WHAT TYPES OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION DOES CMI COLLECT ABOUT VISITORS TO OUR SITE?
CMI collects several types of personally identifiable information about our visitors to our site.
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO CMI
Much of the personally identifiable information CMI receives comes directly from visitors to CMI’s site who are interested in obtaining various products and services from CMI. Typically, this information includes the visitor’s name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number. CMI may also collect other types of information such as gender, age, number of children, and personal interests, which CMI may associate with personally identifiable information. If you purchase products or services from CMI, CMI will note, for example, credit card information, the type of services or products ordered or purchased, and the date of the order or purchase. You may also provide CMI photographs or other video materials, which may contain personal information. CMI may collect personal information when you register on, log on, or visit CMI’s site. Finally, CMI’s site may offer message boards, conversation pages, chat rooms, social community environments, profile pages, and other public forums as well as other features in which you may provide CMI with user submissions. If you provide personal information when you use any of these features, that personal information may be publicly posted and otherwise disclosed without limitation as to its use by a third party.
INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
CMI collects information through technology to make CMI’s site more interesting and useful to you and for various purposes related to CMI’s business. For instance, when you come to CMI’s site, CMI collects your IP address. An IP address is associated with the access point through which you enter the Internet, and is typically controlled by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your company, or your university. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. CMI may use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which visitors visit various parts of CMI’s site, and CMI may combine IP addresses with personally identifiable information.
CMI’s site collect information through a variety of technical methods, including cookies and Web beacons. Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site sends to your computer while you are viewing the Web site. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of Web sites. Cookies, web beacons and other technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to CMI or to another party authorized by CMI to collect information on CMI’s behalf.
CMI may use the information collected through these technical methods for many purposes, including delivering content, tracking and enhancing the visitor’s experience on CMI’s site. For example, when you return to CMI’s site after logging in, cookies provide information to the site so that the site will remember who you are. CMI also may use technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on the site, such as the frequency with which CMI visitors visit various parts of CMI’s site, and third party sites, such as the frequency with which our visitors other web sites. In HTML e-mails that CMI send, CMI may use technical methods for a number of purposes, including: to determine whether visitors have opened or forwarded those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails, to customize the display of banner advertisements and other messages after a visitor has closed the e-mail, and to determine whether a visitor has made an inquiry or purchase in response to a particular e-mail. These technical methods may enable CMI to collect and use information in a form that is personally identifiable.
INFORMATION THAT CMI COLLECTS FROM OTHERS
HOW IS YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION USED AND SHARED?
As described in detail below, CMI may use your personally identifiable information in many ways, including sending you promotional materials, and sharing your information with third parties so that these third parties can send you promotional materials. (By “promotional materials,” CMI means communications that directly promote the use of Web sites, or the purchase of products or services.) As outlined below in A4, you may “opt out” of certain uses of your personal information.
GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR SHARING AND USE BY CMI, LICENSEES AND CO-BRANDING PARTICIPANTS
NON-REGISTERED TRANSACTIONS WITH CMI
When you engage in a Non-Registered Transaction: (a) personal information that you provide during your transaction will not be shared with any third party, and (b) you will have the opportunity to opt out (as described in A4 below) of allowing personal information that you provide during your transaction. If you permit CMI to send you promotional materials, you may withdraw the permission (i) during a subsequent Non-Registered Transaction or (ii) by clicking here and following the instructions. If you withdraw a permission and subsequently engage in another Non-Registered Transaction, you again may grant permission at the time of that transaction to allow CMI to send promotional materials to you. In some instances, if you grant a permission and subsequently withdraw that permission within 30 days (or you withdraw a permission and subsequently grant a new permission within 30 days), your subsequent action may be disregarded. Therefore, to be certain that any modification of your permission status will be effective, please wait 30 days before making any such modification.
If you withdraw a permission by following the procedures described in the previous paragraph, it may take up to thirty (30) days (unless a shorter time period is required by applicable law) for CMI to stop sharing your personal information.
Finally, please remember that the opt-out choices that you make during Non-Registered Transactions will not affect the opt-out choices that you make while registered and logged on to CMI’s site, and the opt-out choices that you make while registered and logged on to CMI’s site will not affect the opt-out choices that you make during Non-Registered Transactions.
THIRD PARTIES OFFERING PROMOTIONS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES
In addition to the promotional sharing that is subject to your opt-out choices under A4 below, CMI may also share your information when you engage in certain activities on CMI’s site that are sponsored by third parties, such as purchasing products or services offered by a third party, electing to receive information or communications from a third party, or electing to participate in contests, sweepstakes, games or other programs sponsored in whole or in part by a third party. CMI may also share your personal information when you respond to promotional materials from CMI and authorize a third party to use your personal information for purposes such as, for example, sending you additional promotional materials, providing you a product or service, or entering you in a contest, sweepstakes or game. (CMI refers to all of these activities and requests as “Sponsored Activities.”) When you participate in Sponsored Activities, you will either be required or requested to agree that the sponsor or business associate may use your personal information (including, in some cases, your e-mail address) in accordance with the sponsor or business associate’s privacy practices. Since you will have consented to this specific instance of sharing of your personal information, the opt-out choice for “Third Parties” described in A4 below will not apply.
COMPANIES THAT FACILITATE COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS WITH YOU
COMPANIES THAT YOU PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED TO OBTAIN YOUR INFORMATION
DISCLOSURES TO COMPLY WITH LAWS AND DISCLOSURES TO HELP OTHERS
WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE ABOUT THE COLLECTION, USE, AND SHARING OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
Your two opt-out choices are:
You may choose to opt out of receiving promotional materials from third parties. If you do not choose this opt-out, CMI may share your personal information so that third parties can send you these promotional materials. Your opt-out choices for third parties generally are specific to the particular Web sites where you make these choices.
If you do not want to receive future e-mails from CMI, please let CMI know by sending CMI an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and typing “Unsubscribe” in the subject window.
WHAT KINDS OF SECURITY MEASURES DOES CMI TAKE TO SAFEGUARD YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to CMI. CMI has implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures to protect visitor information from unauthorized access and improper use.
HOW CAN YOU UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND OPT OUT CHOICES?
You can access and update the contact information you gave CMI during registration (that is, your postal address, e-mail address, or any other information that would directly enable CMI to contact you), or modify your opt-out choices, by sending CMI an e-mail to email@example.com.
Please be assured that any personal information that you provide in communications to the above e-mail and postal mail addresses will not be used to send you promotional materials, unless you so request.
WHAT ADDITIONAL PRIVACY PROTECTIONS DOES CMI PROVIDE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 WHO VISIT CMI’S SITE?
CMI recognizes the need to provide additional privacy protections for children who visit CMI’s site.