Please read this policy thoroughly to ensure that you understand the circumstances under which CA collects and uses information and when CA may disclose such information to third parties.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Information Collected from CA Members, Event Registrants, Newsletter Subscribers, and Others. CA asks some users to voluntarily provide some limited information, such as name, job title, company, business address, business phone, fax, e-mail, and, in cases where a payment to CA is required, credit card account information. This information may be submitted to CA through membership and grassroots applications, event registrations, orders, subscriptions, contest registrations or other CA forms. CA does not typically collect home addresses, home phone numbers or home e-mail accounts, except for those who provide their home information as their business information. CA may also use unique identifiers in emails sent to CA members, event registrants, newsletter subscribers and other customers to help CA understand which emails have been opened and if so, how many times. CA may also use custom URLs in these emails to track how many times recipients clicked on the URLs in an email message. We use this information to improve the quality and accuracy of our email campaigns.
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Use of Data Collected from Users of the CA Website and Social Media Channels. We use data collected about users of the CA website and social media channels only for internal and marketing purposes. We do not retain any personally identifying information. CA may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available. Any information that users voluntarily disclose in these areas may be publicly accessible. CA does not routinely monitor these activities and users should exercise caution when sharing personal information.
Use of Information Collected from CA Members, Event Registrants, Newsletter Subscribers, and Others. CA uses the data it collects from CA members, event registrants, newsletter subscribers, and others to: (i) identify CA members and administer user accounts; (ii) fulfill orders, send newsletters, manage events etc; (iii) develop and improve the products and services offered by CA; and (iv) contact members and others with information about CA products, services, promotions or special offers, unless they have indicated that they do not want to be contacted. Anyone may choose to opt-out from receiving CA communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the CA communication and then selecting the unwanted communications. Alternatively, anyone may email CA at firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to opt out of all or specific CA communications.
Disclosure to CA Contractors. CA employs contractors to assist with administrative and other functions and provides these contractors with access to data. Contractors include lawyers, auditors, and other service providers. An individual cannot opt-out of disclosures to CA contractors. CA requires its contractors who have access to member or personal information to maintain, use, and disclose any information provided by CA in a manner consistent with this policy.
Use of Credit Card Account Information. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, CA submits payment information to the appropriate clearinghouse. CA does not otherwise store or disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers.
Reporting Piracy to CA. Anyone can report possible incidents of piracy to CA through CA’s online piracy reporting forms. CA uses this information to investigate piracy claims and, if necessary, to take legal and/or other enforcement action. All information identifying individuals who report piracy is kept strictly confidential by CA staff and outside counsel and is not disclosed unless required by law or expressly allowed by the individual who reported the piracy.
Other Disclosures. CA does not generally disclose personal information except as described here. However, in the event that we believe that our website has been hacked or we find evidence suggesting improper or criminal activity, we reserve the right to share information with law enforcement and others. We may also make disclosures to take precautions against liability or to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety.
SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE
CA stores all information it collects on servers accessible only by CA employees and contractors. We use reasonable and current security methods to prevent unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure, loss, and destruction; maintain data accuracy; and ensure correct use of information. Account information and profiles are password-protected. We recommend that CA members and any others with password-protected access to the CA website not divulge their password to anyone and take adequate precautions to ensure that their password is not accessible to third parties. Although we try to protect any information transmitted to us, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of it, and users do so at their own risk. When CA employs contractors that may have access to personal information, we require that they maintain, use, and disclose any information provided by CA in a manner consistent with this policy.
INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS
Data may be collected and accessed by CA at locations both inside and outside the United States. All data collected by CA will be stored on servers located in the United States, which means that data provided by individuals located outside the United States will be transferred into the United States. Individuals located outside the United States should understand that the protections afforded to personal information in the United States may be different that those provided in other countries.
DATA QUALITY AND ACCESS
Any individual who submits information to CA may review the information and ask us to correct, amend or delete it.
Children. CA does not knowingly market its goods or services to, or collect data from, or otherwise target minors.
CONCERNS OR COMPLAINTS