Privacy Policy

AACE respects the privacy of our members and other visitors to our web site. To protect online privacy, AACE has implemented the following policy which may be amended at any time. Amendments will be posted to this web page. 

What information does AACE collect?

AACE collects data to better serve our members and the professions we support. We may collect personally identifiable information about you, such as full name, phone number and email address when you register for an account.  If you choose to make a purchase from us, we or our third-party payment processors will collect your payment information.  It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. 

How do we share your information? 

(a) Personally Identifiable Information from AACE Members, Registrants, and Other Customers. There are a number of areas in the AACE web site where we ask for and collect information about you, including personally identifiable information. Where we do, it is in order to serve you better, or is necessary to accomplish the service you are requesting. Examples include membership information (which may include name, address, email, telephone number and educational and professional experience information), meeting, certification and seminar registrations, security identifiers, shipping information, and product purchase information stored in online shopping carts. 

Membership and registration information is used in the AACE database, which is used to generate AACE mailing lists. This includes lists provided to geographical units of AACE, for example, AACE sections. The mailing list may be used in connection with informing you about AACE services, products, meetings, and events. 

(b) Non-Personally Identifiable Information from General Users. AACE does not collect personal information from users browsing our web site. Users to the public areas of AACE's web site browse anonymously. AACE collects aggregate data from users browsing our web site. AACE uses this information for purposes of statistical analysis of web site traffic. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes, and AACE does not provide any personal identification information. 

How is stored and processed?

Storage and Processing. Your information collected through AACE may be stored and processed in the United States, Europe, or any other country in which AACE or its subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.  If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we will transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction.  AACE does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside of AACE and its organizational entities. From time to time, to better serve our members and to supplement member dues, the AACE mailing list, in part or as a whole, is released to carefully selected third party organizations to provide you with information on technical products and services related to your profession, or that we otherwise believe is useful to our members. You may instruct us not to share information about you in the AACE mailing list with third parties by indicating this preference on your membership application when you join AACE, on your renewal form when you renew your membership, or by notifying us by email at, or by calling us at +1.304.296.8444. 

How do we protect your information? 

AACE is concerned with protecting your privacy and data.  For your protection, we have taken a number of steps to maximize the security of financial transactions that are accepted on the AACE web site. Credit Card processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of credit card information is encrypted when transmitted in secure mode. If for any reason you still feel uncomfortable submitting your credit card over the Internet, you can mail your information to us. 


How Does AACE Use Cookies?

AACE uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate information about users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. 

General AACE Web Server Security. 

All of the AACE web servers are registered as secure servers using industry-standard certificate techniques. This enables all communication between our servers to be verified when services are requested between computers. 

All the personal information collected from you on our site, including names and addresses, is stored behind a "firewall," and defenses have been erected to seek to enhance the protection of your information from outside attack by hackers and curious visitors. 

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites? 

This web site contains links to other web sites, including third party organizations that provide AACE member benefit programs. AACE is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites and you should read their terms and privacy policies before using them. 

GDPR Compliance 

For European Union (EU) clients, AACE complies with the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC framework as set forth by the European Union regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland.  AACE adheres to the requirements of notice, choice, transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement. The GDPR Overview page can be found here.

Legal Compliance 

AACE cooperates with law enforcement and other third parties to enforce laws. You authorize and recognize AACE's right and intention to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is or may be illegal or may expose us, service or content providers we work with, or you to possible legal liability. 

What Means Of Redress Are Available? 

If any user suspects AACE has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this Privacy Statement, please notify us by email at or by calling +1.304.296.8444. 

AACE International
Phone: +1.304.296.8444