As an information security focused organization; CUISPA takes your privacy seriously. ISPA's primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content and community services possible. Because we gather certain types of information about our members we want you to understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses the types of information we gather, how we use it, and what your rights are.
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All members are required to provide certain personal information in order for us to verify and authenticate membership applicants, to perform billing transactions and to provide you with the full value the site has to offer. Once registered you have the option and ability to modify what information is presented to other members online. Non members will not be able to view any member information.
You can correct or change the information collected during registration and after you have become a member. The instructions for doing this can be found in our member services areas. Users may change this information at any time and as often as necessary. Users who are experiencing problems or who have questions about how these services work can contact us using e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page. Currently, we do not offer users a means by which to completely delete personal information established at the time of registration. But if you experience concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Any modifications to our privacy practices will be reflected first within this area the web site. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy statement. If we are going to be using the information collected from users in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will send affected users written notice of the change and allow an opt-out.
CUISPA hosts message boards, chat and other services for member forums. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these forums becomes public information within the CUISPA community. Although, we take precautions to secure these channels with encryption, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information or details that you consider confidential. It is not advised to discuss specific information such as IP addresses, known system vulnerabilities on your network, firewall configurations, etc, within the forums unless you are doing so anonymously through an unidentified “nickname”. To change your nickname you may contact CUISPA at the email address listed below.
This Web site takes many precautions to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration application forms ask users to enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted with the highest level encryption available. While on a secure page, such as our procurement forms, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just ‘surfing’.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted on secured servers and physically within our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information (such as information provided in the Procurement Center). Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. As well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our users’ information is protected. If you have any questions concerning the security of our site and facilities, please forward your questions in email.
Our site is not intended to be used by children or minors under the age of 18. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and do not permit registration by, and will not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from, anyone under 18 years of age. This requirement is clearly posted during the registration process.
Questions regarding this privacy statement, or regarding any other aspects of our web site, should be sent via e-mail to the address below or to our corporate offices. We read every message submitted and try to reply promptly to every one.