By joining ACerS membership and/or using ACerS products, services, websites, and mobile applications, you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy policy and all terms and conditions incorporated by reference in this policy. Any ACerS member or non-member use or continued use of ACerS products, services, websites, and mobile applications constitutes acceptance of this privacy policy.

Data Collection

When you opt-in to lists on, we collect only your name, email address and company. This information is used to personalize the site and to verify your member status (when applicable). Registration is not required to browse the site. We also log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which parts of you visit and how much time you spend there. We do not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable. The only other information automatically provided to us is the type of computer and operating system you are using. Your browser supplies us with this information. Like many websites, uses cookies to help us personalize your browsing experience and to collect information about how you use the site. Your name, email address and company will not be shared with anyone outside of  The American Ceramic Society and its commercial vendors without your consent. Your email address will be used for e-communications sent by The American Ceramic Society and its commercial vendors. You will always be provided with an option to opt out of any email distributions.

Data Security

ACerS is fully committed to data security. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide to us online. However, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us. In this regard, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data while you are on the Internet. At a minimum, we encourage you to change your passwords often, using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure that you are using a secure browser as you surf the Internet.

California Privacy Rights

In addition to the above explanation of our Privacy Policy, under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who use who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from, once a calendar year, information about the personal information it shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which shared such personal information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in 2018 will receive information about 2017).


European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This section applies if you are an individual located in the European Union (“EU”). Subject to applicable law, you have rights in relation to your Personal Data:

  • Right of access: If you ask us, we will confirm whether we are processing your Personal Data and, if so, provide you with a copy of that Personal Data (along with certain other details). If you require additional copies, we may need to charge a reasonable fee.
  • Right to rectification: If your Personal Data is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to have it rectified or completed.
  • Right to erasure: You may ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data and we will do so in some circumstances, such as where we no longer need it (we may not delete your data when other interests outweigh your right to deletion).
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to obtain your Personal Data from us that you consented to give us or that is necessary to perform a contract with you. We will give you your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You may reuse it elsewhere.

To obtain your information please send your request to:


The American Ceramic Society

550 Polaris Parkway, Suite 510

Westerville, Ohio, USA, 43082

Commitment to Privacy

The American Ceramic Society is actively committed to preserve individual privacy rights on the Internet and in all aspects of electronic commerce. If you have a question specific to privacy, please contact us at If we decide to change our privacy policy, those changes will be posted on this page.