Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website. 

M.A.A.C. is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If we should ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you may be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.


M.A.A.C. may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically as your continued use of the site constitutes acceptance of any changes to the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and General Rules of Conduct. We may periodically require you to reconfirm agreement to Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and General Rules of Conduct. This policy is effective from 5/1/2014.


M.A.A.C. collects information about users supplied during participation in certain activities on our website, including posting comments. This may include IP address, name, location, physical address, e-mail address, age and gender.

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.

M.A.A.C. does not reveal any personal information that users provide to us to any third party without their permission.


M.A.A.C. uses users’ IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. We primarily use IP addresses to track fraudulent user activity (including but not limited to: the use of multiple accounts, account sharing, illegal forum activity.)

Your browser type and version are also detected to better enhance your user experience and improve our products and services.

We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

We may provide your information to our third party partners for marketing or promotional purposes.

M.A.A.C. will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

We may provide your personal information to law enforcement if you have actively engaged harassment of another user, threatened them with physical abuse, mental abuse or violence or if we are required to by law.


M.A.A.C. uses cookies to deliver content specific to users’ interests and to keep a record of their preferences. This information is used to assist us in creating a site that will serve the needs of our users.

A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You may choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


M.A.A.C. may use user supplied information in combination with site usage information to help display advertisements relevant to the users interest and navigation patterns. M.A.A.C. may use cookies to help in tracking these patterns but does not store or collect a personal data in combination with user supplied information.

M.A.A.C. uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address, telephone number or other specifically sensitive information) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how your ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to your site. M.A.A.C. visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using M.A.A.C. websites.

These third-party vendors also may collect information directly from your device, such as your IP address, information about your browser or operating system; may combine our personal and non-personal information about you with information from other sources; and may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. To opt-out of third party cookies, please go to To opt-out of the use of your mobile device ID for targeted advertising, please see

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at:

We also agree to the following, which incidentally makes us CalOPPA compliant:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page. You can change your personal information by logging in to your account.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email within 7 business days.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


We have implemented Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising (Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). Visitors can opt-out ( of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings.

M.A.A.C. along with third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how your ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to the site.

M.A.A.C. uses the Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting feature to identify trends in the usage of its website which may be published in reports for internal use.


M.A.A.C. may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, M.A.A.C. does not have any control over that other website. 

Therefore, M.A.A.C. cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


M.A.A.C. is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

If you are subscribed to our updates via social media, you may simply unsubscribe from those social pages at your own time and choosing.

Users who wish to use M.A.A.C. must agree to the terms detailed above.

Continued use of M.A.A.C. constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and General Rules of Conduct.

We use pixels and tags from Google Analytics which may in turn place cookies. We also use Google Ads to deliver targeted advertisements to individuals who visit our websites. See Google Analytic’s Privacy Policy here