CMCIS respects the privacy of visitors to its Web site and its member companies. CMCIS strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, CMCIS has implemented the following policy.
What Information Does CMCIS Collect?
Most data CMCIS collects are related to help CMCIS better serve its members. CMCIS does, however, collect members home addresses and phone numbers, allowing the organization to communicate with its members.
From the General Public Using Unrestricted CMCIS Files
CMCIS does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Users to the public areas of CMCIS's Web site browse anonymously. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.
From CMCIS Members, Registrants and Other Customers
To gain access to some of the members-only or subscription-based areas of CMCIS's Web site, users are asked to provide some limited information. These data are submitted voluntarily. CMCIS asks users to provide their name, job title, school or organization, work and home address, work and home phone, fax and e-mail, and users may choose to provide CMCIS with their credit card / Debit card / Net banking accounts to make payments.
A Note About Children
CMCIS encourages its younger visitors to get their parents' permission before providing any information to CMCIS. Although the nature of the Internet makes it impossible for CMCIS to know the age of its visitors, keep in mind that CMCIS does not collect any personal information about people of any age who visit the Web site. Moreover, it is unlikely that CMCIS will inadvertently collect personal information voluntarily submitted.
A cookie lets the computers remember that you've registered, which allows us to speed up your future activities at our sites. Similarly, CMCIS uses a temporary cookie to track which products you've chosen to purchase while shopping. The cookie expires once you're done shopping. Letting it do the record-keeping saves you the trouble of entering information over and over again during a single visit. If you decline this cookie, you may have difficulty ordering your selections.
Disclosures to Third Parties
CMCIS also makes limited member contact information available through the online Membership Directory to members visiting its Internet site and to those who register for its conferences. On occasion, CMCIS may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, organizations and primary addresses, but do not include phone numbers, fax numbers or e-mail addresses. Users may request CMCIS to refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, registration form or any other form on which they are providing information. Alternatively, users may contact CMCIS to express their preferences.
Credit Card Account Information
CMCIS does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, CMCIS submits the information needed to secure payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.
Access to CMCIS network resources is limited to CMCIS employees and interns. Access to data collected from visitors to its Web site is granted on an as-needed basis and is limited to full-time CMCIS employees.
How Does CMCIS Handle Concerns or Complaints?
CMCIS believes that individuals should have the right to review their personal information to ensure its accuracy. If you wish to review your data, please contact CMCIS.