Collection of your Personal Information
COMSEP collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, user name, professional title, home or work address, telephone number, gender and age range. We retain the Personal Information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data by contacting COMSEP at the email or address detailed below.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by COMSEP. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. This information may be used by COMSEP for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the COMSEP website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through COMSEP discussion boards, Share Warehouse or other areas of the Members Only section where information may be provided, that this information may be collected and used by others.
COMSEP encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites to which you choose to link from COMSEP so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. COMSEP is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the COMSEP and COMSEP family of websites.
Use of your Personal Information
COMSEP collects and uses your personal information in order to deliver the services you have requested, including, but not limited to membership, conferences, educational material, volunteer opportunities, surveys and use of Listservs . COMSEP also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from COMSEP and its affiliates. COMSEP may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
COMSEP may sell, rent or lease its membership list to trusted partners to send you email or postal mail about a particular offering that may be of interest to you, or may provide your data to arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to COMSEP, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Through the Cookies of third party analytics providers such as Google Analytics, we can track your online activities over time and across the COMSEP website by obtaining information through automated means. This information, along with information we gather when you log in, can be used to understand use across the COMSEP website to help improve our services and remember your preferences.
COMSEP websites 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 COMSEP or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of COMSEP; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of COMSEP, or the public.
If you would like to no longer receive information from COMSEP or you would like to correct information that COMSEP has collected, please contact COMSEP at the email or address detailed below.
The COMSEP website uses “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.
You may stop Cookies from being downloaded to your device from the COMSEP website at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to change your browser settings to notify you when a Cookie is being set or updated, or to restrict or block certain types or all Cookies. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple or Google) from sharing certain information obtained by automated means with us.
For more information on managing Google Analytics Cookies, please use the following link:
Security of your Personal Information
COMSEP secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. COMSEP secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Or you may write to:
COMSEP National Office
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101
Please do not disclose any sensitive Personal Data (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, or trade union membership), social security numbers, or criminal background information when contacting us.
Effective May 25, 2018