Types of Information Collected
We may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide when you use the Site. The personal information we collect depends on the feature offered, and may include your first name, last name, email address, mailing address, phone number, username and/or password. Some information you may supply, such as credit card information, is encrypted and transferred to a credit card authenticator, and not held or viewable by C-CSC. We may also collect certain non-personal information voluntarily provided by you, such as your company name and job title and other information about you, your company or that of a customer for whom you provide a service. We collect this information if you login or create an account, sign up for email updates, apply for membership or renew your membership, place an order, contact us, post comments in a public or private online community, or participate in other features at the Site. Use of a Site may not require any form of membership or registration, but C-CSC members and other registered users may be able to access a Site or areas within a Site that are not available to the general public.
As a general matter, each time you visit the Site, the hosting company’s server collects basic technical information automatically, such as your IP address, unique mobile device identifier (if mobile device is used), browser type and operating system, referring domain, clickstream data (e.g., pages viewed and time spent), and access times. We use this information, which does not allow us to contact you personally, to understand and analyze trends, administer the Site, learn about user behavior at the Site, and gather demographic information about our users as a whole.
Use of Your Information
Some of the pages within the Site may use “cookies,” which are identifiers that a website places on your computer’s hard drive to facilitate the interaction between your computer and the website. Different types of cookies, such as session and persistent cookies, are used for different purposes. We and our third-party service providers (including analytics and advertising service providers) may place cookies on your hard drive or use other technologies, such as tags and clear GIFS, sometimes called web beacons, to facilitate site navigation, personalize your experience, perform analytics, remember your information when you use the Site, offer you relevant products and services, serve advertising, and track users across other websites. Information collected through cookies and other technologies may include your IP address, browsing activity, search engine referrals, and responses to advertisements and promotions.
Most web browsers allow you to set preferences about cookies you wish to accept. Consult your browser settings and follow the instructions to control cookies on your device. If you remove or block cookies, you may not be able to use or access certain features at the Site.
Online Behavioral Advertising
Our advertisers may contract with a third-party service to host their ads, in which case an ad serving vendor contacts the advertisers’ hosting service for a particular advertisement. An independent cookie may be used by the third-party service, but we do not have a mechanism to allow visitors to opt-out of cookies from vendors with whom we do not have a direct relationship.
Disclosure of Your Information to Third Parties
Protection of Your Information
How to Access and Modify Your Information
California Privacy Rights
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