Collection of Personal Information
We collect the personal information you submit to us, including, but not limited to, your e-mail address, mailing address, telephone phone number and other information submitted to us in connection with your application for membership of SIP, your submission of resumes or job postings for the Careers section of our Site, your application for certification as a Certified Member of SIP (“CMSIP”) and any other correspondence with us.
We automatically collect general information related to your use of our Site, such as the date and time you visited the Site, the domain name through which you gained access to our Site, and the pages you visited on the Site. In addition, we may collect “cookie” information from your browser to identify your computer and provide us with a record of your visits to our Site. The technology used to gather “cookie” information is provided by the Internet browser you use, and may be turned off by using your browser preference buttons.
Use of Personal Information
Any information that we collect is collected as part of our general practice in order to identify demographic information relative to users who access our site, assessing the number of users accessing various sections of our Site, helping us determine what content is working for us and/or are of interest to our visitors, determining technical design features and specifications and helping us assess systems performance. We also use such information in statistical form to assist us in tailoring our programs to be more useful to visitors.
We also collect and store the information provided and use it only for purposes of responding to you, informing you about upcoming activities, addressing the issues that you may have raised or for purposes related to the reason why the information was provided by you – e.g., the information provided for the job posting will only be used in connection with the Careers section of the Site. We will also use the membership information in creating a print directory for distribution at trade conventions (you may indicate upon the submission of your membership application, or anytime thereafter, your preference not to have your name/membership profile published). Further, the membership information will be accessible for searching by visitors to the Site.
The personal information you submit to the SIP in connection with the CMSIP application is used to determine whether to grant you the CMSIP certification (or the renewal of the CMSIP certification), to administer the CMSIP licensing arrangements and to allow SIP to formulate an accurate profile of our body of CMSIP licensees. The profiling information will be used by SIP in an aggregated and anonymous form to document general trends in internet industry professionals as well as to promote the CMSIP certification.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We will maintain the strict confidentiality of all personal information collected. We will not sell, transfer or otherwise disclose any of your personal information to any third party without your knowledge and consent. Your name and company name will not be mentioned in general profile data published or otherwise disclosed by SIP.
SIP will only disclose your personal information to officers and volunteers of SIP who require such information for the purposes set out above, to companies who act as our agents in providing our services to you and who agree to use it only for that purpose, or as otherwise required by law.
We understand that your privacy and the security of your personal information are important to you and, accordingly, uses secure servers to protect your personal information. Nevertheless, no transmission on the Internet is guaranteed to be absolutely secure and, therefore, SIP does not represent or warrant for the complete security of the information provided to SIP and/or its service providers through the Site. You understand that you are providing this information to SIP at your own risk.
We will endeavour to maintain your personal information in secure data storage to safeguard it from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We will only keep your personal information for as long as it remains necessary or relevant for the purposes stated above or as otherwise required by law.
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