Who we are
ACEN, the Audiology Clinical Education Network, our website address is: http://audclinicaled.net.
The network began in 2021 as an effort of collaboration among clinical sites seeking to better manage the externship experience for the graduate students in Audiology.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
This site uses an email service provider, ConvertKit. Every email sent to you from ACEN by way of ConvertKit includes a button at the bottom to unsubscribe yourself from that email list. The ConvertKit email service includes a two-step authorization. So, an email is generated and you'll need to reply to that first email before your email is put onto that list. ConvertKit only harbors your first name and email.
Other organizers in the network have their own email list too. That's how this venture began.
More Detailed Forms and Data
This site uses a WordPress contact form plug-in called Ninja Forms to gather information about clinics, web addresses, and info that can be shared on the web to the public. The data from the contact form is gathered so that it can be shared far and wide, on this website and perhaps with others, such as students and faculty members and extern coordinators, etc.
The webmaster can NUKE data that has been gathered in the past.
Do not put information on the form that is meant to remain private.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Spam detection service
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
No e-commerce at ACEN
No sales or transactions are part of the operations at this site nor with the ACEN Network as of October 2021. This is a gratis service.