Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the ACCU website. The privacy of our members and site visitors is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at our site.

The Information We Collect

Members and guests knowingly provide specific personal information during event registration. The information typically includes: your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and payment information.  Access to Members Only resources requires members to register by providing limited information.  We may also collect certain non-personal information including the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

How We Use the Information

We use the information you provide about yourself and your institution to respond to your inquiries, to notify you of any changes or cancellations of ACCU conferences, and to develop new services. From time to time we may also send you additional information specific to Catholic colleges and universities. If you wish to be removed from our mailing list at any, time please contact our office.

ACCU makes member contact information available to all members and ACCU staff. This information can be accessed only through the Members Only login. We also make minimal conference registration information available to our event sponsors.

The non-personal information gathered may be used to improve the design and content of our site and in the aggregate to analyze site usage. We may disclose personal information in response to legal process (e.g., in response to a court order or subpoena). We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.

Finally, we may disclose personal information in response to a charge-back inquiry from our merchant bank about your payment for goods and/or services. We will not sell or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us to parties outside our association, except as described above.

Online Transactions

ACCU is committed to protecting your personal information when you use our website for billing and payment options. You will find a VeriSign Certificate on the billing page of our event registration site. ACCU uses Payflow Pro for all transactions and credit card processing to ensure that:

  • data are hosted in a high-security, fully redundant data center.
  • all transactions occur over secure SSL connections between ACCU's site and the VeriSign data center.
Collection of Information by Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different from ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.


To enhance your experience with our site, many of our web pages use “cookies” and member IDs. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, once you choose to furnish our site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

How We Update This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or supplement this privacy policy at any time. Any changes to this privacy policy will be posted to this website. Any changes will become effective upon posting. We urge you to monitor this website to stay abreast of any changes. By using the services provided on this site and thereby accepting the terms and conditions of this privacy policy, you agree to receive privacy notices at this website and to review this privacy policy from time to time in order to stay informed of any changes that may occur.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy and security policy for this site, please contact us directly.

Mailing Address:   Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
                                 One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 650
                                 Washington, DC  20036      
  Phone:                 (202) 457-0650
  Fax:                      (202) 728-0977


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