How to register and maintain your online account
What you'll need before you start
Decide upon a preferred login username
You can choose any name including at symbol, spaces underscores, full stop and
upper and lowercase characters. It's good practice to use your e-mail address as
your username to avoid conflicts with other user accounts with the same name. If
your preferred username is already taken, be prepared to choose an alternative.
Choose a password
The password has to be a minimum length of six characters, and can be comprised
of any combination of characters in up or lowercase, or symbols. A password of
at least eight characters, with at least one upper case letter and one number is
Decide upon a security question and answer
Think of a question that you know the answer to. For example "what is my
favourite colour", "my closest pub" or "my first pet name". Consider how easy it
might be to guess the answer and avoid obvious questions that anyone might know
the answer to such as "In what year was the Battle of Hastings fought?"
Make a note of your registration details
Your login information is not accessible by the staff at ACO, and only you will
know or be able to reset your password. If you forget your password in the
future you will be asked for your username and your memorable password exactly
as you have typed it into the registration page. The answers are case sensitive
so "Boris" is not the same as "boris"
The e-mail address that you provide must be unique. You will not be able to
register twice on the website using the same e-mail address. In the event that
you need to reset your password, an e-mail will be sent to the registered
e-mail address containing a new password with which you can gain access to the
site. If you no longer have access to the e-mail account that you have
registered with you will not be able to reset your password or login with your
account in future.
You can change your registered e-mail address at any time by updating your
personal profile information, details of which are briefly discussed below.
Your personal profile
Once you have registered as a new user you will be prompted to complete
additional information about yourself that will be saved along with your
registration so that we know a little more about you. This is not part of the
registration process and you are not obliged to complete this step in order to
become a registered user on the site.
However, if you are a member of the ACO and require access to the member-only
area or the forum, you will need to complete your personal profile information,
including the name of your organisation and confirmation of your membership of
the ACO so that we can verify this before granting you access.
When you have completed entering details in your personal profile we will be notified automatically of your status as an ACO member and will normally approve raised account privileges within 24 hours of completion or contact you to make further enquiries before doing so.
The username and password that you create when registering on this site should be used to log in.Your login credentials are cached so that you will not be asked to login
unnecessarily. If you are working on a shared computer it is
advisable that, when you have finished your session, you manually log out in
order to prevent other users from using your account.
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