Your experience, provide specialized content and support to customers, record session information, recall visitor preferences and/or simplify the completion of online forms. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but You can use settings on Your browser to disable or turn off cookies. If You choose to reject the cookies used by the Site, You may be unable to access certain areas of the Site, or Your use of the Site may be degraded. “Log files” are files that store information such as internet protocol addresses, browser type, internet service provider, pages visited before or after the Site and similar demographic information for aggregate use to determine how the Site is used.

To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy and facilitate the appropriate use of information, Wingspan uses physical, technological and administrative procedures to attempt to protect the personally-identifiable information we collect through the Site. Nevertheless, Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any messages or information You send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others.

Wingspan also uses the personally-identifiable information we collect about You to provide any products or services requested by You, including but not limited to purchases at the ACORNDREAMS Store. Upon our collection of Your personally-identifiable information, Wingspan may use such personally-identifiable information internally, separately or in combination with pre-existing information, for the following purposes:

  • To provide any requested products or services, including, without limitation, membership services, seminars, professional development programs, tutorials, classes or other training services, books, subscriptions, polls, curricula or other products;
  • To troubleshoot problems with the Site, or any products or services, as requested;
  • To bill You for and collect fees owed;
  • To customize Your experience or homepage on the Site;
  • To enforce our Terms of Use;
  • To detect and protect against error, fraud and any other unauthorized or illegal activities;
  • To provide Your contact and billing information to third parties that we retain to assist us in providing the products or services You request;
  • To contact You with more information about Wingspan and its services; or
  • To alert You to upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services.

Personally-identifiable information collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the United States or abroad.

We may use Your user name, email address and other personally-identifiable material to notify You about Wingspan and ACORNDREAMS products and services.  If You do not wish to receive such services, You may opt out of selected services or unsubscribe from our email list as indicated on email you receive.

In addition, we may disclose Your personally-identifiable information to our subsidiaries or affiliates and to third party partners whom we occasionally hire to provide services on our behalf, including support services, website services, packaging, mailing and delivering promotional materials, shipping, answering customer questions about our services and new services. Wingspan will only provide those partners with the personally-identifiable information they reasonably need to deliver the services to us and/or on our behalf, and they will be contractually prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. In the event that Wingspan is involved in a transaction such as a merger, stock purchase or sale, or sale of substantially all of Wingspan’s assets, Your personal information may be transferred to the other party in such transaction.

We may also collect User Content, feedback, polls, survey responses or other information from You in connection with the Site, or about our services or the Site. By providing such content to us, You consent to our use, modification, copying, publication, display and/or distribution of such content at no compensation or other obligation to You. You acknowledge that all such content is subject to our Terms of Use, and You consent to the publication, display or distribution of such content.

Wingspan reserves the right to disclose Your personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law or legal process or otherwise requested by any law enforcement officer or agency acting under color of law. In addition, Wingspan reserves the right to disclose Your personally-identifiable information based on the good faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate to: (a) protect and defend the rights or property of Wingspan, or (b) act in urgent circumstances to protect the safety or security of the public or of users of the Wingspan’s services and/or the Site.

Choice and Opt-Out Preferences

If You do not wish to receive notices and reminders from Us about our goods and services you may opt out by following the “unsubscribe” link on any email you receive. If You wish to unsubscribe as a member of the Member Community, you may opt out by clicking here: (please log in to delete your account), and following the instructions that will be displayed.  You may not, however, opt out of the use and display of User Content You choose to submit, user names that appear in blog comments and forums, and Member names, user names and identifying information on the Member Community.