The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining your confidence and trust.  As such, we openly communicate our privacy practices to visitors to our web site. 

ACE does not collect any information without your knowledge and permission.  We collect general, non-personally identifiable information (often referred to as demographic information) such as country, region, or state, zip or postal code, and time zone that we use to improve our site.  We do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen, we also do not knowingly distribute such information to third parties.  We do not knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information.  There may be pages on our website(s) upon which we ask for personal information such as your name and e-mail address.  The information we collect on theses pages is used only for internal purposes and ACE outreach (to properly handle requests for additional information, etc.). Information that you supply to ACE is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated staff.  We do not share your personal information with any other organizations or third-parties for commercial purposes.  ACE’s messageboard platform will not disclose your Personal Information unless acting under a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (2) protect and defend the rights of property of the messageboard; (3) act to protect the interest of its members or others.

The data collected from visitors to our site is analyzed in aggregate form to show trends and improve the website for future visits.  Personally identifiable information is not recorded.  Like most public Web sites, our site collects your Internet Protocol (IP) address or the number that is assigned to your computer when you connect to the internet when you log on to our site.  This information is used to gather information about our visitors’ browsing actions for composite use only. 

ACE will not send you unsolicited e-mail regarding any third party commercial offers or advertisements.  If, at any time you believe that ACE has not adhered to these principles, or if you have any questions, please notify us by email at and we will use all reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.