The CAS Institute Website Privacy Statement

The CAS Institute has created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The CAS Institute believes in the consumer’s right to privacy and assures any information collected online is used responsibly and appropriately. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for The CAS Institute Website.

COLLECTED INFORMATION

Aggregate data for Website visitors (“Users”), such as number of hits per page, are generated. These reports do not contain any personally identifiable information.

All information collected on The CAS Institute Website is submitted voluntarily. Unless otherwise specified in this Privacy Statement, it is The CAS Institute’s general policy not to share any of the information collected on The CAS Institute Website with third parties without User’s consent. Information collected on The CAS Institute Website may include email registration to mailing lists, registration to discussion forums, registration of passwords to secure areas of the Website, online surveys, feedback forms, and advertising. We may ask for your name, organization name, business phone, address, email address, and feedback or other information. The CAS Institute may also collect publicly available information about Users from other sources, such as information from newspapers, blogs, and commercial websites.

SHARED INFORMATION

Information submitted on registration forms for The CAS Institute meetings and seminars is provided to meeting and seminar sponsors and exhibitors as a benefit of sponsorship and exhibiting. For those events that include sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, the registration forms include a check-box to opt out of the attendee lists provided to sponsors and exhibitors.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

Our sole purpose in gathering the information described above is to provide programs and information, improve our Web content, and respond to visitors’ interests and needs. Except for purposes stated in the Shared Information above, it is The CAS Institute’s general policy not to share any of the information collected on the website with third parties without User’s consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, The CAS Institute will divulge any information collected from Users on the website if required to do so by law or legal process. In addition, in the event that The CAS Institute assets are assigned, User’s information will be one of the transferred assets.

If you have specific requests concerning The CAS Institute disclosure of information practices, you may email webmaster@thecasinstitute.org with your request.

MAINTENANCE AND SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The personal information collected through the Website is maintained in a manner consistent with current industry standards. Your personal information is protected in several ways. Your personal information resides on servers that are protected by physical and electronic safeguards. Certain payment information and other personal information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.

SECURITY MEASURES

The Website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under The CAS Institute control. However, you should keep in mind that this Website is run on software, hardware, and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance, experience problems or breaches of security.

CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT INFORMATION

The CAS Institute does not disclose credit card information provided by its members and customers.

EXTERNAL LINKS

This site contains links to other sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to User and not as an endorsement by The CAS Institute of the third party or the contents of such third-party websites. Because we do not have any control over such third-party websites, The CAS Institute is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party websites. Clicking links to third-party websites is performed at User’s own risk.

CORRESPONDENCE

If you correspond with The CAS Institute via email, the postal service, or other form of communication, The CAS Institute may retain such correspondence and the information contained therein and use such to respond to your inquiry and notify you of other information concerning The CAS Institute’s services. The CAS Institute does not release email and postal address information to third parties except as set forth above. If you do not wish to receive correspondence from The CAS Institute or have specific contact preferences, you may express your preferences by emailing webmaster@thecasinstitute.org, informing The CAS Institute of your preferences.

NOTICE TO ALL USERS

You can always contact webmaster@thecasinstitute.org if you wish to review any Personal Information The CAS Institute may have about you. If The CAS Institute has personal information about you, The CAS Institute will provide you with a readable copy of such personal information at no charge upon request. Factual errors in your personal information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected by sending The CAS Institute a request that credibly shows the error. To protect your privacy and security, The CAS Institute takes commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to personal information or making corrections.

COOKIES

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a User’s hard disk for use either during a particular session (“per-session” cookie) or for future use (“persistent” cookie). The CAS Institute uses cookies only to track session status. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting cookies.

PRIVACY STATEMENT UPDATES

By using this site, you signify your assent to our Privacy Statement. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Changes to the Privacy Statement will be posted here so that Users will know what information The CAS Institute gathers, how The CAS Institute might use that information, and whether The CAS Institute will disclose it to anyone. The CAS Institute encourages you to periodically review this page for the latest information on privacy practices. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, you may contact webmaster@thecasinstitute.org. Thank you for visiting The CAS Institute Website.

Effective Date: October 2016

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