Carolina Information Technology Professionals Group (hereafter termed "CITPG") is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement applies to the CITPG Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the CITPG website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
On Collecting your Personal Information
CITPG collects your uniquely personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, telephone numbers, etc. CITPG also collects demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, certifications, etc.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by CITPG. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by CITPG for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the CITPG Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through CITPG's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: CITPG does not read your private online communications.
CITPG encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from CITPG so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use, and share your information. CITPG is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the CITPG and CITPG's family of Web sites.
On Using your Personal Information
CITPG collects and uses your personal information to operate the CITPG Web site and deliver the services you have requested. CITPG also uses your uniquely personal information to inform you of other products or services available from CITPG and its affiliates. CITPG may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
CITPG does not sell, rent, or lease its membership lists to any third parties. CITPG may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your uniquely personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, CITPG may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these specific services to CITPG, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
CITPG does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
CITPG keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within CITPG, in order to determine what CITPG services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within CITPG to members whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
CITPG Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on CITPG or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of CITPG; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of CITPG, or the public.
The CITPG Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register with CITPG site or services, a cookie helps CITPG to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same CITPG Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the CITPG features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the CITPG services or Web sites you visit.
Securing your Personal Information
CITPG secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. CITPG secures the uniquely personal information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changing this Statement
CITPG will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect organization and member feedback. CITPG encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how CITPG is protecting your information.
CITPG welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that CITPG has not adhered to this Statement, please contact CITPG at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.