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ACS Unclaimed Property Clearinghouse
100 Hancock Street, 10th Floor
Quincy, MA 02171
Our Commitment to Privacy
Who Are "We"?
Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access to the Web Site or any portion thereof, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have enacted commercially-reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure, during transmission and storage, the information we collect online.
Special Note Regarding Web Site Use By Children
This Web Site is neither directed to nor designed for use by children - i.e., anyone under eighteen years old. Children are not eligible to become Members of the Web Site. Only people eighteen years old or older may become Members.
II. Information We Collect and How We Use It
Our primary goal in collecting personal information about Our Members is to provide a quick, easy-to-use, customized Web Site experience for them. Although non-Members may also use the Web Site to run individual searches, to reach other sites, and for other limited purposes, the majority of personal information that a user may provide via the Web Site comes from Web Site Members. In relation to the Membership sign-up process, new Members are asked to provide certain items of personal information. Some of the requested items are required to complete the Membership enrollment process. Other items are optional, and may be supplied at the Member's option. The various types of personal information that may be provided by users or Members of the Web Site include the following:
Information You May Provide and How We Use It
Manual Search Information
What Is It?
The Web Site allows searches by both non-Member users and Members via the manual input into the database search box of the name against which the database will be checked (the "query"). Once they are logged in, Members need only provide the query to perform a manual search. Non-Members must also provide their state and the zip code of their residence to perform manual searches.
How Do We Use It?
This information is used only to track the amount of database use in different parts of the country. The query name is not saved and is used only to generate the results of your search. These results are returned only to you and are not otherwise saved.
Member Information -- Self Profile
What Is It?
How Do We Use It?
We may use the information you provide to generate statistical information concerning Web Site use (e.g., that there are over x number of users in a given state, that x% of the Web Site users are over a certain age, that x number of Web Site users work in a given industry, etc.) We may disclose this statistical information to third-parties, such as a state or NAUPA.
We may also use the information you provide to contact you as described herein.
Finally, if, after a successful search, you choose to initiate the claims process through the Web Site, certain elements of Mandatory and/or Optional Member information may be provided to the relevant State in relation to the legal processing of your claim.
How Do I Review Or Change My Self Profile?
You can review and/or edit the Self Profile that you previously created by visiting the MissingMoney.com home page and signing in to the site. From the Members Area screen you may edit your profiles. You must enter your user ID and password to access or change your Self Profile.
Canceling your Membership
Member Information - Additional Profiles
What Are They?
Among the advanced features offered to Our Members is the ability to perform periodic searches on the same name or person without having to manually re-enter the relevant search information. Instead, in addition to his or her Self profile, a Member may establish search profiles for other persons, such as relatives and friends ("Additional Profiles"). As with the Member's Self Profile, the creation of a new Additional Profile includes elements of Mandatory and Optional Information. An Additional Profile must include the Profiled person's first name, last name, and relation to the Member. An Additional Profile may also, at the Member's option, include additional items of information concerning the Profiled person, such as birthday, social security number, previous last names, previous addresses, e-mail address, gender, and phone number.
How Do We Use Them?
We may use Additional Profile-related information to generate statistical information concerning Web Site Profiles, in much the same manner as such statistical information is generated as explained above in relation to Member Self Profiles. We may disclose this statistical information to third-parties, such as a state or NAUPA.
How Do I Review, Change, Or Delete My Additional Profiles?
You (or the person profiled in the Additional Profile, so long as you provide that person with your user ID and password) can review and/or edit the Additional Profile(s) that you previously created by visiting the MissingMoney.com home page and signing in to the site. From the Members Area screen you may edit your profiles. You or the profiled third-party must enter your user ID and password to access or change your Additional Profiles. Furthermore, if we receive notice from a third-party that you are maintaining an Additional Profile on that third-party and that the third-party objects to the maintenance of the Additional Profile, we shall, without notice to you, delete that Additional Profile. You (and any interested third-parties) should note, however, that a "delete request" must include the name of the Member allegedly maintaining the objectionable profile, the objecting third-party's full name, and other information sufficient to distinguish the objecting third-party from other similarly-named individuals. As a Member or user of the Web Site, you acknowledge and agree that the decision of whether to delete or allow a complained-of Additional Profile is at ACS' sole discretion, and you release ACS from any and all liability regarding any such decision or deletion.
"Tell Us Your Story" Information
What Are They?
