We share the categories of information in the “What information do we collect from you?” “What technologies do we use to collect information?” and “What information do we collect from third parties?” sections above with various entities around the world, including some in countries that have privacy laws that may differ from those where you are located.
For all transfers, we ensure there are suitable safeguards, such as a legal adequacy decision, standard contractual clauses, binding corporate rules, and privacy certifications. Details are available upon request.
ACCO Brands Corporation Group
We may transfer your personal information to other brands and companies in the ACCO Brands group in order to process orders, for sweepstakes, to deliver direct marketing from our other commonly owned brands (where permitted by local law), or for other marketing activities. List of ACCO Brands Affiliates.
Resellers and Dealers
In some cases, ACCO Brands does not sell products directly to customers, but instead directs customers to make purchases from a reseller or dealer. Where requested by you, we may share your information with those entities to assist you—for example to facilitate having the reseller or dealer provide you with a price quote or product support.
We will also transfer the personal information described above to service providers, who will process information on behalf of ACCO Brands for the above-described purposes. These processors include providers of website hosting and maintenance, marketing database hosting, call center operation, consumer engagement, advertising, shipping, and logistics services.
We advertise on third-party websites and platforms, and we may also show third party advertisements on our websites. We and our vendors use the information described in the “What technologies do we use to collect information?” section above to target advertising based on your online activity, including past visits to our sites or third-party sites.
We use analytic providers such as Google Analytics to analyze your use of our website. In this context, we transfer anonymized data about the use of our website to the analytics provider, which then compiles statistical reports for us about the use of our website.
Product Feature Providers
For certain products, your personal information may be shared with third parties to provide additional functionality to those devices. For example, some products include voice control functionality via services like Amazon Alexa. In those cases, the collection and use of your data is controlled by the voice control provider, not ACCO Brands. We do not collect any personal information from these processes and do not collect or store any audio recordings.
Social Media Platforms
At various places on our websites we have implemented social network/ social media features. These features include:
- Links to ACCO Brands’ websites on social networks
- “Like” or “Share” buttons on our websites or emails; and
- Embedded content, such as videos.
The providers of the features above may use embedded content to identify you, the source of a visit, and how you use our website.
When you use the like, follow, or connect social media functions, these functions communicate the URL of the respective website to the social network you have selected. A number of social media networks then immediately supplement the link with an excerpt of the content provided by our website. With most social networks, you are asked for confirmation before this is saved or forwarded.
We have integrated social media tools from social media providers such as: Facebook™, Twitter™, YouTube™, LinkedIn™, and Instagram™.
Please note that we do not have control of how these entities deal with the information you share with them and whether this information is made available to others. We recommend that you read their privacy policies carefully.
We may disclose your information when required by law to do so, such as when information is subject to a subpoena or court order, or in furtherance of ACCO Brands’ legal interests, such as when defending or pursuing a legal claim.
Purchaser of Our Business
If our business or a part of our business is sold or integrated into a different company, we may disclose your information to our advisors and to the advisors of the potential purchaser and will pass such information on to the new owners of the company.