CAIS' Collection of Personal Information
CAIS collects Personally Identifiable Information that User gives to CAIS voluntarily and that CAIS collects from User's use of the Site, as more fully described below.
"Personally Identifiable Information" that CAIS may collect includes information such as: first and last name; professional affiliation; job title; home or other physical address; personal or professional email address; telephone number; user name; payment information; and IP address.
CAIS may use some of the Personally Identifiable Information it collects for research purposes, to develop CAIS policies, and for reports related to CAIS' work.
CAIS may also collect electronic information during User's use of the Site — including IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, geolocation, and referring sources — to enable CAIS to analyze how visitors use the Site. This data enables CAIS to become more familiar with people who visit the Site including how often they visit, their access times, etc. CAIS will use this information to improve its services and obtain statistics regarding the use of the Site.
CAIS may also use the information to which CAIS has access to provide User with or solicit other information and to let User know of additional services that may be of interest to User. CAIS will provide User with the opportunity to opt out of these communications.
Sharing Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties
CAIS may share and disclose User's Personally Identifiable Information to third party service providers that CAIS retains to perform functions on CAIS' behalf, such as payment processing, web hosting, data analyses, and communication services providers.
CAIS may also disclose User's Personally Identifiable Information, if required to do so by law, or when needed to protect an individual's personal safety, to protect the public, or to protect or further CAIS' rights, interests, or property. CAIS will not sell User's information to anyone for commercial purposes.
CAIS uses "cookies" on this Site. "Cookies" are small text files that are stored on a user’s computer that facilitate a user's access to and use of a website. Cookies allow a website operator to track usage and behavior with respect to its sites.
Do Not Track Notice
Some web browsers (including Safari, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Chrome) incorporate a "Do Not Track" ("DNT") or similar feature that signals to websites that a visitor does not want to have their online activity and behavior tracked. If a website that responds to a certain DNT signal receives the DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain Personal Information about the browser’s user. CAIS does track visitor's use of the Site for internal website evaluation purposes. CAIS DOES NOT track visitors over time and across third party websites. Therefore, CAIS DOES NOT respond to DNT headers.
Protecting Children’s Privacy
CAIS is concerned about the safety and privacy of children online. Therefore, CAIS does not and will not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any Personal Information to CAIS. CAIS’ Site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13 years of age. If CAIS is notified that CAIS has received Personal Identifiable Information from an individual 13 or under, CAIS will attempt to obtain parental consent or delete the information. CAIS encourages parents to monitor their children’s use of the internet and to help CAIS protect their privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this Site or any other site without a parent’s permission.
If any User wants to notify CAIS of its receipt of information by or about any child under age 13, please contact CAIS with the specific information.
CAIS has reasonable security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of personal information within its possession. For example, only employees with a need to know certain information to perform a specific task are granted access to Personal Identifiable Information of users of the Site. In addition, the CAIS servers that store sensitive information are kept in a secure environment.
However, no server, computer or communications network or system, or data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while CAIS strives to protect User information, CAIS cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information User transmits to CAIS or through the use of this Site. When User provides CAIS information, User acknowledges and agrees that User provides such information and engages in such transmissions at User's own risk.
Credit Card Transactions
CAIS provides links on the Site to pay for registration to CAIS events. CAIS does not process the credit card information. Instead, CAIS has entered into an agreement with a third party payment processing service to collect, store, process, and transmit credit card data when User makes a payment. All online financial transactions are processed through a secure window hosted by CAIS' payment provider. All personally identifiable information transmitted back to CAIS is also sent via SSL-secured connections. CAIS does not store the credit card information on its own servers.
When User creates a profile, registers for an event, or signs up to receive email communications, User will be asked to supply an email address. Users are also subscribed to CAIS emails based on information provided by the User's employer or their employer's membership with CAIS. The emails User receives may include information relating to CAIS' mission, programs, resources, or content on CAIS sites. User has the right to request: (1) more information about the categories and specific pieces of personal information CAIS has collected and disclosed for a business purpose in the last 12 months; (2) the deletion of User's personal information; and (3) to "opt out" of receiving CAIS online communications. Individual Users may opt out by following the unsubscribe directions on any of the emails or by logging into the member site to select the various groups from which the individual User wants and does not want to receive emails. User may also unsubscribe or request this information by contacting CAIS with the specific request.
Please recognize that emails are not secure against interception. Therefore, please do not send CAIS sensitive or personal information via email.
Links to Other Sites
There are member and public forums on the CAIS Site, including job listings, event listings, member school information, and member contact information ("Public Information"). CAIS allows users to add content that is public information. Some of these spaces are public, and the User Content may be accessed by many other users who visit the Site. For example, the users do not require a member log-in to view the job listings site. However, a member log-in is required to post a job listing.
CAIS will try to let Users know what spaces are public within the Site and which portions are exclusive to members. User should take all of this into account when utilizing the Site, and providing information to CAIS.
Public Membership Listing
The names of all institutions/organizations who are CAIS members in good standing are listed on our website, along with links to their websites as provided by the CAIS members.