1. Sites covered
2. Links to external websites and services
3. Online shopping facilities
4. Collection of data and personal information
b. Web Beacons
A web beacon is an electronic image. Web beacons can track certain things from your computer and can report activity back to a web server allowing us to understand some of your behaviour. If you choose to receive emails from ACCO Brands, we will use web beacons to track your reaction to our emails. We will also use them to track whether you click on the links within our emails and at what time and date you do so. Some of our marketing partners will use web beacons to track your interaction with online advertising banners.
c. Embedded Web links
Links provided in our emails and in some cases on 3rd party websites may include tracking embedded in the link. The tracking is accomplished through a redirection system. The redirection system allows ACCO Brands to understand how the link is being used. Some of these links will enable ACCO Brands to identify that you have personally clicked on the link and this may be attached to the personal data that we hold about you. This data is used to improve our service to you and to help us understand the performance of our marketing campaigns.
d. Third-party websites and services
ACCO Brands works with a number of service providers of marketing communications technology. These service providers may use various data collection methods to improve the performance of the marketing campaigns we are contracting them to provide. The data collected can be gathered on our websites and also on the websites where our marketing communications are appearing. For example, we may collect data where our banner adverts are displayed on third-party websites.
5. Social Media
We provide features on our websites that allow you to share and connect through social networks. These features are connecting with the services provided by the social networks and therefore the privacy controls in place are those of the social networks. Before engaging with any of these tools, we would encourage you to be aware of the privacy settings of your social profiles and also to read the privacy policies of the networks in question. These social features will often store information about you and the things that you share or comment upon. If you share any of your personal information through a public forum or social network-enabled feature on our ACCO Brands Websites, this information could be read by anyone. ACCO Brands is therefore not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums.
6. How we use your information
All of the information that we gather and that you provide is aimed at improving our service to you and your experience when engaging with our brands. For example, we may use your information to:
Where we display testimonials, reviews or recommendations on our ACCO Brands Website, they have been placed there with the express consent of the owner of the statement.
7. How we share your information
8. Children's privacy
ACCO Brands does not actively seek data from children. We do not expect children to be engaging with our ACCO Brands Websites or services. We encourage parents and guardians to provide adequate protection measures to prevent children from providing information unwillingly on the internet. If we are aware of any data that we have collected from children, we will endeavour to delete it.
9. Your choices and selecting your privacy preferences
a. Subscription email communications
ACCO Brands provides the ability for you to subscribe to receive email newsletters that are expressly requested by you or which you consented to receive. After you request to receive these emails, you may opt out of receiving them by selecting the “Change preferences” or "unsubscribe" link, or follow the opt-out instructions included in each email communication. Please note that by opting out you may affect other services which you have requested we provide to you where email communication is a requirement of the service provided.
10. Access to and accuracy of your information
ACCO Brands strives to maintain the accuracy of the information we retain about you. We have processes in place to ensure that we keep all of our information in accordance with relevant frameworks and take steps to monitor accuracy. We employ technologies that will try to maintain data accuracy on input and processing to help us achieve this aim. Where we enable you access to your private data, we will always ask you for a username and password to help protect your privacy and security. We recommend that you keep your password safe and do not disclose it to any third party. To view and change the personal information that you directly provided to ACCO Brands, you can return to the web page where you originally submitted your data and follow the instructions on that web page or contact us directly for assistance.
11. Keeping your personal information secure
ACCO Brands will use appropriate physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the information that we collect to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure. When we collect or transmit information over the internet we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer protocol. All of our data is stored in secure facilities with limited access and stringent security procedures.
12. Changes to this statement
13. Contacting us
14. Other Policies and statements
15. Governing Law