Users and Members who use the Web Site to locate missing money due them have the option of sharing their good fortune via the "Tell Us Your Story" and "Success Stories" sections of the Web Site. These portions of the Web Site, which are entirely optional, provide a forum by which a user or Member may post information concerning the user's or Member's location of lost funds due the user or Member. (The information is input at the "Tell Us Your Story" section. The information may be displayed at the discretion of ACS at the "Success Stories" section.) Should you opt to post a Success Story, the information you submit may include (but is not limited to) your name, your city and state of residence, the state in which you located the missing money, and the amount of the successful unclaimed property claim. By posting information to this portion of the Web Site, you warrant and represent that: (1) you are the person to whom the funds were due, or, in the alternative, you can provide proof of express permission of that person to post the Success Story; (2) all information you provide is true, complete, and correct; and (3) you have the capacity and authority to grant the release and permission to use and republish set forth immediately below.
How Do We Use It?
Posting of any information to the Tell Us Your Story and/or Success Stories sections of the Web Site constitutes your permission for us to use the posting, any portion thereof, and/or any information contained therein (including your name) for any purpose allowed by law, including trade, marketing, and other forms of advertising or promotion without compensation to you or any other party. Specifically, by posting any such entry, you grant to us a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and fully licensable right and authorization to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, create derivative works from, translate, display, and otherwise distribute your Entry and information worldwide via any media now existing or later developed for any legal purpose.
Furthermore, you acknowledge that your Entry may be viewed by all other Members and users of the Web Site. Finally, we reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete in whole or in part any Success Story entries. We do not, however, undertake any duty of review or censorship of these entries and hereby disclaim any and all liability for or arising from in any way the content of these messages or entries, regardless of the grounds for or nature of the claim.
"Tell A Friend" Information
What Is It?
Users of the Web Site may share their good fortune or recommend the Web Site to friends and family via the "Tell A Friend" feature, which allows the User to send an e-mail to up to three recipient e-mail addresses. The User need not exit from the Web Site to send the e-mail(s). The User must provide his own e-mail address to complete the "from" line of the "Tell A Friend" e-mail(s) and must enter the e-mail address(es) of the intended recipient(s). The pre-existing text of the e-mail, which may be modified by the User, contains a message recommending the Web Site. By using the "Tell A Friend" feature, a User represents that he has entered his own valid e-mail address in the "from" line, that he has a pre-existing non-commercial relationship with each recipient, and that no commercial, harassing, or otherwise improper or illegal content has been added to the message.
How Do We Use It?
Finally, we do not save or review any modifications to the e-mail content. Accordingly, We do not undertake any duty of review or censorship of the "Tell A Friend" e-mails and hereby disclaim any and all liability for or arising from in any way the content, sending, or receipt of such messages, regardless of the grounds for or nature of the claim.
Communications You May Receive From Us
Mandatory Messages To Members
By signing on as a Member, you agree to receive periodic communications, via e-mail and/or other means, regarding the maintenance and operation of the Web Site, new Web Site features, other Web Site news or offers, and the like. You also agree to receive (either separately or included in the Web-Site related communication) periodic updates and promotional messages from participating states and provinces, their trade organizations or ACS, the company that owns and administers the Web Site. You may opt-out of receiving these communications at any time by canceling your Membership.
Optional Messages To Members
During the Member sign-up process, you are also given the opportunity to opt-in or opt-out of receiving additional communications from third-parties. The relevant portion of the Member sign-up screen provides an opt-in selection. You may opt-out of receiving such communications by un-checking the permission box. If you wish to change your initial opt-in/opt-out selection (i.e., if you chose opt-in, but now wish to opt-out, or vice-versa), you may do so at any time by modifying your Self Profile by visiting the MissingMoney.com home page and signing in to the site. From the Members Area screen you may edit your profiles.
III. Other Privacy Issues
Third-Party Links In The Web Site
We may provide via the Web Site, links to other World Wide Web sites.
You should review the relevant disclaimer in the Web Site Terms of Service concerning third-party links. We make no representations and cannot vouch for the privacy-related policies or practices of any third-parties, including other websites.
What Are "Cookies"?
How Do We Use Them?
What Is An "IP Address"?
An IP Address is a unique identifying number that is automatically assigned to any computer connected to the Internet. Depending on the nature of your Internet connection, the IP may change each time you connect or may always be the same number for that computer.
How Do We Use Your IP Address?
We reserve the right to log IP Addresses for system administration, security, statistical analysis, demographic analysis of Web Site use, and other such functions.
Communications To Us
Comments, suggestions, or other communications sent by you to us are deemed to be non-confidential. We have no obligations of any kinds in relation to such comments, suggestions, or communications and are free to use or distribute them in any way, including in relation to the administration, update, or improvement of the Web Site, without compensation to the author, sender, or any other party. All communication with MissingMoney.com must be sent via email or through our Support Form.
Last Material Revision: January 5, 2004.
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