Collection of your Personal Information
The Consortium collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, user name, professional title, home or work address, telephone number, gender and ethnicity. 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 The Consortium at the email, address or telephone number detailed below.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Consortium. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. This information may be used by The Consortium for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of The Consortium website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Consortium discussion boards, or other areas of the Members Only section where information may be provided that this information may be collected and used by others.
The Consortium encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites to which you choose to link from The Consortium so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The Consortium is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of The Consortium and The Consortium family of websites.
Use of your Personal Information
The Consortium 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, and surveys. The Consortium also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Consortium and its affiliates. The Consortium may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
The Consortium 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 The Consortium, 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 Consortium 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 Consortium website to help improve our services and remember your preferences.
The Consortium 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 The Consortium or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Consortium; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Consortium, or the public.
If you would like to no longer receive information from The Consortium or you would like to correct information that The Consortium has collected, please contact The Consortium at the email, address or telephone number detailed below.
The Consortium 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 Consortium 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
The Consortium secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Consortium 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 Â Â encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Or you may write to:
The Consortium 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