Information We Collect
We may collect and store information you enter on our websites or give to us in any other way. The type and amount of collected information varies according to how you use the sites.
Collection of Personal Information
Many of the features on our websites are offered without collecting any personal information from you. “Personal Information” means personally identifiable information, such as your name, position, company, street address, telephone number, e-mail address and other identifiers that permit physical or online identification of a specific individual. You can browse most of our website and view much of our content anonymously.
There are certain CILMC features that require you to provide certain Personal Information. For example, we collect Personal Information when you send us e-mail or otherwise contact us. Providing us with Personal Information is entirely optional and voluntary; however, if you do not provide the Personal Information requested, we may elect to not make the related response or feature available.
Collection of Non-Personal Information
We may also collect and store non-personally identifiable information about your visit whenever you interact with our website. For example, we may automatically collect your domain name; IP address; means of entry to the site; the type of browser and operating system used to access the site; the date, time and duration of each visit; and the pages you visit.
How We Use Collected Information
We use information you provide about yourself to respond to your comments and inquiries and to assist in other areas that we believe may be of interest to you. Non-personally identifiable information, including information automatically gathered by our Web servers, is used to determine overall site traffic, popularity of areas of the site, what our users are looking for, and from where our users are linking to us. This information may also be used for aggregate statistical reporting, to improve the design and content of our sites, and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience.
Who May Use Collected Information
Information collected may be shared within the CILMC and externally. It is our policy to not disclose externally with third parties personal information collected on our site, except in the following instances:
- The Personal Information provided to us may be transferred, disclosed, or shared with third parties to fulfill a request for our products, programs, or services and to those who may be engaged by us specifically to handle and deliver certain activities and perform other technical and processing functions, such as sending e-mail, fulfilling orders, or otherwise operating our sites. They have access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
- Information provided to us through correspondence may be shared (as appropriate) with other interested parties, including our members.
- We may also disclose Personal Information to third parties (and our members) (1) when required by law or when the information is pertinent to judicial or government investigations or proceedings; (2) to protect and defend our rights and property; or (3) when necessary to protect our interests, our website(s), the safety of its users, or the public.
Other than as set forth above, we currently do not intend to share your Personal Information with third parties for other purposes. However, in the future we may disclose Personal Information you have provided to third parties for additional purposes. In the event we do, we will provide notices of such use to our users.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
We do not solicit or knowingly collect information from minors under the age of 13, in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information about COPPA, please visit: http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm.
Collection of Information by Third Parties and Third Party Sites
Our website contains links to other sites. Other sites have their own information practices that may be different than ours. If you choose to use any of these links, you will be leaving our website and going to a third party (external) website. We encourage you to read the privacy policies at these external sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices at these external sites or their use of any information they may collect from you.
In addition, you may have linked to one of our websites through another site. In such cases the site you linked from may collect information from users who click on the banner or link. You may want to refer to the privacy policies on those sites to see how they collect and use this information.
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