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Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment dba Close Companions (hereinafter Close Companions) and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Close Companions includes Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment, Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment dba Better Marriages, ACME, www.bettermarriages.org, Better Marriages, Close Companions and www.closecompanions.org. The Close Companions website is an informational and ecommerce site. By using the Close Companions website, email addresses, or phone numbers, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, Close Companions may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Name of Spouse
  • Mailing Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number
  • Anniversary Date
  • Age Range
  • Gender

If you purchase Close Companions’ products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information
Close Companions collects and uses your personal information to operate its website and deliver the services or products you have requested.

Close Companions may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Close Companions and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties
Close Companions does not sell, rent, lease, or give its customer lists to third parties.

Close Companions may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. Close Companions may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Close Companions, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Constant Contact is the company we use to send out emails. You can read their privacy policy at https://www.constantcontact.com/legal/privacy-statement.

PayPal is the company we use to process credit card payments. You can read their privacy policy at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

Close Companions may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Close Companions or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Close Companions; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Close Companions, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior
Close Companions may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Close Companions, in order to determine what Close Companions services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Close Companions to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Close Companions. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Close Companions website.

Our websites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our sites and to read the privacy statements of any other sites that collects personally identifiable information.

Children Under Thirteen
Close Companions does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use our website.

E-mail Communications
From time to time, Close Companions may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Close Companions or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Close Companions, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button in emails you receive.

Changes to this Statement
Close Companions reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our sites, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information
Close Companions welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Close Companions has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Close Companions at:

502 N. Broad Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

Email Address:

Telephone number: